Please note, I am not a salon and only offer treatments to
students past, present and prospective, families with additional needs, or
support groups. I do not take clients from the general public. If you are
looking for a salon style massage, please contact one of the therapists
recommended on my Links page.
See below for more information about the therapies
I offer and please
get in touch if you need more
treatments are available for an additional £10.
Disclaimer: Complementary therapies are complementary to,
not a replacement for, conventional medicine. No claims are made to diagnose or
cure any illness or condition, and clients' health remains under the care of
their GP at all times.
Cost: £30 (1 hour)
treatments (40 mins) are available for under 18s and full time
students at £20/session
Reiki is a complementary therapy, to be used in conjunction with
rather than instead of conventional medicine, and can be of benefit to everyone.
It calms and relaxes in times of stress, boosts the body's healing and enhances
one's general well-being. A non-invasive therapy, it can be done with the recipient
sitting or lying down and fully clothed. It is important to realise that the
Reiki practitioner is simply a channel through which Reiki energy is offered to
the recipient, and the recipient's own Higher Self will use the energy as
needed. The client is doing their own healing and the practitioner is merely
Reiki is thought to be an ancient Japanese form of healing, re-discovered
by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and now widely practised throughout the
West as well as in its original homeland. Like crystal healing, it works on a subtle
level by re-balancing the body's energies and healing at physical, emotional and
spiritual levels. The reiki energy is a loving, universal healing energy which can
be channelled through the hands of initiated reiki practitioners to the recipient.
Because it is divinely guided (the name comes from Japanese "rei" (divine power)
and "ki" (life force energy), the energy goes directly to where it is needed by
the recipient. Expressed simply, the thinking is that imbalances in the body's energy
field, caused by negative emotions or experiences, eventually show up in the physical
body and create problems there. If the energy imbalance or blockage is cleared before
it gets to this stage, then it prevents damage to the physical body, and the reiki
energy does the clearing.
I would like to acknowledge, with love and thanks, the help of my Reiki Teachers,
Margaret De Petro and Rebecca Holton.
Crystal Healing with Reiki
Cost: £40 (1 hour 20 mins
Possibly one of the most relaxing and balancing therapies,
this combination of crystal healing and Reiki provides clients with the chance
to be involved in their own healing and to experience energetic balance. Working
together, we select appropriate crystals which are then cleansed and energised
before being placed on and around the client in order to align their energies.
The Reiki treatment takes place as the client relaxes in their crystal "cocoon",
also helping to clear energy blocks and provide a calm, balanced feeling which
clients love! Feedback comments include "I'm so chilled!" and "I can feel that
I'm back in a central alignment".
Cost (including short consultation and an essential oil blend):
Full body massage (1 hour 10 mins approx): £55
Hand and foot massage or back, neck and shoulder massage ( (35 mins approx): £35
Please add £10 for a full aromatherapy consultation and
personal oil blend.
An aromatherapy massage is truly relaxing and also holistic, as the
properties of the chosen oils can help in all aspects of life. Aromatherapy uses
essential oils (literally, the essence of a plant) for their therapeutic
benefits, which can be considerable, as well as for their amazing scent!
Aromatherapy treatments require a consultation, in addition to
the normal one, which examines the issues the client would like addressing. The
therapist then selects appropriate oils, checking for any cautions, and also
ensuring that the client likes the smell of the blend! The blend is then used
for the massage, with any left over being given to the client to use at home.
Aromatherapy massage, unlike Swedish and other massage
modalities, is very gentle and flowing as its main purpose is to help the skin
to absorb the oils, so they can enter the bloodstream and do their work. The
massage involves some lymph drainage to help with the flow of lymph and thus the
elimination of toxins, and is incredibly relaxing whether you choose a full body
massage or one of the shorter ones. The hands and feet are excellent sites for
the oils to be absorbed if you haven't time for a full body massage, and the
back, neck and shoulders are a notorious area for holding tension and can
benefit from a short but effective treatment.
A full body massage lasts approximately 1 hour 15 minutes, and
a hand and foot or back, neck and shoulder one, 25- 30 minutes. This is in addition
to the consultation process, which is around ten minutes for a general one or half an hour
for a full aromatherapy one.
Aromatherapy offers the chance for my clients to add an extra
dimension to their treatments: in addition to the relaxation of a hand, foot or
facial massage, for a
small extra charge an aromatherapy consultation can be added. This involves time
spent establishing the client's needs and choosing appropriate oils, then in
creating a unique blend especially for their massage treatment.
Cost: £35 (45-50 mins)
A good facial is something to dream about. And I offer a
choice of three, depending on your preference! Cleansing and toning can be
incorporated into any of the facial massages for an extra £2.50.
Ayurvedic Facial Massage
Based on Indian traditional
medicine, thought to originate around 5000 years ago. This wonderful energy therapy uses the principles of Ayurveda
(the ancient Indian healing system, coming from "Ayur" meaning "life" and "veda"
meaning "science" or "knowledge") to use the oils and face mask ingredients most
appropriate for each client by determining their "dosha" or personality type. Gentle
massage of the "marma points", which are similar to acupressure points, stimulates
and clears energy flow while providing a relaxing, calming experience, and a few
elements from the NLFM are incorporated to provide a smoothing and lifting of the
face. Finally, a natural face mask appropriate to the client's dosha, including
ingredients such as oatmeal, honey and fruit, is applied to enhance the skin's appearance.
If appropriate, crystals may be laid on the client while they relax with the mask
Clients report a feeling of clear-headedness as well as relaxation
following this therapy, which may make it a good one to experience before exams,
interviews or other situations where a relaxed but clear thinking approach is needed.
Natural Lift Facial Massage
A holistic way of gaining a
glowing complexion! I can't guarantee that my clients will look younger, but
most people definitely notice a "glow" after the treatment. This relaxing
therapy uses elements from both Indian and Japanese facial massage to provide a
thorough "workout" for the neck, shoulders and face. It involves gentle
manipulation of the facial tissues, helping to minimise damage and lines, lymph
drainage to remove toxins, and stimulation of the face to improve blood flow,
all of which can help the client to feel, and maybe even to look, younger! Add
to this the relaxing "me-time" of having the facial and you have the perfect
Holistic Face, Neck and Shoulder Massage
This is Earthereal's own creation: the best elements of different
facial massage styles, brought together in a relaxing treatment which encourages
blood flow to the head and face, benefiting muscles and encouraging the removal
of toxins. The shoulders and neck area are treated as this is an area where most
of us carry tension, with the marma points in the area included in the massage,
followed by an Ayurvedic-inspired marma point massage of the head and face.
Working with the marmas provides an energetic element to the massage. Gentle stroking and smoothing movements, with stimulation and "lifting" of the face,
promote relaxation and increase blood flow to
the area, followed by light drainage to encourage the removal of toxins and "puffiness."
This massage thus includes elements of Indian and Chinese massage
as well as the Ayurvedic marma work, and can include an Ayurvedic face mask to suit
the client's dosha. It is a very gentle, calming and nurturing treatment and can
be beneficial to the client in many ways.
A facial massage lasts around 45 minutes, plus consultation.
Please allow extra time for cleansing/toning/face mask if required.
Cost: £60 including dosha consultation and appropriate oils (1 hour 10 mins approx)
This is one of my recent discoveries. Ayurvedic, or Indian
massage, is quite different from Western body massage, involving a variety of
moves which provide energetic stimulation as well as the usual physical
benefits. In India, the massage is carried out by two therapists and a LOT of
oil: however, our version is more akin to what we are used to, with one
therapist and a manageable amount of oil!
A dosha consultation is carried out initially, to determine which oils should
be used. Then the client experiences massage of the back of the body and limbs
before turning over for massage of the front of the body. The massage involves
soothing effleurage movements, interspersed with stimulating palm kneading,
muscle petrissage and tapotement or percussion movements to work the muscles,
removing toxins and waking up the energy meridians for a relaxing yet energising
Ayurvedic Hand and Arm Massage
Cost: £30 (45 mins approx)
Similar in its relaxing properties to Japanese Hand Massage, Ayurvedic Hand and Arm Massage includes a dosha consultation so the
oil can be chosen to suit the client's dosha, work on the marma points in the hand and arm for energetic benefits, and relaxing
massage strokes on hand and arm to leave the client feeling totally chilled!
The massage lasts around 35-40 minutes, plus consultation time.
Cost: £40 (35-40 mins) including Biosun candles
This therapy is becoming increasingly popular as people
discover the benefits of its gentle action. It is deeply relaxing, and can
sometimes help with chronic ear, nose and throat conditions such as sinusitis,
tinnitus, hay fever and headaches. Some people find a treatment a few days
before a holiday makes plane travel more comfortable for them.
Contrary to some claims, ear candling does NOT remove earwax
for you to see in the candle: it would take far too much suction to do this! The
gentle burning of the candle causes slight pressure changes in the outer ear,
which cause slight movement of the eardrum and thus can have an effect on the
The treatment begins with grounding and gentle stimulation of the facial
acupressure points, then the client
relaxes on one side while the therapist holds the candle in place. This
experience is usually very pleasant: the candles smell of honey and herbs and
make a gentle crackle as they burn. The sensation has been described as "lying
by a log fire". Finally the client receives a mini facial which includes a
lot of lymph drainage, helping to break up any toxins released by the ear
I only use Biosun (TM) ear candles, which have a filter to
prevent any debris falling into the ear, and which carry the CE safety mark.
An ear candling treatment lasts around 45 minutes, plus
Hot Stones Massages
Cost: Full body massage: £60 (1
hour 10 mins approx)
Back, neck and shoulder massage:
£35 (30 mins approx)
This has got to be THE massage for chilly winter days! A full
body, or back, neck and shoulder massage, with the added benefit
of heat from smooth, natural basalt stones, held in the
therapist's hands to enhance relaxation for the client. Oil is
applied and then the stones are used to smooth, stroke and
release, providing an extra special treat.
A full body massage lasts around an hour and 15 minutes, and a
back/neck/shoulder massage around 25-30 minutes.
Why not try it out, especially if you're prone to cold, or treat
someone special this winter?
(Please note, Hot Stones Massage is not suitable for
clients who have high blood pressure.)
Indian Head Massage
Cost: £30 (35 - 40 mins)
A relatively recent treatment in the West, this fantastic massage
has been popular for centuries in India where massage is part of the upbringing
of children. Parents are well aware of the benefits of massage and they provide
it for their children on a daily basis at first, gradually decreasing as the child
The massage takes place with the client seated in a chair, and cam
be performed with or without the use of aromatic oils. It involves a workout for
the neck, shoulders and upper back, brisk massage of the scalp and tussling of the
hair which helps circulation and stimulates acupressure points in the upper body
and the head. The pressure points on the face are gently stimulated and the
treatment concludes with chakra balancing to leave the client balanced yet
For the client on the go, the massage without oils is a great
way to experience relaxation without the need to remove any clothing. For a
fuller experience, the client can remove the shirt and wear a vest top to enable
aromatic oils to be used on the neck, shoulders and back.
An Indian Head Massage lasts around 35-40 minutes, plus
Japanese Hand Massage
Cost: £30 (35-40 mins)
Many people are familiar with the concept of reflexology for the
feet, but did you know it can also be used on the hands? Japanese Hand Massage combines the benefits of this with the Japanese
massage form Shiatsu to provide a truly relaxing and uplifting experience. It is
non-invasive: all the client needs to do is roll up their sleeves! Stroking,
massaging and mobilising are all part of the massage and it is incredibly
relaxing. Oils are usually used, though it can be carried out without.
This therapy is especially beneficial to people who use computers a lot, or
anyone working with their hands and arms. However since we all carry more
tension than we realise in our hands, anyone can enjoy it as a regular or
A Japanese Hand Massage lasts 35-40 minutes, plus
Thai Foot Massage
Cost: £30 (40 mins approx)
If you walk, cycle, run or just have stiff legs, this could be
the massage for you! A Thai Foot Massage with me begins with a relaxing foot
bath using a small amount of aromatic oil to relax and warm your feet. The massage
itself works the pressure points and the "Sen" or meridian lines as well as involving
massage techniques using the hands and the Thai Foot Massage Stick, and is incredibly
relaxing and balancing for the legs and feet, which influences the whole body. It
is performed using a combined oil and reflexology cream mixture (or can include
an aromatherapy consultation and thus use your own unique blend of oils). Be warned - this
massage has been known to send clients to sleep!
A Thai Foot Massage lasts around 40 minutes, plus
Seated Thai Back Massage
Cost: £30 (30 mins approx)
Often referred to as "On
Site Massage" this is a fantastically portable and easy to learn massage
technique. It is both relaxing and stimulating as the deep tissue work relieves
aching muscles and the gentle rocking motion of the massage brings about deep
relaxation. The client sits on a massage chair, or leaning forwards on an
ordinary one, and the therapist uses forearms, elbows, hands and fingers to work
the muscles of the back, stimulating the flow of energy along the Sen lines and
leaving the client feeling relaxed yet stimulated: an excellent massage for
people at work.
A Seated Thai Back Massage lasts around 30 minutes.
Cost: £40 (1 hour 15 mins
is a truly holistic therapy, combining the pleasure of a foot
massage and work on the feet with the energetic workout provided
by the stimulation of reflex points and the gentle mobilisation
of "gritty" areas, which may indicate energy imbalances, to
realign the body's natural life energies and allow the client to
feel balanced, relaxed and soothed. A short massage of the feet
precedes the treatment and is also given at the end of the
session. Quality reflexology creams and salves are used. Be
warned: this treatment can often send clients to sleep!!
Meditation/relaxation workshop for 1 or 2 people: from £45 for
This is not so much a therapy as a guide to how the client can
use meditation, breathing techniques, colour, crystals etc to help them to
relax. I believe strongly in empowering people to take control of their own
lives, though we all need a little support along the way!
I am therefore happy
to discuss the individual client's requirements and provide a workshop or
therapy session tailored to their needs, and work on whatever they feel will be
An individual workshop lasts around 90 minutes.