Tara Linkowska Massage Away
Gillam House Yard
Holistic Health and Beauty
My name is Tara Linkowksa. I am a fully qualified Spa and beauty therapist who provides holistic massage and beauty treatments in Ulverston, Cumbria.
I use a selection of the finest quality products in my massages, facials and other body treatments to suit the individual needs of my clients. Botanicals personal care and wellness products are blended by hand using only carefully selected natural and organic ingredients - and absolutely no petrochemicals or synthetic additives.
Training, qualifications & experience
OCR Level 2 NVQ in Business Administration
OCR Level 2 NVQ in Customer Service
VTCT Level 2 in Aromatherapy (using pre-blended oils)
VTCT Level 3 Spa Therapy
VTCT Level 2 in Beauty Therapy
Access to Higher Education Level 3 Diploma (Allied Health)
Massage & Body Treatments
Relaxing 30 minute massage
A wonderfully relaxing massage to soothe the mind body and soul. The time will be spent focusing on your area of need.
45 minute appointment required
Swedish 30 minute massage
A more vigorous and firm massage for those with deep seated tension. We can focus on back, neck and shoulders or lower body and legs.
45 minute appointment required
Relaxing Full Body Massage
Time to unwind and spend some time focusing on yourself. A relaxing massage for the whole body.
90 minute appointment required
Swedish Full Body Massage
A deeper massage to be rid of all those aches and pains of daily life.
90 minute appointment required
Aromatherapy or Chakra Massage
A luxury treatment with unrivaled benefits. The use of aromatherapy oils, carefully selected to suit your particular needs on the day. Take it to the next level with Chakra balancing for ultimate re-energizing. A massage from head to toe and back again.
2 hour appointment required
Hot Stones Massage
Can include the use of Chakra analysis and placement of Semi-precious stones along with the hot basalt stones and cold marble or marine stones for total well-being.
45-90 minute appointment required
Indian Head Massage
Ayurvedic therapy at its finest. The main pressure points are worked on to begin, opening the energy pathways through the body. With massage focused on the head neck and shoulders.
60 minute appointment required
Cleanse, tone and exfoliation
finished with the application of moisturiser
The full works; cleanse, tone, exfoliation, mask, massage and moisturise
The application of professional make-up. Perfect for any special occasion
The application of make-up along with personal tutorial
Care and attention is focused on the bride for this most special occasion.
Contour Body Wrap
A slimming and contouring body wrap with the best proven results. See it to believe it.
£35 for 1
£200 for 6 sessions
Manicure & Pedicure
File, cuticle removal and application of polish
File, cuticle removal, mask and massage finished with the application of polish
File, cuticle removal and application of polish for the toes £12.00
File, cuticle removal, foot soak, removal of hard skin, mask and massage finished with the application of polish
Nail Art/French Polish supplement Add some dazzle to your manicure or try the ultimate in manicure elegance
Gel Polish A basic manicure with the application of gel polish, up to 14 day wear and chip resistant £18.00
The application of tips covered with a gel overlay to give a natural look
The application of tips finished with acrylic overlay. Allows to sculpt the clients requirements £20.00
Waxing & Eye enhancements
Half leg wax
Removal of hair up to the knee using warm wax
Full leg wax
Removal of hair up to the bikini line using warm wax
Removal of hair from the bikini area using warm wax
Removal of hair to help shape the natural brow line
Colouring of the brow to enhance the appearance
Tinting of the lashes to enhance for a fuller look
Lash and brow tint
Including brow shape
The application of individual flare lashing to enhance the appearance of the eyes
Holistic Health and Beauty Therapy
Spa in itself is so diverse. Think of all the different types of massage, where the origins of those techniques came from and how they are put into practice in our modern world. There are always new techniques coming into the industry but they can all be traced back to thousands of years ago when massage and beauty products were used by ancient civilizations like the Egyptians.
As far back as 5000BC in India Ayurvedic medicine (including massage) was practiced and this is where many of the other healing systems, including those developed in China, Tibet and Greece are said to have been derived.
3000BC water therapy and herbal treatments were used by the Egyptians and later this knowledge was passed over to the Greeks who believe the physical properties of water had unique healing powers and this then passed down through the Romans and Turkish people.
Later, European spa’s where water is used again, were developed for their healing properties.
A Swedish masseur, Peter Henry Ling, Developed the Swedish massage technique. This is one of the most popular massage treatments within spa’s today. He believed that there needs to be underpinning knowledge when it comes to applying massage, i.e. Anatomy and Physiology and the way the body systems work.
Since the 1900’s many other masseuses developed their skills and it was decided certain standards of practise for safe massage and regulations were set. In 2000, Spa therapy qualifications were developed as the industry has grown so large.
Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years, but over the past 10 years it has increased in popularity within spa’s. Aromatherapy, as its name implies, is the use of aroma’s (smells) during a treatment. The aroma’s are made from the extraction of essential oils from plants, trees’ and fruits. Their individual properties are known to benefit particular physical and psychological problems, e.g. lavender is said to be good to treat stress and minor skin problems.
The massage itself uses slow rhythmic strokes and pressure points to help release any blocked energy within the body.
There are specific contra-indications to aromatherapy massage, as the oils can be quite potent. Certain oils can not be used on clients who may be pregnant or who are breast feeding for example.
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.
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