Helen works from her home in Llechfaen situated in the tranquillity of the Brecon Beacons.
Helen Sheppard is a member of the Association of Reflexologists, The British Institute of Allergy & Environmental Therapy and The British Complementary Medicine Association and The British Flower and Vibrational Essence Association.
Helen trained at the Naturecare School of Complementary Therapies, qualifying in 1998 as a Practitioner in both Hand and Foot Reflexology.
Helen has continued her professional development in Complementary Therapies, qualifying as a Reiki II Practitioner and in Indian Head Massage, Facial Reflexology/Massage, Foot reading and Animal Healing.
In 2007 Helen graduated with Distinction as an Allergy Therapist with The British Institute for Allergy and Environmental Therapy. In 2010 qualified as a Flower Essences Practitioner, Dowsing and NLP Techniques are incorporated into her practice.
Reflexology is a method of encouraging relaxation, balance and healing of the body by the gentle stimulation of specific points on the hands or feet.
The feet are one of the body's most sensitive areas, containing several thousand nerve endings. Reflexologists believe that each organ and gland of the body is represented in a specific place on the hands and feet.
The reflex points are linked from the feet and hands throughout the body like an electrician's wiring' to specific areas and organs of the body.
If there is tension or congestion in an area of the foot, then tension and congestion will be mirrored in another part of the body. By applying pressure to specific points on the hands or feet congestion and circulation can he improved, encouraging the free flow of energy to he returned to the body. Reflexology can help with relaxation, improve mood, aid sleep and help to relieve tension providing an improved sense of well-being.
FOOD SENSITIVITY & ENVIRONMENTAL ALLERGY THERAPY
Either by ‘dowsing' or a method called ‘Touch for Health', certain muscles in the body are tested for weaknesses which may indicate a sensitivity or intolerance in a person to certain foods or environmental pollutants.
After completing tests a treatment plan will be devised to eliminate certain offending additives and colourings from the patient's diet. This serves to strengthen the Immune System whilst other more problematic offenders can then be desensitised by administering homeopathic drops recommended and supplied by the British Institute of Allergy & Environmental Therapy. The homeopathic theory is that ‘Like Treats Like'.
Following desensitisation, the patient will be re-tested in a couple of weeks to establish improvement. It is hopeful that the patient will no longer have a sensitivity to the tested substances and thus enable the immune system to recover to a degree that the body can once again light for itself naturally.
These are the Vibrational Imprints of flowers, trees, mosses and crystals captured in water and contain a healing vibration that catalyses change and enables transformation on an emotional, mental and spiritual level to restore harmony within.
The Essences work to enhance the positive aspects of the qualities of mind, emotion and personality to help us ‘Feel Better'. By encouraging the positive aspects to shine through the negative aspects are dissolved.
Vibrational Essences help the person to Accept - Acknowledge - Forgive - Release and finally Move On. As the old saying goes, "You need to feel it to heal it". Helpful for anyone at any time of life, they can be used safely alongside any prescribed medication and are without any known side effects.
Facial Reflexology is a completely different therapy to traditional Hand/Foot Reflexology. It is both ‘Ancient' and ‘New'. ‘Ancient' in that it incorporates several ancient oriental face charts locating acu-pressure points and meridians. ‘New' in that it combines traditional facial reflex zones and modern understanding of neuro-anatomy.
Facial Reflexology balances the whole of the body via the connections between the central nervous system and the meridian lines. It is a profoundly relaxing, yet extremely powerful, therapy helping to restore balance and calm to the whole body whilst providing all the benefits of modern reflexology. During a reflexology session, neurovascular/ acupuncture points, reflex zones and certain neurological points are gently stimulated using only the Practitioner's finger tips. This gentle stimulation sends impulses through the central nervous system and meridians to the physical body and major organs. Blood circulation and lymphatic drainage is stimulated, hormones and emotions become more balanced.
During the course of the hour long treatment it is possible to detect any blockages or feel pulses along nerve/meridian pathways where energy is stronger. The patient's state of health may then be evaluated and any underlying imbalances corrected.
Facial Reflexology has the additional benefits obtained by (the use of facial oils/creams to suit particular skin types. By gently stimulating the facial tissues the muscles become more relaxed and toned. Facial tension is eased, fine lines and wrinkles may be reduced and regeneration takes place.
"When tension is relaxed in the face it is reflected throughout the entire body".
Facial Reflexology is especially beneficial in the treatment of digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances. headache or sinus related conditions, stress, anxiety and insomnia, or it can be just a totally relaxing experience!
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
The massage involves working with a firm but gentle rhythm to help un-knot blockages and relieve any uncomfortable buildup of tension within the whole of the body.
It is a deeply relaxing treatment helping to alleviate stress and anxiety, increasing blood flow and lymphatic drainage, and may provide relief from headaches, sinus congestion and sleep disturbance, improve mobility and reduce everyday aches and pains.
Reiki, pronounced ‘Ray-Key' and translated as ‘Universal Life-Force Energy', is an ancient healing system originating thousands of years ago in Japan, and reintroduced more recently by Dr. Mikao Usui.
Reiki is a non-intrusive holistic therapy practised over top of clothing. The Practitioner will gently place her hands in a sequence of positions to cover the whole of the body. ‘The whole person is treated rather than specific ailments.' The Reiki Energy is channeled through the Practitioner's hands to the recipient flowing to the area's most needed - soothing pain and stimulating the today's own natural ability to heal itself; removing physical and emotional blockages that may have been causing illness or upset at some time: clearing energy pathways and balancing chakras.
These details were last updated on: 16 February 2011
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