Therapies offered by SOLAS practitioners



SOLAS therapists have a wonderful variety of backgrounds offer an amazing range of therapies, techniques and tools. Scroll down or click on the list for more information about each therapy and who practises it.

  Aromatherapy
Auricular Candle Therapy
Bowen Technique
CBT
Colourpuncture
Counselling
Craniosacral Therapy
Emotional Freedom Technique
Emmett Technique
Herbal Medicine
Hot Stone Massage
Hypnotherapy
Indian Head Massage
Kairos Therapy

Kundalini Yoga
Light Therapy
Life Coaching
 
Massage
Myofascial Release
NST
Nutrition
Past Life Regression
Physiotherapy
Pilates
Psychotherapy
Reflexology
Reiki
Shiatsu
Spiritual Healing
Tai Chi Qu Gong

Theta Healing

Aromatherapy
Safe use of essential oils combined with the gentle art of a caring touch used in aromatherapy can induce a state of wellbeing and create a feeling of relaxation – physically, emotionally and mentally. General aches and pains, anxiety and stress related conditions may be relieved. Aromatherapy massage may also be given purely for the feel good factor!

Practitioners: Pat Fulling, John Wyllie and Clare Holohan

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Auricular Candle Therapy
Hopi Ear Candle Therapy is an ancient therapy which has reached the modern world via the native American Hopi Indians of Arizona. The candles are hollow tubes made from natural ingredients of beeswax, honey extracts, sage, St.John’s wort, camomile and pure essential oils. It is often used for ear ache and headaches, ear noise, stress and nervousness. A treatment lasts approximately 40 minutes.

Practitioners: Carol MacGregor

Bowen Technique
The Bowen technique is a soft tissue remedial therapy, named after its innovator Tom Bowen. The Bowen technique involves the therapist using fingers or thumbs to move over muscle, ligament, tendon and fascia in various parts of the body. The work is very subtle, relaxing and gentle involving no hard or prolonged pressure. During a session the client will lie on a therapy table or bed, although the work can be effectively carried out with the client in a chair. Recent studies have shown the beneficial effects of deep levels of relaxation on our immune and hormonal systems. There are many theories as to how the Bowen Technique works, but none that completely explain its holistic effect and often outstanding results.

Practitioners: Hazel Munro

CBT
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, also known as CBT, is a specific therapy that works by identifying our thoughts (Cognitive) and beliefs and the way they affect our behaviour, the view we have of ourselves and of the world. Results from CBT tend to be faster than with other therapies. It basically focuses on the here and now. Sessions are structured and follow a therapeutic plan according to individual needs.

Practitioner : Nic Ortiz Cue

 

Colourpuncture
This was developed by a German naturopath, Peter Mandel, nearly 30 years ago and is now used worldwide. It is an energetic healing technique that uses coloured lights in certain sequences on specific, highly receptive points found on the skin. These points often correspond to the acupuncture and reflex zones used by Chinese and other alternative therapies. Children and adults have used this approach for a variety of health and behavioural problems.

Practitioners: Margit Wyllie


Counselling
Counselling offers an opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a safe, accepting and confidential environment. It can help you sort out confused feelings, gain new perspectives and resolve difficulties. By helping you discover your own resources it can help you make changes, find solutions and gain a greater sense of wellbeing.
 

 

Practitioners: Gabby Rogers, Dottie Fleming, Val Conway and Jane Dallas Ross


Craniosacral Therapy
In this therapy hand sensitivity is used to feel and correct restrictions and blockages, the therapist working with a very gentle traction or force. It is very successful in dealing with challenges of various kinds.

Practitioners: Pat Fulling

Emmett Technique
A way to quickly relieve muscular pain. Emmett Technique is a unique, effective and quick muscular relief system. It involves the application of light pressure on the body, at particular points in sequence that enables gentle physical release of muscle groups. It is often carried out fully clothed and used in combination with verbal work and other therapies.

Practitioners: Margit Wyllie


Emotional Freedom Technique
Emotional Freedom Technique is a simple yet effective approach to clearing distress. Unresolved emotional issues, limiting beliefs and negative patterns of thinking and behaving can all be relieved. EFT is also used for physical conditions where emotional stress can hinder the natural healing ability of the body. EFT is quick and simple to learn providing us with a great way to deal with everyday stresses and strains.

Practitioner: Mairi Stones

Herbal Medicine
Advice on herbal treatments and remedies for use at home. 


Practitioners: John Wyllie and Clare Holohan

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Hot Stone Massage
This technique combines massage with the application of smooth water-heated basalt stones which melt tensions in muscle tissues – this is a deeply relaxing way to heal.

Practitioners: Pat Fulling

Hypnotherapy
Clinical Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to treat many medical and psychological conditions and problems.

Practitioners: Myra MacDonald


Indian Head Massage
This is an ancient Ayurvedic form of healing and relaxation. A treatment incorporates massage of the shoulders, neck, scalp and face and can help to release muscle tension and stimulate circulation in the scalp and upper body. It may also help relieve headaches, eyestrain, can help with concentration and also soothe, comfort and harmonise the body’s natural balance – leaving the client with a feeling of peace and tranquillity.

Practitioners: Kathy Murgatroyd and Lynne Goodall

Kairos Therapy
This therapy works with hands on the body following a carefully planned system and can release physical and emotional tension. It can be very beneficial for stress and tension that is deeply held. Kairos can help to release emotions that are preventing you from getting on with what you would really like to do.

Practitioners: Susanne Lin McCardel and Joyce Kirkham

Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, consists of simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter his or her age or physical ability. It is a complete science that includes breath, yoga postures, chanting and meditation. (kundalini yoga image)

Practitioners: Ruth Moody

 

Light Therapy
Dr Jacob Lieberman, an optometrist, developed a projector type device for the use of light and colour in healing and personal transformation. Treatment is suitable for either a group or an individual and sessions last between 5 and 30 minutes depending on what is needed.

Practitioners: Margit Wyllie

 

Life Coaching
Life Coaching supports you to create a vision for where you want to be and to create goals to enable you to get there. It helps you to understand and deal with what stops you and gets in the way so allowing your vision to become a reality.

Practitioners: Mairi Stones ; Vivien Barlow

 

Massage
There are many different massage techniques to choose from. Therapeutic and remedial massage can bring relief from painful muscle and joint problems, ease pain, headaches, stiffness and help keep muscles toned and supple. Its positive action also promotes deep relaxation and revitalisation – boosting energy levels, easing anxiety and helping to dispel the physical and emotional effects of stress and tension. Or, it can enjoyed simply to bring about a wonderful sense of wellbeing.


Practitioners: Andrew Manson, Gabby Rogers, Pat Fulling, Val Conway, Lynne Goodall, Kathy Murgatroyd, John Wyllie, Clare Holohan, Sharon McNeill, Anthony Sircar

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Myofascial Release
Fascia is a continuous 3D sheet of connective tissue linking every part of the body. When relaxed, fascia is supple and soft but when tense it is almost rigid like plastic. The technique normally involves working areas of muscle directly on the skin. An area is stretched very gently and held until the fascia begins to soften. The stretch is then followed in the direction of the release.

Practitioners: Andrew Manson, Pat Fulling


NST (Neuro-Structural Integration Technique)
NST is a remarkably effective professional bodywork technique, that when applied, initiates a process of natural auto-regulation to occur in the spinal column and consequently throughout the whole body. The resultant effect of this is a rapid elimination or reduction in symptoms, followed by an increase in energy and an unmistakable sense of well being.

Practitioners: Anthony Sircar

Nutrition
Nutrition is the utilization of food required to grow, repair and maintain our bodies. By getting the correct amount of nutrients from real foods in the right combinations, many health problems can be prevented or alleviated, enabling us to lead a life of good health and well-being.

Practitioner: David Wills


Past Life Regression
Integrates the past with the present. This can help to balance the mind, body and soul and resolve troubling conflicts. It can help you to know yourself better and re-discover the true meaning of life. Sometimes the root causes of problems cannot be found in this lifetime. To be able to move forward you must release yourself emotionally, mentally and physically from these aspects which no longer serve a purpose. The deep relaxation allows the access to the subconscious mind, the inner resources and intuition. During a session the client is fully aware of everything that is going on around them. You do not have to believe in past lives to benefit from this treatment.

Practitioners: Margit Wyllie

Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy involves diagnosis and assessment of the physical body. A treatment programme is then implemented to fix, release, improve or enhance the healing of a condition. Treatment may involve direct manual therapy to the bones, muscles or nerves, exercise therapy and/or advice on prevention of conditions or maintenance of a chronic condition

Practitioners: Anna Bateman

Pilates
Pilates is one of the most popular exercise systems in Britain. It is a body conditioning routine which helps build flexibility, strength and endurance. Putting emphasis and spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing and developing a strong core, it improves coordination and balance and supports efficient, graceful movement. Developing core strength means you develop stability throughout your entire torso. This is one of the ways that Pilates can help overcome back pain. Pilates works well for a wide range of people – age is no barrier!

Practitioners: Val Conway

Psychotherapy
We have within us the desire and the capacity to express ourselves and to live fully. At the same time we have learnt to protect ourselves often under conditions of great difficulty. Psychotherapy happens in the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship. Within a safe environment it is possible to open up learning more about ourselves. Issues including anxiety, depression, stress, difficulties in relationships and abuse can be helped. The overall goals of psychotherapy would include an increased sense of well being, recognition of the strengths we already have and the capacity to respond in new ways to difficult situations.

Practitioners: Jane Dallas Ross

Reflexology
This is a natural treatment that works on the premise that there are zones on the hands and feet which, when stimulated, pass messages to the glands, organs and various systems of the body, relieving stress and all the ailments connected with it.

Practitioners: Andrew Manson, Susanne McCardel and Sarah Jones
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Reiki
Reiki is a hands on Eastern Healing System which treats mind, body and spirit. It is also known as the Usui System of Natural Healing and involves channelling energy or Ki through the hands. The energy may produce feelings of profound peace and wellbeing as well as helping to aid in the relief of stress and pain. Reiki is not massage: the practitioner’s hands are placed gently on the body and remain still. Treatments can be carried out seated or lying down and clients are fully clothed.

Practitioners: John Wyllie, Margi Wyllie and Anna Bateman

Shiatsu
This is a Japanese healing art that works on the body’s energetic system using the meridians or energy pathways that relate to the functioning of the internal organs as well as our emotional, psychological and spiritual harmony. The word “Shia-tsu” literally means “finger pressure” and the practitioner uses finger pressure, palming, kneading and stretching to release tight muscles and support areas of weakness. The treatment takes place on a futon and the client remains fully clothed. Shiatsu can be deeply relaxing and yet invigorating, leaving a sense of being in touch with all of our body. Practitioners: Carol MacGregor

  Spiritual Healing
Spiritual healing, which should not be confused with faith healing, takes place at a deep level by awakening and strengthening inner light which gradually helps to bring peace and harmony to the whole being. The spiritual healer is the channel through which the healing power flows to the patient for his or her own individual need. The patient remains fully clothed.

Practitioners: Margaret Campbell and Carol MacGregor

 

Tai Chi Qu Gung
Tai Chi can be practised by people of all ages and it will keep the body toned and fit. Doing Tai Chi can increase the state of wellbeing of body and mind and also brings more relaxation and self awareness into one’s life.

Practitioners: Susanne Lin McCardel

Theta Healing™
Theta Healing is an energy healing modality as taught by Vianna Stibal. It is best known for its Belief and Feeling work.

Practitioners: Anne Barr

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