We work closely with a number of associates who are all experts in different holistic fields to bring you a series of workshops and courses that complement our offering at the spa.
NEW: Wellness Programme
At Alexandra House our focus has always been to offer tranquillity and space to switch off from everyday life, enjoy a relaxing treatment and pamper your mind and body. Owner, Maxine Stead, has a medical background having previously worked in cancer research. Maxine’s PhD researched the effects of cancer on people’s quality of life and she has always been interested in helping people live happier and better quality lives. Building on the ethos of the spa and Maxine’s background, the Spa is launching a new Wellness Programme with a concept to move beyond relaxation and pampering, giving you tools to lead a calmer and happier life.
Life today can be challenging – balancing work, home life, family, friends and multiple roles. We live in a world with relentless digital and media overload with constant access to unpleasant news, updates about everyone’s lives and views and an unrelenting pressure to keep in touch and up-to-date with everyone and everything. Such ‘noise’ in our lives can affect our ability to focus, increase stress hormones, lead to anxiety and depression and affect our sleep.
These pressures make it even more important to make time to quieten your mind and learn new ways to help you cope with everyday life.
Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is an on-going process of change and growth. Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is crucial to live a higher quality life.
With our new Wellness Programme, you can leave the shrieking world behind, digitally disconnect, reconnect with and strengthen your inner self and take some positive steps to make your life more enjoyable and manageable.
Every month we will be focussing on a different theme and will bring you a range of options:
- A hypnotherapy session in our Thermal Rooms
- A 2-hour workshop
- Recommendations for a spa treatment or pamper package
- Advice about aromatherapy body oils, bath oils and essential oils that you can use at home.
Theme for March: Spring Clean Your Mind, Body and Soul
Hypnotherapy Session in our Thermal Rooms
Tuesday 27 March, 7-9pm – Tonic for your Mind, Body and Soul.
Do you ever feel you are running on an empty tank, drained of your inner resources, or is your mind so cluttered it’s hard to see the woods for the trees or even focus on everyday matters?
When you consider how difficult it is to strike a balance between our home life, work commitments, family and friends, accompanied by the barrage of social media overload, along with the relentless access to unpleasant or negative news, dealing with life’s hard hitting events such as bereavement, relationship issues, financial worries, concerns about our children welfare etc, it’s hardly surprising that we feel that we’ve descended into meltdown.
If this sounds all too familiar then this hypnothermal session is just the tonic you’ll need. Its purpose is to strengthen your inner resources, re-energise your mind and body, and rid yourself of needless psychological clutter. All cocooned in a safe, warm and welcoming space.
Please bring thin clothes to wear in the Thermal Rooms. The rooms will be pleasantly warm although less warm than normal. £50pp payable in advance – please call the spa on 01484 303786 to book.
Tuesday 13 March, 7-9pm – Declutter your Mind, Body and Soul.
In this workshop we will give you tools to help you reflect on the different stressors in your life and to help you create more balance and happiness in your life. Using coaching techniques we will help you to gain insight into which areas of your life are cluttering your mind, body and soul and help to you take control and unclutter your life.
£50pp payable in advance – please call the spa on 01484 303786 to book.
Recommended Treatment for your Mind, Body and Soul
Head to Toe Healing, 55 minutes, £68
This duo of treatments is a real tonic for your mind, body and soul. It combines reiki with a choice of a hands on treatment. It will re-energise you and balance the energy flows throughout your mind and body. The treatment is 55 minutes long, combining 30-minutes of reiki with one of the following:
– Indian head massage
– Holistic face and scalp massage
The choice is yours.
Recommended Homecare Products
Our Eve Taylor aromatherapy body oils and bath/massage oils offer the perfect aromatic homecare solutions to help relax your mind, body and soul. This month we recommend the Relaxing Body Serum (£13.99) which aids a deep relaxation and promotes better sleep through its synergistic blend of mandarin, orange, thyme, lemongrass, cinnamon and lavender. If you enjoy a warm bath, then try the Anti-StressBath/Massage Oil (£13) with its blend of lavender, ylang ylang and orange which provide a calming and relaxing effect on the body and mind. Restore happiness and peace and bring balance to your emotional body with our Lavender candles (£12.99) and essential oil (£7.82).
Mindfulness & Meditation
4 week course, £50
Based on the Jon Kabatt Zinn model of mindfulness this brand new 4 week course provides you with all the insight and techniques to develop a successful mindfulness practise. The programme is designed to reduce stress and anxiety and re-energise and reprogram the body and mind to help you live life to the full.
Mindfulness has many health benefits, which are backed by NICE research and many GPs. Some of the main benefits include: improvement of emotional and physical health and wellbeing, controlling anxiety and mood problems, improving relationships, improving memory and recall, better work performance, improved focus, concentration and the ability to study more effectively.
Adele will show you how a Mindfulness practise can fit easily into your routine. The simple principles have long-lasting results and the sessions are incredibly simple, accessible, practical and straightforward. Anyone can be shown how to do it and it can be easily tailored for individual lives and challenges.
The sessions, are run by trained meditation, mindfulness and therapist Adele Doxey. Join Adele to learn more.
Date of next course: starts Monday 6 March 2018, 7pm.
Email Adele on firstname.lastname@example.org to book, register your interest in future workshops or request further information.
Sunday Afternoon Mini Retreat
1-4pm, 18 March, £25 per person, Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra (referred to as yogic sleep) is a relaxation session that can take you to the next level. It creates a relaxed body, fluid mind, supercharges your intuition and helps you find motivation and purpose. This restful Sunday afternoon will take you gently through a five stage process and a period of reflection and contemplation with poetry, sound and story. During Yoga Nidra we let awareness wander through different stages of consciousness for deep relaxation, to create health, mental peace, and higher awareness.
- Enhanced functioning of the immune and metabolic systems which improves overall physical health, leads to higher energy and motivation and creates a sense of purpose.
- Fewer colds and infections of all types
- Improves mental health
- Eliminates brain fog
- Deeper sleep and eliminates insomnia
- Reduces anxiety attacks
- Provides coping mechanisms for PTSD and depression.
Yoga Nidra helps you release the physical body and all its cares (no yogic poses necessary), quieten the mind and brain waves and gain higher intellect. It is time to take your practice to the next level. Anyone from beginner to advanced practitioners can enter profoundly deep states of consciousness. The sessions, are run by trained meditation, mindfulness and therapist Adele Doxey.
Email Adele on email@example.com to book, register your interest in future retreats or request further information.
If you suffer from phobias or need help with weight management, stopping smoking, skin problems, panic attacks, blushing, unwanted habits, pain control, emotional distress, anxiety, or sleeping problems, then Clinical Hypnosis could be just what you need. Hypnosis sessions are available at ALEXANDRA HOUSE.
For more information about hypnosis and how it could help you, call us on 01484 303786.