In the battle against coughs and sneezes we are all generally willing to try anything, but an Immune Recovery massage at Raithwaite Hall Country Retreat is by far the most enjoyable way to set yourself on the road to recuperation …
What exactly is Immune Recovery?
It’s a 50-minute treatment where we use a massage oil called Support Breathe. We start with a back massage where the oils are absorbed into the body on the chest freeing congestion, and aches and pains in the shoulders. During the back massage we put a bowl of hot water underneath them for a sauna effect. We then turn them over and rub the oil into the chest, neck and use a face oil suited to the person’s skin type, taking some of the Support Breathe oil through the scalp and hair. They inhale for a few minutes and we massage scalp and décolleté. We do movements such as sinus drainage, and targeting pressure points on the forehead and cheek areas to help breathing if they have been bunged up with anything.
Where does it come from?
It’s an Aromatherapy Associates treatment that they have created using their products. All the oils are natural plant extracts and are not tested on animals so it’s fine for vegans and vegetarians as well. The Support Breathe oil contains essential oils such as pine, tea tree, peppermint and eucalyptus.
What is it supposed to do?
The essential oils are designed to decongest, open your airways and make you feel fresh and alive! It aims to boost the immune system and help to give you a boost when you are feeling run down.
Is there anything you do to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment?
Occasionally we add in a bit of a facial on request and reduce some of the massage or add a face mask. We also have electronic oil burners in the room which we add the same oil to.
Is there anything you recommend clients to do pre or post-treatment to get the most out of it?
Use the facilities – go for a swim and use the sauna and steam room beforehand to relax the muscles and help the treatment to work effectively so you get more out of it.
Is there anyone you particularly recommend the treatment for?
Particularly for people who are feeling run down, fighting off coughs and colds and preventing coughs and colds. It is suitable for anyone with asthma as well, which is unusual for this type of treatment.
Is there anyone who shouldn’t have this treatment and why?
It isn’t suitable for anyone undergoing cancer treatment, with very sensitive skin or any allergies to the specific ingredients. It is also not suited to anyone under the age of 16, or for pregnant women.
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