At the spa at Barnham Broom they offer a holistic Thai Foot Massage, and if you have ever been so lucky as to receive a mere foot rub from your other half then you will appreciate the sheer joy of a good foot massage. Probably the hardest working part of your body your feet are likely the most neglected as well, so this treatment offers them some much-deserved TLC, and includes the calf muscles and a touch of reflexology for good measure.
Rockliffe Hall is one of the most beautiful spas in the UK, and when it comes to their treatments it’s all about complete indulgence, so you know their Tibetan Sound Massage is going to be something special, as well as being intriguing. This is quite literally about ‘good vibrations’ and stems from a Tibetan practice dating back 4000 years. The massage incorporates pressure points to stimulate the body as well as ‘singing balls’ which are struck at different times during the treatment to bring enlightenment and connectivity as the vibrations from the balls put vibrations into the cells to promote healing from within.
A variation on a hot stone massage, polished Tiger Clam shells are heated from within (hot stones are warmed from the outside in hot water) as they are filled with a ‘tea bag’ of algae and black lava, so they retain their temperature more throughout the treatment. Thanks to the shape of the shells you can have a deeper tissue massage with them so they are very effective at breaking down knots and lactic acid while the heat relaxes the muscles. It’s great for detox and at The Hampshire Court Hotel in Basingstoke they add another dimension to the treatment by using a green tea essential oil as well.
With its roots in Chinese medicine, Shiatsu is about helping to solve health problems and enhancing the quality of life at the same time. It can be adapted to the individual and is therefore a massage chameleon of sorts. A lot depends on the practitioner as to how the treatment is performed, and it helps if you keep an open mind about the treatment and how it can help.
Taking the spa experience to a whole new level Sinead de Hora’s particular brand of therapy incorporates a whole catalogue of different philosophies and practices including reiki, reflexology, Feng Shui and a variety of massage techniques. The clue is in the title with this one, it’s all about her personal intuition and the purpose is to enhance your sense of positivity through a very spiritual, healing experience. It’s really like nothing else you have ever experienced.
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