Helen McDonald

Professional Aromatherapist, Holistic Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner.

Therapies

Holistic Massage (with Deep Tissue Massage techniques when needed) – this is an excellent relaxing and rejuvenating therapy, easing stress and bringing about relaxation and release to tight, aching muscles.

I am able to use deep tissue techniques where a firm massage is required due to deep muscular tension.

Reiki -.a gentle treatment which can bring relaxation, balance and an increased sense of wellbeing to a person.

Useful as support for modern day living, and as an additional treatment alongside medical intervention during times of illness.  

Excellent during convalescence. 

Aromatherapy – massage with essential oils blended personally for you.

I also provide a small bottle of your personal blend for you to take home after the massage to continue the treatment effects.

I am able to make up Aromatherapy blends personally for you to help with specific emotional and physical issues.

These can be in moisturising body and facial oils and creams, ointments, or synergies of essential oils to add to an oil vaporiser, the bath, or on a tissue, or even in a spray for you face or room.

A series of Aromatherapy treatments can help support you emotionally and physically during times of change or challenge in your life.

For example: pregnancy, menopause, work-related stress, and loss.

I find professional Aromatherapy is excellent for helping with stress, bringing more balance during periods of anxiety, depression and insomnia.

It is also helpful with balancing the hormones and can help you through the menopause and pregnancy-related complaints (e.g. fluid retention, heart burn, skin issues) more comfortably.

It is helpful for managing PMT.

It is also useful for skin conditions, digestive complaints and muscular aches and pains (e.g. tight neck and shoulders, sciatica and arthritic conditions). 

Aromatherapy Pregnancy Massage – After a thorough consultation a bespoke essential oil blend is created for you. This combined with the massage treatment can assist with pregnancy-related issues such as: insomnia, aches & pains, fluid retention, leg cramps, anxiety, skin issues, indigestion, exhaustion and sciatica. The treatment includes a small bottle of home blend to continue treatment benefits.

I am also able to make aromatherapy products for use during birth and special blends to help prevent stretch marks.

Aromatherapy Facial – After a skin analysis and consultation a bespoke facial blend of essential oils is made especially for you and your skin. 

The treatment includes: cleansing, tone, exfoliation, facial masque and moisturise. This is all done using your unique synergy of oils and high quality natural skin care products.

Your neck, shoulders, scalp and face are massaged leaving you feeling pampered and relaxed.

The treatment includes a small bottle of home blend to continue treatment benefits.

Hot Stone Massage – heat from basalt stones penetrates deep into the muscles allowing release of muscular tension, deep relaxation and a blissful feeling of wellbeing. The stones are used as an extension of my hands and are also positioned on the body for healing effect.

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Qualified

I qualified as a Reiki practitioner in 2005 and then travelled to Japan (where Reiki) originated to deepen my experience with Reiki.

I trained as an Aromatherapist and Holistic Massage practitioner in 2008 in the south island of New Zealand. 

Professional Bodies

I am a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists and the UK Reiki Federation.

I am committed to professional development and attend regular training days.

My History

I am originally from Cumbria and have a connection to the countryside here. I have always been interested in healing and in the mind, body and emotions.

I received my Psychology BSc(Hons) from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2003.

After this I worked for a short time as an Assistant Psychologist with children and families in West Cumbria.

At this time, I began to realise that I wanted to work in a more holistic way and completed my Reiki training in 2005.

I then went to live in Kyoto, Japan and taught English to children. I visited Mount Kurama, the birth place of Reiki and experienced some powerful Reiki treatments in Kyoto.

I then moved to New Zealand where I completed my professional Aromatherapy and Holistic Massage Training in 2008. 

I have been living back in Cumbria since 2014.

I will be working from North Lakes Clinic from February 2016.

Please call (01900) 821122 for more information or to book an appointment.