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Therapists

We have a varied team of professional partners and clients can choose who they feel would be most beneficial.  Here is our directory of support we can offer for you to read through.

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Key –

Beauty

Wellbeing

Counselling

Hayley graduated from the prestigious Delamar Academy in 2008 and has been working as a successful make-up and hair artist ever since, including two years as Head Make-Up Artist at Urban Retreat @ Harrods.

She has worked all over the UK and Europe, helping both men and women find a look and a self-care routine that works for them.

Be it skincare, hair styling or make-up, she can offer

lessons and product advice to help you find your style,

and feel the best version of yourself.

She can also just do you a fabulous make-up look for a special occasion, with a few tips and tricks thrown in along the way.

All products are professional quality, and natural/organic where possible.

Sessions can be in the comfort of your own home, providing you have space and enough light for the treatment.

She will also be booking some clinic days at the treatment room in Axminster, as well as organising some group workshops.

You can find out more via Hayley’s website hayleydebeers.com
Tel: 07554993949
If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Clients can choose from the beauty treatments or support with hair styling pre/during or post chemo.

http://www.reflectionsaxminster.com/about info@reflectionsaxminster.com

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Hannah offers yoga classes (either in person or via a video link) from her Studio in Thorncombe, and at a studio in Bridport.

Hannah says, “Patients with cancer that practice yoga regularly find their quality of life and the complications of their emotional and physical states have drastically improved. Yoga has the ability to reduce the psychological stress caused by one’s diagnosis as well as helping manage the physical symptoms and side effects of treatment. Classes are tailored to meet the specific needs of the patient. Movements are combined with breathing, stretching and relaxation techniques to reduce pain and stiffness. When combined with attentive breathing techniques, the healing effects on body and mind can be deeply profound. No experience is necessary. Let me know what you need and we’ll take it from there.”

For more information on the benefits of yoga for cancer patients, please visit

The Benefits of Yoga for Cancer Patients

To book, please contact Mary at ALCS in the first instance, or email hannah@hannahlovegrove.co.uk / 07971 434336.

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

From her award winning, Trustpilot rated excellent hair & beauty salon in Beaminster, Janemarie offers a private room (friends and family most welcome) where she provides advice and discreet service for hair loss issues.  Where appropriate she is able to offer high quality wigs and hair pieces, finding your perfect fit and maintaining your identity.

For over 25 years Janemarie Cox has been dedicated to creating wearable precise but classic hair design for both male and female clients and with over a hundred styles to choose from, whether it be synthetic (fibre) or human hair in an assortment of colours, she’ll find the perfect fit for you.

It all starts with a conversation, no pressure, no judgement, and let Janemarie answer your questions.

Call or email Janemarie direct on 07967 198470 or janemarie@salononthesquare.co.uk

www.salononthesquare.co.uk

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

I’ve been hairdressing from the age of 16, starting as an apprentice working my way through my training to now be a Senior Stylist and Barber. I love all things hair and making every single one of my clients feel fabulous! My passion has been hair for my whole life, I’m here to help with post/during and pre op hair. Whether it be just a general tidy up,  a wash, or even braving the shave!

If meeting a hairdresser for the first time is something you find daunting, I am more than happy to pop to a drop in session before I come to your home to make your hair feel fabulous again!

To Arrange an Appointment Please Call Me or Text on 07795146971

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

KettlewellColour Analysis

What is Colour Analysis?

First making its impact in the 70s/80s, Colour Analysis has evolved into something truly magical: a system that analyses your personal colouring such as skin tone, eye colour and hair colour to determine a palette of ‘best’ colours that complement your unique features, leaving you looking (and feeling) radiant and glowing!

Palettes are divided into 4 seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, with each palette containing colours of particular tones and hues. For instance, the Spring palette is warm, clear and light – which means that every colour has a yellow undertone to it and there are virtually no dark colours…

Here at Kettlewell we offer a unique and insightful Colour Analysis service at our contemporary Somerset Colour Studio.

What Are the Benefits of Colour Analysis?

Uncover your confidence: We truly believe in the power of colour, sometimes you just have to see it to believe it! The right colours make your skin glow, your eyes sparkle and will leave you feeling unstoppable!

Intentional shopping:Colour analysis makes shopping with intention a breeze; knowing your seasonal palette gives you the tools to walk into any shop knowing exactly what you’re looking for & what will suit you, so you won’t be wasting time or money on pieces that won’t leave you feeling a million dollars!

Look good = feel good: Dark and dull wardrobes become a thing of the past. Once you know exactly which shades work for you, wearing colour no longer seems scary or overwhelming. Even neutral shades will feel refreshed and exciting – and we all know if you look good, you feel even better!

More than just your clothes… Seasonal Colour Analysis isn’t just confined to your wardrobe; once you know your best colours you can translate this into other areas of your look. Whether that’s finding the perfect shade of lipstick, the right tone of jewellery or even making your interior a little more you…

Colour Analysis the Kettlewell Way: How Does it Work? Using our meticulously crafted, bespoke colour drapes our expert stylists will reveal your palette and unique set of best colours through the Kettlewell Colour System: a seasonal analysis created and refined using our 20 years of colour expertise. And unlike anywhere else, you can shop tops and tees in the exact colours and fabric you were draped with for a truly perfect match!

After your analysis you will be guided on your next steps, ready to curate your brand new life in colour and will have the opportunity to shop over 300+ colours readily available in our Colour Studio.

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Andrew studied at the University of Bath and Twickenham, and benefits from 15 years experience in Sports Massage, and 4 years experience in Acupuncture.

He began his career in Sports Massage alone, and now uses Acupuncture, Electro Acupuncture and Kinesiology Taping along side massage as additional therapies, as he believes that they help accelerate and complement the treatment he provides.

Sports massage involves the manipulation of deep layers of tissue in the body, including the fascia and other supportive tissue that make up the muscles and joints.

Massages have been used for many years across the world to lower both physical and psychological stress, ease muscle tension, and rehabilitate injury increasing flexibility and reducing pain – and research continues to show that whether used alone or in conjunction with other treatments, Sports Massage is an effective way to help treat common conditions like arthritis, anxiety and lower back pain.

Not only are they relaxing, but they also help lengthen and release muscles that regularly feel tense and get stuck in uncomfortable holding positions.

So whether you are an athlete placing high demand on your body, or recovering from an injury or illness or just a bit achey, sports massage will undoubtedly have some benefits to offer you.

Andrew provides a mobile therapy service, and can cater for your requirements in the comfort of your own home… So whether you are looking for post-operative rehabilitation, need to recover rapidly from injury, or simply wish to soften aches and pains, Andrew will employ the latest techniques and equipment to rehabilitate your body back to full fitness.

Having lost his mum to Breast Cancer 12 years ago, Andrew has broad knowledge and understanding of those suffering, and the families offering support, and on this basis, is keen to help those in need in his field of expertise.

For further information, a consultation, or to book an appointment with Andrew, please contact him on 07739849555

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Emily qualified as a Sports Massage & Deep tissue therapist 25 years ago and has been practicing massage therapies ever since.

She has gained numerous qualifications in that time, including cupping therapy, pregnancy massage and nutritional therapy.

Now Emily focuses more on the holistic approach to health and the benefits of tuning in and listening to our bodies in order to feel good.

Massage therapy has many benefits, it can help relax whilst lifting your mood, improves sleep and overall wellbeing. It also helps people cope with challenging situations and can reduce stress and anxiety, whilst alleviating headaches and pain.

Everyone is different and will benefit in different ways, however she will always tailor a treatment to an individual.

Testimonials:

‘I do believe my shoulder knots feel lighter! Such a good massage Emily’ ~ Greta

‘You’re a diamond! Slept like a baby and feel MUCH better, thank you, thank you’ ~ Andy

‘Not known for my great use of words I thought it was important to thank ultimately Emily for the awesome job she has done at bossing and keeping my back I check over the last year or so. Emily has simply been an awesome therapist and ambassador for you’ ~ Chris G

Emily lives in Lyme Regis with her 2 young children. Her passions are sea swimming, breath work, fitness, the outdoors and adventures with her little people.

You can contact Emily on – 07701 302711, email: southcoasttherapies@gmail.co.uk or via her Instagram @south_coast_therapies

If you wish to have any referrals, please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

 

 

As a Remedial Bodywork Therapist, for me to be able to help my clients to find health and wellbeing mind and body, I firstly  need to understand WHY they are experiencing pain, ailments and dis-ease, what the primary causes are and follow the trail and pattern of restrictions within their body.

With quiet listening hands, I follow these adhesions through the fascia which envelopes and holds our musculo-skeletal, visceral and nervous system from beneath our skin down to a cellular level.

Connecting and following the fascia web of the body draws me into the adhesion(s) to its point-of-ease and by continuing this direction and holding the body, it allows my hands to connect deeper. By following the body’s tapestry I seek the root cause be it physical and/or emotional.

An intrinsic part of this physical and emotional healing is for the client to be able to slow down from their lives and to find time to truly listen to their body.  Chronic pain and injuries are generally a development of adhesions and restrictions forming a compensatory response overtime, which eventually can no longer be held…something gives way.

A fundamental part of the treatment is that I create a safe, kind, non-judgemental space upon which the client can feel at ease and to allow the process of release physically and emotionally that is comfortable for them.

This space becomes a foundation of the connection of the clients mind and body, to be able to listen and observe their body to gain knowledge and realisation. Through self-love, self-care and self-acceptance finds empowerment, and as a partnership we are able to unpeel these layers to heal one’s health and wellbeing mind and body.

Every Wednesday evening at 20:30 I host a live guided meditation on zoom for 30 minutes. For more information, please feel free to join The Pyjama Revolution Group on Facebook.

If you do not have access to Facebook, please email me directly for the zoom link.

Gemma Norris – CNHC/MISRM -07787 376043

remedialtc@gmail.com

www.remedialtherapyclinic.co.uk

www.Facebook.com/RemedialTherapyClinic

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

What, exactly, is oxygen therapy?

Oxygen therapy refers to breathing 100% oxygen for an hour under pressure, which raises the level of oxygen in the tissues and cells of the body, and consequently improves healing and well-being.

To obtain increased pressure, individuals sit in a pressure chamber, known as a barochamber, similar to those used in diving. We have two steel chambers, one seating up to three people and the other seats up to seven in comfortable arm chairs.

Barochambers can be pressurised up to twice normal atmospheric pressure (2 ata, equivalent to 10 metres). An ‘ata’ is short for ‘atmospheres absolute’. Treatment plans normally start at 1.5 ata (5 metres), moving through 1.75 ata (7.5 metres) to 2 ata (10 metres), depending on the individual.

The pressure inside is increased by using compressed air, and oxygen is provided by a built-in breathing system, normally administered through a well-fitted mask. This is similar technology used in pressurised passenger aircraft.

Oxygen therapy is administered by trained operators. Oxygen treatment sessions are simple, non-invasive and painless, and once they have become accustomed to the procedure most users find the sessions pleasurable and relaxing.

What is it used for?

At the South West MS Centre, we provide oxygen therapy for a wide range of conditions

at a relatively low cost (capacity allowing) such as cancer, diabetic ulcers, non-healing

wounds, stroke, fibromyalgia, Lyme’s Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, migraines,

head injuries, Functional Neurological Disorder (FND), Parkinson’s Disease, sports

injuries and other neurological symptoms.

What is an oxygen therapy session like?

Each session lasts approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes and consists of three phases:

Start: Pressurisation (10-15 minutes)

Individuals are settled into their seats and checks are made that the masks fit and are operating correctly. The door to the chamber is closed and the pressure is built up gradually by our trained operators over the course of 10-15 minutes. There will be a whooshing sound in the chamber increasing the pressure.

Middle: Treatment (1 hour)

When the pressure reaches the prescribed levels, our operators will speak through the intercom to advise that the pressure has been reached. Individuals can rest, read or listen to music for the hour. During this time the operator can be contacted via the intercom.

End: De-pressurisation (10-15 minutes)

The operator advises users when the session is complete and reduces the pressure gradually, until it is the same as the normal air. At this point, the barochamber door will be opened and the session ends.

What if I’m Claustrophobic?

We also run regular oxygen sessions at zero pressure, which simply means we leave the chamber door open and do not introduce pressure at all during the hour session. You will still wear an oxygen mask to receive the oxygen, but it is less claustrophobic for many people.

The chambers have porthole windows in them so that you can view outside, and there is a two-way intercom with the operators if you have any concerns.

Are there any side effects?

Some people may experience ear discomfort, however we will teach you some easy ways to rectify this.

What can I take into the chamber?

Only a few items are permitted to be taken into the chamber, and we ask that any bags are see-through. People take in books, magazines, crosswords and mobile electronic devices, however, all mobile devices must be on airplane mode so that the signals do not interfere with the equipment.

For more information on oxygen therapy and how it helps you can go onto our website; www.southwestmscentre.co.uk send an email oxygen@southwestmscentre.co.uk phone 01392 447411 or visit The South West MS Centre, Clyst Heath, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7EY

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Sara studied Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham and qualified with a Bsc (Hons) in 2009. Since then she has continued to expand her skills as a physio by training in acupuncture, physio Pilates and obtaining an orthopaedic medicine diploma. In 2014 Sara took the decision to set up her own private physiotherapy clinic in Lyme Regis. She combined sport physiotherapy, injury prevention and post op management with rehabilitation and Pilates.

Sara understands the struggles of those suffering with cancer and their support network, having lost her father-in-law to pancreatic cancer earlier this year and her Gran 2 years before, so Sara would be able to offer empathy and  support to those that need it. Physiotherapy can help with muscle tensions and aches and pains following surgery, tension due to stress or general musculoskeletal pains. It is common for shoulders to become stiff and sore following certain operations, such as mastectomy, therefore physiotherapy in this instance can be highly beneficial.

Sara would take a full medical history and it would be advantageous to have had an xray of the affected joint, if clinically relevant, to allow a sound clinical judgement to be made regarding the source of the pain and therefore the best course of treatment.

For more information regarding Sara and what physiotherapy can help with please visit www.spphysiosouthwest.com or contact Sara directly on 07729  302131 or email spphysio.southwest@gmail.com

 

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Hilary Sharp is a qualified acupuncturist registered with the British Acupuncture Council  (MBAcC).
Hilary came from running and personally managing two care homes for the elderly between 1983 and 2001. She developed an interest in Alternative Health by looking at the whole needs of each person and the benefits to the individual when total care is given.

In 1989 a life threatening illness enforced a 5 year recovery and time to think of the future. In desperation when western medicine was failing Hilary embarked on alternative therapy and after a slow but total recovery she signed up for the first course in acupuncture. This episode proved to change Hilary’s life!

In 2000 Hilary graduated from The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine and has become more and more fascinated by how acupuncture can change peoples health. In 2006 Hilary completed a 2 year Paediatric Diploma delivered by Julian Scott  – world renown Lecturer in Acupuncture for Children.

Constantly exploring the many fields of acupuncture Hilary is able to offer a diverse base of knowledge in a broad range of areas some of which are shown on the web pages. Email sharpacupuncture@hotmail.com or telephone 07738 630186, or visit  www.hilarysharp.co.uk/

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Stephanie is a qualified acupuncturist whose clinic, Ki Point Acupuncture, is conveniently
located in Axminster. She is a member of the UK’s Association of Acupuncture Clinicians
and the Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion Association. She received her Masters
degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine in the United States from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, California. She is licensed in California and
holds national certification in the U.S. She also spent over seven years working and studying
in an acupuncture clinic in Tokyo, Japan.

Acupuncture, inclusive of moxibustion, massage, and related therapies, is used to balance
the body and restore its natural healing system. Evidence supports the use of acupuncture
for cancer related pain and the side effects of conventional cancer treatments,
musculoskeletal pain, depression, anxiety, stress, headaches and migraines, digestive
issues, hormonal imbalances, and much more.

For those patients who are afraid or nervous about needles, non-invasive acupuncture can
also be effective. Such treatments can also include moxibustion, massage and other related
therapies.

At Ki Point Acupuncture all treatments are individualised to ensure each person’s health and
wellbeing are optimised. Unlike Western medicine, acupuncture focuses on the individual
and targets one’s entire wellbeing, rather than merely the illness. Stephanie is dedicated to
helping her patients reach optimal health by integrating traditional medicine with guidance on
nutrition, exercise/movement, and overall wellness that suits each patient’s unique lifestyle
and needs.

For more information or to book an appointment, please contact Stephanie at:
Tel: 07546 613585
Email: hello@kipoint-acupuncture.com
Web: www.kipoint-acupuncture.com

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

I graduated from the College of Traditional Acupuncture in 2011, gaining an honours degree in addition to my License to Practice. I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

Although the training was very rigorous, it prepared the students well, giving us an introduction to Western Medicine as well as a thorough grounding in Traditional Acupuncture.  My decision to study and practice acupuncture came from observing my father in his work and care of his patients. He was one of the first General Practitioners in Birmingham to offer acupuncture and he introduced me to this fascinating, profound, and gentle way of addressing people and their health concerns.

Before training in acupuncture, I spent many years teaching Yoga and Tai Chi, and working as a Massage Therapist and Healer. Since an early age, my ‘calling’ has been towards working with people to improve their health and wellbeing.

I have three grown up children, the youngest of which is also practicing acupuncture – it is becoming quite a family tradition! My spare time allows me to explore the incredible Jurassic coastline and beautiful countryside – deepening my utter love of nature. I have recently written two books and plan to spend some dark winter evenings writing some more

The form of acupuncture that I practice is centred around each person as an individual, making it an ideal way of supporting any other forms of treatments and therapy. In my experience, no two people are the same – we all have our own stories of life to tell, and each story is precious.

07981 780698

annredfearn@gmail.com

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Scar Therapy for Breast and other cancer surgery

Sue is a certified Scar therapist for surgery scars after cancer, she has a particular interest in post breast surgery.

The effects of post-surgical scars on the human body cannot be underestimated.

Every year thousands of people undergo surgery leaving them with scar tissue. This may leave them feeling tight or uncomfortable. Others may not notice any physical discomfort but could still benefit from physical therapy as part of their rehabilitation, structural or soft tissue treatment.

Scar Therapy is a series of gentle, light, massage-based treatments to help with the function and feeling of your scar.

Scar Therapy can:
Release Tightness

Scar therapy can help loosen and release tight scar tissue to reduce discomfort by reducing adhesions – both superficially and deep within the system.

Treatment can be beneficial on both new and old scar tissue.

 

Help Restricted Mobility

By reducing tightness and encouraging mobility between the layers of skin, fascia and muscle, the client’s range of movement can often improve, sometimes dramatically.

Reduce Sensitivity and Pain

Trapped nerves and irritated scar tissue can be a factor for prolonged discomfort. Therapeutic touch may reduce pain and help to normalise sensitivity.  Numb areas often get the return of normal sensitivity.

 

After Scar Therapy the scar may visually appear smoother, but the emphasis is on the underlying tissue changes within the fascial system and therefore improved function.

 

Bowen Therapy

Sue is an experienced and accredited practitioner of the Bowen technique, having trained at the College of Bowen Studies.

The technique uses a specific set of gentle rolling movements with the fingers and thumbs on precise points on the body. These gentle motions trigger impulses in the brain to stimulate healing, release fascia and blocked energy plus improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage.

Main Benefits of Bowen:

Reduces muscle tension – Reduces pain – Increased lymphatic drainage -Increases mobility

Decreases stress

 

Sue offers treatments from her home at Birchill, which lies midway between Chard and Axminster.

These treatments can be Bowen therapy or Scar Therapy but they also work well together.

www.sueurquhartbowen.com                  

sueurquhartbowen@gmail.com

07939 135123

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Julia has worked with cancer patients and palliative care for 30 years, within the NHS and hospice while more recently from her garden studio in Bridport as an independent practitioner. Julia is insured to work during COVID regulations following strict guidelines for safety and care.

I am able to offer both hands on therapy and also movement to help through your cancer journey. I was trained in clinical aromatherapy , reflexology, and the M technique which I teach and practice. My massage is lymphatic based, allowing the lymph system to work as best as it is able, alongside this I offer medical lymphatic drainage MLD and Mcloughlin and Willie Fourie scar treatments. These treatments can be offered individually or combined to best help at the particular time, prior to treatment, post surgery, supportive through chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Kinesiotaping and Hydrovat Deep Oscillation can be added to treatment particularly for lymphoedema management. Tripudio Movement is  ideal to assist moving fluid and aiding mobility through your treatment and beyond, I am the founder. M technique is a very light touch hypnotic manual therapy encouraging deep relaxation , reflexology is a great balancer and can assist with problems such as constipation, neck and shoulder problems and so much more, equilibrium and deep relaxation too. My essential oils are organic or wild crafted and from small growers ensuring the best therapeutic quality. I blend oils for each client to suit their particular needs, emotional and physical.

Contact Julia 07734511287    www.gardenstudiosbridport.co.uk

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

I qualified in Nutrition in March 2021 and am a member of the Royal Society for Public Health.  Since qualifying, I have continued my studies with a special interest in nutritional support for Cancer – before, during, after treatment and beyond.

I have been passionate about health and nutrition all of my adult life; always eager to learn about the latest evidence-based guidelines for increasing health and preventing disease.

I am also a Bowen Therapist.  I qualified in 2008 and am a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).  I have enjoyed a busy and fulfilling practice, working with people of all ages, using this wonderful technique to help relieve pain and allow the body to reset and rebalance itself.

I love working with and supporting people on their journey to health and recovery.

Please contact Beth on – nstbowentherapy@gmail.com or 07899 956648

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

With a passion for horses, Lee, Sarah and their family, along with dedicated voluntary members have been running Woodhouse riding stables since 2012.

“We opened with 4 rescue horses and slowly the riders appeared, the word spread and before we knew it our horse family expanded. Now we are the owners of 25 horses and ponies, running our fully licenced and insured business in the beautiful countryside.”

The stables are open all year round and welcomes riders from the age of 4yrs and up, from complete beginners to experienced riders.

Lee is well known and respected in the area for his knowledge of horses, alongside teaching people to ride he also studies horse behaviour and helps problemed horses, teaches horse owners and riders how to communicate better with where horses through body language.

“We are very lucky to have such wonderful countryside to ride through, it’s a great way to relax and make new friends”

Everyone is welcome, so if you have never been riding before and would like to try something new or if you are an experienced rider and want to explore the countryside come and join us in the saddle.

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Patricia delivers classes in Lyme Regis and Charmouth.  Tripudio is movement with a focus on the fluid systems of the body, including the lymphatic system and the cardiovascular system.  Principles from manual lymphatic drainage massage are combined with fascia, (connective tissue) release techniques and are translated into movements.

TMS classes begin and close with a specifically designed warm-up and cool-down sequence that follows the protocol of manual lymphatic drainage and focuses on balance.

The rest of the class is a combination of connective tissue stretching, non-weight bearing, gently strengthening and low impact movements and a dance or two set to music.

The session can be taken standing or seated, or a bit of both.  Tripudio is suited to mixed levels of fitness and everyone can work to their own ability.

Patricia is contactable on 0744 3945 121  or email  patriciawilliams.tms@gmail.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/230551352388547

Additional information about Tripudio can be found at http://www.tripudiomovement.co.uk/index.html

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Karen is our local Tripudio Instructor, offering classes in Axminster. Tripudio is movement with a focus on the fluid systems of the body, including the lymphatic system and the cardiovascular system. Principles from manual lymphatic drainage massage are combined with fascia (connective tissue) release techniques and translated into movements.

Tripudio classes start and finish with a specifically designed warm-up and cool-down sequence that follows the protocol of manual lymphatic drainage and focuses on balance. The rest of the class is a combination of connective tissue stretching, non-weight bearing gentle strengthening and low impact aerobic dances set to music. Exercise is gentle to avoid fatigue and overexertion of the venous system.

The class can be taken standing or seated. Tripudio is therefore ideally suited to mixed levels of fitness and everyone can work to his or her own ability.

You can contact Karen on 07572 543781 or email forresterjones.k@gmail.com. Her Facebook group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/189085265070912/ 

Additional information about Tripudio can be found at http://www.tripudiomovement.co.uk/index.html

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Zoe is a  GP referral for exercise consultant with over 20 years experience in swimming teaching and coaching, having set up SwimSouthWest over 15yrs ago and bringing the life skill of swimming to hundreds of children privately and in schools around the SouthWest.  In recent years she has been working more with adults and water therapy.

“I love the diversity of all the magic the water can offer both from a therapeutic angle and the lifesaving and fitness skill of swimming. On a Weekly basis I see people benefiting in the most rewarding ways, physically and psychologically.

A session in the water can be uplifting and relaxing and can enable the body to utilise medication to its maximum benefit and reduce the side effects. With the support from the water joints can move more freely and exercise with a bigger range of motion, reducing impact due to reduced gravity.

I enjoy the ability to be flexible and bespoke in what I can offer, maybe you would like to swim for fitness and fun, need to improve your crawl or learn to swim with your head in or spend some time enjoying the healing properties of water therapy tailored to your specific needs.”

Zöe King  FIOS MIOS (LC)
SwimSouthWest.
07968 374888

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Lindsay has been in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years working with the local community. In 1998 Lindsay became a gym instructor and thoroughly enjoyed helping people improve their lives through fitness so much so, that she decided to further her understanding.

In 2002 she undertook an extensive course in Personal Training and qualified as an Advance Personal Trainer with a Diploma in Personal Training and Sports Massage Therapy, Certificates in Optimum & Sports Nutrition, Circuit Training and Body Massage.

In 2004 she qualified as a children’s instructor, enabling her to teach younger people in a gym environment, understanding that younger people have different fitness requirements than adults, this also gave her the opportunity to work with family groups, collectively.

With her sports massage therapy qualification Lindsay was receiving clients on a regular basis with back issues. Her research and love of functional exercise led her to ‘Pilates’ a wonderful form of exercise suitable for all levels of fitness and abilities and both genders. In 2006 Lindsay qualified as a ‘Beginner’s Pilates’ instructor and soon realised that Pilates was not just her sports massage therapy clients, as due to its effective strengthening, mobility and flexibility attributes, it was a must for all her clients, and she was soon holding regular classes. By 2008 Lindsay had qualified as a ‘Intermediate Pilates’ instructor and in 2010 qualified as an ‘Advanced Pilates’ instructor; this has enabled her to further help her clients, coupled with  sports massage therapy knowledge, Lindsay’s classes encourage people to achieve the exercise’s but also understand what muscles they are using and why, in a fun and informative way.

In 2011 Lindsay trained to be a Nordic Walking instructor, her own knee injury leading her to find a form of exercise that took her outside and gave her a similar experience to running; (one of Lindsay’s greatest joys) without the accompanying pressure on joints.

In her own words:

“it was becoming obvious that my road running days were coming to an end (due to loss of ligaments in my knee through a skiing accident), in fact even walking more than 4 miles in one walk was making my knee sore, so when I tried Nordic Walking and found I could walk all day with NO pain, I was delighted” “That was a few years ago now, and during that time, instructing and leading walks throughout East Devon I found a new way of enjoying the countryside”.

Phone: 01297 553522

Email: info@eastdevonhealthandfitness.co.uk

http://www.eastdevonhealthandfitness.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/eastdevonhealthandfitness.co.uk

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

I’m a qualified STA Level 2 open water swim coach and a personal trainer based in Lyme Regis.

When I’m not coaching swimming or PT,  I’m in the water as often as I can.

I get a real joy and sense of purpose in getting other people to enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of cold water.

Efficient Swimming

www.efficientswimming.co.uk

0771 8971042

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

She brings the skills that actors use to her work, helping people to manage nerves, to feel confident and to be able to get their message heard – whether at work, in a medical consultation with a surgeon, nurse or doctor or in everyday life with friends, partners and children.

She has been a voice coach since 2003, working in the public and private sector in groups or with private individuals.  Her own experience of cancer this year and her recovery have made her aware of how her work translates to helping with the recovery process and building physical and mental confidence through that time.

She is happy to work with your remit, and specialises in the following:

Maximising Vocal and Physical impact – be heard and be seen

Speech preparation and delivery (Weddings etc.)

Confidence building at work/ Returning to work

Interview Nerves

Dealing with difficult conversations

Being Heard – and using your authentic voice.

People describe working with her as:

“Focussed and encouraging”, “Surprising and effective”, “The best experience I’ve had in 30 years of training”, “My ability to get my ideas across and engage my audience is so much better, I used her methods to stay focussed, breathe and take my time. A real game changer!”

If you are interested do call Sasha on 07789426234 or email: sashadmitchell@gmail.com

Member of British Actors Equity since 1979

PTTLS Trained.

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Angela says: “I am constantly amazed at how effective Yoga is in helping us deal with life. When I was diagnosed with cancer in January 2018, my daily yoga practice became a space in which I developed the inner resources to deal with this life changing illness, and unfold the qualities of self awareness, resilience, stability, faith and trust that enabled me to meet this challenge and use it as an opportunity for growth and change.

How can yoga help people living with cancer?

Yoga offers a range of practical tools with which you may help yourself and mobilise your inner resources:

Relaxation calms and balances the nervous system, and alleviates the anxiety and stress which depress immune functioning and hinder healing.

Breathing exercises improve respiration, relieve tension, and restore balance and calm.

Meditation develops the detachment and clarity that enable us to acknowledge and accept the realities of cancer, and to manage our fears and worries.

Physical postures increase energy levels, help to remove toxic waste, and enhance the functioning of our internal organs and systems.

Angela has taught yoga for 13 years (BWY) and trained to teach ‘Yoga for People Living with Cancer’.

For 1-1 therapy or to try a group class please call  07443 461606  or email ashano22@gmail.com

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Angela says: “I am constantly amazed at how effective Yoga is in helping us deal with life. When I was diagnosed with cancer in January 2018, my daily yoga practice became a space in which I developed the inner resources to deal with this life changing illness, and unfold the qualities of self awareness, resilience, stability, faith and trust that enabled me to meet this challenge and use it as an opportunity for growth and change.

How can yoga help people living with cancer?

Yoga offers a range of practical tools with which you may help yourself and mobilise your inner resources:

Relaxation calms and balances the nervous system, and alleviates the anxiety and stress which depress immune functioning and hinder healing.

Breathing exercises improve respiration, relieve tension, and restore balance and calm.

Meditation develops the detachment and clarity that enable us to acknowledge and accept the realities of cancer, and to manage our fears and worries.

Physical postures increase energy levels, help to remove toxic waste, and enhance the functioning of our internal organs and systems.

Angela has taught yoga for 13 years (BWY) and trained to teach ‘Yoga for People Living with Cancer’.

For 1-1 therapy or to try a group class please call  07443 461606  or email ashano22@gmail.com

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Lez Gray – Yoga

Experienced British Wheel of Yoga Dip. FCT (Foundation Course 1 tutor) TPOT (Teaching Practice Observation) of 24 years, offers Hatha Yoga classes.

Experience the profound and incredibly beneficial effects of this ancient and well proven practice that seeks to bring harmony to the mind body and soul.

Be warned – I laugh a lot and the emphasis is on appropriate levels of yoga for you, this is not boot camp or hot lycra yoga. We breathe (properly), stretch/warm up (at length), we hold and adapt asana (or postures) for strength and flexibility; and then relax (properly).

For more information, please contact Lez on

Tel: 07769 800074

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Angela says: “I am constantly amazed at how effective Yoga is in helping us deal with life. When I was diagnosed with cancer in January 2018, my daily yoga practice became a space in which I developed the inner resources to deal with this life changing illness, and unfold the qualities of self awareness, resilience, stability, faith and trust that enabled me to meet this challenge and use it as an opportunity for growth and change.

How can yoga help people living with cancer?

Yoga offers a range of practical tools with which you may help yourself and mobilise your inner resources:

Relaxation calms and balances the nervous system, and alleviates the anxiety and stress which depress immune functioning and hinder healing.

Breathing exercises improve respiration, relieve tension, and restore balance and calm.

Meditation develops the detachment and clarity that enable us to acknowledge and accept the realities of cancer, and to manage our fears and worries.

Physical postures increase energy levels, help to remove toxic waste, and enhance the functioning of our internal organs and systems.

Angela has taught yoga for 13 years (BWY) and trained to teach ‘Yoga for People Living with Cancer’.

For 1-1 therapy or to try a group class please call  07443 461606  or email ashano22@gmail.com

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Beth Webb is a soul midwife based in the Axminster area offering comfort, support and reassurance to help a dying person experience the death he or she wants as well as support for the family.

Soul Midwives are non-medical, holistic companions who guide and support the dying in order to facilitate a gentle and tranquil death.

Soul Midwives

  • listen, provide gentle therapeutic techniques and ensure compassionate care at all times
  • work holistically with both the spirit and the soul of the dying person
  • keep a loving vigil
  • create and hold a sacred and healing space for the dying person
  • recognise and support the individual needs of the departing soul to enable a tranquil death
  • use sound, touch, colour and smell and other gentle techniques to help alleviate pain and anxiety
  • support families and loved ones

 

Email – bethwebbsoulmidwife@protonmail.com

Telephone – 07920 100575

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Nadiya has taught yoga since 2012 and is passionate about sharing Therapeutic Yoga and Mindfulness to support clients in restoring their physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

Nadiya offers online and in-person weekly and monthly classes and six-week courses in Bridport and the surrounding area.

Additionally, Nadiya provides 1-2-1 Yoga Therapy sessions for clients who are experiencing anxiety, exhaustion, depression, sleeplessness, PTSD, chronic pain and recovering from Cancer. Nadiya’s work takes a trauma informed approach, and from her own struggle with anxiety, trauma and chronic pain has been inspired to support others with therapeutic tools for navigating through life.

1-2-1 Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness sessions are tailored to your specific needs, and can be ideal for:
– easing into yoga before joining a regular class
– reducing stress, anxiety, depression, or chronic fatigue
– recovering from cancer, processing trauma, or managing aches and pains

In addition to her 500-hour teacher training with the Devon School of Yoga in in 2011, Nadiya has trained further in Yoga Therapy, Trauma Informed Yoga, Integrating Mindfulness & Compassion, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Ayurveda in Action, Yoga for Cancer, Yoga for Teens, Yoga for Healthy Backs, Dance Movement Therapy and Yoga for ME & Chronic Fatigue. Nadiya is a member of the BWY (British Wheel of Yoga) and is fully insured to teach Yoga and Mindfulness and is DBS checked.

Mobile: 07800 712998
Email: nadiya@restorativebeing.co.uk
Website: https://restorativebeing.co.uk/

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Shoreline sauna is a luxury, mobile, woodfired sauna, situated on the Sandy Beach, Lyme Regis with perfect sea views.

The Shoreline Sauna is a space for people to come together and enjoy the health and well-being benefits associated with Sauna and the sea! As well as a great way to relax and unwind (with friends or strangers!), away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, evidence suggests that regular sauna use can reduce stress, improve sleep and soothe aches and pains.

Visitors will enjoy warming up in the sauna, which sits at a toasty 60-80 degree celsius for 10-15 minutes before taking      a revitalising dip in the sea or using the cold water buckets,  which will refresh and invigorate.

Using the highest quality sauna specific materials and drawing inspiration from Victorian bathing machines and beach huts, Shoreline Sauna fits perfectly into a traditional British seaside location whilst giving a nod to the Finnish roots of sauna culture.

Operators Nikki & Janie, both Lyme Regis residents, took the plunge in March 2022 to create a business with community and wellbeing at its forefront. They both enjoy sea swimming and have seen its benefits. Inspired by a growing sauna culture in the UK, Shoreline Sauna was born over an afternoon with friends after a session in a sauna!

Website: shorelinesauna.co.uk

Instagram: instagram.com/shorelinesauna/

Facebook: facebook.com/ShorelineSauna/

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Beverley runs yoga classes in Lyme Regis, Masonic Hall and home studio and High Grange, Dalwood. Beverley trained with the Academy of Yoga Bath and is qualified in Hatha, Yoga for Menopause, Art of Adjustments and Paddleboard Yoga. She is also a Paddleboard teacher and teaches Paddleboard Yoga on the sea in Lyme in the summer months.

Beverley’s philosophy is that yoga should be available for everyone, young or old.  No-one can be ‘good’ at yoga as everyone’s body is different.  You do what you can, within your limitations and anatomy and it will help mentally and physically.

Beverley runs a variety of group yoga classes from Gentle and Rehab Yoga, Power Yoga to Ibiza Classics, Hatha Yoga and Chill Out Yoga with Yoga Nidra.  Her 1-2-1 classes are run from her home studio in Lyme Regis and are designed specifically for your needs, we meet prior to your first session to discuss your aims and ability.  My home studio is located above my garage and is accessed by a set of stairs.

Https://samudra.life

beverley@samudra.life

0797 438 6212

Photo credit High Grange.

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

My reiki journey began in January 1999,I passed reiki 1 and 2 and became a fully qualifies master/teacher in July 2000.

Reiki is  a Japanese gentle form of healing, addressing physical, emotional and metal blocks. It is a hands on treatments where you remain fully clothed. Every treatment aims to bring harmony strength relaxation and an overall sense of peace.

A treatment lasts for an hour and aims for you to become fully relaxed ,this can either be in your own home or in my garden studio in Axminster.

I can be contacted via my mobile 07834881088 or via email alibongo1971@icloud.com. I look forward to meeting you.

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Jackie Green – Fully qualified, Reiki Master, teacher and practitioner.

Reiki is a gentle, but powerful energy, which can help to balance your mind, body and spirit. It can be given, hands on, or into the etheric body, the lowest layer in the human energy field. It can only be sent for your highest good and wellbeing and can never be used to cause any harm.

I am currently able to offer 60 minutes (Approx.) appointments from the calm space at Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support Centre.

I very much look forward to working with and for you.

To discuss a  referral please contact Mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

 

Dana is a Health & Fitness coach with over 20 years of experience, working with

children, adults, older adults including disabled and dementia care patients.

She is an advanced level instructor and Personal trainer with many disciplines

both in and out of the water.  Having trained as a Gym, Exercise to Music,

GP referral instructor and Personal Trainer at level 3 in Anatomy & physiology

& Nutrition for exercise.  Adding a multitude of other disciplines to makes her

a fully rounded instructor from Fitness Yoga to Aquafit, Circuits, Boxercise & Bootcamp to Pilates.

Having overcome cancer, surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy herself, she has an understanding of the mental and physical affects that this has on the mind and body.  Using a combination of diet, movement, mindfulness, exercise, good sleep, gut health and positive attitude she nurtures her clients to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

Pilates – Helps to strengthen the body, improves balance, flexibility, core, posture and is relaxing and mindful.

Aqua movement – Water supports the joints, reducing or eliminating impact and allows the body to move freely and safely.

Health & Fitness – Working to improve all areas of health and fitness with a holistic approach taking diet, mind, body, gut health and sleep into the equation for positive and balancing results.

Make up, Colour & Skincare – Once taught the basics and simple tricks, make up can make a huge difference to confidence and can look natural.  Wearing the right colour can change appearance dramatically, boosting confidence, giving the illusion of balance.  The right skincare routine can be easily learned with instant results in how the skin feels and looks.  Dana has trained with Max Factor, Lancome, Chanel, Jane Iredale, Neals Yard, Oriflame, Artistry and Colour me Beautiful in addition to Professional make up courses.

Holistic Therapist – Aromatherapy facials, Accupressure facials, Non surgical facelift facials, Indian Head Massage, Manicure, Pedicure, Accupressure head, back & Arm Massage.

Dana said “I have always had to work hard at staying in shape, I have experienced yoyo dieting of most types and substantial weigh gain after fertility treatment, chemotherapy, hormone treatment and chemotherapy induced menopause.  I understand how you feel, what you are trying to achieve and how to look and feel great with a positive mindset as part of your everyday lifestyle.  I’m not a size 0, 18 year old, I’m a real person who can walk the walk with you”

Dana Haydon – Look Great Feel Good – Tel. 07709 524437

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

By massaging specific reflex areas on the feet, or hands, this non-invasive complementary therapy helps relieve stress and tension, aids sleep, improves mood and circulation, helps unblock nerve impulses, enhances general well-being and encourages restoration of our body’s natural balance. When everything works at its best, we are better placed to heal and repair, helping us to ‘wellness’.

Reflexology affects everyone differently. It’s a ‘holistic’ practice, meaning it’s not just the treatment that counts. Other elements like stress levels, fluid intake, diet and exercise etc. should be considered, all important factors that contribute to who we are. It is good thing to allow ourselves time and space to receive treatments as well as taking time afterwards to assimilate what has gone on, which can often be quite deep.

Testimonials:

‘Fantastic firm confident pressure, energising & relaxing at the same time.’ Julia

 ‘This is my first ever reflexology session. It was the most deep and mindful experience I have had for years. Emma has the most reassuring & therapeutic manner.’ Tony

Do call or email for more information:

Emma Finch

m: 07957 161748

 e: emmafinch@hotmail.com

 w: satorihealingretreat.co.uk

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Guy founded East Devon Physical Therapy in 2010, launching the South West into the modern age of pain and injury treatments, since has been renown for his keen use of modern technology and implementing its uses into healthcare, alongside traditional and well established techniques.

From being the first private practice in the South West, one of only 6 in the UK at the time, to introduce the Alter-G antigravity treadmill, which has allowed the freedom of safe exercise and mobility for many people, now alongside the specialist HUR gym systems. Guy was the first UK distributer of Phits custom 3D printed orthotics, using the footscan pressure system for an accurate, dynamic and effective prescription, helping with mobility, diabetic pressure ulcers and relieving pain, to name a few! As an experienced expert with LASER therapy, photobiomodulation,

Guy has introduced the NovoTHOR system to the South West, with only 6 others available in the UK. This system helps to treat a wide range of ailments from cancer patients to improving sports performance, utilised by many elites such as Sir Mo Farah. Whilst the treatment has been well documented for decades and used worldwide, a recent NHS trial specifically for cancer treatments and fibromyalgia, it is now recommended by NICE and the NHS.

Guy’s passion is not only to work with athletes but also to improve peoples quality of life, helping with Parkinson’s, stroke, arthritic care and much more! Regular work with Exeter Chiefs, Olympic medalists and commonwealth athletes, Guy implements a range of techniques to ensure everyone receives the gold standard of treatment.

Contact Guy at guy@eastdevonphysicaltherapy.co.uk or www.eastdevonphysicaltherapy.co.uk

For the novothor benefits to cancer patients please click the links below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgiXasLBM5I

https://eastdevonphysicaltherapy.co.uk/cancer-patients/

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Testimonial for East Devon Physical Therapy

I was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in March 2023 and began chemotherapy in April. I understood that the main side effect of this particular therapy was peripheral neuropathy, causing pins and needles in fingers, toes and in my case nose and lips. It is also very cold sensitive shortly after receiving the infusion.

A friend who has fibromyalgia recommended the Novothor treatment at East Devon Physical Therapy as it had eased her symptoms to a great extent and understood that it could help the side effects of chemotherapy. I did some research and was delighted to find that this treatment could help me and other sufferers of this disease.

I commenced treatment having twenty minutes of therapy twice a week and the result were immediate. The one thing I wasn’t expecting was the increase in energy that it gave me. I noticed that the neuropathy was greatly improved and my whole well being to boot!

During July I took a week’s holiday and missed just one treatment. I notice that the neuropathy was returning and couldn’t wait to get onto the machine as soon as I returned. Again the benefits were immediately apparent. I am now at the end of my chemotherapy and will continue to visit the Novothor until I feel that things are more stable.

As an aside I fell in the bathroom sometime in May and hyperextended my knee joint as it buckled under me, as a consequence I popped a ligament. Guy strapped me up, and of course the Novothor did its best. I have to say that I have injured this knee in the past and it took months to recover, this time I was repaired in a matter of only three weeks, so a very good side benefit for me.

I highly recommend East Devon Physical Therapy and Guy, the owner of the centre, who  is extremely knowledgeable about this treatment and feel that I am in incredibly safe hands.

Essex and Suffolk hospitals introduce new therapy for cancer patients – BBC News

Rosie Jackson PT

About me.

When I was approaching 40, some 13 years ago, I decided it was time to ‘get a grip’  I had always been reasonably slim and fit but I noticed that I was starting to put on weight and live an unhealthy lifestyle. I started training with two amazing Personal Trainers as well as looking at what I ate.  Over a period of 8 months, I lost 1 ½ stone and completely changed my body profile.  I have trained consistently ever since and love it, at 53 years old I am in the best shape I’ve ever been in and more importantly, healthy and with a much better relationship to food.

If I can do it anyone can.

No diets, no shortcuts, no wasted gym memberships, just a complete change in my outlook that has become sustainable, easy in fact.

I decided to make another change, this time with my career Level 3 Personal Trainer with nutrition.

I’m a member of CIMPSA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity)

I concentrate on functional strength building, whether that’s being able to sit cross legged on the floor with your grand-children, taken on a fun run from scratch or rehabilitation after illness and injury.

I work with clients in their homes or if they wish any location of their choice, i.e the beach or a park.

I love helping others, live their best life by training to be stronger, fitter and with a healthy relationship around food, no trying to attain ‘Instagram ready bodies’ just small changes that make big differences.

In other words…. Getting into the shape of your life – for life.

My Mission

To help others reach the same conclusions

No wasted gym memberships

No more yo yo dieting

No more self-loathing

Better health and energy levels and a better body image.

It’s not about the perfect body it’s about being the best you.

I want to understand the individual, what makes them tick and what they hope to achieve.

M: 07771525087  E: rosiejackson-pt.com   W: www.rosiejackson-pt.com

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Andrea Williams – Reframing and Recoding to Wholeness

Andrea’s abilities are the fruits of diverse, eclectic practice built upon many years of working as an Advanced Clinical
Hypnotherapist, Energy Healer, Esoteric Healer & Teacher, Quantum Therapist, Certified HeartMath Practitioner, Teacher
of Meditation and Mindfulness, Breathwork Practitioner, Karuna & Usui Reiki Master & Teacher, Metamorphic
Technique Practitioner, NLP, EFT, & Life Coach *Andrea was mentored in Esoteric Healing by International Healer Netta
Wells *Andrea is a Certified Practitioner for the HeartMath Institute, USA *Andrea trained as an Advanced Clinical
Hypnotherapist, Adv MDip Hyp GQHP and has completed courses with Marisa Peer, Steve Jones, and Ali Campbell.

MEDITATION & DEEP RELAXATION:
Transcending the body and mind to bliss, being in total unconditional love, navigating the path to inner fulfilment beyond the noise of the external environment. Sessions for meditation and Deep Relaxation are 45 minutes

ESOTERIC HEALING:
Esoteric Healing is a very powerful and short treatment, the healing only takes 15 minutes sitting in a chair or lying on a bed. It is a ‘hands-off’ body treatment working in the aura with your clothes on. Andrea is one of a handful of Esoteric Healers in the UK

REIKI MASTER AND HEALER:
Andrea is a Master Teacher and Healer of both Karuna & Usui Reiki. Karuna Reiki is offered either sitting or lying down whichever is more comfortable with your clothes on. This healing is hands off the body. The session lasts for 30 minutes

HEART BREATHING & BREATHWORK:
This is the science behind breath-work from the Heart Math Institute Research Center USA Unlocking the door between heart-&-brain coherence results in to a coherent state of being

HYPNOTHERAPY:
Reframing the mind to create change in your life. Know and reclaim your independence; living the life you deserve physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, creating a state of being that embodies Wellness, Wholeness, and Peace. Each session is an hour-long

QUANTUM THERAPY:
As a Quantum Catalyst, Andrea can help you shift from being from a trapped mindset to one that is Free. Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life! Overcome old patterns, programs, and conditionings right now. This is done by relaxing in a chair, eyes closed, with a guided visualisation. This session lasts for one hour.

www.andreawilliams.co.uk          quantumcatalystdevon@gmail.com       07950 414497

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Sophie is an Integrative Counsellor and has also worked previously as a Complementary therapist for over 30 years’. This experience allows her to be aware of how we hold our feelings in our bodies and looks for ways to work creatively with this.

Sophie works intuitively as an Integrative counsellor, providing a kind, compassionate safe space for you to be truly heard, a space for you to express yourself without any barriers or judgement. A space for you to bring the real you, the one we hide behind a veneer of “I am fine” when someone asks how you are.

Sophie sees counselling as Life Supervision, something everyone needs at different times of their lives to work through the sticky bits of life. A counsellor is a guide, who enables you to find your own way home. To feel truly heard without adaptation by someone else’s own experience seems such a rare and extraordinary thing.

As a counsellor it is about stepping aside from your own experiences and judgements to allow another’s words and feelings to be shared in all their entirety as if experiencing alongside them.

You can contact Sophie on  07719967329 01297 442572, email therapyco-op@live.co.uk or see her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Sophie.Graves.Integrative.Counsellor.TherapyCo.op

If you wish to have any referrals, please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Having retired from primary school teaching due to ill health, Laura discovered hypnotherapy as a way to overcome the chronic pain, anxiety and depression associated with Endometriosis and Fibromyalgia. She was amazed at the difference she could make to her own well-being. This inspired Laura to research into hypnotherapy and she went on to study with Adam Eason at the Anglo European School of Clinical Hypnosis. She graduated with a Hypnotherapy Practitioner’s Diploma (HPD) and a diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and now specialises in helping with anxiety and pain management. Laura is a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

Laura uses a combination of hypnotherapy, NLP and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help her clients. She believes that the relationship between the client and therapist is very important and will do her utmost to ensure that you feel safe, confident and listened to. Every person is unique and will require an individual treatment plan depending on the issues that you identify as important. Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not about giving up control to the hypnotist, but actually about gaining control over your thoughts and feelings. It is a very empowering and enjoyable therapy.

Hypnotherapy can help those affected by cancer and their families both during and after treatment. It can help with:

  • pain management
  • overcoming anxiety
  • managing depression
  • increasing relaxation
  • reducing nausea
  • coming to terms with physical and mental changes
  • overcoming survivor’s guilt
  • overcoming phobias (needles, white coat syndrome etc)
  • developing a positive mindset

Laura works from a cosy therapy room in Serendipity in Honiton High Street and can also make home visits.  If you would like to know more about hypnotherapy or have a chat with Laura about how she could help you, she would love to hear from you – call her on 07577 485250, visit her website www.lauraculleyhypnotherapy.co.uk, or email info@lauraculleyhypnotherapy.co.uk .

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Nayna Kumari is a body-focused psychotherapist. She did her Masters in Psychotherapy and Healing, studied Trauma with Babette Rothschild and learnt about how mind, body and emotions interact at The London School of Biodynamic Psychotherapy. Nayna trained in Bereavement Counselling with CRUSE Bereavement Care then worked on their National Helpline and helped with training volunteers.

 Nayna has been in private practice since 1994. She writes articles, gives talks and leads workshops about how experiences affect our health and behaviour. She believes the aim of therapy is to improve the quality of your daily life.

 Psychotherapy, Body-Psychotherapy, Bereavement Counselling, Pre-bereavement Counselling, Stress Therapies, Solution-focused therapy are all available through Nayna.

Nayna has recently moved back to London and is offering on-line consultations. You can ring her on 020 8995 7088 or e-mail

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

I have a science back ground and a further qualification in ‘integrative counselling’.   I offer talking therapy at Hogchester Farm which is held as a nature reserve.   My approach is ‘person centred’ therapy which means we can talk about all and any concerns that you have.  I have a secluded counselling room in a beautiful therapy garden.

I’m delighted to be joining the team of therapists available to ALCS.   People often come to Counselling at key junctures in

their life – when the world has been turned upside down and nothing feels like it will be quite the same again.   We can feel incredibly lost and isolated in such moments.  Sadly these life events are common to us all and we all have to wrestle with the profound ups and downs of it all.   Counselling can support people in moments of transition by creating a safe and set aside space where anything and everything can be opened up and explored.   It turns out that we have more capabilities and strength inside us than we knew about and we can draw on these to embrace the future and find our courage!

I love my work as a councillor which few councillors actually seem to take the trouble to tell people.  I am often personally inspired by the honesty and humanity of my clients.   As for my practice there are many labels that could describe my work, ‘person centred’, ‘existentialist’ and others.   But what I really do is simply  listen in a unique way and help you understand your most genuine thoughts feelings about the situation you are in.   From that vantage point people often find they are more able to know what they need, how to cope with what they are facing and what choices they need to make.

I practice at Hogchester farm which is organised more around being a nature reserve than a farm.  Clients are welcome to take a walk in nature before or after a session to prepare or let things sink.   In the summer the wild flower meadows are open to the public to enjoy that sumptuous habitat.   We are deep in winter as a write but the dormant meadows are already primed to explode back into life in the spring.  It’s a good metaphor for the seasons of our own life’s and if this is a troubling moment then you most welcome to sit with me and I will sit with you.

rob@hogchester.com   07714291846   www.hogchester.com

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

She works with individuals who are struggling with life events in a compassionate and nurturing way, respecting each person’s journey while feeling honoured to accompany them along the way.

Barbara says “People who come to see me can sometimes feel confused and overwhelmed by what is going on for them: whether it is in their bodies or minds or emotions. Together, we take time to observe and pay attention to what unfolds in order to move towards more understanding, clarity and healing. This process brings my clients closer to a place of ease, where they can feel more contentment and acceptance, despite the challenges they might be facing.”

Barbara often integrates her skills as she finds that they complement each other well – for example Breathwork can be a useful tool for anyone practicing Yoga or exploring counselling.

Appointments can be made for 1-2-1 counselling, breathwork or yoga.

Everything at the moment is done online, mostly via Zoom.

COUNSELLING: Barbara offers weekly one to one sessions and you can find useful information on her website.

YOGA: As well as private sessions, there are also three weekly group classes:

Dynamic Yoga Monday and Thursday at 9.15 am and Restorative Friday at 5.30 pm. Each session lasts about 75 minutes.

BREATHWORK: Barbara offers a five week course, with weekly 40 mins online sessions, access to guided practices and email support between sessions.

You can contact Barbara on 07941 045004 or via her website www.barbaramella.co.uk

Barbara Mella 

Psychotherapy Mindfulness Yoga
www.barbaramella.co.uk

0794 1045004

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
Jon Kabat-Zinn (teacher of Mindfulness Meditation)

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Jenny is a qualified counsellor who is also a trained equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning practitioner. She offers equine-assisted therapy on her idyllic smallholding in the Somerset countryside, integrating the healing power of animals with her professional counselling skills.

Equine-assisted therapy can be a powerful form of support for people who are experiencing stress or struggling with their emotional or mental health. Horses have a similar emotional system to humans and respond positively to people who are authentic in their thoughts and feelings. They can be soothing when clients are distressed or anxious and energising for clients who are feeling depressed or de-motivated.

Jenny says “in my therapy I facilitate my horses’ remarkable ability to connect with, and gently reflect back, underlying – and sometimes painful – feelings. This experiential form of therapy allows clients to acknowledge and process distressing experiences and uncomfortable emotions in a non-verbal and unconfrontational way”.

This therapy programme has been developed with funding from Macmillan Cancer specifically to support people who are coping with the emotional impact of a diagnosis of cancer. It is suitable for people who are seeking support at different stages of their condition and treatment up to 5 years after diagnosis.

No prior horse experience is required and all activities take place on the ground and can generally be adapted to clients’ physical capabilities. The therapy programme offers 4 sessions, lasting between 60-90 minutes, normally on a fortnightly basis.

For more information see Jenny’s web-site: www.equilibriumtherapy.net

Or e-mail Jenny at: jenny@equilibriumtherapy.net

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

Hello, I’m Jenny- a Diploma qualified & trauma informed therapist offering Hypnotherapy & EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing), CBH (Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy), emotional shift techniques & coaching tools. I work both online and from my cosy & relaxing therapy room in Honiton.

I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore & work through whatever you may be feeling, allowing you express & release anything which is weighing heavily upon you. This enables you to move forwards feeling lighter, more positive and more free.

The sessions I offer are mainly a mixture of talking therapy, hypnosis & EMDR withevery session being bespoke & built  around your needs.

Many people wonder what hypnosis feels like, & in it’s simplest form it is a combination of imagination & focused concentration, much like when we are engrossed in a really good book. People find hypnotherapy very enjoyable & usually comment upon how relaxed, calm & much more positive & empowered they feel after a session.

I’m delighted to be joining the team of therapists at ALCS. At different times both my parents were diagnosed with cancer, sadly my dad passed away when I was in my early 20s & my mother was first diagnosed with cancer over 35 years ago. At the time I was a teenager & since then she has had several reoccurrences and still lives with some after-effects of treatment so I am well aware of the toll cancer can take both physically & emotionally on not only the person who is unwell, but also those closest to them.

I am also passionate about helping others overcome trauma & anxiety because for nearly 2 decades I lived in it’s shadow, missing out on fully experiencing life and battling every day to try and feel ‘better’. I tried many things over the years to help but nothing really got to the root of it, until a combination of Hypnotherapy & EMDR finally freed me.

I work with many people who are in seemingly impossible situations & while those external things often don’t change, what does change is their ability to deal with what arises with more peace & acceptance, & they find joy & happiness along the way. Often what motivates someone to come & see me for help is realising they’ve lost themselves or their joy for life, sometimes it is low self-esteem or an almost constant negative internal chatter. Living like this can be exhausting, but more importantly these things are all easily resolved with Hypnotherapy and EMDR. Hypnotherapy can also help with pain management, fears & phobias & help you feel more calm & relaxed. My clients find their sleep also improves & they feel more confident, motivated & in control of their lives again.

I am an Award Winning Clinical Hypnotherapist with Diplomas in Hypnotherapy, & ‘EMDR incorporating Hypnosis’.

I am registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

There is more information on my website www.jennylidsterhypno.co.uk or if you’d like a chat about what I offer you can contact me by email, phone or via my online booking calendar.

jennyhypnosis@gmail.com

07549285102

https://www.jennylidsterhypno.co.uk/booking-calendar/

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

I am passionate about my therapy work with young people and adults, and about the connection between ourselves and the rest of nature. I love questions around what makes us human, and I find it rewarding to explore what we can learn about ourselves from the animals, plants and the land that we all live on and with.

My therapy practice is person-centred, and I work outside, come rain or shine! Your response to the weather and whatever else you may encounter can tell us much, during your therapy, about yourself and your way of being in the world. If you really want to be inside then I do have a lovely therapy cabin in a field, with a lovely warm fire and cosy armchairs!

My aim is to help you grow, to create change, or to cope with what is happening in your life. I usually describe my approach as a blend of psychotherapy, ecotherapy and equine/animal-assisted therapy. In practice this means it’s flexible and we can be highly responsive to what you need on the day. You might want to sit in a bluebell wood, or to quietly experience some horse herd observation, or you may feel a need to stride up a steep hill and to feel your body move, or perhaps shout from a hilltop and let your words carry towards the sea. This will be led by you, there’s no pressure – we can talk, or be together quietly, and we can walk, or we can be still – I will support you throughout and hold the space for you. There is much to be gained from being mindfully in the moment, and there is much to be said for being gently on the move – each has an effect on our neurology and on our sense of self. I also offer Poetry Therapy if you are interested in working creatively, as it can be a powerful way to unlock thoughts and feelings, especially if you feel stuck.

I am based at Hogchester Farm near Charmouth. Hogchester is a beautiful 75-acre nature reserve farm, managed for the benefit of nature and for therapy. The domestic animals here are our friends and they are conservation grazers: there are horses, sheep, pygmy goats, pigs and chickens, and they often help with the therapy in their own way. They can each choose to do so, or not, as they live at liberty and can roam.

Contact Charlie at hello@equanimity.me.uk  or text/call 07720320874 and see where I am at www.hogchester.com

If you wish to have any referrals please contact Mary to discuss:  mary@axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

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