Reflexology & Massage in LeedsAt The Tower Clinic, we offer a wide range of massage therapy treatments, suitable for a wide range of conditions.

What is Holistic Massage Therapy?

With a ‘holistic’ therapeutic massage treatment, you are seen as an individual, taking account of your emotional and mental aspects and lifestyle as much as your physical needs.  The emphasis is on using a range of appropriate massage techniques to help to stimulate the self-healing abilities of the body and to restore the body, mind and spirit to a state of ‘homeostasis’ or balance.  The treatment is performed intuitively, working with what you are bringing into the session on the day and using the appropriate techniques and depth of strokes, rather than performing a given sequence of strokes.

As a remedial treatment, the massage treatment will initially include a 15 minute consultation and assessment to determine the specific issues being presented and to agree an appropriate treatment plan with you.  Treatment involves a wide range of techniques to manipulate and mobilise muscles and other soft tissues. Passive joint mobilisation, stretches and body movement, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and subtle energy work are all incorporated in treatments that are tailored to your individual needs.

Benefits of Holistic Massage

Massage is useful for either regular ‘body maintenance’, as a ‘preventative’ means of managing pain and stress or to address ‘chronic muscular tension and stress-related symptoms’:

  • Pain relief
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Improved mood and relaxation
  • Better immune functioning
  • Better digestion
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Less muscular tension
  • Improved muscle tone
  • Increased mobility and range of motion
  • Better breathing, body awareness and self-image

Common conditions treated with a holistic therapeutic and remedial massage at our clinic include:

  • Chronic pain
  • All forms of muscular and other soft tissue problems, including sciatica, restless legs, frozen shoulder, Tennis and Golfers’ Elbow, neck, shoulder, back pain
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • The effects of depression, anxiety, irritability and poor, restless sleep
  • Arthritis/osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fatigue and other stress-related conditions

Practitioners

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Ioanna Baritaki

Ioanna’s journey starts back in Greece where she was born and raised on the island of Crete. After moving to Athens and finishing her studies in cosmetology in 1993, she got fascinated by holistic treatments. The phrase: ” Νους υγιείς εν σώματι υγιεί”, which the ancient Greeks used to describe that a healthy mind (spirit) inhabits in a healthy body, became her way of living. She soon began to engage holistic treatments initially on herself. Later, she received further special training, in order to help her clients by incorporating holistic treatments into her beauty therapy sessions.

In 2008, she completed the master teacher Reiki degree in the Usui system of natural healing. In 2011 she became an official Karuna Reiki I & II practitioner. Her passion and experience in holistic therapies led her to become an instructor. She gave a variety of seminars with great success, focusing on deep internal relaxation and external pampering of the body and face.

In 2015 she moved to the UK with her family. She soon became a volunteer reiki and holistic massage healer at Yorkshire Cancer Support.

She is a full member of both the UK Reiki Federation and BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology).

She has offered her treatments to hundreds of clients, many of which have praised her skills and talent.

Ioanna loves arts, dance, and travelling, as well as constantly learning new techniques. People close to her describe her as a restless spirit that never stops evolving and searching for the connection between mind body and spirit.

FACIAL TREATMENTS

– Cleansing facial 25 minutes £30
Go a step beyond the traditional facial with a deep cleansing facial, ideal for restoring your skin’s radiance by removing impurities, excess oils, and dead skin cells. Cleanser, peeling, mask, Scalp massage, Hydrating cream.

– Holistic facial 55 minutes £70
It is an incredibly relaxing treatment and gives the mind and body a chance to rest and recharge. It helps refresh the tired and stressed skin, using aromatherapy oils, crystal stones, and lymphatic massage to improve blood circulation and skin elasticity. It includes deep cleansing with steam, exfoliation, mask, and hydration cream.

– Lifting facial 55 minutes £80
This specialized facial is the complete approach to skin health using frankincense intense Age-defying collection, with a 3- peptide complex, target to fine lines, and wrinkles. Powerful age-defying techniques by Chinese massage Gua-sha, living the skin lifted and beautifully radiant. Cleanser, peeling, Lift & Firm face, shoulders and neck massage, Gua-sha tools, face mask, Hands or Scalp massage, serum, eye cream, and moisturizing cream.

– Acne facial 55 minutes £80 (oily, acne prone skin type, not recommended for inflammations or pimples or deeper lumps or nodules)
An alternative treatment, designed to treat the root cause of oily skin. This treatment focuses on making the skin look brighter and refreshed, giving naturally radiant appearance. The use of LED light face mask benefits the skin by reducing breakouts and acne and helps to improve the appearance of skin. Double cleanser, relaxing face, shoulders and neck massage, acne therapy mask (LED Light therapy mask), moisturising cream.

– Wellbeing aromatherapy facial 90 minutes £100
Create the perfect mindful moment with this treatment to purify and re-awaken your skin while aromatherapeutic oils encompass your mind.

Cleanser (deep brush cleanse), aromatherapy massage( facial, shoulders, neck), and Indian head massage, with a blend of oils of your choice, face mask, feet or hands massage, finish with a hydrating cream.

– Deep cleansing facial 2h £150 (Recommendation: For oily skin with large pores)
Deep cleansing facial – ideal for restoring your skin’s radiance by removing impurities, excess oils and dead skin cells. Using steam – which opens up the pores and helps loosen any buildup of dirt – for a deeper cleanse. Opening up the pores also softens blackheads, making them easier to remove. The compilation of warm steam and increase in perspiration, dilates the blood vessels and increases circulation. Also, the use of high-frequency electrotherapy at the end of the treatments, reduces acne -causing bacteria and also contracts the dilated pores. Including double cleanse,( deep brush cleanse), peeling, steam, lymphatic face drainage massage, face mask, scalp massage warmer boots, feet treatments, moisturizing cream, high-frequency electrotherapy.

– Men’s Deep Cleansing Facial & Deep Back Treatment 55 minutes £70
This treatment is ideal for after the gym workout or after work. Leaves men’s skin balanced, clear and smooth. You will feel de-stressed. The therapeutic massage eases tense shoulders and back knots.

Doing the classic facial with specially created products by N.Y.R for the male skin. Natural balms and essential oils help balance, hydrate and revitalise the skin. Includes a relaxing head massage, a deep back exfoliation and massage with essentials oils. Helps to remove the dead skin cells off the back and leaves the skin smooth and tidy.

CLASSIC MASSAGE

-Deep tissue Massage 55 minutes £80
Full body massage using firm pressure to promote relaxation and ease muscle tension. This massage will work out the knots from stressed,overworked muscles and connective tissue to alleviate immediate pain, as well as chronic joint and muscle pain. It also promotes faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation. For best results, get a deep tissue massage every one to two weeks.

– Hot stone massage 55 minutes £80
A deeply relaxing and soothing experience. This treatment involves the right combination of hot basalt stones with essential oils – for a relaxed mind, re-invigorated body and rejuvenated spirit. During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body. Basalt is a type of volcanic rock that retains heat. Hot stone massage may relieve painful situations such as fibromyalgia, a condition that causes widespread chronic pain. Also, hot stones massage has a positive and acute impact on the immune system. In some experiments, blood samples taken before and after the massage showed a decrease in arginine-vasopressin, a hormone that helps regulate blood pressure and water retention. Furthermore, muscle tension; insomnia and stress may benefit from a hot stone massage.

– Indian Head Massage 25minutes £30
Indian Head Massage (IHM) is a very popular and simple therapeutic practice which originates from Ayurveda alternative medicine. The treatment includes kneading and probing of neck and shoulder areas, promoting relaxation, stress and relief. It is usually done while seated and through light clothing. It is a very good combination when performed along with facial massage.

– Deep Relaxing Massage 90 minutes £100
Is a smooth gentle flowing style that promotes general relaxation relieves muscular tension, plus improves circulation and range of movement. This massage is for a deep relaxation. Relaxing massage on the whole body. Starting with the back, neck, shoulders, legs, feet, hands, face and head.

– Deep tissue Lomi Lomi Massage 50 minutes £70
Lomi-Lomi – also known as the loving hands massage – is a traditional ancient Hawaiian massage focusing on long, seamless strokes that glide from one part of the body to another with the help of nut oils. It can soothe the mind while easing tension in the muscles. As with all massages, it improves circulation and immune response. It lowers the blood pressure and slows the heart rate. Also, it increases the flexibility and improves the posture of the body. Due to the nature of this technique, instead of being covered with towels, the recipient will just have one towel or a small sheet, to avoid interrupting the continuous flow of the massage.

– Rejuvenation Face Lift Massage – Course of Six (6) x 55 minutes £350
Rejuvenation massage comes from Rolfing systems techniques which were discovered from Stanley Rosenberg. It uses a combination of Ayurvedic based elements, of indian and japanese facial massage and acupressure (without needles). The massage is focused on the face, scalp, neck and shoulders. This unique massage is designed to remove toxins, improve the energy flow, release puffiness and help with both sinus congestion and headaches. Facial Rejuvenation Massage (aka Natural Lift Face Massage) is a natural non-surgical cosmetic/beauty treatment which aims to improve the facial muscles and reduce the visibility of lines and wrinkles. This treatment may result in improved blood circulation around the face and neck, stress relief, and overall detox. Facial muscles are strengthened and toned, skin elasticity and suppleness returns, creating a natural lifting of the face. The treatment is completed over 6 sessions. Each session focuses on a different area.

-Firm Hip Detoxifying Massage – Course of Six 55 minutes £350
Detox massage is designed to help the body get rid of toxins and promote an overall physical and mental wellbeing. A detox massage is a form of deep tissue massage therapy that focuses on the areas such as buttocks, stomach, abdomen. The lymphatic system helps the body to clean from waste products and harmful substances such as toxins.

– Deep tissue Men’s – Massage 55 minutes £85 (With trigger point massage balls)
Using firm pressure to promote relaxation and ease muscle tension. Focuses on releasing trigger points which are small, tight knots that develop in muscles and may even cause pain in other areas of the body. Working on different parts of the body every time. Release tension, increase the range of motion and relieve from chronic pain with this essential massage. With the use of trigger point massage balls, the results are significant from the first session.

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

– Lymphatic Drainage Massage 50 minute £70
The lymphatic system helps remove toxins, excess fluid and waste products from our bodies and is an important part of our immune system. If our lymphatic system becomes blocked it can lead to ill health and leave us more susceptible to viral or contagious diseases. LDM is both preventative, remedial and can enhance your general well being. It promotes the healing of fractures, torn ligaments and sprains. Many chronic conditions such as sinusitis, rheumatoid arthritis, acne and other skin conditions can be improved. It also relieves from fluid congestion that causes tired puffy eyes and swollen legs and ankles. LDM is an effective component of the treatment and control of lymphoedema (which may occur after cancer treatment). Other benefits are the healing of wounds and burns and the improvement of appearance of old scars. Moreover, it minimises or reduces stretch marks and it can be used to help speed up healing after cosmetic surgery.

– Relaxing wellness Pre & Postnatal Massage 55 minute £80
A pregnancy massage is the best solution to the stress and discomfort of the pregnant. Also helps a faster post pregnancy recovery. Pregnancy has a dramatic effect on the body, but massage can help manage stress, relieve muscle tension and ensure that you are prepared to care for your baby.

– Relaxing wellness Pre & Postnatal Massage with Reiki 55minute £85
Reiki with pregnancy massage is the best system of natural healing that focuses on body energy and is a very effective treatment. Has tremendous benefits for both mother and baby. It encourages deep relaxation, eases back pain,and can help relieve nausea and insomnia. It is also highly effective at calming any worries and anxieties.

– Relaxing Wellness Aromatherapy Remedies Massage 55 minute £70
Using a blend of individually chosen oils. Choose from the following Neal’s Yard Remedies massage oils: DETOX, SOOTHING or AROMATIC. A deeply relaxing massage to remove the knots that usually accumulate around the neck and shoulder area – as a result of overthinking and worrying – that can lead to anxiety; tension; headaches and trouble sleeping. The use of cooling essential oils on pressure points, stimulates the feeling of peacefulness – helping to see things more clearly – and promotes sleep.

Aromatherapy massage is used for a variety of different reasons, including relaxation, pain management, and improved mood. Most of these oils have antiseptic properties, some have antiviral, anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, antidepressant and expectorant properties. Overall, aromatherapy has shown benefits for the following uses: anxiety, depression, insomnia, nausea and pain.

Other properties of the essential oils which are taken advantage of in aromatherapy are their stimulation, relaxation, digestion improvement, and diuretic properties.

– Relaxing Personalized Aromatherapy Remedies Massage with Reiki 55 minutes £85
Professional and specific, using a blend of individual oils, a personal consultation will ensure that you receive a unique treatment to suit your specific needs. Use of essential oils of your choice combined with reiki, the outcome is a complete therapeutic massage.

BALANCING TREATMENTS

– Usui & Karuna Reiki Healing 50 minute £60
Reiki is an ancient form of Japanese healing involving the transference of concentrated natural healing energy. The energy is channelled through the practitioner’s hands to clear, strengthen and heal energy pathways of the body.

Karuna Reiki system is very powerful and helps specific problems such as physical and psychological issues come to the surface to heal. It works faster than traditional Reiki. Many people experience the energy flow not just through the body and arms, but all around the outside as well, so that it completely surrounds the practitioner on its way to the client. Karuna is a Sanskrit word that means compassionate. It’s Evolved out of Usui and Tibetan Reiki from a desire and a knowingness that there is always something greater waiting to be uncovered. It is a Healing way to cleanse the body and the mind.

During the session, the patient remains fully clothed. The practitioner will gently place their hands in various positions on, or just above the patient giving a feeling of relaxation.

– Crystal Healing Remedies 50 minute £60
Crystal healing is an alternative technique in which crystals and other stones are used to cure ailments and protect against disease. Proponents of this technique believe that crystals act as conduits for healing allowing positive healing energy to flow into the body as negative, disease-causing energy flows out. Crystals may be used singly or in patterns. They are placed on sites of pain, on acupuncture points or meridians, or on subtle energy vortexes called chakras. Crystals have the ability to hold and emit energy vibrations. When a crystal is put in a watch, the battery sends a constant charge through the crystal. Some of the many benefits of this treatment is that it purifies and unblocks the body’s energy channels, allowing the energy to flow freely. It is effective for sleeping disorders; headaches and anxiety. This treatment can be combined with reiki healing.

20% discount from the above prices for the first visit

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Andy Kirk

Born Again Sports Massage Therapy was founded and is run by Andy Kirk, a former professional Rugby League player. Andy retired from the sport in 2009, he enjoyed a successful career spanning over 12 years. He began his career playing for Leeds Rhinos, making his Super League debut for the team in 2001. Since then Andy has gone on to play over 200 games in the Super League and The Championship, for clubs including:

  • Leeds Rhinos
  • Salford City Reds
  • Wakefield Trinity
  • Halifax RLFC
  • Widnes Vikings
  • Featherstone Rovers

Andy has a wealth of experience in the needs of professional athletes, thanks to his long career in Rugby League which is one of the most physically demanding sports.
He is also the author of his own autobiography titled ‘Scandalous Freedom’, published in 2020.

As a youngster Andy had a passion for all sports and began playing Rugby League at the tender age of 6 years old. After excelling at sport during his school years and achieved early success by becoming ‘Yorkshire Champion’ in the track & field event, 800 meters at 14 years of age.

Andy began his professional Rugby League career at Leeds Rhinos in 1998. He signed a professional contract as a 16 year old and went on to make his ‘Super League’ debut in 2001 as an 18 year old. He also represented Great Britain Academy in the same year.

Andy played with a number of Great Britain International stars, such as Iestyn Harris, Keith Senior, Barrie McDermott, Danny Mcquire and Kevin Sinfield as well as Australian Internationals such as Tonnie Carrol and Bradley Clyde.

In 2003 Andy moved on loan to Salford City Reds, where he helped them gain promotion to Super League for the 2004 season. During his time at Salford City Reds they had an extremely successful team, winning the NRC Final and Grand Final in 2003. They had managed to stay up in ‘Super League’ after another successful season in 2004. Andy then went on to play for a number of other professional clubs including, Widnes Vikings, Wakefield Wildcats and Halifax RLFC before retiring from the sport in 2009 at Featherstone Rovers RLFC.

Having gained a wealth of experience in one of the toughest professional sports in the world, Andy went on to study for four ITEC Diplomas in ‘Sports massage’, ‘Holistic’ and ‘Complementary’ therapies.

Having suffered with a variety of injuries during his career, Andy understands the frustration injuries bring, not only for professional athletes but for people from all walks of life.

Andy first came across a great ‘Sports Therapist’ very early on in his career whilst playing at Leeds Rhinos and thank God he did! This was former Great Britain International and former England Rugby League Physio, Tommy Smales. Tommy was the best he had have ever come across! Andy learned a great deal from Tommy including many hands on massage techniques to help treat injuries.

Having had a number of Physiotherapists throughout his Rugby career, Andy became frustrated that many used very little hands-on treatment. He found that Sports Massage was a much more effective way of healing and preventing future injuries. Andy often treated his own injuries himself whenever he possibly could.

Sarah Kay

I am an experienced and intuitive multi-skilled practitioner working in the private and voluntary public healthcare sector since 2017. My passion is helping others to greater wellbeing on all levels. I am dedicated to advancing my knowledge and skills for the betterment of people who are ready to create wholeness. I am often referred to by my clients as being a good listener, empathetic, caring, calm, non-judgemental and professional.

Read some of my reviews here.

My website sarahkayholistics.com has full details of the benefits of each of the services I offer. If you are unsure what service is best suited to your needs please contact me on 07940 769352 for a free 15 minute telephone consultation:

Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that encourages the body to balance and heal itself. There are thousands of nerve endings terminating in the feet. These nerve endings are believed to be connected to all the glands, organs and muscles within the body. It is believed that by applying pressure on specific points (reflexes) on the hands and feet the practitioner can work corresponding structures of the body to encourage holistic healing.

However reflexology is viewed, there can be no doubt that what it does provide is a period of time for relaxation where the client has one to one attention and supportive touch in an empathetic listening environment. Reflexology can be used safely alongside standard healthcare to promote better health for clients.

Usually, after a treatment your tension may be reduced, and you might feel relaxed. You might also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving. You may also find that other aspects improve too; however, this happens on an individual basis.


Please see the link below for a YouTube video from the association of Reflexologists explaining ‘What is Reflexology?’
https://youtu.be/z8mWlgKMJZ0

Prices
Reflexology (1st session) £44
Reflexology follow-up 60 mins £40
Facial Reflexology 60 minutes £45
Angelic Reiki 60 minutes £40
Chakra balancing 60 massage and reiki minutes £43

My CPD (continued professional development) includes Aromatherapy for Reflexology, Guided Meditation, Advanced Reflexology, Reflexology to support living with cancer, and Usui Reiki. I am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists, and I am CNHC registered, therefore private healthcare plans should reimburse your treatment, but please check your own plan to confirm this.

My membership numbers are CHNC01380 and AoR 33401.

Thank you for reading, I look forward to meeting you at Tower Clinic!

Best Wishes,
Sarah Kay
MAR, ITEC Dip.


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