Holistic & Ayurvedic Massage

Lisa combines Holistic & Ayurvedic Massage with energy healing and Reflexology (when having a full body massage) to create a totally unique experience.

Holistic Massage treats the mind and body as a whole. The word “holistic” comes from the Ancient Greek word “holos” meaning “whole”.  A combination of massage techniques are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body, particularly muscles.

Benefits of Massage:

  • Relieves muscle fatigue, soreness and stiffness; and improve muscle suppleness, elasticity & tone.
  • Improves circulation thereby improving delivery of nutrients, gases and waste removal (including removal of the build up of lactic acid in the muscles after exercise)
  • Maintains elasticity of muscles fibres, which will improve the tone of the muscle
  • Exfoliates the skin and increase sebum production, which makes the skin more soft and supple.
  • Encourages deeper and more relaxed respiration
  • Promotes sleep and relaxation
  • Balances the nervous system
  • Stimulates digestion and excretion
  • Boosts immunity
  • Stimulates lymphatic drainage
  • Reduces symptoms of insomnia, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, headaches, migraines, high blood pressure, indigestion and many others.

Ayurveda is the traditional medical system of India, meaning “ayur” (life) and “veda” (knowledge) in Sanskrit. Ayurveda holds that the universe comprises of five elements: Air (prana), Fire, Earth, Ether (space) and Water; which are in a state of perpetual motion, interacting with each other. 

In combination, the five elements form the three vital doshas (Tridosha):

  • Kapha     (Earth + Water)
  • Pitta       (Fire + Water)
  • Vata       (Air + Space)

These doshas make up the physical and psychological aspects of the human being known as Prakriti or constitution. Imbalance of the tridosha caused by an impairment of Agni (digestive enzymes) results in ill health.

Ayurvedic Massage works on marma points , which are vital points in the body where the subtle Prana (life energy) is converted, regulated and stored for use by the body and mind. They are also sites of the Tridosha (Vata, Pitta & Kapha). In total there are 108 Marmas throughout the body and 12 of these are classified as Padu Marmas or Vital life centers. Six from the 12 vital life centres are located in the head and neck region. This shows how very critical and vital the head and neck region is in relation to the whole of our physical and psychological functioning.

Testimonials:

“Hey Lisa thanks for the back massage! It was really relaxing and I could feel all the knots being worked out! would definitely recommend this to anyone who trains alot or even just for people with a hectic lifestyle”. Gary , Parkstone

“I have used Soul 2 Sole’s services on several occasions and have nothing but positive things to say about the service and treatment experience. Lisa is friendly and professional and instantly puts you at ease. During the first treatment, an in-depth health and lifestyle survey was completed and I was asked what aims I had for the treatment. I found the treatments very relaxing, which is what I was hoping for. Afterwards I felt refreshed and energised and I found my sleep in the subsequent evenings to be more settled and I would awake with more energy than prior to the treatments. I would happily recommend Soul 2 Sole to anybody looking for a holistic treatment as a treat or to bring a sense wellbeing to a busy lifestyle”. Ollie, Southbourne.

Ayurvedic Foot Massage

PADABHYANGA is an invigorating, yet deeply relaxing, Foot and Leg massage which works on marma points to stimulate the body’s vital organs. This massage rebalances your chakras and harmonizes the entire body. It can help to:

  • Preserve your eyesight
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Strengthen your immunity
  • Improving blood circulation
  • Reducing swelling in the feet and legs
  • Reducing cellulite (when having a full leg massage)

On the first visit, I will carry out a consultation to determine your dosha type in order to tailor the treatment to your specific needs. The massage is given using special oils for your specific dosha type. The massage is performed fully clothed. You will just need to remove your shoes and socks, and roll up your trousers to the knee.

 Testimonial:“Rheumatoid Arthritis caused my toes to become claw shaped. Apart from the big toe, I hadn’t seen my nails for over two years. Mobility was both painful and difficult as I was walking on the soft pads and tips of my nails. Having experienced Ayurvedic massage in Sri Lanka with considerable success I searched the web and discovered Lisa. After two treatments the results are astonishing with no more swollen ankles and I have moved the straps on my sandals by a complete hole. The incredible pain has been greatly reduced and I can look down and see my toe nails!! I am thrilled to have met Lisa who is both dedicated and very caring. It is wonderful that treatment is performed in my own home and I look forward to her next visit. Thank you.” Pauline, New Milton 

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Ayurvedic Head Massage

Shirobhyanga is a deeply relaxing head, neck, shoulder, arm and hand massage using Ayurvedic oil specific to your dosha type.

Benefits include:

  • Promotes deep relaxation and sleep
  • Relieves headaches & migraines
  • Reduces tension in muscles
  • Relieves stress & anxiety

Testimonial: “Just had our weekly fix of what I call a power hour! Head Massage & Reiki healing from Lisa. Just what the doctor ordered for my tense neck and shoulders!” Joss, Parkstone

45 min Ayurvedic Head Massage £35

Ayurvedic Facial Massage

Ayurvedic Facial Massage is not just cosmetic, but a deep and effective Ayurvedic therapy. It is designed to restore optimal function to the lymph and skin; removing stress and bringing a deep sense of relaxation to the mind and body.

In Ayurveda there are seven tissues or systems we treat in priority, know as the “dhatus.” The first of the seven is called the “rasa dhatu,” or the lymph of the body.  The second is the blood, or the “rakta dhatu”.

Ayurvedic Facial Massage treats the lymph through the skin, which then prevents an imbalance from arising in the blood stream and stimulates lymphatic drainage from the skin into the circulatory system of the body. If the skin gets dry and toxic from the environment and the lymph becomes congested, the skin will be rendered non-functional.  These impurities slotted for lymph and skin removal will be shunted into the muscles, joints and fat cells, creating problems there, and further age the texture of the skin.

If your lymphatic system is chronically congested, you may notice some of the following symptoms: wrinkles, dry skin, new skin tags or moles, eczema, rashes, itching skin, and edema (fluid retention), allergies, low thyroid, compromised immunity, headaches, sore throats, fatigue, sore feet, muscle or joint pain.

Your treatment will last approximately 45 minutes including consultation. You will need to expose your decollatage, and I will cover your torso with a towel. Please remove all make up including mascara prior to treatment.

I will start the treatment by cleansing and toning your face to remove dirt and oil from deep within your skin; followed by a specialist marma point massage incorporating areas of the face and neck using oil specific to your dosha type. The treatment will finish with a gentle scalp massage.

Benefits of an Ayurvedic Facial include:

  • More relaxed muscles and tissues of the face, neck and scalp
  • Improved appearance of the skin of the forehead, eyes, nose and mouth
  • Reduction in neck & shoulder tension
  • Healthy glow to the skin and reduced puffiness
  • Reduction in symptoms related to sinusitis, allergies, jaw tension, eye strain, headaches, stress, insomnia and many more

Testimonial: “Thanks for facial yesterday. It was fab. You’re the best!!! ” Samantha, Southbourne.