Are you looking to improve your health & wellbeing? Angela is a registered Clinical Aromatherapist and Massage Therapist who practices from home in West Kirby. Within the peaceful and tranquil surroundings of her therapy room, Angela’s aim is to provide you with a bespoke therapy to help you connect with your own natural well-being state.
Massage therapies include:
- Aromatherapy massage
- Stone Massage Therapy
- Indian Head Massage
- Holistic Facial Massage & Skincare
Aromatherapy and its therapeutic benefits can be traced back thousands of years to the Ancient Egyptians. The modern day philosophical approach to aromatherapy using plant essential oils to treat you, reflects the “holistic” principle of helping to maintain a balance of mind, body and emotions.
Essential oils which are extracted from plants contain unique healing properties and incorporating them into a gentle massage, can help to improve health and well-being. Aromatherapy can have a powerful effect on all of the body’s systems, including our muscular, respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems.
When we inhale an essential oil, through the olfactory system (our sense of smell), the body’s limbic system (controls emotions) responds which can activate strong emotional responses such as happiness, pleasure, memory or even pain or anger. This can occur within minutes of the essential oil’s molecules entering the bloodstream.
Psychologically, aromatherapy can have a profound effect on the body’s systems and can induce deep relaxation and/or stimulate energy levels; relieves stress, anxiety and nervous tension; encourages better sleeping patterns; helps release endorphins and bring a sense of well-being; releases negative emotions/blockages stored in the body; brings mental clarity/focus and provide feelings of self-worth and nurturing.
In a typical aromatherapy session, Angela will carry out a full consultation, during which we will discuss your medical history, lifestyle and concerns. Oils will be carefully selected, creating a bespoke blend for your individual needs. You will be asked to undress down to your underwear and lie down whilst your chosen oils are massaged into your skin. During your therapy, towels are used to maintain your modesty at all times
Aromatherapy massage can help with:
• Stress, Anxiety & Depression
• Muscular aches & pains/stiffness
• Back Pain & Pain and inflammation of joints
• Digestive problems
• Respiratory problems, such as Asthma
• Skin tone and elasticity
Stone Massage Therapy
Stones have been used for thousands of years for their healing properties. Alternating hot and cold bathing in saunas, steam rooms and cold plunge pools were practiced by the ancient Greeks and used today in spas for the same reason, to heal and improve health and wellbeing.
Stone therapy incorporates massage, thermotherapy (alternating temperatures using hot and cold stones) and energy work (the stones’ energy is from the earth). Using this combination can help to initiate a healing response in the body, both physiological and psychological helping to restore a natural state of wellbeing.
In stone therapy massage we use smooth basalt lava stones and marble stones, both have healing properties. Oil is applied to the body using gentle massage strokes before applying the stones. Stones are also placed on and around the body and sometimes between the toes.
Working with stones allows the therapist to massage deeper into the tissues and helping to loosen overworked muscles.
Stone massage can:
• Boost circulation • Boost and detoxify the Lymphatic System • Release stored tension • Balance the energy system, improving the flow around the body • Provide deep relaxation
Benefits may include:
• Reduction in muscular aches and pains and tension, including Fibromyalgia • Reduces back pain • Reduces Inflammatory Joint Disease and pain – arthritis, rheumatism • Relieves sprains and strains • Increases circulation • Reduces stress, anxiety and depression • Improves sleep • Calms inflammation • De-congests sinuses • Relieves muscular spasms • Reduces puffiness around eyes • Calms menopausal hot flushes • Helps with recovery rate after exercise
Indian Head Massage
This ancient healing system of Ayurveda, which has been practiced for thousands of years in India, incorporates Indian Head Massage as a treatment to help release blockages within the energy flow around the body, returning it to its natural well-being state. In India babies are massaged every day from birth to keep baby healthy and happy. This tradition has been passed through the generations and head massage forms an integral part of family life and is even practiced on street corners and beaches.
The Westernised version of Indian Head Massage incorporates the upper back, shoulders, arms, hands, neck, scalp, ears and face. Although massage is only applied through clothing to these specific areas, potentially the whole body can feel benefits providing a truly holistic therapy.
IHM is particularly effective in treating stress-related conditions where tension can show in stiffness in the upper back, shoulders and neck. Eye strain and even hair loss can be signs of stress and applying massage to the above mentioned areas of the body, can help to reduce muscular tension and stimulate circulation. Balancing the energy flow can help rejuvenate the body, resulting in feelings of calm and relaxation.
In a typical session, you will be seated and fully clothed and asked to remove your shoes. For your own comfort, it is suggested you wear a cotton T-shirt. Following your consultation, oils specifically chosen for your skin/hair type will be used (optional) in your massage.
How Indian Head Massage can help
IHM may help with the following conditions:
• Headaches/Jaw ache • Sinusitis and congestion • Tinnitus • Muscular tension in the upper back, shoulders, neck and scalp • Insomnia • Stress and anxiety • Depression • Reduced joint mobility/stiffness • Eye strain • Hair condition and skin tone & elasticity
*** All treatments are cumulative therapies and individually very beneficial, however as a preventative treatment, regular sessions are recommended ***
Organic Facial Massage & Skincare
These beautiful, relaxing facials enhance your natural beauty without the use of synthetic chemicals. Angela uses skincare products from the Neal’s Yard Remedies skincare range, the UK’s largest certified (Soil Association), organic company.
All facials include a full consultation, cleanse, skin analysis, deep cleanse, ex-foliation, hot towels, massage, mask, tone, eye cream/gel and moisturiser.
Gift certificates for holistic therapy sessions
Gift certificates make the perfect present for friends and family. Certificates can be redeemed for any combination of therapies and can be purchased for £10, £20, £30, £40, £50
Training, qualifications & experience
IFPA Level 4 Clinical Aromatherapy
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy
VTCT Level 3 Stone Therapy Massage
VTCT Level 3 Indian Head Massage
VTCT Level 3 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies
VTCT Level 2 Facial Massage & Skincare
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
CNHC is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners. Its key function is to enhance public protection by setting standards for registration with CNHC.
Members must abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and hold current professional indemnity insurance.
Federation of Holistic Therapists
FHT is the largest multi-disciplinary therapy organisation in the UK and has been representing holistic, beauty and sports therapists for over 45 years.
There a number of different membership categories (including Fellows, Member, Student, Associate and Non-Practitioner) which are dependent on qualifications and experience.
FHT enforce high professional standards, and all Members, Fellows and Student Members are required to follow a strict Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.
The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists
The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA) is a UK registered charity and practitioner-led professional aromatherapy association.
The IFPA aim to maintain a high standard of knowledge and professional practice in all individual members and regulate the practice in a way that ensures high standards of professionalism and safety.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Other available therapies
Stone Massage Therapy
Indian Head Massage
Prices for Aromatherapy & Stone Massage Therapy
1 1/2 hours £45
1 hour £40
Aromatherapy Full Body Massage and Facial £65
Facial with back, neck & shoulder massage £55
Indian Head Massage
1 hour £35
Neal's Yard Remedies organic skincare products used in facials.
Full "Signature" Facial - £50
Book and pay for any 5 sessions and get the 6th one FREE
Angela uses the Neal’s Yard Remedies range of organic products in all her therapies. These include essential and carrier oils together with award-winning skincare products used in all facials.
Angela is registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council. CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. Find out more...
Angela is registered with the Federation of Holistic Therapists. FHT is the largest and leading professional association for therapists in the UK. Both the CNHC’s register and the FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register are accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, a body accountable to Parliament. Find out more...
Angela is a Full Member of the IFPA. The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists is one of the largest professional aromatherapy practitioner organisations in the world. Find out more...