Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet and hands correspond with different areas of the body.
Reflexology is a very easy treatment to receive and at most you will be asked to remove your shoes and socks. During the treatment the therapist will use their thumbs and fingers to apply pressure to feet and sometimes the lower leg. The therapist can also work on the hands instead of the feet if that is the client’s preference.
Reflexology acknowledges that a every person is a unique individual and the benefits from reflexology happen on a very individual basis.
The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually you might feel relaxed and tension might be reduced after a treatment, you may sleep better and you may notice a feeling of improved mood and general well being.
The therapist will talk to you after the treatment and give you some feedback as to what they felt.
Vertical Reflexology - This treatment is offered together with the classical treatment above, working on the client’s feet and hands before they position themselves on the couch.
Maternity Reflexology - This treatment is offered together with the classical treatment above, for those who have conceived or who are trying to conceive. Reflexology can help support you physically and emotionally - whether you have just started trying to conceive or have been trying for a while. Reflexology aims to optimise the physical and emotional health of pregnant women through working on specific reflexology points. Receiving reflexology during pregnancy will also allow you time away from your probably busy life and provide a comforting place where you can focus purely on yourself and your growing baby.
For more information about Reflexology visit the AOR website
Head, Shouder and Back Massage £23
Head, shoulder and back massages soothe away tensions in your upper body, break down knots and improve your flexibility. It helps relieve headaches by stimulating the nerves on your scalp and the blood circulation within your head. You will feel relaxed and re-energized.
Spending days hunched over a computer, behind a driving wheel, or simply sitting with a bad posture, puts a lot of pressure in the neck and shoulder, resulting in stiff shoulders, lack of flexibility in the neck and headaches. The therapist will work from your upper back up to the top of your head.
Indian Head Massage £28
Indian Head Massage is a combination of ancient techniques and modern awareness of the importance of an holistic approach. The treatment is given with the client seated over clothing.
Often tension in the upper back, neck and head can lead to migraines, headaches and back pain which can make for uncomfortable living on a day to day basis. A massage therapist will start the Indian Head Massage by applying pressure to points in the upper back, arms and shoulders that will release muscles and knots. They will then move to the neck and head to encourage better circulation. The treatment increases nourishment and oxygen to the scalp and hair follicles which in turns stimulates hair growth. Indian Head Massage stimulates and improves lymphatic drainage and blood flow to the neck thus helping to remove waste products from the body.
Thai Foot Massage £33
The origins of this massage have elements of Shiatsu, Chinese massage, and yoga. Thai Foot massage is a massage of the soft tissue of the lower legs, feet and hands. Together with the application of pressure to particular areas of the soles of the feet. A reflex action in another part of the body is stimulated by the manipulation of each specific area. This technique uses hands, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, with lotion or oil.
Thermo Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candling) £33
A treatment that has a history in centuries old culture of indigenous peoples. When carried out professionally, an ear candling session can be a relaxing and enjoyable experience for the client. At the start of the session you will have a full consultation, in which you will discuss your medical history and current symptoms to help assess if ear candling is the right treatment for you and what your expectations are.
A candle made of natural materials, including honey and beeswax is placed in the entrance of the ear canal by the therapist. The candle is held in place until it has burnt down; this is repeated in the other ear. The treatment is soothing and relaxing followed by a facial massage to help clear the sinus area and the outer ear, this will encourage lymphatic drainage and enhance the effects of the candling
Reiki (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy’, and is also a word used to describe a system of natural healing. The client remains clothed and lies on a couch and relaxes. The therapist gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on the body. The whole person is treated rather than specific areas. Sessions can take 45 minutes to an hour-and-a-half, depending on the client’s needs.The relaxing nature of Reiki can be very helpful to people especially at difficult times in our lives. We can all feel overwhelmed or disconnected, sometimes there is a real sense of isolation, both emotionally and spiritually. Reiki treatments can bring feelings of peace, centeredness and an ability to cope better with the challenges of life.