Arlene Dunkley-Wood

Arlene Dunkley-Wood

Massage Therapist in London

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 and Canary Wharf.
I am passionate about my work with women and especially pregnancy and birth. I have a very good track record of working with mothers and babies with craniosacral therapy and baby massage. My main work is with prenatal women on a daily basis.

I also very much enjoy supporting couples as a doula and I teacher Active Birth workshops to help couples prepare for their birth.

I am a trained Birthlight, Active Birth and British Wheel of Yoga teacher. I currently teach a specialist backs course and a water based aquanatal course for pregnant women. I am also covering classes as a Pilates teacher at Nuffield Health.

Background & Qualifications

Active birth teacher since 1993
Association of Indepdendent Yoga Teacher since 2000
Cranisacral Practitioner RSCT 2005
Massage 1987
Counsellor 1995
Member of Birthlight since 2012 (Aqua Yoga level1&2) specialist in pregnancy and remedial water therapy
BWY Intergrated course level 4 2015
Practicing doula since 1993. Recognised member of DUK since 2004
Member of the society of holistic practitioners since 1987
BlueFinSports Insurance until October 2018
Balens Insurance until February 2019

My Specialisms

Craniosacral therapy for mother and babies
Pregnancy and birth
Body alignments and body mechanics
Yoga Teacher and Therapist
Maya Abdominal Massage
Holistic Therapeutic Massage
Yoga for Healthy Backs
Pilates and Dance

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

I am a Scaravelli Inspired yoga teacher. I trained originally with Sandra Sabatini, Monica Voss, John Stirk, Peter Blackeby and Elizabeth Lutz-Paunc. I have also completed the level 4 diploma with British Wheel of Yoga. I teach Yoga for Healthy Backs and this a 12 week programme designed to help people to manage their back issues.

For Massage and Craniosacral Therapy & Counselling: I work very much in a holistic way. I will always take a thorough case history to work with the clients needs.

My yoga sessions are bout bring balance and steadiness with a busy and sometime chaotic world. I love meditation and visualisations and being in the space my students.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Massage Therapy In Person £70 per 60 minutes
Yoga Therapy In Person £17.5 per 90 minutes
Counselling In Person £70 per 55 minutes
Craniosacral Therapy In Person £70 per 60 minutes

Additional Rate Information

My name is Arlene and I have been a holistic practitioner and bodyworker since 1987. I offer the following therapies, therapeutic massage, craniosacral therapy, yoga therapy, counselling, and specialise with my work with mothers and babies. I currently run my practice from Walthamstow in London and happy to work with people from all walks of life. My clinic is Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-2.00pm and Alternative Saturdays 12-3.00pm. Visit my website for details or email me on


Kalpna Kadri on 22/07/2015

"I have known Arlene for many years. We have worked together professionally . I am a registered Homeopath and have had close relationship with Arlene when she has been helping women during labour in her capacity as a Doula.
I also have patients who have attended her pregnancy yoga and they all speak highly of her. Many have subsequently used Arlene for Cranial sacral treatment for their babies.
I can personally recommend her for cranial sacral treatment and also for her aromatherapy massage."