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Treatments & Therapies

Helene Russell ITEC
From a very young age Helene has always been interested in health and healing. A Reiki Master and working as a holistic practitioner for 25 years in London, South Africa and Spain.

  • Reiki Master teacher
  • Standard and Thai Reflexologist
  • Indian Head Massage Therapist
  • Colour Counselor
  • Colour Analysis Practitioner
  • Thai Reflexology Trainer
  • Facelift Massage Therapist

A master of Reiki and Reflexology with treatments and courses available at Oodles Retreat. Helene’s goal as a therapist is to bring balance and harmony to body, mind and soul. 

Reiki and Reflexology

LOOK AND FEEL YOUNGER

Facial Massage

Facial massages increase circulation to your facial tissue, resulting in brighter, youthful-looking skin. Facial massages can also help to lift and firm the skin, reducing the appearance of puffiness and wrinkles. A good facial massage reduces stress, leaving you feeling peaceful and relaxed.

Gua Sha massage as been traditionally used in eastern countries for thousands of years involving scraping a flat jade and rose quartz crystals.

 
FACE GUA SHA BENEFITS
Tones the muscles of the face, instantly lifts, sculpts, contours and plumps the skin.. Relaxes muscle tension in the face and neck. Aids neck pain & headaches brought on by tight muscle or fascia Boosts blood flow & circulation.  Moves stagnant blood that contributes to dark circles & under-eye bags. Reduces lines and wrinkles De-puffs and slims the face.

MIND BODY AND SOUL

Indian Head Massage

A healing technique thousands of years old, working on all levels; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Used to treat many conditions. Cleansing the body of toxins, loosens blocked energy, accelerating the body’s ability to heal itself.  Relaxing and reaching areas of the body where healing is needed.

Indian Head Massage is a therapy which involves massage of the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face. It has been practiced in India for over a thousand years. It was originally developed by women in India where it was an important part of every day life and passed down through the generations.

There are specific pressure points on the client’s face, which are gently stimulated.

Emotional and mental benefits it may help
Regular treatments relieve stress, giving you more energy to cope with stressful
situations. Helping with mental tiredness and relief from mental and emotional stress. Excellent for disturbed sleep and insomnia. Soothes the senses and helps to dispel unwanted thoughts, leaving the mind calm and clear. Relaxing the whole person and giving you a deep sense of calmness and tranquility.

Physical benefits it may help
Dispersal of toxins from tense, knotted muscles and relief from chronic neck and shoulder stiffness. Loosening of the scalp to promote hair growth and increasing oxygen uptake in tissues. Improved circulation of blood in previously congested muscles, providing extra oxygen for the brain. Stimulation and improvement of the circulation of the lymphatic system. Restoration of joint movement in the neck and shoulders, helping in the relief of eyestrain and tension headaches.

MIND BODY AND SOUL

Reiki Therapy & Courses

A healing technique thousands of years old, working on all levels; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Used to treat many conditions. Cleansing the body of toxins, loosens blocked energy, accelerating the body’s ability to heal itself.  Relaxing and reaching areas of the body where healing is needed.

Duration 1 Hour – €40.00

The person giving Reiki channels energy through their body and out of their hands to the patient. It flows to wherever it is needed. Some people feel a general relaxed state of well-being while others have immediate feelings of heat or gentle warmth, a cool sensation as though a breeze was blowing on them or they sense/feel tingling, prickling or buzzing.

Emotional and mental benefits it may help
Promotes a peaceful, positive outlook and relieves stress. Aids meditation and soothes emotional distress. Helps unlock suppressed feelings while enhancing creativity. Reduces cravings and relaxes the body and mind.

Physical benefits it may help
Reduces muscular tension and eases pain. Lifts headaches and soothes aches and pains. Balances energies and clears toxins, while relieving fatigue. Increases energy and strengthens natural self-healing mechanisms.

A course designed for those wishing to treat themselves, family & friends.
What is Reiki?
History of Reiki
The Reiki Principles/Precepts
Hand Positions
How to use Reiki for Self-healing
Using Reiki to Treat Family and Friends
Using Reiki to Treat Animals and Plant

A course that teaches distant healing and offers professional treatments.
Reiki symbols and their mantras
Healing using symbols
Distant healing
Creative uses for Level 2 skills
Becoming a practitioner

A Master Level course for practitioners who wishes to teach Reiki.

Role of a Reiki Master – The Master Symbol
Translation and meanings of symbols | Reiki Master attunement

How to perform attunements
Teaching Reiki 1 Level Courses | Teaching Reiki 2 Level Courses | Teaching Reiki 3 Level Courses (Master)

Putting together Reiki Manuals | Living your life with Reiki | Questions and Answers

2 days €250 per person

THE HARMONY STUDIO

Colour Reflection & Colour Analysis

Colour analysis is a method of determining which colours of clothing and makeup shades harmonise with a person’s skin complexion, eye colour, and hair colour. Colour Reflection Reading is a specially devised technique which uses colour preferences to reflect your holistic being warm or cool.

MIND BODY AND SOUL

Reflexology Therapy & Course

The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are certain points or “reflex areas” on the feet and hands that are connected energetically to specific organs and body parts through energy channels in the body.

Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and face and these correspond directly with glands, organs and parts of the body. When you work on these reflexes by applying pressure,
harmony is restored to the body which helps the body to heal itself.

Reflexology works on many levels – emotional, physical and mental. A completely holistic therapy that works on treating the body as a whole.

Reflexology may help with the following: relieve stress, reduce tension, help with sleep problems, detox the body, improve circulation, boost the lymphatic function, gives you more energy and vitality, assists the body to heal itself, promotes a deep sense of relaxation.

Physical benefits it may help
Reduces muscular tension and eases pain. Lifts headaches and soothes aches and pains. Balances energies and clears toxins, while relieving fatigue. Increases energy and strengthens natural self-healing mechanisms.

Thai Foot Reflexology – An ancient technique based upon ancient Chinese foot massage that has been used for over 3000 years. Using the hands, thumbs and knuckles as well as a special wooden reflexology stick, stimulates areas of the foot which correspond to organs of the body. The Thai reflexology stick really gets deep into the reflex.

Thai Foot Reflexology also involves massaging the lower legs which also balances and harmonises the flow of energy around the body and frees up blocked energy within the sen (energy lines/meridians).

Thai Foot Massage is very thorough in its techniques and is generally provided as a proactive way of maintaining and improving health.

Benefits
Deep relaxation, improving circulation, while boosting the lymphatic system. Reduces stress and tension,
helping you to sleep better.Promotes good health, invigorating and aids detoxing of the body, while balancing the nervous system and improving the skin tone.

COURSE OVERVIEW

The History & Development of Thai Foot Massage

Guidelines on Contraindications/Precautions

  • 1 Hour Thai Foot Massage Sequence:
  • The opening sequence – Warming and massaging the foot
  • Using the Stick – Stimulating and massaging the reflex points
  • Working the leg lines – Encouraging the flow of energy
  • Working the wraps and stretching the feet
  • The closing sequence – Awakening the feet and legs

Thai Foot Reflexology is a wonderful treatment which dates back more than three thousand years originating in China and is practiced all over Thailand today.

This two day course will teach you to perform a 60 minute Thai Foot Reflexology treatment. Anyone can learn this unique technique.

It is a massage of the lower legs and feet. Thai foot reflexology balances and harmonizes the flow of energy around the body via the sen (energy) lines of the feet and lower legs. ‘Sen’ lines, which are from the Ayurvedic tradition and are the equivalent to the meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The techniques of Thai Foot Massage are thought to open these energy channels, leaving you feeling relaxed, balanced and invigorated. Thai Foot Massage is very thorough in its techniques and is generally provided as a proactive way of maintaining and improving health.

Foot reflexology uses hands, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, and a rounded wooden stick with lotion or oil.

You will receive the following:

Manual with step by step instructions and photos
Chart of the feet depicting all the reflex zones
Wooden Thai foot massage stick
Certificate