Certain treatments are also suitable for many health challenges including: joint and muscular aches and pains, insomnia, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, side effects from radiation and chemotherapy, and ear, nose, sinus, throat and head problems.
Choose your treatment from the pages within this section or why not contact me to discuss what may be the most suitable for your individual needs.
is a therapeutic system for relieving pain or illness, by stimulating pre-defined 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:
- Pregnancy & post-natal issues
- Sinus problems
- Digestive disorders
- Hormonal imbalances
- Circulatory conditions
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.
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 civilisations 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 harmonise 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 equalise the pressure in the head and ears and the healing vapour can protect and soothe irritation, stimulate the lymph glands and so the immune system.
What happens during a 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.
NB Hopi ear candles will not be used if there is a perforated ear drum or infection in the ear.
Hot Stone Therapy Massage is an all over body massage which involves the application of water heated basalt stones of varying sizes.
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 Therapy Massage include:
• Deep relaxation both mentally and physically
• Circulation is improved and the warmth can relieve joint and muscular aches and pains
• Hot Stone Massage is 10 times more effective than a traditional massage.
Hot Stone Therapy Massage can help with the following conditions:
- Back, shoulder and neck pain
- Multiple Sclerois (MS)
- or just pure pampering and many more conditions
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, utilising 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 is beneficial during virtually any illness; below is a list of some of the problems that
Reiki can help:
- Reduce stress
- Relieve pain
- Promote restful and improved sleep
- Relieve anxiety and depression
- Limit the side effects of radiation & chemotherapy
- Decrease post surgery pain
- Increase 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.