Holistic wellbeing

At the Abundance Clinic and Dragonfly Therapies, we work on a holistic basis to improve wellbeing, which means that we offer a selection of complimentary services that consider the whole person, rather than just the symptoms presented.


Massage therapy

Massage is the manipulation of soft body tissue and muscles for therapeutic purposes and it is an ancient healing art, using various movements to promote the circulation of the blood and lymph, relaxation of muscles, relief from pain, restoration of metabolic balance and many other physical and mental benefits.

“Massage therapy has been noted to relax the nervous system by slowing heart rate and blood pressure. Stress and pain hormones are also decreased by massage, reducing pain and enhancing immune function” – Dr. Tiffany Field, Head of Touch Research Institute, University of Miami Medical School.

The fingers, hands, forearms and elbows are used to manipulate the muscles and soft tissue, with variations in focus and technique creating different types of massage.

Swedish holistic massage has a general focus and uses long strokes, kneading and circular movements, vibration and tapping. Whereas deep tissue massage is more targeted, to reach deep muscles and concentrate on specific areas of concern or pain. Indian head massage applies pressure to certain points on the neck, shoulders and head using a variety of techniques. Techniques can be adapted to address the changes your body goes through when you are pregnant, with a pregnancy massage. Not sure what type of massage you need? Read more here.

To find out more about what happens during a massage treatment, read here.


Reiki energy healing

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) means ‘universal life energy’ and is a force that flows through all living things, enlivening the body as well as the emotions and thoughts. The knowledge that an unseen life energy flows through all living things and is connected to the quality of health has been part of the wisdom of many cultures since ancient times and since the last century, this energy has been partly measured and seen by Kirilian photography and is also connected to theories in Quantum Physics.

There is a field of energy around the physical body called the Aura, which life energy flows through and also pathways called Chakras and Meridians within the physical body. Life energy can become disrupted, blocked and unbalanced, which can manifest itself as symptoms in the physical body, negative thoughts and emotional upset. Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy, clearing and balancing the energy pathways.

The Reiki healer is a channel through which this energy flows.


Therapeutic counselling

If you became physically ill, the likelihood is that you would visit a doctor or seek some form of remedy to heal yourself. It is equally as important to visit an appropriate professional and seek remedies for mental and emotional health. The human mind is incredibly complex and at Dragonfly Therapies, we understand these complexities and can help you to gain self-awareness and personal insight. If you would like to read more about how counselling can help you, please see here.

Counselling is carried out by trained therapists and is a process that recognises that each person is unique with unique experiences. It is a talking therapy that is guided by psychological theories about the causes of problems and the methods needed to help.

The process of counselling is a confidential form of helping, which values and seeks to elicit each client’s innate internal resources, coping abilities and strengths. Counsellors may help clients with specific problems in the present and may also support them with long-term problems stemming from the past too.

Please submit an enquiry or book a session.

Alternatively, if you are interested in our intensive and solution-focussed Assisted Inner Alchemy service, please see here for more details.


Nutrition advice

Do you want to lose or gain weight in a healthy and sustainable way?

Do you want to optimise your nutrition?

Do you need help with pre or post-natal nutrition?

At Abundance Clinic and Dragonfly Therapies, we have a thorough understanding of the essentials of nutrition and weight management, which we can apply through the prescription of sound and effective dietary advice. Our clients also benefit from our counselling expertise, which means that we are able to identify barriers to change and help them overcome those, by motivating them to achieve their goals. Good health requires good nutrition and we hope to show you how to enjoy your food while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


Lifestyle consultation

With so much available information about health and wellbeing, it can sometimes be hard to know where to start when you want to make healthy adjustments. At the Abundance Clinic, we know that interventions can be made at body, mind and spirit to bring about an improvement in wellbeing and that by working holistically with the whole person, lifestyle changes can be made to promote lasting health and vitality.

Draw upon our expertise by having a lifestyle consultation with us. We will carry out a holistic review of your lifestyle and prepare a recommendation report with suggested adjustments to help you take action to increase your overall wellbeing including your physical, mental and emotional health, with or without further support from us.

Submit an enquiry or book a consultation.