Aromatherapy Massage (£20)
Aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils, often through massage.  Individual blends are prepared by the practitioner, in a base of cold pressed oil and then applied to the patient's skin through a remedial or relaxing massage. It is important that they are not used directly on the skin, as burning or rashes could occur.

As a holistic treatment, aromatherapy can have a profound effect on physical and psychological well-being. There exists the belief that scent, as the most enduring of our senses, has the power to transform our emotions, and heal our bodies.
Essential Oils
The essential oils used in aromatherapy are extracted from plants and herbs to treat conditions ranging from infections and skin disorders to immune deficiencies and stress. When aromas are detected in the nasal cavity, impressions associated with previous experiences and emotions are created. Combining this with the fact that the parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels and hormone balance are also related to the nasal cavity, it is evident that the use of essential oils contributes to and achieves many physiological or psychological effects.

Some common oils and their uses include:
  • Eucalyptus: for congestion/colds
  • Frankincense: for calming emotions and nightmares
  • Geranium:for menopausal problems & PMS Lemongrass; for sore or injured muscles
  • Lavender: for relaxation
  • Peppermint: for quick energy
  • Rose: a uterine tonic and aids in contractions during childbirth
  • Sandalwood: for relaxation, digestive troubles (esp. due to tension), dry skin
  • Tea Tree: a strong disinfectant, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal

Indian head massage (£20)
originated in India over 1000 years ago and began as a way of keeping the hair in good condition.  It is based on the ancient healing system of Ayurveda.
This form of massage works on the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp, ears and face.  The areas are massaged using firm yet gentle, rhythmic movements that involve acupressure points called Marma points.  Ayurvedic oils were traditionally used in this form of massage however the use of oils is now optional.
Conditions Treated
Indian head massage can be used to:
  • relieve eyestrain
  • relieve insomnia
  • ease headaches and migraine
  • relax muscles
  • relax and tones facial muscles
  • stimulate the hair and scalp
  • help localized blood and lymphatic circulation
  • boost the immune system
  • restore joint movement
  • relieve sinusitis
  • reduce stress
  • release anxiety
The Process
Indian head massage is great for relieving the stress and tension in our everyday lives.  The technique uses controlled movements and has a strong effect on the three higher chakras – the mind, body and spirit.  The Chakra is the energy vortex that we need to remain striving and because the massage works on the neck and shoulders, tension is relieved almost instantly.
Regular sessions of Indian head massage will result in a number of health benefits for the client, and a course of treatments may be advised if a complex condition is involved. 
During the massage, the client remains seated and fully clothed.  The therapist will then stand behind or slightly to the side of the client to perform the massage.  A treatment session usually last for thirty minutes.  This form of massage can be used with other therapies.