Types of Therapy at Alchemy
In a holistic fashion, Alchemy honours traditional and alternative approaches to healing for aligning Mind, Body & Soul. Our treatment rooms are fitted to the highest standards for our comfort and relaxation. There are a number of outstanding and qualified practising therapists, who have a private practice at Alchemy. For a detailed list, please see here.
Call 020 7267 6188 for bookings with our friendly and competent Alchemy resident therapist Gina, or follow the Book Now links below to write an enquiry via our e-Contact form. For a detailed price list of Gina’s massage and therapy services, please see here.
Aromatherapy is the systematic use of volatile plant oils known as essential oils for the treatment or prevention of disease. It is a form of complementary therapy designed to treat the whole person and not just the symptom or disease by assisting the body’s natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself.
Essential oils consist of tiny aromatic molecules that are readily absorbed via the skin, and while breathing they enter the lungs. These therapeutic constituents next enter the bloodstream and are carried around the body where they can deliver their beneficial healing powers. Because they are highly concentrated, only a small quantity of essential oil is required to bring about results. When using good quality essential oils correctly, the soothing combination of beautiful aromas, massage, aromatic baths and other treatments all work to regulate, balance, heal and maintain your entire being by working with nature, not against it.
Deep Tissue Massage
A firm, releasing massage to dissipate tension, aches and to rejuvenate the mind and body. Massage can provide a great antidote to stress and support us in times of unease.
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage, is a seated fully clothed massage of the head, face and shoulders, helps release tension when your in a hurry and haven’t enough time for a full body massage.
Lymphatic drainage is a specialised treatment designed to improve the lymphatic system through gentle rhythmical circling movements of the skin, helping clear waste and build up of toxins. This process stimulates the natural defense mechanism.
Reflexology is the manual application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands with a premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.
How does reflexology work?
There are many theories but in our approach we look at the nervous system as the explanation of reflexology’s working.Pressure sensors in the feet and hands are a part of the body’s reflexive response that makes possible the “fight or flight” reaction to danger. Feet ready to flee and hands ready to fight communicate with the body’s internal organs to make possible wither eventuality. The sudden adrenal surge that enables a person to lift a car is an example of this reaction. Reflexology taps into this reflex network, providing an exercise of pressure sensors and thus the internal organs to which they are inextricably tied.
Reiki is an ancient form of hands on healing. It is a loving and nurturing therapy to receive that works on mind, body and spirit to release blocked energy meridians, cleanse the body of toxins and promote a state of balance and well being.