How to choose your therapy
While most people will seek my help and request that I work intuitively, bringing in aspects of any of my therapies, this guide will give you an idea of the approaches that may be most helpful.
On this page I offer suggestions for therapies that may be helpful as a guide only. If you are unwell please seek medical advice and help from your GP, Pharmacist, or Dentist as appropriate.
With the ideas that follow please be assured I’m making no medical claims or asserting a cure; holistic therapies may play a part in the healing process by their supportive nature.
I offer a safe space for you to be heard, let go of tension, truly find relaxation, and feel the support and energy transformation of holistic healing. True healing comes only from within; when we find that still point inside I believe transformation is possible.
|Ailment, Condition or Symptom||Holistic Approaches|
Back pain may be anything from a dull ache to a sharp pain or even a 'tooth-ache' type throb and vary in intensity. There are many causes, and movement may be limited or painful and may disturb sleep.
Sciatica and related pain, aches and tight muscles.
|Reflexology, Crystal Healing, Colour Healing, Reiki, Essences, Shamanic healing, Aromatherapy through the reflexes|
Although high blood pressure is generally seen as the one needing attention low blood pressure may cause symptoms too.
|Hypotension, Hypertension||Reflexology, Crystal Healing, Colour Healing, Flower Essences, Reiki|
|Cancer * [see below table]||Reiki, Flower Essences|
|Digestive system / Gastro-Intestinal
One of the most common ailments to effect people - anything from mild to chronic pain or discomfort, from stomach to anus. Emotional causes, stress and food choices all play a part in influencing our digestion.
|Constipation, bloating, Heartburn, IBS, piles (Haemorrhoids), wind, nervous tummy||Reiki, Reflexology, Dietary Advice, Flower Essences, Aromatherapy through the reflexes|
Ears do more that catch sound for us they also play a part in our balance. Wax can also build up and feel 'drummy'; buzzing or high pitched 'whistling' sounds may be tinnitus; and sometimes changes in air-pressure may leave an echoey sensation.
|Tinnitus, blocked feeling, wax, mild dizziness (after seeing a GP)||Ear Candling, Reiki|
Emotional Wounds, past trauma
Anxiety, mild depression, guilt, anger, self-critical
Experiences from your past affect you in the present and stop you moving on with your life
Reiki, Flower Essences, Crystal Healing, Shamanic Healing, Aromatherapy through the reflexes
Shamanic healing / council
Sometimes we feel well but out of balance or ungrounded. Perhaps other healing doesn't 'stick' or we are aware that we feel drained in the company of a particular person. These can indicate energy unbalance and the aim of energy healing, for example with crystals, reiki or essences, is to redress that balance and promote healthy energy flow.
|Chakras, grounding, energetic protection||Crystal Healing, Reiki, Flower Essences, Shamanic Healing|
From a lack of energy to total fatigue, there can be many causes. Once medical conditions have been checked for there are many holistic treatments that may help to address cause and symptoms.
|Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME, feeling tired all the time||Reiki, Reflexology, Shamanic Healing, Crystal Healing, Colour Healing, Dietary Advice|
|Headaches and Migraine
Headaches can really affect how we function and our mood. Migraines, whilst they often feature a headache, can feel much worse because of other sensations such as disturbed vision and digestion. Recurrent episodes should be checked out with a GP but there are many holistic approaches that may help.
|Tension headaches, food related headaches, stress.||Reflexology, Reiki, crystals Healing, Dietary Advice|
Our chemical messengers within the body, hormones have a dramatic effect on our lives. When things are out of sorts they can cause a myriad of symptoms.
|PMS, period pain, moodiness, breast pain, fertility, menopause||Reflexology, Crystal Healing, Colour Healing, Reiki, Aromatherapy through the reflexes|
Our immune response is affected by many factors. Why do we sometimes seem susceptible while other times we do not succumb to anything? While there are, of course, pathological causes a holistic approach takes into account our nutritional intake and emotional state and many holistic treatments are thought to boost the immune system.
|Frequent colds, sore throats, bugs, cystitis etc||Reflexology, Reiki, Nutrition, Aromatherapy through the reflexes|
Poor sleep and broken nights can leave us feeling tired and irritable especially over time. Insomnia in all its forms has many possible causes and addressing these with complementary treatments can be really effective.
|Reiki, Reflexology, Crystals, Colour Advice, Dietary advice, Shamanic Healing, Aromatherapy through the reflexes|
Stiffness and pain in elbows, hips, fingers and toes are one of the most common ailments. Causes can range from posture, wear and tear, dis-ease and long term poor diet. It may be possible to alleviate symptoms with complementary healing.
|Pain from arthritis, RSI, tendonitis||Reiki, Reflexology, Crystal Healing, Colour Healing, Dietary Advice, Aromatherapy through the reflexes|
|Migraine - see headaches|
|Musculoskeletal||Neck pain, shoulder stiffness, back ache, sciatica, fibromyalgia||Reflexology, Colour Healing, Aromatherapy through the reflexes|
|Nose (also see sinuses)
Symptoms of the nose such as being 'bunged up', feeling snuffly or sneezing may be seasonal, allergy or irritation, or weak immune response. Complementary approaches aim to build the immune system and clear toxins.
|Nasal congestion, snuffy nose, hayfever||Ear Candling, Reflexology, Hot Stone Reflexology, dietary advice|
Many of us want to be able to treat ourselves or our family in a holistic way without regular visits to a Practitioner. You can learn the basics with workshops ranging from a few hours to Reiki Attunements over full days.
|Reflexology Stressbusters, Reiki, Nutrition for Basic Ailments, Sleep tips ... and more!||Self-Help and Discovery Workshops, Reiki Attunements, Aromatherapy through the reflexes|
Skin is our biggest organ; the first barrier between us and the outside world. It can be affected by stress, diet, hormones and pollution for example
|dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, spots||Reflexology; Flower Essences, Reiki, diet and nutrition|
Sinuses (also see nose)
Congestion and pain around the nose and across the face and forehead are familiar to those suffering with their sinuses. There are several complementary approaches that may help.
|Congestion, pain||Ear Candling, Reflexology, dietary advice|
|Soul Loss (I feel as if part of me is missing since...)||Mental stress, feeling emotional, feeling 'incomplete', energy missing, energy protection||Shamanic Healing which also may include Reiki, Crystal Healing, Flower Essences...|
|Stress (also see Emotions, above)
||Mental stress, worry, tension||Reflexology; Flower Essences, Reiki, diet and nutrition|
When we eat, our teeth are the first part of us to make contact with the food on its journey through our body. Metaphorically the teeth represent our first 'bite' into an experience or concept.
|Tooth, gum or jaw ache||Reflexology, Reiki, Crystal Healing, Colour Healing but please consult a Dentist|
When you feel 'out of sorts' for no apparent reason with no 'real' symptoms, or end up having longer conversations than you intended without being fully engaged, then you may benefit from energy work. Crystals, Essences or Reiki may help.
|Feeling unmotivated, unfocused, spaced out, easily distracted, feeling restless, 'feeling unreal'||Crystal Healing, Reiki, Shamanic Healing, Flower Essences|
Our weight is affected by what we eat or don't eat, of course. However, our mood, mental / emotional balance and even our environment can also have an effect.
|Under weight, over weight, worry about weight||Reiki, Reflexology, Nutritional Advice, Crystal Healing, Shamanic Healing, Colour advice, Flower Essences|
* Cancer is listed here because I will treat a person diagnosed with cancer with the aim of providing relaxation and improving 'well-being' but please note that I am making absolutely no claim to treat or cure cancer. Complementary therapies for cancer patients should be carried out only with the knowledge of doctors responsible for the patient.