Acupuncture stimulates the body’s own healing response through the insertion of ultra fine needles into specific points in the body. The rebalancing effect helps to remove blocks in Qi, alleviating pain and discomfort on physical, mental and emotional levels.
Cupping is where a vacuum is created inside a glass or plastic cup placed on the skin, which draws the skin and muscle slightly inside the cup. The cup can then be moved over the skin in a gliding motion while the suction is active. Cupping can release deep muscle tension and improve muscular function, as its effects penetrate deeply into the tissues.
Moxibustion (the burning of moxa) is a form of heat therapy where finely crushed and compacted herb (Artemisia vulgaris) slowly smoulders to produce a comfortable yet penetrating heat, which can be directed to joints, local tissue, and acupoints. It is held at a distance from the skin to produce varying degrees of therapeutic heat.
Aromatherapy aims to treat the whole person by helping to restore the harmony of mind, body and spirit. It works with the pure properties of plants, using their essential oils in a natural, complementary therapy which can help improve both physical and emotional well being. Aromatherapy is most effective in aromatherapy massage, often using relaxing or uplifting fragrances.
Ayurvedic Massage originates from India, and is considered to be Yoga’s sister science. Based around constitutional imbalances, specially selected oils are used to massage specific Marma points throughout the body, restoring balance and health.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking therapy where thought and behaviour patterns are looked at. Together, the client and therapist develop helpful alternative ways of being which improve how the client feels now and in the future.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply.
Hopi Ear Candling
Candling has been used by many cultures since ancient times as a natural effective therapy. The treatment induces a pleasant feeling of warmth and balance of pressure in the ears, forehead and sinuses. It can help to relieve earache, headache, migraine, sinuses, tinnitus, stress and nervous tension.
How it works:
The candles work on a chimney principle, the movement of the flame creates a vibration of air in the candle which has a massage like effect on the ear drum.
Secretion flow is stimulated and vapour collects and draws impurities or deposits to the surface.
The candling is followed by a facial massage to encourage lymph drainage from the head and neck area.
The treatment is not suitable if you have perforated eardrum or tympanastomy tube implants (grommets)
Indian Head Massage
The traditional art of Indian Head Massage is based on Ayurveda (Sanskrit word) meaning “the science of life and longevity”. Ayurveda is the world’s oldest recorded healing system and its approach to health is a balance of mind, body and spirit, and the promotion of long life. Traditional Indian head Massage was used on the head only. In the West we have adapted the massage to include the shoulders, upper arms, neck and face, these are the main areas vulnerable to stress.
What Happens during an Indian Head Massage?
This is a massage of the soft tissue in the upper arms, shoulders, neck, scalp and face, and includes pressure points. It is an effective de-stressing programme for the whole body, with many psychological benefits. It is generally a seated massage, but can be done lying down, warm oil is used on the scalp to lubricate and condition hair and scalp. This will induce a deep sense of relaxation in the muscles of the head, neck and shoulder area.
Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapy and Counselling provides a safe, therapeutic and confidential space in which people can work through their problems and make positive changes in their life. Old patterns of behaviour and outdated thought processes are challenged, creating new perspectives and a healthier relationship with the self and with others.
Reflexology is a popular and relaxing holistic treatment based on the principle that reflex points on the soles,tops, and sides of the feet are connected to corresponding areas throughout the body. In this way, the feet can be seen as a ‘map’ of the body. Reflexologists work on the reflexes with their thumbs and finds using specialised massage techniques, said to help correct imbalances throughout the body, and help release blocked energy.
Reiki is a non-invasive complementary therapy, said to use natural energy flow for health and well-being. Reiki was developed in Japan my Mikao Usui in the early 1900s. After some time on Mount Kurama in a meditative retreat, he experienced enlightenment. Reiki is defined as ‘Universal Life Energy’ which describes the many systems of natural balancing. Reiki energy is said to help rebalance the whole person in mind, body and spirit.