Appointments with Sophie are now available Tuesday evenings, Thursday afternoon/evening and Friday mornings - call or email to book
WHAT IS HOLISTIC THERAPY?
Holistic Therapy engages and develops the whole person. We like to think of this as including the following different levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. This concept sees the human being as multi-dimensional, and follows the belief that all dimensions require nurturing.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Hot stone massage is a deep and profoundly beneficial massage therapy that relaxes the body to its deepest level. Warm stones are placed on the body at key points, allowing the heat to penetrate deep into the muscle tissue. The warm stones are also used as a tool during the treatment, easing away tension and allowing the therapist to manipulate tight muscles more effectively.
This entire treatment is carried out with the client lying face up on warm water-filled cushions, assisting in perfect spinal alignment. Hydrotherm massage is a unique, three dimensional massage experience, the water supports the body and the warmth from the water gently melts away tension before the massage has even started. Anybody can benefit from this massage, but it is particularly beneficial for those who cannot lie face down or find it comfortable to turn.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using pure essential oils to promote physical and psychological well-being. It is often combined with massage and other therapeutic techniques as part of a holistic treatment approach.
Swedish Massage is one of the most popular and well known massage styles in the West. One of the main priorities for this particular massage is to stimulate circulation, which is why the movements are generally performed towards the heart. This style of massage tends to be fast paced and is deeper than aromatherapy massage, which has a wonderfully invigorating effect on the body.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Indian Head Massage is an ancient Indian healing massage, which focuses on draining the tension stored in the head and shoulders. It involves acupressure techniques that manipulate the soft tissues on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. Although the massage focuses on the head and shoulders it, has benefits for the whole body, giving a total feeling of well-being.
HOPI EAR CANDLING
Ear candling is a form of alternative therapy which gently and effectively draws out ear wax from the ear canal. Alongside the obvious benefits of this treatment, there are some additional, surprising benefits to enjoy. These include deep relaxation, and calming of the mind and body.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM MASSAGE AND HOLISTIC THERAPY?
The therapeutic effects of massage therapy can help alleviate problems such as:
Tension, headaches and migraines
Sleeplessness and insomnia
Anxiety and depression
High blood pressure
Emotional pain and suffering
Fatigue and aching
Massage therapy improves the circulation systems of the whole body, bringing vital oxygen to our organs and muscles and draining away metabolic waste, resulting in improved body function.
Prices range from £20 to £68, depending on the type and length of treatment. Click here to see Sophie's full price list.
A 10 minute consultation is given with all massage treatments to ensure that the treatment is effectively tailored to each individual.
Hours: Tue 18:30 to 21:00 / Thurs 15:00 to 21:00 Fri 10:30 to 13:30
Sophie qualified in 2004 from South East Essex College after 2 years of training. She achieved a triple grade pass level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Beauty Therapy Sciences. The course covered Holistic Therapies including Body Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Head Massage, Nutrition and Sports massage.
Sophie set up her own treatment room in 2005 and has spent 7 years building a successful full time business. During this time she achieved further qualifications in Hot Stone Massage, Hydrotherm Massage and Hopi Ear Candling. After recently starting a family she now practices on a part time basis.
"Sophie’s skills and expertise have been an absolute pleasure to experience and I would not hesitate to recommend her." Heledd
*Like with all other services at Cowan House, we must implement a 24 hour cancellation policy. Therefore if you do need to cancel please ring reception on 01934 643262. If cancellation does not take place within 24 hours prior to the appointment we will be unable to give a refund.