I am Caren Godfrey and I provide Health Treatments in Bristol and the surrounding areas.
I have been a qualified Alternative Therapist for over 30 years. Starting with Reflexology in 1986, then Aromatherapy in 1997. Swedish Massage, Bamboo Massage, VRT Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Myofascial Release and Cupping I have studied more recently.
I have always been interested in holistic therapies which treat the whole body and look at the cause of ill health not just the symptoms. I believe in using food as medicine and looking at lifestyle, diet and exercise, as the body has an extraordinary ability to adapt and with a little help of alternative medicine can heal itself.
The World Health Organisation has defined health as being more than simply the absence of illness.
It is the active state of physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing.
This is a wonderfully precise encapsulation of the perspectives of holistic medicine.
These four aspects of ourselves are constant reminders of our precious and yet extraordinary nature.
In this busy and stressful world it is all too easy to focus on the problems of the world around us and forget to look after ourselves. For example, we routinely take our cars for a regular service but seldom do the same for our bodies!
People are developing an increasing resistance to antibiotics, given to treat different infections and are turning to a variety of complementary treatments that will help to build up their immune systems. They also can do so much to improve a persons mental attitude.
Disillusionment with modern medicine has resulted in a new enthusiasm and demand for safer and more natural forms of therapy. Orthodox and alternative practices have their place in healthcare and can ideally work together as neither could claim to be the total health care systems.
I am now in a very fortunate position to work in a profession I love and take it to others, as a mobile therapist working in different locations in Bristol and surrounding areas.
Areas covered include Thornbury, Falfield, Olveston, Chipping sodbury, Yate, Kingswood, Wick, Almondsbury, Bradley stoke, all Stokes, Filton, Bishopston, Bedminster, Emersons Green, Longwell Green, Keynsham, Hanham, Stoke Bishop, W-O-T, Clifton, Sea Mills, Henbury, Avonmouth, Severn Beach, Aust, Pilning.
I bring all that is required to carry out a treatment of your choice, in the comfort and conveinance of your own home or place of work.
Service also offered to Corporate clients, Care homes and Hospices.
I also work at various locations around Bristol including Thornbury Castle, Vicarage Farm Holistic Therapy Centre in Olveston, Offices in bristol and a dementia care home in North Bristol.
I regulary attend proffessional development courses to keep updated in the latest techniques.
My professional insurance is provided by Salon Gold.
Therapies available in your own home
Reflexology is a steady even pressure to stimulate tiny reflex points on the feet, which correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. The body's own healing ability may be strengthened, helping to improve the circulation, eliminate toxins, ease tension and unblock congested energy therefore enhancing health. Totally safe for all ages, babies, elderly, pregnant and cancer patients.
Aromatherapy Massage- Using massage with pure essential oils which are customised especially for you, which work not only on a physical level, they also influence our minds and emotions.
Swedish Massage Whole body massage using a range of techniques with a moderate pressure or a deeper one working on the fascial network (Myofascial Release). Massage helps relax trigger points
and other areas of stiffness in the muscles easing pain.
Indian Head Massage This treatment manipulates the soft tissues in the upper back, arms, shoulders, neck, scalp and face, using different pressures and rhythms. These are the areas most vulnerable to stress and tension. Helps releive headaches, release anxiety whilst promoting great relaxation.
Warm Bamboo Massage Using different sized lengths of warmed Bamboo to provide a unique, deep tissue massage which promotes a sense of well-being and exquisite relaxation.
Cupping Therapy This treatment is a good alternative to acupuncture: Cups of various sizes create a vacuum and are placed over acupuncture points but they treat a larger area of the body.
In " Moving cupping " an area of the body is smeared with oil or honey and the applied cup is drawn around with the vacuum intact, thus encouraging movement of Qi and blood in the area.
Moving cupping using honey is an excellent treatment for cellulite and results are plain to see.
Effective management of sports injuries, mobility issues, myofascial pain, digestive problems, blood
circulation problems, hormonal imbalances, skin conditions, and releif of musculoskeletal rigidity, tension and pain to name but a few.
Diploma in Aromatherapy