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 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’...