One of the most popular spa treatments for cancer patientsFeb 08, 2022
One of the most popular spa treatments that we provide for cancer patients is our Balanced Body and Mind massage. Like all of our oncology touch treatments, it can be tailored to individual needs, and while it works on a physical level, the use of chakra oils also provides relief and support on an emotional and mental level as well.
What is the Balanced Body and Mind massage?
Balance Body and Mind is designed to be a restorative spa treatment that addresses the emotional needs of clients. It is similar to our oncology massage in terms of the movements and techniques that are used, but it also uses the seven chakras and corresponding oils to focus on emotional wellbeing.
The treatment is designed to be suitable for cancer patients, as are all of our therapies. However, it’s also popular with anyone in need of emotional and wellbeing support - and let’s be honest, most of us could do with that every once in a while.
The seven chakras and our unique blended oils
As you may already know, the chakras are thought to be the energy centres of the body with different ones corresponding to different areas of holistic wellness. Using crystals and essential oils alongside practices like yoga, meditation and massage, we can channel therapeutic effects.
The blended oils that we have created are unique to Jennifer Young to target the seven chakras. They hinge on Jennifer’s own in depth knowledge of essential oils and aromatherapy as well as skincare and oncology touch treatments.
Calm, balance and patience: the crown chakra
The crown chakra represents the highest level of consciousness and enlightenment. Amethyst crystals are said to increase personal spirituality and enhance intuition, with a soothing energy for peacefulness and happiness. Our oil supports those outcomes by using frankincense, neroli, bergamot, lime, patchouli and sandalwood.
Peace, light and hope: the third eye chakra
The third eye chakra is for forgiveness and compassion. In treatments, the lepidolite can be used as a calming stone to help with feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. Our dedicated Third Eye chakra oil contains frankincense, rosewood and patchouli all of which support mood and also have topical benefits for the skin.
Clarity, honesty and healing: the throat chakra
The throat chakra is the centre of communication, creativity and self expression. Turquoise crystals are thought to help promote clear and honest communication, and our essential oil helps by containing lavender, ylang ylang, geranium and lime.
Love, romance and sensuality: the heart chakra
The heart chakra is about compassion, affection and personal growth. Fittingly, the rose quartz is used in treatments for its powerful effect on emotional healing, while our oil helps with lavender, lemon, orange, patchouli, bergamot and geranium.
Success, fortune and prosperity: the solar plexus chakra
The solar plexus chakra is where all physical energy is distributed. It powers our creativity and is the source of feelings of satisfaction. The citrine is the crystal associated with happiness and joy as well as good fortune, luck and prosperity. Our oil works with warming and stimulating essential oils including cardamom, lemon, ginger and lime.
Courage, confidence, power: the sacral chakra
The sacral chakra is where we develop an inward sense of self, and an outward awareness of others, improving the way we relate to emotions. The rich beauty of the carnelian crystal is said to give protective energy over resentment and anger both towards ourselves and from others. Meanwhile, our oil contains cardamom, bergamot, lime, patchouli, ylang ylang and frankincense for emotional wellbeing and to help ease stress.
Intimacy, vitality and passion: the root chakra
The root chakra is associated with grounding, and the ruby red garnet crystal is thought to help in grounding dreams, bringing abundance, prosperity, self-confidence, inspiration and creativity. Our oil contributes to those outcomes containing benzoin, frankincense, myrrh, patchouli, vetiver and lavender.
Creating bespoke spa treatments
The other reason that spas and spa therapists are particularly fond of our chakra oils, is that they can be used to create your own bespoke spa treatments. They can also be added to retail areas to be purchased as gifts or given to clients as a way of continuing feelings of wellness at home.
The oils can be chosen based upon the individual’s needs, concerns, stresses, or thoughts. They can also be incorporated into meditation or yoga or applied to pulse points to help with feelings of relaxation, confidence, and positivity.
Beautiful spa destinations including Ragdale Hall and Cowshed use them beautifully in their therapies, showcasing their skill and adding to the wellbeing experiences of their guests.
If you would like to find out more about training in our Balanced Body and Mind massage treatment, follow the link below or contact our team for more information.