ANGELA COTTLE MAR, MCHP
I extend you a warm welcome to my webpage and hope you find the information useful in deciding which therapy may best serve you.
I practise Reflexology, Advanced Facial Reflexology, Zone Facelift Therapy, Holistic Massage, Oncology Massage and Reiki in Burnham on Crouch, Essex from my home premises treatment room.
I hold full membership with the Association of Reflexologists and Complementary Healthcare Professionals.
I am also a Complementary & National Healthcare Council registrant to provide Massage and Reflexology. CNHC has been approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health & Social Care, which is an independent body accountable to the UK Parliament as the holder of an Accredited Register.
CNHC promotes Standards and helping the public choose wisely when seeking a therapist. The General Medical Council guidance confirms that doctors can refer patients to practitioners on accredited registers as they have demonstrated that they are committed to enhancing the UK public's health and well-being.
EDUCATION AND PRACTICE
I first qualified to practice Reflexology in 1999 after studying with The British School of Reflexology. I was personally affected by what reflexology can do as after some time it resolved my lifelong migraines which were debilitating and reduced the quality of my life. Since then, Reflexology, a gentle, non-invasive but powerful therapy has inspired me. As I work with clients, Reflexology continues to teach me and reinforce the importance of treating the whole person in order to facilitate positive changes and a sense of balance and well-being within body, mind and spirit.
Lack of well-being can be brought about by many conditions which cause the body to be stressed. They include chronic pain, side effects of medication, loneliness, grief and depression. In addition, we may constantly be stressed due to the challenges we face on a daily basis. This can cause adverse effects to be built up in the body.
We can’t always change our life circumstances and the subsequent stresses they bring, but there is a lot we can do to reduce their impact on us. Chronic stress lowers the immune system and creates the conditions for ill health and lack of vitality. Neuroscience has proved that the body secretes hundreds of neuropeptides in response to stress and they can have a devastating effect on our physiology.
Receiving a relaxing reflexology treatment is a positive step towards putting you in control and lessening the effects of stress. When you are in a relaxed state you are less likely to feel overwhelmed and exhausted and more equipped to cope.
I also practice Reiki Healing having attained Reiki Mastership in 2007 and Karuna Reiki Mastership in 2012. (Please see more details on my Reiki information page.) I also became certified as an Essex Healer, and an SNU Healer.
I practise Holistic Massage and am also a Certified Oncology Massage Therapist. I have gained much experience working with oncology patients at Helen Rollason Cancer Centres.
I am fully committed to Reflexology, Massage and Reiki practice, and will always work ethically, professionally and with integrity in assisting you with promoting your well-being and health.
I follow a strict professional code of practice and this includes upholding confidentiality and the safe storage of records.
*Please note: Complementary Health therapies should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.