Other Treatments

Acupuncture with Julie Mccollum

Julie McCollum’s decision to study acupuncture was brought about from personal use with acupuncture as a means of pain relief and as a system of healing for musculoskeletal injuries while dancing. Acupuncture is a safe treatment and used by people for specific symptoms or conditions. It originated in China and has been practiced for thousands of years. A treatment can consist of stimulating acupuncture points with fine acupuncture needles, massage, heat (with moxibustion – a herb) or cupping. These methods are used to encourage the body’s healing response by stimulating Qi, often translated as energy. Read Julie’s professional profile here

Hypnotherapy with Jo Dunbar

Using gentle techniques hypnosis is used to bring you into touch with the wisdom of your body. Coming into touch with the emotions and wisdoms of the body can facilitate the giving up of smoking or other habits such as over-eating which are not wanted in a person’s life. Hypnosis can also help people who are grieving and may wish to contact those who have passed over It has also been used to relieve a person from their sense of overwhelm – allowing them to open into their creative aspect, thus expressing themselves in a way that they feel enhances their life. Hypnotherapy is helpful for those who feel angry or sad, and past grievances can be understood in a way that is not usually easy whilst in conscious thought, then forgiveness and peace immediately take the place of the grievance.Read Jo’s professional profile here

Cognitive Hypnotherapy with Brooke Hender

We all face situations where we don’t react the way we want to, or where we want to stop doing something we know is unhelpful. Cognitive Hypnotherapy is brief therapy which allows you to move forward, utilising its powerful techniques, designed to bring about change rapidly in a safe, secure and supportive environment.
Brooke has a particular focus on relationships – both to yourself and to others – as well those considering making transitions in their life, personally and professionally; but the reasons for seeing him are varied and he welcomes the opportunity to discuss with you how you can work together to help you have the life you want. Read Brooke’s professional profile here

Chiropractic with Ralph mitchell

Mc Timoney and KST Chiropractic: Ralph Mitchell qualified from the McTimoney Chiropractic College (Oxford) in 1998 and has been in full time practice since then. Ralph has long been a fan of low-force chiropractic and of a holistic approach. ‘I believe in using the minimum force necessary to get the job done; that way we’re not introducing any extra stress into the system.’ Read Ralph’s professional profile here

Hopi ear candling with Maureen mcloughlin

Ear candling is a gentle, safe and effective therapy which may help to relieve sinus problems, tinnitus, headaches, migraine, stress, glue ear, vertigo and more. A deeply relaxing treatment it includes a massage of the face, ears, neck and scalp to enhance the effect of the candling. Read Maureen’s professional profile here

Reflexology with Maureen mcloughlin

Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflexes on the feet which mirror the various internal organs and parts of the body. Gentle stimulation of these pressure points helps to activate the body’s own healing process to promote physical and emotional well-being and restore balance. Reflexology is both energising and relaxing. It helps the body to recover from stress and is a wonderfully soothing and relaxing therapy. Read Maureen’s professional profile here

Therapy for Parents - Counselling for Parenting Issues with Lily Stevanovic

With extensive counselling/supervision training and 14 years of experience working with clients, Lily feels passionate about supporting parents from all walks of life and cultures. Working as a Parent Counsellor for the past 10 years and being a parent herself, this is her specialist area, as she has supported hundreds of parents to deal with a variety of personal and parental issues, regardless of their children’s age and needs. Counselling and psychotherapy can help parents in many different ways. Read Lily’s professional profile here


Therapeutic Massage with Maureen mcloughlin

Therapeutic Massage is tailored to your needs and uses a combination of different strokes and techniques to release muscle tension. Massage benefits all body systems and is a natural and effective way to promote physical and psychological wellbeing. Read Maureen’s professional profile here

Maya Abdominal Massage with claudia zanchin

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (Arvigo Therapy) is a non-invasive, external, bodywork technique for women and men. Developed by Dr Rosita Arvigo, N.D. who has lived in Central America for over 30 years where she apprenticed with Don Elijio Panti, the last of the traditional Maya healers. Arvigo Therapy aims to guide internal abdominal organs into their proper position. Improve their function by relieving congestion and blockages to increase the flow of chi and fluids of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous system function to prevent the progression of chronic disease. This technique has traditionally been used to work with a range of male and female health complaints as well as digestive disorders. The recommended treatment is usually a minimum of 3 sessions, regular self-massage, castor oil packs, fajas and herbs might also be prescribed. For more information visit www.arvigotherapy.com. Read Claudia’s professional profile here

Pregnancy Massage with Maureen mcloughlin

Pregnancy is a very special time for a mother-to-be and it is also a time of great physiological and emotional change. Some women sail through it but many women experience the discomfort of backache, sciatica, swollen legs and ankles, heartburn, constipation, cramp or insomnia and this is where massage can be very soothing and comforting as it brings relief.

Mums-to-be at Botanica medica may benefit from a combination of Massage, Reflexology and Acupressure for labour workshops. Read Maureen’s professional profile here

Baby Massage Courses with Maureen mcloughlin

Baby Massage Courses are run in groups or on a one-to- one basis. Learn how to safely and confidently massage your baby in a fun and relaxing environment. Intensely rewarding for both baby and parent! Read Maureen’s professional profile here

Thai Foot Massage with Maureen mcloughlin

Thai Foot Massage is a massage of the lower legs and feet which originated in Thailand more than 2000 years ago. It involves hands on stretching and massage using sticks to stimulate reflex points on the feet to promote optimum health and well-being. Thai Foot Massage is an invigorating and energising massage and is still practised and taught by Buddhist monks in Thailand. Read Maureen’s professional profile here


Cosmetic Acupuncture with Maureen mcloughlin

Using a combination of acupuncture, natural face lift massage and facial shiatsu we can address both the internal and external causes of premature ageing and create a brighter more radiant complexion. A course of 10 – 12 treatments is recommended. This may be combined with a course of facial exercise for optimum results. Read Maureen’s professional profile here

Derma Roller collagen booster with Maureen mcloughlin

Collagen Induction Therapy stimulates the production of collagen allowing the skin to repair itself naturally creating a vibrant, smoother and revitalised complexion. Read Maureen’s professional profile here

Natural Face Lift & skin rejuvenation Massage with Maureen mcloughlin

This natural facelift massage induces a state of deep relaxation helping you to both look good and feel good. Stress, pent-up emotions and a hectic lifestyle are all reflected in our facial expressions and can cause the muscles to tighten and constrict. Wrinkles form as the skin loses muscle tone and begins to sag.

Through a combination of massage, lymphatic drainage, acupressure and energy balancing Facial Rejuvenation helps to restore skin suppleness, improve elasticity and lift the contours of the face. Massage also helps to increase the flow of blood and nutrients to the skin and speeds up the removal of toxins.

During a course of treatment facial exercises are taught which will help you to maintain and improve your muscle strength and tone. Read Maureen’s professional profile here

Organic Facial using Jurlique with Maureen mcloughlin

‘The purest skincare on earth’ uses the natural healing and restorative properties of pure organic ingredients. The hot compresses soaked in lavender water, the ‘press and release’ techniques of exfoliation combined with mists of rosewater, a relaxing face massage and a cooling mask provide a deeply relaxing, experience while cleansing, hydrating and nourishing the skin of the face, neck and shoulders. Read Maureen’s professional profile here

Weight Loss

Metabolic Balance Programme with Maureen mcloughlin

Developed in Germany by Dr. Wolf Funfack, Metabolic Balance is a big hit, and is quickly increasing in popularity here. Metabolic balance is not a diet but a three month nutritional programme designed to reset and rebalance your hormone levels, particularly insulin, to promote fat burning. The resulting weight loss is then easy to maintain for a lifetime.

Key to the success of the programme is a blood test analysis carried out by The Doctors Laboratory. The science behind Metabolic Balance draws on your medical history and the unique results from this blood test to generate a personalised eating plan that is designed to harmonise the foods you eat with your individual body chemistry. No two plans are the same and it is this individualised, precise and balanced nutrition plan which brings a change in metabolism. The Metabolic Balance Programme has many benefits including weight loss, increased vitality and great skin. It can address many health problems including hypertension, fatigue, metabolic disorders, arthritis and allergies. Read Maureen’s professional profile here