Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the systematic use of essential oils in holistic treatments. Essential oils, extracted from plants are thought to possess distinctive therapeutic properties.

These natural plant oils are applied in a variety of ways, for example:

  • By massage blended in a carrier oil - the most used method
  • Adding a few drops to warm bath water (ideally diluted first)
  • Through inhalations (this is not advisable for asthmatics)
  • Blended into creams/lotions and other plant bases for individual use

An essential oil is an aromatic, volatile substance extracted from a single botanical source by distillation or expression. Essential oils have been utilised in fragrances, flavours and medicines for thousands of years and there are some 400 different oils extracted from plants all over the world." (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council - CNHC www.cnhc.org.uk.

Stone therapy

Stone therapy is an exceptionally relaxing treatment, rooted in ancient therapy practices and used to create balance within the body. Hot basalt and cold marble stones are used by most therapists, with the positioning and temperature of the stones tailored to the individual client. A stone therapy treatment provides a deep massage to the whole body as well as concentrated areas. Stone therapy is based upon geothermal therapy, which is the application of either heated or chilled stone to the body for the purpose of changing physiological responses.

A therapist will apply warm, oiled stones in several ways during the treatment. Stones will be placed on the body, delivering heat to concentrated areas and your therapist will massage other areas of the body with more heated stones in comfortable strokes.

Thermal auricular therapy or Ear Candling

Ear candling is an ancient practice that has been used for centuries in many cultures throughout the world. They are hollow tubes made from unbleached cotton or linen and hardened with beeswax.

You will lie on your side on a massage table and a protective cloth with a slit in it will be placed over the ear. The ear candle will be lit and gently inserted into the opening of the ear. Once treatment is completed, it will be repeated on the other ear. During treatment you may experience gentle heat around the ear area. You may hear popping sounds and a pleasant crackling as the ingredients are burning.

Reiki & Natural Healing

Both Reiki and Natural Healing are a natural non-invasive complementary therapy, with its aim to restore the balance to the body, mind and spirit of the recipient. It is a holistic approach that has the intention of promoting self-healing, to bring an essence of well-being and peace to the recipient.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a highly relaxed state, where the individual is neither awake nor asleep (often referred to as the trance state). In this state, suggestion can be made directly to the subconscious or inner mind, for the benefit of the client. Nobody can be hypnotised against their will and, even when hypnotised, people can still reject any of the suggestions given if they are against their beliefs. You will be trained in ‘self-hypnosis’ giving you the ability to go into the trance state and reinforce the suggestions given in therapy, as well as improving your own ability to relax.

Life coaching

Life coaching is all about you and your goals, about what you wish to achieve in your life to help you find your own personal and professional goals, through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance and enhance the quality of their life.

NLP

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is the science of how we think, not of what we think but how. By changing how we think, by seeing things in a different way we can change our beliefs and so change our outcomes.

Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage has been used in Asia for over 5000 years and works on the area surrounding the head , scalp, face, neck, shoulders and upper back. Indian head massage comes from Ayurveda , an ancient method involving natural therapies, which takes into account mind ,body and spirit.