Healing Touch Academy

Healing Touch Academy

Holistic Treatments

Myo is Latin for muscle.  Fascial means pertaining to the fascia within the body.  The fascia is a three-dimensional web like tissue that covers the body from the top of the head  down to the toes.  It is like a giant spider web that spreads throughout the body incompassing the organs, bones, muscles, nerves and blood vessels.  The fascial tissue is what holds our structure together.  Without it we could not stand up.

Myofascial Release is a gentle therapy, consisting of a mixture of light stretching and massage work.  During a session, the therapist will apply hands-on massage strokes in order to release tension from the fibrous bands of the muscles, bones, nerves and joints, by unblocking any scar tissue or adhesions due to injury or surgery in the muscles and surrounding tissues.

Physical /Mental Benefits

  • Decreases Pain
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Improves nerve function
  • Increases blood circulation

Myofascial Release is highly effective in treating patients with the following diagnoses:

  • Back strain, chronic back pain, low back pain, thoracic back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic cervical pain
  • Complex pain complaints
  • Dizziness, vertigo
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibrositis
  • Headache
  • Myofascial pain dysfunction
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-Polio symptoms
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Trigger points, tender points *
  • Whiplash
  • malignancy
  • aneurysm
  • acute rheumatoid arthritis
  • Hematoma
  • open wounds

The most commonly practiced method of myofascial release involves light massage and gentle stretching. More intense (and sometimes painful) versions of the treatment incorporate deep pressure and skin rolling—pinching the skin to pull it away from the body, then pushing it forward with the thumb to separate the skin from the muscle. Although most sessions focus on the whole body, you can ask the therapist to concentrate on problem areas, like the back.

In order for you to gain the maximum benefits please follow our after care advice; Increase your water intake, have a suitable period of rest, avoid eating a heavy meal, smoking and cut down on tea and coffee.

£45 per session

£180 for 5 sessions

Acupressure

Acupressure

Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force to aid healing

 

In acupressure, local symptoms are considered an expression of the condition of the body as a whole. A tension headache, for instance, may be rooted in the shoulder and neck area. Thus acupressure focuses on relieving pain and discomfort as well as on responding to tension before it develops into a “dis-ease” that is, before the constrictions and imbalances can do further damage.

Among many other conditions, acupressure can be effective in helping relieve headaches, eyestrain, sinus problems, neck pain, backaches, arthritis, muscle aches, and tension due to stress.

Immediately after an acupressure massage you should feel calm and collected. You may feel energised, or exhausted. Either way, it is your body’s way of communicating what you require to achieve homeostasis. Try to drink plenty of warm water after the massage, to help flush toxins from the body.

You may feel light headed, tired, and dehydrated after your treatment. It is important to drink plenty of water directly after the treatment and the rest of the day to flush metabolic waste from the tissues.

Try and relax for the rest of the day/evening following treatment. No heavy exercise should be undertaken, heavy meals eaten, or alcohol consumed for 24hrs afterwards.

Acupressure cannot be performed in the following circumstances:

  • When a person feels full after a meal.
  • If a person is exhausted or in shocked, or the pulse rate is very fast (above 90 beats a minute)
  • If there is an infection present
  • You cannot have acupressure in pregnancy
  • If there is a history of cancer-THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE CONTRAINDICATION.
  • Back £30
  • Legs £30
  • Arms & Shoulders £30
  • Facial & Simus Treatment £30 (5 for £120)
  • Facial Massage & Steam £35
  • Full Body £45
  • Course of 5 Full Body Treatments £180
Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a Holistic therapy that works with the forces of nature . It is capable of bringing about true healing. Its a hands on therapy which seeks to induce relaxation, reduce stress, increase energy and restores the loss of balance to the mind body and soul. Aromatherapy uses odourifies substances from plants, flowers, trees, shrubs and Grasses.

In aromatherapy massage essential oils are applied to the skin and worked into the body by using massage and neuromuscular techniques. We focus on the nervous system and the channels of energy which are called meridians. We can absorb essential oils into bloodstream through the skin and via the the respiratory system.

  • Aromatherapy oils can be used for different skin conditions such as acne, psoriases, eczema, and other breakouts.
  • Can help heal scar tissue and stretch marks. And can help reduce cellulite.
  • Has been proven to help reduce inflammation on joints and help heal injured muscle.
  • Essential oils are very useful for pre-menstrual syndrome, pregnancy and menopause.
  • Is used to prevent and help fight viral infections. Some oils are both anti-viral and anti-fungal.
  • Helps the immune system and the nervous system.
  • Severe circulatory conditions and heart conditions.
  • Thrombosis, embolism, haephillia
  • Epilepsy and diabetes
  • High or low blood pressure?
  • Dysfunction of the nervous system.
  • Pregnancy
  • And if you suffer from severe migraines
  • Facial £35
  • Arm & Hand £28
  • Leg & Foot £28
  • Back £28
  • Full body £45
Crystal Healing

Crystal Healing

Crystal Healing is Energy Healing with the use of crystals as tools to help shape and focus healing energies.  Appropriate crystals are selected and used to help bring the systems within the auric field back into balance and harmony.  Crystals are highly powerful and effective tools for healing as they contain a number of special properties and interact with us in many different ways.  One of these properties is the unique vibration of each crystal.  This is a result of its colour frequency, chemical composition, inner atomic structure and outer form.  Not only does this property make a crystal indispensable in altering electromagnetic waves for medical machinery and quartz watches, but it can also modify ‘healing energy’. introducing these positive vibrations into the Human auric field and/or by taking them orally, the causes of existing negative conditions are addressed so healing can take place.

Physical /Mental Benefits

Crystal Healing may benefit:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Relaxation
  • Menstrual problems/PMS
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Digestive problems
  • Pain relief
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Memory
  • Concentration
  • Negativity
  • Relationships
  • Wealth
  • Learning difficulties

You will be asked to remove your shoes and any jewellery before lying down, fully clothed, on a treatment couch. Your therapist will then “scan” your chakra areas & place the appropriate crystals on or around your body. When they are satisfied that the crystals have been placed correctly and that you are comfortable & relaxed, your therapist will leave the crystals to get to work for a period of time that they deem appropriate. They will then assess the effect the crystals have had & may make adjustments, accordingly.

In order for you to gain the maximum benefits please follow our after care advice; Increase your water intake, have a suitable period of rest, avoid eating a heavy meal, smoking and cut down on tea and coffee.

Accupuncture

Accupuncture

Acupuncture is based on the principle that there are energetic pathways, or channels, throughout the body that influence associated internal organs and structures. Energy from these pathways surfaces at various points on the body, identified as Acupuncture points. Each of these acupuncture points serves as an access route to the deeper circulatory channels within. Extremely fine gauge needles are inserted at selected points, which stimulate these points and thereby activate the body’s natural healing abilities and rebalance the energy flow to gain optimal health. Imbalance will inhibit the flow of energy throughout the body and can eventually lead to disease. Physical and/or emotional stress, physical trauma, congenital weakness or improper diet can cause imbalance.

Acupuncture is considered safe and can be effectively used as a stand alone treatment or in conjunction with western medicine.

There are many different reasons why people chose acupuncture; some people have a specific condition or symptom, some chose acupuncture as a preventative measure and use it to enhance their feelings of wellbeing.

Please call us to arrange an Confidential Discussion to find out how Acupuncture could help you.

Below is a list of some of the conditions that may be helped by acupuncture:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma/Respiratory Illness
  • Back pain
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Colds and Flu
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Gynaecological Disorders
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Heart Problems
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Knee pain
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Neck and Back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Problems during pregnancy
  • sciatica
  • Skin diseases(acne,psoriasis,eczema)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Urinary dysfunction

For further info you can also check ( BAcC link, WHO)

Please call us to Arrange a confidential Discussion to find out how you could benefit from acupuncture.

During your first treatment session, your practitioner will talk to you in detail about your health, past and present, your current problem and general information about your lifestyle such as; diet, sleep patterns and exercise. It is important that you tell your practitioner about any serious medical conditions you have(or have had in the past) prior to treatment, or if you are trying to conceive or are pregnant, as certain techniques or points may be avoided.

The practitioner will also check your tongue and pulses, and carry out any appropriate physical examinations prior to treatment. The practitioner will then create a personal treatment plan to suit your individual needs.

You will normally lie down on a treatment couch, and may be asked to remove some items of clothing to access certain acupuncture points. Your practitioner will insert very fine needles into certain acupuncture points to realign and restore the free flow of Energy throughout the body. Only Very fine sterile stainless steel, disposable needles are used.

Needles are usually retained for 20-30 minutes. The majority of people report feeling unusually relaxed during  and after acupuncture.

The first consultation and treatment can last up to an hour and a half,and follow up treatments last up to an hour. All consultations are confidential and all patients have the right to stop or refuse treatment at any time.

During your treatment your practitioner may use other techniques associated with acupuncture such as Tui-na (acupressure massage), moxibustion, cupping, Gua Sha, and magnet therapy, all of which are non-invasive techniques, meaning that even the needle-phobic may benefit from treatment!

Your therapist may also practice Korean Hand Therapy, which is a unique and versatile style of micro acupuncture or acupressure that can be practiced both invasively (using needles) or non-invasively (using acupressure pellets).  Korean Hand Therapy (KHT) is used to treat all modern diseases and disorders that body acupuncture is used for.

Kat, our acupuncture therapist is currently training with Jong Baik, who is the only accredited KHT instructor in the UK.  Click here for more information.

It depends on your condition, chronic (presenting for three months or longer) usually takes longer than acute conditions to improve, however the majority of patients feel significant benefits after one month of treatments. You will be given an estimation of how many treatments you may need at your first consultation.

Most people begin their treatments with one or two sessions per week, with appointments spacing out as the condition improves. Some people have acupuncture (once every 4-6 weeks) as a   preventative medication, to enhance their immunity and maintain a sense of wellbeing.

Acupuncture needles are very thin because they are not hollow.  Most people are used to hypodermic needles which are hollow to allow fluid to be injected or withdrawn from the body. Acupuncture needles are thin, and roughly the width of a strand of hair. The majority of patients report little to no pain during acupuncture treatments. The sensation has been described as a slight sting, or a dull ache.

You can also chose the Acupressure massage which uses non invasive (NO NEEDLES) techniques only.  Click here for more information.

Understandably you might feel anxious about treatment, but be assured Acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments available.  There are some side effects, however these are very rare and may include; fainting, dizziness or drowsiness during the treatment and/or worsening of symptoms for a short time after the treatment. Two surveys published in the British Medical Journal, found the risk of adverse reaction to acupuncture was as little as 1 in 10,000.

Understandably you might feel anxious about treatment, but be assured Acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments available.  There are some side effects, however these are very rare and may include; fainting, dizziness or drowsiness during the treatment and/or worsening of symptoms for a short time after the treatment. Two surveys published in the British Medical Journal, found the risk of adverse reaction to acupuncture was as little as 1 in 10,000.

All aspects of treatment will be discussed during your first consultation and patients are encouraged to tell or phone the practitioner should they have any questions or concerns regarding treatment.  You have the right to terminate the treatment at any time during your session.

As a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the UK’S largest professional body of acupuncturists, you can be assured that the practitioner is fully qualified up to BSc level in Traditional Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Western Biomedical Sciences (including anatomy and physiology) and Pathology.   The practitioner will continue to maintain and enhance their skills by following mandatory individual programmes of continuing professional development.

The BAcC also ensures that all members are compliant with the BAcC code of safe practice and code of professional conduct, and provides members with full medical malpractice and public/products liability cover, and offers patient access to the BAcC complaints and disciplinary procedures

Many private health care schemes allow you to claim for treatment carried out by a member of the British Acupuncture Council. Below are some examples of companies who provide acupuncture cover.  However we would always advise you to check with your insurer directly to confirm all details are up to date with their current policies.

  1. Aviva (Formerly Norwich union); GP referral required
  2. Buck and Aillis Health care Ltd; Consultant Referral
  3. Bupa Cashplan(not BUPA); No referral necessary
  4. Clinicare; No referral necessary
  5. CS Healthcare; GP and Consultant referral
  6. Forester health; No referral necessary
  7. Healthshield; No referral necessary
  8. Hospotal Saturday Fund; No referral necessary
  9. HSA;  No referral necessary
  10. Leeds Hospital Fund; No referral necessary
  11. Legal and General; GP referral
  12. Medisure; Consultant referral
  13. Pinnacle PLC; No referral necessary
  14. Royal Sun Alliance Healthcare and Assistance; GP or Consultant referral required
  15. Standard Life Healthcare; GP referral required
  16. Sun Alliance Health insurance; Consultant referral required
  17. Westfield: No referral necessary

ALL PATIENTS ARE ADVISED TO CHECK DIRECTLY WITH THIER PROVIDER TO CONFIRM UP TO DATE POLICY DETAILS PRIOR TO COMMENCING TREATMENT

Initial Consultation and first Appointment £50 (90 Mins)

Follow up appointments: £38 (60 Mins)/ £180 Block of 5 treatments

Cosmetic Acupuncture:

Initial Consultation and first Appointment £65 ( 90 Mins)

Follow up : £55 (90 Mins) £220 Block of 5 treatments

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Cupping/Moxibustion

Cupping/Moxibustion

Cupping therapy has been adapted for use from a form of traditional Chinese medicine. This type of therapy uses glass cups applied to the skin to help relieve pain, flush out toxins, and restore healthy blood flow to the body. Using heat or a suction pump, a vacuum is created inside of each glass cup. By creating negative pressure above the surface of the tissues, we allow the surface tissue to be lifted upwards and changing the pressure on underlying tissues, such as nerves, capillaries and fascia.

Moxibustion is the technique of burning herbs, Moxa, to create localised heat to help with the loosening of tissues and general relaxation.  It is a technique that is commonly combined with Cupping, although it is can be used separately on it’s own.  Both Cupping and Moxibustion are commonly used in combination with Acupuncture.

Physical /Mental Benefits

  • Improved circulation
  • Purification of blood
  • Regulation of the automic nervous system
  • Has an overall cooling effect.s
  • – Pulls blood supply to the Skin

 

  • cardiopathy;
  • hemophilia;
  • functional kidney illness;
  • functional liver illness; or
  • children under 7 years of age

At your first cupping session, you will probably notice quite a few different tools that will be used during your treatment. These include:

  • glass cups
  • alcohol
  • cotton balls
  • candles
  • matches

Though these implements may worry you, rest assured, this is not a painful treatment. You will lie down on a massage table and your therapist will first locate areas that require treatment. Once these areas have been identified, the cupping procedure will begin.

  • A candle is lit and used to light on fire a cotton ball that has been soaked in alcohol.
  • This cotton ball is then held inside a glass cup, creating a vacuum.
  • The cotton ball is removed and the cup is placed immediately on your skin.

You will feel a slight suction where each cup has been applied. Typically, between four and six cups are applied during one session. If you are receiving a massage cupping treatment, oil will first be rubbed over your skin. The glass cups will then be moved over your skin to help massage sore muscles and joints.

In order for you to gain the maximum benefits please follow our after care advice; Increase your water intake, have a suitable period of rest, avoid eating a heavy meal, smoking and cut down on tea and coffee.

£45.00 per session

£180.00 5 sessions

EFT

EFT

EFT is a powerful Therapy that is used by the stars all over the world.

It’s a Meridian treatment that involves Tapping on Acupressure points on the body, while recalling or speaking about the emotional aspect of any negative behaviour feeling or habit that you wish to dissolve.

This Therapy provides quick relief from any negative emotional state, and is an effective way to break habits, Phobias, cravings, build confidence and restore inner calm. Stop Smoking Overcome fear of flying, Anxiety, and so much more that i am able to list.

” I couldn’t stand flying and my partner wanted to take me away for my 40th Birthday. Within one day I had tapped away my fears and enjoyed my first flight, loving every minute!” J Berry

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Hopi Ear Candles

Hopi Ear Candles

Hopi Ear Candling, or Thermo Auricular Therapy as it is also known, can be used to treat many conditions of the ear, nose and throat area.

The candles work by vaporising their ingredients once lit, causing convectional air flow towards the first chamber of the ear. The candle creates a mild suction which lets the vapours gently massage the eardrum and auditory canal. Once the candle is placed in the ear it forms a seal which enables wax and other impurities to be drawn out of the ear.

  • A short consultation about medications and ear conditions
  • A candle is then put in the first ear and lit (this lasts approximately 9-11 minutes)
  • The second ear is then treated
  • There is a facial massage to improve circulation and energy flow to the area
  • The candles can then be examined to identify problems with the ear and ascertain whether
  • further treatments are needed
  • Tinitus, compacted ear wax and glue ear
  • Sore throats and hay fever
  • Headache and migraine
  • Sinusitis and rhinitis
  • Catarrh and asthma
  • Vertigo
  • Menier’s disease
  • Travel sickness
  • Neuralgia

You may feel light headed, tired, and dehydrated after your treatment. It is important to drink plenty of water directly after the treatment and the rest of the day.

There is a possibility that clients may get a slight headache from sinus pressure change or feel catarrh in the throat as the sinuses clear.

Try and relax for the rest of the day/evening following treatment. No heavy exercise should be undertaken, or alcohol consumed for 24hrs.

Generally anyone can be treated using ear candling even children, but there are still some condition that cannot be treated –

  • Infection of the ear
  • Inflammation of the ear
  • Surgery on the ear within the last 3 months
  • Perforation of the ear drum
  • Lack of ear drum
  • Auricular cysts
  • Grommets, drains or ventilation tubes fitted
  • Known allergy to candle wax

£25 per session.

£100 for a course of 5 treatments

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy

Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is a totally natural state of mind. Have you ever drifted off when thinking of a loved one, or forgotten part of a car journey?  These all happen during natural everyday states of hypnosis.

When under hypnosis you will feel very relaxed, just like that wonderful feeling when you are tired lying in your bed and you are so overcome with comfort that you wish the moment could last forever.

Through simple, relaxation techniques you can easily attain this state and with the help of a trained hypnotherapist, visualise yourself reaching your goals whatever they may be; a healthier, happier, more confident non-smoking you perhaps? Hypnotherapy can also be very effective in resolving issues carried through life which the conscious mind struggles with.

Hypnotherapy can help many problems, however I am an Advanced weight control specialist and I Hypnotic Gastric Band is used to resolve issues clients have around food. Visit www.hypnoticgastrcbandnottingham.co.uk for more information.

Hypnotherapy can be used for:

  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • ME
  • Migraine
  • Pain Control
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias (fear of flying, spiders, etc)
  • Sexual Problems
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sports/Work Performance
  • Stress/Anxieties

There is a free, no obligation consultation of twenty minutes or so during which we will discuss the issue you wish to change and what results you want to achieve.  The first therapy appointment lasts for an hour.

All sessions involve deep relaxation with precise focusing of attention on the area you wish to improve. Hypnosis feels different to each person. Most people have commented that they feel one or more of the following sensations:  a feeling of drifting, lightness, heaviness, tingling, peace, serenity and always relaxation.

Hypnotherapy carries very few risks. Hypnotherapy may be contraindicated for individuals with certain serious medical or psychological problems, or who are actively abusing drugs or alcohol.

Hypnotherapy should not be used to cure physical problems, such as pain, unless the client has first consulted their GP to determine whether there are any underlying physical causes, which can be treated by orthodox medicine. Pain is often there for a reason and needs to be investigated. Hypnotherapy is, however, a wonderful tool for pain relief.

Hypnotherapy will only work if the client is motivated for change.

For more information contact:

Samantha Culshaw-Robinson

MNCH (Reg), Cert Ed (FE), Dip Hyp, NLP, Level II Reiki

Tel: 07522 277 722

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage is a very relaxing treatment of the scalp, face, neck and shoulders. It has been practised for thousands of years. In India this treatment is part of family life and heritage.Indian Head massage helps to relieve blockages and uncomfortable build up of tension using massage techniques and acupressure (pressure points), relieving symptoms such as eye strain, stiff neck and shoulders and even hair loss.

Physical Benefits

Significant improvement noticed with:

  • Migraine and headaches
  • Sinusitis
  • Stress related disorders
  • Insomnia and disturbed sleep
  • Temporor – Mandibular Joint tension (TMJ)
  • Suppleness and flexibility to head, neck and shoulders
  • Increase of oxygen and glucose supply to the brain
  • Scalp stimulation increasing blood circulation, promoting healthy hair
  • Increases cerebral spinal fluid circulation
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Calms the respiratory system, helping asthma

Mental Benefits

Indian Head Massage promotes:

  • A sense of calmness, peace and tranquillity
  • Release from anxiety, stress and mental stain
  • Relief from depression
  • High levels of concentration
  • Clearer thinking and focus
  • Relaxation
  • Infectious skin conditions
  • High blood pressure
  • Eye disorders
  • Cold sores
  • Mental pins or plates (in face area)
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart conditions
  • Undergoing treatment for cancer

Indian head massage is a treatment performed sitting in a chair. It can be done over clothes without oil, or directly on the skin with. This treatment last for 30 minutes, but allow for time afterwards to sit and have a glass of water.

In order for you to gain the maximum benefits please follow our after care advice; Increase your water intake, have a suitable period of rest, avoid eating a heavy meal, smoking and cut down on tea and coffee.

£20 per session

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specialised massage therapy in which the practitioner uses a range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow. This stimulates the lymphatic vessels which carry substances vital to the defence of the body and removes waste products.  This advanced therapy is designed to cleanse, relax and have a powerful effect on the immune system.

Physical Benefits

  • Promotes the healing of fractures, torn ligaments, sprains and lessens pain.
  • Can improve many chronic conditions: sinusitus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, acne and other skin conditions.
  • May strengthen the immune system.
  • Relieves fluid congestion: swollen ankles, tired puffy eyes and swollen legs due to pregnancy.
  • Is an effective component of the treatment and control of lymphoedema and assists in conditions arising from venous insufficiency.
  • Promotes healing of wounds and burns and improves the appearance of old scars.
  • minimises or reduces stretch marks.

Mental Benefits

  • A sense of calmness, peace and tranquillity
  • Release from anxiety, stress and mental stain
  • Relief from depression
  • Relaxation
  • Active Cancer
  • Acute infection
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Thrombosis (blood clots)

Lymphatic drainage massage usually takes place in a heated room; warmth is an important factor in increasing lymphatic flow. You are also likely to be more relaxed if you’re not cold. Your therapist will usually carry out lymphatic drainage massage with you on a massage table, while you’re draped in discreetly placed towels.

Lymphatic drainage massage uses very light pressure, as well as long, gentle, rhythmic strokes and soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes. The main lymph nodes are in the neck, armpits, and groin.

A treatment usually lasts around 30 minutes for a localised session, or about an hour for a full-body treatment.

In order for you to gain the maximum benefits please follow our after care advice; Increase your water intake, have a suitable period of rest, avoid eating a heavy meal, smoking and cut down on tea and coffee.

£55 session

£220 for 5 sessions

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release

NLP

NLP

Neuro Linguistic Programming about how we, as individuals make sense of the world. It is about finding ways you can make changes and improve problem issues and attitudes. It uses techniques, metaphors, questions and models to help you learn about your particular ways of dealing with the world and using that knowledge to give you more understanding of how to be more effective and improve life.

Neuro Linguistic Programming can be applied to any area of a person’s life that they wish to improve or develop. It is an approach that provides the tools to make those improvements a reality, below are listed some of the reasons why clients come for Neuro Linguistic Programming sessions:

  • Are you stuck in a rut and want to change your life, but are just not sure how?
  • Are you bored & dissatisfied in your current career?
  • Are personal or work relationships causing difficulties?
  • Are you about to go for an all-important interview and want to make a positive lasting impression?
  • Do you want to learn how to get along with people better?
  • Are you looking to build your confidence?
  • Do you want to change self-defeating habits; fears & beliefs that are holding you back from your full potential?

The first part of the session, involves information gathering, discussing your issues and clarifying what you wish to achieve. All sessions are individually tailored to meet your needs, and as we are all unique individuals, you decide when you have reached resolution.

Depending on your needs, we can explore various therapeutic methods, allowing you to gain the maximum from each session. I can use a combination of Hypnotherapy together with Neuro Linguistic Programming and Visualisation techniques to create a unique therapeutic effect, as these are very effective methods of allowing you to make the changes you want to your life.

Neuro Linguistic Programming cannot do any harm it may be contraindicated for individuals with certain serious medical or psychological problems, or who are actively abusing drugs or alcohol. I am professionally insured.

Please call Sam Cert Ed (FE), Dip Hyp, NLP, Level II Reiki on: 07522 277 722 for an informal chat or appointment.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage differs to a body massage. The biggest way it differs is that the person receiving the massage is pregnant, and therefore knowledge of pregnancy and the anatomy of a pregnant woman are very important. This means that positioning during a massage is critical to the safety and well-being of both the mother and the baby she is carrying. There are also parts of the body that should not be massaged.

The room setting for a pregnancy massage is much like a typical massage, the room will have low lightening. Soft music will be in the background to help you relax and drift off. Some therapists will provide music with a baby’s heartbeat in the background, some use candles to also set the mood and of course they smell good too. Be sure to tell your therapist if any of these disturb your senses. Sometimes there might be music or smells that don’t quite agree with you and they are easily changed.

Physical /Mental Benefits

  • Tranquil relaxation and reduce stress.
  • Relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs.
  • Increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling.
  • Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints.
  • Improves outcome of labor and eases labor pain.
  • Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues.
  • Provides support for the new mother with physical and emotional strains of mothering.

Who can Benefit from the Therapy

Massage is beneficial for almost everyone. Even women carrying multiples babies can benefit greatly from massage. There may be certain conditions that may or may not be related to the pregnancy that would preclude massage or certain types of massage.

Massage contraindications during pregnancy would include; discharge of blood, suspected or diagnosed eclampsia, gestational diabetes, ruptured amniotic membranes, broken bones, tumors or other acute conditions. You should not receive massage of your doctor has diagnosed you with a high risk pregnancy.

In order for you to gain the maximum benefits please follow our after care advice; Increase your water intake, have a suitable period of rest, avoid eating a heavy meal, smoking and cut down on tea and coffee.

Reflexology

Reflexology

Reflexology involves working mainly with the feet and is also used on the hands and ears. It increases the natural energy flow around the body unblocking any blockages and restores balance to the body and gives a sense of well being and restores homeostasis to the body. This treatment treats the body as a whole and is effective for many conditions such as back pain, headaches/ migraines, arthritis, sleeping disorders, hormonal disorders, digestive problems and stress related problems to name a few. It has also been known to help fertility.

Reflexology has been used for thousands of years by the Egyptians, Indians and the Chinese and was brought and practised in the UK in 1966. Reflexology is a treatment which mainly works on the base of the feet,. The therapist uses their fingers and thumbs to do massage movements and different pressure on different parts of the foot. Each foot mirrors that side of your body. We can pick up on blockages and imbalances by crystals left at the base of the feet which we will then unblock this and release them back into the body so the lymphatic system starting the detoxification process. This is a process that cleanses the body by breaking down the toxins. Reflexology is a powerful and effective treatment that will re-balance your mind, body and soul.

Reflexology last for 45 minutes, to an hour. This includes a thorough consultation, a foot soak and pre and post foot massage. For first time clients please allow an extra 15 mins for consultation it is important for us as therapist to gain as much information as possible for us to give you the best treatment.

  • People with irritable bowel syndrome
  • Insomnia and sleeping disorders
  • Poor circulation
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Can help fertility
  • Back pain
  • Depression, stress and mental fatigue
  • Reflexology can also help with irritableness and tension
  • Athletes foot
  • Verrucas
  • First trimester of pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart conditions
  • If you are under going treatment for cancer

If you do suffer with any of the above we ask contact your doctor before considering treatment.

You may feel light headed and nausea after your treatment. It is important not to get up to suddenly after your treatment and to drink plenty of water as you may be dehydrated. You should relax after your treatment and not do anything tiring or strenuous. Avoid alcohol, smoking and caffeine for 24 hours after treatment. For best results drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins and waste products from the body.

£35 per session.

£140 for 5 session course

Reiki

Reiki

Reiki, pronounced Rey-Key, is a Japanese word meaning Universal (Rei) Life Energy (Ki). In plain English Reiki is a hands-on healing system that uses the natural surrounding energy and the energy of every living thing.

The practice of Reiki is an original method of healing, developed by Mikao Usui in Japan early in the 20th century, which is activated by intention. It works on every level: mental, emotional and spiritual not just the physical.

Reiki is a non-invasive therapy whose purpose is to treat holistically and to restore balance.

Reiki can be used for many things, amongst them:

•    Relaxation

•    Stress reduction

•    Pain relief

•    Reducing blood pressure

•    General well being

•    Clearing energy blockages

•    Speeding up healing

•    Boosting energy levels

•    Emotional healing

•    Help with insomnia

Hands are placed in a sequence of positions over the clothed body.  The treatment can be taken both seated and reclining.  The recipient automatically draws in only as much energy as is needed to heal as they totally relax.

Reiki is a gentle but powerful complementary therapy that may be used alongside orthodox healthcare.  It is safe for anyone and for any situations including pregnant women and children (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).

There are no side effects of Reiki, as Reiki is non-intrusive. Apart from the fact that some recipients feel so relaxed that they feel sleepy, it has no side effects at all.

People experience a Reiki treatment differently, depending on their individual needs at the time.  Often people feel a deep sense of peace and relaxation. You can feel sensations of heat, tingling or see colours. Others can have an emotional reaction, indicating that the body is healing itself and balance is being restored.

Many physical symptoms can be eased very quickly, while others may need several sessions before the body responds. Because Reiki works holistically it may be that emotional healing has to take place before physical healing can occur.

Yes. If healing is to be permanent you have to take responsibility for the cause. This may mean changing how you think, or the way you relate to other people, or even altering your lifestyle. However when you receive Reiki it helps with these adjustments, allowing you to approach the changes in a calm, relaxed and accepting state of mind.

In the case of a terminal illness there may not be enough time to reverse the progress of the disease. Reiki can however help to enhance the quality of the time left to bring peace and acceptance at the end of a person’s life.

Please call Sam Cert Ed (FE), Dip Hyp, NLP, Level II Reiki on: 07522 277 722 for an informal chat or appointment.

Relaxation Groups

Relaxation Groups

Modern life can be a stressful, what with deadlines and targets, Computers and pollution, work and relationships. Sometimes you’re so wound up that it takes a concerted effort just to let go, calm down and allow your body to relax.

We can’t avoid all stress, but we can counteract its negative effects by learning how to evoke what is known as the relaxation response, a state of deep rest that is the polar opposite of the stress response. The stress response floods your body with chemicals that prepare you for “fight or flight.” But while the stress response is helpful in true emergency situations where you must be alert, it wears your body down when constantly activated.

The relaxation response brings your system back into balance: deepening your breathing, reducing stress hormones, slowing down your heart rate and blood pressure, and relaxing your muscles. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, visualisation, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided meditation, will help you activate this relaxation response. When practicing these techniques regularly, it leads to a reduction in your everyday stress levels and a boost in your feelings of joy and serenity. What’s more, it can also serve to protect from the onset of Disease and Illness, and teach you how to stay calm and collected in the face of life’s challenges.

Sessions are structured as a course of six weekly sessions which last for 1hr

  • They involve:
    Colour Readings to indicate stress levels
  • Supportive Literature with tips and exercises to practice.
  • Guided visualisations journeys to serene and tranquil places within yourself.
  • Deep and abdominal breathing techniques.
  • Progressive Muscle relaxation.
  • Guided Meditation, which is known for its healing and Therapeutic qualities.
  • 1-2-1 or Group and Corporate bookings for specialist Deep Therapeutic Relaxation Sessions are available.
Sports Massage / Deep Tissue Massage

Sports Massage / Deep Tissue Massage

A deep tissue massage will focus on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. We may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows and forearms during the treatment.

At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain. It is important to us know when things hurt or becomes unbearable. There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so.

  • Chronic pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Recovery from injuries – RSI (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Postural problems
  • Ostearthritis pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle tension or spasm

People often notice improved range of motion immediately after a deep tissue massage and find this treatment more relieving than medication and physical exercise.

You may feel light headed, tired, and dehydrated after your treatment. It is important to drink plenty of water directly after the massage and the rest of the day to flush metabolic waste from the tissues.

Try and relax for the rest of the day/evening following treatment. No heavy exercise should be undertaken for 24hrs.

Ice pack applications, or warm bathes maybe recommended following treatment depending on your individual complaint.

Massage is not recommended for certain people, for example:

  • Infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
  • Immediately after surgery
  • Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
  • People with osteoporosis should consult their doctor before getting a massage
  • People prone to blood clots. As there is a risk of blood clots being dislodged.
  • Massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.

Back £25 (5 for £100)

Legs £25

Arms & Shoulders £20

Full Body £40

Course of 5 Full Body Treatments £150

Sports Massage £55 (5 for £220)

Stone Therapy

Stone Therapy

Stone Therapy is a type of massage that uses specially heated volcanic lava stones, or cooled marble stones, combined with Swedish-style massage movements, to promote the healing properties of both the skin and muscles.

Cold stones can also be used to help muscular injury and inflammation. Warm stones expand the blood vessels, helping to move blood faster round the body, sedating the nervous system. The application of cold stones stimulates the nervous system by causing the blood vessels to contract and increasing the lymph flow of waste materials round the body.

The stones are heated to a comfortably warm temperature prior to treatment. The stones are not hot but relaxing they are then used to massage arms, legs, the back and the face.

Hot Stone therapy can help in the treatment of for following problems; muscular aches, pains and strains, rheumatic and arthritic conditions and Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, back pain and insomnia. It also helps to improve circulation and can help reduce stress, anxiety, tension and depression.

You may feel light headed, tired, and very dehydrated after your treatment. It is important to drink plenty of water directly after the treatment and rest for the day. Try and relax for the rest of the day/evening following treatment. No heavy exercise should be undertaken, or alcohol consumed for 24hrs. Clients may feel lightheaded, dehydrated, or nauseous if these guidelines are not followed.

Individuals that have diabetes that are not under the care of a doctor should avoid Hot Stone Therapy. Also those with high blood pressure, open sores or skin lesions, pregnancy, or-osteoporosis should check with their doctor before receiving treatment.

Back £30

Legs £25 per session or 5 for £100

Arms & Hand £25

 

Deep Tissue(60min) including Cold Stone Facial £60

Cold Stone Facial £25

Full Body £50

Full body including Cold Stone facial £50

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Massage addresses surface muscles, connective tissues and deeper ligaments and is closely aligned with the eastern technique of acupressure massage.

A Trigger Point is a physiological dysfunction formed in muscles and causing referred pain.  The referred pain is usually steady, dull and aching, often deep.

It must be pointed out that Trigger Point Massage is not relaxing!  It requires the participation of the client to communicate the presence and intensity of pain and discomfort.  Therapist and client work together to maximise the effectiveness of the treatment which includes alleviating muscle spasms and improving circulation.

Physical /Mental Benefits

  • Increased flexibility
  • Improved circulation
  • Better range of motion
  • Reduced stiffness or muscle tension
  • Fewer headaches

Who can Benefit from the Therapy

  • Arthritis patients
  • Individuals recovering from accidents or other trauma
  • Worker s suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Athletes
  • People suffering from migraines
  • Patients dealing with bursitis or tendinitis
  • Acute inflammation (e.g. osteitis, periostitis)
  • Acute circulatory disturbance
  • Acute dermatological problem
  • Local infection
  • Local malignancy
  • New burns
  • Potential thrombus/emboli, varicosities
  • Abdominal tumor, aneurysm, pregnancy, menstruation

A typical trigger point therapy session typically lasts about 60 minutes, though your initial visit may take a little longer. Your practitioner will first ask you about your general health and what you hope to achieve with trigger point therapy. He will then locate your trigger points by touching various areas of your body.

Once your trigger points have been located, your practitioner will begin to exert pressure on them. Typically, fingers or knuckles are used to exert this pressure, though sometimes elbows or trigger point therapy tools are also used. You will feel pain when pressure is first placed on your trigger points. It is important to voice this pain to your practitioner, so that she can tailor the massage to your specific needs. The pain will become less intense as the session continues. During and after the session, your practitioner will also stretch various muscles. This is to prevent your muscles from tightening up again.

After your session, you should feel very relaxed. You will also notice a reduction in your pain symptoms and an increase in your range of motion. You might find yourself particularly energised due to the endorphins released during the process. Some clients generally require about five trigger point sessions to achieve noticeable relief

In order for you to gain the maximum benefits please follow our after care advice; Increase your water intake, have a suitable period of rest, avoid eating a heavy meal, smoking and cut down on tea and coffee.

£45 per session

£180 for 5 sessions