Ear Acupuncture, Reiki
Indian Head Massage and Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage is an amazing treatment & bodywork. It can be a very dynamic treatment as it includes classic yoga based stretches. It can also be a very calm and relaxing: Thai Yoga massage is a very diverse treatment.
Thai Yoga Massage includes (Sen) energy line work on the body and general massage. I love the fact that all these elements are included in one treatment, which is what makes it such an intriguing and enjoyable session.
Each treatment can be completely different, as I have two and a half hours of massage techniques. The length of time for each session can be different incorporating different techniques. Thai Yoga Massage traditionally is meant to be two hour session so that the whole body is treated. A person’s body can feel completely different each time they are treated.
Thai Yoga Massage is a great way to work on achey body parts and invites the recipient to consider alignment & posture & to consider why energy appears to be stuck in these areas. One of the amazing things about Thai Yoga Massage is that it offers us a different experience of our bodies, suggests other ways that we can use our bodies so that our alignment is improved and therefore our general wellbeing is also improved.
The treatment can be for up to two hours (this covers every part of the body), including areas like the stomach which other types of massage won’t always offer.
The treatment is very clever in the way that the practitioner uses their body and the recipient’s body in order to provide stretches and massage work for the recipient. I’d describe the treatment as almost like a dance between two people. The practitioner is the dominant dancer whilst the recipient is the less dominant of the pair.
Thai Yoga Massage has roots in Buddhism and requests that the practitioner works with ‘loving kindness’ to the recipients so with empathy towards them. The intention of Thai Yoga Massage is to move energy around the body so that the energy field is balanced by the end of the session.
It is all the above elements that attracted me to Thai Yoga Massage, a fascinating, amazing and highly nurturing treatment to experience, to watch or to practice. Studying and practicing Thai Yoga Massage has helped me to understand my own body patterns of stress and how to increase my own alignment: I am more aware of how I use my body, and how I can improve my alignment. I’d love the opportunity to support clients to start to develop this understanding and awareness of their bodies for themselves.
I received my training from the Sunshine Network, a renowned school in the world of Thai Yoga Massage founded by Asokananda; I was taught by two different teachers, Nicky Smith & Kira Balaskas.
1st session 1.5 hours: £50.00 (15 min consultation and 1 hour 15 min treatment time) Highly recommended as Thai Yoga Massage is generally a 2 hour treatment.
1st session alternative: £35 (10 min consultation with 50 min treatment)
All Subsequent Sessions: 1 Hour, £35
Back and legs, 30min, £20
Legs and feet, 30mins, £20
Please note, if back+legs or legs+feet is your first session, then it will last 45mins and cost £30, as you will need to have an initial consultation too
I trained and qualified at the Yuan Traditional Medical College in
London, and have been practicing Ear Acupuncture since May 2005.
The Yuan College offers three main levels of attainment, as well as
individual modules aimed at specific health issues. The three main
levels that I’ve completed are as follows:-
- Level One: Detoxification
- Level Two: Liver Wellness
- Level Three: Body Balance
I’ve also completed a mental health module.
The training and courses I’ve completed have taught me eighty points in the Ear.
Since qualifying as a Practitioner, I have worked in group clinics for
two separate charities. In addition, I regularly treat private clients.
First session 1hr, £30
subsequent sessions 45min, £25
Healing Stories - Ear Acupuncture
Yazz has an amazing ability of putting people at ease, and creates a
very therapeutic, safe, respectful space to which she brings a holistic
and professional approach to all her clients.
I had never had acupuncture before, so I was not sure what to expect. I
was amazed, the acupuncture had a very calming and releasing effect, and
I found that I slept better, and felt more empowered and balanced after
treatments. A few times I experienced a strong emotional response to a
treatment, and Yazz always had a lovely calm way of making that feel ok,
that it was part of the healing process. I would highly recommend Yazz
as an acupuncturist because of her empathic and sensitive approach to
her work and to her clients. I found the atmosphere of healing and
relaxation was just what I needed!
I have been receiving regular Ear Acupuncture treatments from Yasmin for
a while now. I wanted to have sessions because I was feeling very dizzy
and quite stressed out. I feel a lot more balanced after regular
treatments and the dizziness has stopped completely. I’ve now stopped
taking medication from my doctor because the acupuncture has made me
feel so much better.
REIKI (Universal Life Force Energy)
I have practiced Reiki since 2002 when I completed My First Degree
course in Nepal, my remaining training has been completed in the UK.
As a Reiki Master Practitioner I have completed:
- First Degree Reiki
- Second Degree Reiki
- Reiki Master Practitioner
- Level One Karuna Ki Reiki
This gives me excellent knowledge of Reiki allowing me
to give a high standard of treatment to clients.
First session 1.5hrs, £35
subsequent sessions 1hr, £30
Healing Stories - Reiki
After a period of extended and extreme stress, I was diagnosed by my
doctor with having post traumatic stress disorder, and to address the
imbalances in my life which were aggravating my health and wellbeing.
This was linked to prior emotional, physical and psychological trauma
and was manifesting in my body physically and emotionally. Physically I
was experiencing skin allergies, headaches, back aches and insomnia.
Emotionally, I felt unbalanced and totally alienated from my core self. I
felt in an internal state of numbness, a state I had created to cope
with the overwhelming stressors I had been experiencing. It was obvious
to the doctor, and also to me that the physical illness had emotional
pathways. The doctor advised me to take some time out from work and to
‘be kind to myself’ and look at ways of reducing and calming the levels
I felt very strongly I needed a set of sessions of reiki to restore my
emotional balance and thus alleviate the associated physical symptoms
The first session of reiki with Yasmin was extremely powerful, and I
reached an out of body state, and experienced aural and visual
Subsequent treatments have been less extreme, although equally as
powerful and after 6 treatments I am significantly more balanced
emotionally and much of the physical symptoms have disappeared
Yasmin has a natural empathy and works intuitively and in sympathy with
one’s self. She is perceptive and works subtly, yet powerfully on
different levels. Her person centred approach enhances client`s trust
and respect, aiding the healing process. She works in a holistic way,
incorporating, and advising on additional factors that impact on health
and well-being. Often she went beyond the forum of reiki and would
advise on other aspects of my life that needed fine tuning!
She is professional, informative and knowledgeable and works in a safe
and supportive way. I would highly recommend Yasmin and her gift of
healing through reiki
I have been receiving treatments now from Yasmin now for 5 years. Yasmin
is always totally open, non-judgemental and very caring in her
approach. She never fails to make me feel comfortable and reassured. Her
Reiki treatments provide a lovely space to feel totally relaxed and
wrapped up in regenerative warmth. After every treatment I feel much
more balanced, and open to all the positives that life has to offer.
I’ve had regular sessions of reiki with Yasmin and really enjoyed them. I
found the first session very interesting I had many memories from my
childhood come back to me. I felt like I was in a dream like state. When
Yasmin was working on one particular chakra my right arm flew backwards
and felt like it was not in my control. Yasmin explained very
sensitively to me this was because I had some blocked energy. Further
sessions were much calmer and I always noticed positive effects after
the treatments. I noticed my breathing was much deeper than before and I
always felt very calm and relaxed too. I also saw many beautiful
colours during the treatments.
“Reiki is an intelligent energy”
“Reiki is the most gentle means of dealing with anything you need to
sort out and so this is a marvellous opportunity to come to terms with
anything that has previously bothered you”
“Reiki is a key, because it increases your love for yourself. The more
you value you. The harder it is for your ego – or anyone else’s – to
Indian Head Massage
I studied Indian head massage at Northbrook College in Worthing in 2004. I’ve been practicing since then. ‘Indian Head Massage does not diagnose or cure but, but promotes the
mental and physical conditions necessary to foster positive good health
and prevent ill health.’
‘Massage can encourage an increased sense of self awareness, which often
leads to early recognition of stress signals and the realization of the
need for mental and physical relaxation in everyday life.’ Mary
- Relieves eye strain, headaches, sinusitis, congestion and insomnia;
- Relieves muscle tension/ache;
- Improves joint mobility;
- Improves removal of waste;
- Improves muscle tone;
- Improves and promotes hair growth;
- Improves blood flow to the head, therefore more oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the area;
- Aids a deeper level of relaxation
Some of the psychological benefits
- Re-vitalises the whole body;
- Alleviates stress, anxiety and depression;
- Helps clearer thinking by increasing alertness and concentration levels.
Indian Head massage: 1hr, £30
Healing Stories - Indian Head Massage
I’ve had a succession of indian Head Massages from Yasmin, and
thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I`d not tried it before, so Yasmin
explained the technique and its effects, and answered my questions.
During the sessions she checked that I was comfortable and responded to
my preferences for more or less pressure. At the end of the massage, I
felt so relaxed and calm, and stayed in that state for several hours.
Yasmin’s Indian Head massages have also provided me with a similar
boost to her Reiki treatments over the years, whilst also helping to
relieve tensions in my neck and shoulders.
I have now had several Indian Head Massage and Reiki treatments from
Yasmin and I have to say that although I am not all that spiritual and
don’t buy into the energies aspect of these treatments. They are
however, profoundly relaxing and It has to be said that they certainly
have the effect of making me very sleepy during and ‘Spaced out’ and
calm and relaxed afterwards. All I can say is that if you are suffering
from stress or lack of sleep then you won’t go far wrong than asking
Yasmin to give you either an Indian Head massage or Reiki treatment.