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Rosehip Oil

care for troubled skin

Rosehip flower

Rosehip oil is the oil extracted from the seeds of a rose bush that grows wild in the south of Chile, the sub alpine ranges of southern New Zealand and South Africa. The oil pressed from the Rosehip seed contains an amazing 77% of essential linoleic and linolenic fatty acids.

Fatty acids have very important functions in the

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Mahanarayan Oil

/ginger/Balancing the Vata (Air) in body

Mahanarayan is a traditional Ayurvedic herbal oil made from numerous Ayurvedic herbs and is used for joint pain and weakness including joint pain, arthritis, backache, headache, rheumatic pain, sciatica, gout, soothing breathing problems and lung congestion, and enhancing sexual desire.

For centuries, Mahanarayan Oil has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for vata balancing. In

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Getting a massage

Massage and your responsibility

What you have to do and what you may expect when you go for a massage. The points raised here are for your consideration and if you are uncertain about anything, ask at the time of booking.

The reasons you go for a massage are many and in general terms you may expect:

Relaxation – generally a gentle full or part

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Reiki

Energy healing

Reiki is not massage although it’s being practised by an increasing number of massage therapists. Reiki is an energy healing technique that involves the channelling of energy through the laying on of hands without the patient having to undress.

The energy is thought to flow to wherever it is required in the body, replacing stress with deep relaxation. A certified Reiki practitioner acts

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Benefits of massage

Just some of the things massage is good for

A list of some of the health problems and conditions that massage can help overcome. But remember, massage is not just about helping to restore health when things go wrong, it’s one of the best preventive medicines.

Massage has a long history and proved effective to assist recovery from illness and injuries, or to restore functions

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Lomi Lomi

The ‘Rolls Royce’ of massage

Massage master at work, click image for details

Lomi lomi is a natural evolution of massage. It is a holistic form of treatment that recognises our physical body as a vehicle or vessel for our spirit.

In life, the cells in our bodies are in constant communication with each other, but in times of stress that communication

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Hot Stone Massage

Great in winter

Hot stone massage is an Ayurvedic massage treatment designed to anchor the root chakra (muladhara chakra) and the second chakra (svadhisthana chakra) and to relieve bodily tension.

The stones are typically a fine grained basalt (Ponamu may also work well), with a smooth finish of varying sizes heated and used in conjunction with hot oil. Before a treatment the stones are sterilised

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Holistic Body Work

Encompassing what is is to be human

Holistic bodywork is a style of massage that addresses the wholeness of a person including the completeness of their bodies. In practice it is little different from what may be referred to as Swedish massage, however it is typically a full body massage.

It can be a massage with or without oils, but above all the therapist to

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Definition and History of Massage

The most ancient of healing arts

No one knows when massage was first practised, but over the past 50 years it has become a popular treatment for aches and pains and those who have regular massages proclaim to be one of the best forms of preventative medicine.

This page presents a simple summary of massage including its history, common use and some of the different

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Aromatherapy

The health benefits of fragrance

The fragrance of Rosemary enhances memory.

Aromatherapy came about when a French chemist, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse seriously burned himself one day while working in his lab. Gattefosse thrust his burnt hand and arm into a container of pure lavender oil and gained almost instant relief.

But not only that, in the days that followed, his hand did not present

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