Touch therapy can be used to help address a wide range of conditions and illnesses and these can include:
Reflexology works on the feet and hands enabling the body to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, the body is in a state of "imbalance", and vital energy pathways are blocked. This prevents the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium and encourage healing.
A Reflexologist applies pressure to the feet and hands. For each person the application and the effect of the therapy is unique. Sensitive, trained hands can detect tiny deposits and imbalances and by working on these points the Reflexologist can release blockages and restore the free flow of energy to the whole body. Tensions are eased, and circulation and elimination is improved. This gentle therapy encourages the body to heal itself.
The word Reiki means 'universal life force energy' and refers to the energy that flows through all living things in order to sustain life itself. There is an abundant supply of this energy all around us and when we are in excellent health, there is a powerful flow through the body. During stressful times, this energy is slowed down or restricted. It is at these times that we start to feel unwell and our ability to allow this energetic flow through our systems is reduced.
A practitioner trained to give a Reiki treatment will have received a number of attunements. This refers to a series of procedures which allows our energetic systems to receive a greatly increased amount of life force energy. An attuned practitioner only needs to place their hands on a person for this energy to flow through to them. They will then be the recipient of an energy boost enabling them to feel both energised and relaxed at the same time with greater inner calm.
Hopi Ear Candling (Thermal Auricular Therapy) uses a hollow candle which is inserted into the ear. The candle acts as a chimney when lit and the vibration of the air rising up through the candle promoted by the natural movement of the flame gently massages the eardrum, creating a warm current of air and vacuum which has a drawing effect on the ear. The process is said to stimulate the blood circulation, intensifying the immunological defence system and strengthening the cleansing circulation of the lymph glands. A head, neck and face massage can be incorporated into the treatment.
Shiatsu is a therapeutic practice that can support individuals in moving towards greater health and well-being. Shiatsu is a relaxing treatment and Shiatsu literally translates as "finger pressure". Shiatsu makes use of the same ‘Tsubo Points’ as acupuncture, but uses finger pressure instead of needles to achieve the desired result. Shiatsu uses hand pressure and manipulative techniques to adjust the body's physical structure and its natural inner energies, to help ward off illness, and maintain good health.
Aromatherapy is the controlled use of essential oils and it is most commonly used in conjunction with massage therapy. It is used to improve physical and emotional well-being. Essential oils, extracted from plants, possess distinctive therapeutic properties, which can be utilised to improve health and prevent disease.
Therapeutic massage conveys therapeutic benefit by the systematic working of the body benefiting the skin, muscular, skeletal, lymphatic and circulatory systems of the body.
Giving advice on optimal levels of nutrition and for special needs such as food sensitivity.