Helen Baddon - Complimentary Therapist


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"I believe that as a therapist, I am a catalyst for the clients' own natural healing to begin and flourish. During a  treatment, an optimum state of deep relaxation is created for a richer sense of well-being and restoring your natural balance."







What happens during a treatment with Helen?

On the initial session a full consultation either on the phone or in person will be carried out to get greater depth and understanding of how the treatment can be individually tailored to you. Helen will explain how the treatment will this varies depending on the treatment you choose. After this Helen will leave you get undressed and ask you to cover yourself with a towel. The towel will be moved throughout the treatment exposing the body part that Helen is working with and the towel will cover the rest of your body maintaining your modesty and temperature at all times throughout the session. The treatment room is always adequately heated. When the treatment has ended Helen will leave you to relax and 'come round' from the treatment awaiting in the next room with a glass of water and a brief discussion can be had about how the treatment has gone and what may be required in the future. 

What treatments does Helen offer?

The Swedish Massage

An all in one body revitaliser with long smooth strokes that flow from tip to toe relaxing your body and mind. Helen will use many different techniques such as effleurage (long strokes) tapotement (light tapping) kneading (use of the hands in a kneading motion) and hacking (percussion with the sides of the hand) within this treatment.

All of these increase your blood circulation and flow back to the heart, slowing your respiration down and thus aiding the relaxation further. All of this creates a time for you to drift off from the busy world around you and:

  • *Increases energy levels
  • *Relaxes mind and body
  • *Decreases stress levels


The Warmer Massage

Warm Bamboo Massage incorporates varying lengths of smooth bamboo sticks which are heated. Helen will then apply oil onto the body in the same way as other forms of massage. Warm Bamboo Massage is very similar to Swedish Full Body Massage with its long strokes, however with the bamboo working as an extension of Helen's hands it can enable much deeper work in stretching out the muscles as they are warmed.

Main areas of your body that Warm Bamboo really aids tension release in are the neck, shoulders, and TI band (Iliotibal Tract - outside of the thigh). It is particularly effective for athletes, those with physical professions or bodies with specific areas of tension as well as being a warming treat if you just want a bit of luxury. It is especially effective for:

  • *Chronic aches and pains
  • *Tight neck and shoulders
  • *Back pain



The Detox Massage

Bellabaci could be considered a modern version of the ancient Chinese 'cupping' technique. The silicon Bellabaci cups are a very unique way of massaging as they create an upward pressure from within rather than downwards onto the skin as with most other massage styles. Once attached, the cups can be moved around by Helen to massage an area of the body or left on specific points allowing the use of other simultaneous techniques.

Working this deeply means Helen can bring fresh blood and nutrients to the blood vessels at the surface. It increases lymph drainage, which in turn aids the process of evacuating toxins from your body. It also helps alleviate tense, deep-seated knots which have been in your muscle tissue for long periods of time. Bellabaci can treat a whole host of ailments including:

  • *Tight knotted shoulders
  • *Body stiffness
  • *Muscle spasms
  • *Cellulite
  • *Migraines and headaches
  • *Fluid retention
  • *Scar tissue
  • *Stretch marks



Reflexology

Is a non invasive treatment that works in a holistic way – i.e. looking at the body as whole. Helen stimulates certain reflex points on your feet, hands or ears that correlate to other parts of your body via the nervous system. It's great therapy for relaxation, for treatment of injuries and for encouraging your body to function better as a whole. In addition to this, it is possible for Helen to use Reflexology for ailments other therapies cannot treat. For example; if one has an injured knee that is too painful to touch directly then it can be accessed and treated using reflex points on the feet, hands or ears. Reflexology is ideal for:

  • *Relaxation
  • *Stress relief
  • *Pain Management
  • *Inflammation
  • *Hormonal conditions


Ear candling

Is an extremely relaxing, gentle and soothing treatment. Helen creates a safe, comfortable environment, then holds the hollow paper candle safely and carefully at the entrance to your ear canal. Once lit, a vacuum effect brings air in through the sinus area and cleanses the passages behind the nose. The mild heat also warms your inner ear thus softening the ear wax which allows for easy removal of any build up. During this process, you may hear some crackling and feel some gentle heat – this is perfectly normal. There is also an aromatherapeutic benefit to you from herbs in the candle. Ear candles can treat:

  • *Excess inner ear pressure from flying, swimming or scuba diving
  • *Lack of pressure regulation due to sinusitis, rhinitis, colds, flu, headaches, migraines and glue ear
  • *Tinnitus


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          The Federation of Holistic Therapists