Therapies

The holistic Eastern styles of massage therapy I offer provide mental and physical relaxation and numerous health benefits. Therapies are provided at my base in my Glasgow City Centre, conveniently located opposite Central Station, or, you can request a home visit. Please note, mobile appointments are subject to distance/travel time and may be subject to a travel charge (typically £5).

» Thai Yoga Massage
» Thai Foot & Body Massage
» Onsite Seated Acupressure
» Massage for Pregnancy

Opening hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 10.00am – 2.00pm
  • Saturday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • Appointments out with these times may be available upon request
  • Evening/ Sunday workshops or massage at an event by request

Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage is a healing art, a truly holistic form of energy and bodywork for body and mind. Known as Nuat Phaen Boran (traditional style massage), its origins can be traced back generations. Indian yogic principles, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Eastern Massage are all incorporated. I am trained in the Northern style of Thai Yoga and Dynamic, or Osteo-Thai, Massage.

A Thai Yoga Massage is a full body treatment. I work from toe to crown, mobilising joints, and performing passive stretches. I work Sen lines using a range of techniques including thumb, palm, feet, and elbow pressure. Sen lines are pathways around the body through which our energy flows. These pathways can become blocked through illness, injury, trauma, stress or an unhealthy lifestyle. Thai Massage stimulates or relaxes the points and unblocks energy.

Thai Yoga Massage is performed fully clothed on a futon at floor level without oils. It is suitable for all ages, all levels of flexibility and mobility. It is the perfect form of massage for anyone who is stiff or sore, fatigued by sport or the demands of work, family life. Try Thai Massage if you are under stress or suffering from certain medical ailments. These include headache, back pain, circulatory or respiratory problems. In addition, low energy, mobility problems and digestive and menstrual problems.

Reduces levels of stress and tension
Promotes restful sleep
Alleviates sore/stiff back, neck, shoulders, hips & pelvis, knees...
Improves flexibility and posture
Boosts circulation, immune and lymphatic systems
Prevents injury and aids recovery after exercise
Increases muscular tone and strength

Lesley has been bringing Thai Yoga Massage to me for the last couple of years now. She has greatly helped my shoulder pain and general stiffness from playing sport. Thai yoga massage has been amazing for helping to loosen my muscles and resolve aches. Lesley tailors the appointment to suit me and is always offering advice and aftercare. It’s incredibly relaxing; a great way to destress.

H Wynn

Prices

  • 30 mins – £25
  • 60 mins – £44
  • 90 mins – £60
  • 2 hours – £72

Thai Foot & Body Massage

Thai body massage includes therapeutic Thai massage techniques for back, neck and limbs with oil. Performed on massage table. Available only at Heart + Hara within Shiatsu & Thai Massage Training

  • Express Thai Massage for shoulders and neck = 30 min targeted treatment for those short on time looking for relief from tight, sore shoulders and neck. Available only at Heart + Hara within Shiatsu & Thai Massage Training.

Thai Foot Massage is a wonderfully relaxing treatment that covers the whole foot and lower legs. Oil is applied up to the knee. I massage the whole area using my hands and a traditional rosewood stick. Following this, we wrap your feet in a towel in the traditional Thai method. As your feet are kept warm, I work the leg Sen lines to release blocked energy. This is a rewarding treatment that can be very restorative to the body.

  • Express Thai Foot Massage: 30 min massage of the foot with oil including reflex points of the foot worked in the traditional method with a rosewood stick. Available only at Heart + Hara within Shiatsu & Thai Massage Training.

As an added treat, you can add a 15 minute massage of the hands for only £5. I used oil and work the Sen lines and pressure points on the hands, fingers, and wrists. This relaxing treatment brings balance to body and mind while relieving stiffness and tenderness. A wonderful combination of therapies!

Revives tired feet and legs
Reduces levels of stress and tension
Promotes restful sleep
Boosts circulation, immune and lymphatic systems

I have regular Thai Foot Massage from Lesley. The treatment feels fabulous and I get a wonderful night’s sleep as a result! Highly recommended.

T Ross

Prices

  • 30 mins – £25
  • 60 mins – £44
  • 90 mins – £60
  • 2 hours – £72

Onsite Seated Acupressure

I perform Seated Acupressure based on Zen Shiatsu. Shiatsu is a form of energy work. I use techniques to work with the body’s own energy; nothing is put in or taken out. These energies flow through meridians and I aim to bring them towards balance.

Onsite Seated Acupressure (chair or corporate massage) is suitable for almost everyone. The treatment takes place on a specially designed chair that supports the head, chest, arms, and knees. Treatments are given without oils through clothing. The Acupressure lasts from 10 to 30 minutes.

This is the ideal massage treatment to offer in the workplace and at events.

Refreshing
Mess free
Convenient & quick
Eases tense muscles
Relieves anxiety and stress
Boosts circulation and immune system

This style of massage is very effective and relevant to the sedentary lifestyle of most office workers. The sessions prove extremely successful with everybody involved and the benefits of these massages are appreciated. Lesley visits our office on a regular basis at the request of the staff.

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Prices

  • £1 per minute, from 10 to 30 minutes
  • Corporate/event rates: one-off booking £50 per hour, recurring bookings £45 per hour. First hour free when booking 4+ hours!
  • Workshops: please email heartplushara@gmail.com with your enquiry

Massage for pregnancy: antenatal & postnatal massage

Due to the intensive nature of Well Mother training, you can enjoy this massage throughout your pregnancy, the immediate postnatal period and beyond. It can be especially beneficial in easing complications during pregnancy. Techniques used in the massage can help with overdue labour and postnatal recovery. Or you can simply enjoy the massage for relaxation.

We tailor each treatment to meet your needs and the stage of pregnancy or post-natal period you are at. The massage is a combination of Swedish, Thai, and Shiatsu techniques. It is performed on a massage table or at floor level on a futon. I use lots of cushions and blankets for your comfort.

A Well Mother treatment is much more than just a massage. It includes special guided breathing and visualisation techniques. These can be used as preparation for labour and birth. Plus, I share antenatal exercises appropriate for you.

A first treatment usually lasts for 90 minutes which allows me to ensure the massage is tailored for you. Subsequent treatments may be 60 or 90 minutes in duration. Visit the ‘Support Through Pregnancy’ page for more information.

As an added treat, you can add on a 15-minute massage of the hands or face and scalp to any treatment (where duration of booked treatment is 60 minutes or more) for only £5!

Promotes relaxation
Reduces anxiety
Helps with management of common pregnancy related ailments
Including: pelvic girdle pain & instability, back pain, headache, nausea, heartburn & reflux, constipation, oedema, restless legs...

I recently saw Lesley for pregnancy massage. Lesley’s clear explanation and manner put me at complete ease. Afterwards, I felt relaxed, tired muscles stretched and slept much better. The breathwork was so helpful and it was lovely to focus on and feel connected with my baby.

K Oliver

Prices

  • 30 mins – £25
  • 60 mins – £44
  • 90 mins – £60
  • 2 hours – £72

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! We offer gift certificates for all treatments. They are valid for 12 months from date of purchase. You can choose to receive this as a printed certificate, print at home PDF sent by email or jpeg by text. Please contact me to purchase.

  • At your first appointment, I will complete a consultation record for you which covers your medical history, goal for your treatment and a few other questions so that I can tailor your treatment to your specific requirements.

  • I offer therapies:

    • Tuesday - Friday 10 - 2pm
    • Saturday 10am - 4pm

    Appointments out with these times may be available upon request.
    Evening/ Sunday workshops or massage at an event by request.

  • As with all complementary therapies, there are some health conditions which may mean massage is not suitable for you (contraindicated). If you are uncertain if a treatment is suitable for you, just ask. The style of massage I offer is safe and suitable for almost everyone. Please note, if you have a medical condition, massage may still be suitable for you, especially if controlled with medication/treatment. The following is a summary of the main contraindications for Thai Massage, Onsite Seated Acupressure, and Massage for Pregnancy:

    • Recent surgery (past 3 months)
    • Infection, fever, anything contagious, diarrhoea and/or vomiting in the last 48 hours
    • Recent fractures (past 3 months) or whiplash
    • I offer Well Mother Massage that can be received during ALL trimesters and throughout the postnatal year (including the immediate postnatal period).
    • Under the influence of alcohol or non-prescriptive drugs
    • Recent spinal health issues e.g. herniated, prolapsed disc
    • Any undiagnosed medical concern where test results are awaited
    • 30 mins: Express Thai Foot / Express Thai for shoulders and neck
    • 60 mins: Thai Yoga Massage / Thai Foot Massage / Thai Body Massage / Massage for pregnancy
    • 90 mins: Thai Yoga Massage / Combined Thai Yoga and Foot / Combined Thai Body Massage with Thai Yoga stretches / Massage for pregnancy
    • 2 hours: Thai Yoga Massage / Combined Thai Yoga and Foot Massage
    • Onsite Seated Acupressure: 10 – 30 mins per treatment
    • Plus, optional 15-minute add-on to treatment 60 mins or more
  • Thai Massage is performed through clothing. Leggings and a T-shirt are ideal.
    On-site Seated Acupressure can be performed through any clothing including your usual workwear.
    Massage for Pregnancy can be received either undressed and draped, or, through clothing as per Thai Massage.

  • Relaxed and refreshed! You will be able to return to usual activities straight after your treatment.

  • No oils are used in Thai Yoga Massage or Onsite Seated Acupressure – it’s convenient and mess free!
    Unscented carrier oil or reflexology balm is used in Thai Foot Massage.
    Unscented carrier oil is used in Massage for Pregnancy and Thai Body Massage.

  • Book your relaxing massage at Heart + Hara within Shiatsu & Thai Massage Training online:  https://bookbodywork.as.me/LesleyLewis or by using the 'Book now' button on my Facebook page or email me at heartplushara@gmail.com.

    To book a mobile appointment or request an appointment out with my usual times , or to enquire about corporate massage or workshops, please contact me by email or on Facebook or simply complete the form on the 'Booking and Contact' page

    I look forward to hearing from you!

  • You can pay for your treatment by cash, mobile banking app, pay pal or valid Heart+Hara Gift Certificate.

  • I am based on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday between 10.00am and 2.00pm within Shiatsu & Thai Massage Training, 5th Floor, Standard Buildings, 94 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6PH.

    You can book appointments with me at Shiatsu & Thai Massage Training here: https://bookbodywork.as.me/LesleyLewis.

    I also work mobile – I bring massage to your home, workplace or event.

    Mobile appointments are offered Wednesday-Thursday & Saturday subject to distance/travel time.  I travel within, approximately, 10-mile radius of G76. All I require is enough floor space for a mat and futon (about the size of a double duvet cover) or space for a massage table/ onsite massage chair. Please note: travel charge may apply.

  • Corporate massage is the term for massage provided during the working day to staff by their employer.  Massage during the working day can reduce stress and anxiety, reduce muscle tension and boost the body’s systems resulting in improved productivity and reduced absenteeism.

    What is onsite seated acupressure massage?

    The seated massage I offer is performed on a specially designed on-site chair that supports the head, chest, arm and knees. No oils are used, and it is performed through clothing, so you can go straight back to work feeling refreshed. The massage focuses on the head, neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands. It It is an ideal form of massage in the workplace as it quick, convenient and mess-free.

    Who is it suitable for?

    It is suitable for almost everyone.  Before receiving a treatment, you will be asked to read a short list of health conditions, and, sign a form prior to the treatment.  All forms are retained by the therapist and stored in accordance with current UK personal data legislation.

    How long is a treatment?

    A typical treatment is 15 minutes per person and bookings are typically for 2-4 hours at a time.

  • Workshops have taken place at Studio 70 Yoga, The Wee Retreat and at Shiatsu & Thai Massage Training.  They are advertised on my Facebook. Please like and follow to keep up to date with forthcoming events!

Where to benefit from a massage treatment

I am based on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday between 10.00am and 2.00pm within Shiatsu & Thai Massage Training, 5th Floor, Standard Buildings, 94 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6PH.

I also work mobile – I bring massage to your home, workplace or event.

Mobile appointments are offered Wednesday-Thursday & Saturday subject to distance/travel time.  I travel within, approximately, 10-mile radius of G76. All I require is enough floor space for a mat and futon (about the size of a double duvet cover) or space for a massage table/ onsite massage chair. Please note: travel charge may apply.

Book your relaxing massage at Heart + Hara within Shiatsu & Thai Massage Training online: https://bookbodywork.as.me/LesleyLewis or  by email or on Facebook.

To book a mobile appointment or request an appointment out with my usual times please contact me by email or on Facebook.