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
My Blog, “World Vegan Day” - tips and advice on living a more 'complementary life'
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.
Notail Stew: World Vegan Day
So, 1st November is World Vegan Day and I present to you my humble offering for something warming, sustaining and rich on this dreary, cold, rainy day. I’m not a vegan, but I do prefer a plant based diet and so came up with this little number whilst preparing Oxtail stew for the rest of the family last night, using Hugh FW’s recipe as the basis for my vegan alternative.
Serves 1-2 depending on how big you like your portions, and what you serve it with!
Skill level - EASY!
250g Mushrooms (I used field mushrooms) cut into large chunks
250g Aubergine cut into large chunks
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 onion sliced (I used a mixture of red and white onion)
1/2 a cinnamon stick
1/4 bottle of red wine
1/4 of a star anise
1/4 bay leaf
few black peppercorns
1/4 litre of vegetable stock
2 tablespoons of Yeast Flakes
1. Place aubergine and mushroom into a roasting tin, drizzle over some vegetable oil and roast in at 200 degrees for 20 mins, remove from the oven drizzle over the soy sauce and put back in for another 20 mins.
2. In the meantime, gently fry the onion until soft and translucent.
3. Combine aubergine and mushrooms with onions (either in the pan, or a saucepan if it’s easier), and add the cinnamon, red wine, star anise, bay leaf, and peppercorns, and bring to a bubble.
4. Add the vegetable stock and yeast flakes, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer. Time wise I let mine go for around 40 mins - you really need to get the texture of the aubergine right for you, and time for the ‘wine’ taste to mellow.
5.You can leave overnight to allow flavours to develop, or eat straight away (remembering to remove the cinnamon, star anise and bay). Great with a big hunk of bread, rice, potatoes or even noodles. This would also make a great filling for a pie!
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.