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