What Massages Can You Get and What’s the Difference?

Restful, calming, rejuvenating – there’s nothing like a massage to ease tension and get you feeling your best. Perhaps that’s why massage therapy has been helping people relax and unwind for over 5,000 years.

Here at The Mere, we take massages seriously. Whether you’ve just returned from our championship golf course and feel like treating those tired shoulders or you’re simply looking to de-stress after a long week, our massage therapists are here to help melt your tensions away.

If you’re craving some time for yourself, a massage is the ideal treat. Here, we’re taking a closer look at the different massages available on our spa treatment menu, and the benefits they can bring.

Classic Massages

Full Body Massage

Perfect for those hoping to leave the spa feeling brand new; a full body massage is a head-to-toe treatment designed to relieve tension all over the body. With carefully applied pressure to stimulate the nervous system, this all-encompassing massage will soothe body and mind in equal measure – for the ultimate in comfort and relaxation.

A full body massage generally covers the neck, shoulders, back, arms, legs, hands, and feet. This type of massage typically lasts around 45-60 minutes, and is complemented by the use of therapeutic oils which aid relaxation and emotional wellbeing.

Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage

If you experience tension during regular day-to-day movement, the problem area could be in your back, neck or shoulders. Targeting these problem areas as part of an intensive massage should alleviate discomfort, helping you to feel stronger, fitter, and free from tension.

A back, neck, and shoulder massage is one of the most popular massage options at The Mere spa. Combined with elements of aromatherapy, it’s an effective way to soothe away tension and recharge the body, leaving you feeling refreshed, reinvigorated, and ready for anything.

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Scalp Massage

Massaging your own scalp is comforting enough, so imagine the joy of allowing one of our massage therapists to take over. Scalp massages bring a whole wealth of benefits to body and mind, from removing toxins and impurities from hair follicles, to easing tension, stimulating nerve endings, and helping to remove stress and anxiety from your overactive mind.

Typically, scalp massages form part of extended beauty and wellness treatments, wherein they’re paired with skin and hair conditioning products for an indulgent and invigorating experience. At The Mere, you can enjoy a scalp massage as part of several spa treatments, including the Citrus Detox Scrub, Inner Strength Treatment, and Twilight Spa Package.

Facial Massage

Typically forming part of a facial or beauty treatment, a facial massage is a wonderful way to release toxins from the skin and achieve a greater sense of overall wellbeing. Refreshing and comforting, this technique involves applying light pressure across the face to relieve stress and tension, and improve the absorption of skin treatments and beauty products.

Massaging the face can bring a wealth of benefits, not least deep and soothing relaxation. Targeting the forehead, temples, chin and neck area, a facial massage can reduce stress and fatigue, improve circulation, remove harmful toxins, and help clear the sinuses, bringing a greater sense of peace and wellness.

Full Body Pregnancy Massage

Specifically developed for mums-to-be, a pregnancy massage is all about relieving tension and enjoying a moment to yourself when you’re expecting a new arrival. Incorporating techniques, pressure points, and treatments associated with prenatal good health, a full body pregnancy massage is the perfect way to find comfort and relaxation in the weeks and months before giving birth.

The Full Body Pregnancy Massage offered by our massage therapists has been specifically created for expectant mums. Choose from three carefully selected therapeutic oils developed for changing skin, and relax while we target those areas under increased pressure, including the legs, shoulders, and lower back.

What are the different massages

Specialist Massages

Inner Strength Massage

Part of our popular Inner Strength Treatment offering, the accompanying Inner Strength Massage promises to nurture and rejuvenate. From back to scalp, you’re treated to 55 minutes of pure comfort, as our massage specialists use a combination of nourishing oil and paraffin wax to restore and nourish your inner strength.

The Inner Strength Treatment is all about bringing support, comfort, and nurturement, helping you to sink into a sense of deep relaxation and peace. Frankincense inhalation combines with carefully blended oils to inspire personal strength, while massage techniques remove tension in the back, hands, scalp, and feet.

Lava Shell Full Body Massage

Do you often find that your shoulders, neck and back are knotty and tight? Perhaps your job means you suffer from poor posture and experience regular neck and shoulder pain? If either of the above sounds like you, a Lava Shell Full Body Massage could be just the thing to ease tension, remove knots and restore you to complete good health.

Lava shells are a natural remedy renowned for removing knots and tension from the upper back, shoulders, and neck. They’re a type of tiger clam shell that have been used for centuries as a means of soothing aches and pains, with their shape and smoothness lending themselves perfectly to medium-intensity back massaging.

De-Stress Release Massage

Specifically targeted to ease stress and tension in the back, neck and shoulders, our De-Stress Release Massage helps restore mind, body, and balance, bringing a deep feeling of restorative comfort. Ginger and black pepper combine to gently warm and invigorate muscles, while our massage therapists focus on the upper back to remove any tightness and pressure which may be contributing to your stress and anxiety.

Lasting 25 minutes, this targeted therapy is the ideal massage to bolt on to an extended treatment – perfect for those looking to unwind and relax as part of their pamper session.

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Quirogolf Massage

Deep, invigorating and restorative, our Quirogolf body treatment harnesses the power of golf balls to release trigger points and focus pressure where it’s needed most. Proven to reduce muscle tension, stiffness, and joint pain, this 55-minute treatment is designed to relax, relieve, and release both body and mind.

After a morning on the fairways, there’s nothing like the Quirogolf treatment to ease tension and reduce aches and strains. Plus, you can also enjoy a full Quirogolf massage session as part of our signature Golfer’s De-Stress Tonic, which includes a luxury oxygen therapy facial designed to purify and hydrate the skin.

Natura Bissé Massage

Utilising specially derived active ingredients formulated by Natura Bissé, this full-body treatment is designed to enhance relaxation, balance, and hydration, for a feeling of deep and total wellness. Thanks to a high concentration of revolutionary ingredients, the inclusion of Natura Bissé is ideal for combatting fatigue, stress, and discomfort.

At the start of the massage, you’re free to choose one of four special oils to obtain a specific benefit, including energising, decongestive, relaxing, and purifying. This is unique to the Natura Bissé treatment, and one of the reasons why this signature body treatment remains one of our most popular services.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this in-depth look at the many wonderful massages on offer at The Mere Spa. Ready to sink into blissful comfort and relaxation yourself? Visit the homepage to book your place or call us on 01565 830155.