Massage is perhaps one of the oldest healing traditions. Many ancient peoples – including the Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese and Indians – were convinced of the therapeutic properties of massage and used it to treat a variety of ailments.
Massage therapy is the practice of kneading or manipulating a person’s muscles and other soft-tissue in order to improve their wellbeing or health. It is a form of manual therapy that includes holding, moving, and applying pressure to the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.
The term ‘massage therapy’ is used to describe a wide variety of techniques that vary in the manner in which touch, pressure and the intensity of the treatment is applied and at Maitri we offer a variety of massage treatments to suit your needs including Aromatherapy, Swedish, Pregnancy and Balinese.
One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins – the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing.
Levels of stress hormones, such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine, are also reduced. Studies indicate that high levels of stress hormones impair the immune system.
Some of the physical benefits of massage include:
Cupping is an ancient form of complementary therapy in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage
Cupping dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.
Your therapist will start with a massage and then apply the cups. Your therapist will put a flammable substance on cotton and set it on fire. As the fire goes out, the cotton is placed inside the cup and then the cup is placed upside down on the skin
As the air inside the cup cools, it creates a vacuum. This causes your skin to rise and redden as your blood vessels expand.
Hijama is derived from the word “Hajm”, which means sucking. Hijama involves placing oil on the skin and then performing small incisions on specific points on the body (depending on the condition and location of pain) and placing suction cups on these areas to draw out toxic blood.
Hijama therapy is a very beneficial treatment and can assist with a wide range of health conditions. Some of these conditions include:
The treatment is not painful but does leave marks on the skin, cupping marks will become very light in colour within the first week and the marks will totally disappear within 3 weeks.
Reflexology is a treatment based on the principle that there are areas and points on the feet, that are connected through the nervous system to corresponding parts of the body. When pressure is applied to these areas and points it stimulates the movement of energy along the nerve channels and helps to restore homeostasis balance in the body.
There are approximately 7,000 nerve endings in the human foot and each of them is a reflex point that corresponds to a body part. Our therapists use special finger and thumb manipulations to stimulate these reflex points and they know exactly which area of the foot corresponds to which body part.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as chi or qi (chee) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.
At Maitri we specialise women’s health from puberty to post menopause.
Working alongside modern medicine we offer therapies for:
Every person is different and we bespoke treatments depending on your circumstances and needs.
We offer a free consultation for anyone seeking help and recommend that you take advantage of this as it is vital that you are in tune with your therapist and prepared to make the commitment to any treatment plan.
We offer a variety of Alternative Therapies but are always open to bringing new treatments into our portfolio – just let us know if you would like us to offer any treatment not named in our Services section.
MAITRI IS BASED IN THE FABRIC DISTRICT INSIDE THE FASHION HUB ON GILDART STREET, LIVERPOOL, L3 8ET.
IF YOU COME INTO THE BUILDING ONE OF TEAM WILL MEET YOU AND TAKE YOU UP TO THE SALON – WHEN THE MAIN CAFE IS CLOSED ENTRANCE IS GAINED VIA THE SIDE ENTRANCE.
WHILST THERE IS NO ON-SITE PARKING THERE IS METERED PARKING ON THE SURROUNDING STREETS AND CAR PARKS WITHIN A FEW MINUTES WALK.
LAMBERT ST, LIVERPOOL L3 8JA – 3 MINUTE WALK
CRAVEN ST, LIVERPOOL L3 8NG – 3 MINUTE WALK
2 NORTON ST, LIVERPOOL L3 8QA – 3 MINUTE WALK
Maitri is based in the Fabric District inside The Fashion Hub on Gildart Street, Liverpool, L3 8ET.
If you come into the building one of team will meet you and take you up to the salon – when the main cafe is closed entrance is gained via the side entrance.
Whilst there is no on-site parking there is metered parking on the surrounding streets and car parks within a few minutes walk.
Lambert St, Liverpool L3 8JA – 3 minute walk
Craven St, Liverpool L3 8NG – 3 minute walk
2 Norton St, Liverpool L3 8QA – 3 minute walk