Reflexology is a gentle and effective form of therapeutic treatment applied to the feet and sometimes to the hands. It is considered to be a holistic healing technique that aims to treat the individual as a whole, rather than a specific issue, in order to induce a state of balance and harmony in body, mind and spirit.
Reflexology is based on the belief that there are reflex areas which correspond to all parts of the body including major organs. These reflex points are stimulated and worked by applying pressure to your feet with thumb and fingers. The treatment is suitable for all ages, including babies and children.
During the first visit, a consultation is undertaken to find any obvious issues. Most people can benefit from Reflexology as it can bring relief to a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions, e.g. migraines, sinus problems, hormone imbalances, breathing disorders, digestive problems, circulatory problems, back problems, tension and stress. Once your body has been rebalanced, regular treatments can help maintain health and general well-being.
Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage works specifically on the head, scalp, face, neck, shoulders and upper back. Indian Head Massage comes from Ayurveda, an ancient method involving natural therapies, which takes into account mind, body and spirit. It can "make you feel detached and serene, leave you signing and wordless, but also alert and clear-headed, alleviating brain-fog and stress. Even if you don't experience this level of relaxation, this massage treatment offers all kids of other benefits. It may relieve aches, pains and tension, improve the texture of your hair and encourage it to grow by stimulating the flow of blood, lymph and oxygen in your upper body, and therefore may clear your sinuses, relieve stress and help you sleep better. And because it is said to help cure headaches (even migraines), eye strain and anxiety, some say an Indian Head Massage can help you to concentrate better at work."
An Indian Head Massage usually lasts approximately 45 minutes where you will be seated on a low-backed chair. The use of oil is optional and, if used, a towel will be used to ensure your modesty. Alternatively, you can remain fully clothed if you prefer (treatment can be carried out through thin clothing).
I use Tropic Skincare products during my facials which are natural, vegan, sustainably produced and cruelty-free. The products are also simple to use so you can easily use the same products at home. The facial includes cleansing, a specialised mask depending on your skin type, a shoulder and face massage, toning and moisturisation. It is just heaven!!
Hopi Ear Candling
Hopi Ear Candling, also known as 'Thermal Auricular Therapy' is a centuries-old method of bringing an enhanced state of health to 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.
Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that energy is channelled by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the body and to restore physical and emotional well-being.
Reiki is given fully clothed in a quiet environment and is safe for adults, children, mums-to-be and babies. The treatment will leave you feeling relaxed or revived, depending on what your body needs.