This is what we offer at Neal’s Yard Therapy Rooms in Bath. Although we are not a true spa – no pool or sauna to speak of, we do offer many of the treatments you would expect from a spa.
Acupuncture has been practised in eastern countries for 2,500 years. It’s a traditional form of Chinese medicine based on the understanding that our body’s motivating energy force or Qi (pronounced chi) moves through a network of channels, or meridians, that run beneath the skin. According to Acupuncture theory, illness arises from blockages in the energy flow. Therapists insert fine, sterile needles at various points on the meridians to rebalance the body’s energy.
Aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted from flowers and plants with an aim to balance the emotions and improve general health and wellbeing. Your therapist will carefully choose a blend of essential oils to address your symptoms or mood. These are added to a carrier oils and applied to your skin through massage. There is evidence that Aromatherapy can alleviate symptoms associated with stress and relieve tension.
This clinical aromatherapy uses an Oriental medicine principle to diagnose your health pattern and select essential oils to focus towards addressing the root cause of your concern, rather than for just general symptoms. The most fundamental action according to Oriental medicine is that of effect on the energetic aspect on the body and mind. Incorporated with massage, to bring Qi (vital energy) into alignment and balance it helps to restore both your physical and mental balance.
A gentle feather like nurturing massage using a combination of essential oils in a specific order. You will feel bathed in the power of nature! The aromatic properties improves well-being, bringing the body into a state of balance. An aromatic journey worth experiencing!
Ayurveda is a holistic healing system that originated from the Indian sub–continent over 5000 years ago. This system of healing restores balance to the body and mind, while also healing and preventing disease through food, herb, cleansing and lifestyle advice. Ayurveda recognises we each have a specific mind-body type and explains how to live in balance with this – the foundation for good health – and how to return to balance if needed.
With chronic diseases at an all time high, Ayurveda offers a natural, gentle and effective approach to creating a personal healthcare plan. This gentle yet profound healing approach recognises a healthy digestion that includes a diverse microbiome, along with living in balance with your mind-body type, is the basis for strong immunity, health and happiness.
Conditions Ayurveda may help with include Chronic Diseases, Digestive Complaints, Chronic Inflammation, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Fear, Fatigue, Insomnia, Anger/irritability, Psoriasis, Burnout, Menopause, Weight Loss/Gain, Water Retention, Lethargy, Respiratory Conditions, Excess Mucus, Lymphatic Congestion.
For stress and digestive issues Ayurveda combined with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a powerful combination.
Many will benefit from support to help them make the changes required after an Ayurvedic consultation. The coaching sessions are an opportunity to discuss how you are getting on, answer questions and make any necessary changes to your personalised plan. A 30 minute coaching session is recommended for one month after your consultation.
A gentle massage that stimulates marma points thus releasing deep seated tensions and freeing layers of muscle and connective tissues. Facial muscle tone and elasticity are improved giving a sense of rejuvenation. I use natural and ethical facial oil and cream to enhance this technique.
Abdominal Massage – Nabhi Abhyanga
A non-invasive massage technique to the abdomen that helps to tone the abdominal organs and assists in weight loss around the stomach area. Great for digestive issues such as IBS, Colitits and can help emotional trauma. Can be paired with Udvartana – Herbal Body Scrub for a weight loss package. Please ask for details
Herbal Poultice Massage – Pinda Sveda Herbal Bolus De-Stress
A rejuvenating, strengthening, and nourishing massage which uses cotton poultice bags filled with specially selected herbs which are pressed gently over the body. It helps to alleviate muscle and joint pain, tensions, and stress.
Marma/Energy Point Massage – Marma Abhyanga
An energising and detoxing massage of the Marma (Energy) points that stimulates the circulatory, immune and nervous systems.
Herbal Body-Scrub Massage – Udvartana
Exfoliating massage using finely ground Ayurvedic herbs, including exotic sandalwood with precious herb-infused oils, to make the skin soft and give it a lustrous glow.
Treatments for the senses:
Ear Treatment – Karana Purana
A tonic treatment of the ears that can help to both cleanse and open channels. A great stress reliever. Helps with deafness, excess ear wax and tinnitus
Eye Treatment – Akshitarpana
An unique Ayurvedic treatment that can bring relief to stressed, tired, burning and watery eyes. Calms the mind. Very good for menopausal issues
Nasal Clearing – Nasya
A gentle facial massage is followed by a stream therapy and the application of warm herbal oils through the nose. This treatment can be highly effective in relieving headaches, sinusitis, migraines, sleep ailments, hay fever and tiredness.
Baby Massage is a highly therapeutic treatment for both baby and parent it can bring so
many physical and emotional benefits for both, strengthening your relationship and building
confidence and trust through your loving touch. Studies and trials have found that
massaging your baby can relieve symptoms of colic; help babies relax and sleep more, help
mothers with postnatal depression and promote the growth and development of premature
babies. Above all it is such a wonderful way to bond with your baby and enjoy the closeness
Biomechanical Appointment looking at your gait and the way you walk. These appointments are suitable for patients that have Particular types of foot pain including plantar fasciitis, heel pain and tight Achilles Tendons. Appointment last up to 1 hour.
Inspired by our best-selling Organic Defence Aromatherapy Blend, our 90 minute Breath & Be Calm full body massage experience, cleanses the senses and relieves feelings of stress and fatigue, easing the body into a state of calmness and relaxation. The treatment begins with a foot cleanse, exfoliation and massage, moving into a calming breathing technique and customised full body massage, it’s the perfect boost for your winter wellbeing.
Cryo Therapy is an additional Treatment that can be use to treat Verrucas/Plantar Warts. The price is added to cost of the initial Assessment or Routine Podiatry Appointments.
Focuses on rebalancing and energizing the subtle energy system. Crystals have a piezoelectric charge which interacts with the magnetic field around the body re-tuning it. They have different properties which give off different qualities. Each quality can stimulate different meridians or chakras. A relaxing and uplifting experience.
Deep Tissue Massage aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibres of the muscles, tendons and fascia. A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly.
This is an effective, non-invasive means of treating a variety of ear, nose and throat conditions. As the candles burn they create a vapour infused with therapeutic herbs and essential oils. Their tube shape creates a chimney effect, drawing away the vapour and any impurities from the ear. Gentle heat from the candle stimulates the blood and lymph circulation, boosting the immune system and regulating pressure within your sinuses,
Specific meridian points around the face and chest are stimulated by finger tapping, releasing energy that has been locked in the subtle energy system usually caused by a negative experience. Some of the issues that EFT can support are phobias, feeling unloved and low self -esteem. Assists in changing unwanted thought patterns thus improving self-confidence.
A combination of Indian Face Massage and other healing techniques including acupressure used on the head, face and neck in order to give you a natural facelift. Using massage to release tension in the facial muscles and stimulate circulation this technique is a non-invasive treatment to help relax and improve appearance.
The Neal’s Yard Remedies Holistic Facial is a tailored facial treatment, incorporating consultation, detailed skin analysis to determine your skin type, facial diagnosis to unveil any signs of inner health and well being issues, and comprehensive after care advice.
15% discount is offered to the client be used in the shop after the treatment.
Facial reflexology is a unique holistic therapy which combined traditional healing system from Orient and South America and modern science of clinical neurology. It works by stimulating acupressure points and neurovascular points, also by stimulating reflex zones relating to main organs and physical boy with unique gentle and deep relaxing stroke. This therapeutic facial treatment helps to release tension from the body, increase relaxation and promote an enhanced feeling of whole-body well- being, it can also help leave you with a glowing complexion.
Acupuncture has been practiced in eastern countries for 2,500 years. It is a traditional form of Chinese medicine based on the understanding that our body’s motivating energy force or Qi (chi) moves through a network of channels that run beneath the skin. Facial acupuncture, or revitalisation, is a non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process. More than just a cosmetic procedure, it is designed to help the whole body look and feel younger.
Faulkners Needling is a treatment used for Verrucas/Plantar Warts. The treatment is completed under Local Anaesthetic. An Initial Assessment must be completed prior to this treatment.
For the Food Sensitivity test, a pin prick of blood from you is used to analyse 59 different foods. The test takes 1 hour and is conducted within your consultation. During that time, the practitioner will explain what food sensitivities and intestinal permeability are and how you can help improve your digestion in the future.
After the test, they will go through the results with you and explain the alternatives you can have and how you can avoid any potential nutrient deficiencies.
They may also recommend certain supplements that will help restore your gut integrity and improve your digestion. More details for Food Sensitivity Testing with Philippa Parish
The Frankincense Intense™ Facial Rejuvenation is a 90 minute ritual combining relaxation techniques with a deep tissue facial massage, and finishes with the application of our best selling Frankincense Intense™ products, with results you’ll love.
Your therapist will welcome you with a Beautify tea, help you relax with a warming footbath and ask you to choose a bespoke blend of essential oils to be diffused throughout your treatment. After a consultation, your therapist will begin your deep tissue facial massage, which will leave your skin feeling lifted and revived, help relieve tension in the facial muscles and stimulate circulation.
You’ll receive a beautiful treat/ goody bag for your skin with our award-winning Frankincense Intense™ range applied throughout your treatment to leave you looking and feeling the best version of you
A fusion of lomi lomi blended with holistic deep tissue massage for remedial
issues offering relief to tension areas, or focus primarily on these issues depending what is
presented and wanted by the client.
Herbal medicine is medicine made from plants, either the whole plant or sometimes parts of it, for example leaves, flowers, roots or bark. It has been the main source of medicine used by people for thousands of years. Medical herbalists make use of plants whose traditional uses are backed up by modern scientific research and clinical trials. They hold a BSc degree or equivalent in Herbal Medicine, and have studied orthodox medicine as well as plant medicine. Herbalists take a holistic approach to illness, and treat the underlying cause of disease rather than just the symptoms. They are able to prescribe herbal remedies to be used alongside other medication and treatments.
Using hot stones with massage technique allows the muscles to become warm more quickly and allows a deeply relaxed state. The heat penetrates the soft tissues of the body, which has a balancing effect on our body and mind.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a modern psychotherapeutic approach that combines Solution Focused Brief Therapy with light trance work. In Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, therapists look at what the client wants to achieve (the solution) rather than at whatever prompted them to seek help (the problem).
This is a powerful modern technique that may enable positive change quickly and effectively – changes may be seen within 8-12 weeks. Through deep relaxation and trance both the conscious mind and sub-conscious mind are brought into balance so the client can focus on how they want things to be, creating the conditions within the mind to support positive change.
Conditions that may benefit include Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Insomnia, Anger, IBS, OCD, PTSD, Exam Stress, Performance Enhancement.
Rooted in the ancient Indian healing system of Ayurveda, Indian Head Massage works on the belief that ailments are caused by blockages in the energy flow around the body; massage helps clear blockages, returning the body to a state of health.
Kinesiology is a form of muscle testing used to detect and correct imbalances in our bodies. It is used to evaluate normal and abnormal body function including testing of the nervous, vascular, and lymphatic systems. Having diagnosed the problem areas, Kinesiology aims to restore balance on all levels by activating our body’s natural healing processes.
Lomi Lomi Nui (The Great Massage) a gift from Hawaii was a sacred initiation ritual practiced in temples and sacred places. In addition to its many therapeutic effects, this traditional form of full body massage was designed to bring the receiver to a deeper connection with themselves and an expanded understanding of all that is. It is a journey of discovery and transformation, which brings us back to our true Selves. It is a deeply relaxing and restorative treatment, using oils and long sweeping strokes that flow along the length of the body, a truly unique experience.
This is a very light, rhythmic massage technique that encourages lymph (the fluid that bathes the cells) to flow more freely around the body. The massage stimulates your lymphatic system and increases the elimination of toxins. Fluid congestion is relieved, promoting healing, strengthening the immune system and helping reduce pain. It’s particularly helpful for easing the fluid retention of pregnancy and the menstrual cycle.
Please note, our practitioners are not able to offer MLD after cancer treatment or surgery. Please check with MLD UK for therapists who specialize in those conditions.
This involves a variety of techniques designed to relax muscles, increase oxygen in the blood and release toxins from muscles. Stroking in the direction of the heart stimulates circulation and flushes the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes, all of which help shorten recovery time after muscle strain. As well as providing specific medical benefits, holistic massage improves general health and wellbeing.
Mindful reflexology can be a fantastic support for clients who are living with stress, anxiety or depression. Calming the vagus nerve which directly connects with the body’s organs and wider nervous system, also helping improve emotional well-being.
Nail Fenestration is the process of drilling micro holes in the a nail. The treatment is used for chronic fungal nail infections. Anti fungal treatment is them used daily and through capillary action the antifungal agent is able to work more effectively on the fungal infection beneath the nail. An Initial assessment appointment is required prior to this treatment.
Nail Surgery is completed in the Glastonbury Clinic and is not available in Bath at present. For more information please contact the Glastonbury clinic on 01458 834 318 or 07941 208 802
In naturopathy, health is viewed as a dynamic state of equilibrium between the structural, biochemical and emotional aspects of a person. This is known as the Triad of Health. Naturopathic principles acknowledge that the human body has an innate ability to resist disease and it’s own mechanisms of recovery and self-regulation. A person’s vitality is considered to be of overall importance in the body’s self-healing capability and a treatment plan will be devised accordingly.
In practice, naturopaths will make use of various modalities that are designed to stimulate the activation of the body’s own homeostatic mechanisms. Treatment plans are holistic as they will include all aspects of the triad of health. Techniques might include structural adjustments using various bodywork modalities, such as Neuromuscular Technique.
Biochemical adjustments could include giving naturopathic dietary and nutritional advice, cleansing and detoxing regimens or the prescribing of herbal teas or tissue salts. Help on a mental and emotional level might include using Bach Flower remedies, giving lifestyle advice or prescribing herbal teas such as chamomile tea to aid relaxation. Naturopathic hydrotherapy is often used as a theraputic tool as it helps with all aspects of the triad of health and boosts the body’s vitality
Nutritional Therapy is the application of evidence-based, nutritional science for the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Registered Nutritional Therapists use a full case history, assessments and tests to identify potential nutritional imbalances and deficiencies and the underlying causes of chronic conditions and help their clients understand how these may contribute to their current symptoms and health concerns.
Your Therapist will recommend a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan, including specific foods and supplements and strategies for optimising sleep, reducing stress and a regular, effective movement programme.
Throughout your course of consultations there will be regular reviews of your progress and life-coaching sessions to keep you motivated and on-track, working towards bringing your body back into balance and optimum health.
Nutritional Therapy is a complementary therapy and works effectively alongside conventional medicine.
It is particularly effective for chronic conditions such as depression, skin conditions, (such as eczema and psoriasis), weight management, type 2 diabetes, digestion problems,( including inflammatory bowel disease and IBS), arthritic pain, fatigue, osteoporosis, thyroid problems, sex hormonal imbalances, (including PCOS, PMS, acne, fibroids and endometriosis).
Details on Packages and Prices for Nutritional Therapy with Philippa Parish
On Site Chair Massage involves the application of massage techniques whilst the client is resting on a On Site Massage chair. It benefits in relaxing the mind and the body and is extremely useful in relieving stress and mental fatigue.
Massage is a great way to relieve the physical discomfort and emotional stress that can accompany pregnancy. It relaxes the mind and body, relieving muscular tension, promotes wellbeing and improves sleep at night. Massage can help after the birth too. As well as giving you some precious time to look after yourself, it promotes muscle healing and spinal alignment, important factors in returning your body to its pre-pregnancy state.
Reflexology stimulates healing throughout the body using pressure points on the feet. It is an ancient Eastern healing tradition based on the principle that all parts of our body are connected by energy pathways which end in the hands, feet and head. Reflexology can be used to support pregnancy, labour and the post-natal period. It aims to look after the mind, body and spirit of the mother and baby to be.
Reflexology is an ancient Eastern healing tradition based on the principle that all parts of our body are connected by energy pathways which end in the hands, feet and head. A reflexology treatment uses pressure massage on specific areas of the feet to stimulate healing in the corresponding organs, glands and structures. This releases areas of tension and helps energy to flow more freely throughout your body.
Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that 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.
Reproductive Reflexology (or Reproflexology™) can be used as a stand-alone treatment to enhance your natural fertility, or with all forms of assisted conception including Clomid, IUI, IVF and ICSI. It can also be used to support individuals and couples using surrogacy or donors in IVF cycles.
Members of the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists (MARR) are specially trained, using structured and prescriptive treatment protocols, to support couples through all phases of their assisted conception programme.
It is advised to give yourself three months lead-up to prepare for pregnancy and any of the above treatments.
ScarWork is a specialised manual treatment, developed by Sharon Wheeler. It is a gentle, painless therapy that uses the lightest of touch to help people with scar tissue, fibrosis, adhesions and changes in tissue health following surgery and radiotherapy. Scars and adhesions form operations or accidents can lead to chronic pattern of damage throughout the body, resulting in misalignment, pain, reduced function of the main organs and restricted mobility. ScarWork employs the lightest of touch to integrate different qualities of scar tissue into the fascial web. Natural and surgical scars of any age respond immediately followed by a short period of rapid healing and continued improvement, which are permanent. Scar tissue quality changes quickly and easily and lumps, gaps, ridges, holes, bumps, knots and strings in the tissue rapidly smooth out into a three dimensional fascial web. The restrictions and adhesions of a scar resolve and the impaired nerves can regain sensation, internal organ functions can normalize and the range of movement can often improve.
Thai Yoga massage is a traditional and ancient form of massage. It is a dynamic and flowing treatment that can be energising or relaxing. It will be adjusted to suit you and your needs, so a full consultation is taken at your first session and follow up ones at subsequent sessions. This is a great treatment if you are feeling stiff or inflexible and also great if you are flexible! TYM works on the idea that there are a multitude of invisible energy lines running through the body that carry life force, Prana. Prana is created by the air we breathe and the food we eat. The use of direct thumb pressure on the lines and stretching of these areas, is understood to release tension, inflammation and congestion in the body therefore improving well being and the flow of prana and dispelling weakness illness and disease. This is not a diagnostic treatment but works therapeutically to help release imbalance in the body, mind and spirit. There are direct similarities to yoga and their energy lines, prana nadis and Thai Yoga massage. This type of massage is experienced fully clothed (please wear or bring clothes you can easily stretch in) and on a futon.
Inspired by our Wild Rose collection, the 60 minute Wild Rose Natural Glow Facial incorporates a neck and shoulder massage and a breathing technique to help you relax while your skin is toned, cleansed and revived. Our Wild Rose products contain rosehip seed oil which is full of essential omegas 3, 6 and 9 – well known to promote the skin’s natural health and regeneration – delivering a beautiful Natural Glow to your skin