The Natural Health Centre,
24A The Thoroughfare,
IP12 1AQ, UK
Phone 01394 380580
The Natural Health Centre
Acupuncture & Herbal medicine
Steve Kippax MSc MNIMH MRCHM MBAcC
Healing comes from inside
Having received 4 years orthodox medical training coupled with over 20 years of busy clinical experience Steve understands orthodox medical treatments and terminology. Traditional Chinese Medicine, Steve's speciality, can often explain what may appear to be random unconnected symptoms, thus allowing a holistic individualised treatment plan involving acupuncture herbal medicine, and advice on diet, exercise and positive thinking, to be developed.
Steve has been practising herbal medicine since 1985, and acupuncture since 1993. He has worked for the NHS specialising in treating Hepatitis C and HIV / AIDS as well as practising in various private clinics in London, Essex, and Suffolk. He has recently been elected president of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and is joint head of medical services at The Third Space Medicine London's leading integrated medical centre. enquire
Helen Parsons Dip Allergy Therapy, Food Studies Cert Ed. ITEC A.P.&B.M
Any of the following conditions may be treated by Allergy Therapy. Usually only one consultation is necessary.
Low energy levels, tiredness. Mood swings, irritability. Inability to concentrate and think clearly. Asthma, eczema, itching. Migraine, headaches. Catarrh.Difficulty losing weight. IBS, bloating, digestive problems, constipation, diarrhea, wind. Cystitis, thrush, PMT.
Helen originally qualified to teach Food Studies and Nutrition, and is now a registered Allergy therapist and a member of the British Institute for Allergy and Environmental Therapy. enquire
Aromatherapy & reflexology
Lesley Terry MIFA MAR
An unexpectedly successful course in reflexology changed my life!
I subsequently trained to be a reflexologist with Robert Tisserand and then completed a further course in aromatherapy at the Shirley Price Institute. Newly qualified, I gained invaluable experience at Shrubland Hall on a part-time basis and then joined the Woodbridge Complimentary Health Clinic in 1992 when it first opened.
In 1999 my three colleagues and I opened the Natural Health Centre, and I have practised there ever since. Along with attending regular courses and working with other therapists, I am currently learning and adding to my skills - hopefully to the benefit of my clients. enquire
Tracy Smith CIDESCO ITEC CIBTAC
Beauty Therapy is a mixture of treatments covering the whole body. The treatments can be relaxing in the form of Facials or Massage. Alternative treatments, for example, Eyelash and Brow tinting, eyebrow shaping and waxing are used to manicure a well-groomed body. Permanent hair removal is also available in the form of electrolysis.
Tracy Smith is an experienced Beauty Therapist who has worked with beauty for over ten years. In this time she has worked at Health Farms and started the Simply Beauty Clinic at the Natural Health Centre.
Appointments are available during the week and at weekends. enquire
Karen Deacon CIDESCO BABTAC
Experienced Beauty Therapist who specializes in Facial treatments, with years of experience of dealing with skin conditions obtaining great results.
You will experience personal and professional care with up to date products and personalized treatments just for you.
Starting my wonderful career in the Beauty world, training at The Joan Lawrence French Beauty School (many moons ago), I have been working at The Natural Health Centre for a number of years, mainly covering all face and body treatments, Fake Bake Tanning, eyelash and brow treatments, manicure and pedicures.
All treatments benefit from a bespoke treatment package, looking forward to meeting you
Treatments are available Thursdays (late night), Fridays and Saturdays. enquire
Hilary Legard MBTER, Cert. ECBS (2002)
Bowen Technique (also called Bowen Therapy) is a gentle touch therapy, a powerful non-invasive process that encourages the body to heal itself.
It is used for: back, knee, shoulder and neck problems; sport injuries & RSI; respiratory & nasal conditions; depression and stress, plus many other acute/chronic problems.
Bowen is suitable for men, women and children, infants of all ages.
(People such as all round action man, Bear Grylls benefits from regular Bowen treatments. (The Daily Mail, 24 April 2007) ) Hilary has practiced the Bowen technique since 2002, initially in NW London and, since 2004, in Suffolk. She also has clinics at Ufford Park Spa.
She has found Bowen to be a most effective route to well-being, and has used it with a variety of conditions such as Carpal Tunnel; vertigo, stress/weariness,infant colic and during pregnancies. Hilary is a member of The Bowen Therapist Professional Association, and is registered with The NHS Directory of Complementary & Alternative Practitioners.
Chiropractic, (Mctimoney, Cranial Sacral, Torque Release technique)
Collette Keeble D.C.
Collette is a chiropractor registered under the General Chiropractic Council.
(More details to follow soon) enquire
Indian head massage / Shiatsu
Trish Dent Dip. EASS
Shiatsu is a great de-stresser and general health tonic. It 're-balances' the body, improving overall well-being and may resolve many chronic problems, including back pain, digestive and menstrual problems, headaches and other painful conditions.
I work with your body during a Shiatsu treatment to open, stretch and mobilise the joints, as well as using gentle finger pressure to adjust the subtle energy that runs through 'meridians' on your body, releasing tension and congestion. Clients report that they have more energy and an improved sense of well-being following a treatment.
You remain clothed throughout the treatment and I suggest that you wear loose-fitting, natural fibre clothing.
A series of treatments may be recommended, depending on your health status. I work holistically and may suggest certain adjustments to diet, exercise and other lifestyle factors to help you improve your level of health.
Indian Head Massage is more than a head massage. During the 30-minute treatment you will have your neck, shoulders, arms, scalp and face worked on with a gentle yet firm touch that melt away tension, stiffness, aches and pains, leaving you feeling revitalised, yet calm and centered.
A great de-stressor, try an Indian head massage at the end of a busy day if you need to unwind, or to address a more persistent neck and shoulder problems.
Trish has been practicing Shiatsu since 1998 and Indian Head Massage since 2000. She is currently studying a holistic nutrition course with the College of Natural Nutrition. Trish works from treatment rooms in Woodbridge, Walpole (Halesworth), Debenham and Saxmundham and also runs 'Mind your Body', a stretch and relaxation class.
For more information on Trish and the therapies she offers, log on to www.trishdent.co.uk enquire
Paul Lacey BSc (Hons) Ost.
Paul brings a wealth of life experiences to the treatment room. Born in Suffolk, schooled in Africa, served worldwide with 3 Commando Brigade, Ex-pat in Saudi Arabia and then a number of roles marketing milk to mowers, and now mending people!
Starting with sports injury massage, then working in a multi-disciplinary team at the Scoliosis SOS Clinic, Paul is now concentrating on building his private practice ‘Back2Activity Osteopathy’ based in Woodbridge, Suffolk. .
Graduated from the London School of Osteopathy where he completed a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Osteopathy. Involving 5 years integrating an extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, orthopaedics, neurology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, pharmacology and clinical methods.
Taking positive steps to
promote health, healing and disease prevention
formerly the Natural Healing Centre - established 1999
The Natural Health Centre, 24A The Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1AQ, UK - Phone 01394 380580 - email
Jane Famous Dip ONT BANT - for a picture of health
At Jane Famous Nutrition, I have one goal & that is to ensure you become a picture of
I have the use of SCIO, (optional), which helps to provide a unique insight into your
physical and emotional well being. This enables me to address areas of concern more
accurately such as digestion & absorption, hormonal imbalances, weight loss, fatigue,
stress, skin problems and other health issues.
I eliminate the guess work and plan an individually tailored programme of nutritional
health, taking into consideration your lifestyle, budget, likes & dislikes.
Hopefully you will be inspired to act on my advice and start feeling healthy, looking
great and it will make a significant difference to your life
At Jane Famous Nutrition, most clients notice some of the following benefits on their
journey to better health:
- Increased energy & productivity
- Effortless weight (fat) loss & increased fitness
- Improved concentration & mood
- Improved ability to handle stress
- Improved skin & hair condition
- Improved digestive function
- Reduced hormonal difficulties
- Improved joint & cardiovascular health
- Fewer colds & infections
- Better sleep patterns
Whether you have health concerns, or wish to take preventative measures to ensure
your future health, I will help you take control of your own well being.
For more information - simply enquire
Massage Therapy is a wonderful way to unwind, relax and help the body return to Stillness. Deep healing can begin for a person when the Body, Mind and Soul are guided back into balance and Massage Therapy is a wonderful tool to help guide this process. I bring a holistic approach to my work based on over 20 years of experience.
The benefits of massage first showed themselves to me when I was working as a chiropodist in the early 90's using massage as part of integrated foot care. During this time I was also undergoing a two year period of personal training in spiritual healing, meditation and clairvoyance at the College Of Psychic Studies in London which helped bring together the Mind, Body and Spirit connection.
My life path then took a dramatic turn when I met a Native American Elder and was offered an opportunity to move to the USA to begin a traditional apprenticeship. Over the next 6 years I lived and studied and learnt what it means to live as a 'person of medicine'. This time in my life has deeply rooted me as an individual and offers a solid foundation upon which I base my work.
In 2005 I qualified as a Massage Therapist and offer treatments in Swedish and Pregnancy Massage and will be offering Hot Stone Therapy to my clients from March 2012.
For more information - simply enquire
Dean Parsons - Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor
Accredited by The National Counselling Society and The Royal College of Nursing’.
Associate Member of the BACP.
Hello. My name is Dean Parsons. I am a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical
Supervisor. I have a decade and a half of experience in helping people with a broad range
of personal difficulties. I am an 'Integrative' Counsellor and Psychotherapist and I am fully
accredited. Further details about my accreditation and professional membership can be
found in this web site. In my career, I have designed, commissioned and performance
managed some of the top therapy and treatment services in the country; setting the
standards for therapy. I bring my skills and experience of delivering treatment and care
through the NHS, Local Government and leading UK charities to my private practice in the
beautiful English county of Suffolk. You can be assured of a high standard of expertise.
Reiki / Yoga
Elly Lloyd BWY Dip, Reiki II.
REIKI (pronounced “RAY-KEY”) is a Japanese word widely translated as ‘universal life force energy’. Reiki is holistic because it affects the whole person - body, mind and spirit. It can bring about deep relaxation and a feeling of wellbeing, and this in turn may help the physical body’s healing ability to work more efficiently. It is not a religion or belief system. Reiki healing can benefit anyone in the normal course of their life and can bring comfort to people suffering from a range of conditions. It is important to stress here that Reiki should not be regarded as a cure for any condition, but Reiki can support and enhance other forms of treatment - conventional medical treatment as well as complementary therapies.
I have been drawn to healing and a deep desire to ‘make everything better’ since I was a child. Being very sensitive, I have found my path quite a difficult one, wanting to heal the world is quite a burden to carry around.
However, my volunteer work at St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich as a Reiki therapist taught me a valuable lesson, as healers we have a responsibility to enable others to recognise their own innate ability to heal themselves.
This has become my mission statement ‘not to be the healer, but through my healing, be able to empower people to see the healer within’.
If you have never experienced the calm, peace and serenity that a Reiki healing can bring, then it is a therapy you must try. Our lives can be so busy and so demanding on all levels, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.
Even the slightest stress in any or all four of these areas can put our energy systems, also known as chakras, out of balance. When we are out of balance, our stress levels increase and we become even less equipped to deal with ‘life’.
A Reiki treatment can bring our energy centres back into balance, improving our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing. I would describe a treatment as an opportunity to return to that place of deep peace, knowing that all is well and that we are all exactly where we need to be right now in this given moment.
This takes a higher consciousness that Reiki can unveil.
Reiki, Crystal therapy, Colour readings & healing
Crystals are such beautiful and exquisite formations. Each crystal holds a specific energy and the power in the healing with crystals is that they are able to perfectly maintain a precise frequency which can then be used to bring our own energy centres back into balance. When we place crystals within the chakras or around the energy field, we are raising or lowering the frequency within these systems to create balance. During a treatment, small crystals are placed on or around the chakra systems along the body. The crystals chosen will be unique to each individual, dependant on the individual’s specific needs. As a crystal therapist, I am also aware of the unique attributes of specific crystals in terms of their ability to heal very specific conditions.
Colour readings and healing
Colour has immense power to heal through its ability to illuminate areas in our lives that are difficult or challenging, also areas that we love. We use colour and are surrounded by colour every day, we make subtle choices regarding colour in so many ways, the most obvious being the clothes we choose to wear or the colours we choose to have in specific rooms in our homes. Have you any idea why you are always drawn to a specific colour? Or is there a particular colour that you have never liked? This information can say something very unique about you as an individual and your own unique gifts and talents.
To conduct a colour reading I use my knowledge and intuition of colour energy and vibration learned through my Reiki and crystal therapy, combined with the aura soma bottles and cards, a powerful combination.
For more information - please enquire
Having practiced yoga for many years I undertook the British Wheel of Yoga teaching diploma between 2000 and 2003 and have been teaching yoga in the UK and Spain since 2000.
Yoga was developed in India thousands of years ago but it is still very relevant in today’s hectic world. The most commonly practiced yoga in the West is Hatha Yoga, which concentrates mainly on the physical body through “asanas” (postures) and “pranayama” (breathing practices).
The gentle stretching of our bodies helps to improve blood circulation, which in turn enhances muscle tone, strength and overall fitness. The body becomes more balanced and symmetrical. The general toning of the muscles through yoga practice will strengthen the muscles supporting the spine and this can have a big beneficial impact on backache. Many postures massage the abdominal organs which can lead to an improvement in the digestion. As your posture and flexibility improve, you will feel more healthy, confident and rejuvenated. Better posture and a heightened awareness of the body will also improve respiration. As we sit and stand with straighter backs, so the chest can expand more readily, allowing space for more breath to enter the lungs, thereby improving oxygenation throughout the body. Awareness of the breath in yoga practice will generally reduce the breathing rate, heart rate and blood pressure - all of which can lead to an improved physical wellbeing.
Yoga is suitable for most people, and I offer one-to-one yoga sessions (1 hour duration) preceded by a short consultation for which there is no charge. I am also able to offer “The Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs” programme which is a specialist course of 12 x 75 minutes sessions for those with non-specific recurrent lower back pain, which will give life-long skills to improve mental and physical health.
I have had a strong interest in healing for many years and in 2013 I decided to undertake Reiki training. This is a process known as “attunement”, whereby the Reiki Master ‘attunes’ the student to the energetic vibrations of the Reiki healing energy. I qualified to Reiki II level which allows me to offer Reiki professionally.
The Reiki treatment is non-invasive and the client remains fully clothed. I will place my hands on your shoulders at the start and end of the treatment and the rest of the time I will hold my hands just above your body in a sequence of positions. During the treatment you may feel heat or tingling in the area(s) where my hands are, or sometimes you may feel nothing at all - this is quite normal. Generally everyone feels calm and relaxed during and after at treatment.
Reiki balances and works on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels and each person receives exactly what they need at that time.
Disruption to normal function:
It requires the harmonious workings of 206 bones, 230 joints, some 640 muscles and 900 ligaments to keep one upright, moving & communicating efficiently. Injury, poor posture, overuse, misuse or simply the natural aging process can disrupt normal pain-free function..
Back2Activity Osteopathy strives to assist you in restoring and maintaining best possible functioning of your body’s joints, muscles, ligaments & nerves, whatever your age or activity.
Gentle hands-on techniques like clinical massage, mobilisation and joint manipulation, reinforced by guidance on rehab, exercise and prevention, designed to ease pain, reduce swelling, improve joint mobility and release muscle tension.
Sensible & cost-effective service:
Early Intervention before it becomes a deep-set problem.
Active Recovery for quicker return to pain-free activity.
Prevention so you can enjoy health & keep active.
It is about giving your body the space and support it needs to function well and heal itself, so that you can get back to your activities, be it work, rest or play. enquire
For more information on Hilary, and to read Testimonials on Bowen treatments given by her please visit her website: www.BowenInSuffolk.co.uk. Also, you can watch a short video on the process of having a Bowen Treatment.
Home Visits by Hilary can be pre-arranged with her on 07778 306866.
Reiki for Animals
Hilary is also a qualified animal therapist, using light touch and Reiki. She has worked for many years in conjunction with vet practices. She treats both companion animals and horses. She is a member of The Reiki Federation.
Counselling is helpful in responding to specific difficulties, issues or crises that are more current. These problems are more easily identified and are then explored over an agreed number of weeks or months; sometimes longer.
Counselling considers the cause of presenting problems, explores how the difficulties are impacting upon day to day life, thoughts, feelings and emotions and helps create coping strategies that will empower new ways of responding to problems and difficulties; both now and in the future.
Psychotherapy is helpful where difficulties are known to exist, but the origin of the problem is not necessarily clear or, in some cases, may be related to an historic trauma.
The impact of the difficulty being experienced may be causing considerable psychological distress and, in some cases, a physiological disorder or physical symptoms. This is often because the difficulty may be causing an unwellness to the person as a whole; 'mind, body, spirit' - so to speak.
Psychotherapy is an in-depth therapy, with far reaching benefits and greater potential for meaningful, long-term change.
Typically, psychotherapy will go on for considerably longer than counselling; anything from six months to several years, with sessions either weekly or often at a higher frequency.
To find out more about my work at The Natural Health Centre, see: www.deanparsons.co.uk
I am an experienced Hypnotherapist/Psychotherapist/ Counsellor and Life Coach working from The Natural Health Centre,Woodbridge and I also offer appointments in Felixstowe
Before qualifying as a therapist I held a senior management position for many years which I believe has given me an insight into some of the issues that we can face in our day-to-day lives.
Since taking the decision to make a career change I became increasingly interested in the different forms of complimentary therapies, but it was ‘the mind’ that I became increasingly fascinated by, and the effect that our mental and emotional state could have on our physical well being.
What I enjoy most about the therapies that I offer is the way in which I can ‘help people to help themselves’.
As individuals we all have areas of our lives that we would like to improve on and yet it is not always easy to take that first step on the road to being the person we would like to be, living the life we would like to live.
Using an integrative approach to therapy and working in partnership with my clients I offer support and help in a confidential, caring, non-judgmental and safe environment.
Here is a brief outline of the main therapies that I use and some examples of how they might help you.
Hypnotherapy / Psychotherapy / Counsellor / Life-coach
Karen Ferris - DipHyp(Dist)Dip CP MCS(Acc) LHS GQHP GHR Reg
Hypnotherapy is a perfectly safe and natural therapy that is suitable for a wide range of conditions, from anxiety and stress, to helping to build confidence and self esteem and many more besides.
Hypnotherapy is especially effective in WEIGHT MANAGEMENT and I offer a number of proven Weight Loss solutions including
The Hypno-Band (The Virtual Gastric Band ..I am a licensed Practitioner).
Hypnotherapy is also effective for
Phobias and Fears (including Dental Phobia/needle Phobias/fear of flying
Plus many other conditions.
I also offer Hypnosis for -
Hypno-Chemo ( This is as a support to existing treatment) and
can assist with Positive Thinking/ Controlling Anxiety etc
Hypno-Chemo is suitable for both the patient and support person..
Hypnotherapy is suitable for most conditions and clients and to answer one of the most frequently asked questions….Everyone can be hypnotized.
There are many reasons why you might be considering therapy, for example, you might be facing, or trying to get over a crisis in your life, or you might just feel ‘stuck’ in an unsatisfactory job, or relationship.
Other triggers that prompt people to seek out therapy are
A feeling of being unhappy
That life is chaotic and out of control
A general feeling that there is ‘more to life’
Family problems, eg trying to juggle the demands of marriage ,children elderly parents
Women can find this period of their life particularly demanding. During this time of hormonal upheaval they can feel a whole range of emotions , feeling isolated, unattractive, useless and generally ‘down’ just to name a few and therefore may need support to move forward into the next phase of their lives..a time when their own personal needs ,wishes and ambitions can take priority
As an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist I can help you to identify and remove irrational barriers, such as a negative self-image and self defeating behaviors’ ’, which might be causing, or in the very least contributing to any of the above feelings and emotions.
This is just a brief outline of some of the work that I do.
If you feel that I can be of help to you....or if you just want some additional information then just call reception at The Natural Health Centre, or email me on Karenaferris@yahoo.co.uk..or check out my website www.thephoenixeffect.co.uk
You can also call into the centre where I have a folder outlining my therapies and included are a selection of client letters showing the wide range of conditions that I have successfully treated.
I offer a no obligation initial consultation where we can meet face-to-face and discuss what combination of therapies I offer will be the most effective for you.
This is a very important part of the process because you need to feel comfortable and confident with the therapist that you choose to work with.
Holistic Massage & Beauty Therapy
"Knots-Therapy" - Charlie Mackinlay
Knots-Therapy is run by experienced, local therapist Charlie Mackinlay.
Focusing primarily on holistic massage to provide relaxation, relief from tired aching muscles, tension and stress; partly caused by today’s fast-paced lifestyles. I qualified as a professional massage therapist in 2006 and set up Knots-Therapy in March 2011. I believe that good health and well-being are an important part of everyday life. I embarked on my own personal journey, which inspired me to heal and help people. I have travelled extensively, which has given me an insight into different cultures and ways of holistically treating ailments, which I feel has inspired me in my work and the practices that I use. It is for everyone who wants to cross the great divide from stress to tranquillity.
A wonderful treatment for the foot and lower leg, partially using a special stick to stimulate the reflex points on the feet which correspond to the internal organs of the body. Thai Foot Massage stimulates these points to promote general health and well-being.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Treating the back, neck, scalp and face using a variety of massage pressures and techniques. This is one of the most relaxing types of massages you will ever experience.
AYURVEDIC FACELIFT THERAPY
An excellent treatment for the prevention of wrinkles. This massage relaxes the face muscles and stimulates facial micro-circulation and lymph flow, thereby promoting the regeneration of healthy, younger looking skin finishing with a prescriptive Ayurvedic Tea
KNOTS-THERAPY BACK, NECK AND SHOULDER SWEDISH MASSAGE
- with Eve Taylor Aromatherapy Oils
A muscle-relaxing and revitalising massage to relieve backache, and release tensions and strains.
KNOTS-THERAPY FULL BODY SWEDISH MASSAGE
- with Eve Taylor Aromatherapy Oils
A relaxing massage that improves lymph flow, stimulates the immune system, detoxifies, strengthens and revitalises the entire nervous system.
Come and see us at The Natural Health Centre, Just ask for an appointment with Charlie from Knots-Therapy