Natural health and well-being for you & your family in the heart of Suffolk
More of us than ever are choosing to take a more integrated and holistic approach to our physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being. My passion is enabling my clients to do just this through a variety of carefully chosen therapies including Bowen Therapy, Reflexology, Fertility Reflexology and Bowen and Ayurvedic Kansa Vatki Foot Massage, and all within easy location of Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket.
My clients come to me for a variety of reasons; some because they need the time out to relax and recharge, but many because they are facing conditions or situations that they want support with, which may include:
- Muscular-skeletal and nerve aches and pains such as frozen shoulder, sciatic pain, neck, back and knee pain, tennis elbow, sports injuries, whiplash and muscle spasms
- Respiratory problems including asthma, hay-fever and blocked sinuses
- Constipation and IBS
- Support for fertility / conception and pregnancy
- Colic and other baby / child conditions and situations
- Hormonal imbalance, menstruation, period pains and menopause
- Stress and anxiety, low mood, lethargy and fatigue
- Headaches and migraines
- Bed wetting and adult stress incontinence
- Problems sleeping
- Pins and needles, numbness and carpal tunnel
- Plain, simple relaxation
Click below for more information on:
Bowen, Reflexology & Ayurvedic Foot Massage
Fertility & Pregnancy Support
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How to contact me
For more information about how Bowen Therapy at my treatment room either in Bury St Edmunds or Woolpit might be able to help you, please click here.
By stimulating and massaging points on the feet or hands that correspond to points in the body, I work with your own body's ability to restore balance and harmony. For some the benefit of a Reflexology treatment can be as simple as relaxation, for others it can help with stress and anxiety, or specific issues like back pain or migraines. With fertility treatment on the NHS more difficult to obtain, many people are also coming for conception / fertility reflexology.
For more information about how Reflexology or Fertility Reflexology at my treatment room between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket might be able to help you, please click here.
Ayurvedic Foot Massage
This is a wonderfully relaxing treatment where I work with my hands and a special three metal bowl on the foot and lower leg, stimulating key marma and chakra points. Promoting relaxation, it’s great for healing and balancing the body and your tri-dosha. This treatment also works well when combined with a Reflexology treatment.
To find out more about an Ayurvedic Foot Massage, available from both my treatment room in Woolpit (which is in between Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds), and Neal's Yard in Bury St Edmunds, please click here.
Pregnancy & Fertility Support with Reflexology and Bowen Therapy
You might wish to explore Fertility Reflexology / Bowen Therapy as part of your journey, helping to balance body and mind during your fertility and conception journey. Many women also find Bowen Therapy and Reflexology helpful during pregnancy and in preparing them for the birth of their baby: Gawri Motha, author of “The Gentle Birth Method” recommends both as great ways to support mum-to-be in relation to back pain, nausea, pubic and pelvic pain, mastitis, and for mothers who are tense or anxious.
To find out more about how I might be able to support you on your journey through pregnancy / fertility with Reflexology / Bowen Therapy, please click here.
As well as sharing information I come across when exploring some of the conditions and situations that I work with as a therapist, I also explore the idea of living a more 'complementary life' - one that takes into account a more holistic and integrated approach to health and well-being and a more sustainable approach to living, with ideas, suggestions and, very often, food for thought.
Feeling overwhelmed? Forget about mindfulness and try some serenity
The Serenity Prayer is one that seemed, at least in my mind, to appear as either a decorative plate or panel on the kitchen wall of every female relative I had as a child, despite the fact that not one of them was religious. At the time it meant nothing to me, but as I’ve got older I have understood is significance, its relevance in a time where many of us feel constantly overwhelmed by life – whether in the big wide world, or in the microcosm of our home.
I was reminded of this again today when a fellow therapist, posting as his alter-ego as a former youth team football coach, shared some advice he would give to his players when they felt overwhelmed by the idea of the game ahead, or by the scoreline that followed:
Things I cannot control, other peoples: words, efforts, actions, mistakes, behaviour, play, ideas.
Whether you prefer the Serenity Prayer or the advice, the concept behind both is the same. The reality of life is is that there are just some things that you cannot control, and you need to take a deep breath and accept them. Conversely there are things that you can control and that you have the ability to change – if you have the courage. The hard bit, the wisdom, comes in knowing that there is a big difference between the two.
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Born and raised just outside Bury St Edmunds, I have Suffolk ingrained in my blood with a family history that I can date back a few hundred years. Perhaps that's why, after traipsing far and wide across the globe, I finally felt the lure of home, and returned here to raise my kids. I love Suffolk and the lifestyle and opportunities that it offers, and because there is a growing acceptance of complementary therapies and the need for us to lead more sustainable and complementary lifestyles.
I am a member of the Association of Reflexologists, the College of Bowen Studies, and I am registered with the CNHC, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, for my work as a Bowen Therapist and Reflexologist. The CNHC is the UK register for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up in 2008 with government funding and support. I also host a Facebook Group for complementary therapists in East Anglia called East Anglia Complementary.
As well as Bowen Therapy, Reflexology and Ayurvedic Foot Massage, and I am also a practitioner and instructor in Reflexology for Babies and Children, and am trained in Relaxation techniques, and in Fertility Support through Reflexology.