20th September 2017 

tel: 07941 891174
Massage #01

Treatments & Therapies


  • Swedish Massage

  • Traditional Thai Massage

  • Indian Head Massage

  • Hot Stones Massage

  • Reflexology

  • Chair/ Seated Acupressure Massage

  • Energy Healing

  • All treatments at Kali Thea are for one hour and cost €30.

    Except:-

  • Indian Head Massage and Chair/ Seated Acupressure Massage are half hour treatments, cost €15.

  • Hot Stones massage is an hour and a half and costs €40.

  • Thai massage if preferred for a one and a half hour treatment costs €40.


  • Appointments

    Please contact Bibi or Lee on (30) 69759 30108 / (30) 24240 65513 or click here to email to arrange a booking and with any enquiries.

    All treatments are offered as a compliment to conventional medicine and are not a substitute for medical treatment.







  • SWEDISH MASSAGE

    Swedish Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissue (skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments) of the body. It is a firm massage, which follows a set routine of techniques that vary from deep pressure responsible for stimulating the body’s systems, to slower more general movements to aid relaxation. The treatment is ideal for focusing on and relieving those areas where tension easily builds up such as the back, neck and shoulders. Massage also helps to improve circulation and acts as a stress buster.

    The treatment takes place with the client (undressed to their pants) covered with towels, lying on a treatment couch; grapeseed oil applied to the body during its manipulation.

    Please note before any treatment is undertaken a full medical history questionnaire will need to be completed at the start of the first session.

    Treatment time 1 hour



  • TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE, a full body massage taken on a futon. Thai Massage aligns the energies of the body as pressure is applied through thumbs and palms to the client. The whole body will be moved, loosened and stretched, releasing and dissolving blockages.

    Treatment time 1 hour/ 1 hour 30 mins


  • INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE, a lovely massage working on the neck, shoulders and scalp. The client remains seated for the treatment as these areas are massaged, stimulating blood flow to release tensions and blockages.

    Treatment time 30 mins


  • HOT STONES MASSAGE

    Hot and Cold Stone Massage is the application of heated basalt stones and cooled marble stones combined with manual massage, which provides the client with a deeply relaxing, therapeutic experience. The treatment works on both the body and the client’s natural energy field to bring both back into harmony and balance.

    The treatment takes place with the client (undressed to their pants) covered with towels, lying face down a treatment couch. The masseur will apply hot stones to a specific area first using grapeseed oil (the heat of the stone initially transferred to the hands of the therapist then onto the body, so that the client gets used to the heat before the stone is directly applied to the area). The cold stones are then applied immediately afterwards on this area using the same method as previously described. The use of alternating temperatures aids the body’s ability to heal itself.

    Once the sequence has been completed crystals are applied to seven energy points along the spine. Before the client lies face up hot stones are placed underneath them at certain key points. Crystals are again reapplied to the energy points on the front of the body before the treatment is concluded.

    Please note before any treatment is undertaken a full medical history questionnaire will need to be completed at the start of the first session.

    Treatment time 1 hour 30 mins



  • REFLEXOLOGY

  • Reflexology can be described as a pressure massage to the feet or hands stimulating the reflex points, which activate the healing powers of the body. It works by bringing the body back into an ideal state of balance (homeostasis) through the eight body systems treated. As a result the mind, body and spirit work together in harmony to create a feeling of well being and optimum health.

    The treatment takes place with the client sitting in a reclining chair. The therapist will apply a little talc to each foot, and encourage the client to become aware of their breathing. The therapist will gently apply pressure to specific points on each foot, which correspond to a particular organ or system of the body.

    Please note before any treatment is undertaken a full medical history questionnaire will need to be completed at the start of the first session.

    Treatment time 1 hour


  • ENERGY HEALING

  • Bibi will be available for one to one spiritual healing sessions.

    Healing is a completely natural and noninvasive treatment. It aims to enhance and empower the individual in finding the perfect state of balance in body, mind and spirit. The healer acts as a channel for healing energies in order for this to happen.

    The Client remains fully clothed and can either remain seated or lying down on a treatment couch depending on personal preference. The healer will work with either their hands in contact with the body or at a distance, with the energy field (aura).

    Please note before any treatment is undertaken a full medical history questionnaire will need to be completed at the start of the first session.

    Treatment time 1 hour






    Further information for therapies



    Massage #02

    Swedish Massage

    The term massage is derived from the Greek ‘masso’ – to knead and the Arabic ‘mass’ to press gently. It is believed that massage was practiced in China as early as 3000 BC. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates is said to have suggested that a daily scented bath and a massage were the best means to achieving health and well being.

    The use of massage became more frequent during the 16th century when a French doctor Ambroise Pare who developed many techniques in surgery to make it safer, described the positive effects of massage in the healing process. However the advancement of massage is credited to a Swede Pehr Henrik Ling in the early 19th century. He established the Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics in Sweden where he created a series of gymnastic movements and massage techniques, including effleurage, petrissage, and tapotement. This form of massage became popular throughout Europe by the end of that century and is now an established form of holistic treatment.


    The benefits of massage include

  • It can aid a variety of both physical and psychological conditions
  • It removes physical tension in the muscles
  • It improves the flow of lymph boosting the body’s immune system
  • It improves circulation and relieves conditions caused by poor circulation
  • It helps to alleviate stress, anxiety, insomnia, headaches and migraines
  • It improves skin elasticity
  • It helps to soften and moisturise the skin
  • Massage helps to promote a sense of well being
  • Massage helps to encourage relaxation
  • An abdominal massage helps to alleviate digestive problems including constipation
  • Massage can be used to ease and relieve menstrual pain

    After the treatment you may experience the following reactions

  • Experience a sense of well being and relaxation
  • Feel more energised
  • Feel more tired
  • May experience a slight headache
  • Increased urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Temporary worsening of symptoms

    After a massage it is recommended that you

  • Take it easy for the rest of the day
  • Drink plenty of water and or herbal tea
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine
  • Avoid a heavy meal

    Please note contraindications do exist which may either prevent a treatment taking place or require adaptation of the treatment. This will be discussed at the initial consultation.



  • Massage #03

    Traditional Thai Massage

    Traditional Thai Massage is a holistic form of massage originating from the time of the Buddha. It is a method of aligning the energies of the body as the therapist applies pressure along a system of energy (sen) lines.

    Starting from the feet, the whole body will be moved, loosened and stretched, thus increasing flexibility and mobility in the joints. Physical tensions will be eased, thereby helping to dissolve blockages.

    The massage is a floor based massage, conducted in a tranquil environment on a large mattress with the client remaining as fully clothed as comfortable. There is no use of oils or lotions, just the pressure of the therapists thumbs, palms, elbows and feet.

    Traditional Thai Massage is a similar feeling to acupressure or shiatsu combined with yoga stretches.


    Indian Head Massage

    Indian Head Massage has been part of daily life in Indian families for thousand of years. It has origins in the ancient system of Ayurveda, the oldest recorded healing system in India, a philosophy of good health resulting from harmony within one’s whole self, the balance of body, mind and spirit.

    The massage involves work to the neck, shoulders, head and face. These areas are commonly affected by stress and tension. As these areas are massaged, tensions, fibrous knots and nodules are eased and broken down to bring efficiency and fluidity of movement back to these areas. Although this massage involves only the upper body, the potential benefits are widespread.

    The feeling of relief and release of stress can be immediate. Lymphatic and circulatory systems are stimulated, releasing toxins and waste products and encouraging a healthy blood flow to the muscles, nourishing the tissues. Regular treatments will help break down particularly knotted fibres.
    The treatment helps to relieve stress related problems; headaches, neck and shoulder tightness and brings a feeling of calmness and relaxation as breathing slows and deepens.

    The treatment is about 30 minutes long and is practiced with the client sitting comfortably on a low backed chair, access to the upper back and arms is required. A little oil may be used at the clients’ preference. The massage has a powerful energy and will be of real benefit to the receiver.



    Massage #04

    Hot Stone Massage

    This complementary therapy was first introduced to the world of spa treatments by Mary Nelson in 1993. However, the therapeutic use of stones and rocks has existed for thousands of years in various forms.

    The ‘hot’ stones used in the therapy are known as basalt. They are porous (igneous) and produced through volcanic / sedimentary action. Basalt has a smooth texture and dark colour. On the Moh’s hardness scale of 1-10 basalt is rated 7. It is an ideal stone for this treatment as it retains heat for long periods of time.

    Basalt also has other ‘hidden’ qualities / energetic and healing properties. It is considered to provide strength necessary to continue through difficult times and helps to reduce the negative side of someone’s personality whilst enhancing the positive traits within the individual.

    Marble - the ‘cold’ stone is an example of metamorphic rocks. The process these rocks undertake results in a form impermeable to pressure and heat, whilst everything else is transformed into a new stable state. As a result ‘transformation’ is the key to its healing properties encouraging critical self-reflection and acknowledging the need to accept change.

    During the session crystals will be applied to seven chakra points (energy centres) of the body. (‘A chakra is a centre of organisation that receives, assimilates, and expresses life force energy.’) Crystals work on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels of the body, by realigning subtle energies.

    The effects of the hot and cold stone massage include stimulation, detoxification, increased metabolism, easing of decongestion, reduction of inflammation and deep relaxation.


    After the treatment you may experience the following reactions

  • Experience a sense of well being and relaxation
  • Feel more energised
  • Feel more tired
  • May experience a slight headache
  • Increased urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Temporary worsening of symptoms
  • Feel emotional

    After a massage it is recommended that you

  • Take it easy for the rest of the day
  • Drink plenty of water and or herbal tea
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine
  • Avoid a heavy meal

    Please note contraindications do exist which may either prevent a treatment taking place or require adaptation of the treatment. This will be discussed at the initial consultation.


  • Massage #05

    Reflexology

    It is difficult to pinpoint the actual origins of reflexology. Evidence can be found of its existence in China 4000 years BC, and a painting of the practice was unveiled on the Egyptian tomb of Ankmahor dating back to 2350 BC. There is also proof of a type of foot therapy being practiced by North American Indians for hundreds of years before reflexology’s entrance into mainstream culture.

    Reflexology came to wider attention to Europeans around 1582 through publications by Dr Adamus and Dr A’tatis and by the Leipzig based Dr Ball all exploring zone therapy. The rediscovery of this type of treatment occurred during 1915 and 1917 through the work of Dr William Fitzgerald. An American ear, nose and throat surgeon, he divided the body into ten longitudinal sections. By isolating certain pressure points he observed their affect to areas of the body experiencing pain. The interrelationships between the body and organs became known as ‘Zone Therapy’. His work came to prominence through the publication of an article ‘To Stop That Toothache, Squeeze Your Toe,’ by Dr Edwin Bowers in 1915.

    The popularity of ‘Zone Therapy’ from 1915 onwards grew very slowly, finding limited support from the world of dentists and osteopaths only. During the 1920s and 30s two American doctors George Starr White and Joe Riley made further investigations into this theory. The latter produced the first diagrams of the foot reflex points and reflex points of the ear and along with his wife Elizabeth, they established a school teaching zone therapy.

    However, it is Eunice Ingham a physiotherapist working for Dr Riley who is credited with developing the work started by Dr Fitzgerald. She is responsible for studiously ‘mapping’ the feet to all the related organs and glands of the body. As a result the original limitations of zone therapy focusing on pain could be forgotten and instead its wider therapeutic benefits embraced. Ingham is considered by many as the pioneer of reflexology and worked tiresomely until her death in 1974 to promote this healing therapy. She regularly gave lectures and produced two well known books on the subject ‘Stories The Feet Can Tell (1938) and ‘Stories the Feet Have Told’ (1963).

    During the 1960’s and 70s the work of one of her former students German Reflexologist Hanne Marquart led to the discovery of the transverse /lateral zones. She was the first practitioner working in Germany exclusively with pressure on the feet only.

    Another former student of Ingham, Doreen Bayly is considered the trailblazer responsible for bringing reflexology to England in 1966. She later founded the Association of Reflexologists in the 1984. In 1985 the Institute for Complementary Medicine in the UK recognised reflexology as an accepted form of complementary medicine.


    Reflexology is a powerful treatment that can aid

  • Relaxation
  • Pain relief
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved muscle tone
  • Encourage nerve stimulation
  • Stimulation of immune system
  • Improved elimination (detoxifying)
  • Encouraging the body to heal
  • Provide psychological comfort
  • Balance of mind, body and spirit

    Reflexology works on many levels (physical, mental, spiritual and emotional) to help the individual.

    The benefits of reflexology

  • Reflexology increases blood circulation, helping the transport of essential hormones, oxygen and nutrients thorough the body necessary for the maintenance of cell life.

  • Reflexology helps to improve lymphatic circulation leading to the efficient dissipation of waste products and stimulation of the immune system

  • Reflexology helps to bring relief to areas in the feet that may suffer from congestion or from the build up of other deposits such as uric acids, calcium deposits. It also results to an increase in overall circulation.

  • Finally reflexology offers you the client the opportunity to have a chance to rest – to stop rushing around and to devote some time to taking care of yourself.

    After the treatment you may experience the following reactions

  • Experience a sense of well being and relaxation
  • Feel more energised
  • Feel more tired
  • May experience a slight headache
  • Increased urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Temporary worsening of symptoms
  • Feel emotional

    After the treatment it is recommended that you

  • Take it easy for the rest of the day
  • Drink plenty of water and or herbal tea
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine
  • Avoid a heavy meal

    Please note contraindications do exist which may either prevent a treatment taking place or require adaptation of the treatment. This will be discussed at the initial consultation.



  • Massage #06

    Energy Healing

    Traditional healing has existed and been practiced for many thousand of years and recorded in culture and religions throughout the world. Healing aims to stimulate the body’s own natural process to ‘heal itself’ by working on all levels i.e. physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

    Like all holistic therapies healing requires the recipient to be prepared to change and take responsibility for his/herself. Healing cannot be imposed by the healer, nor can the healer make any claims to cure or guarantee the outcome of healing. Healing works to encourage the client to have a greater understanding of what they may be going through and the steps they need to take to help themselves.

    During the healing the client may be aware of a transfer of energy from the healer. They may experience changes in temperature, a tingling experience, emotional release or deep relaxation or nothing. The healer works along the seven chakra / energy points of the body (front and back) being able to detect any blockages or over stimulation in these areas. As the healing proceeds the healer aims to return these centres to balance.

    After the treatment some people feel better almost immediately. Whilst others may not experience any benefits for days or even weeks after, and these may be in unexpected ways.


    Recommended after care includes

  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Avoidance of alcohol and caffeine