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Frequently asked questions

What is holistic therapy?


Holistic therapy, or complementary therapy as it is also known, is about treating a person as a whole. It is thought by balancing the body and treating the mind, the body will work in harmony and help it heal itself.  Relief may be found from illness and pain, and ailments caused by stress may be reduced. Holistic therapy works alongside conventional medicines and treatments and should not replace them.  You should always contact your GP with any health concerns.


What are the benefits of massage?


There are many benefits of massage and these include:-

  • Soothing nerves
  • Removing tension
  • Increasing blood circulation
  • Improving joint flexibility
  • Improvement of skin condition 
  • Increasing metabolism
  • Relaxing muscles
  • Helping water retention
  • Aiding lymphatic drainage
  • Boosting the immune system

What does reflexology do?


Reflexology can be used to relieve a number of conditions including headaches, circulatory problems, digestive problems, menopause, sleep disorders, back pain, stress and arthritis. As well as working individual organs through the feet, whole body systems can be worked on. 


Why use aromatherapy?


Plant remedies have been tried and tested over centuries and recently there has been a return to natural healing as people’s ecological awareness is increasing.


Benefits of aromatherapy can be gained through massage, inhalation/vaporiser, compress or immersion.  Your therapist will select pure natural essential oils, which have been extracted from herbs, flowers and fruit, to address specific ailments.  Essential oils are very powerful and should only ever be used by a therapist trained in their use.


Can anyone receive holistic therapy?


Our therapies suit most people but there is a minimum age of 16 years on all treatments.  There are some medical conditions which will prevent treatment being possible but your therapist will discuss your medical history with you and may be able to offer an alternative treatment or a modification to a treatment.  


What products do you use?


We use profession salon products and are in the process of introducing Neal's Yard Remedies into our treatments.