Therapies

At Yogahome, we have many experienced therapists who offer a wide range of treatments such as hot oil massage, aromatherapy, reflexology and shiatsu.

Contact us to book an appointment or get advice on the right therapy for you.

We offer 60, 90 and 120 minute therapy sessions – you can pay per session or purchase a packaged deal. View our Prices page for more information.

Our cancellation policy requires 24 hours notice minimum, or the full fee is payable.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a specialised complementary therapy which uses naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants, flowers, fruits, leafs and seeds to balance and harmonise the body at all levels – physical, emotional and spiritual.

Essential oils are specially prepared to suit the client’s profile and needs, and massaged into the body.

This process stimulates the release of beneficial chemicals within the body responsible for healing various imbalances.

Therapists: Florentina Lam-Clark and Fumie Akiya de Mena

Acupuncture

Acupuncture, in practice, is the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture is a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.Many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue.

Therapists: Clara Baker

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

MLD is an advanced therapy that targets the Lymphatic Vessels and “speaks” directly to the Nervous system. A range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques are used to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow. This stimulates the lymphatic vessels, increasing the flow of lymph, which carry substances that are vital for the defence of the body and removes waste products.

It aids the detoxifying, decongesting processes helping the body to reduce inflammation. It is also a useful treatment for those who are highly stressed out or experience anxiety, as it is deeply relaxing!

MLD has been found to be an effective treatment that can help the body deal with recurring infections and can be used to treat a variety of conditions including: low Immune System, headaches and migraines, sinusitis, Carpal Tunnel, IBS, MS, ME, muscular and joint pain, hayfever and asthma, recovery from injuries, and surgery.

Therapist: Florentina Lam-Clark

Deep tissue / sports massage

A strong, deep massage using oils.

Deep tissue work is especially useful for treating imbalances, pain and tension caused by the overworking of certain muscle groups.

It is also highly effective in addressing problems such as RSI, tendonitis, and sport-related tension.

Therapists: Karina Messer and Ian Stoneham

Hot oil massage

The exceptional quality of this massage lies in its use of heated oil combined with a variety of techniques drawn from ayurvedic and holistic massage, lymphatic therapy, deep tissue and sports massage.

Tailored to your individual constitution and specific requirements, this type of massage can ease a lot of aches and pain, and is deeply relaxing.

Therapist/s: Karina Messer

Reiki healing

Reiki & Seichem healing is a gentle and tranquil full body treatment that is received fully clothed, lying down on a treatment table. It involves hands on or off the body to transmit and channel the healing vibrational energy that works on the physical and subtle energy fields of the body. It can be felt as warm, sometimes cool, radiating, tingling and calming energy.

The frequency and vibration of the energy allows the mind to slow down and relax, moving from sympathetic nervous system dominance to the relax, rest and replenish aspect of the parasympathetic nervous system, thus initiating the innate healing system in the body. With such a deep relaxation response and calming effect, Reiki Seichem can help to alleviate pain, tight tense muscles and release mental and emotional stress. To receive a treatment is to take time out to stop, rest and recalibrate on a level that harmonises mind, body and spirit.

Therapist: Florentina Lam-Clark

Reflexology

Reflexology treats the whole body by working on the feet.

The feet reflect the organs and structures of the body.

The therapist detects and clears any imbalances or blockages in points in the feet, helping to heal and restore balance, as well as promote positive energy flow in the body.

It works effectively on a variety of levels and is deeply relaxing.

It can energise, boost the immune system, improve circulation, help with detoxification and elimination, balance hormones, rebalance the body and strengthens body function.

Therapists: Florentina Lam-Clark and Fumie Akiya de Mena

Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing Japanese healing therapy, working with vital energy or “ki” that flows through your body.

It can help us recover our life force and help us feel better physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Signs of trapped or unavailable life force are symptoms that won’t go away, feeling unmotivated or fed up with your job or relationships and wanting something to change.

As things begin to shift you may feel in better health, more joyful, creative and confident. The world can quite literally look clearer and brighter.

Shiatsu is your own private healing session and can also play a nurturing role in your Yoga and Pilates practice.

You will need to wear warm comfortable clothing with socks and loose trousers.

You will lie comfortably on your back, side or front on a shiatsu futon as you are stretched and specific points are worked using thumbs, palms and even feet.

It can be gentle, or sometimes dynamic, but always relaxing.

The most common issues that people bring to a session are: stress, sciatica, back pain, migraine, fatigue, anxiety, depression, PMS, sports injuries, digestive disorders, insomnia and asthma.

Therapist/s: Caroline Bozkurt

Thai yoga massage

Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing art that has been an integral part of traditional Thai medicine, related to Tui Na (Chinese), Ayurvedic (Indian) and Shiatsu (Japanese) massage.

It is based on the concept of ten sen, an energy system through which the body’s life force flows.

The massage releases blocked energy, and frees the body’s natural healing potential, thus restoring balance, health and harmony.

The therapist applies a combination of acupressure, gentle rocking and twisting, joint and spine mobilizations and assisted yoga stretches, using body-weight instead of strength, in a steady and meditative rhythm.

Thai Yoga Massage is done on a firm futon on the floor with the recipient dressed in light clothes.

Therapist: Emanuela Celletti

Zero balancing

This unique bodywork is the perfect integration between the structure and the energy fields of the body. Tensions can reside quite deep in the body and leave a memory of past injuries or emotional events that are often “buried” in the layers of connective tissue, muscle, organs right through to the bone. More simply, it can just be the daily habitual patterns of movement or accumulation of stress that create tension and discomfort in the body. The focus of attention is therefore on the densest form of matter , the skeletal system. Engaging the energy of it by applying fulcrums (held stretches) along points of tension can help to release tension that is old or new.

 

The treatment involves light traction that helps ease out tension and aids a more efficient alignment in the body. To receive a treatment is to feel the clarity of touch and connection that encourages the body to release aches, pains and stiffness in a gentle way. Some wonderful work around the head and neck fulcrums help to clear deeply held stiffness and increase range of movement.

There are times when we can feel off-kilter, Zero Balancing is a whole body treatment in that it is useful to aid the balance of mind and emotions. The effects permeate through to all levels of being and so it can be beneficial whether the cause is physical, mental or emotional.

Therapist: Florentina Lam-Clark

 

Pregnancy & post natal therapies

Pregnancy proving to be uncomfortable? Baby overdue? We have a whole range of treatments with our specialist therapists that could be perfect for you.

Shiatsu, pregnancy massage and reflexology have been known to help bring on labour in cases where the baby is overdue.

Pregnancy Shiatsu

Try shiatsu with Caroline Bozkurt, who has over 10 years experience of using shiatsu to help pregnant women with nausea, heartburn, back ache and anxiety.

She is also available to help couples who wish to use shiatsu during labour.

Pregnancy massage

Pregnancy massage stimulates blood circulation so that more oxygen and nutrients become available to the body’s tissues, helping combat fatigue, increase vitality, and optimising the comfort and nourishment of your baby.

Pregnancy massage helps with common problems related to your changing body during pregnancy, such as muscular stiffness, calf cramps, swelling of hands/feet, insomnia and mood swings.

The session could also include remedial massage for neck and shoulder, lower back and sciatic pain that may develop during pregnancy.

Therapists: Florentina Lam-Clark and Fumie Akiya de Mena

Baby massage

We also offer baby massage for newborns and babies up to approximately 1 year old, so you can learn techniques for therapeutic touch and bonding with your baby.

You will learn a whole baby massage sequence in just one session!

Massaging your baby helps you bond with therapeutic touch and supports your baby’s development, helping deepen the breath, relieve abdominal tension, improve joint flexibility and muscle strength, and release birth trauma.

Please bring a large bath towel and some spare nappies. Organic Sunflower Oil will be provided however, please bring your own if you have already started using a particular one.

The 60 or 90 min sessions can be attended by one or two parents/carers.

Therapists: Florentina Lam-Clark and Fumie Akiya de Mena

Private sessions

As well as group classes we offer personal yoga and Pilates private sessions tailored to your needs and preferences – either a 1:1 or small groups up to 4 people.

With private sessions, the teacher can address specific issues or questions, which is not always possible in a group class, and create a suitable plan for you based on your goals and needs.

Private yoga and Pilates are also wonderful during pregnancy and postnatally, addressing physical and emotional changes, preparing you to birth, and helping you regain strength and manage energy levels.

The sessions run for 60/90/120 minutes with a teacher of your choice. View our Prices page for more information, or contact us with your teacher’s preferences and availability to book in.

Private yoga sessions

Private yoga sessions are perfect to get started in yoga, focus on specific aspects such as posture, flexibility and stamina, and to support you through conditions, injuries, stress-related issues, pregnancy and postnatal recovery.

They are also great to deepen a particular area of your practice if you are already experienced.

You benefit from enough time, individual attention and feedback to learn how to modify poses that present challenges for you, and to explore poses and breathing techniques safely.

You also get help in building a self practice, and the luxury of asking any questions you like!

Private Pilates sessions

With private sessions, the instructor can select the most relevant aspects of Pilates exercises with you to help you address any alignment and postural issues, understand core stability better, and find the best exercises for you and any physical conditions or injuries you have.

Private postnatal Pilates sessions will help to regain strength and stability in a safe, long-lasting way.

This is a great time to build a strong base as you are in a privileged position to work from a plain canvas and will help you deal with the postural demands of life with a little one.

Private tuition can also help you address common pre and postnatal related issues such as back pain, sciatica, pelvic girdle pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, diastasis recti and pelvic organ prolapse.

Packages

Whether you have been referred to yoga or Pilates following an injury or illness, or whether you are a beginner and don’t know where to start, or inclusive packages will help you build a healthy routine and create a personalised plan for a long-lasting practice.

Treat or recovery package

A one-to-one, a 5 x class pass and a therapy session: all for £140 (savings of £27)!

This package offers you guidance from a teacher over a one-to-one session, a therapy of your choice, and 5 drop-in group classes of your choice.

Your teacher and therapist will be able to give you tailor-made advice.

A great treat or gift idea, ideal for anyone keen to look after themselves well.

Starter or recovery package

Two private sessions and a 5 x class pass: all for £140 (savings of £27)!

Start off with a one-to-one for personalised assessment, practice and advice, follow through with 5 classes of your choice, and finish off with another one-to-one to evaluate your progress and create a personalised plan for a long-lasting practice.

Ideal for anyone wanting specific guidance and a careful approach.

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