World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day.  Mental Health is on the tip of everyone's tongue at the moment and so it should be.  Thanks to key figures such as Princes Harry and William and other celebrities in the public eye, Mental Health is being taken seriously.  Finally.  Our mental health is just as important as our physical health, in fact it is our belief here at Haelan that our mental and emotional states are directly linked to our physical states.  Get on top of your mental health and then physically you will be winning.  So how?


Our approach to supporting mental health

When we raise our self-awareness, it opens up a world of choice. When we have choices we can make empowering decisions that are right for us. This allows for our behaviours to change, our mind, body and soul to realign, our self-confidence to increase, our empathy and compassion for ourselves and others to grow and our relationships to enhance.

At Haelan we aim to help facilitate a profound and lasting change in you, our clients, at both a physical and mental/emotional level through our touch and talk therapies, giving you greater access to your own creativity, inspiration and to recognise your inner wisdom.  After all, you hold all the answers...we simply give you the space to enable you to see and feel them.

As Sarah Tomlin one of Haelan's massage therapists suggests,  "through touch, massage boosts our levels of oxytocin, a feel good chemical in the brain. As well as bringing pleasure in the short term, the rise in oxytocin strengthens personality traits such as warmth, love and trust, ensuring the effects of the massage extend far beyond the therapy room and out into your life".


Therapist Karenanne Hay goes on to explain "as a therapist it is my passion and heartful desire to support a person as a whole.  Part of our whole self is our mental/emotional health.  I believe that using the tool of deep relaxation which holistic therapies such as massage, reflexology and reiki can facilitate, we can make steps to improve the quality in the engagement with ourselves.  This opens can open us up to living in a mindful manner and enhances our ability for self acceptance, self healing and self love....".


Whether it's through touch therapy or talking therapy, when we raise our self-awareness it opens up a world of choice that we didn't have before. 

Let's keep talking about Mental Health today and every day enabling it to stay at the top of the agenda where it belongs. Be in touch if you wish to put it at the top of your agenda too.  We'd love to hear from you.  Visit our website for more information and details about our Transforming Lives healing packages. 

Rebecca x