Acupuncture

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE AND HOW DOES IT WORK? 

Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine which is based on the idea that the living body has a life force energy called Qi. Qi flows along highways known as meridians. The qi or life energy can become out of balance when there is disharmony in the body. The energy can block, for example, because of external invasion or due to internal conditions such as difficult emotions. These result in the development of symptoms. 

WHAT DOES A TREATMENT INVOLVE? 
During your first visit a case history will be taken. You will be asked questions about your specific complaint as well as your medical history, diet, sleeping patterns and any other relevant aspects of your life. If there is a physical or structural problem a short examination may be necessary. Acupuncturists gain much information by looking at the tongue and by taking the pulse. From all of these details a diagnosis will be made to suit your particular needs. 
People can benefit immediately from acupuncture though it is usual to have regular treatments for six weeks to set the body on its road to recovery. Sessions may then be continued at less frequent intervals according to the patients requirements. Each treatment will last up to an hour. 
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine sterilised needles into the body. The needles cause a tingling sensation to be felt in the body, some people call it a dull ache. Treatment can be very relaxing and some patients have fallen asleep during a session. Cupping and moxa heat and some massage may be used during a treatment if necessary.

 

LINDA DOWLER

 

 

Allergy Testing

In just one hour we can test for over 150 food, drink and environmental substances.

  • You will leave knowing exactly which foods (if any) you are sensitive to and how to work in harmony with your body.
  • The system is non invasive, quick and most importantly - painless!
  • Your test will produce immediate results and also includes a free vitamin and mineral deficiency check.
  • Children are also able to be treated, as long as the child has been weaned onto solid foods.
  • Your personal elimination programme will be compiled for you with a view to re-introducing possible foods back into your diet after two months if appropriate.
  • This is a completely diagnositic therapy that combines well with traditional medicine.

To book your appointment with Carolyne da Silva, please call us on 01749 673070.

My daughter recommended Allergy Test UK, as her youngest son had had eczema from a young age, and was told he was dairy intolerant.  So removing dairy from his diet improved his skin greatly.

After being tested by Carolyne de Silva, I was found to have a bad intoleerance to both dairy and yeast.  So the process of eliminating these from my diet began, and I was also lacking in Vitamin D.

A course of probiotics and vitamin D tablets were started.

It would appear that having a few months of stress and getting run down, my yeast levels elevated and caused the problems. Over the course of 6 months my hands got back to normal, but testing sitll found my intolerances existed but were getting less and less.

So after just over a year after starting my treatment with Allergy UK, I decided to revert to my 'normal' diet and visited Carolyne in early March 2015.  My intolerances were negliigible.

My hands are now back to normal and I know how to manage my diet (which isn't too difficult) with adhering to it completely.

So with Carolyne's assistance, I am now as good as new!!!

 

CAROLYNE DA SILVA

Ageing Unplugged

Ageing Unplugged
The Ageing Unplugged programme helps to create positive change.

You will start to develop better resilience, optimism and energy.
You will also find ways to delay some of the physical process of ageing, as well as how to cope with some of the ‘stuff' that life dumps on us all from time to time.

 

SUE MATTHEWS

The Bowen Technique

RELAX, REPAIR, RELIEF ...

What is The Bowen Technique?

The Bowen Technique is a gentle therapy that is applied to areas of the body, using thumbs and fingers in a specific process or order.

The move is a rolling type move of the thumbs and forefingers, and is designed to stimulate nerve pathways which allow a 'conversation' to take place between different nervous systems of the body.  Between each set of moves, the therapist leaves the room to allow the communication process to take place.  These breaks increase the effectiveness of each subsequent set of moves.

The move does not slide or flick over the surface of the skin, but uses the slack in the overlying skin to move over the underlying tissue, so each move covers a small area, defined by how far an individual's skin can move over a targeted area.

Bowen is very gentle and suitable for all ages.

The Bowen Move

The Bowen move is very distinctive and is applied at very precise points on the body.  It involves the movement of soft tissue in a specific way.  The move is a rolling-type move of the thumbs and forefingers, and is designed to stimulate the tissue and nerve pathways, creating a focus for the brain.

The move does not slide or flick over the surface of the skin, but uses the slack in the overlying skin to move over the underlying tissue so each move covers a small area, defined by how far an individual's skin can move over a targeted area.

The Breaks

The most fundamental principle of Bowen is that it is the client doing the work not the therapist, and for this to happen the body needs time and to be left alone.  It is during the breaks that the work starts to take effect and changes are implemented.

 

BWRT

BWRT

BWRT® is BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®, an immensely effective technique that can often dissolve mind-related problems far more quickly than you might think. There's actually nothing else like it in the world of therapy. 

BWRT will help you change a behaviour or emotion that you no longer want.

A specific fear can usually be resolved in a single session.  More profound issues such as self esteem, anxiety or life crises will take longer but can often be resolved in around six sessions.

 

SUE MATTHEWS

 

Counselling
What is Counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy where you have the opportunity to discuss emotional and psychological issues in complete confidence. 

Who is it for? 

Anyone can benefit from counselling.  I offer you a safe place to work through whatever you need to talk about and will listen to you without judgement.  I offer one to one counselling with adults and young people for weekly hour-long sessions for as long as you need. 

What can counselling help with? 

Counselling can help with a variety of common mental health problems including depression, anxiety, stress, phobias and OCD.  I also work with trauma, PTSD and abuse issues, grief and loss and addictions. 

How I work 

I am trained as an integrative counsellor and work holistically with the mind, soul, emotions and body according to the nature of your difficulty.  I like to work creatively and can offer therapy using music, art and food. 

I specialise in addiction counselling and clients living with disabilities and life limiting illnesses.  Male identity issues in these confusing times are another special interest. 

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their ethical framework.  I am also a member of the International Cultic Studies Association and will work with survivors of cults and spirtual abuse. 

To contact me, Chris Soloman, please ring me on 07872 376351 or email me at chris.soloman@gmail.com.

I charge £40 per session with concessionary spaces available for those on benefits or a low income. 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

CHRIS SOLOMAN

 

 

Deep Tissue Massage

A type of massage therapy, deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It's used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

Potential Benefits

Deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as chronic muscle pain, injury rehabilitation, and the following conditions:

  • Low back pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls)
  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Postural problems
  • Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back
  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • Sciatica 
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Upper back or neck pain

Not all of these benefits have been scientifically proven, but according to Consumer Reports magazine, 34,000 people ranked deep tissue massage more effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain than physical therapy, exercise, prescription medications, chiropractic, acupuncture, diet, glucosamine, and over-the-counter drugs.

Deep tissue massage also received a top ranking for fibromyalgia pain. People often notice an improved range of motion immediately after a deep tissue massage.

If you are interested in a massage to prevent sports injury, address sport-specific concerns, or to help with muscle recovery after sports, consider getting a sports massage.

 

BELINDA MAYNE

Facial Energy Release

Facial Energy Release is a precise and gentle facial massage which releases accumulated muscle tension held in the face, scalp, neck and shoulders. 

This wonderfully relaxing treatment improves the skin's tone and natural elasticity, reducing expression lines and wrinkles;  giving a youthful vitality to the eyes.

However, Facial Energy Release is more than a beauty treatment.  Only a small amount of product is applied to the skin - the magic is all in the technique.  Being an holistic therapy, it works on the whole body to restore the natural flow of energy;  so balancing body, mind and spirit. 

Our Facial Energy Release practitioner is Ann Bolus MAR

To book your appointment with Ann, please ring her on 07896 994690

or contact her by email at annbolus@yahoo.co.uk

 

ANN BOLUS

 

 

Group Hypnotherapy

Group Hypnotherapy

 

Stress and Anxiety is a deeply relaxing experience.  I help you to disengage with your thought process and guide you into relaxation.  During this deep state of relaxation your mind will become calmer & more open.  I will help change your emotional reaction into a relaxed response. 

 

This runs fortnightly - current dates are 10th July, 24th July, 7th August, 21st August, 4th September, 18th September

 

Confidence, Self-esteem and Body Image will address these issues and guide you towards techniques for self-management and self-control

 

This runs fortnightly - current dates are 17th July, 31st July, 14th August, 28th August, 11th September, 25th September

 

Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm 

Sessions of one hour - £10

Call me to book your place  07783 769293

 

WENDY MCKINLEY

 


Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a holistic therapeutic system based on the principle of 'like treats like'.

A substance which causes symptoms when taken in large doses can be used in small amounts to treat similar symptoms. 

Homeopaths use specially prepared remedies, given mainly in liquid or tablet form.  Prescriptions are tailored to each individual patient, according to their specific symptoms.

Homeopathic philosophy is based on a process of looking at the whole person, rather than at a specific condition in isolation.  Looking at mental, physical and emotional symptoms that are present with the specific condition.  Homeopathy is a safe non-toxic holistic medicine.

Homeopathy deals with the whole person not just the part that is considered sick.  Therefore, a case may start in one place and end in another as you gradually improve an individual's health over the course of their treatment. 

For more information see the Society of Homeopaths web site or please give me a ring: - 0772598934

 

AMANDA MATTHEWS

 

 

Holistic Massage

Holistic massage is a well-known treatment that not only focusses on tense muscles as a physical result of stress, but it also takes into account a client's emotional and spiritual wellbeing.  It is an ancient method of healing that stimulates the blood circulation and clears the lymphatic drainage system which assists in releasing toxins from the body.  By recognizing that illness and stress affects not only one's physical but also emotional, spiritual and mental well-being, Holistic Massage allows the body's natural healing abilities to come forth and balance the entire body as a whole.  This massage technique has been used for thousands of years in Egypt, China and India. The term "holistic" derives from the ancient Greek word "holos," which means "whole."  By definition, Holistic Massage treats the whole body as a single entity, and is specifically tailored to each client.  Holistic Massage is one of the choice treatments that clients need the most in today's demanding life style. 

 

JANE HOBBS

Hopi Ear Candling

Hopi Ear Candling has been used for centuries by many cultures.  It's historical roots can be found in Asia and the N and S American Indians.

There are many conditions and symptoms that can be relieved with ear candling: excessive wax, tinnitus, neuralgia, sinusitis, rhinitis, colds/flu,

headaches/migraines, vertigo, motion sickness and snoring.  It can assist with hearing and balance, depending on medical diagnosis, is soothing and helpful for earache, stress, nervousness and children suffering from glue ear.  Candling can draw out infectious material from deep inside the earand sinuses.

During treatment, a lighted candle is placed in the entrance to the outer ear, and is burned down to a safe level and then removed.  This is then repeated on the other ear.  A head and facial massage follows to enhance the candling, to stimulate lymphatic drainage and acupressure points and to further drain the sinuses.  The treatment is gentle, effective, pain free and safe.

 

LINDA DOWLER

Hot Stone Massage
WHAT IS HOT STONE THERAPY?

Hot stone therapy is a specialist massage that uses smooth, flat, heated basalt stones that are positioned along your spine, in the palms of your hands and along your legs. Typically from river beds, basalt stones are used for massage as they have a rich iron content that retains heat. Cold marble stones are often used in the treatment to help aid with detoxing and healing the body.

HOW DOES HOT STONE THERAPY WORK?

Your spa therapist will warm the stones in water until they are within the precise temperature range of between 120 and 130 degrees Fahrenheit. 

A hot stone massage may begin with a traditional Swedish massage technique to prepare your muscles. Your spa therapist will then place the warm stones on key acupressure points on your body. The stones warm and relax your muscles, allowing deeper pressure to be applied during your massage.

Using massage oil and a combination of strokes and techniques, your spa therapist will massage your neck, back, arms and legs, with and without the stones. You should always tell your spa therapist if the stones are too warm or the pressure is too intense.

Allow plenty of time for your hot stone treatment; arrive 10 minutes early to allow yourself time to relax.  If it is your first time at the spa you'll be asked to complete a pre-treatment health questionnaire. Avoid eating a heavy meal or drinking alcohol prior to the treatment.
The origins of hot stone therapy can be traced back to over 2,000 years ago, when the Chinese used heated stones more than 2,000 years ago as a means of improving the function of internal organs. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HOT STONE THERAPY?

The combination of hot and cold stones encourages your body to detox and heal through increasing your lymphatic flow and encouraging your body to remove waste products.

Some other benefits of hot stone massage include:

  • relaxing tense muscles
  • aiding pain relief
  • alleviating depression
  • promoting sleep
  • improving circulation.
  • Hot stone therapy helps people who suffer from:
  • stress
  • back pain
  • muscular pain
  • fibromyalgia
  • insomnia
  • depression or anxiety
  • poor circulation.

IS HOT STONE THERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?

Hot stone therapy is not recommended for anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, varicose veins, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, decreased pain sensitivity, recent wounds, areas of weakened or inflamed skin, tumours, metal implants, recent chemotherapy, radiation or surgery or are on medication that thins the blood. If you think you may be pregnant, let your therapist know.

If you have a serious medical condition you need to provide us with a letter from your doctor or practitioner confirming that the treatment is suitable for you.

 

JANE HOBBS

Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a state of altered consciousness where the subconscious can accept strategies that are more beneficial to the individual. It is also a state which is relaxing and calming. So if you want to reduce anxiety and simply chill out hypnotherapy is a great way to do it.

Stop Smoking
I use a proven system to guide you to a much better and healthier life without cigarettes.
In just two sessions you can begin to breathe easier, smell better and taste food again.


Two sessions £100

 

SUE MATTHEWS

 

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage or Champissage as it is sometimes known, is a treatment based on an old Ayurvedic technique involving work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face and a variety of massage movements. 

TREATMENT 

There is no need to remove clothing, although it would be helpful to wear something comfortable such as a t-shirt to help access to the neck muscles.  Treatment normally begins with deep kneading and probing of the neck and shoulder muscles.  The head is then worked with the scalp being squeezed, rubbed, gently tapped and prodded.  The hair is briskly tussled and gently combed.  Pressure points are gently worked on and acupressure points can be stimulated to help relieve sinus pressure, stimulate the circulation and increase alertness.  The client then rests for at least 20 mins.

HOW IT HELPS? 

Deeply relaxing, Indian head massage can be used to relieve accumulated tension, stimulate circulation and restore joint movement.

 

JANE HOBBS

Lymph Drainage Massage

Lymphatic drainage relieves congestion of the lymphatic vessels by manually moving excess fluid to the lymph nodes within the body.  Unlike the circulatory system, the lymphatic system does not have a 'pump' and the system can become sluggish and tired after periods of neglect due to diet, or through injury or medical treatments.

The Treatment 

After an initial consultation, the therapist will recommend the approximate number of treatments and their frequency.  Each treatment will last approximately one hour.  The therapist will then blend an oil using diuretic essential oils and begin by massaging gently the two main drainage points of the lymphatic system.  The massage then works from the extremeties, e.g. hands or feet, back towards the drainage point, thereby returning the fluid to each lymph node along the route.  Unlike a normal massage, the movements are gentle, light and use slight pumping movements, to improve appearance of the affected area and to help restore natural drainage. 

How It Helps 

Lymphatic drainage is deeply relaxing and will relieve fluid congestion in swollen ankles, tired puffy eyes, swollen legs and other areas of oedema.  It can also be useful in cases of cellulite to improve the texture of the skin and to release water from the cells.  

To book your appointment with Belinda Mayne, please call us on 01749 673070

 

BELINDA MAYNE

 

Mum2Be and Baby Massage

Mum-to-be Massage

There are few times in life when you need a good massage more than when you are pregnant! Massage during pregnancy has numerous benefits:

  • Reduces general aches and pains such as backache and pelvic discomfort
  • Reduces swelling in ankles, feet and hands
  • Softens skin and increases elasticity to help prevent stretch marks
  • Increases circulation and flow of oxygen and nutrients to mum and baby
  • Relaxes and de-stresses you and your baby and promotes better sleep

Pregnancy massage can be taken from the 2nd trimester right up until the birth! It is completely safe to receive and the warm nurturing oils used are blended specifically for mums-to-be. We recommend at least a 75 mins treatment for your first session as it includes an initial consultation.
90 mins - £55.00
75 mins - £50.00
60 mins - £45.00

Post-Natal Massage

Once baby has arrived, it's equally as important to find time for that post-natal massage. Not only is your body recovering from childbirth, but your new job as a mum, carrying, feeding and falling asleep with your baby in strange positions, may be causing a whole new series of aches, pains and poor posture. If you have not had a C-section you can go for a post-natal massage as soon as you feel up to it. Otherwise you would need to leave 6 weeks post surgery. This massage may be taken side lying if this is more comfortable and you will be well padded under tender parts! The oil is blended by an aromatherapist and is safe to use while breastfeeding. Similarly we recommend at least a 75 mins treatment for your first session as it includes an initial consultation.

Baby Massage

Baby Massage is available as either a 5-week group session or individual one-to-one sessions. Whichever session you choose you will learn to do a full body massage on your baby and learn Baby Yoga and Baby Reflexology techniques. The combined Massage, Yoga and Reflexology will give you the tools to soothe and relax your baby and help you deal naturally with a number of conditions such as colic, constipation, teething, eczema and poor sleep patterns.
Other benefits include:

  • Encouraging the bonding process
  • Improving the flow of oxygen and nutrients around the body
  • Helping prepare baby's muscles for crawling and mobilising joints
  • Strengthening all body systems
  • Helping remove toxins from the body
  • Nourishing the skin and aiding skin complaints through the use of pure sunflower oil
    Relaxing baby and reducing stress

To attend Baby Massage, babies should be at least 6-8 weeks old, have had their 6-8 week check and have no medical conditions where it would be inadvisable to massage such as infection, high temperature or a recent fracture. Babies can attend Baby Massage classes up to pre-toddling stage - however it is advisable to do it before they get too wriggly at around 6 months.

 

JANE HOBBS

Natural Nutrition

Naturopathic Nutrition is an evidenced based complementary therapy aimed at using natural  whole and where possible organic foods and supplements to support your health. After an in- depth consultation treatments are tailored to your individual needs targeting the cause of your symptoms to support your body to heal itself

 

Naturopathic Nutrition can support with a range of common health conditions including:

  • digestive issues
  • weight reduction
  • low energy levels and tiredness
  • hormonal imbalances
  • skin problems
  • aches and pains
  • sleep problems
  • low mood
  • blood sugar imbalance
  • food intolerance
  • allergies
  • weakened immunity
  • high cholesterol
  • high blood pressure

Fees:

Initial consultation - 1.5 hours £55

  • full health assessment
  • review of current diet and lifestyle
  • individual plan to include manageable diet and lifestyle changes
  • on-going email support with recipe/meal plan suggestions

Follow-up consultations  -  45 mins  £30

  • review of initial plan
  • adjustments to the plan based on any test results and your experience

Cheryl Westbury

Registered Nutritional Therapist

Dip CNM - mBANT - rCNHC

 

CHERYL WESTBURY

NLP Life Coaching

People communicate feelings in different ways. Most of these feelings are

actually communicated unconsciously, be it through tone, volume, pace, facial expressions, body language and words. NLP practitioners are trained to recognise these subtle, unconscious clues so that they can understand how their client is feeling. A practitioner can identify the self-imposed restrictions the clients have put on themselves through unveiling the client's mental map and working with them to move forward.

The three most common types of limiting beliefs/self-imposed restrictions
include:

     hopelessness, worthlessness, helplessness     
It is easy for people to set themselves up for failure if they are constantly
thinking negative thoughts. Comments such as, "I'm not good enough", or "other people are better than me" can limit an experience and the chance of accomplishment. It is common for an NLP practitioner to cover these negative beliefs by asking a series of questions.

     Why do you believe you do not deserve happiness or success?
     Why can't you succeed?
     What is preventing you from fulfilling your dreams?

The answers to these questions can help to reveal the feelings that are causing the limiting beliefs. An NLP coach will then begin to explore and challenge the limitations with the hope of changing the client's negative thoughts. 

What to expect
While the methods used by professionals will all differ, the standard NLP
coaching session will follow the same, basic pattern.

Initially, the practitioner will ask what you want to change and the problems you want to overcome. They will pay close attention to what you are saying, how you say it and tailor the session to your responses.

The NLP coach will then work through a range of exercises with you in order to piece together your "life map". They will begin to introduce new thought processes in order to help you widen your boundaries.

It is common for the practitioner to give you a number of exercises to practise at home. This will help you get accustomed to the techniques learnt in the NLP coaching session. While the main neurological changes will have occurred during the session, they may take time to settle in. It is normal for the changes to progress over time, as you get back into your daily routine.

You may be asked to record how you felt before, during and after sessions. This is so you and the NLP practitioner can look back on the results. You will also make a note of any changes you have noticed since starting the sessions and record any at-home exercises you have completed. When you are ready, both you and the practitioner will decide on the next stage of your life and what change to begin.

It is thought that NLP is such a popular technique because it focuses on the future. It works to explore future possibilities and solutions, rather than
encouraging you to dig up past memories or experiences. NLP coaching is about adding opportunities and widening perceptions, rather than dwelling on the negatives.

How can NLP help?
Neuro-linguistic programming is often regarded as "a tool-kit for the mind",
because of this; NLP is used to improve all areas of a person's life. It is known to be particularly effective for improving the following situations:

Anxiety and stress
NLP coaching can be an effective method for fighting feelings of stress and
anxiety because it identifies the thought patterns that may be causing the
pressure. As soon as these unconscious thought patterns are recognised, they can be challenged.

Health and well-being
One of the most important ideas underpinning NLP is that the mind and body are closely connected. When exercising for example, people will experience positive mental and physical energy. By improving the way we approach and think about the world, we can improve the health and well-being of our bodies.

Fears and phobias
NLP is well-known for its effectiveness in helping people cope with fears and phobias. Like with anxiety and stress, NLP can reveal the thought process behind the often 'irrational' fear. NLP can help to change how a person thinks and feels about what was causing them fear, so that they are no longer afraid.

Relationships
Relationships are based on communication and problems often arise when people are not communicating or expressing how they feel. NLP can help a person become more aware of how they communicate. Understanding this can help people accept that others may have different views. One opinion is not wrong or right. With NLP coaching, practitioners hope that by developing empathy skills, a person will find it easier to build strong and long-lasting relationships.

Confidence
It is common for people to see an NLP practitioner for relief from their own
fears and limitations. The techniques used can help the person break the old habits and beliefs and gain new opportunities. NLP is effective in boosting an individual's confidence by teaching them how to make decisions based on their dreams, rather than fears.

Business
NLP is an excellent tool for understanding people and their ways of
communication. In terms of business, learning these tips from an NLP coach will help a person improve how they communicate and improve their ability to empathise and negotiate with colleagues, employees and managers.

Contact Andrew now to make an appointment or for a initial free 20 minute chat.
Take action now, find your path, (He did) the choice is yours.

e. info@aclifecoaching.co.uk

w. www.aclifecoaching.co.uk

t.  01761 347124

 

ANDREW COX

Organic Facials

Our signature 'Top to Toe' Organic Facials incorporate the best elements of both massage and facial to give you a completely holistic experience. The session starts with a foot massage and ends with a scalp massage and includes a complete facial treatment using the Neal's Yard Range of organic and natural products which are ideal whether you are looking for hydration, anti-ageing, replenishing or balancing.

Your treatment includes our natural lift facial massage which works deep into the facial tissues and on the lymphatic system to help to soften lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and give your complexion a wonderful glow. The mix of massage and acupressure strokes also effectively targets problem areas such as puffiness around the eyes, frown lines or a loose jaw line.

With the focus on both body and face - you can be sure to leave this treatment looking and feeling your very best!

 

JANE HOBBS

 

 

Psychotherapy

CAROLINE DUGGAN

Ancient wisdom and modern neuroscience show that emotional difficulties are expressed powerfully in the body yet the symptoms can feel disconnected from a clear emotional source making them hard to understand. Caroline works with traditional therapy dialogue but also with a variety of methods including encouraging a deepening awareness of body sensations and breath, exploring images or working with movement and touch. The therapeutic relationship is foreground in all her work. Caroline provides a safe space and empathic presence for reflection and processing difficult emotional blocks. She   works with a wide range of issues: depression, anxiety, shame, trauma, bereavement, relationships, abuse, self-esteem, and more. She works with adults of all ages for both short and long term work. In this way Caroline aims to help you find more creative and fulfilling ways of living.

 

CAROLINE DUGGAN

 

CHRIS SOLOMAN

What is counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy where you have the opportunity to discuss emotional and psychological issues in complete confidence.

Who is it for?

Anyone can benefit from counselling.  I offer you a safe place to work through whatever you need to talk about & will listen to you without judgement.  I offer one to one counselling with adults and young people for weekly hour-long sessions for as long as you need.

What can counselling help with?

Counselling can help with a variety of common mental health problems including depression, anxiety, stress, phobias & OCD. I also work with trauma, PTSD & abuse issues, grief & loss and addictions.I charge £45 per session with concessionary spaces available for those on benefits or a low income

 

CHRIS SOLOMAN

Reflexology

Reflexology is one of the best ways of bringing health and balance to the whole body.  It can really help us live happier and healthier lives. 

This complementary therapy is based on the theory that specific points of the feet, lower legs, hands, face and ears correspond with all organs, glands and body parts.  By working these points with precision, massage generates deep relaxation and so enables the body to balance itself and stimulate its own healing abilities. 

This gentle, nurturing therapy is suitable for everyone.  A qualified therapist will instinctively regulate the pressure, technique and duration of a treatment for the maximum benefit of their client..  After a treatment, most people experience an improved frame of mind and a sense of deep relaxation. 

Our reflexologist Ann Bolus is a Member of the Association for Reflexologists

To book your appointment with Ann, please ring her on 07896 994690

or email her at annbolus@yahoo.co.uk

 

ANN BOLUS

Reiki

Reiki is an ancient form of healing.  The word Reiki is Japanese, where ''Rei'' means ''Universal'' and ''Ki'' means ''Life Energy''.  Reiki is the vital life energy which flows through all living things and which can be activated for the purpose of healing, working on all levels - spiritual, physical, mental and emotional. 

How Reiki Works 

The Reiki Healer acts as a channel for this life energy which the recipient of a Reiki treatment draws via the healer, activating the body's natural ability to heal itself.
Reiki goes to the deeper levels of a person's being, where many dis-eases have their origin.  It works wherever it is most needed within the body, mind and spirit, releasing blocked energies, cleansing the body of toxins and working to create a state of balance.  

Effects of Reiki

Reiki is helpful, wherever there is a will to get well, in treating any dis-ease, even chronic ailments, and will complement and increase the effectiveness of other kinds of treatment and medication.  It is a completely safe, natural and holistic method of hands-on healing.  It is a great tonic and if you are well, Reiki will help you stay that way.  

To book an appointment for Reiki, please call us on 01749 673070 

 

WENDY MCKINLEY

 

Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is one of the most effective and readily available ways to prevent and treat muscle injuries, pain and soreness.

Remedial massage is based on the fact that soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) respond to touch. Most pain is myofascial (soft tissue) in origin. Trigger points (sensitive points in muscles, which radiate or refer pain to various parts of the body) can mimic many conditions. Muscles not only move our joints, they stabilise them, and they provide armour for the internal organs, minor problems with these functions cause more pain than most people realise. Most headaches originate in the muscles of the neck and head. Much of the pain of such conditions as angina comes from the hypercontraction of the chest muscles. Much abdominal and pelvic pain can be caused by trigger points in the abdominal and pelvic muscles. Low back pain and sciatic pain are far more likely to originate in muscles than in vertebral disc problems.

Although many clients who consult a remedial massage therapist have pain as a result of specific injuries (whiplash, falls, sports injuries, etc.), RSI (repetitive strain injuries) and other work-related problems, the vast majority originates in postural (structural) alignment problems that sometimes go back to childhood and adolescence.

Many remedial massage therapists have attained additional training, which usually includes more in-depth study and qualifications in anatomy and physiology. This extra knowledge and understanding will enable the massage therapist to carry out an assessment and provide appropriate treatment for a wide variety of conditions. It is always advisable to consult a doctor before receiving a massage for specific conditions which may not be related to soft tissue.

Treatment employs massage techniques designed to treat both deep and superficial tissues, not dissimilar to those used in sports massage. The remedial massage therapist uses skilled manipulation combined with in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology to bring about pain relief, correcting and normalising the body's muscles and soft tissues.

 

BELINDA MAYNE

 

 

Shiatsu

The word "Shiatsu" means "finger-pressure" in Japanese. Sharing its roots with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Shiatsu is a powerful oriental healing art, based on stimulating the flow of ki/chi (life energy) through the simplicity of touch. It is sometimes known as "acupuncture without needles".

Shiatsu is considered an excellent tonic to maintain good health and may help many stress related problems. 

Shiatsu's comforting and unconditional support is also considered beneficial for dealing with emotional challenges or difficult life transitions.

Shiatsu embraces various techniques including acupressure, massage, stretches and rotations to smooth the flow of Ki and move the body/mind/spirit towards a more harmonious state.

A Shiatsu treatment typically lasts around 50 minutes during which the client wears loose-fitting garments and lays on a futon on the floor. Some aspects of the treatment may cause a little short-lived discomfort or highlight tender areas, often where energy is blocked, but an overall sense of wholeness usually follows. After treatment, clients often feel both relaxed and energised, with a sensation of having woken from restful sleep.

In contrast to a symptoms-based approach, Shiatsu emphasises a reconnection and deepening awareness of the dynamic flux of all the energetic qualities of the universe (Tao) to promote good health and vitality.

Although there are many styles of Shiatsu, the clear guiding principles of Zen Shiatsu, founded by Shituzo Masunaga inform most Shiatsu practice in the UK. His approach incorporates Hara diagnosis (abdominal palpation), Jitsu/Kyo theory, Makko Ho exercises, extra-meridian association and pathways and some aspects of western psychology.

To book your appointment with Mark Pogson, please call us on 01749 673070

 

MARK POGSON

 

Sports Injury Massage

Deep soft tissue work applied to specific problem areas, or generally, to prevent the gradual build up of aches and pains, and to promote relaxation.

Stretching for contracted muscles and joint mobilisation techniques, for stiffened joints, to restore the range of movement.

Whether you are an athlete or occasional exerciser, regular sports massage can act as a preventative treatment removing the accumulation of tissue strains which could lead to a more serious injury.  It can also produce a relaxed feeling of general well being.

 

BELINDA MAYNE

Warrior, Settler, Nomad

Warrior, Settler, Nomad Therapy
Your personality can affect how you deal with issues in your life. It is made up of three key traits which guide how you feel and how you behave. By learning about these elements and finding out how to harness their positive aspects, you can bring out your strengths and control your negatives.


Initial 40 minute consultation Free
Subsequent sessions £50

 

SUE MATTHEWS

Yoga 1:1 or 1:2

1-2-1 +  Small Group Yoga With Jane Hobbs

Member of Yoga Alliance UK Member of YogaKidz Worldwide

• Are you a beginner and feel worried about joining a large yoga class?

• Would you like to master some basic moves in Yoga before joining a group?

• Would you like to get together with a friend or two to practice yoga in an informal setting?

• Do you have an injury or medical condition and would like a personalised yoga plan to help you?

• Are you pregnant and would like some individual help in learning yoga in a safe and caring environment?

Whatever your situation you can learn yoga in a 1-2-1 or small group setting ensuring you receive effective and safe instruction tailored exactly to your needs. Yoga + Pregnancy Yoga Per session 

60 mins £40.00

Jane is a fully qualified, accredited and insured yoga and pregnancy yoga teacher and has been practising Yoga for more than 20 years. Her style is fun and informal and suitable for everyone regardless of age, size or health.  

 

JANE HOBBS

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