Therapy Information

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Energy, energy which is all around us. It is a natural, simple hands-on technique which channels energy through the hands of a Reiki practitioner. It works on the mind, body and spirit by stimulating the body’s own natural healing capacity and works to create a sense of balance and harmony. Suitable for very young, elderly and those recovering from surgery.


Aromatherapy

This is the use of essential oils, extracted from the flowers, fruits, leaves, stems and roots of flowers, shrubs and trees. Essential oils may be inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Inhaled scents stimulate the olfactory centres in the nose and particular parts of the brain. Oils massaged into the skin pass into the bloodstream and can influence nervous system function, mental function and emotions.


Swedish Massage

This is a holistic treatment which addresses the whole person’s psychological, physical and emotional well-being. It involves kneading and manipulation of soft tissue (muscles, tendons and ligaments). Most practitioners use some kind of oil, so you will need to undress. Deep tissue massage is aimed at relieving chronic pain and involves a more intense application of strokes and a higher level of expertise than general aromatherapy massage.


Indian Head Massage

This involves work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. A variety of massage movements are used to relieve accumulated tension, stimulate circulation and restore joint movements. Aids condition and health of hair. Used to reduce stress and fatigue, increase mental clarity, and relax and rejuvenate the receiver.


Reflexology

This involves direct pressure, small rotations and caterpillar-like movements on all parts of the foot and sometimes hands and ears. It it taken to indicate a build-up of crystalline deposits under the skin and an imbalance in the corresponding organ or body part. It is thought to remove blockage in the nerve and energetic pathways, improve blood supply and aid detoxification.


Hopi Ear Candles

A pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, used to treat a variety of conditions. Hopi candles induce a revitalising heat upon the head and ears, which soothes, relieves and relaxes.


Thai Massage

Thai Massage uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension and balance the body’s energy systems. Thai massage is both deeply relaxing and energising.