Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment involving the use of essential oils that have been extracted from plants. The oils have distinctive therapeutic properties which can help improve a person’s health and prevent disease. These natural oils can be used in a variety of ways – including massage, in baths, or through inhalation. Some of the popular oils used in aromatherapy include chamomile, lemon, lavender, rosemary, peppermint, and tea tree.

Pregnancy Massage

Ideal from three months onwards, this treatment is adapted to suit every stage of pregnancy. Conditioning oils or creams are gently applied to the abdomen, (in a clockwise direction). Next the face is cleansed with a soothing massage extending to the neck, shoulders and scalp (optional). This is followed by a massage to the legs, arms, hands and feet. The client is then positioned on  their left side supported by pillows. The backs of the legs, back, shoulders and neck can be treated in this position and finally a very relaxing seated back massage allowing full access from the top of the neck down to the lower back.

Indian head massage

Indian Head Massage is part of an ancient system of medicine known as Ayurveda that has been practiced in India for thousands of years.

When it arrived in the western world it was adapted to include neck, shoulders and upper arms. This makes it very effective as part of a stress management treatment. As treatments can be done with the patient fully clothed, along with chair massage, this is an extremely accessible therapy that can be used within the workplace.

Reflexology

Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the belief that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which are believed to correspond to all organs and parts of the body. Some practitioners may also include work on points found in the face and ears. Reflexology works on an individual basis and may alleviate and improve symptoms such as everyday stress and tension.