Holistic Therapies

Holistic Therapies

Aromatherapy

Suitable for all age groups, this aromatherapy involves gentle massage together with pressure points to stimulate circulation  and lymphatic drainage to rid the body of toxins.

Essential oils are used in aromatherapy to enhance the physical and mental benefits of your session.

All of our oils are organic and these pure natural oils are endowed with a whole whost of therapeutic properties.  Our therapists wil be able to advise and recommend which oils will work well in your treatment.  We use grapeseed as our carrier oil to avoid issues with nut allergies.

aromatherapyStimulating oils could be used to uplift your mood and revitalise you: peppermint, lemon or basil.

For a relaxing, nurturing massage you may well have a rose absolut, chamomile or sandalwood blend.

Lavender is always soothing and uplifting, geranium brings great balance and grapefruit is very energising and refreshing.

Obviously if you have any favourite scents or oils our therapists will discuss your preferences prior to your treatment.

Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy

About Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy, also known as Colonic Irrigation, is a safe and effective method of cleansing the colon by repeated gentle flushing with warm filtered water.

Colonic irrigation is a process whereby warm water flushes out waste from the colon and bowel.  Dating back from Egyptian times, this is beneficial for detoxification, reduces lethargy and is said by some to aid weight loss.  However medical advice should be sought before using if you suffer active inflammation from: diverticulitis, Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, fissures, haemorrhoids, uncontrolled hypertension, kidney disease, cirrhosis, heart problems.

*Reported Benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy
  • Making the digestive system more effective.
  • Maintaining regularity and prevents constipation.
  • Increasing energy.
  • Increasing the body’s absorption of vitamins and nutrients.
  • Improving concentration.
  • Kick-starting weightloss.
  • Decreasing risk of colon cancer.
  • Increasing fertility.
  • Improving wellbeing.

*Different individuals experience varying degrees of benefits.

EFT

The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.  This amazing therapy, sometimes known as “tapping” works, on the principle that all negative behaviour, phobias and pain, are trapped energy in the body.  By tapping on all the energy or meridian lines of the body in conjunction with affirmations, we are able to free unwanted trapped energy and gain freedom.  Once you have the basic recipe you can use it on any concerns you need to address.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is about returning the mind, body and feelings to a state of balance and harmony so you are not limited by negative emotions.  Even though we are ‘designed’ to recover from unpleasant experiences or thought patterns, we can be affected by recurring emotions from past events such as relationships, trauma or loss. We can also be affected by ongoing or future events such as work-related stress, interpersonal problems, depression and various kinds of anxieties. In these examples, emotions can be stuck rather than dispersed. Even if we try to ignore them, they still affect our lives.

What EFT involves

Using EFT involves ‘tuning into’ the issue and then tapping with your fingers on specific acupressure points with your fingers. It can help with:

  • Emotional Problems
  • Anxiety/ Worries
  • Phobias
  • Bad habits/ Addictions
  • Stress/ Work pressure
  • Depression
  • Anger management
  • Physical Problems
  • Asthma
  • Blood pressure
  • Headaches
  • Body pain
  • IBS
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Overeating
  • Quitting Cigarettes
  • Sports perform

How EFT works

EFT is a very effective yet gentle method of directly balancing the body’s energy system for the feelings that you want to change. It’s a bit like clearing a log that’s blocking a stream where the log represents a stuck emotion in your stream of energy

Hopi Ear Candling Berkshire

Hopi Ear Candles

Ear candles have been used traditionally by Shaman Healers for centuries. Their historic roots can be found in Asia and can be traced back to Indians of North & South America. This special knowledge was brought to Europe from the Hopi people, the oldest Pueblo tribe, which has knowledge of healing through special healing ceremonies.

Ear candles are used traditionally to cleanse and harmonise different energy fields in the individual aura and to drive out negative energies.  This may seem strange to the modern observer but this therapy evolved in an age where therapy and religion formed a natural unit.

Thermo auricular therapy can be considered a clearance therapy and is used successfully for many problems related to ear, nose, throat and head.

The lymph system and metabolism can be favourably influenced by this intensive, but pleasant and completely painless treatment

A sense of well-being and relaxation are also experienced as well as helping to induce restful sleep.

How do they work?

Ear candles have a purely physical function. A light suction action (chimney effect) and the movement of the flame create a vibration of air in the Ear candle, generating a massage like effect on the ear drum.

This induces a pleasant feeling of warmth and a balance of pressure in the ears, forehead and sinuses. It is soothing and helpful for earache and headache, ear noise, stress and nervousness. This physical effect is often described directly after treatment as a soothing, pressure and pain relieving sensation, mainly in the ear and head area.

Treatment may also spontaneously cause freer nasal breathing and an improved sense of smell.

A special face and neck massage will follow the application of the ear candles which is designed to enhance the actions of the candles.

Hot Stone Massage Berkshire

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage is a unique massage where the therapist uses smooth warm stones as an extension of her hands.

It is a deep physiological experience using heated basalt stones from Mexico. They are volcanic and are thousands of years old.

They are picked from riverbeds where continual erosion creates the smooth surface of the stones. The high levels of iron and magnesium enables the stones to retain the heat for a long time releasing it slowly during the massage – increasing circulation. Blood, rich in oxygen is boosted. Lymph flow is stimulated boosting immunology. Tired, sore aching muscles are relaxed with improvements to strength and flexibility.

Tensions held at the deepest level are released.  Stones have been used for centuries by the Chinese, North American Indians and Mexicans for healing purposes.

The “Comfort Zone” Hot Stone treatment is 95% massage and 5% placement on the Chakra

centres.  One massage stroke of the stone is equivalent to ten massage strokes by hand

Hot Stone Massage is embracing, relaxing, healing and unforgettable.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is complementary therapy that uses hypnosis and is widely used as a treatment for various conditions and habits.

When might it be helpful?

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Losing weight and quitting smoking
  • Skin conditions
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Anxiety

What to expect

During Hypnosis you’re in an altered stated of consciousness but still fully in control. You can also bring yourself out of hypnosis at any time.

Indian Head Massage Berkshire

Indian Head Massage

By concentrating on the areas most vulnerable to stress and tension, an Indian Head Massage provides a de-stressing programme for the whole body.  Relieving tension in these key areas, unlocks the energy trapped in the muscles, encouraging the flow of the blood and thereby re-energising every part of the body.  The results of freeing up this energy are felt on a mental, physical and spiritual level.

By stimulating the lymphatic system, the process of eliminating toxins and poisons is encouraged, and our bodies are cleansed and purified more efficiently.  The circulatory and immune systems are stimulated, and the respiratory system is reinforced, as deep breathing is encouraged.  Muscles tighten due to emotional and physical stress and the tight muscles impede the free movement of the neck and shoulders.  Indian Head Massage helps by using a variety of stimulating and tension-releasing techniques.  The stimulating strokes used help to increase the blood supply.

Massage of the upper arms helps to relax overused muscles, such as the biceps, triceps and deltoid.  This helps to improve the mobility of the shoulder joint.

Massage of the face and scalp reduces the number of tension headaches and in some cases eliminates them.  The scalp and the hair can be massaged using oils, encouraging hair growth by increasing the blood supply to the hair follicles.  Essential oils can be added to the base oil to treat specific hair conditions.

You can remain fully clothed but for a more beneficial treatment essential oils can be used therefore the upper back and shoulders need to be uncovered.  You sit upright in a chair with the therapist working from behind.

Reflexology Therapy

Reflexology

All systems of the physical body eg skeletal, vascular, muscular have a corresponding point in the foot or hand.  There are nerve pathways (Meridians) that link these points to the corresponding body part.

Sometimes these pathways become congested and physical symptoms are felt.  By using pressure techniques on the feet to either stimulate or sedate the reflex points, congestions can be cleared so that the pathways can flow freely again.  This helps the body to heal the physical symptoms.

Reflexology is a simple, safe and effective treatment that can be used to locate and treat areas of dysfunction or imbalance in the body.

Reiki Healing Berkshire

Reiki Healing

Each individual will experience Reiki in their own way.  Reiki is usually felt as a warm and gentle feeling creating a deep sense of peace and relaxation.  It calms the mind and emotions bringing us into balance and harmony and helps release negative thought patterns and habits. You lie or sit in a comfortable position and relaxes whilst your therapist gently places her hands with integrity and sensitivity in a sequence of positions which cover most of the body.  The treatment takes approximately one hour and their is no need to remove clothing as Reiki will pass through anything, even plaster casts.

Reiki is a very simple non-intrusive treatment.  Your therapist channels the Universal Life Energy through thei hands to the patient who draws this in, activating the body’s  natural ability to heal itself.  Reiki will work in the areas the recipient needs it most,  Reiki releases blocked energies, cleansing the body of toxins and working to create a state of balance.

 

Swedish Massage Berkshire

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is exceedingly beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

 Swedish massage is based on the following techniques:

  • Effleurage: Gliding strokes

  • Petrissage: Kneading movements

  • Friction: Circular pressure

  • Vibration: Oscillatory movements

  • Percussion: Brisk hacking or tapping.

  • Passive and active movements: Bending and stretching

 
This massage flushes the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid and other metabolic wastes.  It stretches ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and stimulates the skin and nervous system.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage

 Ideal for:

  • Stress Relief
  • Aches and Pains
  • Relaxation
  • Muscular Tension

Based on techniques used in traditional Swedish massage, Therapeutic Massage is gentler and more relaxing.

An excellent way to relieve stress and tension and the treatment is always tailored and adapted to suit the patients requirements.

Whilst a deep tissue technique may be used, the experience is soothing and can help relieve pain, improve muscle tone and flexibility.