Friday, 19 July 2013

Is a complementary therapy treatment a necessity or a pamper session?

"Your treatment and relaxation beigns when you travel down the drive at Airmid Therapies"

Having a complementary therapy treatment is something different, yes it’s a treat, to some, it's even a luxury.  But there is also another side to receiving sessions of a complementary therapy. Not only are they relaxing and de-stressing, they have many benefits which are not often considered. For too long, complementary therapies have been seen as just a treat, now is the time to realise they can help general well-being and your overall health. 

There are a wide range of therapies available which may help many aliments including: reducing stress, tension, anxiety and brings about deep relaxation, improves mood and sleep, helps asthma sufferers, depression, digestive disorders such as IBS, migraines and many other stress related conditions. Boosts the immune system, eases joints, improving mobility and improves such conditions as arthritis and rheumatic disorders, increases energy and stimulates creativity and productivity.

What do you know about some of the most common complementary therapies?


Reflexology is a science that teaches that every gland, organ and part of the body is reflected in the feet and hands and that by working on these areas, balance is restored to the body. The therapist applies pressure to the feet using specific thumb, finger and hand techniques.

Aromatherapy is the controlled and therapeutic use of essential oils from plant extracts. Different methods are used to enhance the well-being of the mind, body and spirit such as massage, bath, inhalation and compresses. Massage is one of the oldest and best methods to use aromatherapy.  Aromatherapy can also be applied through cosmetic items like creams and gels which can be tailor made.  The essential oils have many different properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-infectious, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic to name a few.
Massage is a hands-on treatment in which the therapist manipulates muscles and soft tissues of the body. It helps relieve muscle tension, reduce stress and bring about a feeling of calmness.  During the treatment towels are used to ensure your modesty. Promotes deep relaxation, Eases joints and improves such conditions as arthritis and rheumatic disorders therefore improving mobility, assists in alleviating fatigue both physical and mental.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes the body's natural healing system.  The recipient lies on a couch or in a comfortable seated position. They remain fully clothed at all times. The therapist places their hands on or above the recipient and uses a sequence of hand positions over the whole body. Each hand position can be held for 3 to 5 minutes. Reiki aims to balance the body by unblocking energy within our bodies.

Indian Head Massage is a massage treatment that works specifically on the areas surrounding the head, scalp and face, neck and extending to the shoulders, upper back and arms.  The recipient sits on a low chair and leans on a couch.  Indian Head Massage has been know to reduce stress, improve hair condition, increase energy levels and improve circulation.

Note: Complementary Therapies are not a substitute for medical treatment nor is it a diagnostic system. Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.
For more information on the therapies mentioned above visit our website here
If you'd like a treatment call Anne-Marie on 07708382931 or email Airmid Therapies and see

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