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elderflower fields: woodland spa

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Hot Stone Massage
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opening hours

friday 4-7pm 
Saturday/Sunday/monday:  9am - 7pm
NB:we are nearly booked out!
 
Treatments:
 
 
Lou and Nick Neter 

SHIATSU

 

Shiatsu is a healing art, originating in Japan, which uses the power of touch and pressure to enable each of us to contact our own natural self -healing qualities. In a Shiatsu session the Practitioner uses pressure with thumbs, fingers, palms, and sometimes knees, elbows and feet, to induce deep relaxation and a feeling of well being. It is sometimes dynamic, sometimes seemingly quite static, involving pressure on the limbs and torso, as well as rotations, the kneading and releasing of tight muscles and supporting areas of weakness.

 To receive, Shiatsu is deeply relaxing and yet invigorating, leaving a feeling of tranquillity and a sense of being in touch with every part of one’s body. Giving Shiatsu is a like performing a moving meditation and often leaves the giver feeling as balanced and energized as the receiver.

Shiatsu was developed from traditional oriental massage and, in common with acupuncture and other oriental therapies, it works on the body’s energetic system, using the network of meridians, or energy pathways, which connect to the internal organs, as well as relating to our emotional, psychological, spiritual  harmony and well being.

The concept of the body as an ‘energetic’ organism comes from ancient Chinese thought, and through centuries of experience and study it has evolved into a system of medical theory and practice which is rich, poetic and life changing! This concept is now increasingly being acknowledged and explored in the West. Energy, known as Ki in Japanese (Qi in Chinese), flows through the body, rather like a system of rivers. Things may happen to upset the smooth flow of Ki causing blockages in some areas, weaknesses or stagnant pools in others. These in turn may lead to physical symptoms, psychological or emotional disturbance, or a feeling that ‘things are just not right’!

Shiatsu uses physical pressure and meridian stretches to unblock the ‘dams’-which show up as tight muscles and areas of stiffness-and revitalize the empty areas-which may feel cold, weak or just needing to be held. Oriental medical theory provides a framework by which the Shiatsu practitioner can assess the body’s energetic state and needs, and can explain why the body holds tension in certain areas or points and feels weak in others.

Adrianna clearwing

 

Therapies Offered:

Adrianna offers various treatments including invigorating Swedish Massage for a balanced body, subtle and powerful Myofascial Release for trauma discharge, gentle and effective Abdominal & Womb Massage for reproductory and digestive ailments, Indian Head Massage for pure relaxation and much needed Pregnancy Massage for supporting our beautiful mothers.

 

About Adrianna:

Adrianna offers care and restoration using touch techniques to people who want to reclaim their health in a way that is nourishing and invigorating. Through her therapies she aims to increase well-being in the world using heart opening experiences in safe environments assisting people to connect to their body and take control of their own healing journey. Adrianna is only as good a catalyst as you let her be - this is not about fixing or controlling - this is about being another part of your journey and acceptance of both abilities as powerful creators.

 

Website: 

http://corehealingtherapy.com/festivals.html 

Helen Johns

Helen has been a bodywork practitioner for 15 years and over that time has studied a wide range of healing arts and disciplines. Each treatment is adapted to the needs of the individual and Helen pulls on her experience of multiple techniques and practices a deep intuitive listening in order to provide the most nourishing, healing, relaxing and restorative treatment for her clients.  Helen can always blend the different treatments to suit specific needs and holds a safe and nurturing space for everyone she treats.  

 

Deep Tissue massage  

Using Oil and deep tissue techniques, acupressure and trigger points to release tension and aches held in the muscles. Helen works as deep as the body allows but never forces, instead gently encourages the body to let go. 

Holistic deep relaxation massage 

Oil massage focussed on deep relaxation using a variety of techniques to gently lull you into a deep and blissflu state of relaxation.

 

Reflexology 

Working on the feet using talc powder and oil the whole body can be treated through the feet. Particular problem areas can be focussed on according to need. 

Reiki

The word “Reiki” means “mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign.” It comes from the Japanese words “rei” (universal) and “ki” (life energy). Reiki is a type of energy healing.

Energy healing targets the energy fields around the body.

According to practitioners, energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical injury or possibly emotional pain. In time, these energy blocks can cause illness.

Energy medicine aims to help the flow of energy and remove blocks in a similar way to acupuncture or acupressure. Improving the flow of energy around the body, say practitioners, can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness.

 
 
 
 
 
Valerie Wilkinson

Thai massage/deep tissue fusion.  a treatment using a range of tools from Thai massage and Deep Tissue massage. The body is opened, nourished, lightened and stretched, as Valerie moves around the whole body with a range of pressure points and deep release work. 

About Valerie:

As an accomplished dancer and yoga teacher, Valerie has worked with touch and bodies throughout her lifelong journey. Her massages are a conversation of movement and touch from one energy source to another. Valerie offers a fusion of Thai Massage and deep tissue massage with or without oil.

bill commerford

Customised to your needs: ask Bill if you want something specific, or a combination of treatment types. Couples’ treatments are available if also co-ordinated with my colleague Helen Johns.  Visit: www.shiatsutherapy.net 

 

Therapies offered:


Deep Tissue Massage

Relax, energise & revitalise: full body treatments are available that focus on specific issues or areas and are Ideal for fatigued necks & shoulders. This will benefit any parts of you that are stressed by life, injury, over-exercise & Festival-itis 

Aromatherapy Massage

Choose the essential oil, or a blend that suits you: ideal for treating tension, digestive, respiratory, physical & emotional issues; nut & seed free Neal’s Yard oils used: ask Bill if you have allergy / intolerance concerns.

Sports Injury Massage

Treats fatigue, repetitive stress injuries towards recovery & ease of maintenance and can ease painful tight neck & frozen shoulders, limbs, joints, muscles & sinews in acute & chronic issues: exercises are included to aid recovery & wellbeing

Shiatsu Clothed Oriental Massage

Interactive movement body work with Bill is ideal for physical, emotional, acute & chronic health issues - especially effective for head & backaches, PMT, anxiety & stress as it is for muscular, fascial, joint & neural conditions e.g. sciatica. We explore ways for you to move effectively from your core & develop awareness of this – enhanced with simple exercises for you to develop the work beyond the treatment

Oriental Massage with Oils

Bill tailors sessions to your requirements to be physical & energetic, or gently supportive as you wish. Traditionally, clients are treated on a futon, but Bill adapts this for treatments on a massage chair, couch or body cushions and works with breath, resistance & movement interactively to assist you to develop awareness of your posture and how to move with greater ease.

Japanese Facial Massage

More than a cosmetic makeover, a cleansing, relaxing, nurturing & revitalising experience: melt in a deep release of tension, neck & shoulders are an optional extra.

Seated Chair Massage

Includes neck, shoulders, back, arms & hands – enjoy! Treatments are available with, or without oils as massage or shiatsu sessions: ideal for pregnant clients & those unable to lie down easily

Nicola Grainger

 

Having had the pleasure of living, working and travelling in various countries around the world I have experienced many different forms of holistic treatments, Ayurvedic yoga massage in India, Thai massage in Thailand, cupping in Hong Kong, accupressure, acupuncture, shiatsu, reflexology and aromatherapy to name a few.


I have used essential oils and natural remedies such as Bach flower remedies and the traditional lemon, honey and ginger since I can remember, the natural approach is always my first choice when confronted with a cold, toothache, headache or strained muscle etc

My treatments include Deep Tissue, Holistic, Reflexology and I specialise in Hot Stones.

Hot Stones:

Hot stones have been used as a healing aid for thousands of years with evidence from the Native Americans, Hawaii and Africa; Ayurveda in India, Bian stones & Moxabustion in Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

 

It is a form of thermotherapy (Heat therapy) which increases the blood flow by vasodilation(opening of the blood vessels), increasing oxygen uptake and improving other chemical pathways, triggering the sympathetic nervous system, blocking pain pathways, accelerating metabolism, aiding muscle relaxation and decreasing joint stiffness. 

 

The stones are smooth basalt, volcanic rock, heated in hot water. They retain heat well aiding in the dispersion of heat in to the body tissues. A carrier oil or aromatherapy oils will be applied to the body to aid the stones movement across the skin, before introducing the dried, warmed stones, using the usual strokes as you would find in a classical massage but with the added benefit of heating the muscles and fascia faster allowing for a deeper treatment, increased blood stimulation & lymphatic drainage. 

 

Hot stone therapies may also not be suitable for those with neuropathy or nerve damage or loss of feeling, those taking medication that is sensitive to heat changes, the increased heat may cause medication absorption rate to alter or be accelerated and those on cortisone medications may be more prone to bruising. 

 

Hot stone massage can be beneficial for and not limited to  

 

Decreased muscle pain and stiffness 

Improved joint movement 

Improved detoxification 

Aided relaxation  

Reduced stress 

Improved sleep 

Increased feeling of well being 

Alison Wheeler

Ali Jane has been a bodywork practitioner for 15 years and over that time has studied a wide range of healing arts and disciplines. Each treatment is adapted to the needs of the individual and Ali pulls on her experience of multiple techniques and practices a deep intuitive listening in order to provide the most nourishing, healing, relaxing and restorative treatment for her clients. Ali can always blend the different treatments to suit specific needs and holds a safe and nurturing space for everyone she treats.  

 

Deep Tissue massage 

Using Oil and deep tissue techniques, acupressure and trigger points to release tension and aches held in the muscles. Ali works as deep as the body allows but never forces, instead gently encourages the body to let go. 

 

Thai massage 

Wearing comfortable clothing - using acupressure and passive stretches to release blockages and increase energy flow in the body.

 

Thai Fusion massage 

A blend of Thai and Deep tissue techniques to enjoy the depth of acupressure alongside the nourishment of a therapeutic oil massage.

 

Holistic deep relaxation massage 

Oil massage focussed on deep relaxation using a variety of techniques to gently lull you into a deep and blissful state of relaxation.

 

Head , neck and shoulders  

Can be with oil or no oil focussing on these common problem areas to relieve muscular aches and tension. Indian Head massage techniques are used for ultimate relaxation and relief. 

 

Reflexology 

Working on the feet using talc powder and oil the whole body can be treated through the feet. Particular problem areas can be focussed on according to need. 

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