All our therapies are professionally carried out in a secure, confidential environment. Our belief is that we all have the power within ourselves to help ourselves and that, sometimes, we just need a little support to discover the power of our mind. The therapies we offer are designed to do just that. We offer Reflexology, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Reiki and Thai Head Massage as well as a full foot Health service. Our focus this month is on Ayurvedic Face Reflexology.
Ayurvedic Face Reflexology & Massage is used by those with localised head and face issues and for cosmetic purposes as well as for wider-reaching effects.
The treatment is based on the premise that the body is reflected in the face and on the potentially powerful effect of working marmas to help rebalance body systems. These are vital energy points from the Āyurvedic tradition said to be infused with prāna and connected to very fine energy channels throughout the body. The techniques also aim to free constrictions and tension in the facial muscles and connective tissue, helping to smooth out expression lines and improve circulation of blood and lymph. The treatment provides complete relaxation so the body’s innate healing and rejuvenating powers can come into play.
The first part of the massage uses a variety of massage techniques without oil or lotion. Then the marmas are worked with a warm herb infused tridoshic oil. Tridoshic oil may help to rebalance whichever dosha is in excess. The doshas (vāta, pitta and kapha) are patterns in the Āyurvedic tradition used to describe a person’s constitution in terms of physical, emotional and mental characteristics.
Finally, the face is gently massaged using the oil and a bronze kasa wand, a kasa bowl with a wooden handle. Traditionally, kasa bowls are used in Āyurvedic massage to help remove excess heat and toxins and to reinforce the beneficial effects of massage strokes and marma work. The wand is smaller than the bowl used on the body and the feet. The wooden handle allows it to easily be applied to the face.
The Ayurvedic Face Reflexology treatment involves working over the scalp, neck and ears as well as the face. Please bear this in mind when booking a session. More oil can be used on the scalp if you want to keep the oil in the hair for a few hours before shampooing, leaving the hair beautifully smooth and silky.
Because we are working the face and head, this treatment may help with localised issues such as headaches, insomnia, sinus congestion and facial muscle restrictions, for example with Bell’s Palsy. Its deeply relaxing effects may be particularly helpful in alleviating stress
Judy Forrister is a full member of the Association of Reflexologists and the General Hypnotherapy Register. As well as being registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council for Reflexology and Hypnotherapy.
Based in a relaxing clinic located on the ground floor of Kelmercourt House on Sale Lane, Tyldesley. Tip to Toe is easily accessible from nearby motorway networks (the M60, M61 and M62) and has ample free parking. Tyldesley is situated on the outskirts of Manchester and within easy reach of Worsley, Boothstwon, Walkden, Astley, Atherton and Leigh
For more information or to book a treatment, call Judy on 0751 404 2670.
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Tip to Toe, Hypnotherapy & Holistic Centre, 4 Kelmercourt House, 102 Sale Lane, Tyldesley, Manchester M29 8PZ. Email: email@example.com