An Interview With Anabel Kindersley
We’re big fans of natural therapies and treatments here at Neal’s Yard Remedies. With our co-owner, Anabel Kindersley, being a natural health practitioner herself for 10 years, that love of therapies runs right to the heart of our brand.
We spoke to Anabel to hear her thoughts on therapies, and which Neal’s Yard products she loves to use both in her own practice, and during therapies she has herself.
How long have you been practising as a therapist and what do you love most about it?
“I’ve been practising as a Natural Health Practitioner for 10 years. The most rewarding thing about it is helping patients on their journey of wellbeing. It’s an enormous privilege to be a part of that.”
Do you have a favourite therapy and if so, why?
“It’s difficult to choose as I have so many! Each offers something different, and they’re all of equal value. I’ve always thought it important to maintain a number of therapies as a means of preventative medicine.
“I adopted this philosophy from traditional Chinese culture where natural health practitioners are paid to keep you healthy and well rather than waiting until you’re sick – it seems wise to me! I see a herbalist regularly, a chiropractor every other week, and whenever I can, I have a massage to help ease the stress levels when life is a little too busy!”
What are your favourite Neal’s Yard products to use in a therapy?
“I use our Bach Flower Remedies as an adjunct to my therapy, and we have a variety of very useful blends. I tend to use our SOS Blend which most people need at some point in their lives.
“From my herbalist, I’ve currently been prescribed a combination of tinctures, Oatstraw & Siberian Ginseng. I use this for periods of stress and anxiety.
“When having a massage, I like to use our Detox Toning Oil, but I’m also a huge fan of our new Women’s Balance Massage Oil – it’s divine!! In our Therapy Rooms, we also offer a Frankincense Intense™ Facial Rejuvenation featuring our Frankincense Intense™ Collection which I love – it’s super luxurious and not to be missed.”
If you’re interested in learning more about natural therapies, why not treat yourself to some all-important self-care with one of our relaxing treatments? We have Therapy Rooms based across the country, and you’ll also get 15% off* in-store after your treatment, so you can stock up on your favourite products.
*T&C and exclusions apply, see in-store for details.