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Consultations with our professional practitioners are available during weekends and evenings as well as Monday-Friday. To book appointments please use the form below, drop into the shop, or phone us on 0114 2550022

Herbal medicine is both an art and a science. The consultation provides time and space to tell your story. The herbalist will then use their technical knowledge and intuition to create an individualised herbal treatment plan for you. Herbal medicine can address a wide range of physical and emotional problems. For example, there is research evidence to support the use of herbal medicine as an effective treatment in the following conditions:
  • Functional Dyspepsia and indigestion
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Back Pain and Osteoarthritis
  • Mild to Moderate Depression
  • Migraine
  • Acute infections including rhinosinusitis
  • The common cold and Influenza types A & B
  • Uncomplicated upper respiratory tract infections

How do herbs work? Plants are all sophisticated chemists. They rely on chemistry to protect themselves from threats and communicate with their allies. These molecules can have diverse pharmacological effects. For example, the resins that trees produce to fight infection will generally be antimicrobial against human infections too. But herbs also have more subtle and complex qualities that our herbalists use to match the right herb to the patient.

What to expect. In the first consultation, the herbalist will fully discuss your health problems with you. This takes up to 90 minutes. Together we will try to understand the underlying patterns that have caused your ill health. The herbalist will then usually prescribe and make up an individualised prescription of herbal medicines for you to take away.

Subsequent consultations are shorter, usually around 45 minutes, including dispensing. The herbalist will discuss progress, suggest the next steps, and adjust the herbal prescription accordingly.

Our herbalists have over 50 years experience in herbal medicine between us and all are trained to degree level in herbal medicine. We are members of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, which is a highly respected professional body of fully qualified practitioners. We have a wealth of practical clinical experience, from simple first aid to long term chronic conditions.

We also offer a low cost clinic on two Wednesdays per month where consultations are taken by trainee herbalists under the supervision of one of our experienced professional practitioners. Consultations in this clinic are subsidised.

Acupuncture is well known for pain relief and is used for much more as well. This includes a wide range of physical problems and also emotional or mental health issues. My acupuncture incorprates different styles. I learnt TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine - a Chinese Communist invention) at college, and have since learnt different methods. I adapt my needling technique to suit the client - some like it heavy and others much lighter. I gauge this as I'm working.

To book a session please call us on 0114 2550022

Biodynamic craniosacral therapy is a gentle, hands on holistic treatment for aches and pains, acute and chronic illnesses, and emotional and psychological disturbances. Or simply to help develop wellbeing, health and vitality. Performed on a massage table, the client is fully clothed and the practitioner touch is light and still.

This therapy supports the body to transition between different states within the nervous system. From a state of higher activation and stress to that of lower activation and relaxation. This transition from fight-flight mode to rest-digest mode is imperative for healing.

For example, when the body has had to cope with shock, long-term stress or illness, the natural state that promotes healing can become compromised. It is precisely this natural tendency which this holistic therapy helps restore: not only physically but emotionally and spiritually.

What to expect

Your session will begin with a discussion about your health needs in order to tailor the treatment to suit you. Each hour's session will include approximately 40 minutes hands on treatment along with consultation and post treatment feedback. You will remain fully clothed for the session so please wear something comfortable. It is a good idea to drink plenty of water and take it easy after a session as the effect of craniosacral therapy can be felt up to 48 hours after treatment. An hour's session costs £45, or 3 sessions booked together are £120.

Testimonials

“Craniosacral Therapy is one of the gentlest modalities that I have experienced, and Megan has a wonderful way of sensing tensions in the client. She brings deep relaxation and peace to enable the body/mind to correct itself to its proper alignment and function. The feeling of relaxation has stayed with me for some time after the treatment. Highly recommended!” Pete

"I found Megan to be a sensitive and intuitive practitioner. She held the space well making me feel safe, secure and very relaxed. I trust her innate skill as a therapist and highly recommend her." Victoria

Photos by Simon Dumpleton

Jenny Vale Massage Therapy.

How can massage help?

I see massage as a crucial self care tool, and an amazing gift we can use to nourish and heal ourselves on a number of levels. I bring a high level of care and empathy to my treatments, and create a safe, inclusive, nurturing space for clients to take time out and reconnect to their body.

Our modern lives can be busy and everyday actions such as using a laptop, phones and driving often lead to recurring tensions. These can build up over time, leading to stiffness, pain and lack of free movement. Massage helps break down areas of muscular tension, providing relief from aches and pains. During my consultation I encourage clients to explore and connect with the root causes of bodily tension, and gain a sense of empowerment with this process.

Stress is also prevalent, and its negative effects can be both physical and psychological. Massage activates the parasympathetic nervous system, encouraging clients to enter a deeply relaxed state, where they are able to release and be fully present in their body. This has numerous benefits for mental well-being, and can help with low mood, anxiety and depression.

I offer Holistic/ Relaxation or Holistic/Deep Tissue Massage. I also offer Womb Healing Massage.

What is Holistic massage?

As a Holistic Massage Therapist, I see each client as an individual and take the time to tailor a unique massage. No two people are the same, so no two massages are ever the same. I aim to treat the whole person, and strive to understand our vast interconnectedness.

I work directly on the skin with sweet almond oil (non nut based oils also available) I can either provide a full body massage, or work in a more focused way to address areas in need of attention such as the back.

My massage style is intuitive and fluid. Massages are a blend of long flowing strokes and more targeted work. I may use percussion, rocking and passive joint mobilisation.

I have done further training in Deep Tissue Massage, so can also combine Holistic massage with deep tissue techniques if requested.

This can help the body in a number of ways including:

  • Decreased muscle tension
  • Boost blood flow/circulation
  • Boost blood oxygen levels
  • Improved sleep
  • Recovery from injuries
  • Improved flow and drainage of lymphatic system

The benefits of massage build over time, so regular treatments can help us feel more comfortable in our bodies, as well as bolster feelings of calm and helping with resilience to stress.

What to expect

Once you have made your booking, I email my consultation form. It includes questions about your health and what you would like out of the massage, so I can tailor it uniquely to you. You can either fill it in and send it back to me, or we can go through it at the start of the session. Each hour long session will involve a 45 minute treatment, with time to go through the consultation form, and space to get on and off the table, drink some water and give any feedback/ask questions.

Client feedback - “Jenny’s massages have a comforting, seamless and effortless flow whilst seeking and working out any unexpected niggles with a skilled and tender touch. I always leave my treatment feeling delightfully gooey and rested” - J

At the heart of my philosophy is the believe that we all need space, freedom and a safe place where we can openly express our uniqueness, recount our stories and experiences that have shaped us. Our sessions will create the opportunity to experience this essential space, where I can listen to you in a non-judgemental way.

If you are thinking about counselling but are feeling nervous or unsure, please do contact me. I will be happy to talk through with you how the process works.

Herbal medicine is both an art and a science. The consultation provides time and space to tell your story. The herbalist will then use their technical knowledge and intuition to create an individualised herbal treatment plan for you. Herbal medicine can address a wide range of physical and emotional problems. For example, there is research evidence to support the use of herbal medicine as an effective treatment in the following conditions:
  • Functional Dyspepsia and indigestion
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Back Pain and Osteoarthritis
  • Mild to Moderate Depression
  • Migraine
  • Acute infections including rhinosinusitis
  • The common cold and Influenza types A & B
  • Uncomplicated upper respiratory tract infections

How do herbs work? Plants are all sophisticated chemists. They rely on chemistry to protect themselves from threats and communicate with their allies. These molecules can have diverse pharmacological effects. For example, the resins that trees produce to fight infection will generally be antimicrobial against human infections too. But herbs also have more subtle and complex qualities that our herbalists use to match the right herb to the patient.

What to expect. In the first consultation, the herbalist will fully discuss your health problems with you. This takes up to 90 minutes. Together we will try to understand the underlying patterns that have caused your ill health. The herbalist will then usually prescribe and make up an individualised prescription of herbal medicines for you to take away.

Subsequent consultations are shorter, usually around 45 minutes, including dispensing. The herbalist will discuss progress, suggest the next steps, and adjust the herbal prescription accordingly.

Our herbalists have over 50 years experience in herbal medicine between us and all are trained to degree level in herbal medicine. We are members of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, which is a highly respected professional body of fully qualified practitioners. We have a wealth of practical clinical experience, from simple first aid to long term chronic conditions.

We also offer a low cost clinic on two Wednesdays per month where consultations are taken by trainee herbalists under the supervision of one of our experienced professional practitioners. Consultations in this clinic are subsidised.

Acupuncture is well known for pain relief and is used for much more as well. This includes a wide range of physical problems and also emotional or mental health issues. My acupuncture incorprates different styles. I learnt TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine - a Chinese Communist invention) at college, and have since learnt different methods. I adapt my needling technique to suit the client - some like it heavy and others much lighter. I gauge this as I'm working.

To book a session please call us on 0114 2550022

Biodynamic craniosacral therapy is a gentle, hands on holistic treatment for aches and pains, acute and chronic illnesses, and emotional and psychological disturbances. Or simply to help develop wellbeing, health and vitality. Performed on a massage table, the client is fully clothed and the practitioner touch is light and still.

This therapy supports the body to transition between different states within the nervous system. From a state of higher activation and stress to that of lower activation and relaxation. This transition from fight-flight mode to rest-digest mode is imperative for healing.

For example, when the body has had to cope with shock, long-term stress or illness, the natural state that promotes healing can become compromised. It is precisely this natural tendency which this holistic therapy helps restore: not only physically but emotionally and spiritually.

What to expect

Your session will begin with a discussion about your health needs in order to tailor the treatment to suit you. Each hour's session will include approximately 40 minutes hands on treatment along with consultation and post treatment feedback. You will remain fully clothed for the session so please wear something comfortable. It is a good idea to drink plenty of water and take it easy after a session as the effect of craniosacral therapy can be felt up to 48 hours after treatment. An hour's session costs £45, or 3 sessions booked together are £120.

Testimonials

“Craniosacral Therapy is one of the gentlest modalities that I have experienced, and Megan has a wonderful way of sensing tensions in the client. She brings deep relaxation and peace to enable the body/mind to correct itself to its proper alignment and function. The feeling of relaxation has stayed with me for some time after the treatment. Highly recommended!” Pete

"I found Megan to be a sensitive and intuitive practitioner. She held the space well making me feel safe, secure and very relaxed. I trust her innate skill as a therapist and highly recommend her." Victoria

Photos by Simon Dumpleton

Jenny Vale Massage Therapy.

How can massage help?

I see massage as a crucial self care tool, and an amazing gift we can use to nourish and heal ourselves on a number of levels. I bring a high level of care and empathy to my treatments, and create a safe, inclusive, nurturing space for clients to take time out and reconnect to their body.

Our modern lives can be busy and everyday actions such as using a laptop, phones and driving often lead to recurring tensions. These can build up over time, leading to stiffness, pain and lack of free movement. Massage helps break down areas of muscular tension, providing relief from aches and pains. During my consultation I encourage clients to explore and connect with the root causes of bodily tension, and gain a sense of empowerment with this process.

Stress is also prevalent, and its negative effects can be both physical and psychological. Massage activates the parasympathetic nervous system, encouraging clients to enter a deeply relaxed state, where they are able to release and be fully present in their body. This has numerous benefits for mental well-being, and can help with low mood, anxiety and depression.

I offer Holistic/ Relaxation or Holistic/Deep Tissue Massage. I also offer Womb Healing Massage.

What is Holistic massage?

As a Holistic Massage Therapist, I see each client as an individual and take the time to tailor a unique massage. No two people are the same, so no two massages are ever the same. I aim to treat the whole person, and strive to understand our vast interconnectedness.

I work directly on the skin with sweet almond oil (non nut based oils also available) I can either provide a full body massage, or work in a more focused way to address areas in need of attention such as the back.

My massage style is intuitive and fluid. Massages are a blend of long flowing strokes and more targeted work. I may use percussion, rocking and passive joint mobilisation.

I have done further training in Deep Tissue Massage, so can also combine Holistic massage with deep tissue techniques if requested.

This can help the body in a number of ways including:

  • Decreased muscle tension
  • Boost blood flow/circulation
  • Boost blood oxygen levels
  • Improved sleep
  • Recovery from injuries
  • Improved flow and drainage of lymphatic system

The benefits of massage build over time, so regular treatments can help us feel more comfortable in our bodies, as well as bolster feelings of calm and helping with resilience to stress.

What to expect

Once you have made your booking, I email my consultation form. It includes questions about your health and what you would like out of the massage, so I can tailor it uniquely to you. You can either fill it in and send it back to me, or we can go through it at the start of the session. Each hour long session will involve a 45 minute treatment, with time to go through the consultation form, and space to get on and off the table, drink some water and give any feedback/ask questions.

Client feedback - “Jenny’s massages have a comforting, seamless and effortless flow whilst seeking and working out any unexpected niggles with a skilled and tender touch. I always leave my treatment feeling delightfully gooey and rested” - J

At the heart of my philosophy is the believe that we all need space, freedom and a safe place where we can openly express our uniqueness, recount our stories and experiences that have shaped us. Our sessions will create the opportunity to experience this essential space, where I can listen to you in a non-judgemental way.

If you are thinking about counselling but are feeling nervous or unsure, please do contact me. I will be happy to talk through with you how the process works.