Charity Umana. Massage Therapy




ABOUT THE MASSAGE THERAPY

BIO: Charity Umana
Charity Umana is both an African indigenous massage therapist and a licensed professional massage therapist with over 22years of experience who grew up in Africa learning the trade from childhood from her paternal grandmother.

She is an energetic young and vibrant woman with good humour who has great passion for the job and derives happiness in giving her clients the best and professional massage therapy in a relaxed and calm environment.

Her hobbies are: travelling, reading, jogging, quiet moment with God, watching news, alternative medicine practices, etc.

Cellulite Massage

This massage style is specifically designed to put pressure on areas of the body such as abdomen,
buttocks, thighs etc. affected by hormonal and genetically induced fat, as well as, obesity. It is
achieved by manipulating the skin of the affected area and dispersing the fat cells beneath the
skin surface to spread evenly. Though it is not a complete medical solution to the problem, it is a
complementary one to help make the skin tighter and smoother.

20 MIN 30 MIN 1 HOUR
$20.00 $60.00 --
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Children Massage

As a therapy, massage is good for children whether they are infants, preschoolers, teens, or young
adults. Therefore making a massage as a routine activity in a child's life, can help to model
the child grow into a balanced, matured, and responsible adult. It helps to build up children
emotional and psychological alertness, and improves their body immune system. As the children are
growing up, more concentration should be given to massage on hands, feet, fingers and toes, as well
as, acupressure for a child's nasal congestion, which is the easiest and fastest ways to
treat nasal congestion in babies and children. But, massage session for children should be less
than an hour, because they may find longer sessions boring and irritating.

20 MIN 30 MIN 1 HOUR
$20.00 $35.00 --
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Chair Massage

This is a style of massage that is of a shorter duration of about 15 to 20 minutes with much
concentration on the neck region, shoulders, the back, arms etcetera; it could be carried out
without the use massage oil and clothes intact.

20 MIN 30 MIN 1 HOUR
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Deep Tissue Massage

This massage style applies much more pressure to a specific area of focus on the affected part of
the body in order to arrest certain painful trouble spots. It involves the application of gentle,
deep and intentional strokes with the application of pressure on the layers of muscles, tendons,
and other affected tissues. It is definitely an uncomfortable style of massage for both the patient
and the massage therapist, but it is quite therapeutic because of its ability to relieve chronic
pattern of tension and helps arrest painful muscle injuries.

20 MIN 30 MIN 1 HOUR
$20.00 $35.00 --
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Hot Stone Massage

This involves placing warm basalt stones on the back to help melt tight areas such as acupressure
points. The stones can equally be used as a massage tool or temporarily be left in place. It is
used in combination with other massage techniques for effective result

20 MIN 30 MIN 1 HOUR
$20.00 $35.00 --
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Preganancy or Prenatal Massage

This type of massage is used during pregnancy to relieve stress, joint and muscle pains, as well
as, decreasing arm and leg swelling especially where medication and other medical options may be
short in supply. It helps reduce anxiety and tension during pregnancy, and eases symptoms of
constipation and heartburn, as well as, boosting blood and lymph circulation and stimulates blood
circulation, which helps to raise the red blood count and produce more haemoglobin.

20 MIN 30 MIN 1 HOUR
$20.00 $35.00 --
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African Massage

This massage style involves the physical manipulation of the muscles, joints and veins to help relax
them to enhance blood circulation using the African approach, which is essentially unique and
attractive and provides a perfect full body massage for tension relief and deep natural relaxation.
It mimics the rhythms of African dance steps by using natural. This type of massage equipment
and accessories such as round bamboo stick, calabash, warm mixture of avocado infused olive and shea
butter ointment, which is drizzled over the body to provide its anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour,
anti-oxidant, and anti-aging effect to the skin and enhance effective, gentle stretching and
application of a soothing mild pressure

20 MIN 30 MIN 1 HOUR
$20.00 $35.00 $50.00
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Reflexology

This is a specialized form of foot massage using the  hands, thumb and fingers techniques
to stimulate certain areas of the feet, which is believed to correlate to other organs and bodily
systems

20 MIN 30 MIN 1 HOUR
$20.00 $35.00 --
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Swedish Massage

This is the most common style of massage therapy, which everyone needs to have. Though called
Sweedish massage, all the techniques involved are explained using French terminologies. Effleurage
It involves the application of long, smooth strokes to relax the muscles. Petrissage It involves
kneading to penetrate deeply into the muscle Friction It involves pressing firmly onto the surface
in a circular motion to achieve intense muscle relaxation evenly. Tapotement: This involves a series
of brisk accompanying each other in rapid and alternating succession, which includes beating,
cupping, hacking, slapping etc.

20 MIN 30 MIN 1 HOUR
$20.00 $35.00 --
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Remedial Massage

As the name implies, this type of massage is used as a remedy to aid the healing of existing
injuries. When compared to sports massage and deep tissue massage, the pressure applied is at the
therapist discretion.

20 MIN 30 MIN 1 HOUR
$20.00 $35.00 --
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AFRICAN AND PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE THERAPY



INTRODUCTION: Massage as a complementary and alternative medicine, which is used to treat various types of ailments, injuries and body pains has been part and parcel of the way of life of the African people.

Over the years, these massage styles and techniques including it’s health benefits have struggled to expand globally due to many factors, which includes: lack of written literature, massage and fitness training institutions, scientific research,

validation and documentation, and the assumed negative image (disease, poverty, wars etc.) attached by the outside world to Africa. Thus, making these practices wholely anecdoctal.

That-not-withstanding, the African approach is essentially attractive with great health benefits and a perfect way to release body tension and relax naturally




CHOICE OF MASSAGE BY OUR CLIENTS



Before booking for a massage, the following questions should be asked and given appropriate answers by the client to help us decide on the type of massage therapy needed.

Firsly, is the massage needed for relaxation and stress control, or, is it needed for a symptom relief to help with certain health conditions/injuries?

Answers to these questions and many more will assist the massage therapist on deciding on the technique and style of massage therapy needed by the client.

Also, depending on the client age, health condition, or any special need, we will customize the massage therapy to suit your purpose and condition.




DRESSING DURING MAASGE SESSION



You may prefer to completely disrobe or remain partially clothed during massage sessions. The therapist will only uncover the areas that need concentration.

Alternatively, the client may prefer to undress to his/her test. Dispossable underwears may be offered to avoid oil stains, of which, the client may choose to accept or decline based on personal choice.



HEALTH BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY



Regular massage session provides the following health benefits.
1. Stress reduction
2. Boosting of immune system function
3. Improves digestion
4. Reduces anxiety and depression
5. Enhances mental alertness; cognition, and learning in children.
6. Reduces nerve pain syndrome
7. Increases blood and lymph circulation
8. Reduces premenstrual syndrome
9. Improves sexual habit and promote better pregnancy and ease during delivery
10. Improves better milk production and easier breast feeding
11. Reduces muscular pains and spasms
12. Although it is a complimentary medical solution, cellulite massage helps disperse fat cells and spread them evenly beneath the skin.
13. It improves sleep and relaxation.
14. It relieves headache
15. Stimulates motor development in children as they grow