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Mary Kayitesi Blewitt

Mary Kayitesi Blewitt OBE
Certified Aromatherapist, Reflexologist, Thai Masseuse, Mantra Deep Tissue and Remedial & Sports Therapist. MFPA, AoR, CNCH.

Mary is a licensed and certified therapist specialising in a wide range of therapies, including massage, aromatherapy, lymphatic drainage and reflexology. Mary’s practice focuses on clients with mental health issues; stress, anxiety, worry and depression and long term musculoskeletal conditions and disorders (MSDs). She practices clinical massage, which is an outcome-based treatment addressing the specific problems that clients present through a diagnosis following an assessed evaluation.

Mary employs a mix of techniques, including Soft Tissue Mobilisation, Neuromuscular Techniques, Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) and Myofascial Release Therapy. All these therapies require a significant amount of training in human anatomy and physiology and an understanding of how manipulating the tissues will impact physical function, which Mary has undertaken in Thailand and the UK.

Prior to training as a Complementary Therapist, Mary founded Survivors Fund (SURF) in 1994 at the behest of survivors after losing over 50 family members in the Rwandan genocide. After 15 years of working for survivors she retired as Director of SURF, and her contribution was recognized in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, with an award of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

In 2009, she began the next phase of her career, as a Visiting Fellow at the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Services, New York University, where she undertook research into trauma interventions concentrating on a study of Complementary Therapies to improve mental health. She subsequently wrote a book, You Alone May Live, published in 2010, and in 2013 set up The Nile Spa in Kampala, Uganda, bringing her unique practice to a new audience.

She is the founder of Ginger Aromatica, a complementary therapies practice in London, UK.

“For many years, I held a high-level, stressful professional job, whilst raising my own children. As such, I know how challenging modern life can be, and the importance of taking time to recharge to maintain your emotional, physical, mental and spiritual health. I firmly believe that wellness of mind, body and soul is essential for a good life and to reduce your daily stress. Ginger Aromatica was set up to realise this vision to improve people’s lives – emotionally, physically and spiritually.”

TREATMENT MENU
The stress of our fast-paced modern world can, and often does, take a toll on a person’s health. The ups and downs of everyday life inevitably affect the mind and the body. Everyone feels at times stressed out. However you do not need to suffer, as there are many special treatments which can alleviate these ailments
Soft Tissue Mobilisation (STM)
60 minutes – £90

Soft Tissue Mobilization is a form of manual physical therapy that uses hands-on techniques on muscles, ligaments and fascia with the goal of breaking or reducing adhesions, or inelastic / fibrous muscle tissue (called ‘myofascial adhesions’), improving range of motion, lengthening muscle and tendon, reducing swelling and Oedema (edema) and optimizing muscle function.
Implementation of soft tissue mobilization techniques requires a significant amount of training in human anatomy and physiology and understanding of how manipulating the tissues will impact physical function. The treatment involves an evaluation, assessment and treatment of movement function disorders. Soft tissue mobilization is just one of the strategies that we use to help our patients meet their functional goals.

Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
60 minutes – £85
Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle, full-body massage treatment, which helps to detoxify the body and stimulate the body’s immune system to promote healing and to fight infection. The lymphatic system is a broad system of vessels, which transport fluid between the lymph glands. This process uses muscular movements to trigger its infection fighting detox function. Through gentle massage, the lymphatic system helps the body move excess toxins, water and metabolic waste in a way that cleanses, detoxifies the body and boosts the immune system. It is used to treat fluid retention, as a way of reducing swelling caused by fluid that can build-up after cancer treatment, or Oedema in pregnancy.

Remedial & Sports Massage
60 minutes – £85
Sports and Remedial Massage is effective for many kinds of muscular and soft tissue problems as well as injury, whether it is due to posture, occupational stress or sporting activities.
Remedial Massage Therapy
Remedial Massage Therapy is an umbrella term that includes a variety of treatment techniques such as trigger point release, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, lymphatic drainage, and neuromuscular release, used to help fix damaged joints or soft tissue. A typical treatment may include: massage, mobilisations, tractions, rehabilitation exercises / stretches, postural assessment and a mixture of the techniques, aimed at draining away fatigue, relieving swelling, reducing muscle tension, promoting flexibility and preventing injuries.
Sports Massage Therapy
Sports Massage Therapy uses a wide range of deeper, advanced massage techniques to aid recovery from activity, maintain healthy muscle and tissue, and prevent and rehabilitate sporting (and non-sporting) injuries. Part of the treatment involves the assessment of joints and tissues in order to establish the likely causes (sporting or otherwise) of damage, injury or misuse. Sports Therapy Techniques used, such as Muscle Energy Techniques (METs), address muscle imbalances and postural issues by releasing the muscle tension which can lead to overuse injuries and chronic aches and pains. Regular Sports Massage can shorten recovery time, improve muscle condition and range of motion, and promote relaxation and mental well being.

Mum-To-Be Massage
60 minutes – £85
During pregnancy the body goes through major changes. This treatment is calming and de-stressing for a mum-to-be. Tailored to ensure the comfort of mother and baby it can help many minor ailments experienced during pregnancy, ease sore and tight muscles and help to create a nurturing environment. Its designed to ease backache, fluid retention, stress, fatigue and tired legs, as well as improving skin tone and elasticity. It can also help to promote restful sleep and prevent pregnancy related insomnia.

Holistic Body Massage
60 minutes – £85
The holistic Body Massage is a fusion of therapeutic massage techniques; aromatherapy using individually selected essential oils; Indian head massage focusing on pressure points; and, Reflexology, which is a healing art. It alleviates tension pent up in the neck, shoulder; back and feet allowing mind and body to relax and unwind.

Aromatherapy Massage
60 minutes – £85
Feeling burnt out and run down? An aromatherapy massage could be just what you need. Massages are relaxing, but combined with essential oils, it can revitalise, de-stress and reinvigorate. The right blend of essential oils is selected to suit your mood. Pressure points neuromuscular techniques combine with the power of aromatherapy to ease body and mind.

Foot Reflexology
60 minutes – £85
Reflexology is an ancient healing art, bringing soothing relief in modern times. The technique is similar in principle to acupuncture, working with the reflex points on the hands and feet to release congestion or blockages in the vital energy pathways that flow around the body. This process allows the energy to flow freely and restore the body back to its natural balanced state.

Pure Indulgence – Swedish Massage Therapy
60 minutes – £85
Swedish massage is a general all over body treatment. This form of massage uses a variety of techniques, to help soothe and release tension within tight muscles, returning your body back into a relaxed state.

Traditional Thai Massage
60 minutes – £120
Thai Massage is designed to relax you and open your body’s natural energy flow. The treatment uses free flowing invigoration movements; compression of muscles; mobilization of joints and pressure points. It improves flexibility and joint mobility. It is ideal for anyone in need of deep tension release and those who exercise regularly. It’s perfect for slowing busy minds, stretching and elongating tight muscles, and helps smooth and reduce tension.

Stress Buster – Hot Stone Massage
60 minutes – £85
Ideal for stress related to tension from business pressure, travel or a fast-paced lifestyle is a full body massage using hot stones to release tension and restore energy. Deeply therapeutic, the therapist presses warm stones on pressure points and uses a combination of deep pressure on knotted muscles and gentle massage to balance tension and relaxation. It finishes with neck stretching, kneading and facial point massage

Soothing Indian Head and Shoulder Massage
30 minutes – £45
Indian head massage is based on the ayurvedic system of healing, which has been practised in India for over one thousand years. Indian head massage is especially good for relieving stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. If you suffer from headaches and neck tension, this wonderfully soothing treatment is deeply therapeutic, easing away the knots and releasing tight muscles in the scalp, neck and shoulders.

Deep Tissue Massage
60 minutes – £85
Deep Tissue is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, lower back sprain or tightness, and sore shoulders.

Pampering Hand and Arm Massage
40 minutes – £45
If you suffer from overuse of hands, fingers and arms, this heavenly massage will relieve the tension. The calming touch of hands provides relief from the new stresses technology has placed on our hands. The treatment promotes relaxation, improves blood circulation and helps fingers cope with intensive activities such as gaming, typing and texting.

Feet, Backs of Legs, Back, Neck, Shoulder and Head Massage
60 minutes – £85
This treatment is ideal for people who sit at desks for hours on end and those that spend a lot of time driving. It helps ease tension built up due to bad posture and alleviates tension, tiredness and stress.

Contraindications
All initial treatments require an additional free 8 minutes case history consultation to determine any contraindications, to determine if any particular treatment may be harmful. Below is the list of some of the conditions to be aware of which may then affect the treatments available:
• Pregnancy
• Contagious & Circulatory diseases
• Varicose veins / Phlebitis / Thrombosis
• Haemophilia
• Muscle tears / Sprained ligaments
• Epilepsy if not on medication
• High / Low blood pressure if not on medication
• Neurological disorder
• High temperature / Fever
• Sunbeds avoided for at least 6 hours before & after treatment
• Recent inoculations within 48 hours
• Heart conditions
• Surgery (within the last 6 months)
• Migraines
• Steroid/Thyroid medication
• Broken bones / Bruising
• Diabetes
• Waxing if within 24 hours
• Drug / Alcohol consumption

If you have any of the above after making your booking, please call ahead to discuss further prior to your treatment.
Please call or email Mary Blewitt to book an appointment.
Telephone: +44 (0) 787 2028285
Email: aromaticaginger@gmail.com