Sheila Sortwell VTCT Reflexology, Dip. IHM
I hold a VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology, City & Guilds Level 3 in Body Massage, Aromatherapy Massage & Indian Head Massage. I also hold Gateway Practitioners Diplomas in Hot Stone Massage & Thai Foot Massage plus qualifications in Colour and Light Therapy, Flower Essence Therapy & Flower Psychometry.
All of these treatments have one common goal, they help the body learn the art of relaxation in order to maintain a better state of health, in both Mind and Body.
I also hold a Certificate in Food Hygiene and handling. This is in order for me to safely Administer Flower Essence Therapy. I am also a fully Insured and a Full Member of the Guild of Holistic Therapists, so be assured that you are in very safe and caring hands.
I spent the first 25 years of my working life as a Florist in Northern Ireland & London. I have always had an interest in complimentary therapies going back many years, but when I became the main carer to both my parents, I realised the true role and potential of such therapies. My Dad suffered with Emphysema and my Mum had Alzheimer’s. From within this extremely demanding role, I found myself searching for ways to help me relax, in order to cope with the pressures of being a carer, a wife and mother. I can speak with total honesty, when I say that my own health was being totally compromised by the day to day demands placed upon me.
I believe that complimentary therapies now play a key role in today’s modern society by helping us maintain our optimum wellbeing. I see them as an essential, and not a luxury. So after years of being a Florist, I have now fully retrained as a Complimentary Holistic Therapist.