Frequently asked questions

What areas do you visit?

We're based in Whitehaven and provide a mobile service to much of West Cumbria. For home visits in the Whitehaven, Workington, Maryport, Cockermouth, Egremont, Gosforth, Seascale, Holmrook and Drigg areas there is no extra charge. There may be a small additional charge for home visits outside these areas. Please ask for details.

How do I take the homeopathic remedy?

Homeopathic remedies come in different forms, normally pillule or liquid. Pillules should be dissolved on the tongue. Regardless of the form that the remedy comes in, strong flavours, including peppermint, toothpaste and coffee, should be avoided fifteen minutes before and after taking the remedies.

Flower remedies can be taken either directly on the tongue, or in a little water or juice. They are especially effective when taken first thing in the morning and last thing at night to allow maximum impact on the psyche.

Both homeopathic remedies and flower essences should be stored in a cool, dark place, away from heat and direct sunlight.

Are there side-effects with homeopathy?

No. There may be a temporary aggravation as the disturbance is flushed out of the system, i.e. the complaint can get worse before it gets better. If this happens, it is usually a good sign, and you will feel much better afterwards.

There may also be a cleaning affect, i.e., the body develops a temporary healthy discharge as the remedy takes effect. Once again, try to go with this process, as you will feel much better for it.

Are there contraindications to massage?

Certain essential oils may be contra-indicated (not suitable) in some medical conditions and massage may be contraindicated or require adaptation. Permission may be required from your GP prior to the massage. A case history is taken before your initial treatment, but if you suffer from any of the following please discuss it with Sheila before making a booking so that you will not be disappointed:

Indian Head Massage is also contraindicated if there is any recent head or neck injury, or if there is a disorder of the central nervous system.

More often than not, a modified massage is possible, and likely to be beneficial. Even in the most severe instances a hand soak followed by a light hand massage will be of benefit, but it is best to check first.

What do I wear when I come for a massage?

Loose, comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting a little oil on.

Can I have directions to Holistic Transformations?

From the middle of Whitehaven you head towards St. Bees, but turn right up the wide steep hill called the Ginns to Kells Road. (NOT the narrower Monkwray Brow which is to the right of the Ginns to Kells Road). At the top of the hill turn first left into Lakeland Avenue. Past the Co-op. First left into Brakeside Gardens. Number 55 is second on the left, looking onto car park in which you can park.

How do I pay?

By cash or cheque at the appointment.

Please note: All prices quoted on this website may change without notice.

Why the Unicorn Motif?
The Unicorn is a symbol of the soul, and of liberation, freedom, and transformation. Homeopathy and flower essences can help to release the beauty within, allowing us to be our true selves, and to reach our optimum potential.