Butterfly Touch Therapies Limited offers complementary holistic treatments in Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, Reiki Attunement, Baby Massage and Indian Head Massage.
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Butterfly Touch Therapies also provides Specialist CPD Oncology Training
Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care e-Learning
Massage - Reflexology - Reiki
Reflexology therapy is believed to have originated from Egypt and China around 5,000 years ago; where the feet and hands were worked on to promote good health and well being.
Each area of the foot relates to specific organs, limbs and glands of the body. Reflexology therapy is used to stimulate, tone, relax and strengthen the whole mind- body system and helps the body to re-balance. The fingers and thumbs are used to apply pressure to minute reflex points in and around the feet
Craniosacral originates from Osteopathy and has been developed from discoveries about the body's subtle physiology made by Osteopaths in the USA around 100 years ago.
These findings show a rhythmic movement in all cells in the body which is vital to life. This was named the 'craniosacral motion' and is so subtle that it is barely measurable with instruments, but a trained therapist is able to perceive it.
Craniosacral therapists are trained to feel this subtle motion in the body through their hands and can use it to find where there is congestion or restriction.
Reiki is a gentle, safe and holistic system of healing working to harmonise, heal and balance the body, mind, emotions and spirit.
The word Reiki is Japanese in origin and is made up of two words: rei, meaning 'spiritual' and ki, meaning 'energy' and refers to the life force within us and around us – the life force of the entire universe. The word Reiki is pronounced Rey-kee in the west and Lay-kee in Japan. Reiki is also a system of healing and spiritual development as taught by Dr Usui, the founder of Reiki.
Baby Massage - THE IMPORTANCE OF TOUCH - there is no single therapeutic tool can be compared in efficiency with this familiar but perfect tool… THE HUMAN HAND.
Touch is a primary human need, rooted in human culture. Massage has been used throughout history to ease childbirth, assist in recovery and soothe babies throughout all parts of the world. The practice of massaging infants has been used for centuries in India passed down from generation to generation.
Equally in Nigeria, the principle of infant massage is used as a welcome rite to the infant's new life by all those who attend and assist with the birth.
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world. It works on both the physical and spiritual levels, transmitting a life giving energy that assists all systems of the body to repair and renew themselves.
The benefits of Indian head massage are many; it relaxes the muscles, nerves, bones and the whole body. As the Indian head massage increases circulation, it helps to relieve tension and reduces pain. It also promotes a deeper and more natural breathing pattern which aids sleep. The psychological benefits include alleviating stress and anxiety by creating a feeling of peace and calm.
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I found the workshop explained a lot about what it is like to work with cancer patients, and all over awareness about the benefits of what we can do to support cancer clients and carers
Excellent information shared giving confidence to work within an integrated setting
Fantastic Cancer Care workshop today. Marie is very friendly & approachable. Course was interesting & informative. Thanks Marie x
What I liked best about the workshop was that it seemed like a discussion more than a lecture – made it more interesting, friendly and approachable
I loved all of it
Amazing training session drivered with a wealth of knowledge!
The workshop has made me more knowledgeable, I now feel a lot more confident and comfortable
Thank you Marie, excellent cancer care work shop today in Durham, lots of really good info I can put into practice, very enjoyable, feeling motivated!
What I liked best was the discussion and quantity of information
The cancer care workshop really reinforced the awareness that therapies are very effective and have a massive role to play in cancer care – both for carer/relatives and the patient