Massage therapies and treatments
We offer a range of holistic massages, including reflexology, Indian head massage & aromatherapy, plus traditional reiki, reiki-with-crystal therapy, and acupuncture.
Taking care of you
Our in-house Unity therapists offer wonderful massage and healing therapies. On your arrival in our luxurious Sanctuary room, you’ll be greeted with refreshing warm tea and a cleansing foot soak as you discuss with one of our lovely therapists the bespoke treatments available, before settling down to enjoy the holistic massage experience.
We also host our excellent guest therapists, who offer other bodywork treatments, talking therapies and therapeutic practices. These diverse sessions take place in our light and inspiring, standalone Cabin.
Please be aware your treatment time includes consultation and aftercare.
Here’s our range of therapies and treatments in detail. If you’d like to know more about individual therapists and practitioners, please visit our therapists page.
Therapies may vary slightly from time to time, subject to availability, but generally they include the following:
All our therapies and treatments are offered in a Covid-secure manner. Therapists wear mask and visor throughout the appointment, and offer the option of wearing gloves to complement their frequent hand washing. The therapy environment is frequently and thoroughly cleaned.
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Holistic Oil Massage
Holistic Massage works on every level of the individual: Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual. A thorough consultation initiates a sacred journey of Massage and Energy work. Practitioners can work at the depth required by the client, with a range of oil massage skills and stretches.
Unity Holistic Ritual Massage
Holistic Massage techniques combined with Deep tissue Indonesian methods and Thai-like stretches and acupressure application. Emotion and memories are stored within our muscles and tissues; massage helps clear unwanted energies and traumas, allowing us to move forward with pure, fresh energy in this present moment.
Appropriate essential oils are applied with a scattering of rose petals and the use of Healing and Crystal placement. Sound therapy in the form of Tibetan bowls, quartz crystal bowls and cymbals combined with the burning of sage and the use of aura soma to fully cleanse and soothe the body’s energies. An awakening of the senses and respect for all levels of ones energy system.
Clinical massage combines and applies a range of cutting edge Eastern and Western techniques, including deep effleurage, soft tissue release, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, stretching and deep tissue work. It is similar to sports and remedial massage, but we always work gently and effectively rather than creating more pain and stress in the body.
It is specially useful for the relief of chronic pain due to injury, repetitive strain, or for any chronic conditions.
LaStone Therapeutic Massage
LaStone Therapy is a deeply therapeutic and rejuvenating massage treatment, where smooth, warm basalt stones are used to heat areas of tension, for example the lower back or shoulders. These stones are also used on the chakras, and they are held in the hands whilst massaging the body with holistic oil and acupressure techniques. The stones carry a healing energy, and can be used with colder marble stones to offer more of a detoxifying session.
This session also includes ritual practice, healing, cleansing, crystals and deep stretches. Deeply effective, stress releasing, tension dissolving and invigorating too… Bliss!
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone is a deeply therapeutic massage treatment, where smooth, warm basalt stones of varying sizes are used to heat areas of tension, for example the lower back or shoulders. The direct heat from the stones melts tension from muscles promoting pain relief and creating comfort, relaxation, warmth and spiritual well-being.
The heat penetrates the muscles, stimulating circulation and the flow of oxygen and nutrients, thus helping the body to detoxify and heal.
A safe and hands on specialised massage technique involving sustained pressure on myofascial connective tissue. It is used for the effective treatment and rehabilitation of soft tissue and facial aches and pains.
Reflexology is an ancient art of foot massage from China involving using pressure on different parts of the feet. Each part of the foot corresponds to a different part of the body. A very relaxing massage designed to restore the delicate balance of the body and its functions.
Soothing and tension releasing techniques are used to support the pregnant woman in the second and third trimesters. Specific positions (e.g. side laying) assist in establishing comfort, particularly in the later stages of pregnancy.
Comfortable pressure is applied along the Sen lines of the body to release trapped, stagnant energy and ease muscular tension. What follows feels to some like a passive yoga session; the receiver is supported through a range of thorough stretches to enhance flexibility and access an incredibly deep sense of relaxation. Suitable for all ranges of flexibility, the body is respected and worked according to its unique capacities.
Including Advanced Thai Medical Acupressure Therapy for specific ailments.
An Ayurvedic treatment involves the use of warm herbal infused massage oils and consists of establishing an individual’s constitution and the nature of any imbalance. The right blend of herb-infused oil can then be applied to the body using special Ayurvedic massage techniques, to return the individual’s body to a state of healthy balance.
Ayurveda is the ancient vedic system of self-healing body, mind and soul, arising from the philosophy and practice of yoga.
Reiki means ‘Universal Life Energy’. It has the highest and purest frequency of energy to recenter and balance us. It feeds our energy systems so that our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies work with efficiency and harmony. It originated in Tibet over 2500 years ago and was rediscovered by Dr Mikao Usui in the late 1800s.
As a healing channel, Reiki to flows through the Practitioner to the Receiver as pure, warm, nourishing energy. Reiki flows through clothing; there is a feeling of deep relaxation, lightness and a strong sense of support, protection and trust. All of the body’s systems will receive this wonderful energy and stronger will-power, clarity, sense of purpose and contentment will be made available. Reiki is not a belief-system, all that is required is an open mind and a will to accept the healing ability within.
Reiki & Crystal Therapy
Precious gemstones are chosen for the receiver’s needs and are placed around the body and on the chakra points. Reiki & Crystal healing are combined, to invite peace/balance/inspiration, or whatever is needed at the time. Crystal & Tibetan singing bowls are also used, with the cleansing intention of sage and aura-soma to further deepen the healing journey.
Acupuncture and tuina medical massage
Acupuncture is a tried and tested, sophisticated system of medicine. The Chinese and other eastern cultures have been using acupuncture to restore, promote and maintain good health for thousands of years. Nowadays, more and more people are finding that this long-established therapy can offer an effective treatment for a wide range of health conditions.
What can acupuncture do for me?
Acupuncture can be beneficial for a range of illnesses and symptoms, from clearly defined complaints, such as headaches, migraine, back ache, asthma, arthritis, IBS, cystitis and period pain, through to more general feelings of ill health, such as nausea, tiredness, insomnia or low mood.
Conditions commonly treated fall into the following categories of disorder: eye, ear, nose and throat; circulatory; gastrointestinal; gynaecological; genito-urinary; immune; musculo-skeletal; neurological; respiratory; emotional and psychological; addiction.
Acupuncture aims to address the root cause of a condition and not just the symptoms alone. This approach can lead to a more permanent resolution of problems.
What does it feel like?
Acupuncture needles are much finer than needles used for injections and blood tests. When the needle is inserted, the sensation is often described as a tingling or dull ache, which lasts for only a second or two.
How many sessions will I need?
Frequency and length of treatment depends on your individual condition. Most people start coming for acupuncture weekly and, as treatment progresses, the interval between treatments lengthens to fortnightly and then monthly or less frequent if ongoing treatment is required.
Some patients may only need a few treatments while others need treatment over several months or long term. As a general rule, the longer you have had a complaint, the longer it will take to improve