Holistic Therapies


reflexology-1Reflexology is a non-intrusive holistic therapy, based on the theory that points on the feet and sometimes the hands or ears correspond with different areas of the anatomy and the physiology of the body.

It’s a therapy which can be received by anyone at any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care and everyone in between. Reflexology is a very individual treatment which is tailored to you as a whole person, taking into account both physical and non-physical factors that might be affecting your       well-being.

Restore your equilibrium

The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its equilibrium naturally. Usually, after a treatment your tension may be reduced and you might feel relaxed; find yourself sleeping better and your mood and sense of well-being improving. You may also find that other aspects improve too. These improvements in your mind and body facilitate your body’s own natural healing abilities and immunities to be maximised.

With ever increasing levels of stress in everyday life it is important for people to take more responsibility for their own healthcare needs. Reflexology may be one of the ways to mitigate the stresses of modern life.

A full medical history will be requested on your first treatment. You remain fully clothed during a treatment except for the removal of socks and shoes.

Your reflexologist then applies finger and thumb pressure of varying degrees to the reflexology points on your feet. You may feel areas of transient discomfort during the treatment but generally the experience should be comfortable and relaxing. The most frequent concern is that reflexology tickles. It’s a firm, positive treatment so is usually quite the opposite.

Tired, aching feet

Occasional single treatments can bring many benefits and make the feet feel as if you’re walking on velvet cushions although your therapist may recommend a course of treatments if you have established, on-going problems that you would like your treatments to address. Ideal if you experience tired, aching feet, ankles or legs from standing for long periods.

After one or two treatments your body may respond in a very noticeable way. Most people note a sense of well-being and relaxation; however, sometimes people report a transitory sensation where your body just feels different to how you’re accustomed to feeling, this is part of the healing process. Things have to change for you to improve, what’s the point of it all feeling exactly the same?

A very popular and comfortable therapy to maintaining good health and well-being.



earcandlesBeneficial for many problems and conditions including hearing difficulties, tinnitus, earache, vertigo, glue ear, excessive earwax, congested sinuses, sore throat, Ménière’s, colds and flu, snoring, headaches.

The clarity of mind that results from the treatment can also help many other problems associated with a muzzy head; memory, concentration, understanding, comprehension. An uncluttered mind leads to better sleep, which in turn leads to an improved lifestyle, helping you at work, at home, at leisure or when travelling. May also help with problems with the ears during and after flying.

The treatment is very relaxing and is conducted lying down and fully clothed. It can be beneficial for the conditions mentioned above but should not be undertaken if grommets are in place, if there is a current ear infection or if the eardrum is perforated.

One treatment may bring benefits although it is recommended by the candle manufacturers that a follow-up treatment may be advisable in more stubborn or well established cases within a few days and then any subsequent treatments can be determined by the amount of relief that has been gained from these initial two.

Hand made from beeswax

The candles are hand-made from beeswax and honey and impregnated with soothing herbs. The ones we use at EQUILIBRIUM are made especially for professional use and are around 50% bigger than the ones on general retail sale.

Make-up should not be worn prior to a treatment if possible and earrings should be easily removable; small studs are not a usually a problem.

Each treatment includes initial consultation (on your first visit,) a pair of   ear candles, treatment, facial and auricular massage.



iStock_000014672628XSmall-1There are several Indian head massage techniques practised in various parts of India. At Equilibrium we use Shen Dao which also eases tension in the head, neck, shoulders and upper arms and gives more potential for the tension in your head to drain away leaving you with a much clearer mind and outlook.

Relieves headaches and migraine giving a more relaxed, stress-free frame of mind. Stimulates the scalp allowing more blood-flow and oxygen to the brain, helping you to think more clearly and sleep more peacefully. May sometimes be incorporated with essential oils and a hot or cold stones application as necessary. Wonderfully relaxing after one visit. Ideal for increased benefits when used in conjunction with Hopi Ear Candles.

Many barber shops in India will give a few minutes of head massage after a haircut to stimulate the scalp, sometimes with aromatic oils. This is called Champi and gives us the English word Shampoo.


heart ACUPRESSURE… Fast relief without the needles.


An ancient healing art, older than acupuncture, which uses finger and thumb pressure on key acupoints along your meridians to promote the body’s own natural curative abilities.

Beneficial for countless conditions and ailments.




Whatever is wrong ACUPRESSURE can often help. Sometimes incorporated into massage or other holistic therapy treatments to maximise the benefits potential of these.



Electropuncture is another alternative to acupuncture and can be very effective. Popular as it doesn’t pierce the skin with needles; instead the acupuncture points are activated with a low voltage dart of electricity.

It supports the theory that the human body requires a balance of bio-electrical energy. Without it good health is not possible. Just as commercial electricity flows through cables, there are energy channels called meridians through which your bio-electricity flows. Both need to be well maintained and kept free from faults for this flow to be efficient. Using classical acupuncture-needles the energy deficiency is modified at precise locations receptive to it. The same points are used with electropuncture but with a low frequency stimulation (6-12 volts) in sympathy with the bio-electrical energy instead of with needles.


heart REIKI         

Hands on healing which can be a valuable “friend” to every aspect of your life on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Physical aches, pains and illnesses; emotional problems such as depression, bereavement or stress can all get better with the support of Reiki. Balances your mind, body and spirit so that you can heal quickly and efficiently. Regular Reiki treatments can keep you harmonized so maintaining good health. It is   especially beneficial when you “can’t put your finger on what is wrong”….when you just don’t “feel yourself anymore”.  A most wonderfully relaxing experience when you want to chill-out and just escape from it all or when you can no longer handle the problems of modern living.