What we call alternative, complementary, holistic or natural therapiesÂ has been a major part of the eastern worlds regime of sciences for thousands of years helping people to keep on their chosen paths. Natural or holistic therapies help to create a feeling of well-being by rebalancing the body not only physically but also mentally and emotionally. Positive benefits can be gained through treatments that help to alleviate stress, increase energy levels and reduce fatigue, aches and pains. Many people who suffer from ill health are now looking for a complimentary treatment that can provide an effective, drug free non-invasive treatment.
The word Reiki means universal energy and it is pronounced Ray-Key. Reiki is an ancient Japanese laying on of hands healing system which is gentle yet effective, its aims to clear, balance, strengthen and heal the natural energy pathways to allow the body to heal more efficiently. It produces a feeling of profound peace, calm and relaxation. Reiki is a safe and non-invasive therapy that not only relieves conditions such as stress, depression, anxiety and insomnia but many more. Reiki helps reduce or eliminate pain and accelerates the healing of physical injuries. It works on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level to heal holistically that is, the whole person, not just the symptoms. Reiki has no restriction regarding whom or what can be treated, but it is by no means a cure all, however, it is beneficial for balancing and personal growth. The treatment takes the form of the therapist gently laying hands on the person and clearing the energy blockages that have occurred in the body following disease, trauma or grief etc. It works like this the Reiki practitioner allows energy to pass through them to the person needing help, all that is needed is, a willingness of the person seeking treatment to receive the energy. The Reiki energy works by clearing and opening the chakras of the body.
Reflexology is an ancient holistic therapy in which pressure is applied using fingers or thumbs to the foot (sometimes hand) to treat a wide range of aliments and to promote psychological well-being and optimum health. There are reflex points on the foot which reflect all parts of the body, both externally and internally, and by using specialised massage techniques to these points, reflexology treats corresponding areas of the body to release blocked energy (Qi) correcting balance throughout the body. Reflexology is a method for activating the healing powers of the body. The pressure massage stimulates the reflex points bringing about a balance of the eight bodily systems in order for the body to work together in harmony and unison to create a feeling of well-being and optimum health.
Massage is one of the oldest therapies in the world, used by many cultures and practised throughout the centuries since the earliest civilisations. It has been used medically as a therapeutic healing treatment and also for invigorating, soothing and beautifying the body. Massage or rubbing is an instinctive reaction for relieving pain, discomfort, soothing and calming. The use of aromatic oils and fats for anointing and lubricating the body are referred to in the Bible and the Koran. Massage is the manipulation of the bodies soft tissue using a number of different strokes to produce therapeutic effects. It can be relaxing or stimulating depending on the purpose of the massage. As well as treating a specific problem, it can help improve circulation, increase lymphatic flow, relieve stress and tension, reduce muscle tension and increase muscle tone.
Indian Head Massage (IHM) is over 1000 years old. Traditionally it was a massage of the scalp used by woman to keep their hair strong and healthy. IHM is a seated treatment; the massage is carried out on areas often most affected by stress; upper back, neck, shoulders, upper arms, scalp and the face. The treatment combines both the physical and energetic systems of the body to help to release tension and improve muscle tone. Balancing the three upper chakras is included to bring about inner calm and clarity of mind.
The ancient healing art of stone massage is a method to achieve physical and mental balancing by clearing the bodies energies of negativity. The application of hands in conjunction with the stones produce an intensified contact between the stones unique energies and the body to assisting vital flow to areas of blockage, releasing, balancing and restoring harmony. Working in harmony using various massage techniques, therapeutic oils, warm and cold stones, relaxes the body at its deepest level. The application of water heated basalt stones to key points on the bod