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A-Z Therapies List

facial-revitalisation-acupuncture-450x280This is what we offer at Neal’s Yard Therapy Rooms in Bath. Although we are not a true spa – no pool or sauna to speak of, we do offer many of the treatments you would expect from a spa.


Acupuncture has been practised in eastern countries for 2,500 years. It’s a traditional form of Chinese medicine based on the understanding that our body’s motivating energy force or Qi (pronounced chi) moves through a network of channels, or meridians, that run beneath the skin. According to Acupuncture theory, illness arises from blockages in the energy flow. Therapists insert fine, sterile needles at various points on the meridians to rebalance the body’s energy.

Allergy Testing

An allergy is an adverse reaction to a normally harmless substance. Whilst classical food allergies affect just 1.5% of the population and have immediate severe symptoms (swellings of the lips and throat, skin rashes, vomiting etc) there is evidence that many more people are becoming increasingly sensitive to foods and chemicals in every-day use. These sensitivities are known as intolerances. They may cause bloating, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, skin problems, asthma and be implicated with chronic illness.

Practitioners: Maxine Kear and Caroline Metz


Aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted from flowers and plants with an aim to balance the emotions and improve general health and wellbeing. Your therapist will carefully choose a blend of essential oils to address your symptoms or mood. These are added to a carrier oils and applied to your skin through massage. There is evidence that Aromatherapy can alleviate symptoms associated with stress and relieve tension.

Aromatherapy (Clinical) with Oriental Diagnosis

This clinical aromatherapy uses an Oriental medicine principle to diagnose your health pattern and select essential oils to focus towards addressing the root cause of your concern, rather than for just general symptoms. The most fundamental action according to Oriental medicine is that of effect on the energetic aspect on the body and mind. Incorporated with massage, to bring Qi (vital energy) into alignment and balance it helps to restore both your physical and mental balance.

Practitioners: Keiko Kishimoto


This ancient system of holistic healing originated in India.  The name is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) andveda (knowledge).  In Ayurveda the main aim is to balance the physical, spiritual and psychological areas – as it is considered that when a person is out of balance illness can result.  Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space are the five elements comprising the body in Ayurveda and the body, mind, and spirit/consciousness need to be addressed both individually and in unison for health to ensue.

Practitioners: Sebastian Pole

Ayurvedic Massage

Abhyanga – Whole Body Massage (1 hour)
Abhyanga – Extended Whole Body Massage (1 hour 30 minutes)
A relaxing massage that improves lymph flow, stimulates the immune system, detoxifies, strengthens and revitalises the entire nervous system.

Nabhi Abhyanga – Abdominal Massage (1 hour)
A non-invasive massage technique to the abdomen that helps to tone the abdominal organs and assists in weight loss around the stomach area. Can be paired with

Herbal Body Scrub for a weight loss package. Please ask for details

Pinda Sveda Herbal Bolus De-Stress (1 hour)

Pinda Sveda Herbal Bolus De-Stress(Extended) (90 minutes)
A rejuvenating, strengthening, and nourishing massage which uses cotton poultice bags filled with specially selected herbs which are pressed gently over the body. It helps to alleviate muscle and joint pain, tensions, and stress.

Kati Basti (1 hour)
A unique warm oil treatment for the lower back which can be helpful in treating all lower back ailments including acute and chronic pain, nerve disorders, and sciatica.

Greeva Basti (1 hour)
A specialized warm oil treatment for the back of the neck, it is ideal for people suffering from acute and chronic neck pains, nerve problems, tension, and stress related ailments.

Hridaya Basti (1 hour)
The heart area is continuously bathed with warm Ayurvedic oils. This treatment is ideal for relieving nervousness, anxiety, and fear. It assists with ailments such as high blood pressure and heart conditions.

Marma Abhyanga – Ayurvedic Energy Point Massage (1 hour 30 minutes)
An energising massage of the Marma (Energy) points that stimulates the circulatory, immune and nervous systems.

Udvartana – Herbal Body-Scrub Massage (1 hour)
Exfoliating massage using finely ground Ayurvedic herbs, including exotic sandalwood with precious herb-infused oils, to make the skin soft and give it a lustrous glow.

Mukhabhyanga – Traditional Ayurvedic Face Lift Massage (1 hour)
Mukhabhyanga – Traditional Ayurvedic Face Lift Massage (30 minutes)
An excellent treatment for the prevention of wrinkles. Using Ayurvedic oils to suit your skin type, this massage relaxes the face muscles and stimulates facial micro- circulation and lymph flow, thereby promoting the regeneration of healthy, younger looking skin.

Shiroabhyanga Head Massage (45 minutes, 30 minutes)
This intensely relaxing and revitalising massage nourishes both hair and roots

Shirodhara – Forehead Oil Flow Treatment (1 hour)
A blissful treatment involving a steady stream of warm oil being gently poured in a rhythmical movement over the central Chakra point on the forehead. Deeply relaxing, this treatment can help to remove stress.

Treatments for the senses
Karana Purana– Ear Treatment (1 hour)
A tonic treatment of the ears that can help to both cleanse and open channels. May help with deafness, excess ear wax and tinnitus

Akshitarpana – Eye Treatment (1 hour)
An unique Ayurvedic treatment that can bring relief to stressed, tired, burning and watery eyes. Calms the mind

Nasya – Nasal Clearing (1 hour)
A gentle facial massage is followed by a stream therapy and the application of warm herbal oils through the nose. This treatment can be highly effective in relieving headaches, sinusitis, migraines, sleep ailments, hayfever and tiredness.

Practitioners: Shireen Hemmati

Bach Flower Therapy

Harmonising the emotions to create a state of health and happiness

In the 1930s Dr Edward Bach developed a system for identifying and treating different emotional states using 38 flower remedies.  His system is based on the belief that the root of illness lies in a patient’s attitude and emotional outlook and that to regain health, it’s necessary to resolve any negative states of mind. Bach Flower Therapists believe that this is done through the emotional influence naturally exerted by particular flowers.

Practitioners: Celia Stewart

Bio Scan

The Assessment of Body Composition is essential in determining one’s nutritional & fluid  status, but also it is an important indicator of one’s health. BioScan is a simple, quick, highly accurate & safe system, that provides a complete clinical analysis within a few minutes.

By using the impedance measurements along with a person’s height and weight, and body type (gender, age, fitness level), it is possible to calculate the percentage of body fat, fat-free mass, hydration level, and other body composition values.

It’s best to have body composition analysis undertaken at twice, before and after the changes of one’s diet have been made, to establish an improvement and the level of positive changes to their health, body fat  & lean muscles mass, basic metabolic rate and hydration.


Preparing for a BioScan

Practitioners: Monika Jakiel-Rusin

Bowen Technique

Bowen Technique is a non-invasive, hands-on treatment that aims to allow the body to ‘re-set’ and heal itself. The treatment addresses key points on the body to stimulate energy flow. Working with the soft tissue to encourage realignment, it involves a gentle, rolling motion with very light touches. It’s a particularly gentle therapy and has been reported to have profound results within a few sessions.

Practitioners: Carla Hanreck

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine, used for over 3000 years, aims to strengthen our body’s vitality. CHM is founded on the belief that our body’s essential life force, Chi, consists of equal and opposite qualities, Yin and Yang. If these qualities become imbalanced illness may occur. CHM aims to restore this balance and support our Chi, returning us to health

Practitioners: Sebastian Pole

Chiropractic (McTimoney)

Chiropractors work on the principle that pain and ill health arises from misalignments in the spine and their disruption to surrounding nerves. These imbalances can be caused by many factors, including accidents, injuries, poor posture, stress and over-exhaustion. The McTimoney method of chiropractic is very gentle. Practitioners use their hands to carefully rebalance the spine and other joints in the whole body, to help restore normal alignment and functioning.

Practitioners: We currently do not offer this therapy


Counselling helps us to identify and resolve difficult feelings and negative ways of coping. It offers a safe, confidential space to tell our story, providing the opportunity to explore the roots of any issues we have. It encourages greater self awareness and clarity of purpose which can help us change entrenched beliefs or behaviours that may be undermining our health, self esteem and ability to develop and sustain meaningful relationships.

Practitioners: Lynda Mutch

Couples Counselling

Couples counselling helps people to find techniques to listen to each other and communicate so that they can find a way through their problems together.

Counselling helps us to identify and resolve difficult feelings and negative ways of coping. It offers a safe, confidential space to tell our story, providing the opportunity to explore the roots of any issues we have. It encourages greater self awareness and clarity of purpose which can help us change entrenched beliefs or behaviours that may be undermining our health, self esteem and ability to develop and sustain meaningful relationships.

Practitioners: Lynda Mutch

Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy is a subtle hands-on treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body.  Cranial osteopaths are trained to feel subtle changes in the body’s ‘cranial rhythm’, caused by tension. It’s a gentle yet extremely effective approach and may be used in a wide range of conditions for people of all ages, from birth to old age.

Practitioners: Giles Cleghorn

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a subtle way of working not only with the cranium (head), and sacrum (base of the spine), but with any area of the body holding physical or emotional stress.  The practitioner uses their hands to locate and gently help to release tensions. The effects of physical, mental, or emotional trauma can remain in the body indefinitely. Craniosacral therapy gives feedback to the body about the tensions it holds.  This allows the body to use its own healing potential to reach a more balanced state.  Craniosacral therapy addresses the fluid systems of the body. For a full explanation please go to www.craniosacral.co.uk.  It can also be used to ‘unwind’ the fascia and connective tissue. This can be particularly helpful for joint injuries and strains.

Crystal Healing

Ancient form of healing therapy that uses crystals and gemstones to restore balance to the body’s energy systems. Every crystal has a unique energetic signature that can be harnessed to enhance our spiritual, mental and physical well-being and can be used in many different ways. A full crystal treatment may incorporate a number of techniques, including chakra balancing based on colour correspondence, crystal layouts on the body, gridding and clearing energy.

Practitioners: Ottavia Mazzoni

Crystal Massage

A deeply relaxing form of massage during which the practitioner intuitively uses crystals to gently stroke the client’s body to relieve tension and stress.  As the energy of the crystal helps to shift energy block is the body, the massage is performed with the client fully clothed and using light massage strokes.  A variety of crystal tools designed for the purpose can be used: wands, palm stones, lenses, pebbles and points.

Practitioners: Ottavia Mazzoni

Crystal Zone Therapy

Similar to reflexology, crystal zone therapy was developed by crystal healer Dramis West. It utilises a dedicated small clear quartz point to lightly stimulate pressure points in the hands and/or the feet. Crystal Zone Therapy is a deeply relaxing practice and is very effective in balancing the entire body and in calming the mind in times of stress.

Practitioners: Ottavia Mazzoni

Cupping Massage

Practitioners: We currently do not offer this therapy

Deep Tissue Massage (inc. mobilisation)

Deep Tissue Massage aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibres of the muscles, tendons and fascia. A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly.


Dietitians are the healthcare professionals licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat dietry related conditions which are out of physician’s scope of expertise, e.g. Crohn’s disease. A dietitian manages the treatment changes based upon their knowledge of nutritional biochemistry.

Practitioners: Monika Jakiel-Rusin

Ear Candling

This is an effective, non-invasive means of treating a variety of ear, nose and throat conditions. As the candles burn they create a vapour infused with therapeutic herbs and essential oils. Their tube shape creates a chimney effect, drawing away the vapour and any impurities from the ear. Gentle heat from the candle stimulates the blood and lymph circulation, boosting the immune system and regulating pressure within your sinuses,

Practitioners: Keiko Kishimoto and Celia Stewart

Eden Energy Technique

Eden Energy Technique is based on the teachings of Donna Eden. It uses kinesiology to asses eight energy systems. It is an option for many chronic conditions and treatment involves collaboration with the client who will be taught to do gentle energy techniques at home between treatments.

Practitioners: Carla Hanreck

Facelift Massage & Indian Face Massage

A combination of Indian Face Massage and other healing techniques including acupressure used on the head, face and neck in order to give you a natural facelift.  Using massage to release tension in the facial muscles and stimulate circulation this technique is a non-invasive treatment to help relax and improve appearance.

Practitioners: Helen Anderson and Keiko Kishimoto

Facial (Neal’s Yard Holistic)

The Neal’s Yard Remedies Holistic Facial is a tailored facial treatment, incorporating consultation, detailed skin analysis to determine your skin type, facial diagnosis to unveil any signs of inner health and well being issues, and comprehensive after care advice.

15% discount is offered to the client be used in the shop after the treatment.

Practitioners: Caroline Josling and Celia Stewart

Facial Energy Release

A blissfully light massage treatment of the face, which release muscular tension in the 91 muscles of the face, helping the connective tissue to regain its elasticity and vitality, reducing frowns, wrinkles and worry lines and greatly improving the complexion and texture of the skin. Tense muscles have bad circulation which blocks energy paths causing tension, pain and discomfort. Facial Energy Release- face therapy also works on the reflex points and meridians to release blocked energy thus relieving headache, jaw, neck and shoulder pain. The energy in the body is balanced, the nervous system fine tuned, and harmony of body and mind is restored.

Practitioners: Caroline Josling

Facial Reflexology (Sorensensistem™)

Facial reflexology is a unique holistic therapy which combined traditional healing system from Orient and South America and modern science of clinical neurology. It works by stimulating acupressure points and neurovascular points, also by stimulating reflex zones relating to main organs and physical boy with unique gentle and deep relaxing stroke. This therapeutic facial treatment helps to release tension from the body, increase relaxation and promote an enhanced feeling of whole-body well- being, it can also help leave you with a glowing complexion.

Practitioners: Keiko Kishimoto

Facial Rejuvenation (Acupuncture)

Acupuncture has been practiced in eastern countries for 2,500 years.  It is a traditional form of Chinese medicine based on the understanding that our body’s motivating energy force or Qi (chi) moves through a network of channels that run beneath the skin.  Facial acupuncture, or revitalisation, is a non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process.  More than just a cosmetic procedure, it is designed to help the whole body look and feel younger.

Practitioners: Bryan Melville

Family Constellation Therapy / Systemic Coaching

Family Constellation / Systemic Coaching is a way of exploring any question

relating to yourself, current relationships, generational family issues, illness,

or work life. I practice individual constellations where you name the issue

that you want to explore – some examples are relationships with creativity,

money, self-esteem, mothers, fathers, children, anger. Your body wisdom

directs the process, with often surprising new information coming up and

unconscious emotions becoming conscious. It can have a powerful and life

changing effect, especially because it is a felt body experience. It’s a one-off,

two hour session where I hold a safe space for you.

Practitioners: We currently do not offer this therapy

Gentle Postural Alignment

Balancing the bones of the spine and pelvis, and releasing tension in the surrounding tissues can get to the source of many conditions, back pain being just one of them. Jo Hanstead has spent 30 years working with subtle yet powerful hands-on techniques that help to realign the body. She now uses a combination of these techniques, tailored to suit every patient. Babies, children, pregnant women, sports people, the elderly can all benefit from these gentle techniques. Also an excellent check up for everybody wanting to maintain or improve their health.

Practitioners: Joanna Hanstead

Herbal Medicine (Western)

Herbalism is the practice of using the therapeutic properties of plants to aid our body’s natural healing processes. Medical herbalism is firmly rooted in western medical tradition and herbalists are trained in the same diagnostic skills as orthodox doctors. They may prescribe herbs for specific effects on the body or as support for the natural healing process.


The word homoeopathy comes from the Greek meaning ‘similar suffering’. It works on the premise that like cures like – treating symptoms with minute amounts of specially potentised medicines that cause similar symptoms in healthy people – which then work to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself.

Hot Stone Massage

Using hot stones with massage technique allows the muscles to become warm more quickly and allows a deeply relaxed state.  The heat penetrates the soft tissues of the body, which has a balancing effect on our body and mind.

Practitioners: We currently do not offer this therapy


Natural child-birth techniques enhanced by self hypnosis.

Practitioners: Maxine Kear

Hypnotherapy (Clinical, Solution Focused)

Hypnotherapy works by communicating with the subconscious mind to change behaviour patterns.  In order for the subconscious mind to accept these changes the conscious mind needs to be quietened, hence the relaxed state a therapist induces.  Once the subconscious mind is open to change, new patterns of behaviour can be created.

Practitioners: Maxine Kear

Indian Head Massage

Rooted in the ancient Indian healing system of Ayurveda, Indian Head Massage works on the belief that ailments are caused by blockages in the energy flow around the body; massage helps clear blockages, returning the body to a state of health.


Kinesiology is a form of muscle testing used to detect and correct imbalances in our bodies. It is used to evaluate normal and abnormal body function including testing of the nervous, vascular, and lymphatic systems. Having diagnosed the problem areas, Kinesiology aims to restore balance on all levels by activating our body’s natural healing processes.

Practitioners: Maxine Kear and Caroline Metz

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

This is a very light, rhythmic massage technique that encourages lymph (the fluid that bathes the cells) to flow more freely around the body. The massage stimulates your lymphatic system and increases the elimination of toxins. Fluid congestion is relieved, promoting healing, strengthening the immune system and helping reduce pain. It’s particularly helpful for easing the fluid retention of pregnancy and the menstrual cycle.

Practitioners: Keiko Kishimoto

Massage (Holistic)

This involves a variety of techniques designed to relax muscles, increase oxygen in the blood and release toxins from muscles. Stroking in the direction of the heart stimulates circulation and flushes the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes, all of which help shorten recovery time after muscle strain. As well as providing specific medical benefits, holistic massage improves general health and wellbeing.


In naturopathy, health is viewed as a dynamic state of equilibrium between the structural, biochemical and emotional aspects of a person.  This is known as the Triad of Health.  Naturopathic principles acknowledge that the human body has an innate ability to resist disease and it’s own mechanisms of recovery and self-regulation.  A person’s vitality is considered to be of overall importance in the body’s self-healing capability and a treatment plan will be devised accordingly.

In practice, naturopaths will make use of various modalities that are designed to stimulate the activation of the body’s own homeostatic mechanisms.  Treatment plans are holistic as they will include all aspects of the triad of health.  Techniques might include structural adjustments using various bodywork modalities, such as Neuromuscular Technique.

Biochemical adjustments could include giving naturopathic dietary and nutritional advice, cleansing and detoxing regimens or the prescribing of herbal teas or tissue salts.  Help on a mental and emotional level might include using Bach Flower remedies, giving lifestyle advice or prescribing herbal teas such as chamomile tea to aid relaxation.  Naturopathic hydrotherapy is often used as a theraputic tool as it helps with all aspects of the triad of health and boosts the body’s vitality

Practitioners: Lucy Peel

Nutritional Therapy

Good nutrition is vital to a healthy functioning body. Clinical nutrition aims to identify and treat nutritional deficiencies, improve food assimilation, eliminate allergens and detoxify the body. Nutritional therapists undergo a period of clinical practice when trained, thus enabling them to hold one to one consultations with clients. They are thoroughly trained to assess your health and any symptoms so that they can prescribe a tailored health programme. Through a healthy balanced diet adjusted to your needs and health conditions, and sometimes supplemented with herbal, vitamin and mineral supplements you can improve your body’s health and functioning.In healthy eating, the ultimate goal is to promote long-term good health & fend off increased risk of disease while maintaining the balance,so that food is still enjoyable. Making our own decisions is the best way to learn. The nutritional therapy we offer is aiming to find a way that will bring our clients results they want, but also it gives them the knowledge they need to feel more empowered to look after themselves and make their own decisions. However, nutritional behaviour that is reinforced tends to be repeated and strengthened. Behaviour which is not reinforced tends to be weakened and die out or be extinguished. We will give you the support and motivation to reinforce your healthy behaviour.

Practitioners: Monika Jakiel-Rusin


A hands-on treatment to help correct imbalances in the body.  Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment that corrects imbalances in certain structures of the body. Osteopaths are trained to ‘feel’ disruptions in the muscles, bones and ligaments. They then use a variety of techniques, including manipulation, massage and stretching, to help restore balance and encourage the healing process.

Practitioners: Giles Cleghorn

Personal Fitness Training

For the complete wellbeing we need a healthy diet which goes hand in hand with an active lifestyle. Proper exercise prescription may result in improved body composition, physical performance, heart condition and health outcomes.

A personal trainer is a fitness professional involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They motivate clients by setting goals and providing feedback and accountability to clients. Trainers also measure their client’s strengths and weaknesses with fitness assessments. These fitness assessments may also be performed before and after an exercise program to measure their client’s improvements in physical fitness. They may also educate their clients in many other aspects of wellness besides exercise, including general health and nutrition guidelines.The decision to hire a trainer may be related to a perceived ability to facilitate these factors through proper prescription and instruction or factors related to motivation and adherence.

A trainer pays close attention to their client’s exercise form, workout routine, and nutrition plan.

Practitioners: Monika Jakiel-Rusin

Pranic Healing

The word ‘Prana’ means life’s energy.  Pranic Healing is a highly evolved and tested non touch complementary therapy.  Many physical and psychological ailments may benefit from a treatment.  It is highly systematic and scientific in its approach, which distinguishes it from other healing therapies. Pranic Healing is a simple yet powerful and effective system that works on the principle that the body is a self healing organism.

Practitioners: Anna Harvey

Pregnancy/Maternity Massage

Massage is a great way to relieve the physical discomfort and emotional stress that can accompany pregnancy. It relaxes the mind and body, relieving muscular tension, promotes wellbeing and improves sleep at night. Massage can help after the birth too. As well as giving you some precious time to look after yourself, it promotes muscle healing and spinal alignment, important factors in returning your body to its pre-pregnancy state.

Pregnancy/Maternity Reflexology

Reflexology stimulates healing throughout the body using pressure points on the feet.  It is an ancient Eastern healing tradition based on the principle that all parts of our body are connected by energy pathways which end in the hands, feet and head.  Reflexology can be used to support pregnancy, labour and the post-natal period. It aims to look after the mind, body and spirit of the mother and baby to be.


Reflexology is an ancient Eastern healing tradition based on the principle that all parts of our body are connected by energy pathways which end in the hands, feet and head. A reflexology treatment uses pressure massage on specific areas of the feet to stimulate healing in the corresponding organs, glands and structures. This releases areas of tension and helps energy to flow more freely throughout your body.


Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.


Reflexology for couples going through assisted conception treatments.

Practitioners: We currently do not offer this therapy


Rolfing is a form of body work which aims to restructure the body and re-align it to work in harmony within the field of gravity.  It does this through movement, touch and re-education designed to release patterns of stress and tension held in the body. Past injury, illness, physical and emotional trauma affect the way we hold our bodies, as does our lifestyle. When one part of our body is out of alignment the rest of the body compensates, Rolfing believes it is vital to realign the whole body and to re-educate the body in new ways of movement.

Practitioners: Madeleine Zagni


Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese therapy that literally translated means ‘finger pressure’. Like acupuncture, shiatsu works on pressure points and meridians, or energy pathways. But instead of needles, a shiatsu practitioner uses their fingers, thumbs and sometimes elbows, knees, hands and feet to massage pressure points and meridians, restoring balance to the flow of vital energy, or Qi, in the body.

Practitioners: Carla Hanreck

Siddha Marma Full Body Massage

The Siddha System is said to be the oldest traditional treatment system in the world. Each body contains 107 ‘marma points’ and the systematic stimulation of each; interspersed with varied flowing strokes can facilitate and accelerate the systems natural healing capabilities. Also know as Marma Point Massage.

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Practitioners: Nadia Hillman

Soul Integration Therapy

A combination of healing techniques designed to allow the recipient to connect at a deep level to her Soul’s purpose and through inner guidance find direction. Incorporating reiki, crystal healing and the use of essential oils, Soul Integration Therapy is recommended when seeking to live a purposeful life.

Practitioners: Ottavia Mazzoni

Spinal Touch

Spinal Touch is a philosophy and practice which seeks to help keep the bones of the skull, spine and pelvis in their proper relationship with each other, in order to allow the body to express its maximum potential.

Practitioners: Joanna Hanstead

Thai Foot Massage

Thai Foot Massage is a massage of the lower legs and feet that originated in Thailand about 2000 years ago. It has become an integral part of traditional Thai massage and has elements of Shiatsu, Reflexology, Chinese massage and Yoga incorporated into the massage itself. Thai Foot Massage involves hands on stretching and massage, along with the use of a stick to stimulate the reflex points. It is still taught by Buddhist monks in the temples of Thailand.

Practitioners: Carla Hanreck

Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga massage is a traditional and ancient form of massage. It is a dynamic and flowing treatment that can be energising or relaxing. It will be adjusted to suit you and your needs, so a full consultation is taken at your first session and follow up ones at subsequent sessions. This is a great treatment if you are feeling stiff or inflexible and also great if you are flexible! TYM works on the idea that there are a multitude of invisible energy lines running through the body that carry life force, Prana. Prana is created by the air we breathe and the food we eat. The use of direct thumb pressure on the lines and stretching of these areas, is understood to release tension, inflammation and congestion in the body therefore improving well being and the flow of prana and dispelling weakness illness and disease. This is not a diagnostic treatment but works therapeutically to help release imbalance in the body, mind and spirit. There are direct similarities to yoga and their energy lines, prana nadis and Thai Yoga massage. This type of massage is experienced fully clothed (please wear or bring clothes you can easily stretch in) and on a futon.

Practitioners: Shireen Hemmati

Transference Healing

Receiving regular Transference Healing®supports you to achieve a consistent level of health, emotional, mental and physical balance as well as wellness, happiness and peace. It also promotes personal transformation and growth and fulfilment in all aspects of your life.
Practitioners: Anna Kwasigroch

Warm Bamboo Massage

The bamboo cane replaces the therapist’s hands, and it is used to give a deep, firm massage. The cane is held by the therapist and rolled over the muscle with the same strokes they would use with their hands. The muscle is then kneaded, which assists in the release of tension and easing of knots. Massage practitioners often use the whole arm from elbow to wrist, and the use of the bamboo cane replaces this technique.

Practitioners: We currently do not offer this therapy