Nicky Hardy Holistics
I am a mum of two young kiddies (three if you include my husband!) and I offer Reflexology, Reiki, Indian Head Massage therapies as well as Tropics Facials and Hopi Ear Candling, from a newly removated treatment room in my home in Bury St Edmunds. I also offer mobile treatments (Bury St Edmunds, Elmswell, Thurston and even further afield such as Newmarket and beyond!).
I am passionate about each and every holistic/complementary therapy and it always amazes me how they can affect our entire bodies and mood. Having seen what stress can do to the people I love - not only mentally, physically, but also emotionally - I hope to help people feel more relaxed and less stressed.
I have been in a desk job for over 25 years and know what sitting all day, looking at a screen especially, can do to our bodies over time. I have found that complementary therapies have helped me immensely over the years in different ways and this is what inspired me to re-train in a new career at the ripe old age of 40.
I look forward to meeting you and finding out how I can help you feel better x
HOPI EAR CANDLING
I am now trained in Hopi Ear Candling (also known as 'Thermal Auricular Therapy') which can improve the health of the ear, nose, throat and sinuses of the body. It is a gentle non-invasive and relaxing experience carried out using hollow tubes known as ear candles. Ear candling loosens ear wax and is being beneficial for the upper respiratory tract as well as the circulatory and lymphatic systems; thus making it a whole body treatment.
The healing properties of ear candles are based on two physical actions of the candle. Firstly the chimney effect inside the ear candle and the vibration of the rising air column serve to gently massage the eardrum and promote secretion in the sinuses. This has an immediate subjective effect of regulating ear pressure. Users often describe it as a soothing, light sensation in the ear/head area. Secondly, the locally applied warmth stimulates blood circulation, invigorates the immune system and reinforces the flow of the lymphatic system.
Benefits can range between improving blood flow to the head and neck to relieving sinus or lymphatic congestion, swollen glands, allergy symptoms, pain or pressure when flying, earache, sore throats and anyone who is having trouble getting rid of cold/flu symptoms. The treatment is also said to create a 'balanced' feeling and help clearer thinking by increasing alertness and concentration.
STRESS, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
Unfortunately we are hearing more and more about people with stress, anxiety and depression. This isn't just in adults either, as even young children in primary school can suffer. This month, I am travelling to London to train with the fabulous Sally Earlam on Mindful Reflexology which is said to help hugely with stress, anxiety and depression.
Mindfulness can just be something as simple as closing your eyes when you eat to really taste the food or turning the television off so you actually take notice of what you are eating. It can be going for a walk and not looking at your phone, noticing the trees, the sky, the clouds, how your feet feel on the ground. I find just lying in bed and noticing how my body feels against the sheets helps to bring me back to the present. There are some wonderful free mindfulness meditations on YouTube too which I use when I can't switch off the noise in my brain at bedtime.
Reiki is so good for relieving stress as well. My clients who come for this therapy sometimes have trouble getting off the massage bed afterwards as they are so relaxed! They find that, even if they have trouble turning off the busy thoughts initially, they are able to do so not long after I place my hands on their solar plexus or on their belly. Our belly is our second brain, did you know that?! Gut feelings about a horse in the Newmarket races? Butterflies in the stomach when you meet someone or something is about to happen? Knot in our stomach when we're worried? Interesting hey?
Love and light x
TROPIC FACIALS TRAINING COMPLETE!
Last weekend I completed a facials course in Stowmarket where we used fabulous Tropics products.
The products that Tropics produce are vegan, cruelty-free and the ingredients are sustainably sourced. This bodes well with my ethos and I am loving practising on my friends and family.
During November, I will be giving facial treatments for a discounted price to give me a good amount of practice! Also, if any of my clients wish to buy Tropics products they can do so through myself or my website (www.tropicskincare.co.uk/shop/nicky.hardy).
I look forward to trying this therapy out on you soon! Nx
MY TREATMENT ROOM IS READY FOR USE!
I am so pleased to announce that I now have an official treatment room at my home! No more throwing the kids and husband out of the lounge to do treatments! They are so pleased. And it looking amazing! Thank you to my fabulous family and friends for helping me to get this far and, although I am still happy to do mobile treatments whether you are in Newmarket, Stowmarket or wherever, I think you will love my new room. I have had a few clients in it and they have all said it has a lovely feel to it and the view through the roof is very therapeutic (clouds, stars, birds...…. weather dependent of course!).
I am having a little get together soon to officially open my room and if you want to come along please drop me a line!
Take care of yourselves and hope to see you soon.