Holistic Treatments Explained

Hot stone Massage Therapy                   

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Hot stone massage therapy dates back to over 3000 years ago in ancient India and China. Smooth heated basalt stones are used to massage the body as an extension of the therapists hands, stones are also laid on areas of the body and in between toes whilst massaging on other areas.  Basalt stones come from valcanic rock and are able to hold heat effectively, these stones are energised and cleansed before each massage treatment.  Every stroke of the warm, healing basalt stones are worth five of the hand thus inducing a state of deep relaxation to promote healing in a physical, mental and spiritual level.

Cold stones can also be used to aid healing and this therapy is known as "Geothermotherapy".  Crystals can be used during the treatment to help balance the body's chakras.

Benefits include:

  • Capillaries respond to heat by dilating, therefore the skin & muscle tissue will receive fresh oxygen and nutrients.  This will result in waste products such as lactic acid and carbon dioxide being expelled which may have caused stiffness and discomfort within the muscles.
  • Stimulation of the lymphatic circulation will help detoxify the body and also treat oedema (fluid retention)
  • Easing of stiffness and tension in muscles by relaxing the muscle tissue.
  • It induces feelings of relaxation and helps to de-stress

Benefits of Geothermotherapy include:

  • Helps redice inflammation
  • Decrease in tissue temperature can help to reduce pain and muscle spasm
  • Speeds up recovery from soft tissue trauma, such as muscle injury, by reducing inflammation.

 

Reflexology                                              Click Here for Treatment Prices  

 Reflexology has become a a popular alternative therapy in recent years. It has been around for 4000 years and was first used in the middle and eastern continents and was introduced to the western world  during the early 1900's. Reflexology is a therapy which involves using thumb and fingers to apply pressure to the feet and/or hands to reflex points which relate to organs, glands and systems of the body.  The feet can be thought of as mirroring the body so the organs glands etc. can be mapped onto the feet.

The left foot mirrors the left side of the body and the right foot reflects the right side of the body.  When a reflex is stimulated at one point it brings about a response in another area.

Whenever there is an imbalance or illness in the body, the corresponding area on the foot may be tender or painful and deposits can be found in these areas by the reflexologist.  Working over these areas with thumb and finger pressure techniques will help promote healing and restore energy flow and reduce symptoms.  Reflexology should not be used to replace medical care or practice but should be regarded as complimentary to it.

Recent scientific studies have been carried out on the effectiveness of reflexology as a treatment.

Working as a reflexologist over the years I have had positive results with various disorders such as : Sinus problems, IBS and digestive problems, constipation, M.E., Fybromyalgia, Palliative care, Stress, Fatigue, Insimnia, Sciatica, Back pain, Muscular aches, Arthritis, cramps, asthma and respitory proflems, reproductive problems, POS, Fertility.

Benefits include:

  • Helps release "endorphins" which are the body's mood lifting and pain relieving hormones from the brain and hypothalamus.
  • Helps clients to cope with their illness
  • Mental stress is reduced
  • Relax, harmonise and balances the body
  • Strengthens the entire body and supports the body in it's own healing process.

 

REIKI                                             Click here for Treatment Prices

Reiki is a  method of healing that dates back to around 2500 years.  It is though that Reiki was originally practiced by Tibetan Buddist Monks.  Dr Mikao Usui rediscovered Reiki in the early 1900's and spent the rest of his life teaching others by using certain symbols to attune others so that they could also give Reiki to help other people.

The japanese word "Reiki" is pronounced "Ray Key" is translated "universal life force energy". Rei means universal and ki means life force energy.  Reiki involves the channelling of energy (life force) from the universal source that we are physically and spiritually part of, through the body and out of the hands to help accelerate the healing process.

Everybody has an energy life force running through them, when you become ill or stressed the energy pathways get blocked.  Reiki helps to unblock so that it runs more freely which in effect helps to balance and harmonise body mind and spirit.

During a Reiki session, you will remain fully clothes and enter into deep relaxation, you may experience a warm feeling or tingling sensation.

The treatment lasts approximately 1 hour.  It is advised to relax after the treatment and not to participate in any strenuous excercise. 

Five principles of Reiki:

  1. Just for today do not worry
  2. Just for today do not anger
  3. honour your parents, teachers and elders
  4. earn your living honestly
  5. show gratitude to everything

 

Indian Head Massage                Click here for Treatment Prices 

Indian head massage  has been practiced for over 5000 years and is based on the ayurvedic healing system in India. It helps to balance the 3 vital energies in the body and helps to improve health. Ayurveda means "the science and knowledge of life".

Indian head massage is carried out with the client sitting comfortably in a chair.  Relaxing and invogorating massage techniques are apllied to the upper back, neck, shoulders, arms, head and face. The treatment takes approximately 45 minutes. 

It is best not to take strenuous excercise after a treatment and to take things easy for the next 12 hours, drink plenty water and refrain from drinking alcohol and caffenated drinks.

Benefits include:

  • Increased blood circulation to head. neck and shoulders - brings exygen and nutrients, thus helping improve the condition of the skin and to stinulate hair growth.
  • Relief of tension headaches, eye strain, nasal congestion, jaw ache.
  • Alleviates, stress anxiety, lethargy and mild depression
  • triggers the release in the brain of chemicals called endorphins, which creates a feeling of contentment and happiness
  • Massage helps with irritability and promotes sleep, great for insomnia.

 

Hopi Ear Therapy                       Click here for Treatment prices

This practice reached the modern world via the native North American Hopi Indians. Ear candles were used traditionally by Shamen Healers.

Also known as Thermo Auricular Therapy, this technique is used to treat  many conditions of the ear, nose and throat areas.  Using high quality original Biosun Hopi Ear Candles, (this is a cotton tube lined with beeswax, honey extracts, St Johns Wart, Chamomile and Beta-carotene).  The candle is placed in the ear and lit while the client lies comfortably on their side.  A chimney effect is created within the candle, the circulation of herbal enriched vapours gently massage the ear drum to help regulate the pressure systems within the head and sinuses.  A full sinus drainage face and head massage is then given using aromatherapy oils, blended to specific individual healing aims.

Benefits include:

  • Helps those suffering from noises in the ear and tinnitus.
  • Eases irritation in the ears or sinus problems and allergic rhinitis.
  • Helps eas neuralgia (pain caused by irritation of, or damage to, a nerve such as Bells Palsy.
  • Alleviates pain or pressure experienced when scuba diving or when flying by correcting pressure regulation.
  • Excessive or compacted ear wax.
  • Loss of smell.
  • Colds and flu. The candle can help relieve the symptoms of a cold or flu by helping clear the airways.
  • Headaches and migraines. The candle and massage can help to increase blood circulation and reduce stress and tension in the head anad neck.
  • Reduces inflammation which prevents recurring ear disorders such as labyrinthitis
  • Snoring. The candle helps to drain nasal passages.

 

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