Alternative Therapies

Aromatherapy

Aromatic essential oils, with medicinal qualities, are combined with healing massage, to enhance your physical and emotional health. Your qualified therapist will assess your needs and create a sensory journey that will have you floating off into a beautiful dreamy state. 

 

Choose an essential oil that resonates for you, and enjoy flowing strokes of Thai Massage, with the gentle techniques of Swedish Massage, to achieve the experience of ultimate relaxation.

 

You may find that you fall asleep during your treatment and this is completely normal. Your therapist will gently bring you back from your slumber and you will feel completely refreshed and at peace!

Dry Needling

Dry needling is the practice of targeting specific trigger points on the body and is based on the theory that they are connected to the organ and body systems. It may provide almost instantaneous relief for tightness and knots in the muscles and has also been found to help improve flexibility and range of motion in the body.

 

Your qualified therapist inserts short, thin, stainless steel filiform needles into specific pressure points on the body, and while you may feel a slight prick, it is not painful and extremely safe. The needles contain no liquid, and nothing is injected into the body.

 

The primary aim of this treatment is to relieve muscle cramping, and is very helpful in treating sports injuries, muscle pain, and even fibromyalgia pain.

 

Talk to our qualified staff to see if this is the treatment is right for you!

Chinese Cupping

Dealing with the pressures of daily life, and poor health habits, can lead to high blood pressure and chronic pain which are widely known to be the physical manifestation of chronic stress. Physical pain in the body can mean that inflammation has increased locally in that area.

 

Chinese Cupping Therapy is a noninvasive treatment where cups are used to create suction on problem areas on the back, to create negative pressure. The cups may be moved across the skin, or gently pull and twisted, to encourage blood flow and loosen muscles by attracting immune cells to that location to commence the repair and recovery process. It is used to relieve back and neck pain, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. It helps to sedate the nervous system and is often used to help reduce high blood pressure.

 

The treatment may leave bruise-like marks, where the cups were placed, however they are normal and will fade within a few hours or up to a few days, depending on your bodies response. The marks may be a little tender to the touch however they should never be painful.

 

Pair Chinese Cupping Therapy with a Dry Needling session, to maximise the benefits of this treatment!

Auriculotherapy

Auriculotherapy (also auricular therapy, ear acupuncture, and auriculoacupuncture) is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a micro system, which reflects the entire body, represented on the auricle, the outer portion of the ear. Conditions affecting the physical, mental or emotional health of the patient are assumed to be treatable by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively. Similar mappings are used in many areas of the body, including the practices of reflexology and iridology. These mappings are not based on or supported by any medical or scientific evidence, and are therefore considered to be pseudoscience.