Other treatments- Reiki, Indian Head massage and ear candles
In addition to reflexology for adults and children, I also offer Reiki, Indian Head massage and ear candle treatments. These can be standalone treatments, or combined with a full or half-hour reflexology session.
“Reiki” (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy', and is also a word used to describe a system of natural healing, This tradition was founded by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication.
We live in a world of energy that nourishes and maintains all living things. When this energy flows uninterrupted there is balance and harmony within and around us, and we experience a sense of well being.
Reiki treatments can help the body emotionally or spiritually. It is a tradition that is open to any belief system. There are no contraindications and it can be used alongside other conventional or complementary treatment and can be delivered in a variety of settings.
During a Reiki treatment the recipient remains clothed and sits in a chair and relaxes. The practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. There is no massage or manipulation. The whole person is treated rather than specific areas. Sessions can take 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the client’s needs. Clients may or may not feel sensations during a Reiki treatment. Benefits reported by recipients include deep relaxation promoting a calm, peaceful sense of well being on all levels. Some people feel sensations of heat, tingling, or experience seeing colours, whilst others can have an emotional response, indicating that shifts are taking place, allowing harmony to be restored.
Reiki practitioners are not trained in diagnosis and will not predict any specific outcome from treatment. If people are concerned about their symptoms they should see a doctor.
For more information see the Reiki Association website
An extremely popular treatment, I've been offering ear candling since 2014 and those treated reported to have found it very relaxing and helpful for ear, nose and throat, sinus and hearing problems including vertigo, tinnitus and itchy ears. Those who regularly fly or take part in deep sea diving may opt for regular treatments.
An ancient tribal tradition, ear candling has been used for centuries to relax and treat conditions of the ear, nose and throat, for example to equalise pressure in the ears and sinus. I have experience of treating people suffering from tinnitus, deafness, congested sinuses, or the after-effects of diving or flying. The candles are inserted into the ear and set alight while the client relaxes on their side. Each candle takes about fifteen minutes to burn down. As the candles burn they release the soothing fragrances of essential oils, creating a warm vacuum sensation in the ear that gently releases pressure and draws out impurities. I hold the candle the whole time, and the feeling is wonderfully relaxing. The process is repeated on the other side. Many of my clients have reported improved hearing after their sessions.
Click here for an article in The Telegraph about a journalist's experience of ear candles
Indian Head Massage
This popular treatment can be helpful for people suffering from stress, alopecia, high blood pressure, migraines or headaches and head and neck tension. Even if you are completely healthy, the benefits can be huge, aiding deep relaxation and benefiting your skin and hair. This 40-minute treatment is experienced sitting upright on a chair and is fast becoming one of my most popular treatments, especially combined with reflexology. A gift of Indian Head Massage can make a wonderful treat for a stressed-out professional or busy parent.