Complementary Therapies

Balancing Reflexology

Reflexology is an ancient therapy, which is relaxing and can help with many problems including IBS, tension, stress, and aches and pains. It boosts the immune system and can help revitalize energy, by stimulating the reflex or pressure points on your feet, and so helping your body to re-balance itself.

Includes foot relaxation, treatment and foot / lower leg massage.


“I would certainly recommend reflexology. It’s very relaxing, not at all ticklish. A very interesting holistic therapy” Rachel B

“Reflexology – amazing, relaxing and eases aches and pains. Really recommended if pregnant” Alish S

“I have reflexology monthly. This helps me to de-stress and relax as well as balancing my sense of well being” Helen B

Hopi Ear Candles

Experience this truly unique treatment which is relaxing and calming. Follow in the footsteps of the Hopi Indian tribes renowned for centuries for their healing rituals—enjoy a feeling a well being, which is especially good for sinus and ear problems. You will discover a pleasant soothing sensation which balances pressure in the ears, forehead and sinuses.

Further relief is provided by a sinus drainage massage.   £32.00

Approx. 40 minutes

Low Level Light Therapy

Medically approved for relieving pain and stiffness, improving circulation, reducing inflammation and for stress relief this gentle, non invasive treatment has many beneficial effects which also include helping to heal injuries, improving the immune system; skin, glandular and nerve rejuvenation and aiding the body to heal itself. It works for acute and chronic problems and can be used on people of any age.

Give your body extra energy!

Treatments can also activate endorphins and beneficial enzymes (so reducing stress) as well as rebalance the body.

Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) is applied to the body using pads containing powerful Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) which disperse light (red, blue or infrared) over a wide surface area, – the most profound, safe, non invasive way to `enlighten’ your cells. Light is absorbed into the body and converted to energy at cellular level (in a similar way to the way natural sunlight is used by the body, but with no chance of burning!)

Low Level Light therapy has been shown in over 50 years of independent research worldwide to deliver powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissues and organisms

  • Soothe, relax, and de-stress
  • a medically-proven effect in enhancing blood flow and circulation
  • helps promote better sleep and enhances mood, particularly with S.A.D.
  • decreases stress
  • relieves pain and inflammation

The treatment is relaxing and gentle – many clients find they ‘drift off’ during a treatment and can feel benefits immediately, especially with a reduction of pain and tension.


“I’d been having problems with my back for a long time (I suffer from osteo arthritis) The laser treatments have eased the pain and helped me move about easier. It has also made me feel better mentally”. MM .

“It has taken away the sciatic pain I had had for 12 months – I couldn’t sit or stand for any length of time before treatments. I feel better now the pain has gone and have more energy” Heather B.

Acupuncture, Reiki and Bowen Therapy

Norma, our Acupuncturist & Reiki practitioner is self employed and available by appointment at Essentials. Using traditional needles or, for those who dislike needles, the new ‘needle free’ method, acupuncture may help with pain relief, relief from migraines, stress and anxiety, as well as fertility issues, weight loss, reducing nausea following chemotherapy, and a wide range of other issues.

Bowen Therapy

A light touch therapy which can feel as if little is being done, yet can have powerful effects. £37


A healing technique where the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being. £37


First session, including full consultation (up to 1.5 hours)    £40.00
Subsequent sessions (1 hour)    £35.00

We are able to offer acupuncture with Norma at Essentials. It can be used as a means of pain or stress relief or to help a wide range of concerns or issues. For those who fear or dislike needles, acupressure, cupping or Quantumwave (needle free) acupuncture are offered as alternatives.

Norma also offers the following treatments from £10

  • Gua Sha – a gentle but firm stroking of the skin, using oil and a specific gua sha tool to disperse congestion in muscles (as in whiplash)
  • Auricular therapy – small plasters containing tourmaline placed on the outer ear to treat acupressure points and help reduce pain
  • Acutaping – placing tape over injured or strained muscles, helping to eliminate muscular pain and regain strength in the muscle.
  • Moxibustion – the use of a herb to treat acupuncture points; this can also help support the immune system.

Please note: Norma is self employed and therefore these treatments cannot be used within the VIP or Reward Scheme. Norma is unable to accept Essentials Gift vouchers or credit card payments.

We also offer several different forms of massage

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