Bringing wellness to your life

About Us

The Great Barugh Natural Wellness Practice is run by Vivien and Paul.

We (Vivien and Paul) are both trained and qualified in many disciplines, some of which we choose to practice to help you to improve your general state of wellness.

What we do

On this page you will find information about the different services that we practice and can offer you in our Natural Wellness Practice. (To help keep the page size as compact as possible we have used a concertina arrangement so that as you look at a new section of information, the one you were looking at closes up).

Why choose us?

  • We are highly skilled and motivated in what we do
  • We care for you within our peaceful and comfortable environment
  • Ample off-road parking for your convenience

image of Vivien giving an aromatherapy treatment.

Aromatherapy with Vivien

The pure essential oils that are utilised in an aromatherapy massage session are natural condensed extracts from flowers, herbs, fruits and other parts of plants which are blended in our own hand made lotion so that they can be applied to the body using gentle massage.

Combining the beneficial properties of a gentle full body massage, including a facial, with the powerful natural healing properties of pure essential oils creates an enjoyable and relaxing natural healing session.

The combined healing effects of both the massage and the essential oils stimulates your natural healing process; holistically promoting physical, mental and emotional well being.

image of Paul giving a full body massage.

Full Body Massage with Paul

Massage helps to relax the body, unknots your muscles and calms the mind!

A full body healing massage lasts approximately one hour and is a good medium to help you to get back in touch with your physicality..

It is designed to release and ease tired muscles, thus reducing the overall physiological stress levels.

A full body massage is an excellent restorative after a protracted illness, flu, ME (Myalgic encephalomyelitis), or any condition that drains and exhausts you on all levels.

This massage can be given in a gentle and soothing way, or you can choose to have a more invigorating deep tissue type of massage.

If you are suffering from recent injuries or have a lot of muscular problems that need addressing, then it is a good idea to start with a couple of remedial massage sessions, so that you can finally enjoy your full body massage experience.

Vivien giving an Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage with Vivien

IHM is actually a clothed massage involving the face, shoulders, neck and scalp, that has evolved from traditional techniques practiced in India as part of family rituals and the Ayurvedic healing system for over a thousand years.

Indian Head Massage works on the neck, head and shoulders where stress affects major muscle groups, it will often bring immediate relief.

It is both subtle and deep, leaving a feeling of deep relaxation and rejuvenation; utilising a variety of techniques including kneading and compression, tapotement and finger massaging on the scalp; it also includes areas of the face. Indian head massage is especially good for relieving stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis.

This experience is deeply calming and relaxing, creating a feeling of being energised, revitalised and better able to concentrate.

Vivien giving a reflexology treatment

The art of Reflexology with Vivien

Healing applied through the feet to the whole being. Reflexology is a natural and gentle healing practice that works through gentle stimulation of the feet to help heal the whole person, not just the prevailing symptoms.

Reflexology is a natural healing practice which recognises that there are reflexes which work through gentle stimulation of the zones on the feet to stimulate healing within the systems of the body.

Applying gentle pressure to the reflexes on the feet in a healing way actually stimulates the corresponding area of the body, as well as inducing a deep sense of relaxation which promotes natural healing.

An image of Paul giving a remedial massage session.

Remedial Massage with Paul

Remedial massage utilises deep tissue manipulation and mobilisation techniques on localised areas of your body.

Remedial massage is utilised to treat muscular and skeletal dysfunctions. bad backs and frozen shoulder type injuries etc, the quicker we can address the problem, the quicker it can be alleviated or managed.

Remedial massage takes between 20 & 30 minutes, depending largely on the extent of the dysfunction and what the body can realistically handle at one time. It is often the case that the earlier the dysfunction is addressed the sooner it is sorted out.

Image of Vivien & Paul giving a Combination session.

A unique combination experience with Vivien and Paul

Working together and combining our life force healing + massage + reflexology skills into one natural healing routine, has created a uniquely enjoyable experience that embodies the term 'pure bliss'.

The session starts with the recipient lying upon the couch with a warm towel covering them. Vivien positions herself at the foot of the table, so that she can start the one hour reflexology session, whilst Paul provides the first half an hour of the one hour life force healing session. Paul then starts the front of the full body massage whilst Vivien completes the Reflexology. It is then time to turn over so that Vivien can complete the healing session, whilst Paul completes the full body massage on the back of the body.

Image of Vivien & Paul giving a life force healing session.

Helping to maintain your whole being's integrity and inner harmony.

Life often takes it toll on all levels of our being; life force healing addresses our whole being to help to restore inner harmony and balance, clearing the mind so that you can think and function in a more focused manner.

We often work simultaneously during a life force healing session to improve the overall synergistic healing effects of the session. Obviously when two healers work together simultaneously, then the time element reduces by half, so one healer = one hour, whilst two healers will complete the same task in half an hour. The fee is the same to you though the synergistic effects of the session can be different.

Image of our happy to be logo

Dealing with the reality of what is:

We can't change anything that has already happened, we can only choose to accept or reject self within our life experience. Self acceptance creates inner wholeness and harmony which creates wellness, rejection creates inner divisional conflicts together with the disease and associated pain and suffering, the choice is always there to make in the Now.

Please consider that when you accept someone and everything they do would you choose to argue and fall out with them?

That is correct, it is only the people that we choose to judge and reject what they are doing or saying that we fall out with, otherwise we are simply happy to accept and be with them!

It is exactly the same when we are dealing with our self. When we choose to accept self in an open and non-judgemental way we are simply happy to be and our wellness improves, otherwise we judge and reject self and our wellness suffers.

Our uniquely specialised self acceptance healing addresses those things that make you not 'happy to be'; the things that you would rather not think about, but none the less they keep popping back up from time to time and creating all sorts of problems. It does not matter what it is, we work with you in an open and non-judgemental way to transform whatever it is from self rejection into personal acceptance with personal responsibility. This is a painless experience, one moment you have a problem, then next it no longer bothers you.

Contact Details

Old Church House, Great Barugh, Malton. North Yorkshire. YO17 6UZ.


01653 668110