A highly targeted massage that is brilliant for alleviating tension in muscles and for relieving pain that has come about from over-exertion or injury. Pressure is applied and long massage strokes are used, not dissimilar from Swedish massage therapy. Deep tissue massage is also preventative: it can help to open up the oxygen flow so that nutrients travel freely, avoiding the build up of toxins and potential inflammation. It can also help to heal scar tissue from old injuries.
Swedish massage is a blissfully relaxing full body massage which takes into account your whole being as well as soothing away any aches and pains you might have. It’s excellent for alleviating stiffness in the muscles and aiding recovery after injuries which probably explains why this form of massage is extremely popular with athletes. It’s also a good starting point for anyone who is new to massage. You can look forward to improved circulation and increased flexibility after the Nova Swedish massage and an overall feeling of well-being.
Athletes have been turning to this form of massage for centuries. Our Nova sports massage not only speeds up recovery after training sessions, it also increases suppleness and strength which in turn prevents future injury. We can focus on certain muscle areas but at the same time the benefits are holistic: our sports massage will help you to perform like a professional. And yes, we are also pleased to count professional sports people among our regular clients.
Our aromatherapy massage is a delightfully restorative and aromatic experience. We use essential oils made from natural plant essences chosen according to how you feel – and how you would like to feel. So we might use eucalyptus oil if your head and chest have been feeling congested; or tangerine oil is ideal if you’ve been feeling low in energy. Lavender helps with relaxation, and peppermint is known to help alleviate sore muscles. We mix the essential oils with a base oil such as sweet almond, and of course we will discuss with you what we use – you may have your own preferences. What you can expect is total, blissful relaxation, with many benefits including increased energy, clearer thinking, reduced anxiety and deep and restful sleep.
This is a wonderfully relaxing massage that includes more than just your head! Our Indian head massage involves a series of gentle strokes, pressures and techniques on your scalp, neck shoulders and upper back. It is known to reduce headaches and alleviate aches, pains and tension in your neck, back and shoulders. An added bonus is that it can improve the texture of your hair, adding lustre and increasing growth! Indian head massage is hugely beneficial for anyone experiencing tension headaches and stress.
This is a deliciously warming and detoxifying massage using smooth heated stones that are placed on specific pressure points on the spine. The warmth combined with massage strokes helps any tension to melt away. It is also the perfect treatment for treating isolated injuries. The stones can have a sedative effect which makes this a deeply relaxing and restorative massage.
Our facial massage uses many of the techniques that we practise in our Indian head massage. We also incorporate methods originating from Japanese facial massage. This treatment stimulates the lymphatic system and it can also help to eliminate toxins. It is a highly soothing experience and there are many benefits: brighter, tighter skin, a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, improved muscle tone, and an overall boost to your energy and sense of wellbeing.
Reflexology is a treatment based on applying pressure to specific reflex points on the feet which correspond to our vital organs. It is deeply relaxing and can create a welcome feeling of calm and wellbeing. Reflexology can ease pain, boost our immune system and it is successful in helping with migraine, pre-menstrual symptoms, stress and tension, digestive problems and fertility. This treatment is suitable for everyone, including babies and children. If you would like to restore your body to its natural balance, why not try reflexology at Nova?
Nova Natural Health Clinic is located in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, next to Lister Hospital. Our patients come to us from all over Herts including Hitchin, Letchworth Garden City, Baldock, St Neots, Hatfield, Welwyn, Welwyn Garden City; but also from Luton, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and further afield. Everyone in our team shares the same philosophy: we want to restore and maintain our patients’ health in the most natural way possible.