THE MERAKI HAVEN CORNWALL
Holistic Treatments for Mind and Body
Holistic Treatments for Mind and Body
COURSES, RETREATS, GROUPS,
WORKSHOPS, GATHERINGS, 1:1
Relax Rest & Restore in a
Traquil Natural Haven with
Debbi and Kathy
The Meraki Haven is a traquil Holistic Therapy Centre set in the peaceful grounds of Polhilsa House, East Cornwall. We are working with the local community offering support groups and gatherings as well as an array of holistic treatments for optimum health and well being.
Debbi Walker BSc (Hons)
Retired District Nurse & Founder Suara Sound Academy
Life & Business Coaching/ Mentoring
Tuning Fork Sound Healing Tutorials
Advanced Sound Healing
Shamanic Heart & Soul Healing
Deep Relaxation Sessions for Peace
Meraki Life and/or Business Mentoring and Healing Programme.
GROUPS AND GATHERINGS
Red Temple Gathering for Women
Purple Temple for Women & Men
ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia Support Group with EFT & Sound
Chronic Pain Relaxation Clinic
Health & Well Being Relaxation Clinic for Chronic Health Conditions
My name is Kathy Hutchings and I offer bespoke packages for health and well being sessions. I am a mobile therapist and you can choose from Sound Therapy, Massage, Aromatherapy, Reiki and Indian Head Massage. I work with you to form a bespoke session just for you. I also offer one to one, or group sensory sessions for you and your needs, in residential care homes or clients own home.
I have been in Health and Well Being for 18 years and I really love my job working with people offering deep relaxation for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
I am very passionate about the work I do and care very deeply about helping people and making a difference. I have been on my own healing journey and experienced many emotions, fears and physical problems, including anxiety and panic attacks. I chose to address the anxiety holistically and this began my love of complementary therapies and natural medicine, this then lead me to become a holistic therapist. All these things I have experienced have helped me empathize with and help the people I give treatments to, giving me a greater understanding of their needs. I have found Massage, Aromatherapy, Sound, Reiki, Dru yoga and other complementary therapies invaluable in my own healing.
Massage decreases the amount of stress hormones in the body inducing deep feelings of relaxation and improved mood. However, the effects go beyond relaxation. Massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing toxins, improving circulation and flexibility, while easing tension. It can also help reduce inflammation, therefore relieving pain.
I offer Swedish massage which relates to the description above. I also offer Deep Tissue massage which is similar to Swedish but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tension.
This is a beautiful treatment incorporating the face, hands and feet. For the face, organic oils are gently massaged in to the face and acupressure points are stimulated to help drain sinuses, relieve eye strain and ease muscle tension. Hands are massaged with beautifully fragrant essential oils, helping to moisturize them and induce feelings of relaxation. It can be helpful for arthritis, easing the discomfort and stiffness. Feet are soaked in warm water, fragrantly relaxed and refreshed with essential oils, soothed and softened. They are then massaged using coconut oil, to soothe and hydrate them, easing aches and tiredness. Cooling, refreshing peppermint gel is then massaged in to the feet to complete the treatment.
SUARA SOUND TUNING FORK THERAPY - AMBASSADOR OF SOUND
"Change your vibration, change your life"
Just as a musical instrument can be fine tuned to play at its best, your body can be tuned to achieve optimal health and well being. The human body vibrates with its own natural frequency, when a person becomes unwell this natural frequency is disrupted and can result in imbalances and illness, Sound therapy using tuning forks is a very effective way to bring the body back in to balance. Sound also has a profound effect on our emotions. Listening to music can lift our mood and evoke feelings of happiness.
When listening to the tuning forks the sounds may still the mind, quietening the chatter and internal
dialogue. This brings feelings of peace and in this deeply relaxed state the body and mind can heal.
Tuning Fork Sound Therapy may bring a new vitality and sense of wellbeing. Because the tuning fork sound is deeply relaxing, there may be relief from anxiety and stress, improving low mood and feeling happier and uplifted. The mind can be stilled bringing feelings of peace and calm. Energy and focus may increase and clarity, sharpness of mind and improved concentration. A more restful sleep and decreased insomnia can be experienced. In children there may be improved behaviour and communication, especially children with ADHD, Autism and Asperger's. Hearing difficulties can be improved and relief of tinnitus. The sound therapy may also bring relief from pain, physical and emotional.
The first treatment involves taking details of your medical history, current health issues and talking about what you would like to gain from the treatments. Together we can then create your own unique treatment plan. You will then lay down, listen to the tuning fork sounds and experience the calming of your mind and body and slowly drift in to a deep relaxation.
Sound therapy teacher, Debbi Walker, with whom I trained, has carried out extensive research in to the effectiveness of Tuning Fork Sound Therapy and details of this, together with a huge range of information, can be found on her website www.suarasoundhealing.com
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants for healing and therapeutic purposes. These oils, together with various massage techniques, bring deep relaxation for mind, body and spirit. This treatment soothes, revitalizes and uplifts the spirit and boosts the immune system, enabling the body to heal itself and promoting a general state of well being.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Indian Head Massage originates from India, over a thousand years ago, it focuses on the upper back, neck and shoulders, face and head, helping to release tension, calm the mind, ease eye strain and relieve headaches and migraines. It is also wonderful for the hair, I use warmed organic extra virgin coconut oil and therapeutic oils, massaged in to the scalp.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation, that also promotes healing. it is administered by "laying on hands" and is done over clothing. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through you and around you. Reiki treats the whole person, body,emotions, mind and spirit, bringing deep relaxation and inner peace. It is a simple natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self improvement. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and always creates a beneficial effect. Reiki is suitable for everyone, babies, children, adults and animals.
01579 388807/07947 785 554
I offer unique Sensory Sessions in either a residential care home setting, day care center or in clients homes, for groups or individuals. The sessions are for people with cognitive and physical impairment and other challenging conditions, such as Learning Difficulties, Dementia and neurological disorders such as Huntingdons Disease.
The sessions provide the opportunity to have a multi sensory experience. They are usually in a darkened room with special sensory lights that either project on to walls or are a range of gentle colour changing lights. These lights are very calming and almost hypnotic to watch. There are no harsh flashing lights. Calming relaxation music is played, quite often with the sounds of the sea and a beautiful dvd is shown of the Red Sea, with dolphins,turtles,amazing coloured coral and many other inhabitants of the ocean. During the session I give relaxing aromatherapy hand or foot massages, providing invaluable one to one time and a reassuring touch.
Limitations of movement, vision, hearing, cognitive ability, behavioral difficulties, perception issues, pain and other problems create obstacles to enjoyment of life. A multi sensory experience can transform this, generating a relaxing, calming, safe and caring environment, potentially opening up a whole new world for individuals with cognitive and physical impairments.
A Multi Sensory Environment has been shown to increase concentration, focus attention, awaken memories and to enhance general awareness of the surrounding world, while at the same time promote mental and physical relaxation, calmer and less aggressive behavior and a sense of peace.
I have found the Sensory Sessions to be invaluable and it is an absolute joy to be able to offer them.
1 hour Sensory Session £50
2 hour Sensory Session £90
DRU YOGA - coming soon
Dru Yoga is a graceful and potent form of yoga, based on flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation. Its foundations are firmly set in ancient yogic tradition, working on mind, body and spirit, improving strength and flexibility, creating core stability, building a heightened feeling of positivity and deeply relaxing and rejuvenating your whole being.
Dru is designed to be practised by people of all abilities, all fitness levels and all age groups.
Dru Yoga can help to reduce back pain, improve spine flexibility, increase energy levels, improve breathing, reduce and control stress levels, improve self confidence and self empowerment, enhance mood, balance emotions and help to overcome negative thinking giving peace of mind.
I am currently training to be a Dru Yoga teacher and will be able to teach as a student teacher in May 2018. I will be introducing one or two classes a week until I am fully qualified in 2019 and then I shall be looking to work at various retreats and run several classes.
I have practised various types of yoga over the years but Dru is where my heart is and I absolutely love it. So many of the sequences are like a beautiful graceful dance and yet Dru is powerfully releasing and healing.
My classes will be incorporating sound therapy and massage.
Information taken from druyoga.com