Sports & Holistic Therapies with Jo-Ella
Sports & Holistic Therapies with Jo-Ella
Holistic treatments: AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE, HOT STONE MASSAGE, SWEDISH MASSAGE, LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE, PRENATAL MASSAGE, HOPI EAR CANDLING, INDIAN HEAD, REFLEXOLOGY, REIKI.
AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE
A luxury massage which works by using he pure properties of plants. The extracted essential oils are blended to suit, each clients needs. Beneficial in relaxation, healing, skin conditions, stress relief and to bring about a balance and sense of well-being.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a caring, hands-on therapy, which seeks to induce relaxation, to increase energy, to reduce the effects of stress and to restore lost balance to mind, body and soul. Aromatherapy can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It is an art and science, which seeks to explore the physiological, psychological and spiritual realm of the individual's response to aromatic extracts as well as to observe and enhance the individual's innate healing process. As a holistic medicine, Aromatherapy is both a preventative approach as well as an active treatment during acute and chronic stages of illness or 'dis'-ease.
What Can It Treat?
Treats mind and body together. The scent of the essential oils used can have a powerful effect on the emotions while the oils’ chemistry affects the body such as the Circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, muscular, skeletal, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, digestive, alleviating Headaches, Depression, Painful Menstruation, High Blood Pressure, Labour Pain, Skin Care, Shock, Feverish Conditions, Digestive Upsets, Poor Circulation, Muscular Aches and Pains, Respiratory Problems, Building Immunity Against Infections and so on... Best performed in a series of six.
What to expect before your massage
Once you arrive for your massage session, I will begin by conducting a short consultation, detailing your personal health so that I will know if there are any contraindications, or reasons that massage may not be advisable. After acquainting you with the massage room, I will leave to allow you privacy to undress and
lay between the towels on the massage couch.
During the massage
You will be modestly draped at all times. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. A full body massage consists of massage to the face, neck, shoulders, upper chest, scalp, arms, hands, legs, feet, stomach, and back.
What to expect after your massage
After the massage is complete, I will leave the room to allow you privacy to redress. Dangle your feet off the side of the massage couch for a minute or two before attempting to stand, as massage promotes the release of toxins from body tissues. Upon return, I will bring you a glass of water, as it is very important to drink lots of water after the massage to help flush toxins out of your system. We can then discuss how you are feeling after your treatment followed by some aftercare advice.
HOT STONES MASSAGE 
Stone Massage is a complete body, mind and soul treatment. It involves the application of water heated basalt stones to give a deep massage and creating comfort and warmth. Stone massage makes you feel deeply relaxed, it helps to remove stress and muscular tension.
What is Hot Stones Massage?
Stone Therapy Massage is a wonderful deep massage technique, using smooth water heated basalt stones. It was pioneered in Arizona drawing on the ancient use of hot stones for healing and ceremonies by the Native American Indian culture. Hot stones are also used in many medicine systems around the world. Conditions that have benefited from Stone Therapy Massage Arthritis Beneficial inpregnancy Depression Fatigue Insomnia Muscular tension Poor Circulation Rheumaticconditions Stress andanxiety and others What to expect at a session The first treatment begins with a consultation. The stones are water heated to a specific temperature and are placed on key energy points on the body, allowing you to let go of stress, restore balance and create sensations of comfort and warmth, whilst using the stones to massage the body using traditional techniques to release muscular tension and balance the spirit. The subtle energies of the stones are known to promote a meditative state of quietude and calm.
What to expect before your massage
Once you arrive for your massage session, I will begin by conducting a short consultation, detailing your personal health so that I will know if there are any contraindications, or reasons that massage may not be advisable. After acquainting you with the massage room, I will leave to allow you privacy to undress and
lay between the towels on the massage couch.
During the massage
You will be modestly draped at all times. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. A full body massage consists of massage to the face, neck, shoulders, upper chest, scalp, arms, hands, legs, feet, stomach, and back.
What to expect after your massage
After the massage is complete, I will leave the room to allow you privacy to redress. Dangle your feet off the side of the massage couch for a minute or two before attempting to stand, as massage promotes the release of toxins from body tissues. Upon return, I will bring you a glass of water, as it is very important to drink lots of water after the massage to help flush toxins out of your system. We can then discuss how you are feeling after your treatment followed by some aftercare advice.
SWEDISH MASSAGE
Stimulates blood circulation, bringing fresh oxygen and nutrients to tissues and cells within the body, aiding relief of muscular tension, aches and pains.
What is Swedish Body Massage?
Still the most popular massage today, Swedish massage techniques leave the body relaxed and rested. Using lighter, rhythmic strokes, Swedish massages are enjoyed by people of all ages and lifestyles. Swedish massage includes long, relaxing strokes, kneading, friction, tapotement, and shaking motions.
What Can It Treat?
It is effective for most ailments, because massaging the skin, the body's largest organ, sets up a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, while promoting health and well-being. Swedish massage helps release the body of unwanted strain and stress, it stimulates the blood circulation, bringing fresh oxygen and nutrients to tissues and cells, aiding relief of muscular tension, aches and pains. Your body will feel rested and your mind at ease, a total pampering experience.
What to expect before your massage
Once you arrive for your massage session, I will begin by conducting a short consultation, detailing your personal health so that I will know if there are any contraindications, or reasons that massage may not be advisable. After acquainting you with the massage room, I will leave to allow you privacy to undress and lay between the towels on the massage couch.
During the massage
You will be modestly draped at all times. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. A full body massage consists of massage to the hands, arms, feet, legs, stomach, upper chest, shoulders, neck, and back.
What to expect after your massage
After the massage is complete, I will leave the room to allow you privacy to redress. Dangle your feet off the side of the massage couch for a minute or two before attempting to stand, as massage promotes the release of toxins from body tissues. Upon return, I will bring you a glass of water, as it is very important to drink lots of water after the massage to help flush toxins out of your system. We can then discuss how you are feeling after your treatment followed by some aftercare advice.
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
Especially good to help rid the body of toxins and excess lymph by stimulating the body's lymphatic system after an illness, helping to prevent disease. A complete detox massage! Excellent for helping reduce cellulite.
What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Lymphatic drainage is a delicate form of massage that stimulates the body’s lymphatic system, improving the metabolism, helping the body to eliminate waste and toxins and providing a boost to the immune system. By stimulating this system through massage, it works more efficiently, which in turn boosts the immune system, clears blockages, eliminates toxins, transports nutrients to cells and increases the metabolism.
What Can It Treat?
Lymphatic drainage massage is especially useful for individuals who seem to suffer regularly from common illnesses like colds and flu. It is also recommended for people who lead sedentary lifestyles, or those who want to reduce puffiness or swelling. It has been cited as having a positive effect on problem skin, cellulite, dysfunctional respiratory systems and people with low energy. It boosts the immune system as well as helping the body ward off illness; treatment can facilitate general feelings of health and vitality. It also has a positive physical effect, improving the appearance of the skin and reducing puffiness caused by water retention, poor circulation or pregnancy. As with other massage, it can help with pain from fractures and sprains and rheumatism, and it promotes the body’s own healing mechanisms. Best performed in a series of six.
What to expect before your massage
Once you arrive for your massage session, I will begin by conducting a short consultation, detailing your personal health so that I will know if there are any contraindications, or reasons that massage may not be advisable. After acquainting you with the massage room, I will leave to allow you privacy to undress and lay between the towels on the massage couch.
During the massage
You will be modestly draped at all times. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. A full body massage consists of massage to the hands, arms, feet, legs, stomach, upper chest, shoulders, neck, and back.
What to expect after your massage
After the massage is complete, I will leave the room to allow you privacy to redress. Dangle your feet off the side of the massage couch for a minute or two before attempting to stand, as massage promotes the release of toxins from body tissues. Upon return, I will bring you a glass of water, as it is very important to drink lots of water after the massage to help flush toxins out of your system. We can then discuss how you are feeling after your treatment followed by some aftercare advice.
PRENATAL MASSAGE
There are many benefits to having regular massage during pregnancy. Improve circulation - reduce swollen hands and feet, lessen the effects of morning sickness, minimise back pains, reduce the likelihood of stretchmarks, relieves symptoms of insomnia & fatigue, boosts your immune system, helps to
re-balance hormonal disturbances, assists with an easier birth by encouraging you to be relaxed and calm.
What is pregnancy massage?
Pregnancy massage is massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mother's needs. It is also called pre-natal massage.
How is pregnancy massage different from regular massage?
The mother's body must be properly positioned and supported during the massage, using pillows and padding. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby. Also, some massage techniques, such as deep tissue work, cannot be used. Certain areas of the body should be avoided during pregnancy.
What are the benefits of pregnancy massage?
Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. It's a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited. Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy. Massage therapy has been found to reduce anxiety and depression.
Precautions
Many massage therapists do not recommend massage in the first trimester. Also, women with certain health conditions may not be able to have pregnancy massage. It's best to consult your doctor and a certified pregnancy massage therapist.
What to expect before your massage
Once you arrive for your massage session, I will begin by conducting a short consultation, detailing your personal health so that I will know if there are any contraindications, or reasons that massage may not be advisable. After acquainting you with the massage room, I will leave to allow you privacy to undress and lay between the towels on the massage couch.
During the massage
You will be modestly draped at all times. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. A full body massage consists of massage to the hands, arms, feet, legs, stomach, upper chest, shoulders, neck, and back.
What to expect after your massage
After the massage is complete, I will leave the room to allow you privacy to redress. Dangle your feet off the side of the massage couch for a minute or two before attempting to stand, as massage promotes the release of toxins from body tissues. Upon return, I will bring you a glass of water, as it is very important to drink lots of water after the massage to help flush toxins out of your system. We can then discuss how you are feeling after your treatment followed by some aftercare advice.
HOPI EAR CANDLING
A relaxing treatment for the ears. Helps to alleviate headaches/migraines, sinus problems, tinnitus, stress symptoms, colds, sleep disturbances, snoring, hayfever, deafness, sinus irritations, earache, travel sickness and the build up of earwax.
What is Hopi Ear Candling?
Hopi Ear Candling, or Thermo Auricular Therapy as it is also known, can be used to treat many conditions of the ear, nose and throat area. The candles work by vapourising their ingredients once lit, causing convectional airflow towards the first chamber of the ear. The candle creates a mild suction, which lets the vapours gently massage the eardrum and auditory canal. Once the candle is placed in the ear it forms a seal, which enables wax and other impurities to be drawn out of the ear.
What Can It Treat?
The candles can be used as a relaxing treatment to ease away the stresses of our Western culture and to address a number of problems relating to the ear, neck and face areas. The treatment helps to alleviate headaches/migraines, sinus problems, tinnitus, stress symptoms, colds, flu, sore throats, sleep disturbances, snoring, hayfever, deafness, sinus irritations, earache, travel sickness and the build up of earwax. The treatment is suitable for children and is a good alternative for people who have found syringing uncomfortable.
What to expect at a session
Fully dressed the client lies down on their side, with their head supported on a pillow so the auditory canal is vertical. The candle is then lit and the non-burning end is placed gently into the outer ear passage and is turned lightly to seal it in place. The candle then generates a pleasant crackling sound and a warm, comfortable feeling while it draws out the impurities from the ear. After around 10 minutes the process is repeated on the other ear. This is followed by a period of relaxation; a facial acupressure, scalp and ear massage concentrating on the sinus areas.
How does it work?
When lit, the ear candle generates a gentle heat which, when combined with the therapeutic oils, produces a light suction action. This is known as the chimney principle, and works by drawing impurities gently to the surface, where they can be removed. Most deposits evaporate and are carried away through the candle ‘chimney’, but some are found in the condensed candle wax residue after it is removed from the ear. None of the candle residue actually goes into the ear.
INDIAN HEAD
Indian Head massage can help to counterbalance the effects of stress, encouraging deeper and easier breathing. Improve joint flexibility; reduces tension and tightness; opens up energy flow from the spine to the whole head, thus reducing headaches, improving posture and re-aligning the muscles.
What is Indian Head massage?
This traditional Indian technique, first brought to the United Kingdom by Narendra Mehta, relieves tension and can leave your hair looking luxurious. Its affect is not just physical, it works on an emotional level too – soothing and relieving stress. The sequence incorporates massage of the shoulders, neck, scalp and face, leaving the client with a deep sense of inner peace and tranquility.
What Can It Treat?
Massaging the scalp and face has a profoundly calming effect – relieving areas of held tension and increasing the oxygen supply to the brain. The sequence relieves chronic neck and shoulder stiffness, improves blood and lymph circulation, relaxes the muscles of the scalp and face, relieves tension and migraine headaches, gives a heightened level of alertness and concentration, and promotes improved texture, strength and growth of hair. Indian Head Massage gives the receiver a deep sense of inner peace and tranquility.
Indian Head Massage can help to: Diminish stress, Increase your energy, and Balance the brain's energy. Reach a deep state of relaxation, Reduce muscular & nervous tension, Flush out physical & emotional toxins, Release back, shoulder & neck pain, Improve the strength of your hair, Reduce headaches & eye strain, Improve your immune system, Reduce PMS.
What to expect at a session
Once you arrive for your Indian Head treatment, I will begin by conducting a short consultation, detailing your personal health so that I will know if there are any contraindications, or reasons that massage may not be advisable. The Indian Head Massage therapy session is practised with the recipient sitting upright in a chair. During the session the recipient remains fully clothed, only removing any jewellery, which may obstruct the therapy, and remove contact lenses. No oils or creams are used as the treatment is practised through clothing, though oil may be used in the acupressure facial. If you have long hair be prepared to have it tired up for part of the treatment. Many enjoy the pleasure of regular sessions relieving the stresses and strains of modern life.
REFLEXOLOGY
Applied to pressure points on the feet that correspond to the individual parts of the body. It aims to restore balance and harmony by increasing the circulation to the internal organs and glands through the feet. By working on the reflexes homeostasis can be achieved by un-blocking energy that stagnates in the feet.
What is Foot Reflexology?
Reflexology is sometimes known as Zone Therapy as the body is divided into different zones represented by a point in the foot. Nerve endings are imbedded in the feet that then travel to the spinal cord and to various parts of the body. Stimulating these nerve endings thereby helps promote relaxation, improve circulation, stimulate vital organs in the body and encourage the body's natural healing processes. Unlike conventional medicine, reflexology works on the underlying problems within the body and works through the body's nervous system. Sometimes lactic acid can be felt in the foot in the form of little crystals. This is sediment due to poor eating or lack of exercise and can be crushed and reabsorbed into the body thereby allowing the lymph system to eliminate the waste product.
What Can It Treat?
Reflexology can be used to help restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium. This gentle therapy encourages the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance. Reflexology can treat nearly all health problems. Although all reflex areas will be massaged, I will pay specific attention to the actual problem area. So, for migraines, strokes, multiple sclerosis, etc. pressure will be applied to the reflex point in the foot that relates to the head and the connecting areas. In this way I will treat all disorders according to where in the body they occur, for example, neck, back and hip problems, sciatica and arthritis will be treated in the musculoskeletal area and angina, high blood pressure and any circulatory problems will be treated in the heart reflex area and so on. A course of treatment may be recommended depending on your body’s needs.
Who can benefit from reflexology?
Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. After you have completed a course of reflexology treatment for a specific condition, many people find it beneficial to continue with regular treatments in order to maintain health and well-being. While many people use reflexology as a way of relaxing the mind and body and counteracting stress, at the same time many doctors, consultants and other health care professionals recognise reflexology as a well established, respected and effective therapy.
What to expect at this session
Once you arrive for your reflexology session, I will begin by conducting a short consultation, detailing your personal health so that I will know if there are any contraindications, or reasons that massage may not be advisable. You are then asked to remove your shoes and socks and lay comfortably on the massage couch, remaining fully clothed. The treatment involves light, but firm, compression massage to the soles and uppers of your feet. It is possible that there will be quite a dramatic reaction to the first treatment in various forms such as increased bowel movements, cold type symptoms or skin problems. This is a very
healthy sign, which tells you that the treatment has encouraged the release of harmful toxins from the body. During treatment some areas of the foot may feel a little tender and these will correlate with the problem areas in the body. By working on the reflexes homeostasis can be achieved by un-blocking energy that stagnates in the feet, helping to restore balance and harmony by increasing the circulation to the internal organs and glands through the feet. Precautions: If you are pregnant, please talk with your doctor first.
FACE REFLEXOLOGY
This form of massage is based on three ancient alternative therapies: This massage deals with the principle that there are reflex areas that correspond to the glands, organs and systems of the body and uses a unique method of touch on these reflexes.
A firm massage on the reflex points will help to free deposits enabling energy to flow freely again through the body.
What is Face Reflexology Holistic Massage?
This form of massage is based on the ancient art of Oriental pressure therapy and zone therapy, and is a form of reflexology. This massage deals with the principle that there are reflex areas that correspond to the glands, organs and systems of the body and uses a unique method of touch on these reflexes with the fingers and thumbs. Zone therapy takes into account the theory that the body has connection pathways or channels where energy (chi) flow in lines in the body to supply all the organs, tissues and the mind, linking them all together. Excessive stress disrupts this balance so that the body systems are affected in different ways and to varying degrees.
What Can It Treat?
Face Reflexology is addressing all aspects of an individual: emotional, physical and mental. Therefore any imbalance of the body can benefit from Face Reflexology. Including health issues as diverse as menopausal and hormonal issues, digestive problems, migraines, muscle tension, and the general affects of a stressful lifestyle. Face Reflexology is deeply relaxing. You don't realise how much tension builds up in the muscles of your face - which reflects through the entire body. Daily use of your face to laugh, chew, talk, grimace, frown, express and suppress emotion, all result in an accumulation of facial muscle tension that the deep releasing strokes of face reflexology will steadily dissipate - achieving a corresponding improvement in your health.
What to expect at this session
Once you arrive for your face reflexology massage, I will begin by conducting a short consultation, detailing your personal health so that I will know if there are any contraindications, or reasons that massage may not be advisable. After acquainting you with the massage room, I will leave to allow you privacy to remove your top leaving on your undergarment and lay between the towels on the massage couch. A firm massage on the reflex points will help to free deposits enabling energy to flow freely again
through the body. This also helps to stimulate muscles and tissues allowing adequate supply of blood, oxygen, and protein to reach the face. Treatment includes face cleanse and lymphatic drainage massage with oil. During the treatment some areas of the face may feel a little tender and these will correlate with the problem areas in the body. By working on the reflexes homeostasis can be achieved by un-blocking energy that stagnates, helping to restore balance and harmony by increasing the circulation to the internal organs and glands through the face.
NOTE: I use a carrier oil on the face to achieve a deep massage. Aromatherapy oil plays an important role in this treatment. Please discuss with me if you wish to add essential oils to your treatment.
REIKI
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. A treatment feels
like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
What Can It Treat?
Promotes natural self-healing. Balances the energies in the body. Balances the organs and glands. Strengthens the immune system. Treats symptoms and causes of illness. Relieves pain. Clears toxins. Adapts to the natural needs of the receiver. Enhances personal awareness. Relaxes and reduces stress. Promotes creativity. Releases blocked and suppressed feelings. Aids meditation and positive thinking. Heals holistically.
What to expect before your massage
Once you arrive for your massage session, I will begin by conducting a short consultation, detailing your personal health so that I will know if there are any contraindications, or reasons that the treatment may not be advisable.
During the massage
To receive a treatment, you will lie down on the couch fully clothed. Then using a gentle hands on touch I will work down the body, starting at the head and finishing at the feet.
What to expect after your massage
Deep relaxation which pacifies negative emotions, eases the mind and re-energizes the body

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