My journey as a Complementary Therapist began in 2002 whilst I was working as a Gardener and studying Horticulture at Bristol University Botanic Gardens. I saw an advertisement for a course about “Medicinal Plants” and decided to take a closer look at herbal medicine .... and I was hooked. In 2003 I began training in Reflexology and Aromatherapy. Initially on qualifying, I offered relaxing therapies but I found that I increasingly attracted clients with health problems. As my practice grew I undertook more post graduate study to expand my knowledge. By 2005 I was working full time as a therapist.
I am married with boy/girl twins, who were conceived whilst I was training in and receiving fertility reflexology treatments in 2010! We love camping with friends, our garden, the countryside, exploring National Trust properties, being outdoors, eating healthily and having fun.
During treatment, I use a variety of evidence-based, advanced reflexology skills to achieve optimal results for my clients. My approach encompasses chiropractic, osteopathic, craniosacral, nerve, skeletal, pain and spinal reflexology techniques. To maximize the impact of these I often make us of relaxing tools; such as, hot stones, cold stones, crystals and essential oils. Sometimes, I even include a bit of reiki!
Reflexology is an effective therapy when treating an almost exhaustive list of complaints. I offer targeted reflexology treatments that focus on symptoms arising from digestive system and respiratory disorders. I also offer treatments that focus on relief from pain that is resultant of injury, surgery or sports excess. Reflexology can successfully be used to support hormonal and fertility difficulties as well as underpinning health and recovery during pregnancy and the post-natal period. It is a generally relaxing therapy that offers improvements to overall mental health and well-being. It is suitable for all ages and I offer tuition in baby reflexology to parents and carers. Read more about the help that I can offer with specific conditions and difficulties here: Reflexology key benefits.
Anti Ageing Facials & Ayurvedic Facial Massage
I have harboured a lifelong passion for gardens and horticulture, which has driven me to pursue several postgraduate training courses in London. These courses have significantly deepened my understanding of the use of vegetable oils and plant extracts. My extensive travels in India provided me with the opportunity to undergo comprehensive training in Ayurvedic Facial Massage. In my Anti-Ageing Facial treatments, I seamlessly integrate the knowledge I've gained about plants and the principles of Ayurveda. This unique combination allows me to offer rejuvenating experiences that harness the power of nature and ancient wisdom for my clients.