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Therapies

Often, clients arrive assuming the only therapy for them is massage. However, we offer many different therapies to target specific ailments and to best meet the highly individualised needs of clients.

These include reflexology, Reiki, Indian head massage, Hopi ear candles, acupuncture, and specialist treatments such as kinesiology.

 

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Holistic means ‘whole’, so this form of massage deals with you as a ‘whole’. Like other therapies, it is not just looking to treat the symptoms, but to establish the cause. The aim is to rebalance the body so it achieves balance.

At the first consultation with your therapist, you will be asked to complete a detailed health questionnaire. This will take about 15 minutes as it goes over every aspect of your health, history and lifestyle. From this information the therapist can put together a profile for you and tailor the massage to suit. The therapist keeps a note of each treatment, which for you means that after a few visits you can come in, ‘flop’ down on the couch and the therapist knows what you need.

Massage benefits both mind and body. It is rare that we take an hour to lie down, close our eyes and just ‘be’. An hour’s peace and quiet away from ringing phones and demanding children has a restorative effect. For the body, the massage helps muscles learn to relax and this helps to release toxins. The benefits can be felt by all ages, backgrounds and lifestyles. Stress affects different people in a myriad of ways, physically and emotionally. Stiffness and soreness in muscles can be due to a wide range of physical factors from an overly energetic session in the gym or carrying too much shopping home, to poor posture or excessive time behind the steering wheel. The causes are not always physical however. Emotional tension and the day to day stresses that life throws at us can manifest in headaches caused by a stiff neck and shoulders and the body generally tensing up in response to stress, especially if there is not the opportunity to release. Massage can help people to deal with emotional problems such as grief and depression.

Young babies and children benefit from massage – stroking and touch are a great way for parent and child to bond. Older people benefit too. For the elderly it can be difficult to get around, resulting in lack of exercise and muscle atrophy. Massage will stimulate blood flow and help the release of endorphins.

There are a number of factors which could stop you having a massage, for example if the you are ill. People with some conditions (such as cancer) may be treated only with consent from their GP. Pregnant women will need to work with certain therapists able to offer therapy during pregnancy. You are also advised not to drink alcohol or take drugs (unless by prescription) in the 24 hours before and after the massage.

At the end of the session the therapist may give you advice about what you can do in between treatments to maintain or improve your body’s equilibrium. This may be through gentle exercises or dietary changes. For example, if you had the complaint of frequent headaches, it may be tension but one of the contributory factors may be too many caffeinated drinks (fizzy drinks, cups of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, for example) and a need to up their water intake. This is empowering as you are able to take responsibility for helping yourself ‘get better’ and this in turn really helps to boost self-esteem.

Deodorant Stones

We stock a range of deodorant stones, and many clients ask about the benefits of these products. Deodorant Stones are crystals of natural mineral salts which actually inhibit the growth of odour forming bacteria on your body. Our Stones are made from food grade mineral salts and are Hypoallergenic, Non-Toxic, Unscented and Non-Staining. It doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals, perfumes, oils, emulsifiers, alcohol or propellants. It contains no parabens. In addition to the benefits of being natural, a crystal deodorant can also be a cost-effective alternative for preventing body odour. A single crystal deodorant stone can last up to one year — much longer than the typical commercial deodorant product.

The deodorant stone does not stop perspiration & therefore does not clog pores, it also does not cover up odours with a perfume. Rather, it attacks the cause of the problem, which is the bacteria that cause the odours. When applied it leaves a tiny layer of mineral salts on the skin that cannot be felt or seen. The combination of mineral salts has the fairly unique property of preventing bacteria growing. It leaves no toxic residue.

Many people also find that rock deodorants are gentler on the skin. The Mayo Clinic notes that commercial antiperspirants are linked to skin irritation more than any other cosmetic product.

Crystal deodorants have long been used in many cultures, including ancient Egypt, China and other parts of Asia. The Roman philosopher Pliny (AD 23 – 79) gave one of the first recorded descriptions of the properties of alum crystals in his encyclopedia Natural History.

To use, simply wet the stone and rub generously onto the areas that need protection (as you would a roll-on). Make sure the entire area is covered. Our Deodorant Stones are salts and so will disolve if left in water. After use place on a small dish or saucer so that it can dry out slowly. Do not leave in strong direct sunlight as this could cause the Stone to crack.

Therapies Available

 

KINESIOLOGY
Detecting and Correcting imbalances in your body’s energy. These balances may relate to stress, injury, pain and anxiety.

 

 

REFLEXOLOGY
Reflexology is the physical act of applying pressure to the feet and hand with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is a form of bodywork that reflexes these areas.

 

 

REIKI
It is an invisible, gentle energy that works by balancing a person’s energy system, promoting the body’s own natural ability to heal.

 

 

 

SEICHIM
This allows you to heal from the spiritual level down through the physical body. Seichim energy will make you feel wonderfully sensitive in a loving, soft healing.

 

 

 

THERMAL AURICULAR THERAPY
This is a 6 inch candle which is lit and placed in the ear. The vibration of the air rising through the candle is caused by the natural movement of the flame. This gently massages the eardrum which can help with snoring, discomfort, stress and irritation in the ears or sinuses.

 

 

AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE
Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to conditions involving stress or improving emotionally related conditions.

 

 

 

INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Indian head massage is an invigorating, revitalising and uplifting treatment working on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face.

 

 

 

AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE
This is quite simply acupuncture done on the ear which involves the insertion of superfine needles into specific points on the body. Once inserted the needles can be manipulated to stimulate the body for healing effects.

 

 

SWEDISH MASSAGE
Massage therapists use massage oils to facilitate smooth gliding strokes. Swedish massages use firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and create other health benefits.

 

 

Call us on 028 9022 3220 or email: chwb_therapies@outlook.com for more details

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