Qualified and experienced holistic practitioner in Massage, Aromatherapy, Baby massage instruction, Hopi ear candles & Reiki
Specialising in massage for Pregnancy & Labour since 2003.
Member of The Complementary Therapists Association, Embody
Offering a range of relaxing, nurturing treatments personalised for you and your family
Gift vouchers available
Please visit my website at www.touchforlife.co.uk
Pre-booking essential - please phone 01425 274666 for an appointment.
Hours: By arrangement - usually weekdays with limited evenings & weekends
Welcome to Touch for life
How can I help
- Pregnancy Massage,
- Infant Massage Instruction (Baby Massage),
- Nurturing Massage,
- Thermo-Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candles)
Plenty of free parking, Warm, welcoming environment, in a quiet plesent location
Massage can be safely given during any of the stages of pregnancy and during labour (providing there are no complications), using pregnancy suitable essential oils if desired. Pregnancy massage can aid relaxation and prepare the muscles for childbirth.
- Anxiety & Stress relief,
- Back pain,
- Tension headaches,
- Tension in the neck & shoulders,
- Calf cramps,
- Insomnia, Sleeping problems,
- Swollen hands & feet.
This massage is given whilst lying mostly on your side, in very comfortable position, supported by special cushions, this position is safe for you and your baby, and allows deep relaxation.
The wide electric couch enables easy getting on and off, (essential for problems such as Pubis Symphysis Dysfunction).
Client Comment: "Thank you for all your help & support throughout my pregnancy. I have felt that every blend & treatment was exactly what I needed and I feel so much stronger within myself as a result" ~Penny
"I was feeling so anxious and now I feel so relaxed & positive. All the stress that I came in with has gone" ~P.H.
Birth Partners can also learn simple massage techniques. This can be helpful in creating a positive birth experience for all and increasing confidence of both partners.
Partners can often feel ‘left out’. Learning to give massage provides the birth partner confidence in ability to help the mother during labour, providing a positive role to play. Giving massage can be fulfilling and can greatly enhance your relationship and helps the mother by:-
- Aiding relaxation
- Easing muscular tension
- Lowering blood pressure
- Helping the mother to focus her breathing
- Providing a safe non-invasive form of pain relief.
Infant Massage Instruction
Small courses are offered, which provides a friendly, personal, relaxed private and comfortable location.
- Help promote bonding
- Enhance your ability to understand you baby’s needs
- Help aid baby's digestion
- Relieve wind, colic & constipation
- Improve skin condition
- Help with teething pains
- Help parents and baby to relax
- Improve sleep
- Strengthen baby's immune system
- Develop baby's muscle tone and co-ordination
Each course is usually held over a six week period, (shorter courses can be arranged if preferred). The massage sequence is taught a little each week so parents/caregivers get used to giving and babies get used to receiving the massage.
Aromatherapy uses pure natural essential oils that are extracted from trees, grasses and flowers. Each one is unique and has its own therapeutic properties. Many essential oils possess significant anti-microbial properties, which have been demonstrated by clinical trials & studies.
Oils are selected and blended to suit individual needs, then added to a carrier oil for use in massage. These are rapidly absorbed through the skin and metabolized by the body. Personal blends can also be created for use at home, in baths, through inhalations or in creams for individual requirements such as enhancing sleep.
Aromatherapy can be used for a variety of physical and emotional problems stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, pain, insomnia, coughs and colds, scar tissue, and digestive problems.
- Stimulate the immune system, which helps prevent disease,
- Balance the body,
- Uplift, relax and thereby improve health.
- Positively effect mood and the sense of well-being.
Clients report that the process of having a massage with aromatherapy oils is a wonderfully relaxing and soothing experience.
Some types of massage are not suitable for people that may have sensitivity to pressure, are unwell, or recovering from operations. ‘N M’ is safe and appropriate for the elderly or chronically ill – it is gentle, yet can be very effective for pain relief, low feelings, stress relief, anxiety and sleeping difficulties; enhancing the quality of life for anyone in need of a caring touch.
This method of touch can have a measurable therapeutic effect on:
- Chronic Pain
- Low immune function
- Digestive upsets
Reiki practitioners are simply channels for the energy to flow through. The energy is drawn by the recipient and directed to the area most needed. Healing can take place on any level of being (Physical, Emotional, Mental or Spiritual). No faith or belief is required.
Treatment is carried out fully clothed, usually lying on the couch or can be seated. The practitioner gently places their hands in a series of set positions on or near the body. Sensations may sometimes be experienced such as energy, mild tingling, warmth, coolness, other sensations, or nothing at all.
- Reiki can be deeply relaxing, ease stress, and have a calming effect.
- Reiki is a gentle energy and may be used safely by all ages, including the newborn, pregnant mothers, surgical patients, the frail and the elderly, regardless of their state of health.
- Reiki can help to bring balance into our lives and enhances all other forms of treatment.
A safe, pleasant, relaxing treatment, which can be helpful for:-
- Ear Ache,
- Headaches, Migraine,
- Colds, Influenza,
- Sore Throats,
- Sinusitis, Catarrh,
- Glue ear,
- Otitis Media
- Mild hearing loss.
ITEC diploma in Anatomy Physiology & Massage 1997
ITEC diploma in Aromatherapy 1998
Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist 2003
International Association of Infant massage Certified Instructor (CIMI) 2005
Certified Thermo-Auricular Therapist 2000
Reiki Master 2002
Actively working as an Aromatherapist since 1998 in a home based practice - also offering aromatherapy, massage & thermo-auricular therapies at a local clinic for a number of years. Has provided voluntary massage & aromatherapy services at a local hospice.
Has run Infant Massage courses at childrens centres & taster sessions at GP surgeries
Aromatherapy, Ear Candling, Holistic Massage, Infant Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Reiki