If you have a specific need or problem area or just simply want to take some time out and relax then Rachel can cater her treatments to suit your individual needs.
Aromatherapy massage, using therapeutic essential oils blended for your specific needs, is deeply relaxing and soothing and is especially useful for stress related conditions. It can help relieve aches and pains, improve circulation, ease tension, release toxins from the body and give an overall feeling of well-being. Individual blends or advice for specific problems can be made to take away for use at home.
Deep Tissue/Sports/Remedial Massage
Using intensive techniques that are specifically designed to prevent and treat sports and other injuries. This remedial, deep tissue, therapeutic massage is perfect for aches, pains and stiffness. For sports people it can improve overall performance. Or for non sports related problems this treatment is ideal for targeting your specific problem areas.
Hot Stone Massage (with aromatherapy oils)
This luxurious treatment is a speciality massage using aromatherapy oils and flat, smooth, heated basalt (volcanic) stones that absorb and retain heat well. Deeply soothing, warming and relaxing, the heat helps tight muscles to release. Traditional massage strokes are used whilst holding heated stones that are placed on specific points along your spine, or in the palms of your hand, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body. This blissful treatment treatment stimulates the senses to relax and renews and revitalises your body and soul.
Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage works on the face, ears, neck, shoulders and upper arms and head relieving mental and emotional stress, In Western culture today we spend much of our time in our heads, so this treatment can really help to calm the mind and is surprisingly deeply relaxing. Working with a firm and gentle rhythm it helps to relieve muscular discomfort and tension as well as calming the spirit and aiding relaxation. It also improves circulation in the head, enhances the senses and promotes clear thinking.
Thai massage is a traditional massage which both relaxes and energises. It focuses on helping the body to maintain the balance in energy flow throughout the body, which is believed to be the key to good health. Stretching, energy work and acupressure are used to open energy channels, allowing the body to rebalance and thus heal itself. Using techniques learned at Wat Po Temple, Bangkok, the leading school of massage in Thailand, the massage applies pressure to points along the energy lines (Sen Lines). Gentle rocking techniques, compression, and elongation of the muscles with yoga-like stretches relaxes tight muscles and opens stiff joints, allowing energy to flow with less obstruction. This massage is done over the clothes so wear comfortable clothing ie loose trousers or leggings.
Reiki is a method of natural healing based on the use of Universal Life Force. It is channelled through the practitioner’s hands. Reiki energy induces deep relaxation thus soothing and reducing stress, anxiety and depression. It brings clarity, focus and a sense of purpose back into life. One treatment is physiologically the equivalent of 3 to 4 hours’ deep sleep. It helps you find true peace of mind and brings positivity to help you cope with life’s daily challenges.
Hopi Ear Candling (with Sinus massage)
Originating from medical ceremonies performed by a Native American Indian tribe called the Hopis (meaning ‘peaceful people’). Hopi ear candles are cotton tubes, impregnated with beeswax, honey and therapeutic oils. They are painlessly inserted into the ear to draw out impurities, relieve pressure in the head and sinuses, and aid hearing problems.
Reflexology (using Advanced techniques)
Reflexology, is a type of foot massage that uses specific trigger points on the feet to stimulate and heal other parts of the body. There are millions of nerve endings in our feet. The idea behind reflexology is that through skilled manipulation, the connections in the nervous system can be used to redistribute tension and restore the natural flow of chi (the invisible life force) around your body. This treatment also finishes of with a relaxing foot massage.
Natural Facelift Massage
Look younger without expensive procedures. Using Oriental face massage techniques, this wonderfully relaxing treatment lessens wrinkles and expression lines, tightens facial contours, tones and improves the complexion, releases stress and tension in surrounding muscles, soothes tension headaches, sinus congestion, eyestrain and stress-related symptoms. Wrinkles and expression lines are eased to leave a more vibrant, youthful appearance. Skin becomes softer, eyes appear brighter and the complexion looks fresher and more toned. Bagginess and puffiness around eyes and chin are reduced and flexibility and mobility return to the face. As well as the visible benefits, clients often report feeling more relaxed and positive, sleeping better and obtaining relief from headaches, sinus congestion and other stress related symptoms.