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By West Norwood Therapies Team, Dec 23 2019 09:56AM

Yoga teacher, Reflexologist and Reiki practitioner Laura Devonshire introduces her new Tibetan Singing Bowl session on Sunday evenings in 2020 to coincide with each Full Moon - bliss!



Sound has been used as a tool for meditation, prayer and healing for thousands of years across many different cultures.



Tibetan Singing Bowls create beautiful and powerful multi-layered pulses of sound that affect our brainwaves. During sound healing the singing bowls entrain the brain to move from Beta brainwaves, our normal waking state to Theta brainwaves that are dominant in deep mediation. It is in theta that our senses withdraw from the external world and focus within.



Our bodies are made up of millions and millions and MILLIONS of atoms and molecules that form our cells, tissues and organs. With quantum physics we acknowledge that all atoms vibrate and emit their own frequency.



Through sound healing we are working to restore and rebalance the vibrational frequency in all the cells, tissues, organs of the whole body. Encouraging equilibrium and homeostasis for the body, mind and soul.



Some of the benefits include:


* A deep sense of relaxation and rejuvenation

* Promotes deeper sleep

* Deepens meditative states

* Increased energy levels

* Increased levels of concentration

* It can release old emotional traumas

* Physical pain can be alleviated



Laura offers the following treatments at West Norwood Therapies:



1:1 Sound Massage: The bowls are placed directly on the body and chimed to feel powerful vibrations. Our bodies consist of more than 65% water, if you visualise a stone dropped in water, the ripple effect is the same for the vibrations travelling through the cells in our body, simultaneously relaxing and rebalancing them.



1:1 Sound Therapy: A deeply relaxing treatment where the bowls are placed around the body mapped to the seven main chakras. The bowls are chimed in a sequence to bring balance to each of the chakras and their corresponding areas of the body.



1:1 Appointments are available Thursdays between 11.00am-5.00pm and Fridays 3.30pm-6.30pm.



Group Sound Baths: This is a group session for a maximum of 7 people. A calm and relaxing space inviting everyone to make themselves comfortable for the sound immersion. Full Moon Sound Baths will take place on the following Sunday evenings, 6.30-7.30pm:



19th January


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13th December






By West Norwood Therapies Team, Dec 5 2019 11:38AM

Reflexologist Laura Devonshire explains what happens when you come for a reflexology appointment.

*Laura is running a special offer during December 2019 *



Your first Reflexology treatment includes in-depth personal consultation to understand your medical and lifestyle history, this is to ensure the treatment is tailored specifically to your needs and requirements.


Laura will make you comfortable with bolster support for your knees and ankles. It is only necessary to remove your shoes and socks for the treatment as pressure will only be applied to the feet and lower legs. Laura may also treat the hands if necessary.


There are many different reactions one can experience during a treatment and each person responds differently, also understanding it can change with each treatment depending on what you are experiencing and how you are feeling on that particular day.


One may experience some of the following reactions; changes in temperature, changes in emotions: feeling the need to laugh, cry or sigh. Feeling of being in a deep meditative state or on occasion falling asleep. One may experience visualisations, different tingling sensations across the body or feelings of some pain and discomfort over specific reflex points.


The treatment closes with a foot massage using a soothing and nourishing organic cream and grounding to gently bring you round. It’s important to drink plenty of water to help with the clearing and cleansing process.


You can feel the effects of the treatment in the following days as reflexology continues working to achieve a state of homeostasis. Based on your needs and requirements you can discuss follow up sessions that can either form part of a complete treatment plan or be stand-alone for relaxation and balance.


Laura is a qualified Preconception and Pregnancy Reflexology Practitioner.







By West Norwood Therapies Team, Nov 11 2019 08:04AM

Our new reflexologist (and yoga teacher, reiki and tibetan sound bowl practitioner) Laura Devonshire introduces this fabulous treatment and shares the benefits that can be gained from treatment.




Reflexology is a natural, holistic and non-invasive therapy that helps the body engage its own self-healing processes on a physical, emotional and energetic level.


It works on the premise that our feet and hands are a microcosm of the body with all organs, glands and structures mapping to corresponding reflex points through a system of zones and energy channels, addressing all the main systems of the body.


It is estimated that 75% of illnesses are caused by stress. Reflexology works to rebalance the body and mind, encouraging a state of relaxation to ease stress and anxiety, releasing toxicity held in the internal organs and muscles.


On a physical level Reflexology alleviates joint and muscular pain. It improves circulation, increases lymphatic drainage helping with detoxification. It brings balance into the physiological systems and structures, stimulating hypo-active and sluggish areas and calming hyperactive, over-productive parts.

On an emotional and energetic level Reflexology eases tension, allows for clearer thinking, improved concentration, relief of fear and frustration and encourages a greater sense of wellbeing and wholeness.


Reflexology provides great fertility support with preconception helping to bring the body and hormones into a state of equilibrium, encouraging and regulating menstrual cycles, boosting blood circulation to the reproductive areas and reducing stress levels helping to prepare both physically and emotionally.

Pregnancy Reflexology supports mum –to-be through the many significant changes her body is constantly responding and adapting as baby grows. Pregnancy Reflexology alleviates the physical aches and pains, sooth digestive discomforts, aids energy levels and provides much needed relaxation.


The following is an extensive but not complete, list of conditions and symptoms Reflexology can help with: * acne *anxiety *arthritis *asthma *back pain *digestive problems fibromyalgia *gynecological problems *headaches and migraines *hormonal disturbances *insomnia *kidney/urinary problems *low energy *muscular and joint pain *PMS *prostate problems *sciatica *skin conditions.


There may be times when it is not appropriate to use Reflexology; if you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Laura.







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