Therapies & Activities
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by ‘laying on hands’ and is based on the idea that an unseen ‘life force energy’ flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s ‘life force energy’ is low or out of balance, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high or balanced, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki can be given with or without touch.
Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that purportedly reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is a relaxing holistic treatment that uses acupressure massage on the head, face, neck and shoulders.
It aims to re-balance your body’s energies.
Tai chi is a centuries-old Chinese martial art that descends from qigong, an ancient Chinese discipline that has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine.
The people that you see moving gracefully with flowing motions in parks throughout China, and increasingly
throughout much of the modern world, are practising tai chi.
Shiatsu is a physical therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself.
It works on the whole person – not just with the physical body, but also with the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of being.
A facial is the most popular type of non-surgical skin enhancement and is designed to make you look and feel more radiant, rejuvenated and youthful.
Facials involve a series of beauty treatments which aim to restore a healthy, clear complexion and balance to your skin, leaving it soft and fresh looking and you feeling pampered and relaxed.
Arts & Crafts
Therapeutic Art & Craft activities offer guided relaxation and expression within a friendly relationship.
Achievable tasks are rewarding and promote new confidence and forum where one can speak freely or simply unwind ‘in a different world’.
Pilates training focuses on core strength, it trains the body as an integrated whole. Pilates workouts promote strength and balanced muscle development as well as flexibility and increases the range of motion for the joints.
Attention to the core support and full-body fitness, including the breath and the mind, provide a level of integrative fitness that is hard to find elsewhere. It is also the reason that Pilates is so popular in rehab scenarios, as well as with athletes who find that Pilates is a great foundation for any kind of movement they do.
‘Manicure’ is a term used to describe a range of beauty treatments designed to improve – or maintain – the appearance and condition of hands and nails.
Different tools, massage techniques and beauty lotions are used depending on the type of manicure.
Nearly all manicures comprise a moisturising skin treatment of some kind, as well as cuticle neatening, nail filing and the application of one or more polishes.
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Looking for alternative gentle exercise?
Join us every Thursday Morning 10:30am for Body Movement Class with Claudia.
A Holisitc form of Dance with gentle relaxed movements at Charlie’s, Unit 2, Madleaze Road, Gloucester GL1 5SJ
Talk and Walk
With Val and Marion
Charlie’s Walking Group every Friday 10am-12pm
Fri 9th Oct at Hempsted Bridge Canal Walk
Fri 16th Oct at Barnwood Arboretum
Fri 23rd Oct at Gloucester Park
Fri 30th at Hempsted Bridge Canal Walk
Same place each month in November & December
Contact Val on 07889 793380
Wig & Scarf
Charlie’s holds a number of beautiful specialist wigs with stands and care kits and have our specialised hair dresser on hand to help you choose, cut and style a wig for you. We also have a wide range of scarves, and hats for you to sample and see what fits best. We would be happy to help you choose one or all to borrow.
There are a few specialised scarves too to tide you over hair loss days, and a number of friends with similar experiences, who could help you learn to tie scarves and use wigs to best effect.