Promoting well-being through holistic, therapeutic treatments
Welcome to Touch Therapy
I work anatomically by analyzing through listening attentively to you and what you want during our pre-treatment consultation and then intuitively with my hands so each treatment is unique and aims to meet your needs. Because I work anatomically each massage movement has a purpose and energy directed at the target area(s).
I have a dedicated treament room in my home, so you receive a professional treatment in a welcoming environment.
Touch Therapy treatments are available during normal working hours but appointments may also be made for weekends and evenings.
I also provide onsite massage at offices, These clothed treatments of usually 20 to 30 minutes can
This onsite massage also can complement and enhance your activities at team days, promotional events, etc.
- increase energy levels, enhance productivity
- help to make staff feel valued - increase motivation and morale
- promote health awareness - less absenteeism.
Touch Therapy Treatments
I have a holistic approach to bodywork which focusses on your needs for an individually tailored treatment.
You can either choose to have a session dedicated to a particular therapy or it can be a ‘fusion’ from the following therapies. Most importantly, each session is unique to you – whether you need relaxing ‘time out’ or a remedial treatment to address a particular condition and ease you out of pain
- Hot Stonefusion
- Holistic Massage/Holistic Medical Massage
- Auricular acupuncture
- Tsuboki Japanese Face Massage
- Indian Head Massage
Sessions can be 30, 45, 60, 75 or 90 minutes at £30, £35, £40, £45 or £50 respectively with a £5 supplement if you would like Hot Stones to be used, if appropriate.
There is an extra £5 charge on an initial visit for the comprehensive assessment required before any treatment.
Hopi ear candle and head/facial massage
Clears sinus/nasal passages
Hopi Ear candles plus facial/head massage – Ideal before flying, swimming, diving
45 minutes – £35 (includes cost of the kitemark guaranteed Biosun candles)
Onsite/Seated chair massage (Neck, shoulder, back, arms)
Relaxing and invigorating refresher
Can be provided in offices and at events – prices on application
Individuals – 30 minutes – £25
Consultation on first visit – allow an extra 20 minutes + £5
Holistic Massage/Holistic Medical Massage
Depending on your needs, this therapeutic massage can be totally aimed at relaxing you, or may be a combination of relaxation with some of the treatment focussing on particular areas of tension or pain or completely focussed on remedial bodywork to help you out of pain.
A personalised treatment can be anything from a full body massage (60 to 90 minutes) to a 30 minutes session targetted at particular problem areas.
A treatment will combine a variety of proven techniques which may include heat, stretching, trigger point work and massage movements which work at differing levels on the tissue layers, and aim to increase the benefits of traditional Swedish massage.
Movements such as effleurage (smooth stroking) work over the skin with the palm of the hand, soothing soft tissue and encouraging relaxation, whereas movements like petrissage (wringing and kneading) will help to relieve tension in the tissues and muscles.
Tapotement (percussion) ‘wakes up’ muscles and invigorates circulation.
Reflexology is a natural, holistic, non-invasive therapy performed on the feet or hands using special manipulations with varying degrees of thumb or finger pressure to provide benefits at a physical and emotional level.
Reflexology can negate the effects of stress while it helps the body relax. Through the relaxation process the body is more capable of dealing with the stresses placed on it by daily living and those associated with illness.
Reflexology gently ‘nudges’ the body towards better functioning by improving lymphatic drainage and venous circulation, stimulation to the nerve pathways, and muscle relaxation.
Dr Joseph Riley and his assistant physiotherapist Eunice Ingham (1879 – 1974) ‘mother of modern reflexology’ observed that the reflexes on the feet are a mirror image of all the organs, glands and parts of the body linked by energy pathways. Eunice worked on mapping the entire body on the feet into five zones and developed the reflex points. The Chinese practice of acupuncture and Japanese Shiatsu similarly use meridian points.
The feet are the most responsive areas for working the zones because they are extremely sensitive. Imbalances in the body – congestion, inflammation or tension – can be detected in the foot and may be experienced by the client as a sharp or dull pain and by the therapist as a ‘gritty’ area. This sensation mirrors an imbalance in the corresponding part of the body, so by applying pressure, it stimulates the movement of energy along the pathways and effectively treats to restore balance and well-being.
Essential oils and Aromatherapy
Many cultures – including the Ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Chinese – were convinced of the therapeutic properties of aromatherapy and used it to treat a variety of ailments. As essential oils are derived from natural sources, such as trees, grasses, herbs and flowers, they act efficiently, leaving no toxins behind.
In Ayurvedic medicine, a form of aromatherapy has been practiced as one element of holistic treatment for thousands of years. Since aromatic essences also contain the life force of a plant, they can help re-activate or harmonize the prana or chi within an individual, which is vital to the overall healing process.
The Chinese had just one word, heang, for perfume, incense and fragrance – classified into six basic types, according to the mood induced: tranquil, reclusive, luxurious, beautiful, refined or noble.
Their bodies, baths, clothing, homes and temples were all richly scented, as were ink, paper, sachets tucked into their garments, and cosmetics.
Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture
This Microsystem technique works on the principle that treating a single part (ear) treats the whole body.
This is ideally combined with another treatment such as reflexology or some massage in order to affect nerve impulses and the central nervous system to help anxiety, stress and depression and balance the nervous system.
Indian Head Massage
This relaxing massage manipulates soft tissues in the shoulders and scalp using a range of different massage pressures and rhythms to invigorate the head and neck area. Particularly good to relieve stress.
Indian Head Massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of medicine which has been practised in India for 4,000 years.
Ayurveda means ‘the science of life and longevity’ and is based on balancing body, mind and spirit to promote well-being in a holistic sense – including massage alongside healthy diet, use of herbs, yoga, meditation and exercise.
In Ayurvedic medicine the chakras, often associated with seven of the endocrine glands are areas of subtle energy which may become blocked or impaired and create an imbalance in the body. An accumulation of negative energy can manifest itself in an emotional or physical condition and massage can help re-align the energy and restore harmony.
Massage is an important and integral part of Indian family life where babies are massaged regularly and from the age of six, they then share the giving of massages within the family circle. This not only helps promote good health, it helps the child bond within the family unit to feel secure and happy.
Ear Candling with facial/scalp lymphatic drainage massage
‘Thermo Auricular Therapy’, as it is sometimes called, is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears using Hopi Ear Candles. It can treat a variety of conditions and helps regulate pressure in the ears. It may be used as an alternative to conventional allopathic treatments such as antibiotics, ear syringing and grommets.
The ‘candles’ are named after the native American tribe of Arizona, the ‘people of peace’, who are renown for their extensive knowledge of healing.
They are made from organically grown linen rolled into a hollow ‘cigar’ impregnated with 100% pure beeswax, honey extracts, beta carotene (to control rate of burning) and essential oils.
Seated acupressure massage
Office based on-site chair massage is a convenient and cost-effective solution of looking after yourself and your staff.
- only takes 15 to 20 minutes
- no need to undress-no messy oils
- safe and suitable for everyone-but it is unwise in the first trimester of pregnancy
- relaxes and lets your mind rest-it gives time to sort things into perspective
Get together for an enjoyable, healthy socialising alternative with a few of your good friends; have an office ‘away’ day or evening; spend some special time on yourself
- Set the scene with soft drinks*, healthy nibbles, pleasant music
- Choose from a range of massage treatments to soothe aches and pains, relax after a hard day’s work or prepare for a big event
"It is advisable that consumption of alcohol is kept to a minimum when receiving treatments – how about making up some fruit juice ‘cocktails’?
Pamper parties can be held in the comfort of your own home or at a suitable venue.
I would recommend a group of at least 4 and a maximum of 8.
For larger groups, this can be arranged with an additional therapist, providing there is adequate space.
Treatments are from £10 per person plus mileage and include creams, oils and equipment.
Maximum travel distance – a radius of 20 miles from Southwell.
- B.A. (Hons) Humanities
- Member of International Council of Holistic Therapists
- Holistic Body Massage - ITEC
- Indian Head Massage - ITEC
- Aromatherapy - VTCT
- Reflexology - VTCT
- Auricular Acupuncture - MTAT
- Holistic Medical Massage - Jing Advanced Massage
- Onsite seated chair massge - Jing Advanced Massage
- Hot Stonefusion - Jing Advanced Massage
- Hopi Ear Candles - UK Holistics
- Swedish Body Massage - IBSD
- Counselling Diploma - NCS
- Approved First Aider
- Insured with Federation of Holistic Therapists
Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Corporate Massage, Ear Candling, Holistic Massage, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Remedial Massage, Stone Therapy Massage, Swedish Relaxation Massage