Alternative Therapies

Alterative Therapies

Holistic Therapies

Altnacraig has two experienced Holistic Therapists who provide this service to the residents seven days a week. The therapies have, without doubt, helped many residents over the years to enjoy an improved quality of life.

Massage has been used for centuries to heal, relax, revitalise and comfort.  Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. The inhaled aroma from these "essential" oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Aromatherapy can provide pain relief, mood enhancement and increased cognitive function. Aromatherapy is one of the most successful alternative therapies and many residents at Alt-Na-Craig have enjoyed the benefits.  

Reflexology is a complementary therapy that involves the application of pressure to specific points, known as reflexes, on the feet to encourage the body to heal from within. Reflexology is so much more than a simple foot rub, it is a powerful therapy which has been shown to have a very positive effect on health and wellbeing. When a part of the body is not working at its best, a sensitive area will be found in the corresponding part of the foot when pressure is applied to it. By working over sensitive reflexes through a number of reflexology treatments the tenderness will usually reduce as the body begins to function properly again.

Indian Head Massage

The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. It is especially good for relieving stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. The experience is deeply calming and relaxing and it helps increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders, improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow, frees knots of muscular tension, relaxes connective tissue, and aids in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products. It is particularly good for reducing the effects of stress and tension.




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