Massage Therapy Wembley

At The Sherwood Clinic near Wembley, we offer massage based on an assessment of your constitution and health. Our massage therapists are trained in human anatomy and physiology. When this scientific knowledge is coupled with the ancient art of massage techniques, the outcome is healing, relaxation, and a sense of wellbeing!



According to Ayurveda, the timeless science of Life practiced in India and Srilanka, daily massage known as “Abhyanga” in Sanskrit is recommended. Accroding to the classic Ayurveda text Caraka Samhita, “with regular application of massage, the body becomes firm, smooth-skinned, free from disturbances of impurities and tolerant of exertions and exercise. The body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much even if subjected to accidental injuries or strenuous work. By using oil massage daily, a person is endowed with pleasant touch, trimmed body parts and becomes strong, charming and least affected by old age”.



Caraka has detailed further benefits of oil applied to specific areas. For example, applied to the head oil prevents headache, alopecia, graying of hair, balding. Strength is imparted to skull and hair roots and the sense organs become cheerful and complexion glows. Sound sleep and happiness also are experienced. Oil applied regularly to the ears decreases diseases due to vata, stiffness in back of neck and jaws, hardness of hearing and deafness. By massaging of oil on feet, coarseness, stiffness, roughness, fatigue and numbness of feet are alleviated. Further, delicacy, strength and firmness in feet, clarity of vision are attained and vata is pacified. By massage of oil in feet, cracking of sole and constriction of veins and ligaments is healed. Body massage alleviates foul smell, heaviness, drowsiness, itching, dirt, anorexia, vulgar appearance of sweat.



The other two great masters Sushruta and Vagbhatta describe the benefits of massage as below:


“Oily substances affused on the human organism imparts a tone and vigor to its tissues in the same manner as water furnishes the roots of a tree with the necessary nutritive elements and fosters its growth when poured into the soil where it grows.” Sushruta, Su.XXIV.15-20.


“Abhyanga should be resorted to daily; it wards off old age, exertion and increase of vata; bestows good vision, nourishment to the body, long life, good sleep, good and strong skin.” Vagbhata,Su.II.8-9 (3).



At The Sherwood Clinic near Wembley, we offer a selection of massage therapies such as


“Abhyanga”- Ayurvedic massage using herb infused oils, “Udvartana” an Ayurevdic massage using herbal powders to tone up the tissues and aid weight loss, “Hot Stone Massage”wherein smooth water heated stones are applied to key points on the body to induce relaxation of tense muscles and induce calm.


We also offer sports massage provided by our experienced therapists, antenatal and post natal massage and reflexology.



For more information and to book an appointment contact our reception at The Sherwood Clinic near Wembley on 0208 869 0000.