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Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage is a deep tissue massage and can aid relaxation and treat muscular pain, tension and stiffness. We can offer a full body massage or focus on problem areas. Therapeutic massage may also be a relaxing, stress relieving treatment and is suitable for people without specific problems. Each session is preceded by a short consultation in order to tailor the massage to the client.

 

  • Massage is normally undertaken whilst lying on a couch. Clients wear underwear and towels are used for cover.  

  • Massage oils are used to allow the therapist to massage the client using, thumbs, fingers, hands and elbows.

  • Treatments normally last an hour

  • Avoid large or heavy meals prior to treatment and, if possible, rest afterwards and drink plenty of water to flush out any toxins released.

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Reiki healing

Reiki is a spiritual healing discipline with its roots in ancient Buddhist teachings.

Practitioners believe that everyone has the ability to connect to their own healing energy

and use it for the purposes of strengthening the Ki (or life energy) of others. The Reiki therapist

channels the Ki through her hands, activating the body's natural ability to heal itself.

 

Thermo Auricular Therapy (Hopi ear candles)

Hopi Ear candles are an ancient, mild and natural therapy and have been used by the Native Americans for many years. They can help with the treatment of sinusitis, rhinitis, earwax, earache and irritation of the ears including tinnitus. They are also suitable for the treatment of headaches and migraines and are safe for children. (Not suitable for those with perforated eardrums, grommets or who may have an allergy to the ingredients).

  • Treatments normally last approximately 45 - 60 minutes

  • You are advised to put a few drops of warm olive oil in each ear for three days before treatment to soften the wax.

  • On the day of the treatment, you will be advised to remove all makeup and earrings

 

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage is a popular treatment based on Ayurvedic techniques involving work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. It can ease tension headaches, anxiety and stress, neck/shoulder stiffness, tinnitus and other ear problems, sinusitis, mental tiredness, insomnia and eyestrain.

 

Hot Stone Therapy

A hot stone treatment follows the same general guidelines as a classic massage treatment, with the client lying on the stones, which are placed along either side of the spine and lower back with a towel covering them. Thus the stones are left to radiate their heat into the underlying tissue while the massage takes place. Smaller stones are then put in-between the toes, by the tops of the shoulders and in the palms of the client’s hands. The therapist will then treat the legs, arms, abdomen, head, neck and shoulders, allowing the stones to glide over the skin. Finishing with the back of the legs and back. The treatment will last approximately 1hr 30mins.  

 

Benefits:

  • Increases blood circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.

  • Dissolves aches and pains attributed to stress.

  • Relaxes and relieves tension, calms the nervous system.

 

Reflexology

Reflexology is a complimentary therapy involving the treatment of various disorders by applying pressure to the feet. Precise areas of the feet, called ‘reflex points’ relate to particular parts of the body and so the whole body can be treated via points on the feet.

 

Treatment involves applying pressure to the reflex points with the tip of the thumb, or fingers allowing the therapist to release any blockages to encourage the body to heal.

 

Like all complimentary therapies, reflexology offers clients time to talk about themselves with the therapist, which allows a better understanding of the clients needs within the reflexology treatment.

 

A treatment session last about an hour and begins with a consultation including your medical history. If you are on medication, let your therapist know.

 

You will lie fully clothed (apart from your shoe’s and socks), on the reflexology bed and will be covered with a blanket making sure you are warm and comfortable. The number of treatments varies from client to client but normally between six to eight sessions are required. Weekly intervals to each treatment are advised.

 

After treatment you may feel tired and, if possible, you should relax, eat only light meals and drink plenty of water to flush out any toxins released. Some people go through a ‘healing crisis,’ which means your symptoms may get worse before they get better. Do not worry, as this will soon pass, normally in twenty-four or forty eight hours.

Tanya Bensley – Complimentary Therapist

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  • Qualified with ITEC in 2000 in Therapeutic Massage.

  • Master/Teacher degree in REIKI healing

  • Qualified Thermo-Auricular Therapist (Hopi Ear Candles), and in Indian Head Massage.

  • Reflexology and hot stone therapist.