11 Northumberland Place, Bath, BA1 5AR

01225 466 944

Therapies using natural medicines and/or diet

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Herbal medicine is the use of whole plant extracts to help treat the symptoms and causes of ill-health. It was the main form of health care in Europe until the advent of pharmaceutical drugs. There is evidence of plants being used as medicine dating back thousands of years, and in many parts of the world people still largely depend on medicinal plants. Modern herbal medicine combines traditional knowledge and practice with scientific research into the therapeutic effects of plant medicine.

I trained in Western Herbal Medicine for four years, graduating with a BSc in Herbal Medicine, and was given an award for best final year student. My training included orthodox medical skills, clinical practice and a detailed knowledge of medicinal plants. I have been in practice for over six years, and have gained a wealth of experience in helping people with a wide range of both acute and long-term illness.

Neal’s Yard in Bath has a extensive selection of medicinal tinctures and dried herbs, which can be dispensed in the shop. If you are looking for help with first aid for minor ailments, you can have a short chat with me in private, and where possible I can write a prescription for you. If your condition is more complex I advise a consultation. If you are taking prescribed drugs, I choose herbs which do not interact with your medication.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine (2011) – Upper Second Class Honours

Professional Bodies

National Institute of Medical Herbalists (Member)

Royal Society of Medicine (Senior Associate Member)

Days at Neal’s Yard

Friday one week and Saturday the next 10am – 5pm

Contact

Book an appointment via NYR

Or email Ruth direct on ruthbaker.herbalist@gmail.com or call her on 0798 682 5699

Website

https://www.nimh.org.uk/home

 

Maxine Kear

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I have been practicing as a therapist since 1991. I trained first in Therapeutic Massage and started my practice in London  and eventually moved to the West country.

I trained in Health Kinesiology and also Reiki 1 and 2 and have recently completed a course in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy at The Clifton practice in Bristol.

I love what I do and am very excited about working as a Hypnotherapist. To help someone change their life for the better, reach a goal that they felt was out of their reach or unlearn old unwanted habits by the power of positive thoughts and action.

Qualifications

Therapeutic Massage Diploma with The College of Holistic Medicine
Reiki I and II
Health Kinesiology Diploma
Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma

Professional Bodies

Member of Kinesiology Federation
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Days at Neal’s Yard

Tuesday 9.30am – 1.30pm

Alternate Sundays 11am-4pm (5pm BST)

Website

maxinekearhypnotherapy.co.uk

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Christiane has been a homeopath and therapist for nearly twenty years, deeply involved in a variety of healing modalities.  She offers an integrative treatment model, which includes classical homeopathy as well as natural self-care methods.  She also teaches and facilitates fasting in workshops and courses.

Christiane is also an Internal Family Systems therapist. IFS is a new model of psychotherapy which is based on the idea that we are not one personality but consist of many sub-personalities or parts.

In IFS therapy we come to know our parts, open up communication and make connections with them. The parts (eg an angry part, despondent part, sad part etc.) are often caught in extreme modes of expression, and are trying to protect younger parts that hold a lot of fear and often shame, among other traumas or wounds.

As a therapist, Christiane has found IFS to be a highly effective way of healing the wounded parts of ourselves and of restoring harmony and a deep feeling of safety.

Christiane offers both homeopathic treatment and IFS therapy on their own or together. She works with adults as well as with children and teenagers.

Qualifications

Diploma of the School of Homeopathy, UK 2002

Postgraduate certification of the Koine International School for Homeopathic Medicine, Bologna, Italy 2007

Internal Family System Therapy Level 1&2 2019

Registration

I am registered and fully insured with the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths

 

Website

http://ifstherapy.co.uk/

www.christianeley.com

www.a-r-h.org

https://internalfamilysystemstraining.co.uk/directory/

 

Days at Neal’s Yard

Tuesdays 9.30am-1.30pm

Thursdays 6.30-9.30pm

Book online at: https://neals-yard-remedies-bath.10to8.com

Working Fridays 1.30 – 5pm 

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I am a fully qualified, experienced kinesiology practitioner, certified by the Association of Systematic Kinesiology.  After kinesiology helped to get to the root of my son’s health issues, I decided to change careers and train as a kinesiologist myself.  I am a firm believer in the power of the body to heal itself when it is rebalanced and given the right tools and help.

My aim is to empower people to regain control of their health and for me to provide the appropriate support to help you do this. My recommendations and guidance may include lifestyle changes, taking nutritional supplements and/or flower remedies, eliminating certain foods from your diet, etc.

I see all clients but particularly enjoy working with children and teenagers and seeing how they and their families benefit from kinesiology. I make sure children’s sessions are informal, relaxed and fun!

Some of the health issues I have helped people with include: stress and anxiety, digestive disorders, back pain, migraines, low energy, low immunity, depression, eczema, asthma, menopausal symptoms, weight loss/gain.

Feel free to contact me before you book an appointment. I am happy to talk either on the phone or face-to-face to see how kinesiology might help you or your child.

Qualifications

Certificate of Advanced Systematic Kinesiology

Bach Flower Remedies Level 1 course, Level 2 to be completed January 2015

Diploma Certificate in Anatomy & Physiology

Basic first aid certificate

Professional Bodies

Member of the Association of Systematic Kinesiology

Days at Neal’s Yard

Friday 2pm-6pm

Website

www.kinesiologyhealth.co.uk

Questionnaire

Health questionnaire-C. Metz Kinesiology (in word) – please download and complete and email back to Caroline or bring in on the day. (PDF version here: Health questionnaire (C. Metz))

Lynda Mutch

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I have been working as a Therapist, Homeopath and Healer for over 25 years. During that time I have studied many approaches to healing the body and mind. I have supported people through many life crises both physical and emotional using a variety of techniques.  My passion is to help people to regain their sense of health and fulfilment in life.

My main concern is that people feel safe and supported  during treatment whatever their problem. I work with all ages and all types of issues. I look at the whole person and help with general outlook including stress, diet, nutrition and lifestyle to support the healing process.

Some of the problems I have helped people with are depression,anxiety, hormonal imbalances including infertility and menopause, digestive problems, insomnia, joint pain, hay fever, asthma, eczema and allergies.

I also enjoy working with pregnant women and children who can respond well to homeopathy.

As well as dealing with individuals, I am also an experienced couples counsellor and help people to find techniques to listen to each other and communicate so that they can find a way through their problems together.

Qualifications

Homeopath LCH (London College of Homeopathy)
Certificate in Couples Counselling

Days at Neal’s Yard

Wednesday 2pm-6pm

Website

lyndamutch.co.uk

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I grew up in the North East of Scotland in a beautiful forest, and was immersed in plants from a young age. If I had a sore throat my mother would send me to the garden to pick herbs to make a gargle.  She took me to massage workshops when I was five, and I did my first degree in Reiki when I was eight. These experiences influenced me from a young age and have been deep in my heart.

I travelled to Thailand to learn Thai Yoga Massage and trained in a variety of techniques including Thai Yoga Massage, Thai Table Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Thai Herbal Ball Massage and Tok Sen, an ancient technique taught in the temples by monks. I am also trained to teach Thai Massage. We worked with boys at a youth offenders borstal, and we worked with mentally and physically disabled, and Elderly patients, in care homes.

Thai Yoga Massage is like a beautifully choreographed dance that invokes the deepest of peace. It is an ancient art which has been practiced for over 2,500 years. It involves a symbiosis of acupressure and stretching techniques, sometimes referred to as ‘lazy yoga’. Thai Massage works along the energy lines, (called Sen lines) in the body. These lines are correlated with Chinese Qi meridians.

Swedish Massage is designed to soothe, relax and relieve the body and the mind. It eases stress and tension with a variety of techniques such as effleurage, petrissage and tapotement.

Deep Tissue Massage uses firm pressure and slow strokes to work deeper into the layers of muscle and soft tissue. The nature of Deep Tissue Massage means that it is really effective in treating chronic conditions. The pressure, stripping and friction techniques break down knots and lactic acid crystals and improve circulation to bring relief and relaxation.

Herbal Medicine is also referred to as phytomedicine, and is a tradition that involves using plants for medicinal purposes. Different parts of the plants can be used to make medicines, including the leaves, flowers, berries, bark, roots and seeds.  A Qualified Medical Herbalist has a BSc or equivalent in Herbal Medicine, has studied orthodox medicine as well as plant medicine, and is trained in the same diagnostic skills as a GP.

I have been practicing Herbal Medicine and bodywork for five years, and I have worked in a variety of settings, including Herbal First Aid (and E.M.R – Emergency Medical Responder) at festivals. This has given me a lot of experience working with both acute and chronic complaints.

I have experience in a variety of techniques and often blend the different styles, tailoring the treatment to the individual needs of the client. The most popular treatment is a synergy of styles such as Swedish to warm and soften the muscles, DTM to release deep tension and lactic acid crystals and Thai stretches to clear, open and realign the body.  I often use Herbal Medicine to complement body work treatments, such as calming teas and healing balms.  I combine gentleness and care with strength and presence to provide the perfect treatment.

I use herbs, hands and heart, working in harmony, to empower and inspire people to health and vitality for themselves, and for the world.

Qualifications

Thai Massage Diploma                                         2013

Therapeutic Thai massage Diploma                  2013

Thai Herbal Ball Massage Diploma                    2013

Thai Foot Massage Diploma                                2013

Thai Table Massage Diploma                              2013

Teaching Thai Massage Diploma                       2013

Swedish Massage ITEC Diploma                       2014

Deep Tissue Massage                                           2014

E.M.R (Emergency Medical Responder)          2014

BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine NIMH                 2017

Professional Bodies

N.I.M.H – National Institute of Medical Herbalists

Days at Neal’s Yard

Presently ad hoc – ring to find out more

Website

www.ishaherbsandhands.co.uk

https://www.nimh.org.uk/

 

 

Tuesdays 2 – 5.30 pm

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Philippa Parish is a registered Nutritional Therapist and has over ten years’ experience in private practice supporting a broad spectrum of health issues, including female hormones, weight and thyroid health. She also has a special interest in digestion and its impact on the development of chronic, inflammatory conditions. She also has a degree in Food Science from University of Reading and is a qualified Neurolinguistic Practitioner.

She uses a wide range of analytical tools and the application of nutrition science to assess each client and identify potential nutritional imbalances that may contribute to your health issues. She will then design a health plan, personalised for you, using a functional medicine approach to help support your return to optimum health.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Food Science 2:1 (University of Reading). (1981)
  • Diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, London (2005)
  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice Graduate (2017)
  • NLP Practitioner (2015)

Also:

  • May 2107- AFMCP Graduate
  • December 2016 – Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering Level 2
  • June 2015 – NLP Practitioner
  • October 2015 – Kettlebell Instructor
  • July 2014 – Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • August 2013 – Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Circuits Instructor
  • March 2009 – Certificate in Working with People with Cancer (Penny Brohn Centre)
  • July 2007 – Systematic Kinesiology level VI
  • July 2006- Foundation Practitioner in Systematic Kinesiology

 

Registration

  • BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine).
  • CNHC (Complementary and natural Healthcare Council) Registered Practitioner.
  • Associate Member of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition.
  • Member of INLPTA (International Neuro-Linguistic Programming Trainers Association Limited)

Website

www.livingwellness.co.uk

Days at Neal’s Yard

Tuesdays 2pm-6pm

Nutritional Therapy Questionnaire

Nutrition Questionnaire PP

Lucy Peel

Lucy Peel

Working from August

21/3/20 Message from Lucy in light of therapy room closure:
Dearest Clients,
We can still hold your appointment over Skype.  I do give Skype consultations and they can work well.  Obviously it isn’t as good as being in the same room but we can still have a good session.  If you would like to keep your appointment in the diary then I will send you Skype instructions.  If you would like to rearrange for when we are back up and running then just let me know and we can rearrange your session.
Most of you have seen this, but do follow these simple tips to keep yourself well http://www.naturopathyforhealth.co.uk/foods-for-immune-function/

 

Lucy works with various naturopathic therapies to help get your body back into balance. Naturopathy is a very holistic therapy as all aspects of a person are considered, including the emotional, mental and physical.

Lucy graduated from the University of Westminster with a first-class honours degree in Naturopathy in 2010.  As part of her studies she learnt about naturopathic nutrition, detoxing and cleansing, therapeutic massage, lymphatic cleansing, naturopathic hydrotherapy, BachFlower remedies and other fascinating natural health knowledge that everyone should know about!

Lucy has always been interested in complementary medicine, particularly the effects food can have on mood.  She discovered Naturopathy when living in Australia in her mid-20s and a few years later took the plunge into returning to university and retraining.  She is also a Reiki level 2 practitioner which she incorporates into her naturopathic practice.

Her approach in practice is very holistic, exploring the mental/emotional, physical and biochemical aspects of a person and how this will be affecting their health.  Her treatment plans are based on this holistic approach and she really enjoys working with her patients to encourage them to make the changes that are achievable for them.

Lucy is registered with the General Council and Register of Naturopaths and is fully insured to practice.  She is currently studying for a Masters in Nutritional Therapy and hopes to have her MSc by 2016.

Qualifications

BSc Naturopathy (First Class Honors)

MSc Nutritional therapy (graduate 2016)

Reiki levels I & II

 

Professional Bodies

GCRN (General Council and Register of Naturopaths)

GNC (General Naturopathic Council)

BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine)

 

Days at Neal’s Yard

Wednesday 2pm – 6pm

Website

Welcome

Questionnaire

Initial registration form Lucy Peel

 

Giacomo was born and grew up in the North-East of Italy. He moved to UK in 2014 to begin his studies in Herbal Medicine. He graduated in Herbal Medicine BSc(Hons) at the University of Lincoln in 2017 and then moved Bristol to attain a diploma in Holistic massage at the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork in 2018.
In September 2019 he designed a unique way to combine Herbal Medicine and Bodywork which he called Naturopathic Massage Therapy (NMT). NMT focuses on treating musculoskeletal and neurological conditions holistically using manual therapy, nutritional/ lifestyle advice and medicinal herbs as therapeutic tools.
In his bodywork curriculum, Giacomo has been working with a large variety of ailments varying from trauma/tissue dysfunction such as sport injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, postural complications, neurological and pain disorders to psychologically-derived ailments such as stress, anxiety and chronic emotional tension; This background allowed him to develop a typology of bodywork which is both specific/remedial and intuitive/holistic.
Giacomo is currently undertaking a diploma course in Sport and Remedial massage at the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork. Among his other qualifications he holds a certificate in Facial Acupressure, Complete Manual Therapy and FREC3 First aid.
Giacomo is member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) and Massage Training Institute (MTI)

Qualifications

-BSc (Hons) Herbal medicine – Lincoln University 2017
-Dip Holistic Massage – BCMB 2018
-CPD Facial acupressure – BCMB 2019
-CPD Complete Manual Therapy – Royal United Hospital Bath – 2019

Professional Bodies

-National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NMH)
-Massage Training Institute (MTI)

Website

Days at Neal’s Yard

Thursday Evenings from 6.30pm