Treatments

INTRACEL PRO

INTRAcel Pro ™ is an innovative, proven technology producing reliable results, reducing the signs of ageing, eliminating wrinkles and correcting scarring with little or no downtime, allow you to resume your daily life quickly.

WHAT CAN INTRACEL PRO™ BE USED TO TREAT?

INTRAcel Pro™ treatments can improve the texture of your skin. It will minimise signs of ageing including sagging, fine lines and deep wrinkles. Also proven effective in treating acne, acne scars, large pores and stretch marks.

HOW DOES INTRACEL Pro™ WORK?

INTRAcel Pro™ uses fractional radiofrequency microneedling technology. Microscopic wounds are created deep down in the skin using tiny insulated micro-needles. This promotes the body's own natural healing process, resulting in fresh new collagen production and skin texture improvements.

HOW SOON WILL I NOTICE THE RESULTS?

After just one treatment, skin is stimulated to produce more collagen and will start to feel smoother and tighter with visible results showing after two or more INTRAcel Pro ™ sessions.

HOW LONG DO INTRACEL PRO™ RESULTS LAST?

Results can vary, depending on the original quality of your skin and degree of damage. Normally INTRAcel Pro™ treatments continue to improve the skin for up to six months for plumper, glowing skin and smaller pores.

IS AN INTRACEL PRO™ TREATMENT PAINFUL?

A topical anaesthetic is advised to minimise any discomfort that the micro-needles may produce. Many patients describe feeling a slight prickling sensation while the treatment is in progress.

Fire & Ice Resurfacing treatment by IS Clinical

Clinically intensive botanical resufacing treatment with unique combination of pharmaceutical grade serums & complexes.
  • Controlled resurfacing
  • Encourage cellular renewal
  • Brightens & hydrates

1. CLEANSING COMPLEX

The essential daily cleanser! A powerful but gentle blend of hydroxy acids (glycolic, salicylic & lactic), combined with Vitamins A, C & E mildly resurfaces and thoroughly cleanses the skin without stripping essential natural oils.

2. INTENSIVE RESURFACING MASQUE

Combines pure & potent sugar cane extract (glycolic acid) with retinol and vitamin B3 to provide rapid and controlled exfoliation without peeling or downtime.

3. CLEANSING COMPLEX

4. REJUVENATING MASQUE

Infuses skin with hyaluronic acid and antioxidants (including aloe, green tea & licorice root) to soothe, reduce inflammation, speed wound healing, stimulate collagen synthesis and boost hydration after resurfacing of the skin.

5. SUPER SERUM™ ADVANCE+®

15% vitamin C, combined with Copper Tripeptide Growth factor - One of the highest strength antioxidant protection on market (it also lightens, brightens & tightens). The ultimate day serum and a must have base prior to make up application. See & feel the difference in one application or do the half face test!

Note: Apply Pro-Heal Super serum - Superior antioxidant protection with Zinc & olive leaf to reduce inflammation & sensitivty in place of super serum if visible after treatment (also excellent for treating Rosacea).

6. HYDRA-COOL ® SERUM

25% hyaluronic acid formulation that hydrates from inside out
Celeb make up artist tip! Mix with foundation for low molecular weight deep hydration & dewy glow

7. YOUTH EYE™ COMPLEX

A best selling formulation with peptides & copper tri peptide growth factors to smooth, volumise and firm eye area with immediate and long term results. Excellent where fine lines, dark circles are beginning to show or already evident.

8. MOISTURIZING COMPLEX

A naturally scented botanical symphony of hyaluronic acid, vitamins A, B5 & E and collegen boosting ingredients to hydrate, soothe and provide superior anti-oxident protection from daily environmental damage. A beautiful rich but lightweight daily moisturiser.

9. EXTREME PROTECTION SPF 30

A true anti ageing treatment SPF - Octinoxate (encapsulated) & Zinc (micronized) with Vit E, Aloe & Extremozyme technology to repair existing DNA damage & protect.

SPF + Antioxidants + Hydrators + Extremozymes = reparative & protective powerhouse.

Gives lumious healthy glow without staining clothes or feeling greasy.

9D HIFU FACE & BODY
(MEDICAL GRADE) 

Achieve a full non-surgical facelift with the HIFU dual pro and eliminate saggy skin, improve tone and define jawlines.

HIFU SKIN TIGHTENING:

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound 9D (HIFU) directly delivers heat energy to skin and subcutaneous tissue that can stimulate and renew the skin’s collagen and thus consequently improving the texture and reducing sagging of the skin. It literally achieves the results of a facelift or a body lifts without any invasive surgery or injections, moreover, an added bonus of this procedure is that there is no downtime. This technique can be applied to the face as well as the whole body, and also, it works equally well for people of all skin colours, in contrast to that of lasers and the intense pulse lights.

LIPOHIFU BODY SLIMMING:

The Lipo hifu system uses high-intensity focused ultrasound deliver uniform energy at precise depth (13mm) to destroy targeted subcutaneous fat non-invasively, causing a rapid local temperature rise, destroying targeted adipose tissue just beneath the skin in the abdomen and flanks, predictable results after a single one-hour treatment. It can penetrate the skin layers and reach the targeted fat tissue without harming skin or surrounding tissues. Meanwhile the metabolized contents (triglyceride, fatty acid) of cells will excrete out of body automatically by blood circulation and lymphatic drainage without harming the human body.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

Results last 2-3 years and will last as long as your bodies natural ageing system, Intimate results will last longer especially if you follow the aftercare.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

  • Although our new 9D HIFU is relatively painless. There may be slight swelling, redness and bruising for a short while after treatment, (facial HIFU)
  • There may be some discomfort during treatment – Paracetamol May be taken prior to treatment. Do not take Aspirin or Ibuprofen before the treatment or straight after. 
  • HIFU is not suitable for anybody with open wounds or lesions, acne, metal stents although a full consultation will be carried out prior to treatment to assess suitability.

HIFU INTIMATE 

HIFU vaginal rejuvenation treatment is considered one of the best non-invasive vaginal tightening and lifting treatments available. It is an effective treatment for improving the health and the vitality of the vaginal tissue, using high intensity focused ultrasound to promote collagen and elastin synthesis while tightening at the same time.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

  • Addresses Incontinence and Leakage
  • Tightens the vagina, especially after childbirth. 
  • Reduce the effects of menopause on the vagina. Improve sensation / stimulation during intercourse.

HOW DOES IT DO THIS?

  • Uses focused ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural tissue, causing it to lift, tone & tighten. 
  • Proven to be safe and effective.
  • Treatments administered by fully trained staff, using medical grade equipment. 
  • As HIFU triggers collagen synthesis, results continue to improve for months after treatment. 
  • Non-surgical means minimal risk and no post-treatment recovery period.

AT WOODSIDE AESTHETICS WE COMBINE CAVITATION WITH RF SKIN TIGHTENING IN ONE TREATMENT

Cavitation is a non-surgical fat removal treatment . The procedure uses cavitation technology which allows a targeted focus on inflexible fat deposits. It can be used on areas that no matter how much you diet and exercise, never seems to disappear. Unlike a traditional tummy tuck or liposuction, with cavitation there are no knives or needles, no anesthesia,no time off and no recovery time. 

Clients see immediate results and will continue to see results in the reduction of fat up to 72 hours following the treatment. Cavitation is the perfect treatment for people who want to contour their body. Most clients will see an immediate change in their appearance after the first session, with optimum results after 4-6 sessions. It can also help with cellulite removal or reduction. In order to obtain the best results it is recommended you follow a healthy lifestyle.

  • Painless procedure
  • Alternative to surgery
  • Results shown from approx 4 weeks 
  • Noticeable changes
  • Up to 30% fat loss 
  • Cheaper than surgery 

WHICH AREAS ARE SUITABLE FOR ULTRASOUND CAVITATION?

  • Stomach
  • Hips
  • Inner Thighs
  • Outer Thighs
  • Brazilian bum lift

CAN YOU TREAT MORE THAN ONE BODY AREA AT THE SAME TIME?

No because the body needs to work hard to remove excess fat through the lymphatic system and treating multiple areas is not advised. This can lead to the lymphatic system been overloaded with fat cells, resulting in the fat cells not been removed effectively. Woodside Aesthetics recommend one area, one treatment every 72 hours and you will see rapid results. If you are unsure what area to treat or what treatment maybe best for you please contact us or have a free consultation. 

RF – Skin Tightening

RF (Radio Frequency) Tightening is a non-surgical skin tightening procedure. The treatment uses Radio Frequency technology which helps to heat lower layers of the skin. This in turn causes the skin to produce more collagen. Also, when heat is applied to existing collagen fibres it causes them to shrink and tighten. The treatment can be applied to most areas of the body, so for example can help eliminate sagging skin after child birth Or to help reduce loose skin. The treatment works immediately after one session, and is typically administered in 6 sessions. It is also an excellent complement to Cavitation. The therapist can advise the best mix of treatments. The treatment will last as long as your skins natural ageing and can be repeated.

  • Help address sagging skin
  • Tightens skin
  • Works immediate after 1 session
  • Excellent complement to cavitation
  • Cavitation/ RF 

HOW MANY TIMES AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE THE TREATMENTS?

Ultrasound Cavitation: 2-4 sessions spaced 3 days apart for the first 4 sessions, then once a week for sessions 5-8 and bi-weekly 9-12. 

RF: 2-4 sessions spaced 3 days apart for the first 4 sessions, then once a week for sessions 5-8 and bi-weekly 9-12.

Non Invasive Carboxytherapy Facial Treatment

A no-downtime treatment infusing skin with carbon dioxide to increase the flow of Oxygen improving appearance and elasticity. How Many treatments do I need? Between 4-8 sessions of this treatment may be required as a "course" and can take place each 7-14 days, with effects only getting better with each treatment. Average effects last between the following timescales until a next course is needed 2-3 months age 50+ 3-4 months age 40+ 4-6 months age 20-40

Mesotherapy 

Widely practised in Europe, traditional Mesotherapy targets problem areas with Microinjections of medicines, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. 

Although Mesotherapy is used to treat a broad spectrum of injuries, illnesses and medical conditions, it is also employed to treat cosmetic conditions, including acne, cellulite, stretch marks, scars and wrinkles. It can also be used to reduce and contour fat.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MESOTHERAPY OVER SURGICAL TECHNIQUES SUCH AS LIPOSUCTION?

Liposuction does not treat cellulite. In fact, liposuction often causes existing cellulite to appear more prominent. Mesotherapy treats cellulite directly, promoting smoother skin and reducing fat in selected areas. Fat deposits are flushed from the body, and do not reappear in other areas, which often occurs after liposuction. Mesotherapy does not require hospitalization, general anesthesia or downtime.

WHICH COSMETIC CONDITIONS CAN MESOTHERAPY TREAT?

  • Remove fat in areas like the stomach, thighs, buttocks, hips, legs, arms, and face 
  • Reduce cellulite
  • Fade wrinkles and lines 
  • Tighten loose skin 
  • Recontour the body 
  • Lighten pigmented skin 
  • Treat alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss.
The technique uses very fine needles to deliver a series of injections into the middle layer (mesoderm) of skin. The idea behind mesotherapy is that it corrects underlying issues like poor circulation and inflammation that cause skin damage.

NO NEEDLE MESOTHERAPY:

By combining Ultrasonic Aestechnology with the exclusive range of medical grade skin care Mesotherapy products, your client can experience a range of totally non-invasive, ‘no needle’ Mesotherapy treatments. Ultra sound acts as a delivery mechanism for the active ingredients, pushing product through the dermal layers of the skin without the use of a needle. In turn it will temporarily allow the cell membranes to become permeable allowing the cell to absorb the vital nutrients contained within each active ingredient. This technology allows us to perform a Transdermal infusion of products designed and formulated to create a no needle version of Mesotherapy. No-needle high frequency Mesotherapy helps with skin rejuvenation, hair growth, slimming and cellulite by: Stimulating the function of fibroblasts (collagen cells) for improved skin tone and wrinkle reduction Stimulating microcirculation for reduced water retention, improved cell nourishment and detoxification Exerting an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action for more youthful and healthy skin and an anti-ageing effect Releasing fat from adipocytes (fat cells), for a localised face sculpting effect (if the sculpting option is chosen), or conversely, stimulate the uptake of fat from adipocytes for a filling, plumping effect on the face (if the plumping option if chosen)

HOW DOES NO-NEEDLE MESOTHERAPY WORK?

A topical solution of medical grade skin care active ingredients are applied to the target area. Penetration of these tiny “medicinal bullets” are are encouraged directly into the middle layer of skin with the use of Electroportation and Electro-osmosis. This high frequency technique ‘penetrates’ the skin at the exact depth that is needed for optimum results. Depending on the specifically-tailored concoction, Mesotherapy helps fight free radicals, encourages cellular activity, circulation, lymphatic drainage, fat cell disbursement, collagen and elastin production. Vitamin C / Hyaluronic acid is usually added to the mix to improve overall skin tone and quality. 

Mesotherapy is often used in conjunction with other treatments like Botox, Cutera laser rejuvenation or resurfacing, glycolic facial peels for optimal results. Treatment may be carried out immediately after an initial consultation to determine the number treatment sessions required.

BENEFITS MESOTHERAPY:

  1. Meso-vitality – anti-aging, rejuvenating and hydrating Face, neck and décolleté Backs of hands A course of high frequency meso-vitality improves skin quality, hydration levels and generates collagen production. This is great as part of a course of anti aging treatments and is especially beneficial for hydrating post summer skin by giving your skin the boost that it needs. 
  1. Meso-slim – hydrating, smoothing and firming Cellulite Sagging skin under arms The nutrients and vitamins plump and firm the skin promoting new cell growth and is an effective cellulite treatment. 
  1. Meso-hair – nourishing, reviving and stimulating Prevents hair loss in men Prevents hair loss and stimulates further hair growth in women A course of treatments stimulates microcirculation and delivers vitamins right into the hair follicle.

HYDROFACIAL

Hydro Proactive facial treatment is an extremely simple yet highly effective facial treatment, that offers maximum hydration to dull, tired and dehydrated skin. The Hydro Proactive Treatment facial is so gentle, it can be performed upon pregnant women and teenagers. The products are all completely natural, organic and vegan, contain no harsh chemicals and use natural preservatives.

HOW DOES A HYDROFACIAL WORK

The Hydro is a machine with a handheld device that uses four different HydroPeel tips and various skin care solutions (exfoliants, antioxidants, and hydrating serums like hyaluronic acid) to achieve its results. The spiral design of the tips used in conjunction with the Hydro vacuum technology creates a vortex effect to easily dislodge and remove impurities while simultaneously introducing solutions that exfoliate, hydrate and infuse your skin with antioxidants.

CLEASER:

This non-oil based, soap-free rinse off Hyaluronic acid based cleanser, is suitable for any skin type and can be used on clients with any skin condition. It is extra mild meaning it is a great face wash substitue for young teenagers, adults with irritated or inflammed skin and even acne sufferers.

THE HYDROFACIAL STEPS

Step 1: Hydration Water and special Hydro Fluids are prescribed to treat the clients individual skin care needs 

Step 2: An enzyme Peel  is followed by a gentle water based peel which is used to gently exfoliate the skin 

Step 3: Extract Utilising water and suction a method of extracting impurities, comedones (Blackheads) and Pustules.Followed by a jet clean using specific Solutions. Which results in clearer, cleaner refreshed skin.  

Step 4: Infuse A special RF technique and Hydro attachment are used to Infuse active products into the skin, chosen to suit the clients specific skincare concerns. The skin is also lifted and tightened. 

Step 5: Cryotherapy  this method cools the skin and tightens. 

Step 6: Relaxation Your therapist will evaluate your skin and determine the best procedure for the final stage of the treatment, this may invoke the use of a specialist acupressure eye mask to treat the eye area, or a LED Mask which incorporates seven colours to help with specific skin care issues.




C02 MASK – NON-REACTIVE

The C02 Mask is used for extreme hydration and skin repair. It is excellent for acne sufferers or those whith chronic skin conditions. Its is soothing and hydrating and makes for an excellent Dermaplaning post-treatment recovery mask.

02 OXY-GUN

The 02 Oxy-Gun can be used for oxidation, hydration, product distribution, no-needle mesotherapy, BBglow and MTC whilst complimenting many other aesthetic treatments such as hydrofacials, skin peels, dermaplaning, oxy-facials and more. The Oxy-gun is high pressured, durable, portable and user friendly and facilitates both product penetration and comedone removal.

LED Dome (PHOTON TREATMENT)
Plus Diode for Scalp 

LED, or light emitting diode therapy, is a skincare treatment that uses varying wavelengths of light, including red and blue to help regenerate the skin from aging, It’s also used for acne.

HOW IT WORKS:

LED light therapy has an established history of skin uses. The U.S. Navy SEALs began using it in the 1990s to help heal wounds quickly and to help regenerate damaged muscle tissues. 

Since then, the treatment has been researched for different situations in aesthetics. It’s mainly noted for increasing collagen and tissues. All of which can smooth out your skin and reduce the appearance of damage from: 

  • age spots 
  • acne 
  • wrinkles 

There are different frequencies, or wavelengths, used with LED light treatment. These include red and blue light frequencies, which don’t contain ultraviolet rays and are readily absorbed into the skin.

RED light (630nm)

Whitening of pale or pigmented spotsTenders skin, collagen boosting and anti-wrinkle Repairs damaged skin, smooth the fine wrinkles and smokers lines Shrink pores, Hyperplasia of collagen

BLUE light (470nm)

Efficiently destroy the skin bacteriaMinimises acne inflammation in short time frames Skin healing significantly reduced

PURPLE light (red+blue)

This is a Red and Blue dual-band light (combo) 

Two kinds of photo-therapy effects 

Good for acne scaring – effect and repair

YELLOW light (590nm)

Increases energy to skin cells 

Promotes gland function 

Assist digestion 

Treatment of skin diseases 

Enhances the immune function

GREEN light (520nm)

Neutralization, 

Skin PH balance 

Relieves mental stress 

Effective for lymphoid drainage 

Edema balance 

Pigment reduction 

Reduces fine lines 

Improve ageing skin 

Speeds up the healing process of wounds

Lightens the skin

GREEN and BLUE mixed light (cyanine)

Step by step cell energy enhancement 

Good for promoting the metabolism

LASER light (White light)

Penetrates the deep skin tissue layers 

Speeds up the living tissue of the metabolism 

Decompose splashes to improve the appearance of fine lines and sagging skin.

MICRONEEDLING

Microneedling is a method that some dermatologists use to treat different skin/scalp conditions. The technique involves using multiple tiny, sterile needles to puncture the skin and cause physical trauma.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

One of the main benefits of microneedling is its ability to stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin, which is the key to new, youthful-looking skin. Because of its ability to trigger the generation of new skin cells, dermatologists have found that a few sessions will noticeably reduce fine lines, crow’s feet, and deep wrinkles on the forehead. 

It is also an excellent and effective treatment in reducing acne scars, creating visually better skin in a matter of weeks. 

Collagen is arguably the best way to improve the look of skin, and this goes beyond reducing wrinkles. Stimulating collagen growth with microneedling can also reverse sun damage and discoloration, including the hyperpigmentation that comes with melasma. 

In addition to its ability to smooth and correct damaged skin, microneedling can also tighten loose skin in older men and women. It can also be used on the scalp to stimulate hair growth and promote healthy hair. 

Microneedling doesn’t actually enlarge pores as you might think piercing your skin hundreds of times would. Rather, one benefit of the procedure is that it helps pores appear much smaller.

HOW DOES MICRONEEDLING WORK?

Microneedling increases the production of collagen and other healing factors by causing trauma to the skin. 

Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep the skin looking youthful, with a firm, smooth, and stretchy texture. 

Aging causes the decline of collagen in the skin, contributing to wrinkles and other signs of aging. 

Skin can also lose collagen due to injuries, such as acne scarring, stretch marks, or other scars.

It is important to realize that microneedling is not a quick fix, as it involves the growth of new skin. It can take several months for a person to see the full results of the procedure.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

The medical community generally considers microneedling to be safe and effective, but there are still some risks. 

The primary risk is skin irritation after the procedure. Other side effects could include: 

  • swelling 
  • discomfort at the site 
  • redness 
  • bruising
  • dryness 
  • flaking of the skin

Bleeding is an uncommon reaction to microneedling, though it may be more likely to occur after a deeper treatment. 

Bleeding may also be more of a risk for people who have bleeding disorders or who are taking blood-thinning medications. It is important to disclose this information to a doctor before receiving this treatment. 

There is also a risk of more serious side effects, including: 

  • infection 
  • skin pigment changes 
  • reaction to topical medications used during treatment 


Finally, some people are not candidates for microneedling treatment, including those with: 

  • an active skin infection 
  • active acne 
  • keloid scarring 
  • an unstable skin type 

Seeing a medical skin care professional who is experienced in these types of procedures will help minimize the risks.

BB Glow

The original BB glow serum is applied to the epidermis - the uppermost layer of the skin, and can last for several months. Immediate results can be seen straight away after the first treatment, but usually 3 applications are recommended at 10-14 day intervals. The Semi-Permanent BB Glow "make-up" is applied to your skin with a special facial treatment pen, providing a natural-looking foundation to your skin that lasts for approx 4 months. 

Chemical Peels 

This is a procedure which achieves incredible, results – immediately. Additionally, due to continued tightening after the treatment, we see further vast improvements

What is a Chemical Peel ?
 
A mixture of Glycolic,Latic, Azelaic, Kojic and Salicylic Acids for the penetration of the the epidermis. 


This is a skin-specific superficial skin peel, designed to improve the clinical appearance of the skin. The result is fewer fine lines, brighter skin, resurfacing , fresh, even and luminous results. 




Specific Peels 

Refresh Peel 
Pure Peel 
Glow Peel 

DERMAPLANING

Dermaplaning is a treatment which uses a sterilised surgical blade to remove fine vellus hair and keratinized cells from the outer layers of the epidemis, which leaves the skin looking fresh, glowing and clean and can be used in conjunction with other salon treatments.

WHAT IS DERMAPLANING

  • Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that removes the top layers of your skin. The procedure aims to remove fine wrinkles and deep acne scarring, as well as make the skin’s surface look smooth. 
  • Dermaplaning is safe for most people, with little risk of side effects when performed by a qualified Therapist. 
  • This procedure doesn’t require any downtime for recovery, which makes it extremely convenient. 
  • This treatment is effective for people looking to make their skin appear more youthful, smooth, and bright,

USES:

Dermaplaning is a skin treatment that uses an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and hair from your face. It’s also called microplaning or blading.Dermaplaning aims to make your skin’s surface smooth, youthful, and radiant. This treatment claims to remove deep scarring from acne and uneven pockmarks on your skin. It’s also used to remove “peach fuzz,” the short, soft hairs on your face. Dermaplaning can be used for any skin type and anyone with: 
  • acne scars 
  • dull skin 
  • dry skin 
  • sun-damaged skin 
  • fine wrinkles

WHAT THE DERMAPLANING TREATMENT CONSISTS OF:

  • After you’re relaxed, your Therapist will use a manual dermaplaning tool to scrape over your skin at a 45-degree angle. This will continue for 20 to 30 minutes, on average, as your therapist gently works to exfoliate the skin. 
  • After the Dermaplaning treatment is finished this will be followed by a peel or HA hydration treatment using a oxygen gun/spray the total time take is approx 60 mins. Then your Therapist will soothe your skin with a substance like aloe. They will also apply sunscreen to protect your face.

HOW IT'S DONE:

  • The basic concept of dermaplaning is the same as shaving. By aiming a sterile blade at a 45-degree angle and dragging it slowly across your skin, you remove dead cells, scar tissue, and other debris that may be making your skin’s surface look uneven.

RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS:

Dermaplaning is a low-risk procedure. Side effects may include slight redness in your face in the hours after getting the treatment. Some people develop whiteheads on their skin in the day or two after dermaplaning. 

 Another possible side effect is a patchy skin pigment in the area where you have the procedure, which may decrease or disappear as time goes on.

HOLISTIC THERAPIES

Holistic therapy refers to a range of treatments designed to promote your emotional, spiritual and physical well being. The Treatments we provide are all tailored to you and to what you need.

WHAT IS HOLISTIC THERAPY?

Holistic therapy refers to a range of non-invasive treatment, which acts as a complementary therapy working along side western medicine. This method of ‘hands-on healing’ has been effectively used for centuries. Its name derives from the Greek term ‘holos’, which means ‘whole’.Rather than just addressing immediate symptoms, a holistic therapist will look for the underlying cause of a condition, issue or ailment. Holistic therapy looks at the body and mind as a whole, hence the name, and so therapists will consider the current physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual states of health and wellbeing. They will then work to restore the body’s natural balance.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HOLISTIC THERAPY?

Holistic therapies can provide multiple physical and emotional health benefits. The benefits may vary depending on the type of therapy chosen and the area which is being treated. Results will also vary from person to person. Holistic therapy has been known to help with:

  • Pain relief 
  • Relieving muscular tension (including the face and scalp) 
  • Relieving muscular fatigue & spasms 
  • Easing joint stiffness and inflammation 
  • Improving muscle function and joint mobility
  • Increasing cellular activity to assist tissue recovery 
  • Improving sleep pattern 
  • Regulates hormone levels 
  • Encouraging detoxification of lactic acid and waste from the body 
  • Boosting energy levels
  • Improving digestion 
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Alleviating mental fatigue and increasing mental clarity
  • Easing anxiety and stress 
  • Balancing emotions 
  • Increasing confidence 
  • Improving connection to the ‘self’ and encouraging well-being

TYPES OF HOLISTIC THERAPY

Lots of spa treatments that are inspired by holistic or complementary therapies. Here is a look at some of the most popular holistic therapies that can help to rejuvenate and revitalise you from the inside and out: 

Aromatherapy 
Holistic aromatherapy uses essential oils to promote wellness. Rather than just choosing oils that have a pleasant scent, the idea is to match up these aromas with their optimal application. So, for example, lavender is thought to promote relaxation and lemongrass to soothe the mind. Essential oils have many different uses. In the spa, oils are often used as part of a massage. When choosing an essential oil for your own use, or when visiting a spa, it is important to take into account your specific circumstances. For example, some oils should be avoided if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure or are breastfeeding. Always let your spa therapist know beforehand, so they can choose the right aromatherapy oils for you. 

Massage therapy 
Massage uses touch and manipulation to balance and heal the whole body. There are lots of types of massage treatments available which target different areas of the body in different ways, using specific techniques and pressures. If you don’t like the idea of a full body massage, you might prefer an Indian head massage, which focuses on the scalp, upper neck area and temples. 

Reflexology 
Reflexology focuses on certain pressure points or ‘reflex zones’ to improve circulation, achieve relaxation and even promote natural pain relief. Many people think reflexology is just about the feet, but reflex zones can also be found on the hands and ears. The idea is that these zones correspond to organs in the body, so applying pressure externally produces positive effects internally. 

Angelic Reiki 
Angelic Reiki is a traditional Japanese holistic technique used for reducing stress, promoting relaxation and encouraging natural healing. While the treatment involves touching the client’s body, it is not a massage. You stay dressed during the treatment and the therapist places their hands gently and lightly on the body in a certain sequence. 

Auricular Ear Therapy 
Auricular Ear Therapy (also known as Hopi Ear Candles) is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, used to treat a variety of conditions. These ear candles induce a revitalising heat upon the head and ears, which soothes, relieves and relaxes. 

Baby Massage
This is a taught session with the parent or guardian, techniques will be demonstrated to help baby sleep, calm Colic, address skin concerns such as Eczema and will also help with routine and bonding. 

Card Readings 
Being a type of cartomancy, “Tarot Card Reading” is the practice of using tarot cards to gain insight into ones past, present or future by formulating a question, then drawing and interpreting cards. The experience offers guidance for spiritual growth.
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