Roseland massage therapist

Rachel Wheatley

Level 4 FHT Therapeutic & Holistic Massage MFHT, ITEC, VTCT

I love how adaptable massage is and how it can influence our wellbeing on so many levels.

Massage is a powerful, whole-person, mind & body therapy that can leave us feeling soothed yet revitalised. It can help to balance our hormones, settle our nervous systems, support digestion, stimulate circulation, release tension in muscles or support joint health, amongst many more examples!

Qualified to provide therapeutic & clinical massage, I use my knowledge of pathology to adapt, devise and apply appropriate techniques for each client's unique symptoms and experience. Over the years I have helped clients with complex and challenging health conditions, such as; M.E, Parkinson's, arthritis, migraines, depression and anxiety.

When we combine massage with aromatherapy we gain additional access to the brain via the olfactory system, which can increase the impact on our endocrine (hormonal) and nervous systems. This may profoundly influence our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. For example, use of some essential oils have been found in clinical trials to precipitate lower pain scores, lower levels of stress hormones in the blood, or increased immune system activity.

The ancient wisdom of using plants for healing is just one of the tools at our disposal as we reach out for more natural and sustainable ways to take ownership of our health.  My ultimate goal is to support and empower clients in maintaining their own wellbeing.

Holistic treatments offer huge benefits to clients from all walks of life and whatever their state of health. I frequently work with holiday-makers, and see this as an important part of my work. Making time for relaxation and positive, nurturing touch in our lives is a wonderful way to look after ourselves and face the world with renewed zest for life.