Take care of your body, it's the only place you have to live
So what is Holistic Therapy?
It can be thought of as healing that considers the whole person. Treating the body, mind, spirit and emotions.
Holistic therapy is also often referred to as 'complementary therapy'. I personally prefer this term to 'alternative therapy' as I believe that conventional medicine is still incredibly important and essential for managing some conditions, and that therapies should be used in conjunction with, not instead of clinical care.
Treatments to Soothe your Soul
Touch is absolutely essential to our overall wellbeing and most of us are still very much in deficit of this following the pandemic. It's been proven to have immune boosting properties, boosts mood, reduces stress levels, improves circulation, aids digestion, improves neural communication, relaxes muscles and promotes cell regeneration. Massage has been used for thousands of years to improve overall wellbeing and remains my most popular therapy.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage focuses on the connective tissues as well as superficial muscles and can (although doesn't always) include the use of deeper pressure to achieve maximum relief. I will always work within your tolerance levels, so please don't be afraid of the treatment being painful, at absolute worst, you may experience some discomfort. If you're suffering from long-standing muscular pain, or recovering from an injury, this is the treatment for you.
One of the most well-known styles of massage, Swedish massage uses a variety of techniques to achieve overall wellbeing. Focus is on the superficial muscles and on releasing tension. I usually use blended essential oils for this treatment for additional healing benefits and a more sensory experience. If you're looking for relaxation, this massage is for you.
Hot Stones Massage
Basalt stones are known for their healing properties and are great for heat treatment as they retain their heat for longer than other stones. Heat can be used in two ways here; to relax the mind and body for a blissfully peaceful experience, or to relax the muscles in preparation for deeper work. Either way, it's a beautiful treatment to give and to receive. Add cold river stones for an immune boosting treatment.
Pregnancy is such a special time, where as women we sit in limbo between our old and new lives, our old and new selves. However, it can take quite a toll on multiple anatomical systems. This massage targets back pain, oedema (fluid) in the legs and ankles and tiredness in the feet. However, every massage is tailored to suit your particular needs and is curated to promote deep relaxation and a feeling of being held.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
This highly specialist massage aims to increase the flow of lymph throughout the body. Lymph is infection fighting fluid that sits just under the surface of the skin, which is why this massage is so beautifully gentle. It detoxifies whilst providing deep relaxation. This treatment is particularly helpful for water retention/oedema or if lymph nodes have been compromised, but also helpful for recovery from cosmetic surgery, sinus problems, anxiety, insomnia, IBS, and as recently researched and published, also helpful for recovery from Covid-19 and Long-Covid.