Let’s face it socks and pyjamas aren’t exactly something to get excited about, so if you’re looking for a great Christmas gift, try an alternative therapy treatment. There are lots to choose from, for both men and women, surely your mum would prefer a touch of pampering with some aromatherapy, while your other half would benefit from the stress relief of reflexology?
We’ve put together a selection of excellent therapies that would be wonderful Christmas gifts, or you could book yourself in for a session as an early treat!
Reflexology is an ancient practice that involves stimulating pressure points on the feet, hands and ears. This is an ideal Christmas gift for stress relief or to rebalance the body and mind. If someone has specific ailments then different zones of the body can be worked on through using pressure points on the soles of your feet.
By focusing pressure on these areas it is possible to affect conditions within the body and re-balance your body’s energy. Reflexology is said to help with circulation, pain relief, respiratory problems, stress plus much more and gives a general sense of wellbeing.
This wonderful massage treatment is an ideal Christmas gift, relaxing and soothing, you’ll feel the tension ease away as trained therapists work their magic.
Aromatherapy uses warm scented essential oils and lotions to help your body unwind while the therapist massages. As well as inhaling the scent of the essential oils they will also be absorbed through the skin. Each essential oil has different properties, some calm while others energise. Lavender and chamomile are calming while ylang ylang is uplifting.
As well as being relaxing aromatherapy can help with headaches, digestive disorders and back pain.
If your looking for a Christmas gift that will offer top-to-toe relaxation then hot stone massage is perfect. This therapy really will melt away any tension using heated volcanic stones combined with traditional massage techniques and aromatic oil.
During the massage the stones are used as part of the treatment and either moved across your body or rested on specific points and left to radiate their heat. The heat helps to warm up your muscles, so you relax even more deeply and faster than you would in a normal massage. Hot stone massage is good for stress, anxiety, pains, circulatory problems and joint pain.
Indian head massage is a traditional treatment based on ancient Indian holistic medicine and is used before big events in India. This treatment is good for improving concentration, easing any stress, headaches, migraines, sinus issues and is deeply relaxing.
The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. The therapist will use a range of different movements including the application of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas. In addition, the therapist will also gently stimulate and stroke pressure points on the face.
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