This wonderfully relaxing facial massage can be considered both a beauty treatment and a therapy.
It combines the best elements of different massage styles, from the Indian and Chinese traditions to Ayurvedic marma work. Brought together they create a relaxing treatment which encourages blood flow to the head and face, benefiting muscles and encouraging the removal of toxins.
The shoulders and neck area are treated first as this is where most of us carry tension, then the massage moves on to include the whole of the facial area and scalp.
The massage offers an energetic element which encourages energy flow and balance, followed by gentle stimulation of the face and scalp, to increase relaxation and blood flow, followed by light drainage to encourage the removal of toxins and "puffiness".
Your face massage can, if you wish, be followed by a natural 'Ayurvedic' face mask to suit your dosha.
Ayurvedic traditions say that everything is made up of five elements which are air, water, earth, fire and space. There are three elemental energies, or doshas, within the human body; Vata (air and space), pitta (fire and water) and Kapha (water and earth). An equal balance of all these within the body is said to be essential for health and, equally, an imbalance among the doshas is thought to cause illness or lack of wellbeing.
Before your face mask, you will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire, so that the ingredients of your face mask can be chosen to restore your natural healthy dosha balance. And whether you live within the Ayurvedic tradition or not, you'll find this face mask a relaxing and restorative experience.
Each mask is created from natural elements and each one is different. Yours might include rose water, oatmeal, honey, therapeutic clay, yoghurt, brown sugar or a variety of other fresh ingredients.
It is a very gentle, calming and nurturing treatment and can be beneficial in many ways.
Book your appointment
contact: Katharine Waller 01977 678593 (9 am to 9 pm)
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- Holistic Face Massage and Personalised Dosha Face Mask together (allow 1.25-1.5 hours) £35
- Holistic Facial Massage only (allow around 1 hour) - £25
- Dosha Face Mask only (allow around 30 minutes) - £15
You can pay by cheque or cash at your appointment.
May not be suitable for those with inflamed, broken or sensitive skin. Please enquire before booking.