In such a busy, fast paced world we need to find ‘Balance’. Complementary therapies can help release tension and stress and enable you to boost your immune system whilst improving your energy levels and general feelings of well-being. They are designed to treat the whole person by assisting the body’s natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself.
Remedial Massage Therapy is a deep massage. It is used to treat strains, sprains or any injury where the skin is intact. It helps remove blockages, scar tissue and adhesions, speeds up recovery and encourages a more complete healing. It also helps relieve muscle tension, eases aches and pains and reduces stress hormones by boosting the circulatory system, helping eliminate toxins and thereby nourishing all the body’s cells. Through boosting the immune system we can feel revived, relaxed and refreshed.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils (highly concentrated plant extracts) in a carrier oil, specially blended for an individual person’s needs. It is applied to the body through massage and works on both a physical and emotional level. Blends can also be tailor made for home use. Anti-inflammatory creams, cooling sprays and gels can be made to help between treatments and for self-help.
Reflexology is a massage and pressure therapy applied to the feet or hands. It treats the whole person and not just the symptoms, helping the body regulate and balance itself. Reflexology can improve energy levels and promote a feeling of well-being. It can help stress related disorders such as tension headaches, IBS, insomnia, feelings of anxiety and mild to moderate depression. It is also very useful during hormonal changes in a woman’s life. It can help with the pressure of fertility treatments, encouraging the body to relax well. It can be aimed specifically for women during pre-conception, pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period, helping to alleviate common symptoms such as nausea, constipation, heartburn and swollen ankles, whilst improving energy levels and aiding sleep.
Indian Head Massage originates from the ancient healing practice of Ayurveda. It helps relieve upper body muscle tension and disperse toxins from the body. It stimulates the circulation and relaxes the neck and scalp muscles where lots of people hold tension. Indian Head Massage can help relieve chronic upper body tension from sitting at a computer all day or driving long hours/distances, reducing headaches, migraine, sinusitis and eye strain whilst also improving hair condition and aiding deep sleep.
Natural Face Lift Massage is a treatment using Japanese face massage based on acupressure and meridian theory which dates back thousands of years in Japan and China. This is a wonderfully relaxing yet energising treatment on the face and head that is suitable for both women and men. It works on a superficial and deeper level to improve the texture and muscle tone of the skin, improving the flow of lymph and encouraging the removal of toxins. By working Tsubo points on the face and scalp it helps to prevent lines, reduce wrinkles and puffiness – a natural facelift!
Justine Jackson BA (Hons) MIFPA
Sally Triner VTCT IHHT MFHT
- General Osteopathic Council – Osteopathy House, 176 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 3LU
- Institute of Osteopathy – 3 Park Terrace, Manor Road, Luton, Beds. LU1 3HM
- Sutherland Cranial College(SCC) – P.O. Box 91, Chepstow NP16 7ZS
- Stockport Acupuncture – Acupuncture with Fiona Bullock
- Back Care – The Charity for Healthier Backs
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