I have always had an interest in complementary therapies and feel it’s important to treat people holistically, taking in consideration the whole person rather than just treating the symptoms or illness. I am a member of the International Council of Holistic Therapists and am continuing professional development alongside my practice. I have Diplomas in Holistic Therapies and Indian Head Massage and Certificates in Counselling Skills, Stress Management and Sports Massage. I am interested in nutrition and feel it plays an important role in a person’s wellbeing but that it should be enjoyable too.
I feel strongly about choices and the importance of knowledge and awareness of the facts and options available so people can make informed decisions, for instance in pregnancy and childbirth or when faced with illness or disease. I believe that holistic therapies can work very well alongside conventional medicine and enhance a person’s treatment.
My family have lived in Somerset for 13 years. I have 3 children aged 19, 15 and 8. I have lived and worked in different situations and have fairly varied life experiences. More recently I worked at a centre with children and families. I enjoy music, books and films and have started learning to play the ukele. I love being outdoors, round the campfire, swimming and body boarding in the sea and would love to travel more. I try to do yoga and run regularly. I like cooking and want to grow more food in the garden as well as setting up a healing garden and look forward to making more products not only jams and chutneys etc but therapeutic oils, creams and lotions.
I am interested in getting therapies out into the community. Making them available to people who may benefit from them but who may not know anything about them. Or people who can't afford to, wouldn't or couldn’t access a centre. Some examples are young people, the elderly or people in disadvantaged or difficult situations. I would therefore welcome any contact from groups or individuals who are interested. Some negotiation of fees is possible for people on a low income.
A first visit for Reflexology and Aromatherapy Massages will last approximately 1hour 30mins (1hour for following treatments) and initially 1 hour for Indian Head Massage (35 mins for follow ups). When you arrive we will have a consultation covering medical history, diet and lifestyle information. This gives us a chance to talk about anything that may be relevant, for you to ask any questions you may have and to feel more at ease. For Reflexolgy and Indian Head Massage you remain fully clothed during the massage, for aromatherapy you undress but remain covered exept for the area being worked on at the time. I want you to be warm and comfortable at all times so I have a good quality massage couch and lots of cushions and blankets to keep you cosy. Massages are carried out in a calm and relaxing environment to help you fully enjoy and benefit from the treatment and to feel rejuvenated afterwards. Some lifestyle advice may be given and any recommendations for the time between treatments, where appropriate, may also be given, such as the use of oils.