Joanna has been a complimentary therapist for 15 years. Beginning with the Bowen Technique, she has grown her practice to include other methods that she feels allow her to offer people the individual holistic therapy that they need.
Having grown up in an army family, Joanna lived in several countries as a child, gaining a wanderlust that has stayed with her. As an adult, she has travelled widely across Europe, Africa, the Americas, and India, as well as living in the USA and South Africa. As she travelled, Joanna discovered some of the healing methods which form a part of her practice today.
Now based in the West Country, Joanna offers a range of therapies that can be used alone or in combination, according to your needs. In addition to homeopathy, she provides a range of bodywork therapies, which help to release pain and stress, even from injuries or trauma that occurred many years ago. These include the Bowen Technique, Light Touch Spinal Alignment, Myofascial Release, Facial Energy Release, the Emotional Freedom Technique. Joanna is a member of both the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths and the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
Most of my therapies are suitable for people of all ages or conditions.
If you do have a specific condition and would like to discuss it with me before booking, please get in touch
One of the best known complimentary therapies, homeopathy is used by hundreds of millions of people across the globe, making it the second most used type of medicine in the world. It is used to treat physical, mental, and emotional conditions, whether chronic or acute.
Founded on two hundred years of clinical research and experience, the principles of homeopathy offer patients a gentle return to health without side effects.
Developed in the 1950s in Australia by Tom Bowen and now used by over 26,000 practitioners worldwide, the Bowen Technique is a non-invasive holistic therapy, using a finger-rolling action over soft tissue.
This stimulates the tissue and neural pathways, which creates a focus for the brain and helps the body to rebalance, repair and reset.
Gentle and non-invasive, the Bowen Technique can be used on anyone, and provides a lasting solution to pain and discomfort from many sources.
Light Touch Spinal Alignment
This treatment is derived from the laws of leverage, as observed in structural engineering. Any form of stress can create imbalances to the core centre of gravity in the body, whether that is physical, mental, emotional or nutritional.
By offering gentle “instructions”, Light Touch Spinal Alignment restores the body’s natural balance and stability, making it a great alternative to osteopathy or chiropractic, as well the ultimate holistic therapy for anyone with a stressful lifestyle.
Myofascial Release (MFR) is a hands on technique that targets the fascia – the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones nerves and organs in the body. Fascia often become restricted as a result of trauma, surgery, or inflammatory responses.
When this happens pressure is exerted on pain-sensitive areas. Often a patient is unable to discover the source of their pain, as these restrictions, and the pressure the cause cannot be seen in any of the conventional tests.
Facial Energy Release
Facial Energy Release (FER) takes the form of a gentle massage of the face, that helps erase signs of age, stress and long held expression lines, focusing on the fascia (connective tissues) of the face, neck head and scalp.
It would be wrong to think of it as a facial treatment though; by carefully stimulating key acupuncture points, FER unblocks energy throughout the whole body, making it a truly holistic therapy.
Emotional Freedom Technique
The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is also based upon the ancient Chinese principles of acupuncture.
It offers a solution for many physical, emotional, and performance issues, by manipulating the body’s acupuncture meridian lines through gentle tapping. Because of this it is sometimes also known as “Meridian Tapping”.