Bowen

Kim Holmes

Kim Holmes – Yorkshire Body Clinic

Providing a range of therapies at West Yorkshire MS Therapy Centre

  •  Bowen
  • Clinical and Prescriptive Aromatherapy
  • Clinical Reflexology 
  • Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage
  • Holistic/Remedial/Pregnancy Massage

Bowen is a gentle and hands-on remedial therapy suitable for all ages from newborn. It is non-invasive and can be administered through light clothing and whilst either laying on a couch, sitting or even standing! Bowen treats the body as a whole, so potentially anything may respond - physical or emotional, acute or chronic. I use primarily my fingers and thumbs to make small, precise rolling type movements over soft tissue (fascia), muscles, tendons and ligaments. No hard tissue manipulation or force is used or needed. Rather than forcing change Bowen asks the body to recognise and make the changes it requires, resting between sets of moves to allow it to absorb the information it has received and initiate the healing process. I’m a fully qualified Bowen Therapist registered with both the Bowen Therapy Professional Association (BTPA) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

Aromatherapy is used to help maintain physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing by the correct application of pure essential oils, creating balance and equilibrium within a person. It is often assumed that aromatherapy is simply a fragrant massage however the real effects of clinical aromatherapy can be deeper and more therapeutic. As a qualified Clinical Aromatherapist, I never use pre-blends and offer a fully bespoke service, selecting individual essential oils (from a collection of almost 60!) and carrier oils to make a blend appropriate for the client’s concerns after a full consultation. This will often be administered through massage, but I may recommend and administer the selected oils through a different, appropriate method eg compress or inhalation.

I offer a prescriptive service for products for home use to complement treatment in appointments. This includes face masks, lip balms, rollerballs, creams, lotions, inhaler stick, hand wash and more. You will only pay for the product, consultation is free, and it will be completely bespoke and unique to you! I have undertaken specific, additional training in order to work safely with pure essential oils, fixed (carrier) oils and massage throughout pregnancy, labour and beyond. I am an Associate of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapist (IFPA), and give tips and advice for the safe use of these wonderful but highly concentrated oils.

Reflexology is a popular and relaxing treatment based on the principle that reflex points on the soles, tops and sides of feet correspond with areas of the body.
I am delighted to announce that I am now a full member of the Association of Reflexologists (AoR)! I am also an Associate of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA) and working towards full membership following further studies.  I am also qualified to provide Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD), a specialised, targeted and measurable form of reflexology. Developed to mirror Manual Lymphatic Drainage and adapted for application via the reflexes of the feet (or hands!), the original protocol was researched and developed by Sally Kay whilst working in cancer care for clients with unilateral secondary lymphoedema of the arm. Indications are that RLD, like MLD, may be helpful for many other concerns including respiratory, skin and sinus problems and fatigue.

To celebrate World Reflexology Week I am offering traditional foot or facial reflexology taster sessions at just £20.00 for a 30 minute appointment. This includes a hand reflexology self-help card and a £5.00 voucher to use against a full treatment. Further details here

Massage has been used for thousands of years in numerous cultures for physical and emotional benefit, and involves the manipulation of soft body tissues using various techniques, including Swedish, acupressure and neuromuscular. Whether you need to ease stress and tension, be energised, or simply relax with time for you, I tailor the massage to your individual needs.

Pregnancy massage I am fully trained and qualified to provide this therapeutic bodywork, focussed on the changing needs of mum-to-be throughout pregnancy and beyond. I can also show some basic moves to your partner.

For more information please go to www.yorkshirebodyclinic.co.uk Alternatively you can call me on 07850 268762 for a no obligation chat, email me at yorkshirebodyclinic@gmail.com or contact me on social media - @yorksbodyclinic on Twitter and Yorkshire Body Clinic on Facebook.