I trained in Massage, Anatomy and Physiology (ITEC) in 1990 at the Wendy Rigby School of Natural Therapies in Hampstead, London. I followed this soon after by completing the Post Graduate Diploma in Aromatherapy, which I upgraded in 1995. In 1992 I completed the ITEC Post Graduate Dipoma in Nutrition and Diet at the West London School of Natural Therapy. In 1993 I completed a Diploma in Stress Management at Steven Palmer's Centre for Stress Management as well as a Diploma in Adult Education at Westminster AE College.
In addition to my home based practice I also began to teach ITEC courses at the Wendy Rigby School of Natural Therapy. I worked for two years at Women and Health in Camden Town - a center that offered low cost therapies for women on low income. I further supported the work of this amazing place by serving on its Management Committee.
My interests shifted for a while into a different professional area that took up most of my time. When I moved to Gastonbury and eventually retired, I did further training wih Gateway in Thai Foot Massage and Hot Stone Massage. I then met Dawn Charlton in 2012 and completed Levels 1,2 and 3 Traditional Old Style Lomi Lomi Massage . I followed this up in 2016/2017 by traning with Carrie Rowell in Hawaiian Lomi Lomi which is a more flowing style. Together they make a great combination.
In 2017 I also completed a course in Indian Head Massage with Nandini Gibbins of Prana Holistic Health, which she teaches at the Goddess House, Glastonbury, as well as a course in Beauty Facials, also at Gateway.
I am also a Reiki II practitioner, but prefer to infuse my massage with Reiki rather than offer as a stand alone treatment.
I moved from my Studio in 2016, but now practice from a comfortable space in my home. For over a year I worked at the Goddess House in Glastonbury and am now practising from the Courtyard Natural Therapy Centre in Wells.
Lavender and Roses Equality Statement
Equality Act 2010 in Schedule 3, Paragraph 27 applies pertaining to offer a women only service which includes those who have undergone gender reassignment to that of a woman.
I work from the first floor with no access for wheelchairs or for those who are mobility impaired, although sensory impairment can be accommodated.
ITEC - MAP; Aromatherapy, Nutrition and Diet
Centre for Stress Management - Diploma in Stress Management
Gateway - Thai Foot Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Beauty Facial
Dawn Charlton - Traditional Old Style Lomi Lomi Massage(L3)
Carrie Rowells - Hawaiian Lomi Lomi (advanced)
Nandini Gibbins Prana Holistic Health - Indian Head Massage
Reiki Level II as taught by Reiki Master Chrissie Heaven