I became interested in complementary therapy when I developed cervical spondylosis (crumbling of the spine). I realised I could not continue with the very large doses of painkillers I had been prescribed and looking for a suitable complementary therapy that could help my condition, I found Reiki. 6 months after... [read more]
I help you to make the changes that you choose. Each session we will work to identify the most important issues that you feel is important to you, explore and identify the positive changes you have made and together personally structure your session to accommodate and benefit you the most... I... [read more]
I work from Mytchett, Camberley, Surrey as a Massage Therapist and Reiki healer. I have been doing this type of work since 2004 and love being able to help people lead a happier and more comfortable life. Some of my clients come to me having suffered with migraines, lower... [read more]
Do you have an injury, pain or restriction that is affecting you from your work, or your daily life?
My name is Emily & I love providing heart filled nurturing care, to encourage a quick return to optimum health.
I provide realignment & relaxation treatments & provide self care empowerment tips.... [read more]
Specialising in clinical massage (getting clients out of pain) I have over 18 years experience, initially in aromatherapy massage, then training in Indian Head Massage, Deep Tissue/Holistic Medical Massage, Hot Stone Fusion, Thai Foot Massage and also facials, I now train with the renowned Jing Massage therapy school in Brighton and,... [read more]
I have been qualified as a Complementary therapist for 14 years, initially with just Reflexology and Body Massage. Since then I have increased the number of therapies I am qualified in, enabling me to combine skills in order to provide a treatment to suit you as an individu
Hello my name is Lorraine and I have been practising complementary therapy for over 10 years. I hire a therapy room at Sweet Thyme Therapy Centre, North Shields, NE290JF and appointments are available 9.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday and until 5.00pm on Saturdays. I also work onsite where staff can... [read more]
My name is Lulu and I am a self employed Complementary Therapist in the Glasgow area. My business name is I Love Holistics. I'm friendly and easy to get along with. I have petsonally experienced many of the strains and traumas that many of us face in our... [read more]
I am a fully qualified and insured professional massage therapist and reflexologist providing quality treatments in Orpington or mobile to your door.
My aim is to lower your stress levels , ease your aches and pains and promote restful sleep.
All treatments are tailor made to suit each clients requirements after an initial... [read more]
I love to give Aromatherapy Massage including Reiki, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Shiatsu/Acupressure and Colour Healing. I draw on all the therapies I have trained in to treat the whole person.
I also give Reiki Healing Sessions separately. This is a simple and peaceful session of one hour including brief... [read more]
I have been working as a massage therapist for 16 years. I am qualified in Therapeutic massage and Aromatherapy.
I work from a treatment room next to my home, it is very quiet, no traffic noise, only the birds !
I offer home visits at a small extra cost for travel expense,... [read more]
Hello my name is Suzy Berry, I am a highly skilled holistic therapist trained in a variety of therapies to give people tailored treatments to suit specific issues or just a chance to relax and unwind.
I've set up Serene Senses to help a wide variety of people with energy balancing... [read more]
I have been a complementary therapist since 1998 following a career in laboratories. I had completed an Open University Degree in Maths, Physics and Environment followed by a Masters in Environmental Management. During this time I suffered a series of bad backs and was recommended to a local osteopath, Stephen Ling,... [read more]
I enjoy being useful and helping others.
I am a qualified and insured Complementary and Holistic therapist. I am a Mindfulness teacher and was taught by a Mindfulness practitioner Buddhist Monk.
I have an enhanced DBS and support people with learning disabilities.
I am a volunteer community Mediator.
After 15 years working in the NHS I retrained as a Complementary therapist. I have found the holistic approach to a persons health care very rewarding and I like the more one to one aspect of helping a person to improve their own lifestyle and health problems.
I am a yoga teacher, birth educator, doula and massage and craniosacral therapist.
I have been in practice for over 30 years and currently teach classes workshops and offer one to one sessions in my practice in Walthamstow.
I am passionate about my work with women and especially pregnancy and birth. I... [read more]
Hello, my name is Jidapha, and I was born in Thailand. I have been immersed in massage for as long as I can remember - I have attained qualification to Master Trainer and it is so fulfilling to be able to teach the art, and to oversee students gain certification.... [read more]
I came into Complementary Therapies in the late nineties by chance and never looked back, enjoying the variety of different treatments I give. I work in Morningside, Edinburgh with good bus links to the city centre and am always updating my knowledge with Professional Development courses. I also offer home visits... [read more]
I work as a NHS Complementary Therapy manager providing complementary therapies to patients . I also have my own practice room and practice from various Doctors surgeries .
I am Qualified in Clinical Aromatherapy,
... [read more]
I am a massage therapist specialising in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Holistic, Remedial, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Indian Head, Indian Face and Seated Acupressure Massage and I am an instructor in Baby Massage. I am based in Wandsworth/Earlsfield, South West London, parking is available or a short walk from... [read more]
I have run my own Retreat in Brittany, France for 12 years. I have now relocated back to Seaton, East Devon where I have my own Holistic Wellbeing Centre overlooking the sea. I am a professional Tarot Card reader and work for Psychic TV as well as attending fairs and regular... [read more]
I have been always passionate about alternative remedies and essential oils. My aim is to give natural and effective course of treatment to restore the client's health by combining a holistic massage, aromatherapy and reflexology into synergy of a treatment to suit client's individual needs. Aromatherapy and reflexology, can both bring... [read more]
Tania was introduced to using and healing with herbs from early childhood. Her mother is Susan Koten founder of The Willow Herbal Centre based in Essex, and Tania has herself been treated using natural herbal remedies for as long as she can remember. It was this introduction to herbal medicine from... [read more]
Sakina has over 20 years of experience as a practitioner. She have a wide range of skills and experience which enable her to provide a unique, holistic service to her clients. She has helped many clients who gained relief from stress-related conditions, and other conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's and... [read more]
Rebecca is warm, welcoming and truly passionate about her work. Your welfare is top of her list. After starting her career as an acupuncturist she has never looked back.
Theo is a Mobile Sports Massage Therapist for 25+ years now and visits people in their home or place of work. He covers from the lightest touch of a Relaxing Aromatherapy Massage to a Swedish, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage. His Massages are tailored to your individual needs. From working as... [read more]
I am a qualified lymphoedema specialist and holistic practitioner in practice in Cardiff since 1998.
I have 14 years of experience of working within the local health service as a medically qualified specialist lymphoedema practitioner. I am experienced in all aspects of treatment and on going care of diagnosed primary... [read more]
We are a holistic and naturopathic clinic and training centre offering a wide variety and treatments, therapies and products to treat the whole person. We are passionate about improving and supporting the health of our patients. Treating the body as a whole and finding the root cause of disease is... [read more]
I offer healing, therapeutic, aromatherapy massage, reflexology and EFT/Matrix Reimprinting. I qualified for massage over 15 years ago and use the other therapies I have learnt within the massage.
Aromatherapy massage using essential oils includes some reflexology and some Thai hand and foot massage. A wonderful heated couch and client room... [read more]
Hi, welcome to my profile.
I am a fully qualified massage therapist offering advanced skills. My therapy room is home-based which offers a friendly and private environment with appointments available outside of normal working hours. I offer appointments most days from 10am - 9pm, including Sundays.
With a background in academics and competitive... [read more]
Hello! My name is Andy and I am an experienced (11 years+), sensitive and friendly holistic/massage therapist, operating from a haven of peace and tranquillity, in a specially designed studio in the basement of my home. I am VTCT level 3 qualified and use a variety of massage styles, including a... [read more]
I am a Bodymaster Practitioner, Sports Therapist, Remedial Massage Therapist & Holistic Therapist. I am also qualified to use Acupuncture for musculoskeletal conditions and just obtained the FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine.
I assess, treat and help rehabilitate to relieve pain from injuries and chronic conditions, restore function and improve... [read more]
I am a person centred therapist who feels called to offer safe space and facilitation for deep healing experiences. I have explored my own traumas and wounds with compassion and this journey inspires me to show up for people without judgement and with deep respect for their experiences and intention to... [read more]
Ruth Pretty is a highly qualified and experienced Nutrition Therapist, having trained with the prestigious College for Optimum Nutrition in London and is also a trained practitioner for Metabolic Balance weight management. She has extensive experience as a Reflexologist and Aromatherapist and opened her Holistic Clinic in 1992. Ruth's positive and... [read more]
Welcome to Driftaway. My name is Lorraine; I am happily married with three daughters, one son and five grandchildren.
Driftaway was established in 1999 and my passion for holistic treatments began when one of my children developed an autoimmune problem.
As any mother, I wanted to do the best I possibly could. By... [read more]
Fully Qualified Level 3 Aromatherapist with Mental Health Psychology Masters. Insured and a full member of the CThA, FHT & CHNC federations. 25th hour offers Aromatherapy and Massage treatments which are bespoke to your needs through a full medical and lifestyle consultation. Tailored oils will then be used for a... [read more]
In 2001 I trained at the Royal National College for the Blind, to become a
Remedial Therapist, where I gained an I.T.E.C Diploma in Swedish massage,
Indian Head Massage & Reflexology. The following year I gained a B.T.E.C.
Diploma, in Sports Massage Therapy at the London School of Sports Massage,
recognised by the Sports Massage... [read more]
I have worked in sports and leisure all my life and have always been interested in the body and maintaining good health. I have my own private treatment room at home and work various hours to work around my children and be available for my clients, often hectic lifestyles. I enjoy... [read more]
I am a qualified Physiotherapist registered with HCPC, who has 18 years experiences within the NHS and I am a qualified Bowen Technique Therapist for 4 years. I find that these two therapies work well together.
I am a qualified Yoga Teacher with a Physiotherapy back ground which helps when people... [read more]
I have been a therapist for over 15 years practising remedial and holistic therapies and during that time I have worked in clinics gyms, spas, and provided massage therapy at shows and events; I am a fully qualified and insured therapist with The Complementary Therapist Association (CThA) and have a current... [read more]
Enrida Kelly is passionate and dedicated holistic practitioner.
She brings 17 years of experience in the field of alternative medicine, holding qualifications in various complimentary therapies.
Colon Hydrotherapy remains one of her favourite therapies and an integral part of her practice.
Enrida has an outstanding clinical experience in this discipline, having carried out over... [read more]
Tranquil Rose Therapies offers Chinese Massage, Aromatherapy and Reiki , with many different Treatments to choose from to suit your individual needs. Psychic Readings and Workshops are also available.
Tranquil Rose Therapies is set in a lovely peaceful home setting overlooking the garden and fields beyond, on the edge of... [read more]
I am a mobile Complementary Therapist and travel to your home or workplace within a 20 mile radius of the G67
RLD (Reflexology Lymph Drainage
HOPI EAR CANDLING
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
ON SITE SEATED CHAIR MASSAGE
I first qualified in massage therapy over 15 years ago. I combine all the techniques I have learned to provide a massage that is effective and also feels good. Every massage is different, tailored to whatever is needed by the individual on the day.
I live in Hurstpierpoint and can... [read more]
I have a background in social work and healthcare, specialising in those who have special healthcare needs, disabilities and mental health problems. Having benefited from Complementary Therapies for many years myself, I commenced training in this field ten years ago. I utilised my skills both in private practice and in... [read more]
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to help promote and maintain health and well being. In a treatment it is done through the sense of smell and through the absorption into the skin.
In an aromatherapy massage these highly concentrated oils, impermeable to water, dissolve in fatty oils such as almond oil or sesame oil and are then applied to the body through the medium of massage which is soft tissue manipulation. In this way they enter the body through the skin and enter the blood stream and circulation. They can help to boost blood circulation and can have a decongesting effect upon the lymphatic system and any chestiness.
Essential oils are extracted from different parts of plants (for example, the oil from lavender is extracted only from the flowers, whereas the oil from an orange is extracted from the rind).
Essential oils are made up of molecules from different chemical groups and it is this unique combination that determine it's therapeutic effects and aroma. It is this that makes aromatherapy a treatment that can be applied to many different people as there are so many different plants and oils exerting such a wide range of therapeutic effects. Essential oils can be, for example, warming, energising and stimulating so aiding with muscle tension, lethargy, concentration and generally having an uplifting effect while other oils can be cooling, soothing and relaxing, so helping with headaches, anxiety, insomnia and digestive complaints.
An Aromatherapy treatment is aiming to help rebalance the individual at that particular time having an effect upon the person; the whole person being physical, emotional and spiritual. Each session will last about 60 minutes. In the first treatment a detailed consultation will be gone through establishing the client's general health, historical health and lifestyle and understanding the reason for the treatment and what you want to get out of it. After this the client will undress to their underwear and lie on a massage table underneath towels. The therapist will mix a blend of up to 3 essential oils in a carrier oil to best benefit that particular person and treatment. It is then massaged into skin.
Evidence varies as to the effectiveness of aromatherapy, but clients come with the following conditions, to name just a few:
Aromatherapists are not trained to make a medical diagnosis and so it is best talk to your GP to get a diagnosis before having aromatherapy. It may be that the treatment is not right for you. Aromatherapy appears to be safe, however it is best to ask your therapist if there are any risks to you for example an allergy to a certain oil.
There is currently no statutory regulation for Aromatherapy. The industry is self-regulated which means anyone can work as an aromatherapist. However there are professional associations that aromatherapsists can join and this ensures that they will be following their code of ethics as well as having relevant training and qualifications.
It is always advisable to choose an aromatherapist who has been properly trained and to make sure they have qualifications relevant to what they say and that they have relevant insurance.
Our Aromatherapy description was kindly supplied by Louise Powell.