A Truly Holistic therapy in essence, taking the clients physical & emotional needs into consideration. Let the beautiful aromas of essential oils blended specifically to your individual needs envelop you whilst letting your thoughts AND cares simply drift away with a truly indulgent body massage. A treatment that delivers a relaxing and beneficial therapeutic effect, reducing stress and inducing a feeling of well being
Acupuncture & Japanese Spinal Touch
Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. It has a very positive model of good health and function, and looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance. The overall aim of acupuncture treatment, then, is to restore the body's equilibrium.
Acupuncture has been traditionally used to aid many conditions, backs, necks, knees, a range of joint problems including ligament and core strengthening, anxiety and stress, to name but a few. Our experienced therapist anne mitchell also uses a Japanese system of Painless 'Spinal Touch' in combination with Acupuncture and has achieved great results with the combined use of these treatments.
Access Bars is a gentle hands-on modality that was introduced by Gary Douglas in the early 1990s. It consists of 16 bars of energy that run through and around your head. These bars connect at specific “bars-points” and correlate to different areas and aspects of life. During an Access Bars session, a practitioner gently touches these points to release the electromagnetic charge of all thoughts, ideas, attitudes, decisions, and beliefs that may have limited you in the concerned life areas.
Today Access Bars is practiced in over 170 countries world wide, used as a potent and pragmatic tool by families, schools, businesses, athletes, prison wards, psychologists, artists and many more.
For most people, it is the first time that they actually allow themselves to receive without obligation and consideration. This is an incredibly nurturing and relaxing process, undoing limitation in all aspects of your life that you are willing to change.
Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage
Massage involves working the soft tissue of the body, to ease day-to-day stresses and muscular tension, and promote relaxation. It helps to increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the treated areas and can also be used in support of other therapies to assist in the rehabilitation of muscular injuries.
There are many different types of massage. Some of these – such as Indian head massage and remedial/sports massage - concentrate on specific areas of the body, or problem areas. With all massage treatments, the therapist will adapt the pressure and techniques used to suit the client’s individual needs and preferences.'
Before treatment, your therapist will provide a full consultation, asking you various questions about your health and lifestyle, to ensure treatment is right for you. Most full body massage treatments take approximately an hour, though a ‘back, neck and shoulder’ massage may take between 30 to 40 minutes.
Treatments usually take place on a massage table or coach, though some may require you to sit in a chair or lay down on a futon-type mat on the floor. If the treatment involves the therapist directly massaging your skin, a nourishing oil or cream-based product will generally be used to provide a free-flowing massage, and towels carefully placed to ensure your modesty and keep you warm and comfortable throughout the treatment.
Whatever type of massage you are having, your therapist will advise you of what to expect before the treatment begins.
A holistic treatment adopting a range of massage techniques, recognised for having a stimulating effect on the body, helping to relieve stress and tension in the muscles
The EMMETT Technique is based on the belief that light touch can trigger a relaxation response in the soft tissue of the body, and the therapist may help relieve tensions resulting in feelings of improved comfort within the body.
It may be enjoyed by people of all ages, from the very young to the elderly and also by animals. Many people find they feel more at ease within their body and emotional well being is enhanced and animals appear more calm and at ease.
It is a safe and simple muscle release therapy that addresses discomfort and movement restriction issues. It involves light finger touch at specific locations on the body surface to stimulate the gentle release of muscle and soft tissue tension.
It works well as a standalone approach but can easily be combined with other complementary therapies such as massage, Bowen therapy and chiropractic as examples.
like using the foot for reflexology, theface has been found to have reflex points that can reflect other areas of the body. A gentle massageto these points helps to bring about balance in the appropriate areas, increasing blood flow to take nutrients and oxygen to areas that may be under nourished and improve lymph flow in areas thereby assisting in the removal of toxins. it has been found that a facial reflexology treatment may give profound relaxation which may aid better sleep as a result. An ideal treatment for those who have an aversion to their feet being touched.
Food Intolerance Testing
Gareth Zeal is one of the UKs leading experts in the field of nutrition & naturopathy and has 20 years experience of advising patients and customers on the benefits of good nutrition and natural medicine.
He has travelled all over the world to further knowledge about the health benefits of optimum nutrition and co-authored ‘500 health tips’ with Hazel Courtenay. Gareth regularly lectures around the world on the benefits of nutrition in practice to naturopaths, health food retailers, pharmacists and doctors..
Specialising in allergies, immune conditions and gut health, we are thrilled to have this renowned nutritionist offering his food intolerance clinic from Bare Health.
Hands Free Massage
No Hands massage is a deep, relaxing & releasing massage which can be rejuvenating or nurturing dependent on the client’s needs. It is a very effective treatment using the soft surfaces of the forearms instead of the hands which delivers a deeper and more relaxing treatment than conventional massage. For this reason, it has become known as the ‘Gentle Giant of Massage’. It is a massage that works on every level: Physical, Energetic, Emotional, Mental & Spiritual.
The aim of a holistic facial is to improve and maintain the condition of the skin whilst promoting relaxation and a sense of well being. Neals Yard organic skin products, specifically tailored to the clients skin type and the use of essential oils enhance the effectiveness of the facial alongside a facial massage that induces a deep feeling of relaxation. A wonderfully nurturing treatment.
Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine which involves treating the person with highly diluted substances, with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing. A safe and effective treatment that treats the individual on all levels, mentally, emotionally & physically
Hopi Ear Candling
A gentle Native American treatment that may help relieve a range of conditions such as sinus problems, hay fever, migraines/headaches, tinnitus, excessive ear wax and much more. It is a deeply relaxing treatment which works on the whole body. Concludes with a soothing face & scalp massage.
Think of hypnosis as a state of deep relaxation and focus, like daydreaming. It’s a state in which the mind is more receptive to ‘unlearning’ undesirable behaviours and replacing them with new and more appropriate reactions.
Jo will guide you into a deeply relaxed state known as a ‘trance’. This is when the conscious mind (which is rational, logical and helps you to make decisions) becomes detached from everyday worries. When this happens, the subconscious mind (which operates on automatic pilot and is responsible for our emotions, memories and nervous system) is more open to suggestion. It is here we can create change and overcome outdated, unhelpful thought patterns.
Hypnosis can be highly effective in dealing with distressing feelings, pain, anxiety and stress, insomnia, fears and phobias and panic attacks. Jo specialises in anxiety, confidence and self-belief. Perhaps where you feel, less than equal to others, like you wear a mask, or feel like an imposter.
When it comes to emotions, there’s not a lot that hypnosis can’t help!
Indian Head Massage
This massage concentrates on the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face. It can be stimulating, increasing circulation and helping to remove tension and anxiety.
Personal Development Coaching is about empowering you to be the best of yourself. It introduces concepts and techniques that will enable you to adopt different strategies to improve confidence, motivation, self image and relationships with others. Coaching is about drawing out your inner potential and helping you to reach your life goals. Whether this is related to your work, health, relationships or how you spend your leisure time, my coaching can help you to identify what you actually want in life and how you might achieve it.
A wider understanding of what we eat and drink and how it affects our minds and bodies is an essential tool to help achieve an optimum level of health. A consultation involves an informal discussion and assessment of your diet and lifestyle which enables the therapist to advise and plan a tailor made programme. These nutritional discoveries will enhance well being, health and vitality and help the body to rebalance and restore.
our Medical herbalist, Catherine Schofield combines traditional knowledge with the latest scientific research about botanicals and human physiology. This enables her to prescribe bespoke, natural remedies. Her aim is to treat the underlying cause of your health concern rather than the symptoms alone. Herbal medicine can be utilised to treat many health problems including: Digestive concerns, respiratory disorders, skin disorders, hormonal problems, mood disorders and Muscle & joint problems.
Natural Facial Lift Massage
This massage applies the tried & tested techniques of Acupressure, Massage & Manual Lymphatic Drainage. This natural procedure is designed to reduce muscular tension in the face and jaw, release expression lines and wrinkles whilst draining away excess tissue fluid giving a noticeably fresh and more youthful appearance to the skin. A thoroughly relaxing treatment. Can be combined with back, neck and shoulder massage by request.
nutritional support and diagnostic testing for people who are trying to help themselves through a variety of imbalances. Some of these include arthritis and joint problems, various respiratory and immune problems, GI disturbances, IBS and IBD, sibo, concentration problems, stress-related issues, mood disorders, immune challenges, skin conditions, adrenal imbalances, female hormonal challenges, thyroid conditions, blood sugar imbalances (such as diabetes), Candida and parasite problems, and many ongoing (chronic) problems that the NHS hasn’t been able to identify.
Oriental Thai Foot Massage
Traditional Thai Foot Massage is a combination of acupressure, energy balancing and stretching exercises. Thai foot massage is practised everywhere in Thailand and a part of everyday life, techniques that are still used today date back over 2000 years. The treatment focuses on the lower legs and feet, the practitioner uses a range of pressures and techniques using their hands, thumbs and a wooden acupressure massage tool to stimulate and balance the bodies systems and energy/Chi by addressing the Sen lines and pressure points.
pregnancy massage is a key way of aiding a client to get relief from everyday stresses pregnancy can have on the body. It can support the mother to co-ordinate breathing, promote relaxation and have confidence in her own body’s abilities. This in turn promotes bonding and closeness with her baby and aids the therapist/masseuse to work with and understand the effects the pregnancy has on the body and how they can proactively aid relief on aches and pains and promote relaxation using a combination of massage techniques.
An ancient treatment which encourages the body to heal itself. This involves the stimulation of pressure points on the feet that correspond to specific body areas, which may help to alleviate symptoms by balancing the body and boosting the immune system. Includes a relaxing massage to the lower legs and feet.
A system of healing that is very gentle but can have a profound effect. The therapist may lightly place the hands on the body or hold them slightly above. Universal energy, sometimes called ‘chi’ is channelled to the client assisting the clarification of mental and physical pathways already in existence in the body which may have become blocked or redundant. Reiki is usually described as a deeply relaxing experience, which aids physical, emotional & spiritual well being .
Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese healing art. It can help in a wide range of conditions - from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and regular Shiatsu sessions help to prevent the build up of stress in our daily lives.
Oriental tradition describes the world in terms of energy. All things are considered to be manifestations of a vital universal force, called 'Ki' by the Japanese, ''Chi", or 'Qi', in China. Ki is the primary substance and motive force of life. It is most often described as "energy", but Ki is also synonymous with breath in the Japanese and Chinese languages. In Oriental medicine, harmony of Ki within the human body is conceived as being essential to health.
The philosophy underlying Shiatsu is that Ki flows throughout the body in a series of channels called meridians. For many different reasons Ki can stop flowing freely and this then produces a symptom.
Common conditions which have been helped by Shiatsu include:
helps aid sleep
Experienced Sports Therapy and Massage Service based in Macclesfield, Congleton and surrounding areas. Manual therapy, excercise and personalised rehabilitation prescription to overcome repetitive sporting demands and other injuries
Traditional Thai Massage
Traditional Thai massage is an ancient system of healing with its roots in Yoga, ayurvedic medicine and buddhist spiritual practise.
This unique and complete system of yoga therapy combines rhythmic massage, acupressure, gentle twisting, deep stretching, rocking and meditation in a flowing harmonious full body massage. The exquisite stretches eliminate tension, improve flexibility, enhance sports performance and maintain a pain-free healthy body.
Thai massage releases tension, increases vitality and creates wholeness of mind body and spirit.
Your treatment is performed on the floor on the clothed body and requires no special equipment other than a thick blanket or futon mattress.
ONE TO ONE THERAPEUTIC YOGA
Whether you are a curious beginner or an established practitioner, one-to-one yoga sessions have something to offer. Providing a variety of styles of yoga and meditation in a private and comfortable setting, these sessions allow the time and space necessary for individualised guidance.
One-to-one Therapeutic Yoga is ideal for:
Addressing and alleviating specific physical, mental and emotional conditions
Supporting injury rehabilitation
Developing meditation and breathwork skills for use in everyday life
Gaining knowledge of yoga beyond postures
Beginning a yoga journey
Deepening an existing practice
Developing the confidence to join a group class
Working towards personal yoga goals
These customised sessions are tailored to meet the ever-changing needs of the individual, with the ultimate goal of enhancing overall wellbeing and restoring balance between body and mind. Each session is 60 minutes long, typically starting with a consultation before moving on to an integrated movement, breathwork and meditation practice, according to your requirements. Client-led and compassion focused, therapeutic yoga is a self-empowering process; the goal is to leave you with practices you can take home and integrate into your daily life.