About Audrey (Founder)
I have always had a drive to support and help people.
Especially after Mum took me to a physiotherapy department appointment when I was still in primary school, the experience affected me deeply. As a result, as an adult, I began training in massage, reflexology and other standard therapy types.
My main aim, at the time, and still is, is to make sure I don’t turn anyone away who comes to me for support. I work with clients to create a therapy path they understand and feel confident with. Every treatment is client-led.
How Our Services Can Help
We help relieve life stresses and support chronic conditions
After a long journey of many years, I was finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. During this time, I realised that no one understood Fibromyalgia or how to support people with it. I became very withdrawn and isolated, as friends thought of me as unreliable. Like most people with chronic conditions, we make plans, then, as the day dawns, we cancel because we hurt so much, or we are heart, bone and soul tired – it is not tiredness that a healthy person can comprehend. We are invisible.
I decided to learn as much as I could about the many chronic conditions that exist, what treatments were beneficial, and the best ways to support those with these types of health conditions. This search led me to attain an Honours Degree in Complementary Healthcare Aromatherapy/Reflexology and several other qualifications specific to caring for those living with dementia. As well as those who need support for many of the ‘hidden’ or misunderstood conditions and their carers. I have been able to offer every person an alternative rather than turn them away.
My values are reflected in the service we provide to our clients.
"First and foremost, compassion and love towards yourself heals deep wounds."
History / Background 2022
My name is Audrey and my journey into the Complementary Healthcare began many years ago.
My mother was plagued by spinal pain, which the doctor referred her to the hospital to have investigated. As a result of the various tests, she was told that she had osteoporosis, not a very advanced stage but was enough to cause pain and discomfort. Anyway, I was on the summer holidays from Primary School, allowing me to go with her to her first appointment in the Physiotherapy Department.
From the moment I entered, I was fascinated. The Physiotherapists let me ask all, and any, questions that I had whilst letting me wander around and looking at all the equipment. It was at that moment I knew what I wanted to do……. I was going to be a physiotherapist!
As life progressed, as we all know, life often gets in the way. When it came time to choose the subjects in High School, l still wanted to follow my heart; however, after much discussion and peer pressure, I agreed to follow another path which put my dreams back a good many years.
Fast forwarding to 1999, I found that, with the kids grown, I still had this thirst for knowledge, which I must admit has never ever left me. So, I began a course in Massage and Herbal Medicine. Unfortunately, in early 2000 I became ill with Fibromyalgia; however, we didn’t have a diagnosis until 2007.
During this time, I realised that no one understood Fibromyalgia or how to support people with it……so, once again, I knew what I wanted to do……. I was going to learn how to support people with Fibromyalgia and other chronic conditions.
Over the intervening years, I had devoted myself to training in therapies which are gentle yet powerful, ones that I have found to be very effective, some everyone has heard of (e.g. Aromatherapy, Reflexology), and others that are not as well known (e.g. Tibetan Acupressure Head Massage). I achieved a BA (Hons.) Complementary Health Care: Aromatherapy/Reflexology, in 2012, gave me another form of support for those who are chronically or terminally ill. It was at this point that I completed my studies in the M Technique®, which was developed by a nurse who was working in ICU, to become a Trainer so that I could spread this treatment, which is specifically for those who cannot receive traditional massage due to age, illness type and fragile skin/bone. I used this Technique® in care homes and found it to be very useful in the varying stages of Dementia and in end-of-life care.
I have gained qualifications in other modalities, which have allowed me to deepen the experience with my clients. These include Hypnotherapy, Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) and Karuna Reiki.
I look forward to meeting and supporting you on your journey back into balance.