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Selina Kizildagli MSc, BA (Hons), VTCT

Metta Massage Therapy 

Selina’s graduate and post-graduate research in Environmental Sustainability highlighted the importance to her of taking a person-centered approach to achieving sustainable connections with   our different environments. Connecting with ourselves, to friends and family, and to the natural world improve our sense of wellbeing and contribute to a fulfilling life. In a world where connections are becoming increasingly virtual we can become less comfortable to experience human touch in a way that connects us.

Having worked with people for a number of years Selina decided to expand her professional interests to working with people holistically through body and mind therapies.  Selina trained and qualified with a leading teacher and practitioner in professional massage therapy with York Holistic Training. She can help provide you with an experience that will support you both a physically and emotionally and promote an overall sense of wellbeing.

The MMT Approach

Your initial meeting will involve a comprehensive consultation so Selina can fully understand and appreciate your expectations and will design and deliver a treatment best suited to your needs.  Selina would like to invite you to share a safe space with her so you can build a professional, therapeutic relationship that will help improve your connection to yourself and with others. She will listen to you and your body and work at a pace that is comfortable for you. A kind of touch that says, ‘I see you, I hear you, and I care’.

Swedish massage is a scientific system of manipulations on the muscles and connective soft tissue of the body for the purpose of relaxation, rehabilitation, and health maintenance. It follows five basic strokes and their variations: effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), friction (cross fibre), percussion (rhythmic tapping), and vibration. By using a combination of these techniques Selina can help relieve stress and pain and achieve holistic wellness.


Health Benefits of Massage

Massage therapy uses touch not only to relax the whole body, but also to provide a range of therapeutic health benefits. Some use it to simply relax and unwind, while others have regular massage to help them manage or cope with specific physical and psychological issues.


Physiological Health 

One of the most notable benefits of massage is the stimulating effect that manipulating tissues has on the circulation of blood and lymph, which in turn helps to oxygenate tissues all over the body, distribute nutrients to each cell, and support the removal of waste. 

The increase in local circulation to the area being massaged also has a warming effect that relives muscular tension and chronic pain. By encouraging the body to enter into a relaxed state it allows tension to release and stimulate and strengthen the immune system. 

By improving muscle tone and stretching tissues, massage has the ability to increase the body’s mobility and flexibility. This effect improves posture, enhances sports performance, and improves connection to the body. 


Psychological Health

Prioritising time to recharge the mind is key for balancing energy and managing our emotional health. Massage has an uplifting effect as touch boosts the body’s level of the ‘feel good’ hormones; oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine. 

Massage can also improve self-esteem, promote a sense of harmony and provide relief from stress, anxiety, and depression. All of these factors enhance the overall sense of wellbeing and in turn, promotes good quality, restful sleep.

 

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