MASSAGES AND HOLISTIC

BENEFITS OF MASSAGE

  • Relieves muscular pain and tension
  • Increases circulation
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Improves the condition of your skin
  • Lifts mood and eases anxiety
  • Increased flexibility and mobility
  • Improves sleep pattern

Reflexology

Reflexology is an alternative treatment and it has been used by many cultures for thousands of years.  It involves the reflexologist applying pressure to specific areas in the hands, feet, and ears that affect certain reflex areas of the body. Imagine there is a connection between zones of your feet and hands that represent certain areas of your body that can be adjusted or managed through these zones. A lot of the theory behind reflexology has to do with aligning your qi, but even for those who normally don’t invest much in this discipline, there are plenty of scientific studies that have supported the claims of reflexologists.  Although it is not widely accepted by orthodox medicine, but more recently, many physicians across the globe have been using reflexology with surprisingly positive results.

How Reflexology is administered: 

Reflexology involves applying pressure (known as acupressure) to specific areas on your feet, hands and ears; which stimulate the peripheral nerves that are connected to your central nervous system. Through the use of acupressure and massaging of these areas, allows the body to tap into the central nervous system, which can for example, relieve pain and reduce stress through the simple power of touch.

The Benefits of Reflexology:

  1. Improved Nerve Function;
  2. Boosted Energy Levels;
  3. Increased Circulation;
  4. Relaxation;
  5. Elimination of Toxins;
  6. Nervous System Stimulation;
  7. Reduction in Headaches;
  8. Speed Healing;
  9. Easy Pregnancy

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle. Deep tissue massage helps ease chronic aches and pains that may be due to overuse of muscles. Slow deep strokes using forearms, elbows and knuckles are given alongside Swedish massage strokes to ease into the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The deep pressure helps to release deep held tension in the muscle and encourages local blood supply bringing healing nutrition and removing unwanted waste products. Pressure is always in accordance with your personal preference.

Indian Head Massage

The Indian head massage, is based on the ancient Ayurvedic form of healing that began almost 4,000 years ago.  It stimulates the upper three chakras: vishuddha, ajna and sahasrara.  It can be used for physical harmony, healing, vitality, or for good old-fashioned relaxation.

How Indian head massage is administered 

Begin, by easing away fatigue and tension from the upper back, shoulders, arms, and neck.  Work away from the neck, down the spine, and the shoulders.  Then to the base of the skull, then massage the back and head, rub the scalp vigorously back and forth on the head.

The benefits of Indian head Massage

  1. Increased mobility of the neck joints;
  2. Relief headaches, eye strain, and nasal congestion
  3. Increase energy;
  4. Reduction of depression, anxiety and other stress-related issues;
  5. Higher levels of creativity, clarity and concentration, and improves memory;
  6. A sense of tranquillity, calmness and positive well-being;
  7. Sound, restful sleep that leaves you refreshed;
  8. Deeper, calmer respiratory system ;
  9. Stronger immune system;
  10. Improved skin tone, health and colour;
  11. Healthy hair and scalp and promotes growth ;
  12. Increased self-esteem and self-worth with greater self-awareness;
  13. Balanced chakras;
  14. Detoxifies the body by stimulating lymphatic drainage;

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind most when people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today one of the goals of the Swedish technique is to relax the whole body. This is accomplished by using long smooth strokes, kneading, friction and tapping all of which work to relax tired and aching muscles while encouraging the flow of blood back to the heart. But Swedish massage goes beyond relaxation; it is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood which helps to remove waste products from the muscles which improves your circulation and flexibility whilst easing tension.

Pregnancy Massage

Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way of reducing stress and promoting overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backache, stiff neck and shoulders, headaches, leg cramps and swelling and fatigue. In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to calm the nervous system which aids in a better night’s sleep and helps relieve anxiety caused by hormonal changes. Available from 23.04.2018

Reiki

Reiki originates from Japan.  The word ‘Rei’ means higher power and ‘ki’ is the life force energy.  Life force is the energy that runs through Chakras, Meridians and Nadis that exist in all living beings; it also nourishes the cells found within the body, including supporting their functions.  The body is susceptible to illness, but by strengthening the body’s life force, it helps the body heal and remain healthy.

How Reiki is administered:

Reiki is administered by lightly placing the hands, on or near the body of the patient. The healing energy from the hands of the practitioner flows to the patient.  The patient will experience feelings of relaxation, mental clarity, pain relief, decreased anxiety, and a good sense of well-being. Research has shown that this occurs because the activity of parasympathetic autonomic nervous system in the patient increases significantly.

The Benefits of Reiki:

  1. Helps in stress reduction and promotes relaxation.
  2. Reduces depression and anxiety by changing your mood.
  3. Increases mobility in case of shoulder pain, wrist pain and lower back pain.
  4. Heals infections and inflammations.
  5. Improves indices of metabolic syndrome.
  6. Treats symptoms associated with cancers.
  7. Enables emotional clarity and spiritual growth.