Specialising in Women’s Health
My name is Cheryl and my background includes more than 25 years experience within the NHS. I am a Registered Nurse working within General Practice with an up to date registration via the Nursing & Midwifery Council and DBS Check. I am a qualified and registered Reflexologist with the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)
I have specialised in areas of women’s health, working within gynaecology, family planning and sexual health. I also have many years experience in respiratory, heart disease, diabetes, weight management, smoking cessation and stress management. My special interest is promoting women’s health and wellbeing.
Womens health does not solely refer to the physical condition but to the total wellbeing. It is not determined solely by biological factors, but also by effects of nutrition, workload and stress.
Some may argue that due to the many roles that women have they focus on their work and family roles often neglecting their own needs. It is imperative that they take the time to maintain good health for themselves.
At Complementary Wellbeing, we specialise in the unique issues women face from painful periods to pregnancy and menopause including conditions such as fibromyalgia, pain, headaches and insomnia using reflexology, facial rejuvenation, paraffin wax bath and ear acupuncture.
The complementary therapies I offer are designed to complement, not replace conventional medical treatment.
We care about your well being and will provide you with guidance, knowledge, and tools needed to be healthy. We are here to help you achieve optimal wellness.
Reflexology is based on the principle that reflex points on the soles, tops, and sides of the feet correspond to different areas of the body. In this way, the feet can be seen as a ‘map’ of the body. By applying specialised massage techniques to specific reflex points - using the thumbs, fingers and knuckles – the aim of a reflexology treatment is to help restore balance to the body naturally, and improve the client’s general well-being.
Some therapists may also work reflex points on the hands, ears and face, however it is the feet that are most commonly treated in reflexology.
Reflexology may be beneficial in restoring balance and harmony in the body and releasing tension. Practitioners believe that it helps facilitate a deep state of relaxation, calm the emotions and produce a serene mind. ... In addition, specific studies indicate that reflexology may help to relieve anxiety and tension, encourage relaxation, improve mood, aid sleep and reduce pain, though some people use it to help them cope with more specific health challenges. Reflexology is often used alongside conventional care in hospices, hospitals and other healthcare settings, to help support patients with a variety of conditions.
Facial Rejuvenation – Natural facial rejuvenation incorporates Japanese (Anna) & Indian (Ayurveda) face massage incorporating complementary techniques from acupressure & facial reflexology. These techniques release stress, prevent and reduce facial wrinkles and age spots as well as having many health benefits. It is suitable for sinusitis, headache and migraine sufferers, TMJ pain & Bells Palsy to name but a few. Facial rejuvenation has been likened to the equivalent of an acupuncture face-lift treatment without the insertion of needles.
Facial rejuvenation is a treatment that stimulates the nerves and muscles of the face to give a natural face lift effect. It’s a holistic treatment that uses techniques based on facial reflexology so it stimulates muscles in the face that correspond with organs, glands & systems of the body.
Botox has the opposite effect sedating the nerve to the muscles so they can’t move!
Auricular (Ear) acupuncture - has a number of benefits including helping to suppress cravings. It is successfully used in smoking cessation and weight loss. Clients receiving the treatment report stress reduction, less anxiety, improved energy, better sleep, fewer headaches and depression, reduced pain and improved general Wellbeing.
Paraffin Wax Bath Treatment – A Paraffin Wax Bath Treatment includes a holistic hand or foot massage that is a gentle refiner therapeutic massage. A paraffin treatment soothes chronic joint pain and relaxes stiff muscles, and improves blood flow to the treated area. It increases range of motion for people with arthritis, bursitis and other chronic conditions that cause pain and stiffness. Paraffin treatments also smooth and soften dry, chapped, rough and scaly skin. It can be helpful for chronic skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. Wax therapy, which uses a bath of molten paraffin wax, is one of the most effective ways of applying heat to improve mobility by warming the connective tissues.
The aims of wax bath & massage therapy are to provide pain relief and comfort, to assist with muscle relaxation and to relieve stiffness and help improve movement.