TREATMENTS AND THERAPIES

Individual Massage Treatments
Massage
A treatment that involves working the soft tissue of the body to ease day-to-day stresses, muscular tension and promote relaxation. It can be applied to any part of the body such as back, hands and arms, feet and legs, neck and shoulders and by concentrating on the specific chosen area, can be modified to suit individual needs and applied in any situation.

Hot Stone Massage
A stone massage therapy session promotes deep muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, gently heated stones at key points on the body. This treatment incorporates a customized massage, with the use of warm stones to offer relaxation and ease tension.

Indian Head Massage
Used in Asia for over 5,000 years, this treatment works specifically on the area surrounding the head, scalp, face, neck, shoulders and upper back. It takes into account mind, body and spirit and is deeply relaxing.
   
Thai Foot Massage
This is a vigorous massage for the feet and lower legs all the way up to and including, the knees. Various points on the feet and legs are kneaded, stretched, massaged and pressed by using the thumbs, knuckles and a traditional foot massage stick. This form of massage originated in Thailand about 2000 years ago, and contains elements of Reflexology, Shiatsu, Yoga and Tui Na (Chinese massage). The benefits are that it may help you to rebalance your body and mind, eliminate wastes and toxins from the body and invigorate you both mentally and physically.

Tibetan Hand and Arm Massage
Combining reflexology, shiatsu and massage to provide a deeply relaxing experience, this form of massage creates a feeling of general well-being whilst working on areas which are often neglected.
   
Further Individual Treatments
Reflexology
It is said that the feet mirror our body and as such your whole body can be massaged delivering all the benefits through your feet. There is no need to undress and your treatment can be delivered to you in your bed, wheelchair, reclining chair etc. You’ll feel like you’re walking on air afterwards.

Hand Reflexology
There are reflex points on the hands that correspond to every organ, gland and part of the body and by using unique thumb and finger techniques on these reflexes, the body responds by relaxing, rebalancing and improving blood circulation. This treatement is perfect for those that love reflexology but for some reason are unable to have this treatment performed on their feet.

Reflexology Lymphatic Drainiage (RLD)
This form of complementary therapy uses reflexology to focus on lymphatic reflexes on the feet. The aim is to stimulate and cause an effect on the Lymphatic System within the body in order to encourage the flow of lymph fluid. Oedema (swelling) is a long-term condition that causes the tissues within the body to swell. It occurs most commonly in the arms and legs and is the result of excess fluid in the tissues, possibly due to illness or reduced mobility, which is not drained by the Lymphatic System properly. This treatment will not only bring a sense of relaxation and stimulation to your being but will also help to reduce excess fluid build-up thereby making you feel more comfortable and increasing mobility.
   
Holistic Facial Massage
Just like the rest of our body, the face has a large number of muscles that can get tight and hold onto stress. During this treatment you will receive a lovely slow, relaxing massage to the muscles of the face and finish off with a wonderful head massage.

Reiki
A treatment that is deeply relaxing and works to restore and rebalance the body at a physical, mental and emotional level.  It aims to bring a sense of well-being and balance to your body. This treatment does not require you to remove any clothing and can be delivered to you in whatever place or position you choose. Often a feeling of deep relaxation is experienced after this treatment.

Manicure
Receiving a treatment on your nails not only makes them look pretty but it feels relaxing too. We use only the best polishes and our polish remover is gentle and will not spoil your nails. In addition to this our therapists are also trained to cut, file and shape your fingernails.

Pedicure
A simple treatment that includes foot soaking, a relaxing foot moisturize and a polish to treat your nails.
Group Treatments
Meditation
Individual or group setting - Meditation has been proven to ease stress, improve metabolism, reduce pain, lower blood pressure and enhance brain function. During your meditation you will remain fully clothed and invited to relax in a chair. The therapist will talk you through some simple breathing techniques that will help you to relax and unwind before taking you on a journey of visualization that is designed to help you calm the mind, release tension and relax the body so as to enable the emotions and body to re-balance.

Yoga
Individual or group setting – Yoga does not always involve sitting on the floor. We realise that many residents will be unable to achieve many of the usual Yoga positions. However, Yoga is an amazing way of keeping the body supple and in working order. To achieve this we offer SEATED Yoga which is just as enjoyable and offers all the same benefits of regular Yoga. It can help to move lymph through the body which helps to reduce swelling at joints, improves circulation and brings a sense of well-being. And as if that wasn’t enough it keeps the heart healthy and keeps the body moving.

Mindfulness
Individual or group setting – This is the process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment to develop self-knowledge, wisdom and compassion.  Research studies have indicated that the practice of mindfulness is strongly correlated with greater well-being and perceived health. Studies have also shown that rumination and worry contribute to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. Mindfulness-based interventions are effective in helping to reduce the anxiety and stress related to rumination and worry.
Sound Bathing
Individual or group setting - A Sound Bath is a powerful holistic healing therapy that can induce deep restorative, relaxation whilst at the same time be energising and rejuvenating. The use of different sounds such as gong, drum and singing bowl can also help to alleviate anxiety, stress or depression, creating a feeling of peace and calm. Participants are invited to relax while the therapeutic sounds bathe the whole body affecting the physical, emotional and spiritual being. You can choose whether to participate in making sound or just relax and enjoy as the waves of sound energy wash over you. Either way it’s going to leave you feeling refreshed.

Laughter therapy
Individual or group setting - Laughter is a natural medicine that helps to promote overall health and wellness. It aims to use the natural physiological process of laughter to help relieve physical or emotional stresses or discomfort. This therapy is great fun, brings people together, releases stress and tension and leaves you smiling long after the session is over.

Wellness coaching
Individual or group setting - A methodology directed at the whole person, not just physical health, but to all aspects of living well. A Wellness Coach helps you become self motivated, provides unconditional support, identifies your strengths and helps you build upon them. You will learn how to gain ownership of your wellness, reconnect with, or discover your methods for creative self-expression, increased sense of self-worth, self-esteem and self-love and feel proud of who you are and your achievements.