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Reflexology, Fertility & Maternity Reflexology, Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Ayurvedic Reflexology (with hot oil), Hot Stone Reflexology

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Indian Head Massage, Reiki

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Indian Head Massage aims to release stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck, shoulders and arms.

Indian Head Massage (Champissage™) - A deeply relaxing therapy

  Champissage™ (a trademark) also known as Indian Head Massage has been traditionally used in India for thousands of years. The Ayurvedic massage techniques used in Indian Head Massage were originally developed by ancient Indian medical practitioners, before being brought to the West by Narendra Mehta in the 1970s. Indian Head Massage works on both physical and mental states. A variety of massage techniques are used to help release accumulated tension, stimulate circulation, soothe and re-balance energy flow to aid relaxation. The treatment involves massage to the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, face and scalp- the areas most vulnerable to stress and tension, however should be beneficial for de-stressing the whole body.

What To Expect during an Indian Head Massage Treatment

During the Indian Head Massage, the therapist uses traditional massage techniques and pressure points on the back, shoulders, neck, head and face to relieve pain and tension, boosting circulation and encouraging oxygen flow to the brain. Indian Head Massage can be tailored to suit your individual needs, focusing more on particular problem areas, to leave you feeling calm, clear and de-stressed. The client, fully clothed, sits in a massage chair for the treatment. The therapist uses a range of different movements including applications of deep kneading and compression over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas. In addition, the therapist will also gently stimulate and stroke pressure points on the face. Clients report that the experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate. This massage works on significant areas of the body, especially the neck and the shoulders where stress affects major muscle group, and it often brings immediate relief. Muscles tense melts away toxins are dispersed from tense muscles.

The Benefits of Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage may be found to bring relief from everyday aches, reduce stress, increase relaxation, address feelings of anxiety and tension, and aid general wellness.

Stress and Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage is particularly effective as an antidote to stress as it relaxes and revitalises the mind and body, and can help with anxiety, tension and many stress related conditions. When the body reaches a state of relaxation, tense muscles start to unknot, blood pressure starts to lower, breathing becomes more regular and deeper, and the mind drifts into a state of passive awareness. It is important to know and understand your early warning signals and take action to deal with stress before it becomes disabling. Each person’s pattern of responding to stress is different:
  • BODY – headache, back pain, digestive disturbances, sleep problems, sweating, shaking, skin rashes.
  • EMOTIONS – anxiety, depression, negativity, lower self-esteem, feeling worthless, frustration, anger and apathy.
  • THINKING – rigidity, memory lapses, loss of concentration, inability to set priorities, impaired decision making.
  • BEHAVIOUR – withdrawal, hostility, eating disorders, excessive drinking, smoking or eating, excessive risk taking.

How can I expect to feel after a treatment?

You will reach a deep state of relaxation, so it is important to sit for a short while after a treatment. It is also important to drink plenty of water both after a treatment and throughout the rest of the day to help with detox. Should you feel the onset of a headache, this is your body detoxing and the effects should be eliminated by drinking plenty of water. You will be completely tranquil, at peace and calm. You should also experience higher levels of concentration and clarity and be ready to face the rest of your week.    

Reiki

A natural system to help bring about an improved sense of wellbeing.

Reiki - a non-intrusive complementary health therapy

Reiki (“ray-key”) is Japanese for “universal life energy”, a term used to describe a natural system to help bring about an improved sense of wellbeing and act as an aid to individual development and spiritual growth. Reiki is technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. This tradition was founded by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication. It is a tradition that is open to any belief system and benefits may include deep relaxation and the promotion of a calm, peaceful sense of wellbeing. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.  The method of receiving a Reiki treatment from a practitioner is simple. The recipient remains clothed and comfortably lies on a couch or sits on a chair. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively on or near the body, using their intuition and training as a guide. There is no massage or manipulation. Reiki can be used on all or just specific parts of the body.