All therapies are received in a warm, comfortable room which is located on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available at the side and rear of the building.
Gentle to firm pressure massage. An oil based treatment where the therapist uses the hands and arms to manipulate the muscles and soft tissues of the body. This type of massage can be adapted to suit individual requirements.
Hands Free Massage
Firm to deep pressure massage. The massage therapist uses various parts of the forearm, elbow and other parts of the body to work deeply and effectively into large muscle groups. This type of massage is most suitable for those who like very firm and deep pressure and is very effective for runners and other sportsmen and women.
Encourages deep relaxation – Reiki (‘ray-key’) is a Japanese healing system which is non-invasive and natural, working with the body’s own energies. A Reiki session is usually given on a massage table, with the client fully clothed. The practitioner places their hands on the client’s body in a sequence of positions, allowing energy to flow and be restored to the client. Reiki is usually extremely relaxing and helpful for releasing stress.
A pulsing session is usually received on a massage table with the client wearing comfortable loose clothing. This form of bodywork involves the practitioner lifting, stretching and rocking the client’s body in order to release physical tension and allow deep relaxation to occur.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils extracted from plants. These oils are combined together to suit your needs, and used during a flowing massage. Aromatherapy can enhance both physical and psychological wellbeing.
After an initial consultation (~ one hour) the herbalist prepares a remedy for the patient based on the information provided. Repeat visits are usually every 3-4 weeks. Herbalists aim to treat patients holistically to achieve the best results, getting to the root cause of the problem and not simply relieving symptoms. They encourage patients to play an active role in their own well-being. Herbal medicines are natural products with few side effects, however they are powerful so self-medicating is not recommended. Herbalists are trained to know which herbs can be used safely with other medication and they can work in partnership with your GP or other healthcare provider if you wish. Members of the National Institute of Herbal Medicine (MNIMH) have completed a stringent training programme, follow a strict code of ethics and are required to remain up to date through Continuing Professional Development. (See the NIMH website for more information).
Indian Head Massage
Originating in the East over a thousand years ago, Indian Head Massage is part of the Ayurvedic approach to health. It focuses on the upper body to relieve stress and tension and includes massage of the head, neck, shoulders, back, face and hands to provide a full, soothing and holistic treatment.
Hopi Ear Candling (Thermal-Auricular Therapy)
This pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears is a deeply relaxing, calming and soothing experience. The process of Hopi Candling involves a specially designed hollow candle being inserted just inside the ear canal. The hopi candle is lit and a ‘chimney’ effect removes impurities and deposits. Hopi Ear Candling may assist in reducing headaches, tinnitus, asthma, sinusitis, post diving/flying pressure, hayfever, snoring and balance problems.