Claire Hay: Holistic, Deep Tissue Massage & Reflexology
Wednesdays 15.00-21.00; other days and times may be available.
Claire was inspired to become a reflexology practitioner after personally experiencing the benefits of reflexology and she hopes to pass on similar positive experiences to others. Claire was taught at the London Reflexology Academy, graduating with a Level 5 Centralia Reflexology Mastership and has been practising in Bristol since her move in July 2017. This diverse, high level qualification means that she is able to offer treatments to help with a wide range of health conditions; subfertility/pregnancy related issues and treatments for those in palliative care. Her anatomy, physiology and pathology knowledge from her training enables her to provide clinical treatments, uniquely tailored to each client, by assessing their overall physical and emotional health and lifestyle. This holistic approach aspires to determine the root of the client’s concern, whilst addressing the immediate effects it may be having on their body. Along with a fresh enthusiasm for the therapy she has a real desire to help and heal.
Claire has also trained in massage at the Cotswold Academy in Cirencester. Her qualifications include ITEC Level 3 holistic massage and deep tissue massage. As with her reflexology treatments, the consultation process can enable her to adapt the massage to each individual to gain the maximum benefits for the client, leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
If you are unsure which treatment would be best suited for you please feel free to call or email Claire to discuss her therapies using the contact information below.
Holistic massage techniques can have a lighter pressure in order to work the superficial layer of muscles or a stronger pressure to work the deeper layers. The techniques are beneficial to increase circulation of blood and lymph, soften and relax tissues, reduce cortisol (the stress hormone) levels in the body, and provide a general sense of relaxation. Deep tissue massage strokes are slower and stronger to stretch and lengthen the muscles for a slow release of tension. This style of massage provides better alignment of the muscles and less restrictions in joints, improving movement and function.
Claire’s massage treatment may combine different techniques from holistic massage and deep tissue massage depending on the client’s needs and depending if they want a stronger therapy or a lighter, more relaxing approach.
There will be a brief consultation prior to the treatment in order for Claire to assess your physical health and wellbeing and adjust the massage accordingly.
Reflexology is a natural, complementary therapy that uses touch and pressure on the hands or feet to improve a person’s health and wellbeing. All parts of the body are mapped out on the soles of the feet and palms of the hands, commonly known as ‘reflexes’. The practitioner’s fingers and thumbs are used to apply pressure and stimulate these reflex areas corresponding to specific parts of the body. Pressure on these reflexes improves circulation to the mapped areas via channels such as arteries, veins, nerves and lymphatics. This triggers the body’s natural healing potential, dissolving blockages and restoring balance.
Initial treatments with Claire include a short consultation process in order to deliver a comprehensive, investigative and relaxing reflexology treatment, carefully tuned to the client’s needs.
Level 5 Centralia Reflexology Mastership (London Reflexology Academy)
Basic Fast Track with additional Advanced Techniques in Vertical Reflex Therapy (Booth VRT)
Reflexology and Movement VRT Techniques to improve function and reduce pain (Booth VRT)
ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage (Cotswold Academy)
Deep Tissue Massage Techniques (Cotswold Academy)
Full member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists
Insured with Balens
Reflexology - 1 hour - £35
Massage - 1 hour - £40
A consultation is included in this time for initial appointments.
Tel: 07745 893 774
For more information please visit Claire’s website: www.albaclinic.com
Other days and times for treatments can be arranged on an individual basis, please contact Claire directly.