Shelley Cretney

I have had an interest in massage therapy for many years, in particular sports massage. After qualifying at the Isle of Man college as a Massage and Beauty Therapist I gained personal knowledge and experience, alongside my love of travel, by working on cruise liners for many years which I then followed by working in an innovative gym on the Isle of Man.

I continued my professional education by qualifying as a Sports Massage Therapist, gaining a level 4 diploma from the Institute of Sport in Cardiff. Whilst I continued to practise and endorse the benefits of massage therapy I had my own mobile business on the Island, before joining the Align 4 Life team.

As well as being an experienced and qualified Sports Massage Therapist I am also qualified as a beauty therapist; offering services including Organic Eminence facials, pregnancy massage, waxing and eye treatments.

 

Sports Massage

Sports massage is manual manipulation of the muscles geared specifically toward helping people who have physically demanding lifestyles and/or hobbies. This kind of therapeutic massage considers the impact of certain activities on specific joints, muscle groups, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissue groups. The conscious focus of sports massage therapy maximizes the benefit of certain massage techniques and supports further physical exertion and activity.
sports massage therapy is specifically designed to support and enhance the performance, recovery, and relaxation of people who are frequently and/or intensely physically active.

60 minutes £45
30 minutes £30

 

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that is mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduce tension in muscle and tissue. It can also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Deep tissue massage offers both physical and psychological benefits. Unlike other massage techniques that focus on relaxation, deep tissue massage helps to treat muscle pain and improve stiffness. But it can still help to you unwind mentally too.

90 minutes £65
60 minutes £45
30 minutes £30

 

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is a whole-body therapeutic massage treatment that works the soft tissues and muscles to help restore health – creating a calming and balancing effect on the nervous system.
Swedish massage is designed to improve your circulation, soothe your muscles, and make you feel more relaxed.

90 minutes £65
60 minutes £45
30 minutes £30

 

Pregnancy Massage

During a pregnancy massage the specialist uses gentle, relaxing strokes to help soothe aches and pains, improve mood, and even it can help with labour.
The benefits of pregnancy massage can help to:

  • improve circulation and increase the flow of oxygen to soft tissue and muscles.
  • reduce leg and back pain and joint pain.
  • reduce oedema (water retention) and swelling.
  • improve sleep.
  • improve mood and lower anxiety.
  • regulate hormones, such as helping to decrease levels of stress hormones and increase “happy” hormones such as serotonin and dopamine.
  • reduce muscle tension, and tension headaches.

60 minutes £45
30 minutes £30