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EST. 1994

Contact NameSerena Sheppard
Larne BT40 3JX
Phone0282 826 0710
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Complementary Therapist: Qualified Nurse/Midwife, M.I.F.P.A , M.A.O.R
Trained, Qualified and Experienced in the following therapies:Aromatherapy

  • Aromatherapy
  • Reflexology
  • Bowen Therapeutic Technique
  • Bach Flower remedies Practitioner

  • Mission Statement
    To provide and maintain a high standard of Complementary Therapies. That each individual’s physical / emotional health and wellbeing is promoted and enhanced by a caring and professional therapist in a confidential and relaxing environment.

    Clinic Opening times
    Monday - 9.00 am. - 900p.m. (last appointment 7.00 pm.)
    Tuesday 2p.m to 9p.m (last appointment 7p.m)
    Wednesday 9.00 am. - 5.30 p.m.
    Thursday, Friday and Saturday appointments are available.
    Please enquire for times and availability.


    I have been providing Aromatherapy Treatments since 1990 and it remains a very popular therapy. Aromatherapy is the systematic, controlled use of essential oils to promote and enhance the health and wellbeing of the individual. Essential oils are obtained from various plant source e.g.
    Flowers (Lavender), Roots (Ginger), Herbs (Rosemary), Tree (Eucalyptus).

    An Aromatherapy Treatment is the combined use of a blend of essential oils in a carrier oil and applied with a specific massage technique, the aim being to relax the individual physically and emotionally.

    Consider Aromatherapy for the following:
      1. Generalized stress and anxiety/or stress related
      2. Muscular aches and pains.
      3. To increase a sense of wellbeing and perhaps help to reduce the risk of stress related illness.
      4. Enhance the circulatory system.

    Option 1
    1st Visit:
    Health Consultation and full body Aromatherapy
    Treatment. 2hrs £ 60.00
    Review Appointment: Full Body Aromatherapy and
    homecare advice. 1 1/2hrs £38.00
    (Females Only)

    Option 2
    1st Visit:
    Health Consultation and part Aromatherapy Treatment.
    (back, neck, shoulders, face and scalp) 1 1/2hrs £45.00
    Review Appointment: Part Body Aromatherapy and
    homecare advice. 1hr £ 33.00
    (Available for Males and Females)

    NB Male Clients: Appointments only available evenings and Saturday day.


    I have been using Reflexology with clients since 1991. It works on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet that correspond to all the various internal organs and glands of the body. Gentle pressure is applied to each and every reflex thus enabling the body’s own healing mechanism to be stimulated. Reflexology can be considered for a wide range of health issues as well as maintaining general relaxation and wellbeing.

    1st Visit: Consultation, Treatment and homecare
    advice. 1.5hrs £45.00
    Review: Reflexology Treatment and ongoing healthcare
    information. 1hr £33.00

    The Bowen Technique

    As one of the first therapists to train and qualify in Northern Ireland I have been using The Bowen Technique since 1995.

    What is it?
    The Bowen Technique is a soft tissue non- invasive remedial technique which consists of a very precise sequence of ‘moves’ at specific location points on the individual’s body. These gentle moves bring about a general sense of relaxation and wellbeing at the same time the body’s natural healing responses are triggered and improvement is usually experienced within a few days.

    The Bowen Technique can be used for the following:Sporting Injuries Asthma and Respiratory problems Stress and Tension based disorders

    Individual leaflet available on request or visit

    1st Visit: Consultation, Treatment and homecare
    advice. 1.5hrs £45.00
    Review: Bowen Treatment and ongoing healthcare
    information. 1hr £33.00

    I am a member of the following professional associations and adhere to their code of ethics. Member of:
    International Federation of Professional
    Aromatherapists (M.I.F.P.A)

    Member of:
    The Association of Reflexologists MA. O.R.

    Associate Member of:
    The Bowen Therapy Academy ofAustralia and
    The Bowen Association UK

    The Bach FIower Remedies

    The Bach system of healing was devised by a medical doctor who had practiced for over 20 years in London as a Harley Street Consultant, Bacteriologist and Homoeopath, that doctor was Dr. Edward Bach. The Bach Flower Remedies are 38 plant and flower based remedies that can help you manage the emotional demands of everyday life. You can take them individually or in a combination if you are addressing more than one emotion. Remember the remedies are for our emotional wellbeing and that each remedy assists a specific emotion.

    Eg: Lack of confidence and feeling inferior Remedy: Larch

    This is a self help system but sometimes it is helpful to see a Bach Practitioner if you are wishing to deal with several issues and are unsure where to start.

    Individual leaflet available on request or visit

    1st Visit: Consultation, A ready prepared ‘Treatment’ bottle and homecare information.1.5hrs £45.00

    Should a follow up appointment be required
    1hr £33.00
    (includes 2nd treatment bottle)

    hr>Gift Vouchers are available for a single or course of treatments, to the value ofyour choice.
    A special treat for a Birthday, Valentines,
    Mother’s / Father’s Day or Christmas.
    A Selection of essential oils and Bach Flower Remedies are available alongside purpose blended oils.

    Additional Information

    My entire professional life has been irs healthcare. Initially I qualified as a general nurse, I then went on to train and qualify as a midwife, specialising in Neonatal Care. I held the post of Neonatal Sister both in England and in the Royal Victoria Maternity Hospital, Belfast.

    I had always had a particular interest in the Hospice Movement and was privileged to nurse for 5 years in the Northern Ireland Hospice.

    It was during this time I was able to put a life long interest of the healing benefits of plants into practice, by training in Aromatherapy. What initially started as an interest developed into my therapy practice today. As the clinic was being established I spent time as a Marie Curie Nurse which was very rewarding.
    I was asked to set-up, implement, evaluate and run an Aromatherapy Service of which I did for a very interesting and humbling 5 years at a local hospice.

    My work as a Complementary Therapist enabled me to offer my services as a volunteer therapist in post war Bosnia. Again a wonderful opportunity to share the benefits with people who had known much suffering.

    My learning continues and this in turn enhances my treatments, thus benefiting the client, which is my ultimate aim.

    Home visits can be arranged in special circumstances when an individual is unable to come to the clinic due to ill health or in the terminal stages of an illness where a little aromatherapy to hands and feet etc can be very comforting and soothing.

    Please note that none of these Complementary Therapies replace seeing your doctor, but quite often they can be used alongside conventional care, once a diagnosis and treatment from your doctor has been given.

    To avoid disappointment to other clients where possible it would be appreciated if 24 hours notice be given if an arranged appointment has to be cancelled. A €10.00 fee may be charged.

    Service Categories
    Aromatherapy, Bowen Therapy, Flower Essences, Reflexology

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