Benefits of Holistic Therapies in the Winter months 

Benefits of Holistic Therapies in the Winter months  1

As the nights draw in you have no doubt noticed the temperature dropping and maybe you have started to feel the spring in your step start to slow down. Maybe your muscles tighten as the cold weather leads to your shoulders hunching and had you bracing in your winter coat. Your skin almost certainly becomes dehydrated or dry from central heating and the harshness of the cold winds and rain.

During this time it is important to take care of your overall well-being. Think how nice it would be to physically and emotionally re-charged your batteries so you can enjoy the festive season and New Year.


Holistic Therapies stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, helping to reduce stress and encourage the body to get the rest it so importantly needs. Our minds are constantly in the past or future, worrying, planning, remembering, making lists. Holistic Therapies help us to feel more at ease so we can be in the present.

What a wonderful gift to give a friend or loved one.

Some of the treatments available that can stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and put a spring back in your step are:

  • Indian head massage – melts away stress and tension in the head, neck and shoulders.
  • Reflexology – This stimulates the body’s natural healing response and helps to eliminate toxins, leaving you feeling re-charged and re-balance.
  • Massage – soothes tired, aching muscles that are tight from the cold weather and the stress. The oils used help to nourish dry skin. Lymphatic drainage encouraged by massage helps to support a healthy immune system.
  • Pregnancy Massage – A relaxing massage to benefit both mother and baby. This treatment helps to relieve sciatic pain and headaches associated with pregnancy. It also stabilises hormone levels and helps to improve immunity. (Fully qualified and FHT registered)

Tailor your treatment suit your needs by combining massage and reflexology for 60 or 90 minutes to fully relax and re-charge.

If you buy a gift voucher for these or any of the services I offer you will get £5 off the cost of any treatment. Offer valid on vouchers bought before the 1st of February 2019.


About the author:

Laura wopat is a massage therapistLaura Wopat is an experienced and skilled holistic therapist based at the Sheffield Wellness Centre. She is trained in many therapies including pregnancy massage and reflexology. Her reviews speak for themselves.