Holistic Therapies

Before/After Advice

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Food that feeds the soul
These are only guidelines. For those of you that want to maximise on the benefits of your treatment...

The day of the Treatment:
            

Do   
  1. Drink lots of water, & or, herbal teas
  2. Eat easily digested foods ie;  Basmati rice, Dahl, Soups, Salads, Fruit
  3. Practise a few basic stretches.
  4. Wear loose fitting clothing & bring extra warmth for afterwards. Deep relaxation causes the body temperature to drop

Arrive 
early 
  1. To fill out consultation form, or update me on any issues.
  2. Use the bathroom.
  3. Rehydrate.
  4. Start to relax.

Tell me 
  1. If you want the music off, or change
  2. Any areas that are too sensitive to touch, or should be avoided.
  3. If you don't want oil in your hair!
  4. Your expectations for the massage
  5. Any questions

Do not 
  1. Drink alcohol
  2. Eat heavy food immediately before.

Avoid
  1. Caffeine
  2. Heavy foods for 24hrs ie: Meat, cheese,deep fried foods, bread.
During the Treatment

Do
  1. Actively engage in relaxing, mentally and physically
  2. Let your thoughts go.
  3. Focus on touch.
  4. Breathe! Watch out for breath holding.

Tell me 
  1. If you become too hot/cold.
  2. If you need the pressure adjusting

     
  • Pinda Sweda
    ~I find the Pinda sweda massages very therapeutic. The treatment is a warm oil treatment using a compress full of healing herbs. I can really feel the depth of the treatment and it really helps to relieve tension in my muscles. It is a wonderfully intense experience and I feel so relaxed by the end of it that it’s difficult to get off the bed.
    P.Buckley
  • Home
    Yoga Day Retreat: We spent the day stretching, breathing deeply, swimming & heating up bodies in the Sauna. Plus spoiled with delicious lunch, cake and wonderful massage. It was lovely. I feel relaxed & rejuvenated. Awesome day & great organisation! Enjoyed every minute!
    Magda
  • Yoga 1-1 / Private
    "...They (yoga lessons) proved a true tonic & played an integral part in helping me let go of much stress. Her gentle, encouraging manner soothed me into a world of releasing tension & building physical strength and flexibility.
    This she compliments with many 'words of wisdom' on how to cope with the challenges on modern life... & useful pointers to take away with you.
    I have no hesitation in recommending them to those taking their first steps into yoga and those with a little experience under their belt alike.
    They are at the same time wonderfully relaxing and invigorating..the perfect balance of mind and body and all from an excellent teacher and communicator!

    Lynne Armitage
  • Warm Oil Packs
    ~...I’ve also had the warm oil packs and massage. This is a beautiful, warming and relaxing treatment and especially lovely in the winter months. Angela is a very warm, kind and professional holistic therapist and she brings all of this and her vast knowledge to the treatment. I’ve had a lot of massages over the years and Angela is by far the best.
     
    Pauline Buckley
  • Herbal Compress
    This hot oil herb compress massage treatment is a revelation to me. It seems to be reaching deep tissue without the need for high pressure, sometimes painful standard massage technique. Angela has an amazing skill and is a highly professional, intuitive therapist and I would highly recommend her and the Pinda Sweda treatment to anyone.

     
    Caroline Bayman
  • Ayurvedic Consultation
    "I was introduced to Angela on a retreat day. I made an appointment initially for an ayurvedic consultation, it was amazing. I was blown away by her knowledge and sensitivity.

    Not only are the treatments she offers very therapeutic for the literal body, but there is something about what she does that works on a deeply emotional level.

    OK, I'm a closet hippie but I'm also a cynic which means its pretty difficult to accept some of the more untangible aspects of holistic treatments, with Angela I believe and trust."
    Rosaleen Manklow