Treatment Descriptions


So what is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a holistic treatment based on the principle that there are areas and points on the fet, hands and ears that map via the nervous system to corresponding parts of the body.  When pressure is applied to these areas and points it stimulates the movement of energy along the nerve channels and helps to restore homeostasis (balance) in the whole body.


During the treatment you will be made comfortable on the treatment couch.  Your feets will be exposed and worked on by your Reflexologist to induce relaxation and balance.


A treatment takes between 1 to 1 1/2 hours, the first treatment may take a little longer, as a health consultation will be conducted to ensure you get the very best appropriate treatment and care.




Perfect blend of essential oils Chosen specifically for you, warmed in heated boots and completed with a full reflexology treatment.


Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage is the massage and manipulation of the upper body and face/head.


This treatment :-

  • Relieving built up tension that can often result in headaches, migraines, neck and back pain
  • Detoxifying the body by stimulating lympathic drainage
  • Boosting overall immunity
  • Improving circulation, which in turn increases energy levels
  • Promoting clarity and increased concentration
  • Soothes symptoms of asthma by calming the respiratory system
  • Relieves Mandibular Joint Tension
  • Increases muscle tone
  • Relieves symptoms of sinusitis
  • Boosts cerebral spinal fluid circulation
  • Relieves sleelessness, restlessness and insomnia

During the treatment you will be seated upright on a special treatment chair, you will be made comfortable and relaxed.  This treatment takes approximately 1 hour and you will leave feeling amazing.  Please note, oils will be used in your hair.




What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.  It is administered by "laying on hands" or "hands off" and is basedon the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through all of us and is what causes us to be alive.  If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.


During the treatment, you will be asked to lay on the treatment couch and made comfortable. Energy will be channelled via your Reiki therapist. It may be difficult to relax fully during your first treatment, as you will not know what to expect but you will soon get into it; some just drift off into a deep relaxation and heavy sleep.  Either way you will leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.


This treatment takes around 1 to 1 1/2 hours.  A health consultation will take place during your first treatment and updated on subsequent treatments.




FIR - Infrared Light Therapy


FIR stands for far infrared ray or radiation and is often referred to as the
‘light of life’ for its importance in growth and nature. Around 80% of the
suns’ rays fall within this spectrum of light. Far infrared is renowned for
its energizing and deeply penetrative powers.


Purposes of using a FIR blanket
- Slimming
Regular use of the FIR sauna blanket can promote weight loss and
enhance body shaping. According to some experts calories are burnt
during a sauna session. Body fats become soluble during the process
(at 100 degrees F) and are eliminated through sweating. The blanket
can be used on its own or in conjunction with spa body wrap film and
the various spa slimming oils to increase permeability.


- Beauty purpose
The skin can be left cleansed and glowing following a FIR sauna session

- Detoxification
FIR saunas promote detoxification of the body. The FIR heat has a
vibrating effect within cells and toxins are mobilised for excretion.
These can include heavy metals, pesticides, sodium, nicotine, alcohol,
and bad cholesterol etc. The FIR heat improves the flow and circulation
of oxygenated blood. It also stimulates a host of metabolic activities
that enhance detoxification

- Immunity
An artificial fever is created when taking a sauna. This offers both a
preventative and curative approach to the treatment of illness.  The blanket can be used with heat or low heat.

- Fatigue
A process called resonant absorption occurs during a FIR sauna session.
This happens when the infrared frequencies match the frequencies
within the human body. The cells absorb the FIR energy and resonate.


- Treatment of aches and pains
For many years infrared heat has been renown for its healing and soothing
qualities. With absorption of FIR heat, blood vessels dilate and the flow of
oxygenated blood to tissues is enhanced. FIR can also be used to thwart
the build up of lactic acid in muscles. This is often a source of pain and
stiffness following physical exertion

- General fitness
Taking a FIR sauna exercises the cardiovascular system. The heart works
harder to prevent the body from overheating, in turn increasing microcirculation.
The increase in metabolic processes, burning of calories, detoxification
and enhancement of blood flow are all of benefit to general health.

- Relaxation
The blanket can also be used for general relaxation purposes. Infrared
therapy can help calm the nervous system, relieve tension and enhance
mood. It may benefit those who suffer with depression or insomnia.


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