Complementary Therapies

Complementary Therapy Treatments are a very significant dimension of the multi-disciplinary approach taken at the Tara Centre in support of holistic health, healing and general wellbeing.

In keeping with the Centre’s strongly held belief that ‘one size does not fit all’, Tara offers a wide range of Complementary Therapy Treatments.


Aromatherapy is the controlled use of essential oils by different methods to boost and enhance the well-being of the mind, body and spirit. Essential oils are highly fragrant and are extracted from flowers, leaves, twigs, bark, roots and fruits of many common plants. These essential oils have many different properties and, as research has shown, can be stimulating, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, reduce anxiety, aid relaxation and improve the quality of sleep. Aromatherapy, therefore, has the ability to affect the emotions, promote bodily wellbeing and psychological balance.

Bio-Energy Healing

Bio-Energy is based on the fact that that the body has the capacity to heal itself with the help of bio-energy, the life sustaining force of the Universe.

Free flowing energy, through its own intelligence, has the capacity to vibrate through to the very core of one’s being and unlock the healing powers lying dormant within the body’s cells.

The aim of Bio-Energy is to locate energy blockages and imbalances in the body and, using a series of hand movements, clear the blockages and thus enable the energy to flow more freely through the body.

Bio-Energy is a non-invasive therapy suitable for all.


Reflexology is a relaxing treatment involving direct touch to the feet and ankles. The theory behind reflexology is that areas of the foot correspond to organs and systems of the body. By stimulating these reflex points, reflexology helps to restore the body’s balance, enhances relaxation and sleep, and encourages the body’s own healing potential.

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage is a safe, simple, yet effective therapy received while fully clothed. This non-invasive treatment is applied to areas of the upper back/shoulders/arms/neck/scalp/face and ears. It is a holistic therapy, renowned for relieving symptoms of stress, anxiety and mental tension.

It has the capacity to promote a sense of general wellbeing.

Hopi Ear Candle Therapy

Hopi Ear Candle Therapy is a very gentle and safe treatment which may be used to treat sinus problems, reduce inflammation in the ears, relieve symptoms of hay fever, and remove ear wax.

A hollow ‘candle’ is gently inserted into the outer ear and the vacuum created by the heat of the flame gently and painlessly draws the wax out of the ear. It assists in relieving tension and stress and promotes relaxation.

Only professionally qualified practitioners, who are accredited and experienced, are engaged at the Centre.


There are three ways in which the cost of providing complementary therapy treatments at this Centre are covered:

  1. An appropriate fee is paid by the client;
  2. A gift voucher, available at the Centre, is exchanged for a treatment;
  3. A grant will cover the cost of a designated number of treatments when such grants are available. The Receptionist will know when this is an option.

In the event of none of the above being an option for someone who wishes to avail of a complementary therapy treatment, payment by instalments can be arranged with the Receptionist or the General Manager will discuss an affordable fee request. We will take care of you to the degree to which our resources permit, regardless of your ability to pay.