Marianne offers treatments in therapeutic bodywork: holistic massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, indian head massage and bowen technique. She is an experienced practitioner, with over 20 years in practice, and is a member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (www.ifparoma.org) and Association of Reflexologists (www.aor.org.uk).
She works with women pre-conception and during pregnancy and as a Certified Infant Massage Instructor also offers individual or group workshops in Developmental Baby Massage. She is passionate about the benefits of massaging our babies and this unique approach, combining simple massage and movement, is very easy to learn.
Marianne has extensive experience of working with older people, treating patients at a private hospital in Oxford since 2002 and working as a volunteer for Age UK as part of the “Sole Mates” foot care team (www.ageuk.org.uk). She has also been a tutor for Oxfordshire Adult Learning since 1995, teaching regular workshops in Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Relaxation Techniques across Oxfordshire.
Continually exploring and adding new techniques, Marianne brings a passion for natural health and well-being to her work, sessions are usually deeply relaxing & re-energising, allowing you space to reconnect with yourself. More detailed information on some of her therapies is below. If you would like to book an appointment to see Marianne, please contact our receptionist on 01865 558561. Marianne works on Wednesdays at the clinic.
Aromatherapy uses essential oils, extracted from the flowers, fruit, seeds, leaves, bark or root of certain plants. These highly aromatic extracts, sometimes described as the “life-blood of the plant”, each have their own individual profile, and are used in combination with massage in an aromatherapy treatment. Following an initial consultation, a blend of essential oils is chosen specifically for you, to help address a specific condition or to help you to relax or feel re-energised. Pure, organic vegetable oils of the highest quality are used to blend the essential oils for massage.
Reflexology is the application of pressure to specific points on the feet (or, less usually, the hands) which are believed to correspond to different areas, organs or systems of the body. It can be used to treat people of all ages to help restore balance and induce deep relaxation.
Indian Head Massage
A deeply relaxing and invigorating treatment which focuses on the upper back, neck, scalp and face. Pressure can be firm or more gentle, depending on what is needed for you as an individual and the treatment is performed with you either seated or relaxing back on the massage couch, with or without oil. Indian Head Massage may help to relieve stress, fatigue, headaches, sinus problems, tension in the jaw, eye area and in the upper body as a whole. The result is often felt as a profound sense of calm and well-being.