AYURVEDIC MASSAGE IN YOUR HOME OR HOTEL
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Miranda is a qualified Ayurvedic massage therapist working in Oxford and the surrounding area.
No need to drive or rush to or from your appointment, Miranda will bring everything needed for your treatment, whilst you can maximise the results of having your massage at home or in your hotel by taking time to relax afterwards. You may choose to have a relaxing bath or sit and read a book wrapped up under a blanket.
Having a treatment at home also gives you the opportunity to benefit from herbal oils being applied to your hair (only if you wish!) which you can wash out in a shower later.
You can read more about AYURVEDA here
MARMA ABHYANGA MASSAGE
Marma Abhyanga combines traditional Ayurvedic massage techniques and acupressure of Marma points (specific energy centres), promoting healing, releasing physical and emotional blockages, helping to eliminate toxins and regenerating the whole body for renewed health and vitality.
During your treatment Miranda will work with the breath so that your nervous system can let go of stress. Combined with pressure applied to your marma points this will promote a healthy flow of energy or prana* - a Sanskrit word that translates as “vital life force.”
Improved blood circulation and warming up your tissues results in increased absorption of nutrients and supply of oxygen to muscles, promoting mitochondrial biogenesis intensifying the benefits of your massage, whilst your skin is nourished with oils. The treatment promotes healing and strengthening of the body.
Zones include travel from Wheatley OX44 see map below. If you are outside Zone C please ask for a price.
Zone A 10 mile radius Zone B 15 mile radius Zone C 20 mile radius
Zone A Zone B Zone C
6o minutes £ 50 £ 55 £60
90 minutes £ 65
Please allow an additional 10 minutes set up time, so a 60 minute massage booked for 2pm will end at 2.10pm. If this is your first consultation with Miranda you will be asked to complete a short consultation form to help determine your dosha.
Please e mail or text your appointment request including your postcode, preferred dates and times.
If you would like to speak on the telephone to discuss the treatment please call Miranda on 07855 941210
The best times to reach Miranda are Monday's 11.30am - 3pm or Tuesday's 2pm - 8pm.
You are welcome to try outside these times between 11am and 9pm Monday - Saturday. If Miranda isn't available answer please leave a message and she will call you back as soon as she can.
Your details will be added to A Vital Life's contact list. Please let Miranda know if you do not wish to receive further contact by e mail or SMS.
Avoid large meals and alcohol leading up to your treatment if at all possible.
The ideal room temperature is around 25°C. When the weather is cold you may want to have your heating on higher than usual to help you stay warm during your treatment as the body will cool down on the massage table. I will bring an organic cotton blanket with me as an extra layer if needed.
Thongs are ideal to wear for a massage, but whatever you decide to wear please don’t wear your best underwear in case of contact with oils! Your massage will start on your front and I will ask ladies to remove their bra prior to treatment to allow me to massage your back. When you turn over, if you do not wish to have your breasts massaged I will give you a small single use biodegrable towel to drape across you. This will allow me to still reach your tummy. You can be draped so only the area being massaged is uncovered. For those who would like their glutes massaged this can be done as an extension of your leg work. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable at all times.
I will bring music to play during your treatment; if you would like to play your own music or receive your treatment in silence please let me know.
I heat the oils with a natural petroleum free tealight. If there are any issues around candles being lit in your building it would be helpful if you could let me know in advance.
Set your mobile to airplane mode so you can truly relax and derive the most benefit from your treatment.
Close your eyes and enjoy - falling asleep is not unusual and that is fine!
If you can, try to book your treatment on a day when you don’t have much to do afterwards – resting after your treatment you will give your body the best chance to retune. A washable dressing gown to put on after your massage will be cosy and stop oils transferring to your clothes.
Hydration is important after a massage to help clear waste products through your lympathic system, reduce symptons of achy muscles and help the recovery of tissues. I will ask you to drink a glass of water after your treatment and you should drink a glass or two more than you usually would during the rest of the day. It is not unusual to need to go to the loo more frequently after a massage.
Tea lights used to heat the oils are made from ethically sourced Swedish non GMO additive free rapeseed oil, made in a factory using 100% green energy
Biodegradable disposable towels delivered to A Vital Life by DPD who have made a carbon neutral commitment
The towels are made from pulped European eucalyptus or cedar trees, harvested from Sustainable Forestry programmes. All the water used in the factory which produces the towels here in the UK is filtered and recycled.
Organic cotton towels, flannels and blankets. All washing is done using eco friendly laundry products with electricity provided by Good Energy. When the weather allows they are dried outside in countryside air!