The Garden Room offers a range of massage based treatments in welcoming and comfortable surroundings, between Stroud and Slad village.
About the Garden Room
Welcome to the Garden Room, a small place of calm close to Stroud town centre and the village of Slad.
Set within a stone cottage, it provides a friendly, homely and welcoming setting, different to a salon, yet offering a range of massage based treatments.
All treatments are by pre-booked appointments only and you are invited to stay a while and relax in the private garden or conservatory, so bring a book, your kindle, music and headphones and enjoy some well earned time to yourself. As we work on this basis, it is more than likely that you will have sole use of the facilities during your time with us. Unhurried, one to one attention, what is there not to enjoy?
Massage is the manipulation of soft body tissues against bone or muscles on which they lie and the effect is to enhance a person’s health and well-being. The movements used include effleurage, a sweeping movement, which soothes and relaxes; petrissage, a kneading/wringing motion, which aids toning and eases tense muscles: tapotement, a stimulating action based on pounding/beating movements and vibrations, which are trembling movements that stimulate nerves and relieve pain. These movements can be tailored to personal preferences and needs, to be as relaxing or stimulating as required.
Before we start your treatment, we will discuss what you are looking for from your massage, whether it be general relaxation or to target a tense or painful area and tailor your treatment to incorporate some or all of these methods.
Along with a general feeling of wellbeing, massage offers many benefits including:
- Relaxing tense muscles, relieving painful muscles and improving muscle tone.
- Smoothing the surface of the skin and assisting the removal of dead skin cells.
- Helping to disperse fatty tissue.
- Improves circulation, with nutrients being more efficiently carried around the body and waste products being taken away.
- Aids relaxation and induces restful sleep.
- Improves awareness of where in the body tension is held and how to respond to stress.
- Promotes whole body and emotional awareness.
Massage can cause a warming and redness of the skin, because it improves blood flow, this is a perfectly normal reaction. You may also feel a little “floaty” afterwards; this will quickly pass after a drink of water and a short sit down.
It is recommended that you avoid any strenuous activity, drinking alcohol or eating a large meal immediately after a massage. Take it easy and enjoy its effect!
Hello, I’m Sara and people have always been at the heart of my working life. Having had a long career in human resources, I decided that I needed a change, so trained at the International Beauty and Holistic Academy in Gloucester, gaining a VTCT NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Massage.
With a passion for delivering excellent customer service and building relationships, I decided to use these and my newly acquired massage skills to open my own business.
As part of my training, I completed the specialist cancer massage course, provided by the Amethyst Trust. Having been a carer and experience of cancer in my family, I am able to empathise with those going through cancer treatments and their carers.
I am a Stroud girl and pleased to be able to source my massage oils from Aqua Oleum in Thrupp, with additional products produced and supplied by Monu, who are based in Cheltenham.
My aim was to create an environment in which people are comfortable and immediately feel at ease. Why don’t you come and find out for yourself?