Meet Alex, an integrative therapist with expertise in myofascial techniques.
Alexandra is a qualified Integrated Myofascial Therapist and Health Coach with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences, BSc (Hons), specialising in Remedial Massage & Neuromuscular Therapy (2012).
Integrated Myofascial Therapy (iMFT) works with the body-wide fascial system. Fascia includes all our collagenous soft tissue in the body. It’s a fluid-filled dynamic web-like 3D network of connective tissue with no beginning or end. It is crucial for our body shape, posture, movement, force transmission, cellular exchange, and protection. Our fascia provides support, stabilisation, strengthens, and allows glide between all our structures. It runs through and between every cell in your body and surrounds, infuses, and protects every other tissue and organ.
iMFT is a safe and gentle therapy that combines over 50 hands-on techniques to reorganise and rebalance the fascia, soothe the nervous system, and trigger an anti-inflammatory response. This can help to restore fascial function, hormonal balance, reduce pain perception, and support the body’s innate healing processes.
She helps individuals with symptoms like stress, chronic fatigue, pain, sleep disturbances, anxiety, hormone imbalances, stiffness, and restrictions related to and caused by many different health conditions.
Alex blends all her skills, knowledge, and experience to provide you with the most comprehensive treatment and care possible. For over fifteen years, she has supported countless individuals in improving their lives by enhancing their mobility and emotional and physical well-being.
Alex is here to help you get back to doing the things you love and want to do in life.
For more information, visit alexandrashave.com
She is an accredited Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) member and fully insured through Balens.Therapies practiced: Integrated Myofascial Therapy Holistic Health Coaching
Alison is a fully trained, qualified and insured Reflexologist. She obtained an accreditation in both Anatomy and Physiology theory and practical Reflexology application with the International Institute of Reflexology. Alison is registered member with the Association of Reflexologists. She has obtained a diploma in Life Coaching which offers a balanced and complimentary benefit to her Reflexology treatments.
Alison is a committed and professional therapist who delivers a high quality and bespoke treatment and treatment plan suited to the specific needs of her clients. She has a variety of Reflexology techniques and unique methods providing a beneficial and ongoing positive effect for the client.
Therapies practiced: Reflexology Foot Care
Caroline Shaw ARCH CNHC GNC ARICA ITEC
Has over thirty years experience as a Naturopathic Colon Hydrotherapist/Nutrition Therapist/HolisticHealth Practitioner and is a founder member of the Association and Register of Colon Hydrotherapists. She is also a member of the Complementary and Natural Health Council and General Naturopathic Council.
She combines Colon Hydrotherapy with Nutrition Therapy, Counselling, Deep Tissue Massage and Breathing/Meditation Techniques.Therapies practiced: Colonic Hydrotherapy Holistic Massage
Claudia is an advanced facial skincare practitioner with 20 years of experience.
ITEC and industry trained in all aspects of Beauty therapy, massage as well as some complementary therapies, Claudia is passionate about helping women age well, feeling happy and healthy in their own skin and appearance.
Specialising in skin rejuvenation and collagen induction therapies, Claudia is offering a range of results-driven treatments combining scientifically proven methods, cutting-edge technologies and hand-picked skincare products to help you reach your skin goals. Claudia’s empathic nature, understanding and intuitive touch means no two facial treatments are the same but completely bespoke to your needs and what arises during treatment.
Claudia is also a scaravelli-inspired yoga teacher and has many years of experience working with the elderly and supporting people with dementia.Therapies practiced: Facials and Skin Care
David Tabrizi L.C.S.P. (Phys)
David holds a diploma in Remedial Massage, a post graduate diploma in Sports Therapy, a certificate in Manual Lymphatic Drainage & a certificate in using needles for muscular-skeletal system (in conjunction with other techniques).
David has been practicing Remedial Therapy since 1994. He is a full member of London & County Society of Physiologists (Founded in 1919) whose members are all bound by a strict code of ethics.Therapies practiced: Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy
Eric Goodchild BA LicAc, MBAcC
Eric has practised Acupuncture in Cheltenham since qualifying from the College of Traditional Acupuncture UK in 1981. For 6 years he held office as Chairman and then President of the Traditional Acupuncture Society (now part of the British Acupuncture Council). Eric is the founding director of CHHC.Therapies practiced: Acupuncture
Jeni Howland is an accredited Systematic Kinesiologist. She studied for two years with the The Academy of Systematic Kinesiology and for one year with Gek-Bee Prout of Cotswold Kinesiology. In addition, and in order to be accredited by the Association of Systematic Kinesiology, Jeni has certificates in Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition and First Aid. Jeni is also a certified Reiki practitioner.
Therapies practiced: Systematic Kinesiology Holistic Massage
John Underhill BSc RSCT
John joined Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre in 1986 as an Alexander Technique practitioner, having previously had a career as a science teacher in Secondary and Further Education. After three years he decided to add to that experience and train in Craniosacral Therapy. Since then he has undertaken a good deal of further study. He is particularly interested in the resolution of the affects of stress, shock, injury and trauma.Therapies practiced: Craniosacral Therapy Alexander Technique
Katja and David Behrens
Katja and David Behrens are registered Homeopaths and work together as a team to bring effective support and health care to people who suffer from acute or chronic illnesses. They both graduated from the 4 year course at the School of Homeopathy and also did an advanced training for 18 months with the renowned Homeopathic Doctor Rajan Sankaran which is now continued throughout 2014. They treated many patients successfully for diverse physical illnesses as well as emotional and mental ailments.
David brings his 25 years experience of living in India, studying Ayurvedic Medicine and Yoga Philosophy and often leading Meditation retreats in the US and Europe.
His love for people expresses in the wish to support, nourish and heal others on their journey to health and towards a greater life.
Katja studied Drama and Physiotherapy in Berlin and is an experienced Cranial Sacral Therapist. Her special interest lies in supporting people who have to manage stress, anxieties or depression, as well as young people with learning difficulties and autism.
UPDATE: September 2020. Katja is currently out of the country, but still able to offer telephone/skype consultations for Homeopathy. Feel free to contact her directly on 07794831692 to arrange an appointment.
See their website for a bit more information about them: www.realcurehomeopathy.com.Therapies practiced: Homoeopathy Craniosacral Therapy
Lesley studied at the National College of Colonic Hydrotherapy, graduating in early 2018. She is a member of the Association of Registered Colonic Hydrotherapists (ARCH) and is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Lesley is also a registered Nutritional Therapist, having graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2017, and is a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT).
Working with a holistic approach, Lesley helps to improve gut health by supporting digestion and effective absorption of nutrients, and strengthening the body’s elimination pathways. Lesley supports people with a range of symptoms and conditions, as well as those embarking on a cleanse or detox.Therapies practiced: Colonic Hydrotherapy
Lucy Carden BSc (Hons) OST
Lucy Carden is a Registered Osteopath and Cranial Osteopath. She graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 2006 with a 2:1 degree in Osteopathy. She is a member of the British Osteopath Association and registered with the General Osteopathic Council. She has a particular interest in women health; relating to pelvic pain, painful periods, pregnancy, post-partum, stress incontinence, menupause and the ageing body. Visit Lucy’s website: www.bearlandclinic.co.uk for more information.Therapies practiced: Cranial and Structural Osteopath
Marianne Andrews mBANT CHNC
Marianne Andrews is a qualified Nutritional Therapist offering consultations on a one to one basis, to give you the best and most effective nutritional programme to suit you. Marianne specialises in helping mid-lifers who are struggling with energy levels, menopausal symptoms, digestive issues and weight control. She passionately believes in helping us all to be the best that we can be with the benefit of good nutrition,
Marianne offers a free 20 minute Discovery Call so that you can discuss where your health is now and where you would like it to be. See her website for more information: www.cotswoldnutrition.com
Recent testimonial – Sue Millington.
“Thank you for all your good ideas I went for my latest review today and my blood sugar is now down from 55 to 48! My weight has dropped a little, blood pressure is fine….Thank you Marianne, I am so glad I sought your help and will continue to follow my new regime. I feel terrific physically and now emotionally as well.”
Therapies practiced: Nutritional Therapy Clinical Testing
Niki Cox is a food intolerance and allergy tester. Using a bio-electronic regulator she can test for food intolerances and allergies, environmental allergens and vitamin and mineral deficiency.
It was her own family’s various allergies that first introduced her to Allergy Test UK. After the life-changing effects she saw it have on them she was inspired to train and become the franchise holder for Cheltenham and the Cotswolds.
Niki works with people of any age, testing for food sensitivities and intolerances. She uses a non-invasive bio-electronic regulator which reads an acupuncture point on the hand. Her treatment involves eliminating the food identified in the test, underpinned by nutritional advice and support.
She has completed 2 training courses to intermediate level (Dip BER 1 & 2) and meets regularily with the other franchise holders constantly updating with case histories and new findings.Therapies practiced: Allergy and Intolerance Testing
Ric Malkinson BA (Hons) Lic. Ac. MBAcC Traditional Acupuncture
After being introduced to Traditional Acupuncture in the early 2000’s, Ric became fascinated with its theory and tradition – the simplicity of Yin/Yang and Five Elements concepts and with the thousand-year history of an effective drug-free medicine.
Ric qualified as an acupuncturist in 2010 with a First Class Honours degree from the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Warwick and is a registered member of the British Acupuncture Council.
Therapies practiced: Acupuncture
Stuart Wilson BSc (Hons) Ost
Stuart graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in 2006 and is registered the General Osteopathic Council. He has experience in using a variety of structural and cranial osteopathic techniques to treat a wide range of conditions in patients of all ages.
Since becoming a father in 2010 Stuart has had a great deal of success and enjoyment in treating babies suffering from many complaints. This has led him to become a fellow of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy. He has completed their pathway of courses to gain more proficiency in using cranial osteopathy to treat problems throughout the body in patients from newborns and children, to adults and the elderly. He is now training to become a tutor to pass on his enthusiasm to other osteopaths.
Through his development and study on the subject, Stuart has developed an interest in how complex issues present themselves throughout the body – in particular how emotions and stress can manifest and relate to other conditions. He has a passion for helping people who suffer from stress, anxiety and trauma/PTSD. For more information, please visit www.wilsonosteopath.co.uk
Therapies practiced: Osteopathy