Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often involves caring, comfort, a sense of empowerment and creating deep connections with their massage therapist.

Fully Qualified and Accredited Complementary Therapist (FHT) providing the following services: Body Massage, Hot Stone Massage, myofascial release techniques, deep tissue work, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Intimate waxing, gel overlays and beauty treatments.

Here at The Velvet Rose we strive to create the ultimate sensory experience. Whether you are coming to relax, release tension or simply get away from life's everyday strains we truly believe that our treatments along with the power of a therapeutic touch can not only heal the mind, body and soul but make you understand the importance of physical and emotional well-being.

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Studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Paresthesias and nerve pain
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

Massage therapy available at Velvet Rose:

  • Velvet rose massage
  • Couples massage
  • The Twilight Rose Experience
  • Hot stone massage
  • Bamboo massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Eve Taylor Anti Stress Massage
  • Myofascial release techniques
  • Chocolate Massage available in four gorgeous aromas including:
  • Turkish Delight
  • Chocolate Orange
  • Coconut
  • Irish Cream

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Velvet rose massage

This is our signature massage using a blend of Roman chamomile & patchouli to promote relaxation for mind & body. This light pressure massage not only reduces stress but helps balances & harmonises the body.

Hot stone massage

Claire is fully qualified in LAStone therapy, one of the best hot stone training courses available. Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.

Myofascial release techniques

This is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. The therapy relaxes contracted muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulates the stretch in muscles. This treatment is great for people suffering from arthritis and fibromyalgia.

The Twilight Rose Experience Rose

Let us take your body on a journey of pure relaxation. The Twilight Rose massage is our signature treatment & will be offered on our extended treatment menu.

How does this massage differ?

Instead of having just one therapist you will have two. In essence it's like getting two full body massages. If you have never entered "the twilight zone", This is the massage for you

When two therapists and four hands hit your body, your mind reacts differently. At first you might find yourself trying to keep track of the therapists, where each one is and what each one is doing, struggling to keep it all in a very logical order in your head. But very quickly your brain realises it’s not sure who is doing what, and gives up control. This is a powerful treatment for anyone who has a hard time letting go during treatments. The Twilight Rose Experience includes the use of Swedish techniques, hot stones, Indian head massage & acupressure points.

*not suitable for people with heart conditions

"If the goal of a massage is to calm your body and clear your mind, you should not be wondering when the therapist is going to make their way to the other half of your body. With the four-handed massage, everything is being stimulated at once,” says Annie Cantrell, lead massage therapist at The Waldorf Astoria Spa New Orleans. “It’s kind of amazing how your brain is capturing that.”

Couple's massage

A Couple's Massage allows partners to experience massage together in the same area as one therapist works on each person. This is perfect as a romantic treat, a mother & daughter pamper experience or a girls day out.

Indian head massage

Indian Head Massage has been practised in India for over 1000 years. Traditionally the techniques were restricted to the head and hair, to improve scalp and hair condition of Indian women. Nowadays a system incorporating the upper back, shoulders, neck, upper arms and face, has evolved (developed by Norendra Mehta) in the belief that these are important energy centres in the body and by treating these the whole body can benefit.

Indian Head Massage is a safe, accessible, and convenient therapeutic treatment that can be performed either in the clinic or the workplace. Treatment can provide instant relief from tension and stress symptoms and induce a state of calm, peace and tranquillity and also promote high levels of alertness and concentration.

This simple yet effective therapy uses a variety of techniques to manipulate soft tissue. It is performed with the client in a seated position, usually through light clothing and without the use of oils. The therapist uses a range of different massage pressures and rhythms to stimulate the head, neck, and upper back and shoulder area.

Benefits and Effects

  • Indian Head Massage provides relief from aches and pains, promotes a healthy scalp and hair, and helps induce relaxation and a feeling of well-being
  • General and specific relaxation of muscles, providing immediate relief
  • Fibrous adhesions (knots and nodules) can be broken down
  • Loosening of the scalp
  • Relaxation of the whole body
  • Dispersal of toxins from tense, knotted muscles
  • Improved circulation of blood and increased oxygen uptake
  • Stimulation and improvement of the circulation of the lymphatic system
  • Help in the relief of eyestrain and tension headaches
  • Excellent for disturbed sleep and insomnia
  • Help with mental tiredness and tension
  • Improved concentration
  • Relief from mental and emotional stress

Eve Taylor Anti-Stress massage

This massage is the most common type of treatment at the salon & is carried out with a deeper pressure than our signature massage. Swedish massage combines various hands-on techniques including gliding, kneading, and cross-fiber friction to break up muscle knots, called adhesions. Swedish massage can be slow and gentle, or vigorous and bracing, depending on what you want from the treatment.