Therapies and services in Harrogate and Leeds
HEALING THERAPIES, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS AND GROUPS
The biggest myth about hypnosis is that you’ll lose control – don’t worry, you won’t! Hypnosis is very similar to visualisation, deep relaxation or meditation. It feels like daydreaming and you will have been in hypnosis many times before. Watching TV, drifting off to sleep, driving on autopilot …. These states are usually hypnotic states. When in hypnosis we access the subconscious mind which doesn’t differentiate between fact and fiction. This allows positive suggestions to be taken on as real suggestions and repetition will make these suggestions seem more and more realistic. It also means that negative beliefs, responses or behaviours can be released from the subconscious mind which is important so that positive suggestions and beliefs choices or actions can be more prominent. I am a Hypnoslimmer consultant, I specialise in Hypnobirthing, Fertility, Pain, Stress and Anxiety Elimination.
BALANCE YOUR CHI
Acupressure is a therapy developed over 5,000 years ago as an important aspect of Asian, especially Chinese, medicine. It uses precise finger placement and pressure over specific points along the body. These points follow specific channels, known as meridians – the same channels used in acupuncture
I offer 3 types of pregnancy massage the first is seated. During this massage you remain fully clothed and no oils are used.
You sit on a special chair with your face resting in a cradle, looking down towards the floor, with supports for your arms. Your back and neck are completely relaxed while I work to relieves muscle tension using pressure points to get to the centre of those tight achy areas of you neck shoulders back and hips.
The second is Hydrotherm. With this massage system I use warm water-filled cushions on top of my regular massage couch. Your entire massage is carried out while you are face-up, laying on your back. This massage can be with essential oils or without. I slide my hands between you and the pads to give you your full body deeply relaxing massage experience. The third is a classical prenatal massage where you lay on you side during the massage, I use a variety of bolsters and special cushions to ensure you are warm, comfortable and relaxed.
With my Reiki therapy, patients claim to feel deeply relaxed and renewed after each session. I’m a Reiki Master and also teach Reiki, my courses are accredited with the CMA. I love that just a few treatments can make an enormous difference to your health.
AN ANCIENT SCIENCE
The AromaTouch Technique is a simple yet powerful way to provide every individual with an essential oil experience.
TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE
AN ANCIENT SCIENCE
Thai massage works on the belief that tightened muscles lead to the diminished flow of energy in your body. When energy can't flow freely, you become inflexible, suffer pain and feel stiff. Over time, this leads to shortened muscles and connective tissue that affects your posture, immunity and organ function.
The pressing techniques used in Thai massage are designed to increase blood circulation to facilitate the better flow of oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. It also helps your body naturally get rid of waste, such as metabolic byproducts and carbon dioxide, more efficiently.
Adding stretching to the massage process helps relax the muscles further, so they naturally regain natural flexibility and tone. You'll relieve chronic stiffness and experience improved mobility.
THAI FOOT MASSAGE/ REFLEXOLOGY
BALANCE YOUR CHI
Thai foot massage uses the ancient art of Thai reflexology to provide an enjoyable, relaxing, and rejuvenating experience that heals the mind, body, and soul. Thai foot massage techniques detoxify and purify the body, helping relieve stress and tension, decrease fatigue, foster good health and mental serenity, and restore balance. During a Thai foot massage, also known as Thai foot reflexology, pressure is applied to specific areas of the soles of the feet. In turn, a reflex reaction occurs in another part of the body, which is stimulated by the manipulation of a specific part of the foot.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE/
AN ANCIENT SCIENCE
This incredible hair and scalp treatment is performed with scented herbal oil to nourish the hair, relax the mind and to release tension in the head, neck and upper back area. In addition, it has an overall effect on the whole body as it acts straight on the central nervous system liberating from many stress related conditions like headaches. A selection of marma points, are manipulated to direct the flow of energy in a correct and balanced way thus enabling the release of pain and tension.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Hot stone massage is a speciality massage where I use smooth, heated stones as an extension of my hands, or I may place them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so that I can work more deeply, more effectively, more quickly.
CALM PREGNANCY PACKAGES
You can learn amazing and powerful techniques to have a calm and enjoyable birthing experience either in a small group or one to one. There are options for those who have experienced Hypnobirthing before and for those who've left it to the last minute.
THREE DIMENSIONAL MASSAGE
Hydrotherm is a deep and profoundly relaxing massage technique, surpassing both the effects and benefits of conventional massage therapy.
The world’s first three dimensional massage experience with no more turning over and absolutely ideal for those with mobility difficulties.
Hydrotherm has created the best massage during pregnancy, the specialist training I have received means that it is perfectly safe right thought your pregnancy.
PRE AND POST SPORT MASSAGE AND MUSCLE TAPING
Whether you are a competitive athlete, a weekend warrior or someone simply trying to keep up a healthy level of fitness, regular Sports Massage can provide many benefits.
Sports Massage can help reduce injuries and increase performance by utilizing different soft tissue release techniques.
These techniques can loosen tightness and tension increase your range of motion and/or flexibility, speed up recovery by increasing local circulation and reducing inflammation and help with the rehabilitation of sports-related injuries.
If you have an event or competition coming up, I can help get you there feeling great!
HOT OIL MASSAGE
This treatment is designed by Amanda Joy having many years’ experience offering a variety of massage. It is one of the most popular treatments which covers full body and is very therapeutic. During this massage, I apply special warming oils that aid relaxation and muscle tension. The oil applied is warm to aid blood flow and deepens the relaxation experienced. You will feel tremendously relaxed and rejuvenated after this process. You cannot get this therapy anywhere else, Its unique. In a typical session hot, warming oils are applied, and a variety of massage techniques are used to loosen muscle tension and relieve pain. This massage includes foot and head massage.
MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION
A VARIETY OF CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS.
If you are like most people, you lead a very busy life, you may find your mind is full. Perhaps you struggle to focus or are multi tasking all the time. Perhaps you do most things automatically without even thinking about them. Life is one thing after another, in a mechanical way. Perhaps you have moments where you are caught up in your thoughts of the past, or concerns of the future. If so this course is for you.
TRANSFORMATIVE GROUPS AND WORKSHOPS
HOSTED BY EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD
Reiki training First degree to Master Practitioner. Inner Child, Meditation Leader, EFT, Professional supervision.
INCREASE FERTILITY NATURALLY
Tailor-made sessions to support you physically and mentally to prepare for growing your family. Therapies aim to reduce stress and increasing feelings of calm and relaxation.
Restoring the physical, mental and emotional balance
through relaxation, positive cognitive changes, visualisation, changes to diet, exercise and lifestyle
Restoring hormonal balance, regulating the natural balance in the autonomic nervous system, regulating and restoring healthy immune system function.
Decreasing negative self-talk and excessive worry will help restore emotional and physical balance and ensure that these changes are maintained.
Identifying and resolving issues which may be preventing conception (unconscious or conscious resistance).
Joy in Birthing Hypnobirthing Antenatal Group Course
mind heal your body
A Natural Way to Heal
My name is Amanda Joy I am based in North Yorkshire and The North East of England. I am delighted to welcome you to my website. Please allow me to share with you a little about who I am.
I am a massage therapist with over 20 years of experience. I have qualified in many different specialist areas of massage, from very gentle Aroma Touch massage to Deep Tissue, Thai Massage, and Acupressure.
Working with me usually involves an assessment of your needs and requirements and I have a range of skills and techniques I can incorporate into a massage treatment that can loosen tension, reduce discomfort or simply bring about a sense of deep relaxation.
As an experienced clinical hypnotherapist, I’ve helped many people reach their goals, overcome fears and let go of unwanted thoughts and behavior.
Personal development, Hypnotherapy and Meditation have been part of my own personal journey and as a therapist, I empower my clients by giving them the skills and tools they need to move forward in their lives.
My background is in care work and Nursing. For many years I cared for patients who were quadriplegic, ventilated and who had neurological pain. This led me to have an interest in working to reduce pain of all types. I specialise and offer massage for people with Fibromyalgia, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Post Viral Fatigue Syndromes, Parkinson’s and Chronic Pain.
I offer Pregnancy Massage, Sports Injury Massage and a range of bespoke deeply relaxing treatments too.
I often combine massage treatments with clinical hypnotherapy and meditation. My unique approach addresses the mind and body as a whole. I truly believe the answers to all our challenges in life are within us and with a holistic approach, I feel I can offer the solutions to multitudes of issues.
I often work with people who have depression or who are experiencing a wide variety of negative emotions. Hypnotherapy helps a person learn to reduce and/or better control feelings of anxiety, stress, and sadness.
Hypnotherapy is also used to treat negative behaviours that could be worsening a person’s health and wellbeing. These behaviours may include smoking, drinking too much, addictions, poor eating and sleepless nights.
Hypnotherapy gets to the root of the problem whilst you are feeling very relaxed and helps you to overcome fears phobias, challenges and move you forward to become the person you feel you should be or the person you really want to be.
I am a Hypnoslimmer consultant. I help people to address and overcome food addictions, reconnect with food in a positive way and reduce their body shape and size. I also offer the Hypnotic Gastric Band.
I help people to build their confidence, self-esteem, motivation, set objectives and give them clarity and perspective in their lives. I teach weekly meditation classes in Harrogate.
I am always happy to answer questions; you’ll never know how I can help till you ask. All first sessions include a free health and wellbeing consultation to enable me to offer you a bespoke treatment, you can also choose your holistic treatment from my treatment menu. I am available to speak to you in person or by phone, simply fill in the form below and I will get back to you as soon as I can or book in online.
Heal your body naturally and live well.
20 Bower Road, Harrogate.