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Body Massage

Massage involves using the hands to perform different types of movements and techniques on the body. Massage can be performed on many parts of the body, but the most common part is the back. This is aimed to provide relaxation, healing and detoxification. The main techniques used to perform a massage include stroking, kneading, rubbing or pressing on the body. Other methods use direct hand pressure on the skin or either through the clothes. This section of the site will help you learn more on massage and also give you tips and different techniques to perform a massage.


Aromatherapy is an ancient art, which involves the use of natural plant oils for healing, cleansing, and relaxation. The art of aromatherapy is used to restore the harmony of the body and mind. Oil's and essences are harnessed from plants, flowers and resins, and are applied using massage or essence producing products, such as oil burners and hot water.

The pure essential oil is the vital ingredient in any type of aromatherapy treatment. These oils are very different from day to day oils such as cooking oils. They are oils that are much more concentrated and are lighter than water and highly flammable. Essential oils are measured in drops as they are very concentrated and tend to evaporate quickly. To reduce evaporation the oils tend to be mixed with other ingredients such as massage oils and water.

Essence is a natural living substance of a plant. The extraction of essences is a very delicate operation and can be very time consuming.
The essences can be extracted from anywhere from in the plant, such as the petal, stem, seeds, stalks etc. Essence oils are easily penetrated into the skin due to their high concentration. As these essences are evaporated they are also inhaled via the millions of sensitive cells in the nasal passage. These cells send messages to the brain and therefore enhance both physical and psychological well being.





This is the most commonly used massage in this country, the 'Swedish Massage'. It involves applying sensual massage oils to the client before using a range of different hand strokes and a certain amount of pressure on the body. The most common part of the body for a Swedish massage is the back. A massage session can last up to an hour, with extra time to relax, having had the massage treatment.


Swedish Massage


We offer a range of different styles of massage to calm and relax the body. These include:
Using natural essential oils in a holistic treatment to improve physical and emotional well-being. Includes a consultation and oils mixed especially to match you as an individual.

Full Body 60 minutes £38.00
Full Body inc Scalp 75 minutes £48.00
Back, neck and shoulders 30 minutes £20.00
Legs and Feet 20 minutes £14.00
Hot stone 45 minutes £35.00, 1hr 15min £40
Himylayan salt 45 minutes £35.00, 1hr 15min £46
Thai massage 30 minutes £20.00, 1hr £35



Male Massage

Pregnancy massage

*improve circulation, and increase the flow of oxygen to soft tissue and muscles

*reduce leg and back pain and joint pain

*reduce oedema (water retention) and swelling

*improve mood and lower anxiety

*regulate hormones, such as helping to decrease levels of stress hormones and increase "happy" hormones such as serotonin and dopamine

*reduce muscle tension, and tension headaches

Pregnancy massage 45 mins £29


Indian Head Massage

An Indian head massage is a gentle treatment applied to the neck, shoulders, upper arms and the head. It is used to aid relaxation and aid blood flow through the scalp.

When feeling stressed, tension can accumulate causing problems such as stiffness in the neck and shoulders, eye strain or headaches. An Indian head massage can resolve these problems and make you feel more calm and relaxed.

30 minutes £20.00


Indian Head Massage at Vanilla


Our skin is our largest organ. It protects us from the elements and is the first line of defence against dozens of things that we come into contact with on a daily basis. As such, skin needs some tender loving care from time to time. The skin regularly grows new skin cells and sheds dead skin cells which is the reason why we have to exfoliate.
Body exfoliation products are commonly made with salt crystals or sugar crystals that are packed in some kind of skin-friendly oil such as olive oil or jojoba oil. These products also often include essential oils extracted from plants such as lavender or lemongrass. When the product is rubbed over the body, it helps to loosen and cleanse away dead skin cells, leaving behind fresh, healthy skin.
There are also many treatments that include body exfoliation. In these treatments, the skin from the neck to the feet is scrubbed with an exfoliant, rinsed clean, and may also be treated with a body masque. These treatments, which can be very indulgent and relaxing are very effective at exfoliation.

Full Body Exfoliation and Moisturise 40 minutes £30.00
Legs and Feet Exfoliation and Moisturise 20 minutes £17.00


Exfoliation at Vanilla


Actiderm inch loss wraps
*Promotes immediate and long term inch loss
*Targets problem areas - buttocks, thighs, stomach and arms
*Reduces the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks
*Tones and tightens skin

The Actiderm wrap does not dehydrate like others on the beauty market, you will not put back on the lost inches by drinking a glass of water, in fact we can assure you the opposite! We actually encourage you to drink plentyof water after the treatment to cleanse and flush your system, this can help to achieve further inch loss and tightening of the skin over the following few days. Sculpting wrap treatments stimulate inch loss through the lymphatic drainage system, while stimulating blood flow within the fatty tissues. To put it simply, the fat cells are stripped of their poisons after which the are taken out of your system as waste. In our experience a female client can generally expect to come down a dress size without losing a pound in weight!

Chin & neck £17.00
Upper arms from £23.00
Chest from £23.00
Tummy from £30.00
Upper legs from £23.00
Half body from £63.00
Full body from £80.00
Other areas available on request  
Course of 4 x half body wraps £190.00
Course of 4 x full body wraps £265.00
Body brushing £30.00