Muddy reviews: Body Harmonies Massage
Do you like your massage treatments in a spa or a home environment? High tech or a holistic? Frankly I’ll take my kicks every which way I can get them, but I am partial to a good home-based treatment. Once you’re over the potential awkwardness of being in someone else’s house, it is actually very relaxing, and often it’s a bit kinder on your pocket too. But it very much depends on trust, and liking your therapist.
So, first of all I’ve got to say that I very much like Amanda Clegg who runs Body Harmonies from her home in Milford. She’s warm and friendly, with a gentle and calming nature.
Amanda offers aromatherapy and massage treatments, and each is tailored to the needs of her client. It’s a blend of massage techniques including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, soft tissue release, deep tissue and remedial Swedish massage.
She’s very intuitive in her treatment – identifying and working on problem areas without the need to be told where they were.
I was suffering a couple of mild aches and pains when we met recently – a knotty right shoulder and minor sciatic pain in my right hip. When Amanda reached these sore spots, and without any word from me, she honed in on these areas. She uses good pressure, without veering into the territory of pain.
By the end of the massage, Amanda had sorted these troubles out and I left her feeling that lovely combination of warm fuzzy glow of relaxation and energised, without any of the pain you sometimes get in those trouble spots.
Amanda’s massages are an hour long, and because everyone is different, she tailors the massage to each client’s need during that time. For me, stooping over a computer as a journo for over 20 years, it was the back, neck and shoulders that needed attention.
If it’s a luxury salon experience you’re after, I don’t think Body Harmonies is for you. But if you want a therapist who will leave you feeling relaxed, a little less knotty and a little more pepped up, then I’d recommend Body Harmonies.