HOLISTIC THERAPIES

AROMATHERAPY

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to help improve physical and emotional wellbeing. It works on the principle that the most effective way to promote health and  prevent illness is to strengthen the body’s immune system through stress reduction. This deeply relaxing massage combined with individually chosen aromatherapy oils enhance your treatment, helping you to relax, reduce stress and restore harmony between the mind and body.

REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology is a therapy that treats the feet to balance the whole body. It works on the principle that the whole body from head to toe is connected and by using precise hand and finger techniques on different parts of the feet known as reflex areas, other corresponding and connected areas of the body will feel the benefit.

Reflexology is a gentle healing art which dates back to ancient Egypt & China. It works on the theory that all the organs, glands and systems of the body are mirrored in the hands and feet.

The aim is to stimulate the body’s own healing processes, in order to keep it in homeostasis…a balanced state.

The reflexologist can detect imbalances in the body by working on the feet and then works on problem areas accordingly to help correct them. It is not a cure more a helping hand for the body’s self healing processes. Reflexology helps balance the systems of the body by helping them work more efficiently which in turn speeds up the natural healing process.

Reflexology  relieves stress, improves blood circulation, helps release trapped nervous energy, improves waste removal & elimination.

REIKI

Reiki an energetic type of hands on healing originated in Japan. It is a technique for stress reduction  and relaxation that promotes healing, restores balance to the body mind and  spirit. The concept behind Reiki is that there is a universal energy that surrounds all life.  If one’s energy is low, we are more likely to get sick or feel stressed & anxious, if it is high we are more capable of being healthy & happy.

Our ailments are based on mental & emotional imbalances as in many physical problems have mental/ emotional roots. You know when you are out of balance because there are emotional, physical & spiritual symptoms. Perhaps you have an ongoing back problem, or you always feel drained or disconnected from people around you. The aim here is to balance the chakras & free the flow of energy.

During a treatment which lasts approximately an hour you are fully clothed on a plinth while the Reiki practitioner places their hands on or above the body. The energy flows to to wherever it is needed to release any blockages. It can be felt as a warm sensation, heat & tingling in the body.  Some experience a sensation of floating or feeling light. Others don’t feel a physical sensation but experience a mental or emotional change or a clearing out of unneeded things in the body & replacing it with more vibrancy.

Others feel it very subtle but experience a sense of calmness & well-being and  sleep better that night. The effects vary from individual to individual but one can expect to reach a  deep state of relaxation during a Reiki treatment which helps reduce stress & anxiety.

Some benefits include:

Reduction in stress / Increase in energy levels / Promotes Relaxation / Reduces anxiety / Aids better sleep / Reduces heavy emotions / Helps with the grieving process / Complements other therapies /  Helps maintain health & wellbeing / It enhances the body’s own innate ability to heal itself.

 

THAI YOGA MASSAGE

Thai massage combines gentle, yoga like stretching with acupressure on the energy lines. Thai massage focuses on the ten main energy lines. It is an ancient art working on energy lines using hands, knees, elbows and feet  in combination with yoga like stretches to release blocked energy and to free the body’s natural healing potential.

This massage is done on a mat as opposed to a table. This allows the practitioner to get the body leverage necessary for the stretches and postures used in Thai massage. The client is fully clothed wearing comfortable clothes and there is no oil or lotion used.

DETOX BODY TREATMENT

A 90 minute treatment beginning with a full body brushing which stimulates the lymphatic system, aiding the detoxing process. This is followed by a seaweed exfoliation, removing dead skin cells and boosting circulation. A detoxifying mask is then  applied with a warm blanket enabling the mask to penetrate the deeper layer of the skin. Lie back and relax in this detoxifying cocoon while you experience an invigorating head massage and foot massage.

You will then enjoy a full body massage with detoxifying essential oils to revive and rejuvenate.

€95

DETOX FOOT TREATMENT: A 60 minute foot treatment to help rid the body of toxins.

To begin, your feet will be foot soaked in Epsom salts, helping to draw toxins from the feet. This is followed by a seaweed scrub helping to boost circulation and remove dead skin. Hard skin is then removed. You will enjoy a detoxifying mask with heated booties. This is followed by a foot reflex massage using detoxifying essential oils to further rid the body of toxins, leaving you revived.

€50

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