Anne Galvin- Remind Massage - Noisily Festival

Anne Galvin- Remind Massage

I call what I do Remind – it’s a fusion of all touch therapy I’ve learnt and felt over many years, plus observations from working with 1000s of people on the human mind-body connection, it’s hindrances, resistance and holdings. I use techniques from Swedish, trad African, Thai, neuro-muscular, deep-tissue, light touch, cranio-sacral, reflexology, reiki, vertical reflex and polarity therapy in a fusion – my aim is to connect with parts of the body that the mind has forgotten it owns, relaxing the recipient into forgetting to hold on, in order to release known as well as non-perceived tension through the body.


Acupressure works on the same principle as acupuncture, using finger or elbow pressure rather than needles. It works directly on the 12 major meridians (or energy lines) of the body, and their associated organs and systems, balancing the flow of energy, or Ki, through the whole body. As a result, circulation of blood and lymph improves and the immune, endocrine and nervous systems all benefit from the unblocking of stagnant energy in the acupressure points. As the massage improves circulation and lowers blood pressure, the body’s systems are calmed, promoting a sense of well-being and recipients are left feeling relaxed, refreshed and re-energised. A sense of wellbeing is instilled and alertness improved.


Aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted from plants for their therapeutic effects. Our sense of smell is rooted deep in the limbic system of the brain, which controls our most basic functioning. Therefore, pleasant and therapeutic aromas used with massage can trigger the brain’s ancient ‘knowing’ of its perfect state of wellness, setting off the body’s natural healing process and encouraging balance from within.

The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and a scented massage every day. Hippocrates

Aromatherapy as a stand-alone treatment employs a very gentle form of massage. The use of oils for specific conditions and individual requirements can also be combined with the other modalities of massage I offer.

Neuro-Muscular Techniques

NMT is a soft tissue technique used by bodywork therapists to assess the client condition and provide information as to tissue tone and tension. It is a palpation technique, gentle and non-invasive, which meets and matches resistance in the muscles it is addressing and seeks out changes from the norm in soft tissue. With this assessment tool, Anne is able to define areas of tension in the body which are associated and compensatory to the presenting condition, and treat accordingly.

This technique was originated by Stanley Lief, a chiropractor and naturopath from Latvia, who in 1925 established Champneys clinic at Tring, Hertfordshire. It has been proved to be an effective massage protocol that targets soft tissue changes without causing patient discomfort.

No Hands Massage

Originally developed by Gerry Puyves in direct response to the repetitive strain injuries that can plague many bodywork therapists who continually use their hands and fingers,

NHM is applied with the forearms, and combined with careful body positioning, correct angles of application of pressure, appropriate transfer of body weight can create an irresistible force for release and change in tense and tight tissues.

NHM’s philosophy is to “go deep, go slow”. Employing the principles of “meeting and matching” resistance levels in the client’s body allows for a powerful depth of pressure, and applied with long, slow, and thoughtful strokes, invites comfortable and gentle release which is effortless, empowering the client to open up, let go of tension and allow change.

Remedial & Sports Injury Techniques

Not by any means designed only for sports people, remedial & sports massage can be effective in preventing and treating muscle injuries and pain that can occur as a result of exercise, overuse, or misuse (for instance, long periods sitting at computer screens). The remedial massage techniques that I offer use deeper tissue techniques to help remove blockages and damaged cells in the body, stretches, trigger point work and cross-fibre techniques to restore mobility and tone to tense and sore muscles.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is designed to improve circulation, soothe muscles and improve relaxation. It uses five main techniques; stroking and gliding, kneading, rubbing, tapping or pounding, and vibration. Swedish massage is what you probably consider a ‘typical’ massage.

This form of massage helps to stimulate the skin and nervous system, and exercises the ligaments and tendons to keep them supple. The process can be incredibly relaxing, and is championed for its ability to reduce both emotional, and physical stress.

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