It is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, it involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the body to restore the body’s balance to natural harmony.
The body’s energy field consists of 7 main Chakras and when blockages occur, so too can illness. Reiki is a ‘hands on’ therapy that uses an energy called the Universal Life Force to clear the blockages and promote healing.
The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can help to ease muscles, promote circulation & blood flow, and sedate the nervous system.
Feeling stressed out, tight shoulders and neck, our popular Indian Head Massage is a great source of immediate relaxation. With over 60 different strokes, stress and tension simply melt away.
The gentle manipulation of certain points on the feet or hands to promote health & well-being in the body and mind. A treatment so relaxing, you can feel like you are floating away.
Fertility has become a concern for a lot of women, as people are waiting to have children later in life. Whether you are considering having a child or trying already, Acupuncture, Reflexology and Hypnotherapy can all help.
Maybe you are trying for your first baby or trying to grow your existing family but if it is taking time to realise your dreams and its beginning to take its toll on you, leaving you stressed, you may need some alternative help. It is normal for fertility concerns to bring up feelings of loneliness, isolation, being left behind, disappointment or frustration and ensuring they don’t consume you is the key. Now and again we all need a little extra support. Holistic Healing Haven’s “Fertility Support” focuses on harmonising the mind, body and spiritual connection and keeping you balanced during this important time. Fertility Support involves developing an individual plan to support you on your fertility journey, including help dealing with stress, strategies to overcome fertility concerns and keep you on track. As part of your programme we work closely with you to put you at your ease, while offering you help and support within a confidential environment. If you feel you need support or that extra help, please feel free to call us in confidence, to discuss how to bring your precious dream one step closer to reality. – Pauline
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Do you at a certain time of the month find your temper uncharacteristically flaring? Becoming upset at the slight thing ? Are you having intense mood swings and generally feeling out of control? There is a good chance you are not going mad but experiencing the joys of a severe form premenstrual syndrome. Some women are lucky enough to sail through their menstrual cycles without experiencing any fluctuations in mood or encountering any physical changes.
Everyone can experience anxiety at different times in their lives. Normal day to day anxiety such as sitting exams, going on a first date, having to speak in public or walking down a dark lane at night can evoke feelings of nervousness, uneasiness or worry. This type of anxiety is considered helpful as it makes you more alert to the circumstances. When the anxiety becomes more persistent and begins to take over a person’s live then it can become a problem.
Sciatica is literally a pain in the bum. People suffering from sciatica know how debilitating the pain can be as it travels from the lower spine down one or both legs often reaching the ankle. People report pain when sitting, standing and doing simple tasks can aggravate the pain. Often when I meet clients suffering from sciatica they are in such severe pain they can’t sit for more than a few minutes and need to be moving to keep the pain at bay. What can acupuncture do to help?
Frequently Asked Questions
At the Holistic Healing Haven, we value our clients and want to make sure that you are comfortable and at your ease with your treatment.
You may be new to natural healing methods or have some previous experience, but either way we like you to be an active part of your own treatment and that is why we are always happy to explain what we are doing and answer any questions you might have about your personal treatment plan.
To help, we have attempted to answer some of the more commonly asked questions but if you have any questions of your own, please feel free to use the Contact Page to email us.
What should I expect on the first appointment?
The first appointment usually takes 90 minutes followed by shorter sessions usually lasting 45 -60 minutes. During the first appointment, a history of your current health concerns will be discussed and depending on what therapy is agreed upon, a detailed health profile, including current medication, past operations, medical history, lifestyle and an assessment of your current health. An individual plan will be discussed and an outline of the proposed treatment discussed. If you haven’t experienced acupuncture before, a needle can be inserted into the hand in order for you to feel the sensation and ensure you are comfortable with the experience.
What should I do for my first Acupuncture appointment?
Bring a list of current medicine and any supplements e.g herbal, vitamins, etc.
It is advisable to wear loose clothing that gives access to the arms and legs easily. Most of the points used during a treatment session are on the lower arms and legs, the abdomen, back and head.
Usually the Acupuncturist will do an assessment of the tongue and pulse. It is helpful to avoid foods that colour the tongue, brushing the tongue surface and tea/coffee on the day of the appointment to ensure the coating on the tongue is in a natural state. Alcohol, caffeine-based drinks and heavy meals in the 2-3 hours prior to the appointment as they can interfere with the pulse.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Fine, sterile, single application needles are used during the treatment. These needles are extremely fine and are designed to be inserted into the tissue easily. There can be a slight pricking sensation on insertion of the needle and if a Qi sensation is obtained the range of sensations can vary from a dull ache to mild tingling. Once the needles have been inserted, the sensations settle down and usually you won’t feel anything. The needles are removed after 35 minutes and usually you won’t notice this happening. Slight bleeding can occur and usually is stopped by applying cotton swabs to the area. Bruising can occur and sensitivity in the area can be experienced, depending on the techniques used.
What our clients say
My experience at the haven was warm and professional. My therapist put me at ease as it was my first time getting acupuncture. I felt well informed and listened to. Not only did I see results after a couple of sessions it also created benefits in other areas of my life. I was more relaxed and less stressed. I would highly recommend them.Sabrina
Holistic Healing Haven offer a superb service! I have attended for acupuncture and reflexology and got great results from both! Pauline also offers fantastic advice and tips on general well being. If you want a high quality professional service, look no further!Karen
Holistic Healing Haven provides amazing acupuncture for a range of different things. When I first went I was very nervous of needles but they were very patient and caring and now I really look forward to the sessions. Pauline, the owner, is very knowledgeable on alternative healing and takes a personal interest in their client’s well being.Patrick
My health has improved dramatically since starting acupuncture. It helps me relax and I can feel the benefits that the needles are achieving – which don’t bother me, due to Pauline’s approach. Even after the session, she is always doing research and finding ways to improve each subsequent treatment, which is a testament to her professionalism.Maria