How would you like to feel?
Do you want to ease away aches, pain, stress, tension and anxiety caused by life or illness?
Would you like to improve your health or well-being without the constant use of synthetic over-the-counter medicines?
Contact Tracey at PlumEssence for Complementary & Holistic Therapies combined to provide a unique treatment and experience tailored to your specific needs.
PlumEssence Therapies - First Class Natural Therapies.
Tracey first qualified in Aromatherapy & Massage in 2001 and is passionate about helping people restore their balance and well-being.
Hello, my name is Tracey. I have been a practising Holistic Therapist since 2001, remaining a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists throughout. I have been teaching holistic therapies since 2013.
I believe in continuous professional development, attending regulated & approved courses, workshops and seminars to ensure I stay up to date with developments within the Holistic Therapy sector.
I am also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
I am DBS checked and proud to show my qualifications and insurance.
Holistic therapies are used to promote the well-being of your mind and body. .
Holistic therapies are complementary to conventional medicine and treatments, treating the person as a whole, not just the symptoms. Most people, of all ages, can benefit from holistic therapies.
Holistic therapies are safe, natural and an excellent way to relax, balance and harmonise the body, restoring tranquility and helping itself to heal.
Holistic therapies can be used alongside conventional care in the home, hospices, hospitals and other healthcare settings.
Hypnotherapy and NLP
Hypnotherapy and NLP are the newest treatments to PlumEssence. Hypnotherapy benefits include:
Achievement of deep relaxation, stress management, pain management, stop smoking, weight loss, control of anxiety and panic attacks, improved confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing, management of IBS, stop nail-biting, driving anxiety, exam anxiety management, as well as many other benefits.
Hypnotherapy can be used as a therapeutic tool, to tap into the subconscious mind and transform areas of your life. It can change how you think, feel and behave by considering how you use our mind and language and how you allow others to influence you.
Hypnotherapy induces relaxation in the mind, and so, the physical body will follow what the mind thinks. The physical body calms, relaxes and generally feels better, sending signals and messages to the brain, which results in the mind feeling better and relaxing even further. A wonderful situation to be in, with the whole process reducing stress, allowing the physical body to use its energy to encourage healing and boosting the immune system, generally improving health and well-being. On the whole, hypnosis can massively enhance the effect of the mind on the body.
Hypnosis tends to be completed for a specific outcome to be achieved, usually one of positive change. In fact, hypnosis is a scientifically proven procedure to produce a desired outcome, and one of positive change.
The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) state “Hypnosis is healing by trance” and “Hypnosis is a state of mind, enhanced by (although not exclusively) mental and physical relaxation, in which our subconscious is able to communicate with the conscious mind”
Dorn Method is a gentle and safe manual complementary therapy focusing on the cause of back and joint pain, in the spine and other joints. It is used to correct misalignments of the spine and other joints, targeting common health problems including:
Back Pain. Neck pain. Headaches and Migraines. Joint problems such as Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Ankle and Jaw. Leg lenth difference. Sciatica. Balance problems such as Vertigo and Menieres.
The Dorn Method was developed in Germany nearly 40 years ago by Dieter Dorn. It focuses on the causes of common back and joint pain and today is used by thousands of therapists all over the world. Here in the UK it has been practised for around 10 years and enjoys praise after praise from very many happy clients (you can see some of my testimonials below).
Dorn Method is a gentle manual non-manipulative therapy, which is very safe and involves no ‘clicking’ or ‘crunching’ sensations, which some people fear or dislike. It is also suitable for people of all ages.
The aim of Dorn Method therapy is similar to Osteopathy and Chiropractic, i.e. to help people who suffer from back and joint pain. Dorn is a gentle and very safe manual therapy developed to correct misalignments of the Spinal Column and other joints, which so often are the cause of pain and grief.
Rather than remaining passive, a person undergoing Dorn Method therapy works together with the Dorn Therapist at all times using dynamic techniques designed to help vertebrae and joints slip more easily back into their natural positions without using any heavy force or thrust moves.
The Dorn Method Therapy treatment can be enhanced and combined with massage which safely stretches, aligns, energises and relaxes the spine and the muscles.
In many cases, only two or three sessions are sufficient to realign the spine. However, this does depend on the individual circumstances and more sessions may be recommended for some clients.
With some after-care advice and exercises to do at home, Dorn Therapy is a great maintenance and preventative system to help you stay healthy over a longer period of time.
As a qualified therapist I have qualifications in anatomy and physiology to apply massage correctly to any parts of your body. Therapeutic Massage will include any combinations of massage techniques to suit your needs.
Massage is used to produce effects on the nervous, muscular and circulatory systems of the body. As a therapist I will be able to feel the condition of the underlying tissue and adapt the treatment accordingly. Manipulations are chosen for the effects they produce, which may be superficial, deep, stimulating or soothing.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils, which are pure plant extracts, in body massage, bathing and air diffusion. Aromatherapy is an holistic treatment which involves treating the mind for mental and emotional well-being and treating the body for physical well-being. Simply used for pleasure is often enough to trigger the body's natural healing process.
Reiki is a non-invasive but powerful complementary therapy using natural energy flow for well-being.
Reiki may be used on the whole body or can be localised to a specific part of the body and can help assist healing on both physical and emotional levels.
Reiki can help develop positive attitudes, release stress and increase energy.
You will remain fully clothed and normally I prefer you to be lying on my treatment couch. However, Reiki can be performed in any position and so perfect for people and all settings, especially your own healthcare setting. I will enter us both into a calm state and then place my hands on or near various parts of the body. My hands will remain in each position depending on the amount of healing required. I do not follow a fixed set of positions, using my intuition to guide movements.
Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage has been used in Asia for over 5,000 years and works specifically on the area surrounding the head, scalp, face, neck, shoulders, upper back and upper arms.
Indian Head Massage can be both a stimulating and relaxing treatment, depending on the massage movements incorporated and the speed and pressure at which they are applied.
Indian Head Massage is extremely effective for treating stress and relieving tension, as it works on the areas of the body where most people experience pain or discomfort. Therefore, benefits include relaxation, improved sleep and promotion of a general sense of well-being.
Indian Head Massage is an ideal treatment for those who have never experienced massage before, those who do not wish to fully undress and those less able-bodied. It is also perfect for the work or healthcare setting.
Corporate On-Site/Seated Massage
On-site or Seated Massage is perfect for the work-place and can be completed whilst you remain fully clothed.
Seated Massage is usually a short treatment, of no more than 20 minutes, covering the back, neck, shoulders, arms and hand areas.
The treatment is usually quite an up-lifting treatment.
Seated Massage can also be used to complete a back and shoulder massage, where lying on a couch is either uncomfortable or inconvenient for you.
The massage can be enhanced by incorporating Aromatherapy.
Seated Massage is excellent at relieving back, neck and shoulder pain as well as relieving stress and tension.
Therapies for Work-related Stress
Sickness absence costs your business money!
Long term health conditions of employees are bound to affect your company's productivity and profitability.
The trouble is, unhappiness and stress in the work place is a hidden cost. It's a cost hidden within the wages line.
Stress has become the number one cause of long-term sickness!
Stress does not have to be work related. All stress affects a person and their performance at work.
The true costs of unhappiness cannot be weighed.
There is the effect on other personnel who carry the additional work-load (leading them to increased stress and unhappiness) and the effect on customers and clients which can never be measured.
Do unhappy staff really 'sell' your business and products? Are they peforming their best?
Unhappy and unhealthy employees infect their emotions onto other employees. It can be a viscious circle.
A healthy and happy workforce can be the key to creating and maintaining a competitive edge!
What are you waiting for?
Act now to improve the health and well-being of your personnel.
Committing just 20 minutes, per month, of your time, to your personnel can massively increase your productivity and profitability as staff feel valued, less stressed, have increased happiness and ultimately are more loyal to their employer.
Indian Head Massage and On-site/Seated Massage are both perfect treatments to be performed in the workplace.
Just 20 minutes per month to increase your staff well-being, health and happiness. That's not much, is it?
Call me now to arrange taster treatments for you and your personnel. No committments to contracts, we'll just let the figures speak for themselves.
* About 9% of annual wage bill is estimated to be spent managing the direct and indirect costs of absence (Work Foundation 2008).
* It is estimated that 43% of one day sickness absences are due to work related stress.
* It is estimated that 175 million working days are lost each year due to work stress-related sickness absence (CBI estimates), which costs the economy about £13 billion (HSE).
* About 2.6 million people are currently claiming some form of sickness benefit, either from employers or the benefit system.
So what can you do to save your business money and improve profitablity and productivity?
It is common sense that says a healthy workforce is a sustainable workforce.
In general, people who are healthy feel good about themselves and their working environment. These feelings can be infectious amongst the workforce! What a great circle to be in!
Still not convinced?
Call me to arrange taster treatments for yourself and your employees.
Let's see how you and they feel after just 20 minutes of invigorating, de-stressing massage.
Crystal Therapy is sometimes referred to as Crystal Healing.
Crystal Therapy has been around for thousands of years. Each crystal has it's own properties, assisting in the rebalance of the body's energy system (known as Chakra's). The crystal's piezoelectric charge interacts with the magnetic/electrical field around the body.
Our bodies have 7 main chakras or energy centres and crystals can either be used to stimulate or reduce the relevant energy of the chakra, enhancing their correspondence with each other.
I will select specific crystals to meet your specific needs. During the treatment, crystals are placed on or around your body, in line with the chakra energies which need the balancing or enhancing.
Crystal Therapy is a very powerful but non-invasive treatment.
Crystal Therapy works extremely well with Colour Therapy and Reiki.
Crystals can be used to treat mental and emotional imbalances as well as imbalances and pain within your body.
Colour Therapy has been used for thousands of years and is sometimes referred to as Colour Healing.
I use a number of techniques, including visualisation, coloured crystals, cloths, cards, solarised water, oils and the encouragement of wearing specific colours and eating specific coloured foods.
Colour Therapy works with the body's chakras as with Crystal Therapy.
Colour Therapy is non-invasive and not at all dangerous. I can easily combine Colour Therapy with other therapies whilst advising you how to incorporate it into your own everyday life, with your clothes, decor and the food you eat.
Colour Therapy can help heal you on a physical, mental and emotional level. A colour therapy session can leave you feeling calm, relaxed, serene, energised or stimulated, dependent on your needs and requirements.
Bamboo Massage is a unique massage which involves using natural bamboo, of various sizes, to knead and roll out knots and relax tense muscles. It enables much deeper pressure and tissue work.
All areas of the body can be treated and allows greater tissue work on some of the more ‘delicate’ areas to touch like the glutes and thighs, both of which can hold a considerable amount of tension and cause lower to mid back pains.
Benefits of Bamboo Massage:
It allows for a deeper application of pressure so really allowing the therapist to try and get to the root of the problem,
Firms and tones the skin,
As with all massage techniques, it encourages blood flow helping the circulatory system of the body, increasing nutrient intake into the blood and boosting the immune system,
Helps improve the lymphatic system, helping the body eliminate waste and improve it’s own detoxifying system,
It is great to ease the pain in over-worked, tired and aching muscles! Perfect for sports personnel and those who sit at desks or in cars for long periods of time,
It can be a relaxing massage soothing you and helping you to restore your own inner calm and a sense of wellbeing. This helps to dissolve stress and anxiety and their related conditions.
As with most holistic therapies, Ear Candles are an ancient natural therapy, decending from Asia, Greece, Siberian Prairies and most notably, Native America (where the name Hopi Ear Candles originated from).
How the ear candles work:
Ear candles are not medical devices. The candles used are handmade hollow tubes of organic cotton, impregnated with pure beeswax, honey, sage, St. John’s Wort, chamomile and Beta-carotene (vitamin A).
Honey – considered to have a calming effect on the mind and promotes sleep.
Sage – An anti-inflammatory and astringent, encouraging the constriction of blood vessels to reduce blood flow and mucous sectretions.
St. John’s Wort – An anti-inflammatory and astringent which relaxes and restores the central nervous system.
Chamomile – An anti-inflammatory, astringent and relaxant.
Beta-carotene – Fights infections and strengthens the immune system.
All of the ingredients combined have anti-septic properties which can fight infections.
The treatment increases blood flow and stimulates lymphatic drainage, restoring balance and enabling your body to correct many problems. The candles are placed just inside the ears. The light vortex action and the movement of the flame create a vibration of air in the ear canal, generating a massage-like, warming effect. It is these movements which create the ideal environment for the body to rid itself of excess mucous in the middle ear, inner ear, sinuses and nose, resulting in a balance of pressure and reduction of symptoms.
Benefits of ear candles
Importantly, the treatment is wonderfully relaxing, invokes a deep sense of security and feelings of calm and happiness. Ear candles are said to be able to treat: colds, sinusitis, catarrh, hayfever and rhinitis, headaches and migraines, vertigo and labyrinthitis, other inner ear pressure and balance problems, hearing loss, blocked ears, tinnitus and menieres, snoring, loss of smell, glue ear, travel sickness and many other earaches and pain. Ear candle treatments can be enhanced when combined with Reiki, Indian Head Massage movements and face massages. An ear candle cannot be performed if people have: current ear tubes or grommets, perforated ear drums, artificial ear drums, recent inner ear surgery (less than 3 months), current ear infection, auricular cysts or allergies to any of the ear candle ingredients.
Holistic skincare has become increasingly popular as we become more aware that we are what we absorb, not just what we eat.
An holistic facial will use a range of products with essential oils and various massage techniques with the benefits being to rejuvenate the skin, reduce puffiness, lines and wrinkles and ultimately achieve a sense of balance and well-being.
The massage and results can be enhanced with the help of crystal massage too!
An holistic facial can be for a half-hour treatment, a full-hour treatment or be combined with ear candles, Indian Head Massage or a body massage for a wonderful beneficial treatment all round.
A range of products can be supplied to ensure you continue with your skin healthcare regime at home and in between treatments.
Treatment Guidelines & advice
Men, women and chldren, all of ages, will be considered for treatments.
All treatments and consultations are in strictest confidence. Consultations are held before every treatment. This allows me to ascertain your medical history and establish your individual treatment needs.
The course of treatment will be fully discussed and agreed with you.
If you have any medical conditions, please make me aware of these at the time of booking. This ensures the right combination of treatments and blends of any oils, can be tailored to your specific needs.
Diploma in Aromatherapy and Therapeutic Body Massage.
Diploma in Indian Head Massage.
Certificate in On-site/Seated Massage.
Reiki levels 1, 2 and Master Teacher.
Diploma in Crystal Therapy
Diploma in Colour Therapy
Certificate in Bamboo Massage
Certificate in Thermal Auricular Therapy (Ear Candling)
IMPACT Wellbeing Program Instructor
Certified Practitioner of the Belief Gates Personal Empowerment System (Belief Change Practitioner)
Stress Management Practitioner
Pregnancy Massage Diploma
Emergency First Aid at Work
Understanding Grief and Loss
Completed the Channel General Awareness Module
PTLLS Level 4
Hands Free Massage
The Dorn Method Advanced Practitioner
Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Hypnotherapy Stop Smoking Specialist
Hypnotherapy Weight Loss Specialist
Aromatherapy, Colour Therapy, Corporate Massage, Crystal Therapy, Dorn Spinal Therapy, Holistic Massage, Hypnotherapist, Indian Head Massage, Mobile Service Massage, NLP, Reiki, Swedish Relaxation Massage