How Holistic Therapies Can Help

I try to add a holistic element to all my facial treatments, as over the years I can see what a benefit they have on the client and the skin. We all live such hectic lives and a little time out for ourselves is what we need to help recharge the body and help reduce stress, aches and pains associated with this. 

A lot of my therapies are massage based as Massage can help to relieve stress on a number of fronts. It activates the body on an internal level by decreasing the level of stress hormone and increasing immune cells. It also relaxes muscles and increases circulation what all together results in a reduction of stress-related pains. By bringing your body close to its optimum balance, it enables you to regain the energy and enjoy immediate relaxation. Regular massage is considered as the most effective form of stress relief. But for clients who do not enjoy massage I also do Reiki helping balance the body without massage.

Your Skin Reflects How you Feel

Some skin conditions have a psychological dimension that may need to be addressed, too.

If you've ever blushed from embarrassment, you know that your skin can reflect what you're feeling inside. It makes sense, then, that emotional trouble might show up as skin trouble. Although cause and effect can be difficult to pin down, considerable data suggest that at least in some people, stress and other psychological factors can activate or worsen certain skin conditions.  

Scientists have found that certain types of stress can interfere with the immune system, affecting the skin's capacity to heal. One study found that surgical patients who felt less stress in the month before surgery had higher levels of IL-1 (an immune system chemical that promotes healing), less postoperative pain, and a shorter recovery. Research also suggests that chronic negative stress can disrupt the function of the skin's permeability barrier, which normally keeps out harmful substances and prevents the loss of fluid from skin cell layers. This kind of disruption is thought to be a major factor in many skin diseases.

Skin problems that have a physiological basis but can be exacerbated by stress and other emotional factors. They include, among others, acne, various types of eczema or dermatitis (skin inflammation), pruritis (itching), psoriasis (skin scaling and redness), rosacea (skin flushing and eruption), urticaria (hives), and warts. 


Glowing Skin Facial Massage 10 minutes add on massage £10.00

My glowing skin facial massage is not only relaxing but has therapeutic benefits to help improve underlying factors effecting the skin. The face holds a lot of tension, especially the temples and forehead, facial massage can help relax the muscles which in turn can help reduce facial lines and tension build up which may be causing headaches or clenching of the jaw. The lymphatic system can be sluggish resulting in toxin build up causing the skin to be dull and resulting in congestion and breakouts and even sinus pain, therefore I do a pressure point massage to help kick start this system, draining toxins and clearing the sinuses. I use 3 unique dermalogica additives, a therapeutic blend of aromatherapy and natural oils to deal with different skin conditions while the aroma soothes the mind.

Targeted Neck & Shoulder Massage 10 minutes add on massage £10.00 / 20 minutes £20.00

​The neck & shoulders are a common area where we hold our stress, this massage is a targeted treatment to release tension in the neck and shoulders. The combination of  anti-stress aromatherapy essential oils and deep massage is a very effective way to target this tense area.

Stress Relief Scalp Massage 10 minutes add on massage £10.00 / 20 minutes £20.00

​This stress relieving massage helps with tension headaches, eye strain, stress, mental tiredness and body tension. It can be performed with or without aromatherapy oils. 

Aromatherapy Stress Relief Back Massage 10 mins add on massage £10.00 / 20 mins £20.00 / 30 mins £30.00

The movements used in this very specialised treatment will not only help relax the muscles, stimulate the circulation but will also assist in the balancing the flow Chi energy.  By working close to the spine we are able to influence the central nervous system accessing the whole body, therefore inducing a deep relaxation from head to toe. 

ReflexZone Foot Massage 10 minutes add on massage £10.00 / 20 minutes £20.00

To start this massage we cleanse the feet with a warm towel soak in calming aromatherapy botanicals.  Aromatherapy oils are used to massage the feet working over all the foot reflexology zones. 

AromaTouch Hand Massage 10 minutes add on massage £10.00 / 20 minutes £20.00

An expert massage using essential oils relieves tension and reduces stress on both muscles and joints. Our massages also help relax the muscles and restore blood flow for healthy, stress-free hands.

Reiki Healing Session 10 minutes add on treatment £10.00 / 20 minutes £20.00

Reiki heals by charging negatively affected parts of the energy field with positive energy. Energy fields in the body each have different vibratory levels and the reiki practitioners uses their hands to affect and hopefully rebalance these vibrations in the negatively affected part of the body.

Purifying Back Treatment 10 minutes add on treatment £15.00 / 30 minutes £39.00

A deeply-cleansing scrub sloughs off dead skin cells, readying skin for the removal of toxins. The hardest part of the body to reach will be cleansed, polished, hydrated and refreshed!

Hot Stone Therapy +£5.00 onto any massage

If the muscles are very tense the heat of the stones can help penetrate deep into the muscle, increase the circulation, help repair the muscle and allow the massage to be more beneficial. During the winter months it can be nice to warm the muscles before a massage.

Hot stone can be added to the Targeted Neck & Shoulder Massage, Aromatherapy Stress Relief Back Massage, ReflexZone Foot Massage and AromaTouch Hand Massage.

Chakra Balancing Treatment £50.00

The treatment starts with a chakra herbal tea to sip while you choose a charkra card, this will give you insight into your subconscious mind and your meditation for your session.

Crystals and reiki healing are used to help balance the charkras and help with the flow of energy around the body and will also  guide the therapist to what area of the body needs massaging to release tension associated with the main blockages. This may be the back, neck & shoulders or face & scalp using a blend of aromatherapy oils guided by the chakras.

The treatment concludes with the chakra meditation which can be used after your treatment to help balance the body and mind when in need.

Reiki Healing Treatment £50.00

Reiki heals by charging negatively affected parts of the energy field with positive energy. Energy fields in the body each have different vibratory levels and the reiki practitioners uses their hands to affect and hopefully rebalance these vibrations in the negatively affected part of the body.

Reiki can be used to relieve the symptoms of chronic illnesses and it often produces long-term beneficial changes. In most cases the practitioner will suggest a course of four, six or twelve treatments for maximum benefit.

Reiki is effective in:

  • Accelerating the healing process of any illness (mind or body)

  • Reducing pain

  • Reducing stress, anxiety, tension and depression

  • Encouraging positivity, self confidence and creativity

  • Lowering blood pressure

  • Strengthening the immune system

  • Eliminating toxins

  • Increasing energy levels

  • Promoting deep, restful sleep

  • Supporting personal change

  • Encouraging spiritual growth


FREE Holistic Therapies include in Healthy Skin Facials 60 & Ameson Skin Peels

Dermalogica ProSkin 60 includes 2 Holistic Therapies, the most popular being the Facial Massage and Neck & Shoulder Massage but you can choose any two of 10 minute massages or Reiki above.

Ameson Skin Peels includes 1 Holistic Therapy, although the face is best not to be massage, the neck & shoulders, scalp, hand or feet can be included in this treatment

10 Minute Add on Treatments

Please note that the 10 minute sessions can only be booked by adding them onto another service and are not a stand alone treatment.