Aromatherapy is the systematic use of volatile plant oils known as essential oils for the treatment or prevention of disease. It is a form of complementary therapy designed to treat the whole person and not just the symptom or disease by assisting the body’s natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself. Essential oils are a precious gift from Nature, derived with only the minimal human intervention. The vegetable base oils used to dilute essential oils are also natural.
There are many different benefits of aromatherapy that help people find health and well-being. Perhaps the most important are the completely natural qualities of aromatherapy, the emphasis on preventative measures and on clients learning to take responsibility for their own health care. Essential oils that are inhaled into the lungs offer both physical and psychological benefits. Not only does the aroma of the natural essence stimulate the brain to trigger a reaction, but when inhaled into the lungs, the natural constituents can supply therapeutic benefits. . Essential oils that are applied to the skin can be absorbed in the bloodstream.
Reflexology is a therapy that dates back to ancient Egypt. It is a treatment which is applied to the feet. As a treatment it reduces stress and induces deep relaxation, improves the circulation, helps to cleanse the body of toxins and impurities which can make the body feel sluggish. It balances the whole of the body system helping the body to readdress any problems that have built up. It revitalizes the body’s energy and acts as preventative healthcare.
Reflexology is particularly good for helping relieve the symptoms associated with the following conditions:
– Stress related conditions
– Anxiety and depression
– Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other digestive disorders
– Sinus congestion
– The symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
– Headaches / Migraine
– PMS and menopausal conditions
Thermal Auricular Treatment Massage
This treatment is also known as Hopi Candle treatment as it is reputed that the Hopi Indian tribe introduced this to the West. They used this as part of their spiritual culture, we use it to balance and enhance our well-being. Special “candles” are lit and applied to the ear opening. The chimney-effect of the lit candle clears accumulated debris from the ear. It can assist with problems such as frequent headaches, migraines, allergies, etcetera. Treatment is followed by a lymphatic drainage massage to the neck, upper shoulders and head.
Imagine floating on a bed of warm water filled cushions that soothe and comfort, instantly relaxing you before your massage begins. Enjoy a full body massage where you will not be disturbed to turn over – not even once. The versatility of hydrotherm gives the body total support and using your own body weight as pressure and using 3 dimensional techniques over, under and around takes the massage techniques to a different level. Hydrotherm is one of the best Treatments for comfort and relaxation. This is also excellent for those that can’t lie face down for massage or feel restricted in mobility or breathing. I am also trained in massage during pregnancy, great massage back pain, for this please contact us for further details about consultation prior to your treatment.
Indian Head Massage
The client, fully clothed, sits in a massage chair for the treatment. The therapist uses a range of different movements including application of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas. In addition, the therapist will also gently stimulate and stroke pressure points on the face. The session will usually last from twenty to forty-five minutes, and most therapists like their clients to sit quietly for ten or twenty minutes once the massage has been completed.
Indian Head Massage is a popular treatment based on Ayurvedic techniques involving work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. A variety of massage movements based on the patient’s condition are used. It can ease tension headaches, anxiety and stress, neck/shoulder stiffness, tinnitus and other ear problems, sinusitis, mental tiredness, insomnia, hair loss/thinning and eye strain.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
One of the greatest Reiki healing health benefits is stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the bodies natural healing abilities, and improves and maintains health. Reiki healing is a natural therapy that gently balances life energies and brings health and well being to the recipient.
This simple, non-invasive healing system works with the Higher Self of the Receiver to promote health and well being of the entire physical, emotional and psychic body. Therefore it is truly a system of attaining and promoting wholeness of Mind, Body and Spirit.
Thai Foot Massage
Thai Foot Massage is a massage of the lower legs and feet that involves hands on stretching and massage to “open” Sen (energy) Lines, along with the use of a stick to stimulate the reflex points on the feet which correspond to the internal organs of the body. Thai Foot Massage stimulates these points to promote general health and well-being.
Japanese Hand Massage
Japanese Hand Massage is a blend of both reflexology and Shiatsu. The Japanese art of Shiatsu (Japanese from Shi – meaning finger, and atsu – meaning pressure) when used on the hands includes techniques of gentle holding and pressing with palms, thumbs and fingers on the meridians. The meridians are a series of channels that run through the body in which vital life energy flows. At times of stress and trauma in our lives this vital life energy can cease to flow freely, gentle pressure applied to the meridians aims to clear the blockages and improve the quality of the life energy.
Reflexology again works with the meridians through gentle stimulation of certain reflex points in the hands, feet and ears. The hands, feet and ears are like maps of the body as each organ is represented on each of them, thus allowing each organ to be stimulated through this relaxing therapy. The right hand of the body represents the right side of the body (male side) and its organs, including the liver. The left hand is the left side of the body (female side) and its organs, including the heart reflex point and other points that stimulate the spleen.
Eastern Facial Massage
Actually a massage incorporating the neck, face and scalp It uses complementary techniques drawn from both Indian Face Massage and Japanese Face Massage and when properly administered it improves one’s beauty, removes toxins from the face and balances ki, or life force to improve overall health.
The purpose of Eastern Facial Massage is to work specifically and precisely with the facial meridians and tsubo (acupuncture points) to achieve a balance in the entire facial skin, muscles and internal organs. It gently stimulates the nervous system to increase blood and lymph circulation, reduce and prevent wrinkles, repair and balance the condition of the skin, minimize the ageing process, and leave your clients faces looking healthy and feeling great.
Hot Stones Massage
Hot stone therapy is an exciting massage treatment, Basalt stones are heated and applied to the body in totally unique, and super relaxing ways.
Harmonising, restoring and rejuvenating the body at its deepest level.
Hot stone therapy goes beyond the physical experience of typical massage and enters deeper dimensions of relaxation, health and well-being. Physically the circulation and metabolism are stimulated; mentally the client reaches a state of deep relaxation and spiritually is balanced whilst healing takes place. Hot stone therapy combines traditional massage with the use of smooth, heated basalt stones, which are applied to the body as an extension of the therapist’s hands. Cold stones can also be used to aid healing and this therapy is clinically known as “Geothermotherapy”. The massage is 10 times more effective than a normal massage. The warmth of these heated stones penetrates muscles and balances the nervous system like no other treatment.
This page was last updated on: Saturday, December 5th 2020