Complementary therapies Great for relaxation Our qualified Holistic Therapist, Gillian Quick, offers a range of treatments including Indian head massage, reflexology, aromatherapy and seated acupressure massage. Indian head massage is a non-invasive treatment. It involves the head, shoulders, arms, neck and face. It helps relax muscles and nerve fibres and increase fresh oxygenated blood around the entire body. It can help with tension headaches, migraines, eyestrain, sinusitis, dry hair/scalp, neck, shoulder and facial tension. Aromatherapy applies essential oils to revive, restore and heal the body. It combines the nurturing and relaxing power of touch with another powerful sense - the sense of smell. In aromatherapy massage, essential oils are applied to the skin and massaged into the body using techniques that focus on the nervous system and the invisible channels of energy that oriental practitioners call the meridians. This loosens tight muscles and blocked tissues, focusing on central points in the energy system. As the skin responds to the massage, its nerve endings communicate with the internal organs, glands, nerves and the circulatory system. The effect may be either stimulating or calming, depending upon the types of oils used and on the needs of the individual who is being massaged. Reflexology is based on the theory that every organ, area and system of the body is mirrored by a reflex point in the feet. By massaging these pressure points in the feet the reflexologist can observe and facilitate a clearing of any blockages in the corresponding areas of the body. It is a natural, drug-free approach to relaxing the body-mind, balancing the circulatory, excretory, digestive, endocrine and immune systems. It helps the body to rid itself of toxins, promotes healing, as well as being a treatment that effectively releases muscular tension, and relaxes and promotes good health and vitality. Please see Helen at the Centre's reception or call 01244 678619 for more details and to arrange an appointment.