“Embrace and love your body, it is the most amazing thing you will ever own.”
Massage has been around for thousands of years. It is an intuitive healing art that comes from the natural instinct to rub areas of the body if they hurt. Body Massage is a treatment which aims to relax, revive and heal the body. By using hands-on movements and manipulation of the soft tissues and muscles in the body, massage therapy works to promote healing and enhance a person’s overall well-being. Body Massage as we know it today, which is often referred to as Swedish/Holistic body massage, comes from the workings of Per Henrik Ling, he was a Swedish fencing master and a gymnast. He completed most of his studies in China and created the technique of long smooth strokes and combined them with remedial exercises.
Sports therapy massage and Holistic massage has an overall positive effect on the body and mind. Massage helps the body by relieving muscular tension, relaxing muscles and reducing muscle soreness and fatigue. Massage therapy helps to relieve muscular restriction, tightness, stiffness and spasms. It reduces muscle soreness and fatigue by enhancing blood circulation that results in an increase in the amount of oxygen and nutrients available to the muscles. When muscular tension is reduced, the patient’s range of motion is improved. Massage therapy increases flexibility by lengthening muscles and promoting relaxation not only of the body but also of the mind. Massage helps the body to use its natural resources to heal in an event in an injury whether it be an acute injury, and overuse injury or a soft/hard tissue injury, thus not becoming drug dependent.
In 2019 completing her Massage therapy qualification became a reality.
Charlotte is now so grateful that she can help others, to aid recovery and to create that space in their week for some ‘zen’.
Back, neck and shoulders
30mins £35 - 45mins £40
Hands, Arms & Neck
Face, Neck & Head
Legs, Feet & Lower Back
30mins £35 - 45mins £40
45mins £40 - 60mins £50
Sports Massage Treatments
Back, Neck & Shoulders
30min £35 - 45mins £45
30mins £35 - 45mins £45
60mins £50 - 90mins £75
Energy Burst Full Body Massage
A full-body Invigorating and energising massage with a complex blend of 17 invigorating essential oils, including grapefruit, lemon & rosemary. Supercharged with Vitamin C and baobab oil to provide your skin with nourishment and intense hydration throughout the day
60 mins £55
Perfect Nights Sleep Full Body Massage
Enjoy a top-to-toe relaxing massage formulated with a dreamy blend of 19 essential oils including, English lavender, sweet basil & jasmine. Designed to have you drifting off.
Keeps your skin hydrated, nourished and super soft.
60 mins £55
Massage WAX & OILS
At Defined Pilates and Wellness we use Songbird Massage Wax - Songbird Massage Waxes combine a unique blend of beeswax and 100% natural ingredients. The waxes provide a supreme massage experience for the client. Presenting as a semi-solid formula which immediately melts onto the skin, the wax provide a massage medium that delivers control, smoothness and a perfect finish.
Different flavours are available, you have choice of –
Relaxation Massage Wax is used for deep meditative work. The grassy, smoky and earthy scents of Vetiver and Petitgrain aid with concentration and relaxation. This has a particularly unique scent; best described as a little like straw, a little like grass and a little like smoky earth and vegetation.
It is a two-step scent, meaning that in order to get to the deeply relaxing and earthy qualities of the essential oils, you need to work deeply with the scent. Moving through the first impressions opens up the second, earthy core of this blend. This is the deepest kind of relaxation. Vetiver, also known as Oil of Tranquility, is a scented grass native to India and Sri Lanka, and is suitable for oily skin. It is botanically related to Lemongrass and Citronella. Part of the earthy quality of our Relaxation Massage Wax comes from the Vetiver, which stimulates circulation while promoting restful sleep and alleviating restlessness. There is a certain similarity in scent between Vetiver and Sandalwood.
Zest Massage Wax is a light, gentle, refreshing and uplifting citrus Massage Wax containing Lime and Mandarin essential oils.
Originally developed in conjunction with the Iris Cancer Charity, the Zest Massage blend was formulated without Arnica so as to make them as mild as possible for those with compromised immune systems. With its subtle and zesty scent, it is also suitable for pregnancy massage as its essential oil content falls well below the latest regulatory requirements for a 'leave on' product.
Pacific Nights Massage Wax has a beautifully unusual scent, used by those wishing to have a more perfumed post-treatment aroma. Ylang Ylang and Jasmine both have calming and stress-reducing properties. Jasmine is a beautifully floral scent, making Pacific Nights a popular choice in Facial Massage and Indian Head Massage. It has also been used in postnatal recovery work.
Neroli, which is obtained from the blossom of the Seville Orange tree, is a non-toxic, non-irritant and non-phototoxic oil. It is used in more than 12% of all modern quality perfumes, often as their principal ingredient. Pacific Nights Massage Wax is the most floral, relaxing and exotic of our Massage Waxes.
Mountain Forest Massage Wax is a woody blend, created as an alternative for those who prefer not to have a floral scent in their Massage Wax. It is best described as piney, smoky, woody, foresty and green.
It's a blend that comes into its own when warmed on the skin through massage, allowing the rich notes of Sandalwood to pour out and envelop the user. Cypress oil is known for its ability to energise and lift and, in combination with Cedar oil, helps improve the appearance of oily skin due to its astringent properties.
Vegan Massage Wax
This unscented massage wax contains no essential oils, but provides the same consistency and performance as all other waxes. NUT FREE.
Class PricingClasses can be paid for in a half term block booking at £7.00 per session (payment to be made within the two week window prior to the new half term block) or a drop in fee of £9.00.
How can I pay?If you are paying for a half term block you will be invoiced two weeks prior to the new block, payment must be via Bacs, or other pre-aranged method. Failure to do so will result in a £10.00 late payment fee. If you are paying as you go, please make sure payment has been transferred at least two hours prior to the session.
How can I book?Please get in touch with me to secure your space. If a class is full you will be added to the waitlist, or recommended an alternative to attend.
What is a PAR-Q and why do I need to complete it?A PAR-Q is a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire, it is a simple self-screening tool that is completed by the client so that the teacher is aware of any health/medical and/or physical needs so that the client gets the best out of their session. It is imperative that we have this information, so that equally we can advise you on health grounds if this exercise method isn’t suitable for you.
What do I need to bringMats are provided for you first trial session, if needed, after this session if you are signing up to a block you will need to provide your own. Please wear comfortable clothing - a jumper and socks in winter months, and a drink of water to stay hydrated. Any props that are used in class will be provided* If you’re attending a Relaxation & Meditation class you will need to provide yourself with a cushion for under your head and a blanket to keep you warm in our last pose. All props and equipment can be purchased through me, via my online store, or you can bring your own from home. Following COVID-19 I feel it’s especially important to keep hygiene standards high, and lower the risk of any cross contamination. *Foam rollers for prop class will need to be purchased if you wish to use one, please see shop.
Why are Pilates mats thicker than yoga mats?When taking a yoga or Pilates class, you might notice that the mats look similar. You can use the same mat in both types of classes, but there are some differences to consider based on your comfort level and needs. Mat thickness and texture make a difference when it comes to balance poses in yoga, whereas padding is more important in Pilates when you're rolling, lying on your side and putting more pressure on bony spots such as your spine.
What are your qualifications?I am a level three Pilates Mat Instructor Qualifying in 2013. I am a level 3 Holistic and Sports Massage Therapist. I completed my level three Anatomy & Physiology in 2013 & again in 2019. I am qualified in emergency first aid. I am a level three Dance teacher. I have a 2:1 BA(hons) in Contemporary Dance Performance from Laban Conservatoire of Dance & Music.