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Jacqueline Ward Therapies
Jacqueline Ward Therapies in Guernsey offer reflexology and massage therapy treatments to help you gain renewed energy and overall wellbeing through the release of tension and stress caused by daily life.
After over 30 years in the finance industry, Jacqueline Ward re-trained at the Guernsey College of Further Education to gain a full Diploma in Reflexology and a City & Guilds in Swedish Massage.
Jacqueline is passionate about the practice of reflexology and the huge benefits of this complementary therapy.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to the feet utilising specific thumb, finger and hand techniques to relieve tension and treat illness. It is based on the theory that a system of zones and reflex areas on the feet are linked to every part of the body, with a premise that working on these areas effects a physical change in the body.
Reduces muscular tension
Increases energy or reduces tension
Promotes refreshing sleep
Strengthens natural self-healing mechanisms
Emotional and Mental Effects:
Promotes calmness and a sense of well-being
- Relaxes the body and mind
- Relieves stress
- Soothes emotional distress
What is Swedish Massage?
During a Swedish Massage treatment, Jacqueline uses soothing massage oil and uses hands, forearms and elbows to warm up, manipulate and work the muscle tissue, releasing tension and breaking up muscle "knots" or adhered tissues, called adhesions. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension and creates other health benefits.
Benefits of Swedish Massage:
Reduction in muscle spasm, pain and tension
Release of endorphins, the body's natural pain killers
Relaxation and therefore reduction in anxiety
Improved blood circulation
Improved lymphatic drainage
Reduction of swelling caused by an accumulation of fluid in the tissues
Balancing the overall flow of natural life energy through the body
Inducing a feeling of well-being through the comfort of human touch
Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage (IHM) offers many benefits including; stimulating and improving scalp circulation which in turn helps strengthen and grow hair, it removes tension from the jaw and smoothes out face muscles, energy increases as the circulation and respiratory systems open to provide fresh oxygen to vital organs. It helps strengthen and mobilizes the muscles, tissues and spinal nerves of the head, neck, shoulders, arms, hands and upper spine.
IHM is a non-invasive dry treatment (no oils), which does not require any form of undressing.
Jackie has created a dedicated treatment room in her home and is fully insured to treat clients for both reflexology and body massage.
Jackie regularly attends Jing Advanced Massage courses in Brighton, most recently (April 2012) for Forearm and Deep Tissue Massage techniques:
"I thoroughly enjoyed this course which has taught me how to achieve depth and pressure through correct use of body weight, and to eliminate strokes that hurt my hands and save my thumbs. Not only are the courses fun but the benefits to myself and my clients are immediately evident".
Jacqueline is a member of The Association of Reflexologists (AoR)
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After thirty years working in the finance industry Jackie Ward took the plunge to leave something familiar, follow a dream, re-train in massage and reflexology and set up her own business - Jacqueline Ward Therapies........read more »