About Totally Holistic Health
Have you been looking for natural ways of relieving the symptoms of stress?
Do you suffer from muscular aches and pains, depression, or insomnia?
Do you suffer from frequent colds and feel run down?
Holistic Therapies can be useful in alleviating the symptoms and aiding the healing related to the above conditons. They can help to boost the immune system, enhancing physical and emotional health.
Totally Holistic Health was founded by Julie Elder, a fully qualified therapist who specialises in providing complementary therapies such as reflexology, massage and the Bowen Technique in the North Cheshire and South Manchester area.
Stress can be a major factor in most illnesses. It can make the body vulnerable to all sorts of infections by depressing the body’s immune system.
Holistic therapies help the body to be able to deal with stress better by inducing a feeling of wellbeing, helping the body to relax therefore helping to eliminate stress, tension and toxins from the body.
Julie aims to be able to provide her clients when required with advice on relaxation techniques and nutritional advice to enable them to maintain excellent health and wellbeing for both the body and mind.
With this in mind Totally Holistic Health has created a regular newsletter in which information is provided on therapies, natural health advice, information on the natural treatment of medical conditions as well as special promotions.
Julie Elder is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, the International Council of Holistic Therapists, The Complementary and Natural Therapy Council, The Bowen Academy of Australia (BowTech) and the International Guild of Professional Practitioners (now known as Embody).
Totally Holistic Health prides itself in providing personalised treatments for each individual. Customer service and maintaining a close communication with clients is of the utmost importance. Regular customer satisfaction surveys, newsletters and continued professional development are all ways in which Julie is able to provide her clients with the high standard of service and expertise that is required.
Totally Holistic Health also stocks organic natural skincare and bodycare ranges from Essentially Yours. Please call for details.
Totally Holistic Health offers complementary therapy in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport and is within easy reach of Manchester, Altrincham, Wilmslow, Macclesfield, Marple and surrounding areas.
Aromatherapy - is the art of using natural essential oils to help restore the body. The massage combines the therapeutic touch of massage with the properties of the essential oils to provide a holistic treatment for the body and mind. Benefits of aromatherapy massage can include: stress relief, it can help physical and emotional symptoms and can boost the immune system. It can help to improve blood circulation and help aid lymphatic drainage. It can enhance physical and emotional health.
A selection of oils are offered to the client and it is the client who then chooses which oils they wish to include in the blend as they will psychologically choose an oil that is suitable for them.
Benefits of Baby/Infant Massage
• Studies have suggested that physical contact is good for babies, improving their breathing, circulation, digestion and growth.
• Stimulates brain development and provides a good source of sensory and muscle stimulation, which is beneficial to all babies, but may be particularly good for babies with special needs, such as developmental disabilities and Down’s syndrome.
• Stimulates immune system.
• Relaxes child and helps to decrease stress for parent and baby.
• Encourages infant’s co-ordination.
• Relieves discomfort from constipation, gas, and colic.
• Helps normalize muscle tone and improve blood circulation.
• Helps baby sleep better and, therefore, also parents.
• Babies cry less, as the parent is more responsive to babies’ cues.
• It is fun!
• It is an excellent bonding experience and a good way for parent and baby to get to know each other and to spend quality time together, so promotes bonding and attachment.
• Caregivers report feeling more comfortable and confident in their ability to care for baby.
• Parents can learn to understand and respond to baby’s cues.
• Parents will learn techniques to soothe and comfort their babies.
• Infant Massage is one of the most natural and pleasant methods of providing this important early nurturing and an amazing tool to help parents become closer to their babies.
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The Bowen Technique (Bowtech) - This technique is unique in the field of bodywork. Bowen is neither derived from, nor similar to any other hands-on modality. Simply stated, Bowen allows the body to reset and heal itself. The work consists of several series of gently rolling, connective tissue moves. There are frequent important pauses between sets of moves, which give the body time to benefit from each set. By selecting appropriate combinations and sequences of moves, the practitioner is able to address the body as a whole, and/or to target one or more specific problems. The practitioner discerns stress build-up in muscle groups and utilizes Bowen moves to release that stress.
Each person responds differently to a Bowen Session and every body responds according to their own body’s ability to heal.
Bowen addresses the body as a whole unit rather than just the presenting symptoms. The physical, chemical, emotional and mental aspects of each person receiving Bowen can all respond as needed.
During a treatment a deep sense of peace and tranquillity may be induced, followed by an increase in energy levels. The mind and body are allowed to switch off and recharge and individuals may feel energised after a treatment.
Clients with the following conditions have used Bowen:
Back pain — lower, upper, mid-back
Carpal tunnel syndrome/RSI
Chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia
Groin tension or pain
Hamstring pain or tightness
Jaw pain / misalignment
Neck pain/restricted range of motion
Sternal pain/sprung ribs
Bed wetting in children
It is also useful for:
ADD / ADHD
Colic in infants
Gynaecological issues (PMS, difficulty conceiving, menopausal symptoms)
Hiatus hernia, reflux
Indigestion, constipation, diarrhoea
Headaches, including migraines
Respiratory problems, including asthma and Hayfever
Rehabilitation after stroke
A session may last from fifteen minutes to an hour. Most often, surprisingly few sessions are needed to alleviate complaints, whether structural or functional, even if long-standing.
Bowen is appropriate for everyone from newborns to the very elderly and frail. Highly trained athletes and pregnant women benefit equally, each according to need.
How many sessions?
This varies greatly from person to person. Many conditions are effectively — and lastingly — changed in fewer than 3 - 5 sessions.
Musculo-skeletal symptoms generally change the fastest, neurological symptoms the slowest. Some chronic or organic conditions may require ongoing maintenance sessions.
Many people choose to have monthly or quarterly maintenance sessions (“tune-ups”) once their initial complaints are addressed.
Kinesiology - How does it work?
According to the principles of kinesiology, certain muscles or groups of muscles relate to specific body parts and body systems. Muscle testing can determine where weaknesses and imbalances are occurring in the body. Testing is also used to determine the client’s mental and emotional health.
A muscle or muscle group that is strong is likely to be connected to an organ or body part that also is strong; but a muscle, or muscles, that responds weakly when pushed is likely to indicate an organ or body part that needs attention.
The practitioner will begin by seeking to restore the client’s overall system to balance. This can be done in a number of ways, most usually by holding specific energy points on the client’s head or neck. massaging neurolymphatic points mainly on the front and back of the torso, holding energy points, working with the meridians, using Bach Flower remedies, colour or sound. Once the practitioner is satisfied that the client is balanced, the practitioner will then begin to check for physical and mental blockages, food allergies and so on.
What is it good for?
Kinesiology can be used for all kinds of physical, mental and emotional problems including pain; sports injuries; asthma and other problems involving the respiratory system; eczema and other skin disorders; headaches and migraine; menopausal problems; irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue; attention deficit disorder; panic attacks; depression; and insomnia.
What are the benefits?
Because kinesiology works on the body at a very deep level it is particularly useful for releasing stress and past trauma as well as helping with the current physical and mental problems the client is experiencing.
What are the side effects and when should it be avoided?
Because kinesiology is non-invasive it can be used by anyone, including children and the elderly. Clients who attend a kinesiology session for a physical problem may discover, during the course of the consultation, that the physical symptoms are connected to long-buried emotional issues.
Some clients report that, because kinesiology helps to release pent-up stress, they have found themselves responding to the treatment with tears or other strong emotion. Most people say that the muscle testing process is very relaxing and enjoyable.
Kinesiology uses a range of gentle yet extremely powerful techniques. These restore and maintain health and well-being. You can function better on all levels. Kinesiology also allows the kinesiologist to draw on other healing techniques and modalities and integrate them into the session where appropriate and indicated by the muscle response.
Food Allergies & Sensitivities
Increased personal performance
Fears, Phobias & Anxieties
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
M.E./Chronic Fatigue Symptoms
Natural Face Lift Massage - This massage is a special combination of massage techniques. It is an integration of Anma - which is the traditional system of massage for Japan and Ayurveda - which is an Ancient Indian Healing method. Natural Face Lift Massage is a comprehensive mind and body treatment which is performed on the face, head, neck and shoulders. It is an excellent treatment for those with desk and driving tension in their upper body. The facial skin feels invigorated, lifted and supple. It aids in sinus drainage and provides better upper respiratory function. It provides better circulation for the face and scalp and lifts tension from
Pick and mix - you can now choose the treatments that you need by mixing and matching - each mix of two treatments last one hour and the choice is yours. Choose two 30 minute treatments together for £32.00
Possible combinations could be 30 minute Reflexology treatment followed by a relaxing Indian Head Massage, or why not try an Back Neck and Shoulder Massage along with the Holistic Facial - the choice is yours.
Pregnancy Massage- An excellent treatment for alleviating those pregnancy aches and pains. Help to alleviate the stresses of pregnancy with a relaxing yet firm aromatherapy massage specifically created for pregnancy.
Reflexology - is a therapy that dates back to ancient Egypt. It is a treatment which is applied to the feet. As a treatment it reduces stress and induces deep relaxation, improves the circulation, helps to cleanse the body of toxins and impurities which can make the body feel sluggish. It balances the whole of the body system helping the body to readdress any problems that have built up. It revitalizes the body’s energy and acts as preventative healthcare.
Reflexology is particularly good for helping relieve the symptoms associated with the following conditions:
Stress related conditions
Anxiety and depression
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other digestive disorders
The symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Headaches / Migraine
PMS and menopausal conditions
Reiki - Reiki is an ancient therapy which is totally safe and non intrusive. It is a holistic system to help heal body, mind, emotions and spirit. It can stimulate and help support the body’s natural abilities to self heal from within.
Tibetan Acupressure Head Massage - Very different from an Indian Head Massage. This massage which can be done fully clothed is excellent for relieving symptoms of stress, relaxes facial and eye muscles, promotes feelings of inner peace.
Aromatherapy, Beauty Therapy, Bowen Therapy, Corporate Massage, Holistic Massage, Indian Head Massage, Infant Massage, Mobile Service Massage, Nutrition, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, Reiki.
My training, work experience and any achievement
HND in Health and Holistic Therapies including:
Aromatherapy Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Baby massage Instructor, Bowen technique, Indian Head Massage, Swedish Massage and Reflexology.
Level 3 Teaching Certificate in Baby Massage
Practitioners Certficate in Pregnancy Massage
Chakra Balancing and Thermal Stone Massage
Tibetan Acupressure Head Massage
Natural Face Lift Massage
Kinesiology from the Northern School of Kinesiology
Certificate in Pregnancy Massage
Bowen Technique to advanced level
Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapies (MICHT),
Member of Complementary Therapists Association (CThA)
Member of Bowen Academy of Australia (BowTech)
Member of the Complementary and Natural Therapy Council
Member Bowen Therapy Practitioner Association
Age I Work With
Other concerns & issues I deal with
Pregnancy and baby massage.
Concerns & issues I deal with
- Back Pain Treatment
- Usui Reiki
- Foot Reflexology
- Maternity Reflexology
- Back Pain Treatment
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME)
- Concentration Problems
- Learning Difficulties
- Low Self Confidence
- Low Self Esteem
- Memory Problems
- Negative Thoughts
- Pain Management
- Panic Attacks
- Physical Illness
- Post Natal Depression (PND)
- Self Development
- Sleep Disorders
- Stress Management
- Work Stress
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Fear of Flying
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Low Self-Esteem
- Pregnancy Massage
- Corporate Massage
- Indian Head Massage
- Bowen Therapy
- Flower Essences
- Allergy Intolerance Therapy
- Stress Management
- Nutritional Therapy
- Kinesiology: £40.00/session
- Reiki: £25.00/session
- Pregnancy Massage: £40.00/session
- Indian Head Massage: £25.00/session
- Reflexology: £40.00/session
- Bowen Therapy: £40.00/session
- Aromatherapy: £40.00/session
- Allergy Intolerance Therapy: £40.00/session
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