Treatments

REFLEXOLOGY

Evidence of early forms of foot massage can be found in ancient history with Egyptian wall paintings and Chinese figures. Reflexology is based on the belief that certain points of the feet (reflexes) correspond to specific areas of the body. Working on the reflex points of the feet using thumbs, fingers and knuckles is believed to help correct any imbalances and promote positive energy flow in the corresponding part of the body. Following an initial consultation, You will be asked to remove shoes and socks, roll your trousers up and relax whilst Tamara massages and uses pressure points on your feet to smooth away your day!

AROMATHERAPY

Although the name ‘aromatherapy’ is relatively young (dating back to the late 1920’s), aromatic plants and oils have been used around the world for thousands of years for a wide variety of medical and culinary applications. Aromatherapy is the systematic external use of essential oils in holistic treatments to support physical and emotional well-being. It is one of the most popular complementary therapies in use today. Following an initial consultation Tamara will select up to 3 essential oils specifically for you and blend these with a ‘carrier’ oil. Where appropriate and with your agreement a pre-blended oil may be used. The oils are then applied to the skin via gentle massage.

BODY MASSAGE

Body Massage has been used in many cultures around the world for thousands of years. Forms of massage appeared in China as early as 3000 BC, it is referred to in Indian texts from 1800 BC as well as Greek and Roman historical documents from 1000 BC. Body Massage is the manipulation of muscles and soft tissues around the body using the hands, thumbs, fingers, forearms or elbows and in some instances massage tools. Following an initial consultation Tamara will use oil or cream to massage the body and help you to relax and unwind.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE (DTM)

DTM uses massage techniques which work the many layers of muscle and fascia within the body. DTM aims to stretch and lengthen the muscles and loosen any areas of adhesion. Pressure and friction are used to release areas of strain. DTM can feel quite intense and may cause some discomfort as muscle and fascia are manipulated. Following an initial consultation, Tamara will use a small amount of oil/wax to massage the body and work out some of those problem areas!

INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE

Practised in India for over 5000 years, Indian Head Massage has been passed down through families generation by generation. It is an increasingly popular treatment which involves massage of the head, neck, shoulders, face and upper back. Oils may be used in the hair and on the skin although this is not essential. After an initial consultation, Tamara will ask you to sit in a low back chair and relax whilst she kneads, rubs and squeezes soft body tissues to relax, sooth and invigorate.

ON SITE MASSAGE

A quick and convenient ‘through the clothes’ way of enjoying the benefits of massage almost anywhere! Suitable for most workplaces, events, festivals, pamper evenings etc. OSM uses the thumbs, knuckles, fingers, arms and elbows in a 20min treatment to work on pressure points and meridian (energy) lines on the back, arms, neck, shoulders and head in order to ease and release tension and stress.

Please contact Tamara directly for more information about pricing and availability.

BENEFITS OF HOLISTIC TREATMENTS

In the busy and stressful world we now live in, everyone is interested in how they can balance their commitments to work, family, friends and themselves with enjoying and growing in their own way.

Holistic treatments have come under much scrutiny and criticism for making claims that are unsubstantiated and seemingly exaggerated. There is a growing body of research to show that Holistic treatments such as massage, aromatherapy and reflexology can provide certain physical and psychological benefits. Please contact Tamara if you would like more information about evidence base around her work.


Some of the benefits of holistic treatments include:
  • Relaxation
  • Relief from anxiety and stress
  • Relieved tension
  • Improved mood
  • Improved sleep
  • A general sense of health and wellbeing


Alongside conventional medical treatments, holistic therapies can also help and support those living and coping with specific and / or chronic health conditions. Complementary Therapies should not be used in place of conventional medical care. Always consult your GP or other healthcare professional for medical attention and advice. If you have a diagnosed medical condition, are taking medication, are pregnant or breast feeding you will need to consult your GP, midwife or healthcare professional prior to receiving complementary holistic treatments.

Please Note: Tamara is a genuine therapist who provides a professional holistic therapy service to her clients. During your treatments please rest assured that your privacy and modesty will be respected at all times. Towels are used to cover breast and genital areas and clients and these areas are never massaged. If you have found this website looking for a therapist who provides certain ‘extras’ then you are politely requested to leave and look elsewhere.