Adding different experiences to my therapies is very important to me, as I believe that to engage as many senses as possible throughout a treatment ritual, lifts it from a ‘nice’ treatment to something other-wordly. I want to offer an experiential journey that is remembered long after the treatment has finished, one that encompasses as much holistic expression as possible. Using sound therapy helps to facilitate shifts in our brainwave state from beta (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness) and even reach theta (mediative state) and delta (sleep: where internal healing can occur).
Sound helps create the pathway to this place of stillness the same as a mantra helps you to arrive at the still point of meditation. Various tools used for sound therapy include the voice, drums, Himalayan or Crystal Singing Bowls, tuning forks or Koshi Bells.
The Koshi bell or chime is my tool of choice. Crafted in a workshop at the foot of the Pyrenean mountains, eight chords are welded with silver at the base of a resonance tube made of bamboo, a material renowned for its acoustic quality, the Koshi chime is deep in sound and rich in overtones. There are four melodies, Terra (earth), Aqua (water), Aria (air) and Ignis (fire). I have chosen Aria, or air as I enjoyed this sound the most, and I use it either at the beginning or conclusion of each bespoke treatment.
Since moving to Ash Cottage 8 years ago, coming home has always felt like a therapy to me…Whether it’s the abundance of greenery surrounding the house, being nestled in the woods, all cool and languid in the summer heat, or sitting out looking over the fields, the home to several horses gently grazing all day long. I would find it hard to live anywhere else.
Many of my clients’ see this little slice of the Cotswolds as their ‘retreat’. Indulging in a beautiful facial or de-stressing with a long, slow massage, with a wellbeing retreat vibe to boot really adds to the experience they say, which is wonderful to hear. For me, adding extra layers of sensory stimulation to a therapy is so important, and one that I strive to make special for each and every person I treat.
From the deep inhalations and breath work, using the purest essences to stimulate the memory-evoking limbic system, to the koshi chime sound healing at the end, it all adds up to ensure the best experience for each and every therapy.
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Best, Julie x
All therapy work is on a bespoke basis, so every treatment experience is tailored to each individual person. Julie now offers therapy by booking time rather than specific treatments, this allows for a very personal tailor-made therapy journey. Clients will experience some or all of the following modalities depending on their requirements:
Sound healing, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy, facial therapies, acupressure, shiatsu, reflexology, hot stone therapy, Gua Sha facial work, lymphatic work and reiki.
Times and prices:
30 minutes – £40:00
60 minutes – £65:00
90 minutes – £95:00
120 minutes – £125:00
If you would like to enquire about booking, please use the contact page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.