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Aftercare

This page shows some products you might find useful between your treatments with Akana. Some are products we use, others have been brought to our attention by our clients.

Please always make sure that you check with your doctor if you suffer from any medical conditions and are not sure how a new product or exercise might impact you.

 

Acupressure Mat: Yantra Mat

This acupressure mat could be useful between massage treatments, if you’re suffering from stress, having difficulty sleeping, are low in energy, experiencing tension, stiffness, headache, or simply need a better, more complete rest.

 

 

AculiefAcupressure Relief Device: Aculief

A stylish wearable pain management device based on Traditional Chinese Medicine acupressure. For anyone suffering with tension, health imbalance or discomfort. Click here for a video on how to use it. Please read product details, should not be worn in pregnancy.

 

Ayurvedic Products: Ayurveda Pura

Here you can find interesting information about Ayurveda and shop online for Ayurvedic oils (some of which are used in Akana’s Ayurvedic treatments), Ayurvedic herbal teas, food supplements, cosmetics and gifts.

 

Back Sufferer’s Bible, by Sarah Key

Some of our clients have found this book helpful. It has been written by a physiotherapist, with complete focus on back problems. Contains explanations of causes and a series of exercises which can be helpful for the back.

 

 

 

Backnobber II

A simple, meticulously designed, deep-muscle massage tool designed to help self-manage chronic muscular pain. Its shape and dimensions allow the user to apply as much pain-releasing pressure with remarkable effects.

 

 

 

Balm Balm: 100% Organic, Award Winning Skincare

Balms (versatile to be used on face and other areas of the body), facial products, eau de parfum and more. 100% Natural, 100% Organic and simple, with ingredients certified by the Soil Association and no hidden ‘nasties’. Not tested on animals.

 

 

Bellicon Trampoline

Bellicon has been called ‘the Porsche of rebounding’ for a reason. Click here for an article on the health benefits of rebounding. Fantastic for your lymphatic circulation, but not only.

 

Body Brush by Hydrea London

Perfectly designed for long reach use with the smoothly curved detachable handle, looks great and is ideal for dry skin brushing, ideal for detox and great for conditioning your skin.

 

Couples Massage instruction video

Developed by professional massage therapists at GTS Therapeutics, an easy to follow video walking you through a basic massage routine you can practise on your partner, family members or friends. Instruction is for the floor, so no special table is required. View a clip here. Available as a straight forward electronic download at $19.95 (around £13.00).
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Epsom SaltsEpsom Salts

Wonderfully relaxing for muscular aches and pains (great if you exercise a lot) and the nervous system, great for a good night’s sleep, for general wellbeing and as a detox aid. Evolution Organics also offer a detox blend and a lavender blend.

 

 

lavender eye pillows

Eye pillows with lavender

Wonderful! Use these Yogamalai eye pillows with lavender for your relaxation sessions, to block out light, and to also put a little pressure on to the front of the eyes to send messages to the brain to relax body and mind.

 

 

Facercise, by Carole Maggio
A perfect guide for home care between Natural ‘Face Lift’ treatments.
Harpers & Queen: One of the 100 best beauty products in the world.
The Daily Mail: The programme really does work.

 

 

Harley Neck Care Pillows

Sleeping position is essential for a good nights sleep and to aid recovery from strain and pain. Orthopaedic pillow, uniquely moulded and coupled with the pressure relieving properties of memory foam. Anatomically shaped for correct alignment of the spine whether you sleep on your side or back. It dissipates heat. Hand washable and non allergenic. Comes in original, travel and designer versions, as well as V-shaped.

 

Herbal Remedies, Teas and Ayurvedic Products: Pukka Herbs

A health shop with a unique range of organic herbal remedies and award winning teas. The website also features a whole section about Ayurveda, with information about diet, recipes and herbs.

 

Juice Master: Juice and Smoothie Recipes

and shop for all things juice, retreats, exercise aids – rebounding is excellent for your lymphatic sytem. Discount also applies to Bellicon trampolines!

 

Meditations: just-a-minute

How to meditate when you haven’t got time! Meditations to play or download (free). Relax, refocus and re-energise in just one minute. Become a powerful positive force in your own life. Give yourself just-a-minute to experience it now.

 

Meditatons: Mindfulness

A link to a few free downloadable meditations from the website of the book Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, by Mark Williams and Danny Penman. To download, click on the downwards pointing triangle once you’re on the screen that plays the track. If you decide to buy the book (featured on the right), it includes a free CD with a collection of meditations.

 

Method Putkisto 3D Natural Face Clinic

A natural programme for facial rejuvenation through exercise. A great accompaniment for home care between and after Akana’s Natural ‘Face Lift’ treatments.

 

 

 

Percussion Massager by Homedics

The HoMedics PA-MHW Compact Percussion Massager with Heat has been developed to ease aches and pain through the percussion massaging action.

 

Rumble Roller

has a surface containing specially designed bumps that are firm, but flexible, much like the thumbs of a massage therapist. As you roll over it, the bumps continuously knead the contours of your body, gently stretching soft tissue (muscle and fascia) in multiple directions. You can choose size and firmness.

 

Shiatsu Foot Massager by Homedics

The HoMedics FM-TS9-GB Deluxe Shiatsu Foot Massager uses the Shiatsu massage concept (a traditional Japanese form of deep massage meaning finger pressure). It has rotating nodes to give your feet an invigorating massage, soothing away tension, aches and fatigue – enhanced by the optional heat setting.

 

Shiatsu Massage Cushion by Homedics

The HoMedics SP39H is a versatile cushion providing a 3D massage experience, including Shiatsu, vibration and heat. The contoured, ergonomic shape allows for multi-usage: lumbar, shoulders or legs. The image illustrates how it works on the inside.

 

Spiky Massage Ball

designed to stimulate the blood circulation, massage muscles and relieve tension. The link provided is for the soft version. Harder balls are also available from the same supplier. Click here for ideas on how to use it.

 

The Effortless Sleep Method, by Sasha Stephens

A book that provides a step-by-step insomnia recovery sleep programme, to help you rediscover your innate ability to sleep without pills, potions or external sleep aids.

 

 

Wheat Bag (with Lavender)

Our clients have successfully used (lavender) wheat bags, heated in the microwave, to help relieve muscle tension. There is a wide choice of colours, shapes and sizes available to buy online, easy to find through a Google search.

 

 

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