ALEX BOTTOMLEY (mar) // REFLEXOLOGY
Alex is a fully qualified Reflexologist and owner of Moksha Therapies. ,She is a graduate of The London School of Reflexology and a full member of the Association of Reflexologists. Alex is also a student Aromatherapist training at the Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy.
Whilst previously working in television production, Alex became aware of the mental and physical impact that hectic and stressful industries can have on the mind, body and spirit. Having always had a curiosity in complementary health and a desire to help people, Alex decided to leave the screens and retrain in reflexology. She takes an intuitive approach, recognising your individual needs and creating a bespoke treatment that will meet expectations and enhance your health and well being. Although only ever having reflexology once before, it was a large part of Alex's life. Her first experience was at the age of 15, receiving it at a hospice very soon after her father passed away. Whilst going through such a difficult time, the treatment managed to transport her to a place of deep relaxation, a place to slow down and switch off from her worries and fears.
HOW TO CHOOSE A REFLEXOLOGIST
There are many people who say they provide reflexology and have only completed a weekend or online course. Their knowledge and training will be very basic and therefore you must ensure that you take the time to choose someone with the right credentials. A registered, qualified reflexologist will have undergone a year or more training, with 100 hours minimum of practical work.
By choosing a reflexologist with the letters MAR, FMAR or HMAR after there name will ensure they have completed extensive training and means that the therapist holds a nationally recofnised reflexology qualification, fully insured, undertakes continuing professional development and abides by the AoR’s comprehensive Code of Practice.
SARAH BALL (RCST) // craniosacral therapy
Sarah is a fully qualified and insured member of the Craniosacral Therapy Association and a graduate of The College of Craniosacral Therapy in London, the first and most established college in the UK for the study of Craniosacral Therapy. She has a BSc (hons) in Psychology, a PGCert in Clinical Hypnotherapy and is a full member of the British Psychological Society. She has also worked extensively in theatre and TV for the last 30 years and teaches at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she herself trained as an actor.
Sarah has a keen interest in how the body and mind work together as a whole, and this holistic connection is an intrinsic part of her work as a therapist. It was her interest in understanding and representing people through her acting work that encouraged her to study Psychology, and her realisation of how effective Craniosacral Treatment could be when she was treated for a long-term neck injury, that led her to study Craniosacral Therapy. Sarah uses both biodynamic and biomechanic Craniosacral Therapy techniques working gently and profoundly with the whole person in order to balance mind, body and energy.
HENRY GILLESPIE // ACUPUNCTURIST & NATUROPATH
Henry first became fascinated by alternative medicine when a family member became ill, and he started researching various ways to help. Down the rabbit hole he went, learning all he could about natural medicine and how to treat disease without western medicine. After receiving acupuncture in Thailand, he was amazed how profoundly the body and mind can be affected. The following year, he enrolled at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London, and studied Acupuncture and Naturopathy for four years. This has become a lifelong passion and dedication to constantly learning new techniques to help his patients discover their optimal health and wellbeing again.