Complementary Therapies and Well being activities available
COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES ....Describes a group of therapies which work well alongside orthodox healthcare. Many of them based in massage are used to ease tension, reduce anxiety, promote good sleep and relieve the symptoms of many common ailments.
HOLISTIC....Consideration of the whole body in the treatment of disease - Our practitioners use an Holistic approach to their treatments guided by an understanding that many factors influence our health - physical, psychological, social and emotional.
WELLBEING.....is about feeling good and functioning well and comprises an individual’s experience of their life; and a comparison of life circumstances. Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. So why not sign up for a Nordic Walking course, start learning about managing your stress, or join a yoga class?
We are able to provide experienced practitioners in the following specialities. All complementary therapists are professionally qualified and insured.
Customer Notice: Once our Project Team starts to organise an event for you, costs are incurred. We will go out of our way to fulfill your requests but if we may have to apply charges in the event of you changing your mind. Experience has taught us to advise our customers to think carefully about budgets, timescales and numbers attending prior to engaging our planning team.
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If an event is cancelled prior to SLA being agreed, a calculation of planning time will be assessed and an invoice will be issued in accordance.
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AROMATHERAPY - Harnessing nature’s remedies
Herbal oils have been used for centuries to treat illness and promote well-being. Aromatherapy is the art of blending essences of plants, herbs and trees, to encourage the body into a delicious state of relaxation and well-being! Therapists are able to offer part or full body massages using oils, which are blended specifically with your personal health in mind. Aftercare advice on using oils at home is also offered by the therapist.
ACUPRESSURE - – The Chinese Art of stress relief
Described as acupuncture without needles, acupressure probably predates its better-known sister therapy. Part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is based on the theory of 'qi' or 'life energy' flowing through channels in the body known as meridians. Finger and thumb pressure is applied to acupoints to relieve ailments and promote harmony and health. The treatment is delivered on a specially designed chair and is received through clothing.
We store a lot of tension in our face. The muscles supporting our face rarely get the chance to really relax and feel revived. Using a blend of essential oils adapted to suit your individual needs, combined with techniques applied to pressure points, you will be left feeling fresh faced and relaxed. This treatment is great for draining sinuses, easing headaches and stimulating head energy.
Hypnotherapy induces a trance-like state during which the person is so deeply relaxed that the unconscious becomes accessible to suggestion. Hypnotherapy can therefore be used either to reduce or eliminate symptoms, or in psychological treatment, enable patient and therapist to access material hidden from the consciousness. The goal of hypnosis is to help people gain control over behaviour, emotions, disease, addictions and habits. Hypnosis is commonly used to treat anxiety and conditions, which have a strong psychological component such as addictions and irritable bowel syndrome.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Indian Head Massage combines a blend of traditional Indian Massage techniques and the Ayervedic Healing System. The massage, which is received fully clothed and seated in a chair, concentrates on easing upper body tension. Massage techniques are applied to the head, neck, shoulders and upper back. The receiver benefits from improved circulation, joint mobility, muscle tone, relaxation and a feeling of peace and well being. Particular oils may be used to enhance the effect of the massage - this is optional.
"Nordic Walking is a full body workout that can be done anywhere and was originally devised by cross country skiers to keep fit over the summer months. This simple but effective activity can be used to improve the mobility and fitness of everyone from sportspeople to the extremely unfit. This activity is particularly good for people who are put off by traditional sports. It burns up to 46% more calories than ordinary walking, it reduces tension in the neck and shoulders, it lessens the impact on the knees and joints and it is fun, sociable and suitable for everyone. Research has shown Nordic Walking can benefit the elderley, those with peripheral arterial disease, acute coronary disease, Parkinsons, diabetes, orthopedic problems and stress [Research papers available on request]. Our instructors provides all the equipment, so participants just need to turn up dressed for a walk in the park."
This therapy concentrates on the back shoulders and neck areas those often vulnerable to acumulated tension thus helping to relieve muscle aches and pains. Treatment involves a mixture of massage techniques and pressure point movements to conbat stress, boost energy levels and promote feelings of calm and relaxation. Massage can be performed through clothing; with or without oils either in an upright or specially designed chair.
Foot massage has been practised for centuries. The science of Reflexology believes the feet and hands are a mirror of the body. Pressure placed on specific reflex points on them can be used to treat the corresponding areas of the body, in order to stimulate natural health powers and promote wellbeing. All parts of the foot are massaged, so that the body as a whole is treated. The receiver experiences a deep state of relaxation and well being. It does not tickle!! The therapy has become popular around the world and is often used in conjunction with aromatherapy.
A form of Japanese spiritual healing, the word Reiki is derived from rei (universal) and ki (life energy). It has its foundations in ancient Tibetan Buddhism. Practitioners draw on 'reiki energy', channeling it to areas of need in themselves and their patients to rebalance and replenish areas where needed. A reiki session involves laying on of hands and leaves the receiver feeling relaxed and calm.
Life seems to travel at 100 miles per hour these days. Usually within a group setting, we take a look at how you deal with stress - with our experienced practitioners learn how to recognise and manage your stress levels. A blend of T'ai Chi, Chi Gong and Yoga techniques, healthy diet advice and breathing techniques will ensure that you will emerge more relaxed, energised and better armed to deal with stress in the future. We deliver an extensive workshop programme from which you can choose the best approach for your business team or client group. Contact us for more information.
T'AI CHI & QI GONG
T'ai Chi is practised by an estimated seventy million Chinese every day and is a form of martial art & exercise which uses slow and flowing movement to both discipline and calm the mind, body and spirit. The exercises are intended to centre and direct Qi, the life force. Like Yoga, T'ai chi is meditative exercise rather than a vigorous sport and it involves 108 movements that are performed in a specific order. A ‘softer’ form of T’ai chi is Qi Gong – small routines can be learned and adopted into everyday life.
THOUGHT FIELD THERAPY (TFT)
Developed over 27 years, TFT Is an easy to learn technique that resolves emotional and psychological issues whether it’s a phobia, trauma, anxiety or addiction. Discovered by clinical psychologist Dr Roger Callahan and introduced into the UK in 1996, TFT uses acupuncture points that are tapped as you think about the problem disabling and often completely eliminating troublesome emotional and physical responses.
Practitioners worldwide report unprecedented results with this rapid, gentle treatment for anxiety, depression, phobias, fear of public speaking, addiction, anger, rage, guilt, grief, acute trauma, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and more. It is extremely efficient, fast and lasting. It's an easy to learn technique that you can use as a self help tool.
Best known in the West as a form a gentle exercise consisting of body postures and breathing techniques, yoga is in fact a complete system of mental and physical training, originally developed as preparation for spiritual development. It has been practised for thousands of years in India as part of Ayurveda, and has now become popular around the world. It is valued more for its physical than spiritual benefits, such as its ability to increase suppleness and vitality, and to relieve stress. Tutors are able to work with people of all abilities and ages.
HHT WELLBEING ACTIVITY MENU
For more information about all our wellbeing activities, take a look at the PDF file on the right.
If you wish to see any of our therapists on a private basis, please take a look at Holistic Health Team Members websites