Therapy Descriptions

Here you can find out what therapies and treatments that you can try and what the benefits are for you.

Indian head massage

Therapist: Liz

An Indian Head Massage includes massage of the upper body – back, shoulders, arms, neck and scalp – the areas most vulnerable to stress and tension. The treatment is done over clothes without oil.

An Indian Head Massage can have a deep effect on the body and emotions. It can help to relieve conditions such as headaches, muscular tension in the upper body, and feelings of stress, lifting mood and promoting restful sleep.

Reiki

Therapist: Aileen
Therapy type: a hands-on energy channelling technique

Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well being.

Reiki is a gentle, hands on healing therapy. The Reiki practitioner simply places their hands on the recipient and energy is sent to any area of the body, which is in need of healing.

The recipient feels uplifted and energised following a treatment. Reiki is a powerful tool for change. It can help you to heal your body, mind, and soul.

All first treatments will include an initial consultation to get a medical history.

Note: Whilst Reiki has many supporters, the NHS does NOT recognise the technique as having any scientific basis or proven efficacy – they do however acknowledge that it cannot cause harm and may help those open to it.

Holistic massage

Therapist: Andrew Hamer
Therapy type: a traditional whole body massage

Oil is used as a medium on the patient’s skin to allow smooth pressure to be applied to the body; this is an individual treatment specifically tailored to each client. A holistic practitioner treats the client as a whole, taking into account their emotional and spiritual well-being, as well as their physical body.

This relaxes the muscles, which in turn helps to relax and de-stress the mind. Toxins are encouraged out of the body, whilst oxygen and nutrition are encouraged into the muscles and skin. Reducing stress in the body can have a significant positive effect on the immune system and the person as a whole helping to feel overall well again.

A seated chair Acupressure massage can be available on request (use the contact us at least 2 days before the event) is also available without the use of oils and the patient remains fully clothed. it.

No hands massage

Therapist: Andy Swan
Therapy type: A firm massage using arms

NOHANDS® Massage It is a dynamic new form of massage that is sweeping across the world as one of the most powerful new therapeutic massage treatments available. It was conceived and developed by UK therapist Gerry Pyves after 20 years of clinical testing. This massage is so powerful that you will feel the benefits long after the session has finished. Most people say that it is both deeper and more relaxing than conventional massage. For this reason it has been dubbed the gentle giant of massage. Words and pictures cannot do justice to the power of this ‘New Massage’ – you can only really understand it by feeling it.

Sports Massage

Therapist: Angela Poyntz
Therapy type: A firmer massage

Sports Massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.

Hot Stones Massage

Therapist: Angela Poyntz
Therapy type: a relaxing massage using warm stones

Hot stone massage uses soothing oils, warm basalt, and sometimes-cold marble stones to relax your muscles, allowing for a deeper and more intense all-over massage.

Hypnotherapy (70-minute appointment)

Therapists: Beth Dumonteil and Michel Hydes

Beth: Hypnotherapy can be utilised to access a person’s inner potential to achieve beneficial change. The human body is a self-healing unit, and hypnotherapy is able to tap into and stimulate one’s healing resources to effect positive transformations.

Michael: I use many different styles of hypnotherapy and have found that they are a great complementary therapy that can help with a wide range of disorders: From IBS, migraine, joint pain, and Psoriasis, to stress, anxiety, PTSD, and addictions. Brief intervention therapy often brings immediate relief, and longer sessions enable the mind and body to heal more fully.

Note: this is a therapeutic technique recognised by the NHS and performed in a quiet room often with just you and the therapist for complete privacy.

Tap Point Anxiety Management (70-minute appointment)

Therapist: Beth Dumonteil
Therapy type: helps with dealing with stress and anxiety

Uses tapping at pressure points as a technique to manage stress and anxiety – often used in conjunction with Hypnotherapy can be utilised to stimulate one’s healing resources to effect positive transformations.

Note: this is a therapeutic technique recognised by the NHS and performed in a quiet room often with just you and the therapist for complete privacy.

Holistic Massage

Therapist: Chris Penny
Therapy type: a traditional whole body massage

Holistic Massage – a special massage wax is used as a medium (this is less greasy than oil) on the patient’s skin to allow smooth pressure to be applied to the body; this is an individual treatment tailored to each client. A holistic practitioner treats the client as a whole, taking into account their emotional and spiritual well being, as well as their physical body.

This relaxes the muscles, which in turn helps to relax and de-stress the mind. Toxins are encouraged out of the body, whilst oxygen and nutrition are encouraged into the muscles and skin. Reducing stress in the body can have a significant positive effect on the immune system and the person as a whole helping to feel overall well again.

Swedish Massage

Therapist: Chris Baker
Therapy type: a traditional all-over massage

Swedish massage – the massage session is performed with the client lying on a massage table while the therapist stands above them and manipulates their muscle tissue with a variety of strokes. In addition to providing a general sense of relaxation, a Swedish massage session can help promote healing and reduce pain.

Shiatsu Massage

Therapist: Clare Matthews
Therapy type: a tradition all-over massage

Shiatsu is a physical therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. It works on the whole person – not just with the physical body, but also with the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects.

Shiatsu originated in Japan and brings together traditional Chinese medicine and Japanese massage traditions. The practitioner works on the receiver on a floor mat, who wears loose comfortable clothing, using touch with varying pressure and a variety of manipulative techniques to adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its energy flow. Each treatment is specifically designed to address the individual needs of the receiver. It is a deeply relaxing and restorative experience.

Meditation

THERAPIST NAME – Galit Mersand 
THERAPY TYPE – A relaxation and focusing technique

The session will include sitting meditation practices as well as Moving Body Awareness exercises (or meditative movement). These are easy to learn and we will practice them as a group and take home useful techniques to help between sessions.

All are invaluable aspects of our self-development by helping to calm and focus the mind, centre and balance our energy and develop creative insight in our daily lives.

Deep Tissue Massage

Therapist: Duncan Brown
Therapy type: a firm and deep massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.

Reflexology

Therapist: Liz Linington
Therapy type: a foot massage technique

Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet, hands, face, and ears, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head linked to every part of the body. It is generally relaxing and may be an effective way to alleviate stress and improve your sense of well-being.

Note people who suffer Peripheral Neuropathy may find this technique painful as it involves manipulation of the affected areas and may wish to chose an alternative technique.

Holistic Massage

Therapist: Nigel
Therapy type: a traditional whole body massage

Holistic Massage – Oil is used as a medium on the patient’s skin to allow smooth pressure to be applied to the body; this is an individual treatment specifically tailored to each client. A holistic practitioner treats the client as a whole, taking into account their emotional and spiritual well-being, as well as their physical body.

This relaxes the muscles, which in turn helps to relax and de-stress the mind. Toxins are encouraged out of the body, whilst oxygen and nutrition are encouraged into the muscles and skin. Reducing stress in the body can have a significant positive effect on the immune system and the person as a whole helping to feel overall well again.

Sports Massage

Therapist: Nigel
Therapy type: a firmer massage

Sports Massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.

Seated massage

Therapist: Peter Lovstrom
Therapy type: a seated massage in a special chair

Chair massage helps you to feel better in yourself. It helps release tension from the head, neck, shoulders, back and arms. This in turn helps you feel more relaxed, and leaves you ready to continue your day with renewed energy.

Chair Massage is done over clothes, and doesn’t need oils. You just sit in the specially designed massage chair and relax! Although it helps you to relax completely, it will leave you feeling rejuvenated and clearly focused.

Deep Tissue Massage

Therapist: Richard Haslam
Therapy type: a firm and deep massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.

Reiki

Therapist: Tom Jones
Therapy type: a hands-on healing energy technique

Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well being.

Reiki is a gentle, hands on healing therapy. The Reiki practitioner simply places their hands on the recipient and energy is sent to any area of the body, which is in need of healing.

The recipient feels uplifted and energised following a treatment. Reiki is a powerful tool for change. It can help you to heal your body, mind, and soul.

Note: Whilst Reiki has many supporters, the NHS does NOT recognise the technique as having scientific basis or proven efficacy – they do however acknowledge that it cannot cause harm and may help those open to it.

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ElectroCrystal therapy

Therapist: Chris Florescu

ElectroCrystals system is a gentle and non-invasive method of balancing the human energy field. It uses the pulsed high-frequency electromagnetic stimulation of crystals to induce rebalancing in human and animal subjects.

Electromagnetism has been used by conventional medicine for many years eg X-rays in diagnosis and pulsed frequencies to aid bone healing. Crystals have been used to aid natural healing for thousands of years. The innovation in ElectroCrystals method is the synergistic combination of the two and their specific application on the chakras and meridians of the human energy field. This method works on a subtle energy level.

Inventor Harry Oldfield has likened it to a molecular massage. ElectroCrystals involves placing crystals in tubes on certain points around the body. These tubes are then attached to an electromagnetic generator which administers the balancing and normalizing energy frequencies that the human or animal energy system needs.

Harry’s research has shown that different crystals are beneficial in certain ‘zones’ of the body to bring about a balancing effect on the subject. The energy field has long been referred to as the aura and has been charted for thousands of years. Energy configuration points or zones were described by the ancient people of India as chakras, in China as the acupuncture points and meridians.

Chakra is the Sanskrit word for wheel and a spinning wheel is perhaps how the chakra would look to someone who could see it. These ‘whirlpools’ of energy were often depicted as flowers with different numbers of petals. The number of petals is thought by modern researchers to be evidence that these ancient people knew something about the harmonic frequencies of the chakras.

Harry Oldfield suggests that the human energy field is like a template or network of energy points with which the physical molecules of the body are aligned. When Harry first began measuring the energetic fluctuations around the body with the Electro-Scanning Method (ESM) he always found energy concentrations at seven places. He was mystified as to the cause of this until a professor suggested that he may have ‘discovered’, that is, rediscovered, the chakra system of ancient Ayurvedic medicine.

Both animals and plants benefit from ElectroCrystal systems.

Cupping therapy (used in conjunction with acupuncture)

Therapist: Justine

There are many reasons to try cupping today: it is a fantastic non invasive and painless therapy used for relieving back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety and coughs. Cupping is also one of the best therapies for improving blood flow, regenerating tissue with renewed oxygen and nutrients , thereby relieving pain and restoring function of specified body part.

It is proven to have a relaxing having an effect on the central nervous system by relieving tension and thereby calming the mind.

Cupping Works by creating a vacuum inside a glass or plastic cup to ‘suck’ up the skin allowing new blood to flow to the tissue. Cupping is Used for:

• Pain relief of muscular conditions
• Relaxation
• For coughs, allergies and common cold. Stimulating the respiratory system, clearing phlegm.

Our Acupuncturist often uses Cupping in conjunction with needles and moxa in treatment to achieve enhanced results for muscular conditions.