THERAPISTS

"Witherdens Hall collaborates with top-rated therapists, psychotherapists and coaches who are available to come to you during your stay.......all were top-class game changing procedures, I am still processing what I learnt!"
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Ben – 3 Dimensional Massage

Following 22 years of experience at the highest level of providing Holistic therapies, including a 2 year Specialist clinic at Harrods and training over 2000 therapists worldwide, Ben has designed a breakthrough experience to address the whole person, mind, body, energy and emotion. This experience uses 3 dimensional Hydrotherm massage techniques, whilst guests lie face up on cushions of warm water, and experience a personalised guided visualisation simultaneously with physical bodywork, to unlock the past trapped in your body, create a space for the future, and then align you with your chosen outcome.

 

Kylie Minogue, amongst others, has been a big fan of Ben’s treatments and we are delighted that Ben lives nearby and is able to offer treatments at Witherdens Hall as well as in London for ongoing treatments. Ben’s signature experience is one of a kind. Expect to be with Ben for 70-90 mins depending on the complexity of work you are looking for in your session.  There is a consultation done prior to the session either by phone or included in the time, and sessions can be recorded and securely accessed online so that guests can continue to use it after their treatment.  Prices on application.

Carolyn - Acupuncture

 

Acupuncture is based on the idea of Ki or vital energy, which is thought to move along energy pathways in the body, which are known as meridians. Acupuncturists believe health depends on the flow of this Qi, which can be disturbed by many factors, physical and emotional. The idea is that fine acupuncture needles inserted into these energy channels can release blockages and help restore our body's natural balance and energy flow. Acupuncture can be used for relaxation and also to clear and sharpen the mind.

 

Carolyn has been in practice since 1996, when she qualified from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine.  She uses Acupuncture to painlessly treat a whole range of conditions in both adults and children.  It is very effective for muscular skeletal problems, such as frozen shoulders, tennis elbow, back and hip problems and arthritis.  It is also very helpful for more internal issues, for example stress, migraines, IBS, anxiety and panic attacks.  Carolyn has much experience in dealing with fertility problems, having worked for several years in a private fertility clinic in London, and can help

with unexplained infertility, menstrual irregularities and can offer active support during IVF treatment.  Whatever the problem, most of her clients report an increase in general wellbeing as an added bonus from their treatment!

 

Carolyn also offers Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.  Look 10 years younger without resorting to the knife or fillers! Wonderful relaxing treatment to make you not only look a million dollars but feel like it too! Very popular with our guests.

Clare - Mindful Walks & Nature Journaling

Founder of the ‘Dwellbeing Prescription’, Clare is an artist, writer and designer. Her passion is to connect people to place, which she does by using a combination of practices- these are art, design and walking. ‘I love to see people engaged and enthusiastic about the places where they live or visit. I believe that when we observe, understand and explore our surroundings well it gives us a great sense of connection, possession and ultimately protection for the local environment.’


Clare is offering retreat guests two creative activities. No previous experience or skills are required. The creative work is enjoyable and playful and Clare is a supportive and encouraging facilitator. All materials are supplied. Each guest will be given a Dwellbeing gift valued at £12 to take home with them, to further their experience and practice.

 

  • Nature Journaling

This is both an artform and meditation. Paying careful attention whilst observing the natural world throughout the seasons gives us a deep sense of wellbeing and connection.

 

  • Mindful Walks

This is a practice that Clare loves to share with others. Walking in the world mindfully, especially in nature can be deeply healing. Intuitively using a method similar to the Japanese way of shirin-yoku (forest bathing) you will explore the local environment.

Loretta – Yoga

Yoga is a restorative process in which we get to know our body more fully – leading to self-understanding and self-healing. During a yoga session we work with body movement and breathing to achieve a calming of the mind.

 

Loretta graduated in Physiology, from University College, London. This provided her with a detailed scientific perspective of the human body. She then qualified as a Speech and Language therapist.

Following this Loretta worked in a variety of settings with adults and children, where she developed both teaching and therapeutic skills.

 

Loretta discovered Yoga whilst living in New York at a particularly stressful time. It was a revelation to find a system which works towards bringing ‘wholeness’ to every level of ones being simultaneously. Loretta does not teach a set system; rather, a balanced and thorough approach that can inform and enrich all styles of yoga. Loretta continually works to deepen her understanding of the human organism and interweaves anatomy and yoga in her teaching.

Pat – Soft Tissue Therapist

 

Soft Tissue Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissue in the body; such as the muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments.

Patrick is a qualified Sport & Remedial Massage Therapist specialising in the prevention and treatment of soft tissue injury and dysfunction and is a member of both the Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage and the Sports Massage Association. 

 

Patrick uses a variety of techniques to stretch, relax and restore the soft tissue with the ultimate aim of restoring the body to optimal functionality. It can help to improve mobility and alleviate feelings of tightness and tension. This will relieve pain and/or discomfort and help to discourage dysfunction - enabling the body's natural state of equilibrium.

 

Patrick prides himself on working to keep his clients free from injury, discomfort and on the right track - whatever their goal might be. 

Rosie – Reflexology

 

Reflexology is a wonderfully relaxing therapy whereby the feet are massaged and pressure is applied to certain parts of the feet depending on your body’s needs. The body’s energy zones end in the feet, therefore healing can be initiated and accelerated by applying pressure to specific zones on the feet that are connected to areas of the body.

 

During the treatment your body enjoys a deep sensation of calm and relaxation. A sensation that can stay with you for a long time. There are many conditions that can benefit from Reflexology including PMS, Sciatica, Sinusitis, Depression, Hormonal imbalance, aches and pains, stress-related conditions,

panic attacks and ME. It is the perfect way to boost your immune system and generate a wonderful sense of wellbeing.

 

Rosie, in addition to these conditions, also specialises in fertility and hormonal issues. She had a very successful practice for 6 years in Richmond and we are thrilled to be able to offer her skills now at The Retreat.  

Sarah – Juice Therapy

Natural Juice Therapy has been around in some form for centuries. It has been used in the prevention and treatment of disease by some of the world’s most renowned leaders in nutritional therapy, including Dr Norman Walker and Dr Max Gerson.

Freshly extracted fruit & vegetable juices provide the live micronutrients the body needs to repair and maintain itself. Through changes in diet and lifestyle and including plenty of whole plant foods and raw juices, improvements in health and wellbeing are observed.

‘I found juicing when I was diagnosed with a serious chronic illness. By changing my diet and lifestyle, and enjoying lots of raw fruit & veg juices, I have improved my health significantly. Others use juicing for weight loss, increased energy levels, and to help with a variety of illnesses and symptoms. For some inspiring examples, check out the movie “SuperJuice Me” on YouTube.

 

‘I trained in NJT at the School of Natural Juice Therapy, a CMA-accredited trainer. I work privately with clients to support them as they change their diets and lifestyles for the better.

Remember that a consultation with a Natural Juice Therapist does not constitute medical advice. If you are concerned about any aspect of your health, please consult a doctor.’ Sarah

Stephanie – Massages

 

Facials: A relaxing facial include a double cleansing, exfoliation, treatment masque and a shoulder, neck and facial massage using aromatherapy oils.

 

Hot Stones Massage: A luxurious and pampering treatment using heated volcanic stones that promotes deep relaxation, eases stress and tension within the body.  It recharges energy levels, releases toxins and improves circulation. It is often said that one stroke of the stone is equal to 5-10 strokes of the therapists hand.

 

Indian head massage:  A seated, relaxing and calming massage that is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing that has been practised in India for over 1000 years. This massage releases the stress that has accumulated in the tissues muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders.

 

Thai herbal compress massage: This luxury treatment uses heated herbal compresses to massage the body and face. The exotic mixture of herbs has a powerful re-energising and revitalising effect on the body. The refreshing aromas stimulate and balance the mind whilst cleansing and purifying the body. A wonderful experience that induces feelings of total relaxation and well-being.

 

Suzi - Breakthroughs

 

2-3 hour Breakthroughs provide skills to move forward confidently.  Is there anything currently spoiling your peace, joy or confidence?  Clear blocks, fears and anxiety.  Clarify positive beliefs, focus and satisfaction. 

 

Suzi has an extensive background as a BIH & CNHC Registered Master Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner Trainer in NLP - Neurolinguistic Reprogramming, Advanced Trance Phenomena, Neurological Repatterning, Theta Healing and EFT Matrix Re-imprinting.

 

Follow up session using Video Skype - SuziTHealth or IPad - Facetime.

Sylvia – TRE (Tension Releasing Exercises)

Welcome to TRE, a somatic stress management tool with a range of amazing knock-on effects – both psychological as well as physiological.

TRE works on the principle that when we are stressed, we tense up and store this tension in our muscles. This can cause headaches/migraines, neck/shoulder/back pain, gastrointestinal issues etc. … practising TRE can help you to return to a state of balance.

During your sessions, experience and learn how to:

  • relax deeply and release tension and stress

  • take your health and well-being into your own hands

  • give your busy mind a rest and let the body do the work

And – most importantly – take your new skill home and integrate it into your life.

Your teacher is Sylvia, a certified TRE Provider, who has a business background and knows very well what stress is. Although she used to dismiss it as “but I am having fun”, its impacts were there: teeth-grinding and lower back pain.

Fast forward 20 years and Sylvia truly believes that stress really is the root of all evil, but also knows that we can support our bodies to release stress and tension.

Sylvia's teaching is informative, gentle and empathic – empowering you to take your health into your own hands, well body.

Wioleta - Massages, Facials & Nails

Founder of Harmony Massage, and with over 13 years of experience and extensive training in beauty and massage therapy, Wioleta is an extremely passionate practitioner who adopts a holistic approach to each of her treatments. 

 

After working with thousands of clients with a wide range of emotional and physical ailments she created a hybrid treatment that delivers incredible results. She believes that emotional dis-ease within the body if left untreated, leads to physical manifestations of the disease. Her desire to help others is what drives her passion. The Harmony Massage is the creation of that passion. Seeing how the results of this treatment changed the life of her clients inspired her to dedicate her professional life to further advance education in all forms of healing.

 

Wioleta has trained all over the world passing on her knowledge and experience to students and future practitioners.

Throughout her years of experience, she has managed various high-profile spas including The Mayfair Spa in London.

Now an owner and manager of her own business, she continues to serve her growing client base across a variety of relaxing venues.

 

  • Full Body Massage

  • Harmony Massage (includes guided meditation)

  • Holistic Facial with Indian Head Massage

  • Manicure and Pedicure

 

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