Alternative Medical Treatments and Therapies in Bedford (Bedfordshire)
The Clophill Centre Shefford Roa
Monday to Sunday: 9am - 5:30pm
I completed my training with aromatherapy and massage in 1994 and on-site massage (seated chair massage) two years later. I started working at a centre for people with alcohol addictions and related problems using aromatherapy to reduce stress and to increase well-being.
Since 1998 I have also been using therapeutic touch and massage with people with dementia in 3 care homes in Bedford.
Wishing to add to my client base I specialised in Infant Massage working with post-natal mothers.
In 2005 I qualified as a Quantum Touch practitioner (a new and exciting energy healing technique) and this has greatly increased the effectiveness of all my touch therapies.
In addition I have just trained in Thai Foot Massage and Oriental Face Massage which have been very well received.
After 12 years of practise I feel that I am able to offer a powerful healing touch experience.
How would you like to a experience a unique and excellent new type of massage? I can easily relax and release stress and tension from knotted muscles by providing a deep tissue massage with my amazing and improved massage technique, Bamboo Massage. With the aid of bamboo stalks of various lengths and diameters, I can work with a deep or light pressure, leaving you feeling relaxed and uplifted. Or you could have aromatherapy, with a session of massage and healing. I offer one hour sessions of Quantum Aromatherapy, Bamboo Massage, Oriental Face Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Back Massage on an on-site massage chair, or chose a combination of treatments!
I use an energy healing technique called Quantum-Touch, which is fairly new to the UK, and I combine this with my other therapies - Aromatherapy, Oriental Face Massage and Thai Foot Massage, to enhance the treatment.
Although I work from a therapy centre, I teach baby massage to groups of mothers in their own homes, days and times to fit in with them. There is a free aromatherapy back massage session for the mum that hosts the class.
This is a technique that incorporates bamboo stalks of varying lengths and diameters to provide deep-tissue work.
It delivers an incredible sensation of relaxation and calm, and you leave with a feeling of balance and connection of mind, body and spirit.
Reduces stress and fatigue
Stimulates blood circulation
Relieves muscular tension
Aids lymphatic circulation
Eases muscular aches and pains
New to the UK, Quantum-Touch® is a powerful healing technique that can profoundly accelerate the body's own healing response. The body has an extraordinary ability to heal itself & Quantum-Touch® helps to activate this process by using life force energy.
It works very well with physical and emotional issues, and is especially good at relieving pain, inflammation and tension.
I concentrate on the area of pain or trauma by gently placing my hands. It is usually combined with the other therapies that I offer.
Using essential oils, combined with massage to treat the whole person - mind, emotions, body and spirit, this massage is tailored to the needs of the individual, releasing physical and mental tension and detoxifying the body. It helps to dissolve deep-seated pain and balance the energy centres. (A massage chair or bed is used for this).
It is a gentle and relaxing treatment, perfect to help you feel pampered and stress-free.
This involves the use of facial massage techniques, to act as a natural face-lift. It is a unique blend of highly effective techniques from Indian Face Massage (facial rejuvenation) with complementary techniques from Japanese facial massage. Without the need for surgery, look and feel younger, refreshed, relaxed and nurtured!
The ultimate therapeutic massage for feet, legs and hands, excellent for relieving stress and promoting relaxation. Also great for general well-being.
This relaxing, yet highly effective massage has been practised in Thailand for over 3,000 years.
Some of the benefits are:
improves circulation in the legs and hands
stimulates lymphatic drainage
helps to remove toxins
boosts and strengthens the immune system
reduces stiffness and improves flexibility
It also helps to relieve stress, insomnia and mental tiredness.
Mums (and dads) massage their babies whilst being guided through a step-by-step massage routine, which uses a carefully balanced combination of Swedish, Indian and Reflexology techniques.
Every parent receives individual attention to any special needs and guidance is provided on how massage can be adapted to the growing child.
Some of the benefits are:
improves communication between parent and baby
helps to calm baby's emotions and relieve stress
soothes babies and helps them to sleep better
helps babies to develop awareness of their bodies
aids digestion and help to relieve colic, wind and constipation
helps develop muscle tone, co-ordination and suppleness
regulates breathing and relieves nasal congestion.
The International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) has developed this unique and special course that is now taught in over 25 countries.
I am now able to offer:
Classes for babies from 2 months to pre crawling.
Small groups adapted to your needs.
Times and dates to suit.
Run in your own homes.
It's a lovely way to love your baby!
£40 for the first session, £35 for subsequent sessions
Infant massage sessions - £28 for 3 sessions, 5 Sessions for £40
4 treatments for £120
Please give at least 24 hours notice of cancellation, otherwise a charge will be incurred.
Treatment is carried out at the Clophill Complementary Therapy Centre, Shefford Road,Clophill, Beds MK45 4BT
Gift vouchers available.
We all lead busy lifestyles and in my experience I have found that Christine's therapy treatment made me feel very relaxed and content. With her experience and expertise she is able to give a very individual and professional service, tailored to suit whatever you need! Christine has a wide range of treatments and the problem is deciding which to have. I would recommend trying different things each time and you will never be disappointed as each one would be a different experience.
Ann Moulam - 15/11/2007 | report this review
I have had several facial massages with Christine and really enjoyed the benefits of healthier looking skin and a sense of well being from the process of the massage itself. Christine has an intuitive touch, and also a well developed sense of knowing when to talk and when not to. Very important in creating the right atmosphere for treatment. Christine involved me from the beginning; asking me general questions about my health and what had been happening for me in the week previous to the treatment. She also talked me through which essential oils would be of benefit to me; these were different over the weeks to match how I was feeling and what would help me. I have really enjoyed having treatments with Christine and would certainly recommend anyone who might be thinking of a massage or other treatments to try Christine and enjoy the benefits!
Marise Cohen - 11/11/2007 | report this review
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Christine comes highly recommended. She has a gentle, caring approach and a genuine interest in her work. She creates a lovely ambience, and her massages are relaxing, and yet invigorating and inspiring. They are most beneficial for those aches and pains and tense spots! I also have extremely dry skin, and I have seen a significant improvement in the softness and texture of my skin. I particularly enjoy the facial massage - the wonderful aromas and the release of facial tension and deep moisturising effect of the oils helps to put me in a meditative and uplifted frame of mind.
I am a long-time arthritis sufferer, and have had back and hip problems mainly. Since having the aromatherapy massage and quantum-touch (I have had 4 sessions so far) my back, shoulders and hips have improved dramatically. I can walk about better without a walking stick and I use just half the amount of painkillers than I did before. If I had known how beneficial it would be, I would have started this treatment years ago.
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