Reflexology is a therapeutic system for relieving pain or illness, by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of the discomfort.
In the absence of any particular pain or illness, reflexology may be as effective for promoting good health and for preventing disease as it may be for eliminating symptoms of stress, injury and illness.
By stimulating these points on the feet using gentle thumb pressures and hand movements, all areas of the body can be treated, addressing not only prevailing symptoms but also underlying, chronic conditions.
How can Reflexology Help Me?
Reflexology has been applied as a proven, effective, drug-free therapy for thousands of years. Here are some problems where reflexology has proven in most cases to help people:
Who Can Benefit From Reflexology?
Reflexology works for all ages and helps to relieve a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. For maximum therapeutic benefit, a course of treatments is recommended. Most clients notice significant improvement in their symptoms after 3/4 sessions.
The first treatment session usually takes 1 hour 30 minutes (including the initial consultation) and subsequent treatments last around 1 hour.
- Pregnancy & post-natal issues
- Sinus problems
- Digestive Disorders
- Hormonal imbalances
- Circulatory conditions
Thermo Auricular Therapy
Thermo Auricular Therapy is used to relieve ear, sinus, nose, throat and head problems as well as stimulate the lymph system and the metabolism of the body.
Although there is evidence that many ancient civilizations used ear candle treatments it was mainly through the Hopi Indians of North Arizona that this treatment became more widely known. Hopi means “peaceful people” and for many centuries the Hopi lived in harmony with nature and Mother Earth. The candles were traditionally used by Shaman healers and by the Indians in healing rituals and ceremonies, to cleanse and harmonize energy fields and to drive out negative energies as well as a physical clearance therapy for problems relating to the ear, nose and throat.
What Does Thermo Auricular Therapy Treat?
Treatment should be considered for:
- Irritations in the ears (otitis)
- Catarrh and sinusitis
- Glue ear (although not if grommets are in place)
- Colds, flu and sore throats
- Rhinitis/hay fever
- Noises in ear – tinnitus
- Excessive excitement and stress
- Relief of pressure before flying or diving.
Hopi Ear Candles
What are Hopi Ear Candles?
Hopi Ear Candles are hollow tubes made from organic linen impregnated with beeswax, honey, St John’s Wort and medicinal herbs such as sage and chamomile. They have a filter towards the bottom which prevents any liquid wax or candle residue from entering the ear. The candles work on a chimney principle, drawing many impurities to the surface. They also equalize the pressure in the head and ears and the healing vapor can protect and soothe irritation, stimulate the lymph glands and so the immune system.
What Happens During Thermo Auricular Therapy Treatment?
You will lie on the couch with your head comfortably to one side and the therapist will place the lighted candle carefully in your ear. The therapist will then place her hands gently around the base of the candle, protecting your head, but there is absolutely no danger and no possibility of burning. The candle is extinguished before it reaches the therapist’s hands and so a long time before it could reach your head. After repeating on the other ear you will receive a gentle, healing head massage that will enhance the effects of the candles.
Does It Hurt?
No. As the candle burns you may experience gentle, reassuring warmth, and you will hear a pleasantly soft crackling sound – like a distant sparkler, or a seashell.
Your therapist is experienced in other therapies and has completed a post-graduate course in the use of Thermo Auricular Therapy(hopi ear candles) as there are strict operating procedures to ensure there is no danger whatsoever.
Hot Stone Therapy
Hot Stone Therapy Massage is especially effective and nourishing, giving a deeper massage to the back, shoulders and neck creating sensations of comfort and warmth. The direct heat instantly relaxes the muscles, allowing for deeper manipulation of a greater intensity than with a regular massage.
Benefits of a hot stone massage therapy include: Deep relaxation both mentally and physically, circulation is improved and the warmth can relieve joint and muscular aches and pains and Hot Stone Massage is 10 times more effective than a traditional massage.
Hot Stone Massage can help with the following conditions: Back, shoulder and neck pain, Depression, Insomnia, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia and Arthritis.
Reiki is a gentle and powerful Japanese energy healing technique for reducing stress and aiding relaxation that also has the ability to promote self healing.
How Can Reiki Help Me?
Reiki energy flows and the practitioner directs it, utilizing hands-on healing to enable the normal flow and balance of the human energy field: this allows self-healing. Reiki helps to strengthen and restore our natural ability to heal. It is used to support general health and well-being as well as helping to restore the body to health, when feeling unwell.
Reiki can help: Reduce stress, Relieve pain, Promote restful and improved sleep, relieve anxiety and depression, limit the side effects pf radiation and chemotherapy, decrease post surgery pain and increase a sense of well being.
Who Can Benefit From Reiki?
As Reiki is a non-invasive therapy it can be applied safely alongside conventional medicine or natural remedies as it acts in a complementary way. It is suitable for clients of all ages including new-born, pregnant mothers, surgical patients, the frail and elderly regardless of their state of health.
A session typically lasts 1 hour and is usually carried out with the client lying on the comfortable therapy couch.