Alternative Health & Massage Therapy
If you are looking for an alternative health and massage therapy with a holistic approach to health issues or for general wellbeing with relaxation Helen offers a range of services including workshops in Lancaster and Preston.
A unique healing system that incorporates herbal remedies, therapeutic massage with diet and lifestyle advice. Helen usees only the finest organic herbal combinations to obtain positive results. If you are looking for an organic approach to treating your health then Ayurveda is the system for you.
Helen has learnt Ayurveda from a western prospective and studied with Indian Ayurvedic doctors to achieve and understanding in Ayurveda. She has worked with and learnt about Ayurveda and applied it to the many western native herbs that we see around us today. It is her belief that to work with the plants and herbs that are in your area is sometimes the best option and linking with the plant, spirit and it’s medicine to cleverly help humans maintain balance is the key. It is also a belief that we thrive only in the environment that suits our constitution and many of us become imbalanced because we have stepped away from our birth place or native and ancestral roots.
Ayurveda is the most holistic complimentary medicinal system available today, it is rapidly growing in the west and an alternative approach to maintaining good health, wellbeing and beauty.
Ayurveda is one of the oldest forms of medical systems dating back over 5,000 years. Ayurvedas principles still remain today and believes in following the laws of nature. This Indian medicinal healing system based on achieving physical and mental harmony, meaning the “science of life” and is acknowledged by many leading scholars as the mother of all medicine.
Ayurveda is a complete way of life with a holistic approach viewing ailments to be caused by the imbalance of a person’s physical or mental constitution. Therefore Ayurveda gently aims to discover the root cause of the ailment. Bringing back balance in the mind and body by using specialist Ayurvedic massage techniques with herbal infused oils, herbal remedies, nutritional advice, lifestyle changes and Yoga.
It sees everything including humans to be composed of the five elements space, air, fire, water and earth these elements combine to create Bio- physical forces (energies) known as Doshas. Vata Dosha (air & space) Pitta Dosha (fire & water) and Kapha Dosha (water & earth).
Ayurveda simply works by establishing a person’s natural constitution and finding the nature of the imbalance which may be stress, diet, environment or emotional change, it seeks to return the individuals body back to a state of healthy balance.
A detailed assessment of your Diet, lifestyle and health requirements, includes a ayurvedic food list and herbal recommendations.
£60 – 1 hour
All treatments include a foot ritual and calming head massage.
Ayurvedic herbs such as sandlewood, rose and turmeric root are applied with hot oil incorporating steam. This treatment boosts the skin leaving it glowing,Helps weight loss, cellulite, rheumatism and toxin build up.
£35.00 – 1 hour
NABHI ABHYANGA (ABDOMINAL THERAPY)
A nurturing massage for the abdominal, helping to tone the organs, assist weight loss, improve digestion and strengthen the abdominal muscles. ideal for those suffering with abdominal pain.
£30.00 – 45 mins
£10.00 – extra (warm castor lepa pack)
PINDA SVEDANA (HERBAL POULTICE THERAPY)
A deep poultice treatment using fresh plants or dried specialised herbs to gently pound and sweat the body, strengthening for the body helping to alleviate muscle and joint pain, tension, sports injuries and rheumatic conditions.
£45.00 – 1 hour
MARMA BODY MASSAGE
A massage with a difference aiming to release trapped physical and emotional energy. Strengthening the organs and muscles by increasing energy. Marma’s are known as secret energy centres with over a hundred located over the entire body the practitioner will gently manipulate them to release the natural flow of energy that becomes blocked by stress, poor diet, exhaustion and toxins. If at times your body feels weak this treatment is for you!
£55.00 – 1 hour 30 minutes Whole body
£35.00 – 40 mins Back Massage
ABHYANGA BODY MASSAGE
To energise and stimulate the circulation, immune system and nervous system. Using warm medicated oils working with traditional Ayurvedic flowing movements that increase well being for the entire body bringing about energetic balance to the body and inducing stability.
£35.00 – 1 hour
The ultimate healing experience incorporating head to toe massage, energy balancing techniques, sound and chakra mantra. a beautiful intuitive spiritual massage to nurture and heal.
£60 – 2 hours
HOT LAVA SHELL MASSAGE
Self heating clam shells for a continuous deeply warming therapy incorporating ayurvedic techniques to calm and restore the body.
£45.00 – Full Body
£30.00 – Back Therapy
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep massage for muscle fatigue and deep seated tension.
£30 to £60
This therapeutic massage incorporates Yoga assisted stretches to maximise the effects of the massage. Tailor made for each person this treatment reduces toxin build up and muscular stress.
£35 – 40 mins Back, neck and shoulders
£60 – 1 hour full body
AROMA THERAPY/ REFLEXOLOGY
£35 – 1 hour
An amazing treatment for the head involving a steady stream of warm oil poured gently to the forehead. This deeply meditative treatment can help migraine, stress, anxiety and soothe the nervous system working the entire body. This truly relaxing therapy restores clarity and inner peace.
£60.00 – 1 hour
KARANA PURANA (EAR THERAPY)
Oil therapy for the ears helping to cleanse and open channels, includes Hopi ear candling, ideal for blocked ears, ear ache, neck pain, insomnia and restlessness.
£30.00 – 1 hour
AKSHI TARPANA (EYE THERAPY)
This unique eye treatment, nourishes the eyes, and cranial nerves, helping to bring about clarity to mind and sight, it reduces dark circles and eases eyestrain from general tiredness from the use of computers.
£30.00 – 1 hour
NASYA (NASAL THERAPY)
A gentle nasal treatment with application of herbal oils using specific pranayama breathing techniques, also incorporating a facial massage with steam. Highly effective in relieving headaches, sinusitis, sleep ailments and hay fever.
£25.00 – 45 mins
MARMA DE-STRESS FACIAL
A deeply relaxing cleansing facial with lymphatic massage concentrating on marma points (energy centres) promoting and regenerating the facial muscles whilst detoxing the skin, followed by a medicinal face mask. Truly amazing!
£45.00 – 1 hour
AYURVEDIC HEAD MASSAGE
This intensely revitalising massage improves circulation and removes physical and emotional blockages from the head region. Calms the mind and stimulates the senses. Can be combined seated in the lotus position.
£30.00 – 1 hour
HOLISTIC BALANCING FACIAL
A soothing massage with sound and gentle healing techniques for an ideal energy balance for a busy mind.
£35 – 40 mins
The gentle channelling of universal spiritual energy by the laying on of hands to activate the natural healing processes of the recipients body. Reiki opens doors in to the soul and energises the chakra system. This natural healing process leaves the body peaceful, balance and deeply calm.
£35 – 1 Hour
PADA ABHYANGA (FEET)
Working on the feet and lower legs incorporating marma points and nerve points. Aiming to reduce heat or cool the body. Improves leg swelling, inflammation, High BP, aches, nervousness and swollen veins. Revitalizing or soothing an ideal quick balancing treatment.
£35.00 – 45 mins
HASTA ABHYANGA (HANDS)
A pressure point hand treatment incorporating marma points to relieve stress, using specific oils to work on the nerve energy connected to the eyes, digestion mind and entire circulation.
£35.00 – 45 mins
Bastis are ideal for chronic pain and tension in specific areas working also on individual chakras (energy centres) if blockages have occurred. Also helpful for tension and discomfort. A wonderful experience of warm oil poured into a dough well gently relieving emotional or physical pain.
From £30 – 1 hour
For the lower back helpful for sciatica, chronic pain, nerve disorders, IBS, abdominal pain and acute problems.
For the neck and upper back helpful for heat and stress related ailments, neck problems, shoulder pain and emotional blockages of the throat.
For the heart, continuous bathing of warm medicated oil in the heart area is ideal for fear, anxiety, MS, high blood pressure, heart conditions, chronic fatigue and grief.
A unique detoxification process only available in Ayurvedic therapy, aiming for a deep cleansing of the body, anti ageing and rejuvenation therapy.
INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA
This interactive class will teach you the basic philosophy behind Ayurveda. Learn about your own unique body constitution and lifestyle routines to help achieve balance. Find out the basic foods 6 tastes to compliment your constitution and bring about wellness. Experience the wonders of medicinal western herbs and how to use them easily every day. This day will include Yoga and a vegetarian lunch.
Discover the Ayurvedic approach to seasonal changes and what to do for each season. We will incorporate food, herbs and Yoga practices for each season with the added information of western herbs.
SOUND HEALING, SINGING AND CHANTING WORKSHOP
Discover the healing benefits of sound, songs and using the voice with instruments for health and wellbeing. This class is held in a beautiful space which lends itself to sound healing. Explore the power of voice which is our most natural instrument of communication, submerge in the sounds of gongs, mantras and chants.