Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet that correspond to every organ, gland and part of the body. There is a complex nerve ending network in the feet with more than 7000 nerve endings in each foot constantly sending messages throughout the body’s central and peripheral nervous systems.
Furthermore each foot has approx. 35 joints and 28 bones held together by 120 ligaments and activated by at least 20 muscles!
Reflexology is a fantastic way to reduce the effects of stress. It helps to promote relaxation and to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, stopping the fight or flight response. It can stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems and encourage the natural healing processes of the body; all essential in keeping the effects of stress at bay. Relieving stress and tension can help prevent illness and encourage a speedy recovery from acute and chronic illnesses.
Swedish Holistic Massage
Using manual hands-on movements and manipulation of the soft tissues and muscles in the body, massage therapy works to promote healing and enhance a person’s overall well-being. Treatment can be for pain relief, relaxation purposes or injury recovery. It can also help prevent further muscle or tissue damage.
Blue Sky Wellness uses a combination of Swedish massage, deep tissue massage and acupressure massage techniques. Helping to stimulate the skin and parasympathetic nervous system, ease and release muscle tension and stimulate deep circulation of blood and lymph. Massage can have a positive effect on your whole body – your bones, your muscles, your heart, your skin, your breathing, digestion, and importantly your mental health.
Research shows that it is particularly good at relieving stress-related problems, from anxiety and panic attacks, through to constipation and high blood pressure.
Seated Chair Massage
Seated chair massage uses a combination of acupressure massage and shiatsu techniques. A specialised chair is used where the recipient rests slightly forward with their head supported.The therapist works through the clothes to reduce muscle tension and knots, encourage deeper breathing and lower stress levels.
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic treatment that has been practised in India for thousands of years. It is a seated massage focusing on the upper back, shoulders, arms, neck, head and face. The massage is applied through clothes using a variety of techniques and pressure. It’s a great option for computer users with tight upper body muscles who are experiencing pain and stiffness in these areas. It can also help with headaches, migraines and sinusitis. We recommend you wear a loose fitting top and avoid too many layers of clothes during the treatment.
Equally as effective as foot reflexology, some people prefer hand reflexology. In the same way as the feet there are reflex points on the hands that correspond to organs and glands within the body and by using the unique thumb and finger techniques on these reflexes, the body responds by relaxing, re-balancing and improving blood circulation.
Physiotherapists and Pilates instructors often see a high percentage of work-place related musculoskeletal issues, predominantly back and neck complaints. Our bodies were not designed to spend hours hunched over a computer or desk. Poor posture, sitting or standing, can result in a variety of back, leg and foot problems and can lead to costly absenteeism.
Practicing Pilates regularly can increase strength, improve flexibility, relieve stress and develop a strong healthy posture. Pilates is ideal for the workplace because it can be practiced by almost anyone and can be done almost anywhere, space permitting. Options are available for employee contributory or non-contributory classes. All our classes are taught by qualified instructors.