Deedee - Your Therapist
I have been practising as a holistic therapist since 1999 and I am passionate about working with people to help them improve their health and general well being. I am based in Bradford on Avon and Bath.
From a nutritional point of view I was lucky enough to grow up in the Philippines where the average diet consists mainly of rice, fish, vegetables and fruit. This basic diet is predominantly cost driven, as incomes are low, but growing up on such a healthy diet and maintaining this approach since moving to the UK some twenty years ago, I have been able to enjoy excellent health and overall well being. I do not have real health issues although I like to optimise my health. To understand more about food and its nutritional benefits, I took a degree in Health Sciences: Nutritional Therapy at Westminster University and this has really helped me enhance the way I work with my clients and achieve better outcomes.
However, my interest is not just confined to food. I like to approach my work both holistically and spiritually. That is why I trained on Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy, different types of body massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Reiki. I am qualified to produce my own (natural & organic) skin care products which I use exclusively on my Signature Facial.
I am also a keen practitioner of presence or deeper awareness which I incorporate in my daily life and whilst providing a massage or any other treatment. I find that this approach brings about an undeniable and unspoken quality to the experience.
As I evolved as a person, so as my private practice. I now specialise in Stress Release and Facial treatments. These two specialisations are my own creations. Having said that, when a client come for a treatment and they have health concerns, I tend to approach it holistically which means advising them on certain lifestyles changes. My goal is to guide them in the right direction so they can take personal responsibility for their own health.
In conclusion, I keep an open mind and balanced approach between the world of deeper awareness and taught structured knowledge. I take a wholesome view of myself and this is reflected in the way I treat my clients. I love doing what I do – I think I’m a natural and I would love to help you whichever way I can.
My qualifications are:
- PG Dip in Early Years Education (University of the West of England)
- BSc (Hons) Health Sciences: Nutritional Therapy (Westminster University)
- Sports Massage Training (Teeside University validated)
- ITEC (Intl Therapy Examination Council: Anatomy & Physiology & Body Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology)
- CTET (CranioSacral Therapy Education Trust Diploma in Biodynamic CranioSacral London)
I also acknowledge the importance of continued professional development to improve my skills as follows:
Advanced & Deep Tissue/Myofascial Release • Ayurvedic Yoga Massage • Indian Head Massage • Pregnancy & Baby Massage • Warm Bamboo Massage • Hot Stone Massage • Oriental Facial Massage • On Site Seated Massage • Making Natural Ingredient Skin Care Products • Reiki
Holisticism is central to my philosophy encompassing Natural, Ethical and Quality.
I love making my own products and enjoy doing what I do - giving therapeutic treatments tailored to the individual’s need, allowing my clients to gain the maximum benefit from every treatment
All products I use are my own creation and exclusive only to Petals Natural Therapies. They are free from synthetic preservative and contain 100% natural plant extracts.
The product making process have been inspected by the Wiltshire Council under Food Standards to make sure they comply with the government standard. I use organic ingredients whenever possible.
It is of paramount importance to me that I only use natural ingredients. I strive to use all organic ingredients wherever possible but where this is not possible, I sometimes use the non-organic alternative.
Terms & Conditions...
All bookings are by appointment only.
All gift vouchers are valid for 3 months from date of issue and are non-refundable.
All appointments missed, or cancelled less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment will incur a cancellation charge. All cancellation charges are the full cost of the treatment as booked.
All therapies require a 10 minutes consultation. A GP referral may be required in some individual cases, but this will be discussed during the consultation. All personal data is held in the strictest confidence, and is not shared with any third parties, in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
You have the right to view, amend and retract any of your personal data held on file.
All consultations are carried out in the strictest confidence, and all discussions between you and the therapist are held in private.
Travel Cost for Home Visits...
I do home visits only to clients who are house bound.
Travel costs may apply currently at £1 per mile from Bath or Bradford on Avon to my destination and back.
Further costs may apply for longer distances.
Such additional charges are on an individual basis, and will be clearly discussed and explained with you upon booking an appointment.
I am a fully qualified and insured holistic therapist registered as a practitioner member with the Complementary Therapy Association & Craniosacral Therapy.
All therapies do not claim to cure, diagnose, or prescribe, and are never recommended as being a substitute for professional clinical medical advice and support. All therapies are complementary to clinical medical advice, and I always advocate seeing a GP for any health concerns.
All treatments and therapies offer suggestions and recommendations only to achieving greater "well being". Results are not guaranteed. The only guarantee is the professional skills to the best of my ability.