Emotional Freedom Technique
What is EFT?
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a practical body/mind self-help method – a process of mindful and intentional tapping (gently, with fingertips) on several acupuncture meridian end-points on the face and upper body. An EFT intervention utilizes the same pathways/channels found in traditional Chinese energy medicine, whilst also capitalising on our ability to think about or "tune-in" to our problem or issue in proactive ways.
EFT or “tapping” is easy to learn and flexible enough to be used by anyone. It can allow us to transform the way we respond to uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and troubling memories (with pain, tension or stress, for example). Whether it is used alone or together with an experienced practitioner, EFT can bring surprising – and lasting – relief, change the energy we bring to any life situation, and so much more.
As we explore EFT for ourselves, we can become more aware of how our thoughts, beliefs and emotions affect us physiologically – and we can make changes for the better.
Jin Shin Jyutsu
Jin Shin Jyutsu is a holistic, healing treatment, which uses gentle touch to balance your body, mind and spirit.
Jin Shin Jyutsu is a bit like acupuncture, in that it is based on the idea that our bodies are mapped by paths which carry "qi" (say "chee") or energy. When the energy flows freely, you are balanced and healthy. When the flow of energy is blocked, you experience pain, discomfort, or poor physical or emotional health; you are unbalanced.
Jin Shin Jyutsu helps unblock and keep your energy flowing by tapping into your energy paths via 26 "safety energy locks", points on your body similar to acupoints in acupuncture.
What is Jin Shin Jyutsu good for?
As with acupuncture, Jin Shin Jyutsu is believed to help with a range of conditions: from relieving muscle or joint pain, to helping with breathing problems, sleeping and eating disorders, anxiety, stress and depression.
Before you go
You will be expected to keep on all your clothes for Jin Shin Jyutsu, but wear loose-fitting comfortable clothes, and not too many layers.
As this is a gentle, non-invasive treatment, you don't need to worry too much about any existing medical conditions or treatments but it's always worth mentioning anything to your therapist, including whether you are, or think you might be might be, pregnant, so that they can put your mind at rest about the procedure.
As with all treatments, it's a good idea to avoid heavy meals and alcohol beforehand.
What to expect from Jin Shin Jyutsu
There are no hard and fast rules about where you should receive Jin Shin Jyutsu, but you will usually be asked to lie on a treatment or massage table. You may be on a quilted mat. In the same way, it doesn't matter where you are, at a spa or on a beach! It should be somewhere quiet, where you can relax.
Before the treatment begins, your therapist will ask you a few questions about your lifestyle and general health. She may also take your pulse. This will tell her about your general health, and what help you need.
Jin Shin Jyutsu does not involve any massage, manipulation or stretches, just simple laying of hands onto the body at particular points.
A Jin Shin Jyutsu session usually lasts for about an hour. You should get a lot out of one session, but you may want to have a course of treatments over several months, to continue the benefits.
What is Reiki?
Reiki (Ray-ki) - is an energy technique used for stress reduction and relaxation allowing everyone to tap into an unlimited supply of energy to improve health and wellbeing. It is a way of transmitting this energy to you and to others through the hands. The treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through the therapist to the client treating the whole person including the body, emotions, mind and spirit creating the beneficial effects of relaxation, peace, security and wellbeing. The client is fully clothed during this treatment as it is not massage - it is a thoroughly relaxing experience and can work safely alongside any medical treatments.
Each session lasts about an hour. The session is carried out on a couch or sitting in a chair, whilst wearing loose comfortable clothes. It is usually deep relaxation; some experience heat and tingling around problem areas, others see colours. Many people going through stress, depression, bereavement and so on often have an emotional release such as crying or expressing anger.
The treatment starts with laying hands onto the head and reiki symbols are drawn to direct the healing energy. The hands are then placed on specific positions on the body, working from head to toe concentrating on problem areas of the body. Many think that reiki is done without touching the body; there may be parts of the treatment when we work with the aura or energy field around the body but the nurturing gift of touch is far more effective. After two sweeps of the body, the energy centres are closed down to protect the person from other energies and the treatment ends.
Reiki is a non-invasive treatment, totally safe for anyone. It is totally energy-based and the body will only take the energy is needs so you can't over-treat. No faith system is needed, just an open mind and an open heart to being treated."
Therapeutic Aromatherapy Massage
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is an ancient form of natural healing dating back to the Egyptians. It uses plants blended into 100% essential oils applied to the body by massage. The oils are mixed to make a synergistic blend especially formulated for the client then these are applied to the body by the therapist to treat tense or damages muscle groups and provide a wonderful way of releasing stress.It uses massage to help restore the balance of the body and mind. After choosing your essential oils, the therapist will blend them with carrier oil (such as grape seed or almond).
Depending on the treatment you're having, the therapist will massage the oil into your hands, feet or entire body. Your massage will be smooth and flowing, designed to instil a sense of relaxation and calm. Every session is tailored towards you, your health and your mood at the time, so every session is unique.Aromatherapy usually lasts for about an hour, although your initial consultation might take longer.
Afterwards, you'll probably want to lie back and enjoy smelling beautiful for a while. Take time out to relax before you dash off anywhere. You may like to treat yourself to some essential oils to take home, too: use them for baths, in oil burners or for inhalation.
You may want to phone ahead if you're worried about your medical history, any skin or other conditions or allergies.
Some essential oils are not suitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have:
high blood pressure
had recent surgery
Suffered from deep vein thrombosis.
Certain medications might also be affected by essential oils, including antibiotics, antihistamines, sedatives and anti-epileptic drugs. Check with your therapist before booking your treatment.Some oils, particularly citrus oils (such as orange, lemon and bergamot), react with ultraviolet light and can cause your skin to burn more easily. Ask your therapist for advice before exposing yourself to the sun.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a holistic approach that combines treating the feet or hands with the whole person, mind, body and soul, promoting a feeling of balance in the often stressful pace of life in the modern world. The therapist applies pressure to specific zones on the hands and feet that correspond with other areas of the body Reflexology is not a foot massage. The reflexologist may massage your feet a little to relax you before they start, but the technique itself is about applying firm pressure to specific points on the foot.
The technique can feel a bit odd at first; it can also be a bit overwhelming. Imagine a pain you have had for years in your shoulder melting away in seconds as someone puts pressure on the ball of your foot! Tension can be released, and pain dissolved, very quickly. A treatment session usually lasts for about an hour. You will probably get a lot out of a single session but you may want to have several more. Six sessions can usually give a good shift to a problem area or project.
Afterwards You are likely to feel very relaxed after a session; you may feel like having a snooze or a long bath, and luxuriating in the feeling a bit longer. On the other hand, depending on your treatment, you may feel really energised. Some people even feel tearful afterwards, just from the release of tension.
Your reaction is not always predictable but the likelihood is that you'll feel much better when you come out than you did when you went in. As with other treatments, it's a good idea to arrange a session when there aren't too many demands on you afterwards.
It's better to have a session when you have time off, or at the end of the day, if you can.
Hot Stones Massage
What is Hot Stones Massage?
Hot stone massage begins with placing warm, oiled stones on multiple acupressure points around your body, perhaps even tiny ones between your toes. You may drift off into a dreamy state and lose track of where the hot stones are arranged.
Hot stone massage employs a variety of strokes and techniques using the stones and hands, working over kinks in your muscles. You are unlikely to feel the intensity, since your muscles will be relaxed by the heat of the stones. Your therapist may alternate between hot basalt stones and much colder, marble stones. As your body sinks further into a state of relaxation, you may even stop noticing the extreme changes in temperature.
Hot stone massage is a treat, so indulge as much as you can. It's not a good idea to eat a heavy meal or drink alcohol in the hours beforehand. Please remember to drink plenty of water after your treatment too - it’s similar to being inside a sauna and you need to replace the fluids. Don’t take a hot bath or shower after your treatment for at least 24 hours. Dependant on your booking choice usually your hot stones treatment is likely to last about an hour; plenty of time for melting away all your knots, aches and worries.
Always tell your therapist about any medical conditions you have. They will take your medical history into account when choosing the right stones and techniques for your body. For similar reasons, tell your therapist if you are, or think you might be, pregnant. Don't be afraid to tell your therapist if the stones are too warm for you. You'll relax much more quickly and start enjoying that delicious feeling of total well-being if you're comfortable.
We recommend you should book hot stone treatments on a day when you won't have to rush out somewhere afterwards. You'll feel so relaxed and soothed after your treatment.
Therapeutic Thai Massage
What is Thai Massage?
Thai massage is one of the four main methods of traditional Thai medicine and it is based on work with 72,000 energy channels in the human body. The emphasis is on 10 of these channels called Sen Sib. It is normally performed on the floor on a yoga mat and you are fully clothed so that your body can move freely and really benefit from the gentle manipulation. It is similar to having a yoga work out and will help to strengthen your core muscles and tone any area worked on.
Thai massage is a deep massage and whilst a good therapist will ensure an enjoyable experience, some areas may feel slightly painful due to tightness of muscles. Thai massage is a clothed massage, which is unusual. There is lots of passive stretching involved and the therapist uses palms, forearms, elbows, knees, feet and toes to manipulate and relax your body.
Contra-indications are health conditions which may affect the massage. However, whenever a therapist can adapt your massage, they will. Main contra-indications to a Thai massage are bone/joint conditions, skeletal conditions, pregnancy, varicose veins, thrombosis, recent operations, high blood pressure and elderly clients.
Relaxing your body and loosening your limbs, allowing the therapist to take your weight, will ensure maximum benefits from the massage.
REIKI I £150 - DEPOSIT OF £40
REIKI II £180 - DEPOSIT OF £50
REIKI MASTER III Practitioner/teacher - Price to be arranged
JIN SHIN JYUTSU self-help classes/workshops based on a
minimum of 6/10 people @ £55 per head per class – class in 2
four hour blocks over two days. To include full handouts of the course.
EFT - EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES
workshops - teaching how to perform self help tapping techniques
self-help classes/workshops based on a minimum of 6/10 people @ £65 per head per class – class in 2
four hour blocks. To include full handouts.
GIFT VOUCHERS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE
Previous to your initial treatment, your therapist will arrange a call
or meeting to have a confidential health and lifestyle consultation
assessing your suitability for therapy. If you have any questions
about your treatment or you need help understanding what the
treatment entails please feel free to ask.
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