Our therapies

Oriental therapies consider the whole person, help the body to heal itself naturally and have a low risk of side effects. We combine a number of these therapies in one treatment – bringing tension release, pain relief, healing and energy unblocking all in one session.

Oriental medicine sees health as an expression of balance.

Qi is the foundation of oriental medicine. It represents the life force of all living things as well as all energy within the universe.

Stress causes body and muscle tension and many imbalances in the way your body works. The vital energy that flows around your body becomes constricted and blocked, causing you pain and discomfort.

Our treatments integrate a number of powerful therapies to help balance mind and body and to bring you physical, emotional and mental well-being.


Shiatsu

Translating literally as ‘finger pressure’, Shiatsu is beneficial for back pain, stress, headaches, whiplash injuries, neck stiffness, joint pain, reduced mobility and many sports injuries. It is a therapeutic practice that can help individuals move towards greater health and well-being. Various degrees of pressure are applied to key points to stimulate and balance energy flow in the body.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method of healing that encourages the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise points known as acupuncture points. It aims to prevent and cure specific diseases and conditions, to relieve pain and treat a wide variety of complaints. The World Health Organization says acupuncture can be beneficial for many medical conditions, from neurological and gastrointestinal ones to mental and emotional ones.

Joint mobilisation

Joint mobilisation improves mobility in areas that currently have less than normal movement as a result of tight muscles, stiff ligaments or problems in the joints themselves. The practitioner moves the joints in a way that you cannot do yourself. The treatment involves small movements of the actual bone surfaces on each other. Some movements help to decrease pain and others increase the range of movement of the joint.


Thai massage

Based on yoga, ayurveda and buddhist spiritual practices, Thai massage blends gentle rocking, rhythmical pressure and deep assisted stretches to open, exercise and tone the whole body. Working on ten energy lines in the body, this massage can stimulate energy flow and gently release blockages to maintain a healthy body, mind and spirit.

Cranio-sacral therapy

This involves very light contact by the practitioner’s hands on the client’s cranium, sacrum or other part of the body. The therapy aims to identify impediments to the free motion of body tissues, fluids and energy flow, and can assist the body’s natural capacity for self repair.