Healthy Body

Yoga at Blue Lotus

Our therapists offer relaxation and remedial treatments. Through assessments and using a wide range of advanced techniques the “original” problem can be traced and treated.

Massage & BodyworkTherapies & Remedies

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s own healing response and treating the body as a whole rather than separate parts, which means it is effective for a wide range of physical, mental and emotional conditions.

Therapists: Amanda Smith , Ruth Bennett, Gemma Starling

Abdominal Massage

(or Visceral Manipulation) uses Chinese/Thai massage and energy work techniques, which works with mind-body issues and emotions associated with the internal organs and the acupuncture meridians.

Chi-Nei-Tsang starts with massaging the abdomen and slowly working out over the whole body. The benefits with these therapies are relaxation, bowel and digestion issues, energetic rebalancing, physical and emotional detoxification. Recommended to have at least 3 sessions typically over 3 weeks to get the best from this treatment

Therapist :Dave Sowden

Back , Neck and Shoulder Massage

A single massage will be enjoyable, the effects of massage are cumulative. Regular massage will reduce tension, physically and mentally and may help unnecessary strains and injuries

Therapists: Jo Jarvis, Kate King, Sally Lake, Nicole Mitchell, Georgina Young.

Craniosacral Therapy

The approach I use is biodynamic craniosacral therapy, which is a gentle, hands-on method non-invasive treatment, which evaluates and enhances the function of the whole body. This treatment is suitable for all from new born to the elderly.

Therapist : Jo Jarvis

Deep Tissue Massage

A manipulation of the body’s muscle tissue and an extremely effective way of combating stress and inducing relaxation. Its benefits are both physical and mental and include the elimination of toxins, relief of muscle soreness, increase of flexibility, strengthened immunity and improved concentration.

Therapists: Luke Collins, Jo Jarvis, Kate King, Sally Lake, Dave Sowden, Georgina Young

Exercise Specialist Advice

As an exercise Specialist I can work alongside current medical diagnosis to give relevant, safe, effective fitness related advice. This could range from gym based workouts to workouts that can be completed at home.

My specialist areas are;
Obesity
Diabetes
Pre and post natal
Cardiac rehabilitation
Post operative

With a diploma in G.P referral and specialist practitioner I can work with other conditions such as anxiety and depression. If you have any queries if I can help please contact me and I will advise accordingly. If I cannot help, I can refer you to a professional that can.

All factors of current medical health and prescriptions are taken into account and the correct advice given. This can help take the guess work away from what to do to help your health and wellbeing.

It is well recorded that medical professionals require us to keep active even after surgery or cardiac event. I can help make you feel at ease with specific and trusted advice.

I have worked alongside surgeons, physiotherapists, consultants and nurses in delivering safe and effective health and fitness programmes.

**Please note if you are currently under the advice of a medical professional I would need documents to prove they have advised physical activity. In the interest of transparency, it is very important that in no capacity can I diagnose conditions or make recommendations around medication or prescriptions.**

Therapists: Luke Collins

Holistic Facial Massage

The holistic facial uses 100% natural skincare products. The treatment routine comprises cleanse, exfoliate, mask, tone & moisturise. A deeply relaxing massage also focuses on revitalising & uplifting by creating movement within the deeper layers of the facial muscle tissue.

The holistic facial can help…

  • Improve skin tone
  • Improve a dull or tired complexion
  • Increase circulation of facial tissue
  • Relieve muscular tension within the facial muscles

Therapist: Nicolle Mitchell

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage is a valuable technique for combating stress which can show in the form of migraine, tension headaches, hair loss, psoriasis and eye strain. It induces a sense of calmness, tranquillity and releases anxieties.

Therapists: Jo Jarvis, Kate King, Sally Lake, Dave Sowden

NOHANDS®Massage

Deeply powerful, therapeutic touch therapy experience. Relaxing massage, helpful in correcting structural imbalances and tensions, and mind/body connection.

Therapist: Kate King

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy provides pain relief, education, advice and exercise to help you achieve a pain-free, active life.

Therapist: Ruth Bennett

Pilates

Pilates is a mind/body exercise and movement system that targets the deep postural muscles, building strength from the inside out, rebalancing the body and bringing it into correct alignment. It helps to reshape the body, which will become longer, leaner and more toned. It will also improve your posture, achieving the perfect balance between strength and flexibility, and is a great way to relieve stress and tension.

Therapist: Claire Cochrane

Pregnancy Massage

Beneficial for mums-to-be, helping to reduce stress, discomfort and common ailments associated with pregnancy. Special consideration is taken to ensure the comfort of a pregnant woman & the safety of the baby. As with all treatments, this will include a thorough consultation to discuss any concerns or medical conditions & all oils & techniques chosen will be safe to use during pregnancy. During heavy pregnancy treatment can be performed in different positions, eg. a side-lying position, without compromise to the therapeutic benefits of the massage.

Therapists: Sally Lake, Dave Sowden

Remedial Massage

Alleviate muscular tension and/or joint stiffness, Improve mobility caused by tightness in the soft tissue. Alleviate symptoms caused by injury (old and new), RSI or poor posture, Combat stress and stress related symptoms.

Please note that whilst deep tissue and remedial massage works at a deeper level which may cause tenderness, treatment does not have to be excruciating as is sometimes believed. Our therapists have many levels of pressure that they employ during treatment &  encourage clients to feedback  anything which is uncomfortable.

Therapists: Luke Collins, Jo Jarvis, Sally lake, Dave Sowden, Georgina Young

Reflexology

Reflexology encompasses the principle that there are energy zones which run throughout the body and a corresponding ‘map’ of reflex points on the feet that correspond to major organs, glands & body systems. Treatment aims to restore balance by helping to stimulate the body’s natural rhythm of healing and clearing ‘congestion’ within the zones.

Reflexology may help to…

  • Improve symptoms of hormonal imbalance
  • Increase a weakened immunity
  • Combat symptoms of anxiety
  • Alleviate stress and stress related symptoms

Clients that enjoy Reflexology say they find it deeply relaxing and have a sense of renewed energy after treatment.

Therapists: Jo Jarvis, Kate King, Sally Lake, Dave Sowden, Georgina Young

Sports Massage and Taping

The purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the bodys soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively.
It can help prevent those minor problems that if ignored can develop into more serious injuries.
Sports massage is based on the various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques. All treatments are based on the requirements of the individual.

Fascia Movement Taping using Kinesiology tape which is a flexible elastic tape that moves with your body. This provides support to body parts without the tape slipping and can provide: Pain Relief via Structural Support for Weak or Injured muscles
By supporting injured muscles, kinesiology tape is able to provide pain relief and support to help control body parts affected by muscle inhibition. Swelling Reduction Kinesiology tape provides a passive lift to the skin via its elastic properties. This lifting effect assists quicker healing of swollen or bruised tissue.

Therapist Sports Massage: Luke Collins, Dave Sowden, Georgina Young, Kate King

Therapist Taping: Luke Collins, Georgina Young

Thai Herbal Compress Massage

THAI HERBAL COMPRESSES are steamed bag of therapeutic herbs, which help to stimulate digestion, smooth muscular aches and pains, calm the mind, reduces headaches, and dissipate congestion in the tissues. It has many of the benefits of aromatherapy and hot stones, and used in conjunction with massage therapies. The compresses can be homemade by Dave or commercially made from Thailand. Herbs often used are: camphor, peppermint, ginger/phai, turmeric, lemongrass and kefir limes.                  Price: Free when booked with a Massage or Chi Nei Tsang treatment!

Therapist: Dave Sowden

Tui-Na Chinese Massage

ORIENTAL DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE is based on the principles of Yin-Yang, the Chinese 5 Elements and the acupuncture meridians. This treatment system has been developed by Dave from 20 years of studying Oriental philosophy, Tai Chi & Qi Gong, Tui-Na Massage & Acupressure, Reflexology, and Deep Tissue forms of Indian (Ayurvedic) and Indonesian (Javanese & Balinese) Massage.ODT Massage may be helpful for an array of common ailments and musculoskeletal disorders.

ODT Massage uses deep tissue techniques, acupressure points, and joint mobilisations to release tense muscles and fascia, align joints and allow the flow of Blood and Qi (life-force energy) through the body, stimulating self-healing and balancing the nervous and hormonal systems of the body.

ODT Massage is general practised unclothed with the client covered with towels or a sarong, and uses therapeutic oils and herbal balms may be used. ODT Massage can be practiced clothed and without oils if more appropriate for the client. Treatments can be both firm and soft pressures depending of the client’s needs, health, age and constitution.

Therapist: Dave Sowden

Thai Yoga Massage

A form of  bodywork developed in Thailand, and has been influenced by Indian (Ayurvedic) & Chinese medicine traditions. Thai Yoga Massage is generally practised with the client fully clothed, but herbal balms and compresses may be used to enhance the treatment.

With TYM, the body is massaged, manipulated and stretched with applied Yoga postures, increasing range of movement and improving body alignment. Working with the breath is an important aspect of TYM, helping to improve breathing rhythms and inducing relaxation. The movements of the practitioner and client is a form of moving meditation, with clients often remarking that they feel both energised and relaxed after a treatment session.

TYM is suitable for the massage needs of many people. Sports people and performance artists benefit from the deep pressures and stretches that are used. Clients that feel unfit and wish to go back to an exercise routine may find that TYM helps to prepare the body by opening the joints, and the gradual release of tight muscles and connective fascia tissue.

Therapist: Dave Sowden

Womens Health Physiotherapy

Abby offers specialist physiotherapy within the field of women’s health, treating disorders effecting the pelvis and pelvic floor muscles.

Conditions treated include; pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions, incontinence and vaginal prolapses.

Treatments include; pelvic floor muscle strengthening, postural correction, manual therapy, acupuncture, Pilates, soft tissue release and a new mummy M.O.T.

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s own healing response and treating the body as a whole rather than separate parts, which means it is effective for a wide range of physical, mental and emotional conditions.

Therapists: Amanda Smith, Ruth Bennett

Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

Registered Nurse and Independent Nurse Prescriber. I take pride in offering non-surgical aesthetic treatments including:

Wrinkle Reducing Injections (Botox)
Dermal Fillers
Glycolic Skin Peels
Microneedling (Dermapen and Dermaroller)
Mesotherapy.

Therapist: Claire Connelly

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy applies to the use of essential oils that benefit an individual. The sense of smell is linked with our four other senses and is important in our perception of the world around us, and our reactions to it.

Abdominal Massage

(or Visceral Manipulation) uses Chinese/Thai massage and energy work techniques, which works with mind-body issues and emotions associated with the internal organs and the acupuncture meridians.

Chi-Nei-Tsang starts with massaging the abdomen and slowly working out over the whole body. The benefits with these therapies are relaxation, bowel and digestion issues, energetic rebalancing, physical and emotional detoxification. Recommended to have at least 3 sessions typically over 3 weeks to get the best from this treatment

Therapist: Dave Sowden

Colon Hydrotherapy

Colon hydrotherapy is a method of colon cleansing which involves gently washing the colon with warm water. We run a monthly clinic , please ring for dates and availability. We ask that you allow three quarters of an hour for treatment. The cost of treatment is £60 , we require a £20 non refundable deposit on booking.

Frequently asked questions:

What Clothes should I wear ? – Just wear your ordinary clothes

What should I do before hand ? – You dont need to do anything special before your treatment , for your own comfort you should avoid a heavy meal or excessive drinking / alcohol immediately before your appointment.

What does it feel like ? – Most people find the treatment relaxing , with no discomfort.You may feel varying sensations of fullness and movement in your abdomen throughout the treatment.

Isn’t it embarrassing ? – Not at all . Your therapy will be carried out in a private room by a trained therapist who understands the sensitivity of the procedure. It is perfectly normal to feel a little embarrassed but your therapist will put you at ease.

What can I expect afterwards ? – Generally speaking as soon as your treatment is completed you can carry on with your normal routine. You may experience an increase in bowel movement , over the first few hours, to eliminate any remaining water and waste.

Will it be okay to eat after having a Colonic ? You can continue with your normal daily routine , including eating and drinking. However , you should avoid foods you know  irritate or upset your stomach,  avoid alcohol.

Therapist; Badrul Huda

Crystal Healing

Crystal healing is a holistic, non-invasive, energy-based system of healing.  It treats the whole person and their energy system. It is therapeutic and deeply relaxing. The technique involves placing crystals either on and/or around the physical body.  Crystals absorb, focus, direct, detoxify, shift and diffuse energy as they interact with the energy field.  Crystal healing means bringing mind, body, spirit back into harmony, restoring the body’s natural rhythm and equilibrium.

Anyone can benefit as long as they keep an open mind. It offers excellent stress relief and is particularly useful for people who suffer from migraines, panic attacks, pain, stiff joints, digestive disorders, and chronic or severe illnesses.

Therapist Karen Bullock

Reiki

A Japanese system of hands-on healing, helping to balance the body, mind and spirit. Reiki is a gentle treatment, helping self-healing processes in the body and calming the mind. Reiki treatments are often described by clients as deeply relaxing and rejuvenating.

Therapist; Jo Jarvis, Sally Lake, Dave Sowden

Craniosacral Therapy

The approach I use is biodynamic craniosacral therapy, which is a gentle, hands-on method non-invasive treatment, which evaluates and enhances the function of the whole body. This treatment is suitable for all from new born to the elderly.

Therapist: Jo Jarvis

Food Intolerance Testing

Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms that are commonly linked to food intolerances? Bloating, IBS, skin problems, lack of energy, headaches, or are you feeling generally unhealthy or unbalanced on a daily basis, it could be related to what you are eating. You will get instant results and advice on how to begin your journey with your new improved, life changing diet.

Therapist: Annamarie Roberts

Hopi Ear Candles

Quite different from conventional wax candles, a Hopi ear candle is actually a cotton tube, impregnated with beeswax, honey and therapeutic oils.

Therapists: Nicolle Mitchell , Dave Sowden

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a holistic medicine which uses specially prepared highly diluted substances (given mainly in tablet form) with the aim of triggering the body’s own healing mechanisms.

A homeopath will prescribe medicines according to the patient’s specific set of symptoms, and how they experience them, taking into account their overall level of health.

Like with like
Homeopathy is based on the principle of “like treats like” – that is, a substance which can cause symptoms when taken in large doses, can be used in small amounts to treat similar symptoms. For example, drinking too much coffee can cause sleeplessness and agitation, so according to this principle, when made into a homeopathic medicine, it could be used to treat people suffering from sleeplessness and agitation.

This concept is sometimes used in conventional medicine, for example, the stimulant Ritalin is used to treat patients with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and small doses of allergens, such as pollen, are sometimes used to de-sensitise allergic patients. An important difference with homeopathy however, is that the medicinal doses (known as remedies) are so small that toxic side-effects are avoided.

Therapist: Natasha Burns

Hypnotherapy

The unconscious is the part of your mind that deals with habitual and automatic reactions, feelings, emotions, processes and functions that are outside of our conscious awareness – things that you literally don’t need to think about because you just do them.

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Macrobiotic Health Coaching

Macrobiotics, the Greek term meaning “Big Life”, is a holistic life philosophy developed in the 20th century by Japanese pioneers, George Ohsawa and Michio Kushi. Macrobiotics mainly focuses on wholefood diet and nutrition, but also takes into account personal and spiritual development, based on traditional Oriental medicine and philosophy principles.

Macrobiotic Health Coaching takes a comprehensive consultation, looking at the client’s constitution and health condition, diet, exercise, emotional and life history.  Using assessment process based on Oriental diagnosis, a Macrobiotic Health Coach provides a detailed health and lifestyle plan, which may include: dietary advice, meal planning and wholefood cooking tuition, exercise routines, massage and bodywork treatments, and emotional work.

Macrobiotic Health Coaching is not a substitute for medical care but is a form of guidance and education to help enable the client to fine tune and optimize their health and wellbeing.

Therapist: Dave Sowden

Medical Herbalist

Herbal medicine has been practised around the world for over 2,000 years.Even today, in parts of the world where people have access to and can afford Western medicine, herbal medicine is preferred.

Therapist: Tim Sailsbury

NO HANDS® Massage

Deeply powerful, therapeutic touch therapy experience. Relaxing massage, helpful in correcting structural imbalances and tensions, and mind/body connection.

Therapist: Kate King, Nicolle Mitchell

Nutritionist

A healthy diet helps us to combat disease and stay well, whilst poor nutrition is a major cause of disease. It is widely accepted that an unhealthy diet contributes to many health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, cancers, obesity, and high blood pressure to name a few.

Therapist: Annamarie Roberts

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy provides pain relief, education, advice and exercise to help you achieve a pain-free, active life.

Therapist: Ruth Bennett

Reflexology

Reflexology encompasses the principle that there are energy zones which run throughout the body and a corresponding ‘map’ of reflex points on the feet that correspond to major organs, glands & body systems.
Treatment aims to restore balance by helping to stimulate the body’s natural rhythm of healing and clearing ‘congestion’ within the zones.

Reflexology may help to…

  • Improve symptoms of hormonal imbalance
  • Increase a weakened immunity
  • Combat symptoms of anxiety
  • Alleviate stress and stress related symptoms

Clients that enjoy Reflexology say they find it deeply relaxing and have a sense of renewed energy after treatment.

Therapists: Jo Jarvis, Kate King, Sally Lake, Dave Sowden

Zyto Bio-Communication Scan

Many of us are taking supplements to try and maximise our health. Now it is possible to find out exactly which supplements our body needs with a simple scan. ZYTO Scan technology bypasses the guess work and allows you to make easy decisions regarding your health.  Too often, we only pay attention to our health when we recognize outward symptoms.  As a result, most of our healthcare focuses on dealing with problems after they’ve become significant enough to be symptomatic, rather than providing our bodies with the support they need day-to-day as they deal with problems that are ‘little.’

Biocommunication

What do you need to enjoy better health or to stay healthy?  Many people choose to take nutritional supplements, but guess as to what supplement will work best. Even though a supplement may work for someone else, how do you know it’s providing the support you need at the present time?  To make better decisions about these and other health choices you should consider ZYTO biocommunication.  Biocommunication is an exchange of information between a computer and your body; it’s like the computer is asking questions and your body is answering them.

Here’s how it works: ZYTO technology sends your body an energetic pulse or signature called a Virtual Stimulus Item (VSI).  VSIs are representative of physical items including nutritional supplements, drugs, body functions, and organs.  As each VSI is sent, your body’s response is measured and recorded.  The way your body responds is energetic; it’s called galvanic skin response or GSR.  ZYTO measures complex GSR patterns and determines shifts in your energetic posture.  These shifts, either negative or positive, identify what are called your biological preferences.  This information is used to make better decisions about your health.

What is it like to get a Zyto Scan?

Getting a ZYTO Biocommunication scan is a simple and painless process. Simply place your hand on the ZYTO Hand Cradle while a scan is run. During the scan, subtle energetic impulses are introduced to your body. Your body will naturally respond to this communication and the ZYTO software records each response. Although a few people may be able to sense this energetic communication, most are unaware that the scan is taking place.

Length of Scan – 5 minutes.  Appointment length 30 minutes.

Therapist: Natasha Burns

Yoga

Is a healing system of theory and practice. It is a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditation that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years.

Therapist: Janice Longstaff