Complementary Therapies (Holistics)
Ancient history indicates that Reflexology was practised as far back as 2330 BC in China, India and Egypt and today all around the world. Modern reflexology, where the feet are divided into zones corresponding to areas within the body, was developed by Eunice D.Ingham in the 1930’s and is now a popular complimentary treatment. Reflexology is science based on the principle that there are points in the hands, feet and ears that correspond to organs, glands, and systems of the body. In reflexology by using special pressure points on the feet and hands, imbalances in the tissues, organs and systems of the body can be both detected and effectively treated to restore balance and well-being. Reflexology is a holistic treatment, as the aim of the treatment is to treat the whole person, body, mind and spirit, to induce a state of balance and harmony, stimulating the body’s own potential to heal both physically and emotionally.
A client consultation is carried out where we read your feet while you sit comfortably. A reflexology treatment lasts for approximately an hour. After cleansing the feet a short warm up massaged is carried out to help you relax, using oils or cream. Special pressure techniques are used to stimulate energy flow using thumbs, fingers or knuckles are then used to stimulate the points on the feet or hands, imbalances in the tissues, organs, and symptoms of the body can be both detected and effectively treated to restore and balance the body. The pressure used to stimulate energy flow is applied using specific finger and thumb massage techniques that is quite different from general body or foot massage. Reflexology is a natural, holistic and non-invasive therapy and can be used on the hands and ears also. The zones running through the feet also have corresponding zones in the hands and ears. Feedback is given and an aftercare leaflet to follow once the treatment is completed, to help support health and well-being at home.
Aids relaxation by reducing stress and promoting restful sleep.
Balances energy helping to unblock congested energy, encouraging energy to flow freely and returning the body to a balanced state.
Increases circulation – Blood and lymphatic by relaxing the body, muscles and organs, allowing the blood supply and lymph to flow more easily.
Provides pain relief by stimulating the body to produce endorphins, the body’s own natural painkillers and relieving tension in the muscles.
Cleanses and detoxifies the body internally by improving the function of the lymphatic system.
Stimulates the nervous system by encouraging the efficient flow of nerve impulses through the several thousand of nerve endings in the feet.
Promotes and maintains good health by strengthening the immune system maintaining homeostasis which promotes good health.
Releases endorphins through massage, giving a feeling of well-being and sense of elation.
Encourages the body to heal itself, restoring homeostasis, internal balance and harmony to the body and providing the correct environment to stimulate the body’s own self-healing process.
Reflexology can be used as a preventative healthcare as it enhances the body’s health and vitality, strengthens the body and helps to protect it from future illness. It is often used alongside conventional care in hospices, hospitals, and other healthcare settings.
Treatments can be adapted to target specific reflex areas over a course of six weeks, or a one-off relaxation session can be very beneficial.
Our Reflexologist Julie is certificated at VTCT L3 in Reflexology and has attended a foot reading workshop with the world renowned Chris Stormer.
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage has been used in Asia for over 5,000 years and works specifically on the area surrounding the head, scalp, face, neck, shoulders and upper back. In Europe, the therapy has been adapted, incorporating modern Western techniques. Indian head massage comes from Ayurveda, an ancient method involving natural therapies, which considers mind, body, and spirit, which aims to promote long life and balance the body’s energies. Indian head massage, as taught and practised in the West, is a mixture of traditional Indian Western massage techniques.
A consultation will be carried out first. Indian head massage can be carried out fully clothed seated in a chair. An Indian head massage usually lasts for approximately 30-45 minutes, although the treatment can be shortened to 15-20 minutes. We will focus on massaging acupressure points along the head, neck, and shoulders, using circular massage strokes to improve hair and scalp condition and to stimulate blood flow. The upper back and arms and neck are also massaged and stretched to relieve any stress and tension. The scalp is then massaged along the acupressure points on the head, followed up by the forehead and the area around the eyes. Feedback is given and an aftercare leaflet to follow once the treatment is completed, to help support health and well-being at home.
Promotes hair growth by increasing oxygen in the hair follicles which stimulates growth and health.
Prevents headaches, migraines and sinuses by releasing built-up tension in the head and neck area and relieving muscle stiffness and reducing sinus trouble.
Eases eye strain and refreshes tired eyes.
Renews and balances energy levels by working with the three higher chakras.
Relieves symptoms of depression and anxiety through relaxation, also improving mental and emotional wellness too.
Boosts memory capabilities by relieving stress and quieting the mind.
Stimulates lymphatic drainage by circulating blood to the neck area.
Better sleep and mood by reducing stress, improving physical well-being.
Indian head massage is often used alongside conventional care in hospices, hospitals, and other healthcare settings.
Treatments are recommended on a monthly basis or a one-off relaxation session can be very beneficial to your health and well-being.
Our holistic therapist Julie is certificated at L3 in Indian Head Massage with VTCT.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Holistic Facial is a luxury. All ingredients are pure, natural, organic, free from chemicals and safe, helping to replenish your skin’s natural oil levels and help protect it against moisture loss.
A consultation is carried out to identify your skin type and characteristics to ensure the products we use give you the best results and to also discover the best foods to support your skin type from within. The skin is cleansed and toned before the treatment begins. We then carry out a seasonal skin saviour ritual using a specially selected facial oil to smooth onto the forehead and upwards towards the chin. To invigorate we massage from the jawline working around the face in small circular motions, gently circling the mouth, drawing circles around the eyes and pinching the eyebrows in an outward direction. Applying pressure above the nose, moving outwards to circle the eyes, working up the forehead and applying gentle pressure down away from the eyes. The neck and scalp are also massaged using small circular motions. Time is given to relax and breathe in the aromatic scent. Feedback and facial prescription given.
Relaxes facial muscles and improves elasticity.
Promotes lymphatic drainage to release toxins.
Replenishes the skins natural oils levels and helps to protect against moisture loss.
Gives complexion a weekly or daily boost.
A tailored prescription of the skincare products used, with the chance to buy a 10-14-day supply of your perfect partner. We would also recommend a monthly facial to keep your skin clear and bright.
Our Holistic Therapist Julie is a registered consultant for Neal’s Yard Remedies.
Reiki is a safe, gentle, non-intrusive hands-on healing technique, which uses spiritual energy to treat physical ailments without using pressure, manipulation, or massage. It holistically balances, heals, and harmonises all aspects of a person’s body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Reiki dates back as far as the 1800’s in Japan with Dr.Mikao Usui and has been used and taught in the West since the 1930’s. In a wider and more scientific context, electromagnetic energy, because this is what makes up the physical body, as well as the energy field that surrounds and interoperates it.
Reiki is non-invasive and is administered in a very gentle manner either on the whole body or a specific part of the body. A full treatment can last between 30-60 minutes, with a specific treatment lasting approximately 20 minutes. A full consultation will take place before treatment. You will remain fully clothed and lie on a massage table or be seated in a chair. As a Reiki practitioner I will then gently place my hands on or near various parts of the body, including the head, torso, knees and feet. The hands will remain in each position for some minutes before moving to the next position. You may feel warmth, tingling and deep relaxation. Following the treatment, feedback and aftercare advice will be given.
Develop a positive attitude
Balances energy and chakras
Enhances personal growth
Heals the mind, body, and spirit
Works on causes
Creates deep relaxation and helps the body release stress and tension
Dissolves energy blocks and promotes natural balance between mind, body and spirit
Aids better sleep
Helps relieve pain and supports the physical body healing
Reiki treatments can be given monthly and can complement medical treatment and other therapies. Reiki is a wonderful compliment to conventional medicine and helps relax patients on the levels of the mind and physical body. When a patient is relaxed the healing, process is accelerated. People sleep much better and are calmer following Reiki treatments.
Reiki is safe to use if you have medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes, or heart conditions. You may receive Reiki treatments if you are undergoing chemotherapy. Pregnant woman can have Reiki treatments to support them through all stages of the pregnancy. Reiki is often used alongside conventional care in hospices, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. Reiki is for everyone!
Our Reiki practitioner Julie is certificated at L1 and L2 in Reiki, which is recognised by the FHT and she is currently working towards becoming a Reiki Master.
Julie is also certificated in Animal Reiki and holistic healing for animals.
Good health is based on the unimpeded flow of energy through the body. It was discovered by Pierre Curie and his brother Jacques in 1880 that crystals have a piezoelectric charge which interacts with the magnetic electrical field around the body. This was developed further in 1970 with the introduction of quartz watches. Crystals transmit a frequency to able eliminate the vibrations of unease and discomfort we encounter. Working with the chakra system crystals can help to balance our energy field, nurturing our own vibrations, bringing back balance and harmony working on the mind, body, and spirit.
Crystal therapy is a non-intrusive form of therapy with powerful healing effects which is carried out fully clothed sitting or lying on a couch. A consultation is carried out prior to the treatment taking place. Specific crystals are chosen and then laid around or placed on yourself. Through applying pressure with crystal massage to specific points, energy can be stimulated to decongest the blockage and encourage the smooth flow of energy, helping the body to heal itself and return to a state of health, adjusting the way we think and feel. After the treatment feedback and aftercare advice is given.
Improves circulation by the gentle stimulatory effects of the crystal touching the skin
Touch helps people feel connected, comforted, and reassured, removing anxiety and stress
Energetically, the massage will lighten the area of the body providing a refreshing uplifted feeling
Relaxes, releases and tones muscles, thereby slowing down the ageing process
Can be used to release energy and reduce pain
Can be used alongside other treatments such as Reiki, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, and holistic facials to further enhance. We would also recommend monthly treatments to support the wellbeing, mental, emotional, and physical aspects of life.
Our Holistic therapist Julie is certificated with the British Academy of Crystal Healing: Beauty with crystals, massage and facials
Hopi Ear Candle
Since ancient times, many cultures including the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks, have used the traditional natural therapy of ear candling on a spiritual level, to purify and cleanse the aura. Hopi Ear Candling techniques in the modern world are believed to originate from the Native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona. Interestingly, Hopi means ‘peaceful people’ and this gentle and soothing therapy is indeed well known for its calming and relaxing effects. Ear candles are now widely used throughout the modern world for helping specific conditions and to still stressful minds. The candles work like a chimney drawing up debris from the ear. The heat from the flame creates a mild suction, helping to relieve pressure in the sinuses, helping to clear the whole area.
After a consultation you will be asked to lie on a massage couch fully clothed, ensuring you are comfortable. A candle is lit and placed in the ear and held in position with one hand while the other hand creates a seal. Treating each ear separately, as the candle gently burns down it is believed to act like a ‘chimney’ creating a light vacuum effect. The warm herbal vapour circulates around the ear removing impurities. As the candle burns down, you may hear a soft crackling sound and a warm sensation, which adds to the overall relaxing experience. The usual burn time of each candle is between ten and fifteen minutes. The contents of the candles are examined, and feedback given. The ear candling treatment can be followed by a pressure point and lymphatic drainage massage of the outer ear and face which complements the effects of the ear candling by helping to release blockages in the sinuses and ears. and ears. Aftercare advice is given.
A Hopi Ear Candle treatment can be enjoyed purely for relaxation purposes, but the process is believed to be helpful for many problems and conditions, including the following:
Irritability and stress
May help to loosen excessive ear wax
Ear pressure due to flying
A Hopi Ear Candle treatment can be enjoyed purely for relaxation purposes or every couple of months if used to help a specific problem.
Our Holistic Therapist Julie is certificated by ABT in Hopi Ear Candling.