What is Yoga?
Yoga is a self help therapy, originating from India,it helps change the way you think feel and move. Yoga teaches you body and mind awareness. It works on a physical side with energy flow through movement and stillness.
On a philosophical level it teaches you discipline, stillness and values such as acceptance of self and others.
Yoga improves body flexibility, alignment,joint and posture movement,breathing and relaxation.
Learn useful methods of thinking, feeling and movement through relaxation, visualisation, breathing techniques and innovative and energetic ways to move. These techniques help train the mind and body!
Yoga is beneficial to circulation, provides body strength & flexibility, deepens breathing, stills the mind, provides healing & WELL BEING thus reducing STRESS!
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a holistic, complimentary therapy, that works on unblocking energy pathways through the feet hands and face,via reflex areas corresponding to all other parts of the body. Reflexology helps boost a strong immune system, self healing,improved circulation, thus reducing toxins and stress so you feel healthier, happier and balanced.
Foot Reflexology has its roots traced back to the ancient Egyptians, Chinese and the American Indian Tribes, who have long being using foot, hand massage, and the application of pressure, as a form of healing. Today, it is also widely linked to helping many women with hormonal problems incl. infertility and to achieve the ultimate in relaxation.
Reflexology helps massage the approx. 7,000 nerve endings in the feet. Thus helping stimulation of the entire nervous system from the feet to the brain,all body systems incl. endocrine system.
Facial Reflexology. (Dien Cham ) A revised facial acupressure technique originating from the Chinese. A blissful facial massage stimulating 57 acupressure/reflex point in the face by means of fingers or soft pointed instrument. This method works to prevent and relieve health problems. Using Dien Cham energy is awakened and circulated allowing organs to naturally recover this vitality and correct functioning, Maintaining good health, energises and reinforces the body's natural immune system defences allowing the body to heal itself. Helps with:
Stress & anxiety. Posture. Muscular and joint problems. Fibromyalgia. ME. Digestive/bowel problems. Breathing difficulties. Headaches & migraines. Hormonal/Reproductive imbalance. Blood & lymphatic circulation. Nerve related problems. MS.
What is Thai Massage?
(It's nicknamed the lazy person's yoga)
You just relax,clothed on a futon, while you are taken through a series of yoga postures and deep/superficial massages, stretches, traction and acupressure to unlock tense and over-contracted muscles.
Thai massage works with energy flow, stretching and relaxing. It improves flexibility, relieves tension in knotted muscles, strengthens & opens joints, unlocks deeply held patterns of stress. It effectively helps reduce pain, assists healing and relaxation, while providing a high level of fitness. Thai massage can give freedom to everyday movement. It can supplement your yoga practice, exercise, sport/dance training and weight training-reaching those areas you can't quite stretch yourself!
Thai Massage combines Sports massage,Yoga stretches & Acupressure: Indian Ayurvedic/Chinese Medicine & Western Science. Its modern, scientific and ancient practices are unique: giving you 3 treatments in one.
Includes: Posture assessment & after care advice/exercise.
Common problems treated:
Sciatica, RSI, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, shoulder cuff problems, fibromyalgia, ME, muscle tightness, aching and inflexibility, poor posture, ankle strains/sprain, lower & upper back pain, hip & leg pain and stiffness, abdominal pain and stomach problems, shoulder & neck stiffness, headaches, aids healing after injury lowering stress levels & improving general fatigue.
My massage is adapted to individual needs, it may involve the manipulating of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, using various techniques such as cross fibre, sports,trigger points, deep tissue massage, soft tissue and yoga stretches. All methods are used to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability and promote relaxation and well-being.
Myofascial ReleaseTherapy (MFR):
Fascia is a tough connective tissue spreading throughout the body in a 3 dimensional web from head to foot.
The fascia tissue covers the muscles, bones, nerves, organs and vessels down to cellular level.
Fascia can become stuck due to malfunction of the system, resulting from trauma, poor posture or inflammation adding abnormal pressure on the systems it covers.Fascia reorganizes itself along the lines of tension to support the body. Excess stress results in thickening.
MFR is a non invasive, gentle therapy using the power of a listening approach.
Myofascial unwinding is a state that occurs naturally where the body's self correcting mechanisms aid recovery.
MFR releases restrictions (barriers) within the deeper layers of fascia.
MFR works by stretching the muscular elastic components of fascia, and cross links by changing the viscosity of the ground substance.
An aim is to improve structural alignment and reduce abnormal pressure on pain sensitive structures.
All physical and mental problems are relieved by this extremely powerful treatment, which feels so gently releasing and comfortable. People suffering with ME and Fibromyalgia have received very beneficial release from this therapy because of its gentle approach.
Reiki & Chakra Balancing: (2nd Degree) A Japanese stress reduction technique for relaxation and recovery. Using spiritual, channeling and healing methods of Reiki symbols, Chakra visualisations, 'universal life force energy' and sensitivity. A 'hands on and hands off' approach while you lie, fully clothed on a couch.This blissful treatment surrounds and fills the mind and body as healing takes place where needed. Suitable for absolutely everyone!
Specialist Waxing Therapist (Habia approved face,body and intimate.Almost anywhere on the body can be waxed - the more you wax the less regrowth.
Hollywood £25, Brazilian £22.Full leg £19, Half Leg £12, Underarm £8, Eyebrow wax £8, Lip £5.