Classic  Reflexology

Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive, complimentary therapy.  It is based on the theory that all the systems and organs of the body are reflected in specific areas on the feet (reflex points). Applying pressure to these specific points, stimulates the nerves (over 7,000 nerves on the feet) and balances the nervous system.  The aim is to stimulate a response or reaction to the corresponding organ or system of the body, whilst creating a state of balance.  

How can Reflexology help?

Reflexology treats the person as a whole by taking into account all aspects of each individual’s life style. It treats the person, not just the presenting ailments or illness. 

Reflexology has shown to be effective for:

  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Sleep disorders
  • PMS
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Fatigue
  • Oedema
  • Sinus problems
  • Assisting post-operative recovery
  • Digestive issues
  • Pregnancy
  • Infertility 

* Reflexology is a complimentary therapy and does not claim to diagnose or cure problems – it aims to induce a deep sense of relaxation and encourage the body’s own healing process.  If you suspect that you may be ill, always consult your physician.

 

60 minutes – £45

90 minutes – £60 

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Kansa Vatki Foot & Leg Massage

Kansa Vatki is an ayurvadic therapy which helps balance the body, mind and spirit. This wonderfully soothing treatment originates from India and has been used for many centuries. It is the unique art of massaging the feet with a carefully crafted metal bowl consisting of 3 metals – Copper, Zinc and Tin (the “healing metals”). This is combined with a manual oil massage that focuses on specific marma (acupressure) points on the feet and lower legs that may help to relieve certain conditions around the body and free the energy flow.

It is thought that Copper helps in reducing pain and inflammation, Zinc aids digestive and immune systems and Tin aids with headaches and insomnia.

Kansa Vatki benefits:

  • Reduces stress, anxiety and depression
  • Encourages blood and lymphatic circulation
  • Improves mobility of ligaments and muscles in the lower limbs
  • Promotes sound sleep
  • Relaxes tired feet
  • Helps to detoxify the internal organs
  • Restores and balances the body’s innate energy
  • Enhances mental activities

 

60 minutes – £45

90 minutes – £60

Hot Stone Reflexology

The subtle energies of heated volcanic stones are introduced into this treatment. The reflex points are penetrated at a deeper level than reflexology alone. This calms the senses and relaxes muscle tension whilst promoting a meditative state.

Hot stones have been used as a therapeutic tool in massage for centuries, with evidence dating back to ancient Egypt, China, Japan, South America and Australia.

The effects and potential benefits  include:

  • Deeply relaxing and warming which helps melt away any tension or anxiety
  • Improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Promotes the release and elimination of toxins
  • Boosts immunity and the lymphatic function
  • Relieves tension in connective tissues
  • Reduces muscular tension

 

60 minutes – £50

90 minutes – £65

Facial Rejuvenation 

A stimulating yet deeply relaxing facial massage that incorporates a unique blend of ayurvedic based elements including shiatsu techniques, acupressure points and traditional oil massage. This treatment  focuses on releasing facial tension, strengthening facial contours, improving muscle tone, skin elasticity and suppleness.

Whilst many people use this as a natural anti-aging treatment, this powerful complimentary therapy is highly beneficial and may additionally assist with:

  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Relieving stress and anxiety
  • Reducing swelling and puffiness
  • Reducing tension within the facial muscles (therefore providing a natural lift).
  • Relieving sinus pressure and congestion
  • Improving circulation around the face and neck
  • Eliminating toxins

* If the priority for receiving this treatment is to improve muscle tone, then for best results it is recommended to receive the Facial Rejuvenation Massage once a week for 6 consecutive weeks as the affects are accumulative (similar to training in a gym). Once the facial muscles have reached an optimum, the sessions can follow with monthly maintenance sessions.

 

 

60 minutes – £55 

Holistic Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage

This deeply relaxing treatment focuses on areas of the upper body that are prone to the stresses and strains of modern-day living. Through the application of warm basalt stones and manual massage, the deeper layer of muscle and connective tissue are targeted. The heat of the stones help to release built up tension in the back, neck and shoulders allowing you to completely unwind.

The effects and potential benefits  include: 

  • Provides a deep sense of relaxation and enhances a sense of wellbeing
  • Helps to relax muscle tension and soothe aches and pains 
  • Helps to reduce anxiety, depression and stress
  • Promotes sleep
  • Improves circulation of blood and the drainage of lymph from the upper body
  • Prevent the development of headaches and migraines
  • Improves upper body flexibility and posture

* Please note that the holistic back, neck and shoulder massage is offered from my treatment room.

 

45 minutes – £ 35

Any products or oils used during your treatments with Natural Therapies by Katie are sustainable, cruelty free, vegan friendly and organic.

Any products/ oils used by Natural Therapies by Katie are sustainable/ cruelty free, vegan friendly and organic
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