No holiday would be complete without treating yourself and trying something new. The Manor House and Ashbury Hotels offers no less than 15 of the most popular relaxing and revitalising therapies, from soothing aromatherapy massage to stress busting sports massage.
Health and Beauty.
Pamper yourself with a luxurious facial, manicure and pedicure, or tone up with a delicious frangipani body wrap - the choice is yours. All our therapists are fully qualified practitioners and happy to tailor all treatments to your needs.
Comfortable therapy rooms offer complete privacy and every facility. Treatment prices start from £10 per ½ hour, £20 per hour.
Massage is the ancient art of touch. It is therapeutic and induces calm, warmth and relaxation to the mind and body. Massage goes back in history thousands of years and has been used by all cultures, especially ancient China, India and Egypt. Old manuscripts refer to the use of massage to prevent and cure diseases and heal injuries.
Full body takes an hour or you can just have half an hour for specific areas eg: BACK NECK & SHOULDERS, FOOTBATH FEET & CALF MASSAGE, HANDS & FEET
Is the systematic use of essential oils in holistic treatments to improve physical and emotional well being. It is a light flowing massage that encourages relaxation.
Traditional western massage using all the techniques of massage, can be invigorating and stimulating or soothing and relaxing its your choice.
SPORTS MASSAGE - THERAPY.
Using strokes to improve circulation, tone muscles, ease joints and smooth out knots in connective tissue.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE.
(Champissage) is an excellent stress buster. A regular massage helps people to work better and improves concentration. You feel more alert and focused yet calm and tranquil. The massage is performed through clothing and is done seated.
SEATED ACUPRESSURE MASSAGE.
Completely clothed and comfortably sat in an ergonomic chair, an invigorating and stimulating rhythm of formalised moves promoting a sense of well being leaving you calm and clearly focused, but more importantly, ready to tackle the rest of the day with renewed enthusiasm.
HOT STONES MASSAGE.
Stone massage involves the application of water-heated basalt stones of varying sizes to key points on the body, giving a deep massage and creating sensations of comfort and warmth. The direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage.
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE.
The lymphatic system is responsible for helping fluid and waste leave the body and for regulating the immune system. When the lymphatic system becomes blocked, fluid builds up and stagnates, causing the entire system to become toxic, making us feel sluggish and more susceptible to viral or contagious diseases.
By stimulating this system through massage, it works more efficiently, which in turn boosts the immune system, clears blockages, eliminates toxins, transports nutrients to cells and increases the metabolism.
Reflexology is a method for activating the healing power of the body. As such, it is considered to be a healing technique which aims to treat the individual as a whole in order to induce a state of balance and harmony in body, mind and spirit. By massaging and pressure work on various areas of the foot, a diagnosis of the parts of the body which are out of balance can be made and treatment given to help correct these imbalances. Since Reflexology treats the whole person, not just the symptoms of disease, most people benefit from a treatment. The therapy can bring relief to a wide range of conditions and is suitable for all ages.
Is holistic; it is an ancient simple technique of "laying on of hands" and can have profound effects. It works on the body, mind and spirit by stimulating our own natural healing abilities. Any emotional and physical blockages are gradually cleared, making way for fresh healing energies. Reiki uses Universal Life Force Energy of which the therapist acts as a channel for this energy to flow to the client. It is extremely relaxing with a feeling of warmth and well-being and the client draws the energy to where it is needed most. This will stimulate the body's immune system and natural healing abilities.
HOPI EAR CANDLES.
Ear candles have been used traditionally by Shaman healers and their historic roots are to be found in Asia, they can also be traced back to the Indians of North and South America. The ear candles are still made today on the basis of an old original recipe known only to BIOSUN, using only natural ingredients (100% pure beeswax, honey extracts, Sage, St John's Wort, Camomile and beta carotene) The candles calm the mind and soothes the head and ears. Good for excessive wax, snoring, migraine, sinusitis, rhinitis, relieves tinnitus and neuralgia to name a few. Treatment includes lymphatic drainage massage of the face and neck.
Facial skin is in need of a consistent cleansing routine to clear the residues of make-up and dirt. Deeper nourishment, moisturisers, exfoliation and masks will assist in keeping the skin healthy looking and glowing.
The therapists offer a variety of Facials ranging from mini and express half hour treatments to full one hour luxury facials including Aromatherapy, Facial Therapy, SOS specialised facials and anti-wrinkle treatments.
Other beauty treatments include waxing, eye treatments, contour body wraps, frangipani body wraps, cellulite toning treatments, back skin treatments, manicures, pedicures (both full 1 hr luxury treatments and mini ?hr treatments), scalp and face massages and make-up.
A single session of counselling can provide a safe space to explore feelings and choices. Whilst deeper issues are more appropriately dealt with in the context of long term support. Being heard in an empathic and confidential environment is often a therapeutic and rewarding experience.
Through deep relaxation, hypnotherapy enables the client to use their own inner resources to make beneficial changes to their lives. Overcoming phobias and fears, giving up smoking and increasing confidence are examples how hypnotic suggestion can be used.
A combination of guided visualisation aromatherapy and massage to help lower stress levels and enhance physical and emotional well-being.