What is Indian Head Massage?

Indian Head Massage is a therapy that focuses on the area around the head, including neck, ears, scalp and shoulders. It is based on a technique that has believed to have been practised in India for over a thousand years. The purpose of the treatment is to alleviate stress and tension in the areas around the head. It is suitable for most adults, but a consultation should take place before with the Therapist to check if it is suitable for you as there are certain conditions wherby you should avoid this treatment. It is believed to be good for reducing stress, improving sleep and giving a greater sense of well-being. Some Therapists use oils in the treatment, but if done without you can remain fully clothed or a large towel can be worn. Whilst undertaking treatment, you should go into a state of relaxation and calm. Indian Head Massage is designed to relax, whilst focusing on reducing stress and tension around the head. We will shall shortly be introducing a new Therapist to the centre who practices in this area who is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists: www.fht.org.uk Image kindly used under creative commons license credit to ‘Hammersmithandfulham’ from...

What is Ear Candling?

Ear Candling or Thermal Auricular Therapy is when a hollow ‘candle’ or tube is placed into the ear and lit. Herbs and oils are often placed into the tube and when they are lit they look like candles which is where the name comes from. The treatment is said to have existed from ancient times and is practised in many different countries. By creating an air flow, the candle is believed to draw out impurities of the ear such as wax. It is suitable for most adults but a consultation is recommended first as it may not be suitable for everyone/certain conditions. It can also be given to older children as long as they can lie still long enough! The treatment usually involves the candle being placed in the ear with a protective cloth between it and the ear. Patients will be laid on their side for this procedure, then swap sides to treat the opposite ear. It is believed to aid sinus problems, earwax and snoring. We will shall shortly be introducing a new Therapist to the centre who practices in this area who is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists: www.fht.org.uk Image kindly used under creative commons license credit to ‘Lets.book’ from...

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology has become a very popular and relaxing Holistic treatment. It involves a Therapist focusing on specific points on the feet which correspond to various points on the body. It is believed that all areas on the body can be pinpointed by a specific area of the foot. Reflexology is commonly associated with Chinese Medicine whilst its modern-day roots start in the 1930s. It is suitable for most adults but Reflexology is not appropriate for patients with certain medical conditions. A consultation with a Therapist¬† should take place before your treatment to make sure Reflexology is right for you, or a Doctors note may be required. It is believed to be particularly beneficial to pregnant women. Reflexology is believed to assist with improving circulation, a greater sense of well-being, decreasing tiredness and the removal of toxins from the body. The treatment involves focusing on the feet (and sometimes on the hands) whilst sitting down (fully clothed apart from shoes/socks) which provides a generally relaxing experience. We will shall shortly be introducing a new Therapist to the centre who practices in this area who is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists: www.fht.org.uk Image kindly used under creative commons credit to ‘Bark’...

What is Massage?

Massage is a Therapy that can help alleviate tension and stress in the body. There are many different types of Massage, so it can be tailored to specific areas/ailments. Massage is generally suitable for most adults but a consultation with the Therapist is recommended first as it may not be suitable for certain people. Your Doctors permission may be required first. Massage treatments usually involve lying on a Treatment table. You will normally wear a towel, and the Therapist may use a range of creams, oils and talcs to Massage you. Benefits may include relaxation, easing stiff muscles, reducing stress and tension and a generally sense of well-being. It can also help you relax and unwind after a hard day. We will shall shortly be introducing a new Therapist to the centre who practices in this area who is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists: www.fht.org.uk Image kindly used under creative commons license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmap/3346266989 credit to DMAP Travel guide for the...

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a gentle, non invasive therapy suitable for all ages, but a consultation with a practitioner is generally required first. It is said to use the energy flow from the practitioner’s hand when placed on or near the client. Reiki is said to help re-balance patients in mind,body and spirit. Reiki is believed to promote benefits in relieving stress and tension, improving tiredness and promoting a positive mood and general sense of well-being. Reiki involves the Therapist entering a calm state and placing their hands on or close to various parts of the body such as the head and feet. As a patient you normally sit down or lie on a treatment table and can remain fully clothed. The objective of the treatment is to enter a very relaxed state with a sense of improved well-being. We will shortly be introducing a new Therapist to the centre who practices in this area who is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists: www.fht.org.uk Image kindly used under creative commons license credit to ‘Luminere’ from...

What is Holistic Therapy?

Holistic Therapy is a practice that looks at a person as a ‘whole’ focusing on their mind, body and spirit rather than just the physical ailments they may have. Over the course of forthcoming blog posts, we hope to explain some of the most popular Holistic Therapies, what they involve and the benefits they have. Image kindly used under creative commons license credit to ‘Tingy’...

Therapy rooms to rent

Here at the centre, we have Therapy rooms to rent. We currently have several online classifieds such as the one seen here on the Complementary Health Information service at http://www.chisuk.org.uk Here is the transcript of the advert: Newly refurbished Therapy rooms to rent in Quarry Bank, West Midlands. Located above Reflexions Ladies Gym in Quarry Bank DY5 2JP, 1 mile away from Merry Hill Shopping Centre. We would welcome new, qualified Holistic/Complimentary Therapists to our Centre. We have six Therapy rooms, available to rent from one day to one week on a short or long term basis. Private parking for Therapists and nearby parking for clients available. Good transport links with Cradley Heath Rail and Bus Hub nearby (0.7 miles away) Visit www.librarytherapy.co.uk for more information or call 01384...

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