Raquel Banos

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Raquel has been practising complementary therapies since 1998. She was born in Spain but moved to the UK in 2000.

Raquel has always loved being there for people, and always knows that touch is very healing – so she started her training in massage in Spain, then when she moved to the UK she continued to deepen her training. Raquel studied Ayurveda in India with a traditional teacher, which expanded and deepened her practice so that when she came back to the UK, she studied other types of massages, so she can fully adapt her treatments to every person’s needs.

Raquel is fully trained and insured in sports massage, deep tissue, pregnancy massage, Indian head, reflexology, Ayurveda, aromatherapy. She has also followed a few short courses on craniosacral, myofascial release, Thai table, kinesiotaping, and Thai hot compresses. She is currently training in traditional Thai yoga massage.

Raquel adapts her treatments to every individual and tries to make sure everyone leaves the room free of aches and pains.

Raquel offers low cost treatments for BeWell members on Wednesdays and Fridays and full price on Saturdays.

Therapies

Raquel can adapt the treatment to your needs or you can request a specific treatment.

Deep tissue massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains in concentrated areas such as stiff neck, upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness and sore shoulders. Deep tissue massage helps to increase the delivery of blood and oxygen to the body and unwind your stressed mind.

Remedial massage manipulates the soft tissue of your body for a therapeutic effect. I use different techniques according to your needs and response, such as deep tissue work, NMT, STR, sport massage techniques and my healing touch. Remedial massage is great to return your body to normal after injury or to prevent any injury.

Aromatherapy The healing power of essential oils will help you to balance, harmonize and promote health in your body, mind and spirit. I use 100% natural organic essential oils blended with lots of love to fit your needs.

Reflexology There are have reflex points on the feet that correspond to different body organs and systems. Pressing and massaging them has a beneficial effect on the organs and general health. I mix my knowledge of Ayurvedic and Turkish reflexology techniques to the greatest effect.

Pregnancy massage A technique involving deep but gentle body work designed to improve your circulation, take some of the strain off your muscles and joints, re-energize and help you relax and sleep well. This is a great opportunity to connect with your baby in a different way… babies love it!!!

Indian head is a very relaxing massage involving face, head, shoulders and upper back. I use aromatherapy blends to improve general relaxation, blood circulation, oxygen to the brain, uplift your spirit, balance your chakras, promote hair growth, relieve headache, as well as sinusitis congestion, insomnia, and lots more.

Therapeutic massage is a very gentle massage to relax your body, mind and spirit. It improves circulation, reduces swelling, dissolves scar tissue adhesion and allows you to connect fully with yourself.

Ayurvedic massage Ayurvedic essential oils are chosen to suit your dosha. The massage techniques used include tapping, kneading and squeezing as well as the more traditional massage strokes. The style and flow of the message will be determined by who you are and what your body needs for balance and wellbeing at the time. Ayurvedic massage will help to detoxify and cleanse, boost your immune system, help with stress relief, improve circulation, increase body awareness and vitality, rejuvenate and repair, promote healthy skin, and allow you to experience deep relaxation.

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