Patricia Stride


I became interested in Complementary Healthcare when I was diagnosed with a serious illness.  Through dietary changes and regular practice of yoga and exercise, I overcame this illness.  During this time I also attended courses in massage and reflexology for my own benefit!   

In 1999 when my career in the Global cosmetics industry drew to a close - I decided that I really wanted to help people!  I studied, obtained qualifications in a variety of Complementary Healthcare therapies and began working as a Health Therapist. 

10 years later, I'm still expanding my skills and knowledge in this field and treat people from all walks of life to reduce stress, relieve pain and promote the best of health and balance!

As an example, I am currently learning The Emmett Technique: a unique body therapy created by the Australian Ross Emmett.  This Technique uses the application of light pressure at particular points and in sequences that enable gentle, physical release of muscle groups.  It offers an alternative treatment to ease pain and discomfort and may also benefit many other conditions.





B.Sc. Hons. Degree Biology / Botany: Exeter Uni. 1979

First Aid                                                                       1980 to date

Reiki I                                                                          The Reiki Alliance 1993

Health Kinesiolgy                                                          The Kinesiology Federation 1995

IIHHT Diploma Massage (Swedish)                             The Holistic Training Centre 2000

IIHHT Diploma Reflexology                                         The Holistic Training Centre 2000

IIHHT Diploma Indian Head Massage              The Holistic Training Centre 2000        

IIHHT Diploma Aromatherapy                         The Holistic Training Centre 2000

The Bowen Technique                                      European Coll. of Bowen Studies 2002

Cert. Lymphatic Stimulation                                          Grayshott Health Retreat 2002

Thermal Stone Massage                                                S. Day School of Health Studies 2005

Maternity Reflexology                                       Sole to Sole Reflexology 2006

Vertical Reflex Therapy VRT                                        Booth VRT Ltd. 2007

Endocrine Vertical Reflex Therapy                                Booth VRT Ltd. 2008

Neal's Yard Remedies Holistic Facial               Neal's Yard Remedies 2006 & 2008

Deep Tissue Massage                                                   The SEED Institute 2009

Emm-Tech                                                                   Emm-Tech Australia  2008 & 2010

Emmett Technique 1& 2, 3 & 4                                    Emmett Therapies 2008 & 2010

Neurostructural Integration Technique: Basic     Int. Centre for the NST 2010