Heddon Holistic Therapy Centre

Our Therapies

Here at the Heddon Holistic Therapies Centre we offer a wide range of therapies, including:

Sports Massage

Sports Massage is a natural therapy which is effective either pre or post event. It improves blood supply around the body which will ensure the continuous growth and repair of the body's cells. The maintenance of good circulation ensures the efficient removal of any waste products from the body's cells, especially post event, which will maintain good muscle tone and aid in the health and recovery of most other systems of the body.

A sports massage is beneficial to anyone who participates in sport at any level, whether recovering from injury or not. Back to list of therapies.

Hot Stone Massage (New York Style)

This style of massage was pioneered by the internationally famous New York City Stone Spa. The gentle heat from the stone allows the combination of hands-on, stone and energy techniques to be applied to the client. This creates an amazing sensation of being nurtured, relaxed or invigorated. It also allows the therapist to work as deeply into the muscles as needed, in a gentle and relaxing manner.

Great for stressed, tired muscles - really gets the circulation moving and assists in detoxification, benefiting well-being on all levels. Back to list of therapies.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage works directly on muscles and ligaments of the body. Pain is relieved by breaking down adhesions between muscle tissues and unknotting tense and aching muscles. This stimulates the production of endorphins, the body's own natural painkillers. During a therapeutic massage the nervous system is calmed and soothed and can envelop you in an overall feeling of well-being which makes it a great way to combat symptoms of stress.

Therapeutic Massage is one of the best ways to treat many of the commonest modern-day ailments, such as stress, lack of energy, repetitive strain injury, sleeplessness, fatigue, headaches and backaches. In fact, any kind of aches or pains anywhere in the body can be helped through the release of tension and increase in circulation. Back to list of therapies.

Injuries (Sports or Occupational)

A massage treatment after an injury is very beneficial - it can be help reduce or eliminate swelling by increasing the efficiency of the lymphatic system and increasing circulation, promoting faster healing.

Massage will also prevent excess scar tissue forming, helping to maintain muscle efficiency and strength. It also breaks down or can eliminate adhesions, enabling the damaged muscles to become toned quicker and restoring strength. Back to list of therapies.


Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils found in plants, flowers and trees to promote and maintain health. As well as the benefits derived from their smells, many essential oils have important chemical properties as well, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-septic or anti-bacterial effects. Used in conjunction with therapeutic massage, the body's natural healing process is triggered by increasing the lymphatic flow and blood circulation.

The aromas act on the nervous system as well as the emotional centre in the brain which governs the way we feel. Each treatment is specifically blended for the individual client, since no two people are alike. Home treatments are also available. Back to list of therapies.


Reflexology is an ancient Chinese & Egyptian technique which views illness as a result of blocked energy in the body. All the body's organs are mirrored in the feet. Reflexology detects the blocked energy channels and by applying pressure to those points the body's energy balance can be restored.

Having located any imbalances or blockages, the reflexologist can help trigger the body's own healing powers. This creates an overall effect of well-being and relaxation, making reflexology particularly effective for stress-related problems. Back to list of therapies.


Literally translated shi means "finger" and atsu means "pressure". In a Shiatsu treatment, the practitioner applies pressure with hands, thumbs and sometimes knees and feet, along energy channels known as meridians. By working along meridians, the practitioner enables energy to move to the places in need and disperses it from where it is congested, restoring balance to the whole body.

Shiatsu strengthens the vital organs and prevents energy from getting blocked in the body. An imbalance in a person's vital energy flow (known as ki in Japanese) may manifest in many ways, including headache, back problems, insomnia or even mental depression. Back to list of therapies.

Crystal Therapy

Crystal Therapy is an ancient art based on the interaction of the energies of the crystals with those of the client. During the treatment the client lies fully-clothed on a couch and crystals are places on and around the body. The Practitioner will then clear and stimulate the client's energy field, again using the crystals, with the aim of relieving physical symptoms and promoting good health.

All disorders - physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual - can be addressed by this therapy and it is excellent for relieving stress and tension. Most clients find this therapy very relaxing and note maximum benefit during the days following the treatment. Workshops are also available.  Back to list of therapies.

LaStone Therapy

LaStone therapy originated in 1993 in Arizona, USA. It has roots in Native American traditions and beliefs. Stones are used to work on the body and also for placement on and under the body during treatment. Reflects and aims to create balance and harmony on all levels.

Effects chemical, physical and spiritual healing within the mind, body and spirit by using deep penetrating massage techniques and highly effective energy work. Back to list of therapies.

Swedish Body Massage

A popular full-body massage using pressure movements to speed up the bodily functions and lighter, softer movements to soothe and relax the mind and body. Beginning at the extremities and working towards the core of the body, circulation of both blood and lymph is stimulated and improved which increases the release of toxins from the body.

By using firm massage movements the muscles are worked and knots are released to provide the recipient with relief from muscle tension. After this massage you will be left feeling stimulated yet relaxed with improved flexibility and movements in the muscles and a general feeling of wellbeing. Back to list of therapies.

Ayurvedic Marma Massage

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian technique used to rebalance the whole human system. It has been used in Asia for over 5000 years. Ayurveda teaches that everythin, including human bodies, are made up of the 5 elements (ether, wind, fire, water and earth) and identifies that each fo us has one or more dominant element controlling our bodily functions, known as our dosha.

By identifying our specific dosha we can work with our bodies through diet and lifestyle to rebalance and achieve a feeling of wellbeing. Massage plays an important role as aches and pains are caused by obstructions to the flow of energy through thier carrying vessels. By focusing on the marmas (acupressure points), blockages are released and energy can flow freely through the body.

Regular massage relaxes the muscles, nerves, bones and the whole body, allowing you to benefit from improved circulation and digestion, lymphatic drainage and a body that feels energised. Back to list of therapies.

Indian Head Massage

This massage is an invigorating, revitalizing and uplifting treatment working on the upper back, shoulders, scalp and face. The masage is firm yet gentle and focuses on the marma (acupressure points) of the head and scalp region, bringing relief from many ailments including eyestrain, insomnia, migraines, stiff neck or shoulders and headaches. Oils are used which have their own benefits such as improving the hair or scalp condition.

Benefits of this massage include the increased circulation of blood to the head, hence the health benefits, stimulated hair growth, but also leaves you feeling relaxed yet stimulated. Back to list of therapies.

Thai Massage

Thai massage works on the major energy lines which run through the human body. It aims to harmonise the body and to loosen blockages with the use of acupressure, energy balancing, stretching and applied yoga exercises. Thai massage is given fully clothed with the recipient lying on a floor mat. This allows for the therapist to manipulate the body into various postures, starting at the feet and working up to the head.

This unique technique manages to massage the organs as well as the muscle groups by the sheer nature of the postures. The massage takes two hours after which blood and lymph circulation will be improved, muscle tension reduced and pain relieved, leaving you feeling relaxed and energised. Back to list of therapies.

Life Coaching

Life Coaching is about recognising there are areas of your life you would like to change or improve, but you feel stuck and don't know where to start. A Life Coach will talk to you about how you can move forward and take the action that is best for you.

The power of life coaching is that YOU make all the decisions. You will discuss, with your coach, what is happening now, how you would like it to be different and how you are going to move forward. Back to list of therapies.

Hypnotherapy& NLP

Hypnosis is simply an altered state of awareness where the gates to the unconscious mind are open, only as far as you allow.  You are in complete control of the experience.  Using hypnosis, Hypnotherapy enables you to take in positive suggestions and ideas that help you change the way you react to situations, foods, addictions, illness or anything else you might want to change.

Neuro-Linquistic Programming (NLP) is a highly effective methodology based on the belief that all behaviour has a structure that can be modelled, learned, taught and changed.

Both Hypnotherapy and NLP techniques are highly effective treatments for a wide range of conditions including anxieties, fears and phobias, weight control, changing habits, stress and pain management as well as offering performance enhancement in almost any area of life. Back to list of therapies.