Relax the mind, revitalise the body, soothe the soul. At Pura Vida we specialise in complementary and holistic therapies that treat the whole of you. From targeting niggling injuries to providing purely indulgent treats, we've got a menu of massage to pick from.
Choose between the relaxing ambience of our Pura Vida Treatment Room at Practically Perfect in Clutton, or our mobile service for a private spa sanctuary in the comfort of your own home. We can even come to your office!
And what's more, at Pura Vida we're passionate about organic, natural, and cruelty free health and beauty which is why we're proud to be both a Tropic Skincare Ambassador and Neal's Yard Consultant. Tropic are a completely vegan and cruelty free skincare company, with a naturally derived range that is free from parabens, synthetic fragrances and toxic chemicals whilst Neal's Yard Remedies also specialise in organic and natural health and beauty products. We'll use only these skincare brands for our collection of holistic facials. You can find out more and shop for any of their products using the links below. Or alternatively, get in touch with Lindsay to discuss your requirements and to try out some free samples.
Whilst you can browse our full range of therapies on our website or in the fees section below, here's a snippet of what we have to offer.
Our wide range of holistic and remedial massage therapies can relax, revive or rehabilitate, benefitting you physiologically and psychologically. We take the time to listen very carefully to our clients, tailoring our treatments to your individual needs - whether targeting an injury or providing a purely indulgent, stress-busting treat.
Soon-to-be Mum? We offer gentle pregnancy massage, helping with many of the changes that pregnancy brings. Our treatments are perfect for easing and even preventing some of the common ailments that can pop up along the way, from sciatica and back pain to oedema. And because every pregnancy, and every person, is different, we create a treatment to suit you.
Our Hot Stone Massage melts away tension. With warmth that soothes for a sumptuous treat, banish the stresses and strains of modern life with this ancient thermal therapy - combining gently heated basalt stones and natural oils for the ultimate indulgence.
We also offer a time-honoured Indian Head Massage which relaxes the mind and revitalises the body - for top to toe tranquility. A concentrated massage that relieves anxiety and fatigue, eases all those everyday aches and improves circulation for an all-round healthier you.
And last but certainly not least, there's our Holistic Facials collection. These gentle therapies combine the techniques of a traditional beauty facial - cleansing, toning and nourishing the skin - with the relaxing benefits of holistic massage.
And if you're looking for a luxury treat for a special someone, Gift Vouchers are available. Just drop us a line to order and we will post them straight out.
And finally, for those of you who are animal owners, you may also be interested in following our sister brand, Paw Vida, who specialise in complementary and holistic healthcare for our four-legged friends.
Training, qualifications & experience
Having obtained an ITEC Level 3 Holistic Massage, Physiology and Anatomy diploma, I went on to further develop my skills by attaining diploma certificates in Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Indian Head Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Holistic Facials, and Seated Acupressure.
I'm a member of the accredited Federation of Holistic Therapists. This means I'm highly trained and know the world of massage inside out.
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Our gentle holistic facial treatments combine the techniques of a traditional beauty facial - cleansing, exfoliating, toning and nourishing the skin - with the relaxing benefits of holistic massage.
…with Tropic Skincare
Pure, Honest and Effective. Tropic are a 100% vegan and cruelty free skincare company, with a naturally derived range that is free from parabens, synthetic fragrances and toxic chemicals.
60 mins £30.00
30 mins £20.00
…with Neal’s Yard Remedies
Neal’s Yard specialise in ethically sourced, cruelty free, organic and natural health and beauty products.
60 mins £35.00
30 mins £20.00
Indian Head Massage
Our time-honoured Indian Head Massage relaxes the mind and revitalises the body – for top-to-toe tranquillity. It’s concentrated, so it can relieve anxiety and fatigue, ease away those everyday aches and improve circulation for an all-round healthier you.
......with natural oil application to face and hair
Choose one of our nutrient-rich oils. Each has a different aroma, but all bring added benefits – moisturising, hydrating and softening your hair and skin.
.....no oil, thanks
The same ancient technique, just without the oil.
Seated Acupressure Massage
Based on the traditional form of Japanese massage called ANMA, our relaxing Seated Acupressure Massage improves the flow of energy through the body whilst strengthening and balancing the circulatory, muscular and nervous systems. Oil free and fully clothed, this massage can be carried out almost anywhere and should leave you feeling refreshed, invigorated and raring to go.
30 mins £24.00
Our holistic therapies are based on traditional Swedish techniques. And we can adapt them to relax, revive or rehabilitate. Not only do they leave you feeling divine, but they benefit you physiologically and psychologically.
Full Body (which includes your face and head)
Back, Neck and Shoulder
Back, Neck and Shoulder Express
Legs (including your feet, of course)
Face & Head
Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage
The clue’s in the name. Working deeper muscle layers and soft tissue than other massages, this targeted therapy can relieve tension and improve circulation. Here comes the science bit… It’s down to a careful combination of deep tissue and neuromuscular techniques that release restrictions and adhesions within muscle fibres. That makes it ideal for anyone dealing with restricted mobility, postural imbalance, chronic joint or muscle pain – plus post-workout soreness for any of you sportspeople out there.
75 mins £45.00
Back, Neck & Shoulder
45 mins £34.00
Legs...including your feet, of course
45 mins £34.00
Prefer remedial massage with a lighter touch? Myofascial Release is a gentle therapy that involves mellow but sustained pressure to the fascia, designed to eliminate pain, restore alignment, and improve muscle and joint mobility. Think of the fascia as a kind of cobweb of tissue that goes from the top of your head to the tips of your toes, protecting every cell, muscle, bone, nerve and organ in your body. If restrictions creep in – due to trauma, injury, surgery or even repetitive movements – all sorts of problems can follow: poor mobility, postural misalignment, compromised circulation and chronic pain are typical. Gently releasing restrictions with massage can take the pressure off pain-sensitive nerves and blood vessels. And the benefits are boundless.
60 mins £40.00
Hot Stone Massage
Our Hot Stone Massage melts away tension, warming the muscles for a soothingly sumptuous treat. Banish the stresses and strains of modern life with this ancient thermal therapy - combining gently heated basalt stones and natural oils for the ultimate indulgence.
Full Body (including your face and head)
Back, Neck and Shoulder
Soon-to-be Mum? Our gentle pregnancy massages can ease many of those common complaints that pregnancy brings - from sciatica and back pain to oedema. Or they’re perfect if you just want a little ‘me time’. And because every pregnancy, and every person, is different, we create a treatment to suit you.
Full Body Pregnancy Massage (Head to toe, and including your face)
9 months, 4 treatments
The perfect package
Can’t choose? Try our treatment package – two of our most popular therapies – and settle in for some serious relaxation.
Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage… followed by…Traditional Indian Head Massage (including nourishing oil application to the face and hair)
Give a Gift
Birthdays, Mother's Day, or 'just because'. We can help you really treat someone special. Ask us about our gift vouchers.
Pure & Simple
Why Pura Vida? It's a phrase we kept hearing when we were in South America. It's more than an expression, though. It's a kind of philosophy. It means "pure life" and it's at the heart of what we do - turning ancient techniques into 21st-century de-stressing treatments. All using naturally nourishing oils.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
We offer a range of weekday and evening appointments and occasional weekends. Please get in touch to find out about specific availability.