Overview

Complementary, holistic or alternative treatments are therapeutic methods used to promote general health and wellbeing, stave off illness and disease, and speed recovery from injuries. They have evolved from ancient cultural practices and are still widely practiced in many countries.

 

The fundamental principle is that the body, mind and soul are intimately interconnected and that by balancing all three realms, a sense of self-healing can occur and improve overall wellbeing.

These therapies supplement and enhance modern medical treatment and are often used alongside conventional care in hospices, hospitals and other healthcare settings, helping to ease symptoms and side effects. 

NB. Complementary therapies should not be used in place of conventional medical care. Always consult a GP or other healthcare professional for medical attention and advice.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy originates from the ancient Egyptian, Roman and Greek cultures who understood the many health benefits of essential oils. There are over 50 different essential oils each having unique healing qualities. The essential oils are chosen and mixed by an aromatherapist with a carrier oil and applied to the skin as a gentle slow Swedish massage where they absorb and enter the blood stream, tissues and organs of the body to deliver their healing properties to the mind, body and spirit. Wonderful for mood enhancement, relaxation, stimulation, uplift, motivation, balancing hormones, increasing circulation, detoxing the body, lymphatic drainage, joint mobility, improving sleep, nourishing the skin, and boosting the immune system.

Conditions: low / high blood pressure, constipation, indigestion, IBS, nausea/vomiting, alopecia, eczema, dandruff, migraine, toothache, colds & flu prevention, muscular aches & pains, rheumatism, arthritis, cramp, fibromyalgia, anxiety, nervous tension & stress, insomnia, shock, grief, depression, poor memory, irregular or painful periods, amenorrhea, menopausal symptoms, PMS, asthma preventative, bronchitis, catarrh, acne, boils, burns, cellulite, cuts/minor injuries, dilated capillaries, varicose veins, thrush, scars, psoriasis, wounds, cystitis, fluid retention, obesity, hangover, insect repellant, inflammatory conditions, and many more...

Indian Head Massage

This therapy is an ancient Indian Ayurvedic practice from about 5,000 years ago and is a mix of traditional Indian and Western massage  and percussive techniques to aid relaxation of muscles, relieve stress and anxiety, reduce tension, improve mood and sleep, provide a general sense of health and wellbeing, enhance mood, stimulate, give uplift and motivation, balance hormones, increase circulation, aid upper body lymphatic drainage and joint mobility, improve sleep and boost the immune system.​ Indian Head Massage is provided to the upper back, shoulders, arms, hands, neck, face and scalp.

The client can remain clothed or remove top clothing and have a towel for modesty and will be in a seated position throughout the session. Carrier oils and pre-blended oils can be used on the body as desired.

Massage

Massage has been around since ancient times for Greek, Roman, Indian, Egyptian and Chinese cultures. The sense of touch is deeply rooted in human culture as having many therapeutic qualities that work on the physical, mental and spiritual levels. Swedish massage techniques are used with carrier oils of your choice (including pre-blended oils) and applied to areas of the body such as the back, shoulders, legs, feet, abdomen, arms, hands, chest, neck, face and scalp.

The massage pressure and techniques can be adapted to provide deeper muscle relief, relaxation and stimulation as required. As with Aromatherapy, great for for mood enhancement, relaxation, stimulation, uplift, motivation, balancing hormones, increasing circulation, detoxing the body, lymphatic drainage, joint mobility, improving sleep, nourishing the skin, and boosting the immune system.

Reflexology

Based on ancient Egyptian and Chinese cultures where massage and pressure applied to zones of the feet or hands can be used to effect positive health benefits to corresponding parts of the body. The therapy uses massage and use of acupressure techniques to work the body zones and unblock areas of resistance to increase the flow of energy. Much can be seen in the feet from influences such as poor posture, injury, lifestyle choices, health conditions, etc.

As with all other therapies, reflexology is great for for mood enhancement, relaxation, stimulation, uplift, motivation, balancing hormones, increasing circulation, detoxing the body, joint mobility, lymphatic drainage, improving sleep, nourishing the skin, and boosting the immune system.

Maternity Reflexology

A much gentler version of reflexology where the emphasis is in applying light massage strokes to the feet that stimulates the body's subtle energy system and provides a calming effect. Very nurturing and relaxing treatment that de-stresses the body and refocuses the mind.

As with all other therapies, maternity reflexology is great for for mood enhancement, relaxation, stimulation, uplift, motivation, balancing hormones, increasing circulation, detoxing the body, joint mobility, lymphatic drainage, improving sleep, nourishing the skin, and boosting the immune system.

NB. Treatment is available post-first trimester of pregnancy where there are no complications.