The word holistic means "whole". Conventional medicine tends to focus on the symptom or the part of the body that has the problem whilst the holistic approach takes into account the whole person. Holistic therapists believe that the body has a vital life force. When this becomes out of balance - disease takes a hold. The aim of holistic therapy is to restore the balance of this vital life force and help the body heal itself naturally.
Holistic therapies do not just have physical benefits - they help the mental, emotional and the spiritual well being of a person. Holistic treatments are also deeply relaxing.
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is based on the ayurvedic system. It helps to balance the 3 vital energies in the body and helps to improve health. A treatment consists of massaging the upper back, neck, scalp and face and takes approximately 30 minutes.
During a treatment your therapist will take you through a consultation and then you will be asked to get comfortable so the massage can begin. It is best not to do any strenuous exercise after a treatment and to take things easy for the next 12 hours.
- Increased mobility of joints
- Relief of tension headaches, eye strain, nasal congestion, jaw ache and hangovers!
- Alleviates stress, anxiety, lethargy and mild depression
- Improve skin and hair condition
- Restful, refreshing sleep
Lava Shell Therapy
A new spa massage from the South Pacific has been launched into UK spas, offering the benefits of a hot stone massage, but with the added benefit of being eco-friendly.Genuine, recycled Lava Shells from the Philippines have been harvested for their unique size, shape and structure. These Tiger striped Clam Shells heat up internally due to a patented combination of natural minerals and water
Hot Lava Shell Relax Massage - 60min (Full body)
An indulgent and truly pampering relaxation full body treatment using the natural benefits of heated Tiger Clam Shells to transport you to the warm beaches of the Tropics . The smooth shells are expertly glided over the body with varying pressures, tailored to meet your particular needs. Hydrating oils are used during the treatment to moisturise the skin as the warming energy of the shells helps to revitalise and rebalance the body and mind.
Hot Lava Shell Back Treatment - 25min (Half body)
For an intensive back, neck and shoulder treatment this deep tissue massage uses heated lava shells to achieve a firm deep pressure and treat deep rooted muscle problems. The radiating heat from the shells releases tension and leaves you feeling instantly stress free and rejuvenated.
Rose Quartz Hot and Cold Massage - 75min
Rose quartz has always been known as the stone which awakens our vitality and makes our blood run. That’s why rose quartz is good for the heart, circulation and also helps with narrowing of blood-vessels. The love stone inspires our fantasy, opens our senses and creative way of thinking. Rose quartz is able to bring back into balance changes of mood and to diminish fears.
Rose Quartz Hot & Cold Massage starts with a point press massage of the feet, which are a gateway to relaxation. Via the reflex zones of the feet a pleasant balance of the whole body is effected. A feeling of tranquillity and trust is created. Interior uneasiness will be solved and heartbeat regulated by balancing strokes with valuable oil of roses and warm rose quartz stones on the chest. Stress simply fades away. It is a deep healing massage technique to promote relaxation and to help balance energy pathways. This treatment not only dispels tensions and soothes the soul but also enhances lymph flow, removes toxins and fortifies the immune system. It also stimulates the Chakras removing energy blockages
Rose Quartz Facial
This luxury facial uses rose quartz crystals (the stone of love and harmony) to stimulate circulation and promote cell growth. It contains a number of minerals, including iron, magnesium, sodium, manganese and silicium, as well as oxygen for a positive effect on body, mind and soul.Rose quartz minerals work gently on the energy pathways of the face and neck to release tension and emotional stress.
This beautiful, relaxing treatment begins with Rose scented hot towels refreshing the face and neck. The skin is then cleansed with a gentle cleanser and toned using Rose water. A gentle exfoliation removes dead skin cells leaving the face looking revitalised. Slight pressure using Rose quartz crystal wands is applied to a sequence of pressure points to relieve tension. Sumptuous Rose oil is used to massage the neck and face. A Rosehip face mask is applied and, whilst this is revitalising the skin, a hand massage and chakra balance is carried out. The face mask is then removed and the skin is moisturised using a luxurious Rose and Pomegranite natural moisturiser.
We use natural rose products including Damask rose oil, rosehip oil and rose water ( a naturaltoner).
Here are some of the healing aspects of rose for helping the skin:
- Scars, including acne scars and old scars
- Dry eczema
- Skin burns, including sunburn
- Rehydrates dry skin
- Repair damaged skin cells of all sorts
- Reduce wrinkles
Facial cupping is a traditional, time-honored treatment that remains favored by millions worldwide because it’s safe, comfortable and remarkably effective. Women in Asia, Russia, and Europe have been utilizing these remarkable facial cupping techniques for rejuvenation and maintenance for years.
Small suction cups are used during facial rejuvenation cupping create a gentle vacuum to lift the skin and other facial tissue. Lifting the facial tissue activates the lymphatic drainage to eliminate toxins, cellular waste and excess fluid in the face and neck. Rigid muscle tissue in the face and neck is easily massaged with facial cupping.
Benefits of Facial Rejuvenation Cupping:
- Increased blood circulation to head and neck
- Increased circulation and absorption of nutrients to the skin
- Improved absorption of facial products
- Drainage of stagnant fluids
- Reduced puffiness and edema
- Reduced appearance and prevention of facial lines and wrinkles
What to Expect from your Facial Cupping Session
Your facial cupping session starts with a thin application of coconut oil. After a light face and neck massage, your facial cupping treatment begins. It is best to arrive for your treatment with long hair tied back and a clean face. A typical facial rejuvenation treatment lasts 30 minutes, however, additional massage time may be added upon request. Therapeutic grade essential oils may be added/recommended depending on skin condition or treatment needed. Essential oils are available at an additional charge. Please drink an ample amount of water before and after each treatment.
Lines and wrinkles will plump and any scar tissue will soften. The drainage of stagnant fluids from reservoir areas will reduce edema and chronic puffiness. The muscles of the face benefit greatly from the reduction of tension and tightness, releasing expression lines and loosening rigid muscle tissue. Facial cupping can provide significant therapeutic results for symptoms related to sinus infections, inflammation, edema and those suffering with TMJ disorders.
How Many Treatments are Recommended for Optimal Results?
As with any therapeutic treatment, results can vary from person to person. The recommended initial course of treatment with facial cupping consists of between 6 and 12 sessions. The results are cumulative, especially if treatments are performed 1-2 times per week. We recommend monthly follow-up sessions to maintain the original results.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture supports overall health focusing on the face to bring out one’s inner beauty. Acupuncture for beautification has been used for thousands of years by women in Asia. Facial acupuncture increases the elasticity of the skin, tightens pores, improves muscle tone and dermal contraction. At Isthmus Acupuncture we practice constitution facial acupuncture to address the root causes of accelerated aging while beautifying the face. You will look more energetic, vibrant and healthy while feeling calm and relaxed!
Benefits of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture:
- Improve muscle tone and dermal contraction
- Increase collagen production
- Reduce bags under the eyes
- Lift drooping eyelids
- Reduce sagging and jowls
- Decrease puffiness around the face
- Eliminate fine lines and diminish larger wrinkles
- Reduce age spots
- Tighten pores and brighten eyes
- Balance hormones to benefit acne or dry skin
- Moisten the skin through increased circulation to the face
- Improve facial color through increased circulation
- Promote a more radiant, youthful appearance
Schedule a relaxing and exceptionally powerful Facial rejuvenation cupping or Facial Accupunture with Banshri Bhanderi.
Reiki is a safe, gentle, non-intrusive, hands on energy healing technique. It can help balance and harmonise mind, body and spirit.
It is a holistic treatment for balancing, healing and harmonising all aspects of a human body, mind and spirit. The Japanese word reiki is translated 'Universal life-force energy'. 'Rei' means 'Universal' and 'Ki' means 'Life force energy'. Everybody has an energy life force running through them, when you become ill or stressed the energy pathways get blocked. Reiki helps to unblock them so that it runs more freely which in effect helps to balance and harmonise body mind and spirit.
During a Reiki session, your therapist will take you through a consultation and explain what happens during a session. The treatment lasts approximately 1 hour. It is advised to relax after the treatment and not to participate in any strenuous exercise.
|Indian Head Massage||£28|
|Lava Shell Therapy|
|Hot Lava Shell Relax Massage||£40|
|Hot Lava Shell Back Treatment||£24|
|Rose Quartz Hot and Cold Massage||£45|
|Rose Quartz Facial||£40|
|Facial Cupping||fr £35|
|Facial Acupunture||fr £60|