Pilates is a body-conditioning method based on healthy postural alignment, efficient breathing and good movement patterns.
It improves body awareness and exercise technique, targeting the core postural and respiratory muscles to encourage a healthier working body. The focus is on moving in a controlled and coordinated way, taking the body through safe ranges of movement.
It is supported by clinical practitioners as a complement to treatment as it helps maintain stability and assist in the recovery of many conditions including:
- Back, neck and shoulder pain
- Muscle imbalance, tightness or joint instability
- Faulty movement patterns
- Breathing and stress related problems
Sports Massage - a deeper tissue massage using a combination of different soft-tissue and muscle balancing techniques suitable for the sportsperson, or those who prefer a deeper massage. This is not generally used for relaxation!
Sports massage services include the following techniques; Soft tissue release, Myofascial release, deep tissue massage, pre & post event massage, neuromuscular techniques, stretching (MET & PNF) and mobilisation.
Deep Tissue Massage- This popular massage gets deep into those tight muscles to break down the fibrous tissues to improve muscle tension that cause those common aches and pains, it can be used for specific problems that have occurred through sport, everyday activities or can be enjoyed as a general massage.
Swedish Massage – This treatment has stood the test of time. The soothing pressure this treatment provides leaves you with a true sense of well-being. Essential oils are used to relax and invigorate the senses.
Indian Head Massage- This technique aims to ease tension and strain in the neck, shoulders, scalp and face. The treatment is performed upright on a chair or laying on a massage couch and the use of oil in the hair is optional. This deeply relaxing treatment leaves you feeling refreshed and revived.
Why not combine the two?
The Head to Toe Massage Experience -
This is the ultimate experience of relaxation, release all the tension, head to foot!
Pregnancy Massage- Pregnancy massage is beneficial throughout the entire nine months of the pregnancy as well as after birth. The massage is performed in a side lying position for comfort and to allow access to keys areas needing treatment. Carrying a baby changes your centre of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Treatments are tailored to the individual to gain the maximum benefit of this soothing and beneficial massage.
Herbal medicine uses extracts of whole parts of plants to help support & maintain health. This system of medicine has been used for centuries, with many modern drugs originating from plants. We have a natural affinity to the ingredients contained in plants and as a result, herbal medicines can have a range of therapeutic actions on both our body and mind.
Medical herbalists believe that the best results with herbal medicine are achieved by individualised preparations, unique for each patient. Medicines are usually prescribed as a tincture (an alcohol based extract of the plant), but dried herbs, syrups, tablets, capsules or topical creams may also be used.
People consult herbalists for a wide range of conditions. Treatment focuses on the underlying causes of a condition rather than just the symptoms. Therefore the herbal consultation is an important part of the treatment process. Herbs are widely available to buy over the counter, but a medical herbalist has many more herbs available to them and can prescribe herbs that are suited to you and your condition. Medical herbalists are also trained to prescribe herbs that do not interact with any other medication you may be taking, so by seeing a medical herbalist you can be sure that you are receiving a safe and effective treatment.
Herbal medicine and reflexology are offered individually, or can be combined to enhance the healing process.
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Reflexology is a natural healing art, based on the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all organs and parts of the body. Reflexology involves the application of pressure to these reflexes to stimulate the body’s innate healing ability.
Our feet have over 7,000 nerve endings so it is not surprising that reflexology can be a stimulating, sensory experience. Nerves are the bodys communication system and by using pressure and massage to work specific reflexes on your feet, reflexology stimulates nerves, improves circulation and rebalances energy throughout your body.
Reflexology works on an individual basis and by stimulating your body’s own healing mechanisms may alleviate and improve symptoms, such as everyday stress and tension, boost mood and aid sleep. Reflexology is suitable for both men and women and all age ranges, from young children to the elderly.
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Bespoke consultations may address a variety of nutritional needs from digestive complaints, skin issues, weight concerns or on-going fatigue to a more general need for food inspiration and practical meal planning.
In addition to offering bespoke individual consultations, Belle runs workshops which focus on a variety of nutritional themes: recent topics include Nutrition for Skin care (GLOW), Female Health Issues, Fussy Kids and the January Cleanse. Also Belle offers a Bridal GLOW package which guides brides-to -be towards their health goals.
Belle offers 1-1 consultations, group talks and hosts regular Cleanse courses through-out the year. The Lorisian Food Intolerance test is available at the clinic to clients wishing to explore food sensitivities. Also Belle provides a range of other functional tests which are sent to a diagnostic lab for the purpose of exploring nutritional needs in more depth. Belle blends sound nutritional knowledge with ongoing motivation. Her overall aim is to provide realistic and therapeutic health programmes which focus on the needs of the client.
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Counselling is about enabling you to regain your own resources, in order to face life's problems and find your own solutions once more. The counsellor's role is to provide you with a confidential opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings in safety and to support you through this process without judgement or imposing their own opinions.
People seek counselling for all kinds of reasons and at all stages of life. They don't always know why they want counselling now, they just know they feel stuck and would like some support. Having some time to explore how you feel and 'say things out loud' can often be enough.
There is no set formula for counselling and it is important to know that it is always up to you what you choose to bring to each session. You will not be asked to do or talk about anything you may feel uncomfortable with unless you so choose.
Hydrotherm may be one of the most relaxing and luxurious massages you’ll ever have but it wasn’t designed with relaxation in mind. The benefits of the treatments far out way those of conventional massage because of the use of warm water. The warmth and movement of the water melts muscle tension faster than conventional methods, aiding therapists to spend more time treating problems areas more effectively, meaning you get much better value from your treatment.
Hydrotherm Massage is the first 3 - dimensional Massage available on the market, the treatment is carried out on two warm water cushions, supporting clients to have perfect spinal alignment during the treatment. The treatment is carried out facing up, so no turning over, no uncomfortable face holes and no cricked necks.
Hydrotherm is perfect for every phase of life too. Expectant mums, baby massage, perfect for those who are physically active or who lead very busy lives. Also not forgetting those who are of a more mature age as Hydrotherm can be experienced in your eighties, nineties and beyond. The new Hydrotherm Tranquil Sea is suitable for those who are undergoing treatment for cancer as well.