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In Good Hands

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In Good Hands

Helen Edwards is a qualified professional therapist (dip. ITEC) with over 10 years experience, offering massages for sports enthusiasts, computer users, manual workers - in fact just about anybody with muscular aches and pains.

Helen tailors each treatment to your individual needs: whether it's a deep tissue/sports massage, a relaxation/therapeutic massage to de-stress and ease headaches or a combination of holistic treatments, using essential oils will really help with many ailments and act as a powerful healing tool.

Helen is happy to concentrate on areas that need most work, so if you want just a back massage for a whole hour - no problem!

Her base is in Thornbury and she works at various Physio/Chiro clinics as well as providing a mobile service, offering on-site seated massage for offices, events, fairs and corporate days.

She is also available for Ladies Nights, pamper and hen parties etc., with massage and beauty treatments - please ask for details.

Treatments available:

In Good Hands
  • Sports/Deep Tissue Massage
  • Swedish/Therapeutic Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
  • Reflexology
  • Thai Foot Massage
  • Warm Bamboo
  • Hot Stones
  • Oriental Hand and Arm Massage
  • Facial Treatments
  • Ear Candling
  • Reiki
  • Crystal Healing
  • Relaxation packages
  • On-Site seated massage
  • Corporate days & events
  • Hen/pamper parties
  • Gift vouchers available for all occasions

About the Treatments

Benefits of Massage:

  • Reduces stress - approximately 75% of diseases nowadays are caused by stress and stress-related problems
  • Helps to relieve depression, insomnia, mental and physical fatigue, helping concentration.
  • Reduces headaches and high blood pressure.
  • Improves general aches and pains by relieving tight congested muscles, improves joint mobility and disperses toxins in the body and waste removal
  • Relaxes all the systems of the body, boosts the immune system, stimulates circulation and lymph drainage

Sports/Deep Tissue:

Sports/remedial therapy is a deep tissue massage incorporating specific techniques that is focused on areas to facilitate healing, alleviate pain and stiffness. To help sporty people before or after an event to loosen tight muscles. For on-going treatment, after an injury or just need some deep tissue massage, it will be completely tailored to what you need to achieve the best results.

1 hour - £40, 45 mins - £35, 30 mins - £25

Swedish/Holistic/Therapeutic Massage:

Generally a full body massage, that manipulates the soft tissues using a combination of medium to deep pressure and/or relaxing strokes. It aims to treat the whole person physically and psychologically, relieving tension and improving muscle tone and joint mobility. The massage and pressure will be suited to what you want, focusing on the areas that need the most attention.

1 hour - £35, 90 mins - £53, 45 mins - £30

Back, Neck and Shoulders Massage:

Particularly suitable for those who spend time driving or working at a computer.

30 mins - £25

Indian Head Massage... not just for the head!

A highly effective destressing programme for the whole body. The treatment is carried out with the client fully clothed or oils can be used in a normal seated position, focusing on the uppper back/shoulders, neck, arms, face and scalp. Extremely relaxing and energising, it improves circulation and is particularly efficient in helping headache and migraine sufferers and generally boosting good health.

30 mins - £25

Add essential oils and warm bamboo 40 mins - £35.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is gentle rhythmic pumping techniques which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph.

It stimulates the lymphatic vessels which carry substances vital to the defence of the body whilst removing waste products & boosting the immune system to help the body ward off illness.

What can MLD help with?

  • Pre/post operative cases & cosmetic surgery in particular where lymph nodes have been removed such as post cancer where the lymphatic system is impaired in some way.
  • Regular sufferers from common illnesses like colds and flu. Migraines & headaches, sinus problems, hay fever & other allergies.
  • Glandular fever (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • To reduce puffiness or swelling – Oedema/fluid retention in areas such as legs, ankles, in pregnancy, long haul flights or poor circulation.
  • Digestive problems & those who are suffering from excess weight & of low energy or lead sedentary lifestyles.
  • Can also help with pain from fractures & sprains, wounds, burns, rheumatism, & fibromyalgia.
  • Acne, rosacea & other skin conditions such as eczema including scarring from surgery.

First session £43, further sessions - £38

In Good Hands

Warm Bamboo Massage

A unique new therapy using heated bamboo sticks, which penetrate deeply and bring about physiological changes from their unique properties.

It is an effective way to increase circulation, relieve aches and pains, loosen tight muscles and improve sports performance, melting away even the most stubborn knots and tension; with warm bamboo the results go deeper and last longer than other massage techniques.

90 mins - £58, 1 hour - £40, 45 mins - £35

Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage is a relaxing, therapeutic massage using wonderful essential oils to create a relaxing, uplifting or invigorating massage. You can choose to have a full body massage or an aroma de-stress focusing on the back, neck, shoulders. Essential oils are very helpful in treating many ailments, particularly good for digestive disorders and hormonal imbalances.

De-stress massage 1 hour - £38, 45 mins - £33

Reflexology

A complementary health therapy by pressing different reflex points on the feet relate to corresponding areas of the body, including the organs and glands. This type of massage is used to relieve stress, tension, insomnia and improves the body's natural balance. Reflexology can help to treat illness and help with hormonal, digestive, menopausal problems, boosts immunity as well as relieving aches and pains.

1 hour - £30 Aroma/flex combo of aromatherapy and reflexology 75 mins - £45

Thai Foot Massage

Thai foot massage is a deeply applied massage of the lower legs and feet. It ‘opens’ up energy lines and use of a thai stick to apply pressure to stimulate the reflex points on the feet corresponding to the internal organs of the body to promote good health. The treatment offers the best of combining massage and reflexology.

1 hour session - £35, Thai/flex (a mix of Reflexology and Thai foot) 75 mins for £45

Hot Stones Massage

This uses heated volcanic rocks to massage tight and aching muscles, incorporated into a deep tissue or therapeutic massage or to aid a soothing relaxation/de-stress massage. A wonderfully relaxing treatment.

90 mins - £58, 1 hour - £40, 45 mins - £35

Oriental Hand and Arm Massage

Oriental or Japanese hand/arm massage is a mix of Shiatsu, Reflexology and Acupressure.

It is especially beneficial to computer users, for RSI or Carpal Tunnel syndrome, as well as those with physical jobs using power tools, decorating etc and equally good for the elderly.

It can help ease pain and stiffness to the muscles and joints, increasing mobility, boosts circulation & stimulates the sensory nerve endings.

40 min - £30, add neck/shoulders/head massage - £35.

Facial Treatments

These use the Neal's Yard products - natural, organic products - and can include hot/cold stones or warm bamboo. You can also choose to have a back, neck and shoulder massage with your treatment.

1 hour - £35, includes face, shoulders/neck and head massage and hot/cold stones

Reiki or with Crystal Healing Therapy

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation, this is administered hands-on and can promote healing at all levels.

Crystal Therapy is an ancient healing system helping to treat people holistically, to help with all sorts of ailments and balance the body, soul and mind.

Reiki: 1 hour - £30, with Crystal Therapy £35.

Ear Candling/Thermal Auricular Therapy

A revitalising, non-invasive ear treatment, which can help a number of conditions to the nose and ears, for example sinusitis, vertigo, tinnitus, pain in the ears from flying etc. The treatment also includes a face, neck/shoulders and head massage.

1 hour - £30

Other options:

Mobile Service is available, however there will be an increase to the rates as per my treatments listed above, determined on number of people and distance. Areas covered: Bristol, Chepstow, Gloucestershire and surrounding areas, approximately up to an hour's travel.

Essential Healing 90 mins - £50 Aromatherapy oils in a massage or Indian Head with reflexology and/or with Reiki - a powerful healing treatment!

Relaxation Packages 1 hour massage/1 hour facial for £65 - save £5, 1 hour facial/30 min massage for £55 - save £5. Add 1 hour massage or reflexology & 1 hour facial. 3 hour treatment - £90, treatments of your choice.

Health & wellbeing for employees from corporate days, training courses, team building, events or in your place of work, please ask for prices.

Pamper Party/Girls Night In with Neal's Yard products and mini treatments.

Treatments can be adapted, or a combination of therapies used, to really help maximise health benefits, both physically and psychologically.

If you are a fan of Neal's Yard products and would like to order any products please get in touch or to request a brochure.

Helen offers discounts e.g. if 2 or more people are booked in together, recommendations etc.

What Helen's clients say:

I have known Helen for over 10 years and she has always been helpful in treating and tweaking my ailing body. As a keen cyclist its imperative to look after yourself and Helen has put me back together too many times to mention. More recently I have been diagnosed with Crohns disease and she has gone the extra mile researching techniques to ease my digestive issues with aromatherapy and lymphatic drainage plus referring me to an allergy specialist to aid the many food intolerances I have developed alongside the Crohns. Can't thank her enough for her support over the years.
Rob Berry

I've been seeing Helen for regular Indian Head Massages and now incorporating Hot Bamboo massage on my neck and shoulders after suffering with chronic headaches and neck and shoulder pain due to having Fibromyalgia. It's made such a difference to my pain levels and mood. Helen is very professional, friendly and was genuinely interested in helping me as much as she could. I wish I had started seeing Helen a long time ago. I would thoroughly recommend her as a therapist, she is excellent.
Leanne  

I've been going to Helen for probably over 10 years now. Helen has a very calming, caring nature and has always listened to any problems I may have and discussed with me the best form of treatment. She always makes me feel at ease and she genuinely wants to help. One of the first treatments I had with Helen was Indian Head Massage, I suffered with migraines and sinusitis, they were so relaxing I soon felt great benefits. Two years ago I had a trapped nerve in my shoulder, which meant I was in terrific pain and didn't have full use of my hand as it had gone numb. After being fed up with taking strong painkillers, I went to Helen for weekly hot stones massages; I found that the massages gave me more relief, than the months of swapping tablets at the Dr's.Recently I have had very painful neck and shoulder due to working at a computer for long hours. Helen tried the hot bamboo massage, this was the best massage I have ever had. I thought it might be painful because I was in a bad way, but it was fantastic - so soothing and I found the results were amazing and lasted longer than a traditional massage. I have had many alternative therapies over the years, but I always revert to Helen, as she seems to help me the most.
TC Age 47

I spend half my life in front of a computer and the other half driving, so I rely on Helen to de-knot my shoulders, neck and back on a regular basis. She takes great care to understand what I need, and delivers it in a professional but caring manner. I always feel masses better after one of Helen's massages, and am delighted to recommend her.
Claire Jaggard, MyThornbury.co.uk

How to contact In Good Hands

Click here and here to download both sides of the In Good Hands leaflet for more information/prices [.pdf]

To book an appointment or for more information, please contact Helen on 01454 414545 or 07776 321849, email: or find her on facebook.

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