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, aromatherapy and massage therapies. 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.
My massage work incorporates the use of aromatherapy, remedial massage techniques and hot stones. I use essential oils and hot stones to reduce pain and provide deep relaxation. I work with clients in pain and who are injured or have spinal and postural problems as well as offering more traditional relaxing massage treatments and working with pregnant women. I regularly attend CPD courses and a massage Supervision Group to enhance my massage skills. I have advanced training in Aromatherapy for Pregnancy and childbirth.
Anti Ageing Facials & Natural Products
I have a lifelong love of gardens and horticulture and have avidly read all the books on herbs and medicinal plants that I could find. I attended several post graduate training courses in London which gave me more insight into the use of vegetable oils, waxes and plant extracts. This inspired me to develop a facial skin care routine and also to offer anti ageing facials to clients. I initially began making natural products for friends and family: shampoo to help with my husband’s hair loss; bath oils and balms for pain, eczema and acne. By 2008 I was making a small range of natural products and in 2011 I launched Elizabeth Jones Natural Skincare.