Help To Be Well Testimonials
I went along to see Anna after having the worse tendonitis in my arms. Anna was accommodating in fitting me in straight away as she was keen to try out her new Therapy the Emmett Technique. Anna made me feel very at ease and comfortable and I felt very relaxed almost immediately. Anna was keen to make sure I was ok all the way through the treatment which was reassuring as it is quite a powerful treatment she informed me. My arm felt so much better at the end of my session and I was very grateful to Anna who is very professional on every level. I just love her cabin therapy room too!! Will be back - thanks again Anna! X
I've had two sessions now with Anna , which have helped me a great deal with my shoulders ,back and legs . Anna puts you at ease and is very professional and I would highly recommend her .
MAY 2017 .
I first went to see Anna because I had tension in my shoulders and neck. When we first met we sat down and had a chat and discussed what treatment she would do. Anna is a very profesional person, she is kind and very calming. She has a wooden cabin in the garden that is very peaceful. The treatment is unhurried and she is very knowledgeable about parts of the body. I have had a few massages now and she has helped me with my lower back and legs, giving me more flexibility. I would recommend one of her massages and am sure you would feel better for it.
Adrian . 31 May 2017.
Had a treatment by Anna today "Emmet Techniques" very friendly service recomend her to anybody.
28 April 2017.
I started visiting Anna for a variety of massage treatments in early March, and now can't see myself going anywhere else. Not only are her massages excellent for relieving tension, her whole set up (log cabin) is incredibly welcoming and relaxing. I felt comfortable from the first moment I walked in.
I can't yet highlight a specific massage as a favourite (as I'm working my way through all of them!). But I would definitely say the Hawaiian massage is worth exploring, simply because it's so different to anything else.
If you're looking to destress, work out some tension, aid muscle soreness, or simply just treat yourself then get yourself booked in with Anna. Her treatments are excellent value for money, better than those in a run-of-the-mill beauticians, her therapy room is warm and welcoming, her massage skills are excellent, and she's also a really lovely person.
April 27, 2017
I have had several treatments now with Anna and have experienced gradual improvement with some persistent aches and pains. Anna is a very professional and caring person who makes you feel at ease and is very attentive at all times checking that you are comfortable and not uneasy with anything. The venue is perfect and offers peace and tranquillity. I will be continuing with monthly treatments most definitely.
April 27, 2017
I visited Anna yesterday for a new treatment called Emmett. I was sceptical at first that just touch could have an effect. But very quickly I could see and feel the difference especially the improved movement in my neck. And the next day noticed it was more comfortable when turning my head when reversing my car.
Thank you Anna. 29 March, 2017
Hi, I'm Laura and I would just like to say that I had a most wonderful Lava shell massage the other day. A friend recommended Anna to me and I'am so pleased she did. I've never had this type of massage before but I must say it was the most relaxing and warming treatment I've ever had and the following day I felt so much alive. I will be treating myself again very soon. Lovely therapist, lovely place.
Laura King February 2017
I would just like to say a big thank you to Anna for relieving all the tension in my back and shoulder muscles. I had a seated back massage as I felt very tight in my upper back. As well as using her hands and elbows, acupressure points were targeted and by the time I left my back and shoulders were so much better. Amazing really! If I get any niggles again I shall not hesitate to book another appointment. Well worth it.
Hi, Anna hope you are well. I needed to relieve tension in my neck, and shoulders, Anna suggested a deep tissue massage. After the treatment i felt so relaxed the tension i had when i arrived had gone. Anna is competent and professional. I look forward to the next treatment. Thank you Anna. I hope that is ok. See you soon...x x
2 March 2017 .
Guardian Angels Spiritual centre.
My back and leg were hurting .5 min with Anna doing the Emmett points and the pain I had been suffering for a few weeks vanished.excellent thank you very much.11.3.2017
I am writing this as I want to let people know how Anna has changed my life . First of all with my massages which have got me moving again. Now she is working on my feet with Emmett points which feel like there is nothing being done but my dizziness started to get less and less and now I can say Ihave been dizzy free for at least 3 weeks. This has made such a difference in my life as I no longer turn in bed and feel sea sick. Anna has changed my life to the point that I now exercise in the gym 3 times a week .
Anna offer's an amazing Hawaiian massage experience, it is a deep and powerful but also gentle massage where you can switch off completely and just let go. I love the long flowing whole body strokes and gentle stretches which take me to another place of relaxation. I always look forward to my next treatment with Anna and can thoroughly recommend her wonderfully relaxing and invigorating treatments. Thank you Anna.
Deep tissue massage
I have been having massages with Anna for over a year and would highly recommend her - as a healthy female in her mid twenties my constant muscle stiffness and general discomfort was really getting me down and doctors could not offer any solution, so I began looking elsewhere for help. I spoke to Anna and she recommended a deep tissue massage, which I've been having ever since. I get some mild stiffness occasionally but the difference from my first visit is significant which is purely thanks to Anna. She really looks after her clients and I always leave feeling totally relaxed.
My first treatment in the beautiful new studio! The location was different but the quality of the treatment was as wonderful as before. A deeply relaxing yet invigorating Hawaiian massage. Can't wait for the next!
Amazing Lava Shell treatments...so relaxing!
23rd Nov 2016
I have had many treatments from Anna over the years and would highly recommend all of them, particularly the Lava Shell Massage Treatment. It is the most relaxing treatment I have had and really helped with sore aching muscles. Anna is friendly and professional and the environment is unique...a log cabin in the grounds of her home. The treatments are also fantastic value for money. Would not go anywhere else!
Carol Podzuns (5 October 2016)
I go to Anna Witt too. She has got me to walk without a limp and has awoken all my sleeping muscles. If it was not for Anna I would be in a bad way . I have a lot to thank Anna for and I would recommend strongly recommended Anna especially if you are in pain she is the lady to see.
Ross Gates (5 October 2016)
A friend of mine, Anna Witt of help to be well, who is a Holistic Therapist, has just opened up a new premises in Deeping. As I have been feeling a bit down "in the mouth recently" I went along to have a treatment (Head/Neck/Back & Shoulder Massage) with Anna yesterday afternoon and came away feeling refreshed and energised. I would thoroughly recommend Anna as a Holistic Therapist.
Valerie ( 9 November 2016)
Hi, I've just had my first Lava Shell massage with Anna and what a wonderful experience it was. I needed something to relieve the tension on my back and shoulders so Anna suggested Lava Shell treatment. It was a very warming massage using a variety of pressure on the back of the neck, shoulders and back and you could feel the heat penetrating as she glided the shells over my body. After the treatment I felt so relaxed and the tension I had when I arrived had gone....amazing! I will be back as I thoroughly enjoyed the whole deep heat experience.
Mike Pasqual (7 November 2016)
Just like to say the Intensive deep tissue massage I had with Lava Shells was wonderful. I have a few muscle problems more so when it is cold that's why I chose this massage. The heat of the shells really gets into the tense muscles and releases all the tensions within. If you love heat and seek relaxation for tired muscles then this is for you. Highly recommended especially for this time of year. Pure bliss. Thank you Anna, I'll be back.
I have tried several different treatments from Anna over the past few years: Swedish massage, Indian head massage, reflexology etc and would highly recommend all of them above any treatments I have received elsewhere. However, her SLM treatment has quite literally changed by life. Anna first treated me with SLM about 3 years ago. For many years I had suffered with terrible muscle spasm across my neck and back, loss of feeling down my arms, numbness in my neck itself. All of which prevented me from doing many things. About the time she started treating me I was sent for an MRI scan which showed a severe prolapsed disc in my neck. My consultant discussed surgery but i decided just to give SLM a go first. I saw Anna regularly and to cut a very long story short, I had a repeat MRI one year later which showed "significant improvement". I gained complete feeling back in my neck and arms and no longer suffer with intense muscle spasms. I still see Anna about once a month as a preventative measure which I believe is well worth the time and cost in order to have avoided surgery on my neck. The whole environment with Anna is very calming and relaxing yet she is incredibly professional and cares passionately about helping people.
Iris Davis, June 2015
The Indonesian Massage I just had , it was wonderful experience. Very soothing and relaxing. I just did not want it to end ! I will definetelly be back for more . Highly recommended!
Akib Mirza, 2015
I have recently had two back massages from Anna . i found the benefits were amazing and it would greatly benefit Royal Mail employees. The back massage reduces the tension in my shoulders neck and back caused by repetitive strain. Massage could reduce the amount of time people having off work, with the back problems and would help to relieve the stress and strain of the daily life. I feel Royal Mail employees must be given this opportunity to experience the great benefits of back massage at the very competitive price. I have been coming for different treatments (back massage, seated acupressure massage treatment, Rossiter workout system)
Chris B, 17 August 2015
At the beginning of the treatment it was noted that there was a loot tension in the shoulders and the neck. By the end treatment they feel looser and were easier in the movement. This was continued throughout the following week with the whole neck and shoulders area feeling relaxed.
James S, October 2015
Again a very relaxing experience. By the end I feel very calm and relaxed, the treatment seems to relieve tension and stress. the effect is both physical relieving the tension from the muscles and mental in reliving the stress from the mind. The effect endless beyond the actual treatment session for some days after.. All in all a very enjoyable and worthwhile experience delivered in a competent and professional manner. Thank you very much.
Alison Green, August 2015
I definitely enjoyed "Lava shell " back massage treatment, very first one I have had . I loved the smell of this special Tea tree and Mango oil , Anna used for this treatment. And also I have enjoyed the firmer pressure with the shells . Feel very relaxed and uplifted!
Dave Wade, September 2015
I had a reflexology treatment lasting 45 min and found it was very relaxing, although a little unusual at first, I soon got used to it.. I do have great difficulty in getting to sleep as a rule. Anna explained to me what she was doing which was very interesting . She was very professional during the treatment and I would say very careful . I have really enjoyed my first Reflexology Treatment and look forward to have more in the couple of weeks.
Thanks for my treatment – legs feeling good!
Here is my testimonial if you would like to use it:-
I’m a reasonably fit, 10 stone, 58 year old lady. I have attended a weekly pilates/yoga/fitness class for a number of years and run 5km most weeks, always having warmed up thoroughly with a selection of the pilates stretches. My diet is probably better than many, with most meals started from raw ingredients rather than packages. We have an allotment for many of our vegetables.
Anna explained about the Rossiter system and how it should benefit me. She takes time to ensure you are happy with what she is about to do.
Anna was working on my legs. Between us, we located knots and tight spots in the muscles then Anna applied pressure whilst I made simple and slow movements with my legs, feet or toes. The process was repeated a couple of times on each location and we worked our way down one leg at a time, with plenty of opportunities to ‘shake out’ the muscles and assess the effects.
The result was a lighter feeling to the legs and generally more relaxed. I think it will certainly be even more beneficial on repeat visits now I understand how I can point Anna to problem areas.
This system relies upon good communication between therapist and client to obtain the best results and Anna has a warm and friendly and very caring nature.
I have been struggling with knee pain after getting injured playing football around 4 years ago, I have had physio on my knee which has made no difference. Since the injury every time I have played football I suffer with severe pain for around two days after the game, I have also suffered with a shoulder pain since doing a new job at my work place which involves tipping 11kg bags. I have been doing this job for around 3 years and can feel the effects it's having on my shoulder. I have been for two therapy sessions (rossiter stretch system) with Anna so far and can honestly say it has made the world of difference, every time I have played football since I have not suffered the type of pain I was experiencing before the therapy sessions. My movement has been a lot better too, I'm able to squat without struggling to get back up which is helping me get back to normality in my work and social life. I am also able to get back in the gym as my shoulder is so much better, I was struggling to lift my arms above my shoulders while picking up heavy weights in the gym. Again going to just two therapy sessions with Anna has made my shoulder so much better, I have recommended the rossiter stretch system therapy to a few of my friends and colleagues as I am proof of how well this therapy helps with aches and pains. I will definately be going back to Anna to get rid of the remaining few niggles I have due to playing football and going to the gym... ,
Thanks again! Michelle S.
“I went along to Anna for a Lava Shell treatment as it sounded really interesting when I rang her asking about the different types of treatments available. To be honest I didn’t know really what to expect although I’ve had hot stones massage before and Anna said the shells would be heated. Lovely! I thought. Anna was very professional in her approach yet friendly and caring and after a consultation she took me to her treatment room which was lovely and warm. The treatment lasted 90 mins and I enjoyed every bit of it. Anna ensured I was comfortable at all times and enquired if the shells were the right temperature – which they were. I personally thought the lava shells were a more pleasant heat than hot stones I’ve had in the past. I particularly enjoyed having my legs worked on and Anna made sure that extra attention was brought to these areas. Today they feel much better I hasten to add. I would recommend Anna if you would like this treatment and I will definitely be back for more!”
'I usually struggle to feel comfortable when lying on my front, somewhat squashed! This cushion has really helped protect those areas and made the whole experience far more comfortable!'
'I have had massage before while away on holiday and found although it was good I could never get properly comfortable, due to having to lie so flat. I have been having back pain lately and Anna was recommended to me, I told her how I struggled with being flat on a bench and she showed me this new cushion. It has made such a difference to my massage experience, I now feel truly relaxed and comfortable during the massage.'
'I find the booster cushion extremely comfortable, I find that laying completely flat is not very relaxing and is quite uncomfortable during the treatment'
Sharp pain in my lower back before treatment. After treatment pain in left lower back but a lot more relieved. Neck loose and feels less tense. Excellent treatment.
Very good relaxing massage, shoulders feel less tense and fresh. Very relaxing, very good.
Felt much more relaxed, less tense in muscles. Really enjoyed treatment.
After the initial uncertainty I felt very relaxed and was pleasantly surprised by the feel good factor at the end of the treatment.
The treatment felt good and relaxed some tight muscles.
Definitely felt more relaxed and my shoulders felt less tense.
Induced relaxation and sense of well-being. Confidently executed.
Felt like a weight had been lifted.
Feel really relaxed and comfortable, surprised at how nice it felt.
I felt very loose and relaxed afterwards.
Very refreshed, I feel superb.
An unbelievable experience, felt so relaxed so quickly. Wonderful!
Nice and relaxed. Very easy massage, nice and comfortable. Feeling chilled and calm.
Felt very relaxed and loose, tension had gone completely, felt refreshed.
Feeling very relaxed and chilled. Neck feeling a lot better, would recommend to anyone.
Lovely relaxing and de-stressing experience. Very professional.
Wonderfully relaxed and "glowing". Very energising also. Most enjoyable and beneficial.
Before I started this treatment I had a lot of problems with stiffness and since having this treatment I have found that I am more flexible and with less pain.
Jennie K (2011)
Superb massage!! Never been so uplifted like this in ages. A marvellous(SLM)- holistic treatment one of the best I have ever tried. I have already booked my next appointment!
Nick (20 May 2011)
I didn't feel that my body was stressed before I went, but after the first few minutes I realised that every muscle was tense and Anna had a lot of work on her hands, she made short work of some of them with others needing more work. I felt reassured in the way Anna explained what she was going to do and how it would help me and would not hesitate in recommending her.
Glenn D (13 April 2011)
I found my first SLM treatment very invigorating and uplifting. Deeper pressure work was applied and it certainly ironed out some of my tight muscles. After treatment I felt very good all over. The following day I awoke and I had no pain but experienced a lovely "feel good" factor which I have never experienced before. This treatment targets the pain but I was amazed how refreshed I was in the morning. Considering this is a new treatment Anna has done, you would never have guessed it was her first time as she did a wonderful job, very good indeed, first class, looking forward to many more.
Paul W (13 April 2011)
Following a back operation several years ago, I always have muscle spasms in my buttocks and groin area, this also extends up my back. After trying the normal anti-inflammatory drugs, I decided to look for an alternative. I was recommended to see Anna at Helptobewell, who suggested, I can try a pain relieving massage called SLM body work. I was a little unsure what to expect. I was very tense at first as Anna targeted the muscles that were in spasm. At first I didn’t realise how much tension I had. Anna worked in the very professional manner and reassured me that things would get a little easier as the massage took place. After a short while my muscles began to feel much better. After the massage I did feel very little pain and that night, the following day there was a noticeable improvement and I didn’t have my usual pain and stiffness in the mornings. I would like to Thank Anna, and definitely will be having more treatments.
Glenn D (6 April 2012)
Hello to everyone who is reading this review, I would just like to say first is that I am a fifty five year old male living with my partner with my fifteen year old son and a host of animals. I have been having treatment ( massage ) with Anna for over the last two years and the change in me is so different it is hard to believe. I feel so more relaxed these days, very seldom do I get aches and pains like I used to but also my mental state has changed an I am a lot more happier with a positive outlook to life. I have had pain in my joints for a long time now over twenty five years and been to numerous doctors in that time, also I have tried various alternative treatments but nothing has worked. I did see a specialist a few years ago and he eventually told me after numerous tests that I had a type of rheumatoid arthritis. When I first came to Anna, I had a very knotted back on top of my usual pains and I had my first Indonesian massage which certainly sorted the problem out after a few treatments, fabulous! I have tried Hawaiian massage on a few occasions and this is lovely, very relaxing, makes you feel uplifted and feel good inside with a very positive energy. The one treatment that I am most impressed with is SLM. The first time I experienced this type of massage I knew instantly it was completely different to all the other massages out there that I have experienced in the past. If anyone out there suffers with aches and pains then this is the treatment for you, it's not magic but it works for me. I cannot thank Anna enough for all the time and hard work that she has done in getting rid of my pains. Very seldom do I take pain killers now only on the odd occasion, as slm has done the job. My circulation has improved, I no longer get cold feet but most of all I can do things now where as before I was restricted with swollen and painful joints, not nice. I want to finish off by saying a big big thank you to Anna, a genuine amazing lady for everything that she has achieved for me, without her outlook to life and her professionalism I would still be suffering in silence, I have a lot to thank her for.
Linda W (October 2012)
My first treatment with anna was on the 19/12/2011. I was diagnosed at about 13 years old with scoliosis in the spine, it didn't really bother me during my childhood years, apart from when I found it difficult to take part in PE in the gym. My first problem began after having my children, back ache, and in my neck and legs also. I first started to try and ease it with massage and reflexology, but after about 4 years the lady therapist retired and I began suffering again. This was around year 2000. I tried various things until December 2011, but by then I was really suffering, I was having to climb the stairs on all fours, a lot of being on my feet or standing for a long time I found difficult.
My son had been to Anna for the treatment, and for about 3-4 months kept saying : You really must give it a go. So after about a month I phoned Anna and made an appointment. After a few weeks I have noticed great improvement. My treatments was getting easier for both me and Anna. In February 2012 I have had an operation which meant I didn't have a treatments for 8 weeks. But on my return for treatment with Anna it had not got any worse. It is now October 2012, I cannot thank Anna enough, as I am a lot more active than I have been for a very long time. I wish I had listened to my son when he first told me about Anna.
Louise Henderson (Nov 2012)
I first came to Anna for treatment in Spring of 2011. I had suffered with a weakness in my neck for about 20 years which included excrutiating muscle spasms across my neck and back several times a year. I began just having a weekly half hour seated massage. This was great but I felt that I needed something more so I began to have SLM. Within a couple of sessions I felt the relief and for the first time in years was able to enjoy one or two days immediately after the massage without discomfort. This slowly increased to three or four days without discomfort and so on! Eventually I had an MRI scan which showed that I have a prolapsed disc in my neck which causes the muscle spasm. With my doctor's support I have continued with SLM and personally find it much more beneficial than any physiotherapy treatment I have had over the years. The fact that SLM treats the whole body rather than just the problem area makes so much sense to me because I have realised how other parts of my body have overcompensated for the weakness in my neck.
I can now manage a whole week or more between treatments without pain. I will continue to have weekly SLM until I feel ready to change to fortnightly treatments and then perhaps eventually go down to having one treatment a month just to prevent further problems.
Anna is by far the best therapist I have ever used. She is welcoming and friendly, but incredibly professional and is so committed to relieving my pain. I could not recommend her more highly!
T Humphries (Dec 2012)
I am 18, I have had constant back, leg and more recently shoulder pain for the last 3 years. After two years of the doctors not being able to give me any definite diagnosis or cure, my Mum recommended that I go to see her friend Anna.
Anna spotted the tightness and sensitivity in my muscles straight away after having a look at my painful areas. She told me about how my body was out of balance and that my muscles were compensating for each other. This was a huge relief to hear some form of diagnosis because I had had basically no answers from a handful of doctors, consultants and physiotherapists. Anna did some SLM treatment on my back and legs and after the first session I felt instantly a lot more lose and mobile. The sessions carried on and each time I was feeling a fair amount of improvement. However, I only really noticed how much the massages had been helping after a couple of months went by where I didn’t see Anna. Without the massages all of my pain increased again and my muscles tightened back up.
Recently I have gone back to Anna and am back on the right track as my muscles are once again starting to loosen up. She has been especially helpful with my right shoulder recently as it has been especially tight and painful but is massively relived after a massage session.
I have been suffering with depression partly down to the pain I have been in and I honestly don’t think that I would have been cope mentally without the huge help that Anna provides with her massages.
Mrs.McShane (Jan 2013)
Having had back surgery, and over a year of physio with little change in my pain level I came to see Anna. From the first visit I have found Anna to be very thorough, caring and professional and after several sessions the pain began to ease significantly and I was finally able to sleep all night after 18 months of broken sleep. Now after three months I can play sport again and walk without limping. Would highly recommend a visit.
Carol Garzia (June 2013)
Anna has been a saviour to me. Last year I limped, was taking painkillers every 6 hours, had pain constantly and couldn’t turn over in bed. I couldn’t walk for no longer than 30 minutes without being in agony. Since having intense muscle massages I have no more painkillers, no more limping, and can walk for up to 2 hours. I now know my limits as to what I can and cannot do. She has also taught me a new, healthier diet, which means I have lost weight and no longer rely on rubbish. This has also helped my confidence grow. I now see a better future ahead of me.
Mark A (Nov 2013)
I initially began going to see Anna for help with regaining range of motions in my body which I had suffered after a fall. Not only I regained full range of motions, she continues to be instrumental in my well being through frequent therapeutic sessions with superlative therapy skills over past 18 month. I deeply appreciate her unquestionable integrity and sense of humour. I have always felt comfortable, cared for and safe on her table and with her magical touch. She’s full of encouragement and is open to ideas and interested to know what best works for you. Thank you Anna very much.
Janet (Nov 2013)
I have found the services extremely beneficial as it has had a great and positive impact on my physical well-being. I can tell the differences between before and after the massages on my life. I appreciate the time and care and effort that you spend on your clients. Your services are highly recommended.
Karen J (Dec 2013)
My shoulder and neck have been really painful recently, I have been under a lot of stress. I don't usually go in for massages but I was in so much pain I phoned Anna and asked if she could help. After one massage I feel so much better, it's weird how I thought the pain was just in my neck and shoulder but Anna found it was stemming from other areas which she also treated, she really knows her stuff. Anna even lent me a scarf to wear for the journey home to make sure I didn't get cold in my neck! Such wonderful caring service, I really think Help to be Well is Deeping's best kept secret.
This massage-Lava Shells- is truly one of the best I have ever experienced anywhere! I must say that I have never felt so relaxed and soothed for such a long time, with gentle strokes up and down the entire body I was in a state of pure relaxation drifting away in a warm candle lit room with the sound of waves gently playing in the background, a wonderful warming pleasure which after left me glowing and feeling so energized I simply have to come back again for more pure indulgence. Thank you Anna.
Today's massage with the shells was very different and I loved the heat penetrating my body, it was a lovely soothing feeling and I will definitely have it done again. I feel totally relaxed and rejuvenated, a nice 1 1/2 hours spent.
Last week was a lovely massage again. In the evening I felt good and relaxed, as I often do now. This massage is definitely doing me some good especially with my circulation. Thanks, Anna.
Totally new experience, felt relaxed from start to finish. Will come again. The Lava Shells release all tension and felt excellent. Thanks.
This was my first experience with the lava shells. It was a very positive experience, it felt wonderful and afterwards I felt very relaxed. Thank you, Anna.
Feeling pleasantly relaxed. Enjoyed the opportunity to take time out.
I really enjoyed this massage because of its warming effect of the shells on the muscles, I felt very relaxed. I had lots of tension and pain in my shoulders before the massage. After massage, my pain has gone and neck felt much more flexible. Therapist used firm pressure and listened to my needs. I will definitely recommend this massage to my friends. I'm very pleased with results
I'm pleased I found Anna, she is a lovely lady, someone who cares and listens but most of all is a very competent, professional therapist in everything she does. I have not had a massage this good for a very long time. Very effective! If you need a boost give Anna a try, you won't be disappointed. Highly recommended.
If you feel you want a nice warming sensation to unwind and revitalise your body then try the lava shell massage, warm oil penetrates and soothes your aches and pains away giving you a wonderful sense of inner peace and wellbeing. Pure bliss! A favourite of mine..
Personally speaking, this is the most relaxing treatment I have ever had and leaves me calm in both body and mind.
Having never had this treatment before and suffering with on-going lower back problems, I have found this treatment has worked wonders. It is very relaxing and with the mixture of oils and heat it helps to relax my whole body and mind. I feel completely calm and de-stressed after the treatment and this helps me have a good night’s sleep too.
I went along to Anna for a Lava Shell treatment as it sounded really interesting when I rang her asking about the different types of treatments available. To be honest I didn’t know really what to expect although I’ve had hot stones massage before and Anna said the shells would be heated. Lovely! I thought. Anna was very professional in her approach yet friendly and caring and after a consultation she took me to her treatment room which was lovely and warm. The treatment lasted 90 mins and I enjoyed every bit of it. Anna ensured I was comfortable at all times and enquired if the shells were the right temperature – which they were. I personally thought the lava shells were a more pleasant heat than hot stones I’ve had in the past. I particularly enjoyed having my legs worked on and Anna made sure that extra attention was brought to these areas. Today they feel much better I hasten to add. I would recommend Anna if you would like this treatment and I will definitely be back for more! Thanks again!
I was amazed how I felt after my first Indonesian massage, during my ninety minutes I was so deep in relaxation I could quite easily have fallen asleep. This massage is certainly calming but also it seems to liven you up within which you have to experience for yourself. The following day I awoke in a very positive and feel good state and I will certainly recommend this to my friends. An amazing wonderful treatment.
Having experienced many forms of massage over the years here in the UK and abroad, I was looking for a therapist who could sort my problems out. As I drive for a living I had accumulated knots and tension mainly in my neck and shoulders but also I have poor circulation and suffer with joint pains due to arthritis. I'm a firm believer in massage and the benefits you gain from it. I came across Anna's website and booked an appointment for an Indonesian massage which I had not tried before but was eager to try. My treatment lasted for a magnificent ninety minutes and after I felt completely revitalised, refreshed and relaxed, which I had not had for a very long time. Tension in my neck and shoulders had disappeared and I felt wonderful. Anna is a very knowledgeable and caring therapist and acts on your individual needs in her warm comfortable surroundings. Unhurried warming pleasure! Having found immediate improvement from the start, I now go on a regular basis as my circulation has improved immensely.
An amazing relaxing experience. I feel totally relaxed and so calm. All of my body feels totally free from stress and strains. I feel tired but in a very nice way, a completely different experience to any other massage I have had.
Massage was very good and I felt really good in the evening, well relaxed and the use of the acupuncture mat made a difference to the pain I had in my shoulder.
Today my shoulder blades and base of neck were aching a lot through driving. But Anna got to the source of the problem and after the massage I felt very relaxed and the pain had eased, but as I was very tired I did not appreciate the massage as I should have. As usual it was a wonderful massage and it helped me enormously.
The Indonesian Massage I just had was a wonderful experience. Very soothing and relaxing, I didn't want it to end! I will definitely be back for more. Highly recommended!!
A pure treat, relaxing time spent drifting through pleasures. Once found, never forgotten. Once experienced you cannot wait to return..
There is no doubt in my mind that the Indonesian massage from Anna treats both the mind and the body. My body was left relaxed, unstressed, and without tension. And because the massage treats the whole body there was a sense of wholeness, a sense that all parts were one, that all were left in the same state of total relaxation. But the mind also felt relaxed, empty of thoughts, of "things to do", of worries and concerns. Relaxed, yet refreshed and alert and ready to face the day with renewed good humour and positive outlook. These feelings of contentment, in body and mind, can last several days. Thanks & see you soon.
Dear Anna, thanks for a very relaxing 90 minutes. From the start it feels like I step into a little peace of heaven on earth, followed by a heavenly treat. I am taken away from the noise and clutter outside and brought into a place of tranquility. You always awake all 5 of my senses and bring me to a place of peace and serenity. You know what to some people, a massage is a form of luxury, for some it’s a form of relaxation and for others is for healing pain and improving physical health. I must admit I experienced all three luxury, relaxation and healing pain. I feel like a different person every time. Thank you and see you soon!
Met Anna for first time this week and received the most fantastic Indonesian massage. This was a beautiful combination of some dry compression techniques with some wonderful moves using oil. It was blissfully relaxing yet at times was deep too relieving my aches and pains. In addition Anna was a charming host and the room and couch wonderful!! The star rating will of course be 5 out of 5.
Steven S (2011)
What I liked about the Hawaiian massage is that it delivered for me. Relaxed, peaceful, and calm. After a hectic day this is great to unwind and remove all that tension. It made me feel totally uplifted with a warmth of energy flowing through my entire body. A lovely experience. This was my first Hawaiian but it won’t be the last.
Mr Davis (23 November 2011)
"Aloha" Hawaiian massage has got to go to the top of my list as being the best holistic treatment you will ever get! A powerful yet sensual but very spiritual at the same time giving you a sense of enlivening the body and takes you to a different place which we all need at times. A very positive energy flows within the whole body and tension is relieved and you become more and more relaxed. Anna used long flowing rhythmic and circular strokes up and down the entire body and and very soon you become deeply relaxed and feel the energy flow as you gently unwind. What more can I say except you must try it to believe it and you wont be disappointed. Superb! You will certainly leave with a peaceful smile at the end of it.
Chris (20 September 2011)
The Hawaiian is a quite unique massage - unlike any I have had before! Long, sweeping strokes, given with the back of the arms in one continuous movement, flowing the full length of the body from foot to thigh to shoulder and onto forearm! Massage given underneath the chest and abdomen and through to the shoulder blade! Tissue massaged with hands and arms in a complex series or rhythms!
At first impression the massage appears to be quite gentle and light. But afterwards it is clear that the rhythms of those steady and gentle strokes have provided relaxation deep into the body. I have had two Hawaiians so far - one left me feeling what I can only sum up as "happy!" - simply full of joy and life. The second made me feel very, very relaxed. It probably depends on your mood and needs. But either way, what's not to like!
Steve K (16 May 2012)
I met Anna this week and she gave me a wounderful Hawaiian massage treatment, which I never have had before. Absolutely fantastic experiense, and i feel totally relaxed afterwards !! would definitely recommend this treatment, and I am looking forward to my next appointment. Thank you very much.
Mal (11 June 2012)
I visited Anna at her studio recently with no specific pains but just a need for some relaxation after working long hours. We all seem to be under more pressure at work and I thought this may be a way to rejuvenate me. I wasn't wrong. Anna clearly knows her treatments. Anna went through all the different styles, there was no pressure to choose quickly, and I felt the Hawaiian massage sounded different from a normal Swedish massage I have experienced before. It was amazing. The whole thing made time stand still. Anna really made some long sweeping strokes that slipped from fingers to palms to forearms in one swift movement. It’s like being a dance partner where the other person is totally in control, with you as the centre of attention. I left feeling refreshed and relaxed. I would recommend this style of massage for any busy working person, take the time out, I felt so "alive" the next day.
Jeremy (November 2012)
I have seen Anna first for an Indonesian massage and then twice for the Hawaiian massage treatment. Anna is a very friendly and professional person who puts you in her care and explains the treatment in detail before. The Hawaiian massage was on another scale altogether, a truly blissful experience. The long flowing strokes were so soothing and heavenly as Anna works through every muscle in the body. My mind just shuts down as I drift away into a state of pure tranquility. Anna is also very well trained and knowledgeable, I would absolutely recommend her Hawaiian massage treatment to anyone wanting unique special experience.
I was very anxious before my massage. Never wanted to try one!! I felt very relaxed during the massage and comfortable with Anna... Thank you, Anna, I look forward to the next.
I recently had the seated acupressure massage. I am not normally the kind of person to enjoy massages but this one was really fantastic and I can't wait to have another! I have been suffering with RSI recently and after the massage my arm felt much better, there was an immediate improvement. I also liked the fact that I could remain clothed and no oils were used, I have been recommending this massage to all of my friends and family.
My third massage felt very deep and more relaxing again. The stomach massage again was different and felt much deeper than before - a very good/deep sensation. My skin condition has improved and skin/muscle tone since these massages. Thank you very much, Anna. Very professional.
I really enjoyed this massage because of its warming effect of the lava shells on muscles. I felt very relaxed. I had lots of tension and pain in my shoulders before the massage. After the massage my pain has gone and my neck felt much more flexible. The therapist used firm pressure and listened to my needs. I will definitely recommend this massage to my friends, I'm very pleased with the results.
A very, very relaxing massage! I felt the tension being gently smoothed away. Anna set the room to reflect the relaxing mood with gentle music and then explained what she was going to do. She pointed out to me the tension in various places, especially working on the lower back/hips area - a place of particular stiffness of mine. It was an hour and a half of pure pleasure. The Indonesian massage is to be recommended and I will certainly tell all my friends just how enjoyable this was.