Therapies

Thai Aroma Table Massage

This massage never fails to impress. It is my favourite, much as I love the others. Once I had experienced a Thai massage, I was keen to do the training and unable to travel to Bangkok, I managed to do my course in Leeds!

Thai Aroma Massage combines the traditional Thai massage and stretches with the Western style Swedish massage. It is performed on a massage bed using warmed Thai Aromatherapy oils, giving a unique massage experience. Not only does the client experience a balance of their energy (sen) lines but it also leaves them feeling totally relaxed, supple and peaceful.

This massage can be booked for 60 mins at £30 or 90 mins at £40. Extremely good value for a genuine Thai, aroma, table massage.

Possible Physiological Benefits:

  • Improves circulation of blood and lymph
  • Stimulates physical activity
  • Reduces stiffness and improves flexibility and range of movement
  • Reduces muscular fatigue and muscle soreness
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers and mood enhancer
  • Helps lower high blood pressure
  • Improves sleep pattern
  • Stimulates lymphatic drainage
  • Improves mental clarity
  • Boosts immune system
  • Improves condition and suppleness of the skin
  • Aids removal of toxins

Possible Psychological Benefits:

  • Promotes deep relaxation
  • Reduces levels of stress and anxiety
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Increases postural awareness
  • Helps to alleviate depression
  • Rejuvenates the mind and body
  • Enhances feelings of self-esteem
  • Promotes feelings of happiness

Aromatherapy Body Massage

I will mix and warm, therapeutic, essential oils according to your needs. You can guide me on the level of massage pressure you prefer and whether you wish me to concentrate on specific areas. I will hold certain Acupressure points and also do a little reflexology on your feet.

This massage can be booked for 60 mins at £30 or 90 mins at £40. Extremely good value for a genuine, essential oil massage.

  • Possible Physiological Benefits:
  • Releases joint restrictions and increases joint mobility
  • Relieves tight muscles, stiffness and spasms
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves circulation to the muscles
  • Releases toxins and waste from the muscles
  • Reduces muscular fatigue and muscle soreness
  • Improves lymphatic drainage
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system thereby reducing stress
  • Releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers and mood enhancers
  • Improves condition and suppleness of the skin
  • Stimulates physical activity
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Improves digestion

Possible Psychological Benefits:

  • Promotes deep relaxation
  • Reduces levels of stress and anxiety
  • Increases postural awareness
  • Helps to alleviate depression
  • Rejuvenates the mind and body
  • Enhances feelings of self-esteem
  • Promotes feelings of happiness

Massage of Back,

Neck, Shoulders,

Arms, Hands and Head

A massage performed with you lying on your front. Warm essential oils used, as in the full body massage.

This is very popular with gardeners and those who have been doing manual labour.

The cost is 45 mins for £25 or 60 mins for £30

Indian


Head


Massage

Indian Head Massage is a traditional massage therapy based on an ancient system of medicine known as Ayurveda which has been practised in India for thousands of years.
It
has become a popular complementary therapy in the Western world for stress relief. It has the advantage of:

  • Improving circulation
  • Stimulating immunity
  • Relieving muscular tension and fatigue
  • Relieving tension headaches
  • Relieving pain and discomfort
  • Reducing stress and anxiety
  • Promoting sleep
  • Improving hair quality
  • Relieving tired eyes
  • Improving concentration and relieving mental fatigue
  • Stimulating endorphin release; relieving pain and elevating mood
  • Encouraging flow of energy, creating balance and calm

The therapy is a seated massage lasting for about 45 minutes. Initially there is a short consultation, enabling the therapy to be tailored to the individual. The upper back and shoulders are massaged using a variety of specific techniques, either through clothing or directly on to the skin. The upper shoulders are then massaged followed by gentle massage of the neck. Then the head is treated with a stimulating massage and the face by smooth effleurage strokes. Finally the client is encouraged to relax deeply and experience the balancing of mind, body and spirit.

The cost of this therapy is £20 for 45 mins

 Reflexology

Reflexology was introduced to the United States in 1913 by William Fitzgerald, M.D. (1872–1942), an ear, nose and throat specialist, and Dr Edwin Bowers. Fitzgerald claimed that applying pressure had an anaesthetic effect on other areas of the body.
Reflexology was modified in the 1930s and 1940s by Eunice D. Ingham (1889–1974), a nurse and physiotherapist. Ingham claimed that the feet and hands were especially sensitive, and mapped the entire body into "reflexes" on the feet renaming "zone therapy" to reflexology. Ingham's procedure and related practices developed by Laura Norman are used by modern reflexologists.


Reflexology works along holistic principles aiming to treat your mind, body and spirit rather than a diagnosis or set of symptoms. For instance, if you are suffering from stress, your body may be affected as well as your mind. Similarly, a physical illness can be emotionally draining.
Reflexology aims to rebalance the whole of your being and so may be more effective than working directly on one part of you.

Possible Benefits:

  • Increases circulation
  • Encourages the flow of energy, creating balance and calm
  • Stimulates immune system
  • Promotes healing
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Stimulates nervous system by opening neural pathways
  • Stimulates 7,000 nerve endings in the feet
  • Reduces pain
  • Eliminates toxins
  • Stimulates endorphin release; relieving pain and elevating mood

Promotes sleep

My Reflexology treatment lasts for a full hour and concludes with a foot massage using intensive homemade cream.

The cost is £25 for an hour. Sovereign Health members can claim back half the cost as I am a member of the International Federation of Reflexologists.

Emotional


Freedom


Technique

EFT is a ‘modern meridian therapy’ It was developed in the 1990’s by Gary Craig, an engineer with a lifelong interest in personal development. He had studied with Dr Roger Callahan, a psychologist who developed ‘Thought Field Therapy’.
The main principle of these therapies is that negative emotion is caused by a disruption of the body’s energy system.

EFT, the tapping technique, is simple to learn and can be used to reduce stress in a variety of situations, from minor worries to post traumatic stress syndrome. Phobias, addictions, anger, sleep disorders and pain can alleviated. It is fun to use and the only side effect is likely to be yawning!

Treatment lasts for about 45 mins and the cost is £20