A & E Holistic Therapies
|3rd December 2021|
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Aromatherapy Therapeutic Massage * Hot Stone Therapy
Swedish Massage * Reflexology * Indian Head Massage * Dr Hauschka Facial
Holistic Relaxation Days
Hopi Ear Candling * Colour & Crystal Therapy * Reiki
Most conditions other than those requiring urgent medical intervention can be treated. Treatments can be used to complement western medicine or other complementary therapies. To see more detailed information about which conditions may benefit from treatment and any contraindications please click here.
After a confidential consultation essential oils are selected depending on which will be most beneficial for your individual requirements.
The essential oils we use are of a very high quality and wherever possible (and in the main) are organic.
Therapeutic massage is also available without the use of essential oils if required.
Reflexology is suitable for all ages. Sometimes relief of symptoms is experienced after only 2 - 3 treatments whilst more chronic conditions may take longer. You can usually tell whether reflexology is having an effect by about the third or fourth treatment. It is advisable to initially have weekly treatments and as the symptoms start to subside then gradually to space the treatments further apart. Ultimately I personally find a regular treatment every 3 - 4 weeks helps to maintain the energy balance. For pampering and relaxation treat yourself as often as you like.
On your first visit Alison will take a medical history and check your hands and feet for any indications of imbalance. She will then begin working on your feet or hands. Treatments always follow a set procedure with extra attention paid to any areas found to be out of balance. As the goal is to re-balance the whole system Alison would not just work on the problem areas. The first treatment lasts about one and a half hours, subsequent treatments one hour.
Each treatment lasts approximately 45 minutes and the best results are obtained if the first two treatments are given fairly close together - within a few days - with the third treatment following a week later. Most people feel extremely relaxed and calm after a treatment but can initially experience reactions such as tiredness, feeling hot and flushed or cold and shivery. This is normally a reaction to the first treatment and is regarded as a positive indication that the body is re-balancing and cleansing itself.
Indian Head Massage treatment
On your first visit a medical history will be taken. Although the treatment can be given in the sitting position fully clothed Alison considers the massage to be much more effective when using massage oils and given with the client lying down. It is also more relaxing for the client. The oils are used on the neck, shoulders, upper back and arms. The massage then proceeds to the head and finally the face and ears. The treatment concludes with the Chakras (energy centres) being balanced. The treatment lasts about 45 minutes.
A Reiki treatment helps you to relax completely. A treatment usually lasts about 45 minutes after which the client normally feels refreshed, energised, stress and pain free ............and very happy!
At the first treatment a medical history will be taken. Reiki is given with the client fully clothed and lying down. The Reiki energy is channelled through the practitioner and passed to the client via the Chakras (energy centres). This healing energy is then transported around the body via the natural energy system to wherever in the body it is needed. The practitioner is usually working in the client's energy field, positioning the hands about 2 - 3 inches above the body. Sometimes, when working on the head for example, the hands are touching the area being worked. The treatment lasts about 45 minutes.
Firstly the therapist will check your ears with an otoscope to check for wax and any sign of infection, perforation of the eardrum etc.
Next you will lie on your side on the couch, made comfortable with a blanket over your body for warmth, and the first ear will be treated with a Hopi candle, you will then turn over and the other ear will be treated (each ear takes about 10-15 minutes).
You will then lie on your back for the finale - a soothing head and face massage that concludes the Hopi Ear Candle Experience. This massage enhances the effects of the candles by increasing circulation and blood flow in the head, face and neck. The massage also stimulates flow in the sinus tubes and promotes lymphatic drainage.
Hopi Ear Candle Treatments can help to alleviate:
and can also improve:
Also suitable for children
This is the implementation of colours and colour light within the body and aura to bring about healing and emotional balance. Colour has a direct affect on the senses and emotions, and the correct colours can facilitate the bodies own will to heal. A relaxing and enjoyable treatment, it can also be combined with reiki and crystal therapy to enhance its effects. This therapy comes with lots of practical aftercare advice on how you can implement colour therapy into your every day life.
Crystals have been used for many centuries by cultures across the world. Known to be protective and restorative their vibration and structure interact at a positive level with that of humans, creating healing, protection and psychic enhancement. They encourage healing and growth on all levels and help prevent the build up of negative energy that causes illness in the first place. Crystals work directly with the bodies energy power centres (chakras) helping to bring back the balance of the physical, mental and emotional aspects of a person. Crystal therapy can be combined with reiki and colour therapy to enhance its effects.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient medical system developed over thousands of years. It is based on the theory that there is a network of pathways which extend both interiorly and exteriorly linking all parts of the body. Also called meridians these pathways contain a substance known as ”Qi” (the basic life force of human existence) and blood. According to TCM a healthy body maintains itself through the smooth movement of Qi and blood. Symptoms of illness, either physical or emotional, are signs that this flow has been disrupted. TCM can be used to address particular symptoms or to maintain health.
TCM incorporates several techniques including acupuncture, moxibustion (a way of adding warmth by use of a smouldering herb, cupping or tuina (Chinese therapeutic massage).
Safety of treatment
Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment. Needles used are disposable sterile needles. Although there are specific acu-points that are avoided during pregnancy, treatment is safe and I have used it to treat morning sickness, pain and tiredness.
Acupuncture works by stimulating the acu-points. Fine needles are inserted at specific points which are situated along the meridian lines or channels. Acupuncture is virtually painless. Sometimes sensations such as tingling, numbness, aching or heaviness may be experienced. Once inserted, needles are left in place for approximately twenty minutes. After the treatment patients may feel relaxed or slightly sleepy. It is not advisable to undertake strenuous activities for a few hours following treatment. Occasionally there may be an initial flare up of symptoms as the Qi clears and rebalances.
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