Deep Tissue Massage
Hot Stone Massage
Indian Head Massage
Hopi Ear Candling
Suti Organic Facials
Reflexology is a popular and relaxing holistic treatment based on the principle that reflex points on the soles, tops, and sides of the feet are connected to corresponding areas throughout the body. In this way, the feet can be seen as a “map” of the body. Reflexologists work on the reflexes with their thumbs and fingers using specialised massage techniques, said to help correct imbalances throughout the body, and help release blocked energy.
Reflexology can be used to help restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium. This gentle therapy encourages the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance.
Reflexology assists in the treatment of many ailments, but is particularly helpful for:
Massage is not just about easing away muscular aches and pains and making us feel relaxed – its health benefits run far deeper. Massage is the art of touch, a therapy that has deep healing powers for both mind and body.
Regular massage is good for your health. Virtually every system of the body can feel its benefits, from relaxing and stretching muscles in the muscular system to stimulating the circulation, which helps to clear the body of a build-up of waste. It is a safe, soothing and non-invasive therapy, which increases the brain’s release of the feel-good hormone serotonin and encourages the body to produce natural pain-killing endorphins. It also reduces the amount of the stress hormone cortisol in the body, helping to ease the development of stress related conditions such as high blood pressure and heart problems.
Its many benefits include a reduction in blood pressure, clearing toxins by stimulating lymphatic drainage, easing away muscle tensions and helping you look and feel rejuvenated.
If you spend most of your working day sitting at a desk or in front of a computer, your circulation could grow sluggish, which in turn can lead to a number of health problems. Regular massage will actually help improve circulation by increasing the blood and lymph flow. This helps to eliminate toxins from the body and enables blood to be pumped to the muscles and organs more efficiently.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain. It helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. It usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two.
When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. Because many toxins are released, it’s important to drink plenty of water after a deep-tissue session to help eliminate these toxins from the body.
Massage is a wonderful way of preparing a woman for childbirth. Pregnancy massage is an adapted treatment that allows for the comfort of the clients growing tummy and physiological changes, i.e. heartburn, sciatica, pelvic discomfort, nasal congestion and upper and lower back tension. Following the birth, massage treatments can assist the body to rebalance and encourages a natural and rapid recovery.
It is relaxing – It helps to stop the build-up of tension especially in the neck and shoulders in early pregnancy and again in the later stages, when the lower back can cause problems, due to the extra weight of the baby.
It tones muscles – Massage helps to combat the aches and pains that are often situated around the lower back and hip area, which can be caused by muscular tension and distended ligaments. It also alleviates cramp especially in the calf and thigh muscles.
It improves skin tone – Massage maintains the skins suppleness and elasticity and can help to prevent stretch marks and the formation of varicose veins.
It is uplifting and revitalizing – It improves the flow of energy and minimizes fatigue, which is usual during the first three months and again towards the end of the pregnancy. It can help boost self esteem when the physical changes become overwhelming.
It improves circulation – This helps to prevent varicose veins, thread veins and haemorrhoids.
It stimulates the lymphatic system – It encourages the elimination of waste products from the body throughout pregnancy and helps combat the tendency towards fluid retention in the later stages of pregnancy.
It induces a general feeling of wellbeing – The therapeutic effect of massage induces physical and mental relaxation.
It prepares the body for childbirth – By keeping the whole system relaxed and in harmony massage in pregnancy helps to prepare the body for childbirth.
Treatments last for one hour and can be received right up to the end of the pregnancy.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone therapy can help in the treatment of the following problems: - muscular aches, pains and strains, rheumatic and arthritic conditions, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, back pain, and insomnia. It also helps to improve circulation and can help reduce stress, anxiety, tension and depression.
During a treatment the client lies on a couch or a series of flat hot stones – covered by thick towels – that trace the spine. The therapist applies oil to the skin and glides the stones across the body’s meridian lines. In some treatments large stones are placed on the body, in the palms of the hands, and coin-sized stones are lightly wedged between the toes. Heated Chakra stones align and balance chief energy centres, benefiting the whole body, not just specific areas.
The heat from the stones penetrates to a deeper level, bringing about physiological changes as well as influencing the body’s internal energy flow, therefore bringing balance to both body and mind.
This therapy is the ultimate in providing deep and effective stress release. You will feel relaxed and cocooned in warmth as the stones glide over you, releasing muscle tension, boosting your circulation and penetrating deep into the tissues and joints. By the end of the treatment you will feel profoundly balanced and refreshed on all levels.
Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage is based on the ayurvedic system of healing, which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years. It provided Indian families with relaxation and healing on a daily basis, as well as playing a part in rituals such as weddings and births.
The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. It is especially good for relieving stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. Clients report that the experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate. It also helps with joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders, improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow, frees knots of muscular tension, relaxes connective tissue, and aids in the elimination of toxins and waste products.
It is a gentle yet firm powerful therapeutic massage of the shoulders, arms, neck, scalp, ears, hair and face, which will leave you feeling soothed and rebalanced. This is an extremely enjoyable and deeply relaxing treatment that gives you a sense of calm and well-being. The treatment lasts for 30 mins and you will feel extremely relaxed and sleepy afterwards.
Hopi Ear Candling
Quite different from conventional wax candles, a Hopi ear candle is actually a cotton tube, impregnated with beeswax, honey and therapeutic oils, that is painlessly inserted into the ear to draw out impurities, relieve pressure in the head and sinuses, and aid hearing problems. The candles are made from natural ingredients that include sage, St John's Wort, camomile and beta-carotene. Otherwise known as thermo-auricular therapy, the original source of the technique seems to be from medical ceremonies performed by a Native American Indian tribe called the Hopis (meaning 'peaceful people').
Hopi ear candles have reported success in treating balance and inner ear problems, build up of wax, ringing in the ears, tinnitus, hearing difficulties and sinus problems as well as colds, 'flu, sore throats, stress, headaches and migraines. The treatment is suitable for children over 7 and is a good alternative for people who have found syringing uncomfortable.
Many clients find the treatment relaxing. As well as the relieved feeling that comes from reduced pressure in the ears and sinuses, clients may experience a general calming effect.
Suti Organic Facials
This is an Organic Facial Massage using the fabulous new "SUTI" range of facial balms & facial oils.
The Suti Organic Facial includes massage to the face, scalp, neck and shoulders, arms and feet, with exfoliating and deep cleansing facial masks and lymphatic drainage using healing crystals and a mini reflexology treatment.
Total indulgence using organic and natural aromatic plant based ingredients.
The use of hot muslin cloths will help to lift impurities from the skin and to remove traces of make up and allow the ingredients to absorb into the dermis to give a holistic treatment, leaving you feeling relaxed and calm with restored vitality and glowing skin.
The Suti Organic Facial will strengthen, heal and revive, giving energy, restoring vitality and of course lifting and tightening the facial muscles and helping to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
Ethically and sustainably sourced, Suti uses only Certified Organic and (wherever possible) Fair Trade ingredients. The products are not tested on animals.