Therapies #01

Reflexology

The technique for Reflexology is similar in principle to acupuncture, it involves working with the reflex points on the hands or feet to release congestion or blockages in the vital energy pathways that flow around the body, allowing the energy to flow freely and restore the body back to its natural balanced state.
It is based on the principle that there are reflexes on the feet and hands that relate to each organ, gland and structure in the body, in effect, the feet and hands are miniature maps of the entire body and that tension, blockages or congestion in different parts of the body will be reflected in the body reflexes found on the feet or hands. Gentle stimulation of the appropriate reflex points on the hands or feet will restore the flow of vital energy around the body, thereby allowing the body to heal itself at its own pace.

What to expect during a Reflexology Treatment

On your first visit there is a preliminary talk with the practitioner and you will be asked to give a brief medical history, details of any problems you may be experiencing currently and some pertinent information regarding your lifestyle. On any subsequent visits a brief discussion will take place to enable you to update the practitioner on any developments following on from the last session. Each case is looked at holistically on an individual basis. The number of treatments required will depend on the condition being treated and how long it has existed and the practitioner will discuss and reassess this throughout the course of treatments.
All treatments last approximately 1 to 1 hours and take place in the comfort and serenity of my healing rooms surrounded by soothing aromas and gentle relaxing music. The Reflexology treatment is carried out in the comfort of a reclining chair and can be performed on the feet or the hands, if preferred. The stimulation of the reflexes is gentle but firm so that the effect is soothing and does not tickle. If there is any discomfort felt on any of the reflexes it is usually fleeting and is an indication of congestion of imbalance in the related part of the body. Most people find the sessions deeply relaxing and rejuvenating and all will benefit in a way most appropriate to themselves. For each person the application and effect of the therapy is unique.
All the details of the whole consultation are completely confidential and client modesty is respected at all times.

Hopi Ear Candling

Hopi Ear Candles are actually hollow tubes, and made of natural ingredients – cotton or flax impregnated with beeswax, honey extracts, herbs and essential oils. The hollow candle acts like a chimney and lighting the candle generates gentle warmth and there is a mild suction which will draw out impurities from the ear into the lower section of the candle. The rising air inside the ear then sets up a vibration which gently massages the eardrum. This helps to regulate the pressures involved inside the ear. The effect is sometimes described as a "lighter feeling" in the head and ear.
Hopi candling is a very safe and gentle therapy and is particularly popular with clients suffering from conditions such as tinnitus, sinusitis, excessive ear wax and hearing loss, and stress-related headaches.

What to expect during a Hopi Ear Candling

On your first visit there is a preliminary talk with the practitioner and you will be asked to give a brief medical history, details of any problems you may be experiencing currently and some pertinent information regarding your lifestyle. On any subsequent visits a brief discussion will take place to enable you to update the practitioner on any developments following on from the last session. Each case is looked at holistically on an individual basis. The number of treatments required will depend on the condition being treated and how long it has existed and the practitioner will discuss and reassess this throughout the course of treatments.
A hopi ear candle treatment will usually last about 45 minutes to an 1 hour. Clients are usually advised to remove makeup and jewellery before the treatment starts. Fully dressed the client lies down on their side, with their head supported on a pillow so the auditory canal is vertical. The candle is then lit and the non-burning end is placed gently into the outer ear passage and is turned lightly to seal it in place.
The candle then generates a pleasant crackling sound and a warm, comfortable feeling while it draws out the impurities from the ear. After about 10 - 15 minutes the process is repeated on the other ear. This is followed by a period of relaxation, and a soothing face and sinus massage. Treatment is recommend every 4-6 weeks for preventative and revitalizing purposes. For chronic conditions such as sinusitis you may be asked to return in two weeks.
All treatments are carried out on a therapy couch and take place in the comfort and serenity of my healing rooms surrounded by soothing aromas and gentle relaxing music. If there is any discomfort felt on any parts of the body during the session it is usually short lived. Most people find the sessions deeply relaxing and beneficial and for each person the application and effect of the therapy is unique.
All the details of the whole consultation are completely confidential and client modesty is respected at all times.