Seeking alternatives to chemical and synthetics medicines for everyday health niggles led me to discover the powerful healing and restorative properties of herbs and essential oils in my own life. Inspired by the way natural remedies work with the body’s incredible power to restore itself to health, a hobby became a career when I graduated with honors in herbal medicine at the University of Westminster, London in 2010.
Combining the best of nature with the rigors of science, modern herbal medicine is a truly holistic discipline that address the underlying cause of disease rather than the symptoms alone. The aim is to restore the body back to it’s natural state of balance by addressing the unique health needs and challenges of each individual client. Because each person is different the individual prescription is absolutely central in the treatment of chronic as well as acute conditions.
Finding a need among many clients to work more directly with the body where habitual tensions and anxieties are stored , I added aromatherapy to my tool-set with an Aromatherapy Science and Massage diploma from Neal's Yard Remedies School of Natural Medicine. Using a combination of massage and individually selected aromatic essential oils, aromatherapy is a therapy that can be said to relax you into a state of optimal health. Not only beneficial for certain chronic conditions, aromatherapy is also ideal for maintaining health and well-being in times of stress and high tension.
Chronic pain from injuries or life-style habits is another common complaint that clients seek relief from and to adequately address this I expanded my skill-set to now also include deep tissue massage.
Apart from the reward of seeing clients improve in health and well-being, I am inspired to see many clients grow in understanding of themselves and their bodies as a happy side-effect of natural remedies applied holistically. Better understanding of self and body is in my opinion key to continued sustained health and well-being.
I am a registered member of the National Institute for Medical Herbalist (NIMH), Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council as well as a member of the International Federation for Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA) each well established governing bodies in their field.