The Lake District Guide
Lake District complementary therapists & psychotherapists
The Lake District is a fine place to recover your calm, your inner poise, and perhaps even take a spa break. If you're looking for therapy treatments, whether for the mind or the body, or you want to find the right practitioner for your needs, you might start your search here.
You may discover how wonderful a deep tissue massage is after an arduous day on the fells......or maybe some other kind of treatment which will help you to get over the exertion!
Lake District Spa Venues
High Head Spa located within High Head Sculpture Valley (High Head Farm, Ivegill, Carlisle) offers an unexpected and delightful setting for complementary therapy in The Lake District.
They offer beauty therapies and hydrotherapy, a sauna, and massage therapy including deep tissue massage, hot stones massage, aromatherapy massage, aromatherapy facial, neck, back and shoulder massage, reflexology, and Indian Head massage. Other therapies offered include Reiki, homeopathy, oriental face and scalp massage, and hypnotherapy.
Massage Therapists in the Lake District
David Howe is an ITEC qualified massage therapist who practises, aromatherapy, sports therapy, sports massage and deep tissue body work. He can help with relaxation, stress reduction and sports injuries. He works from 176 Lansdowne Crescent, Carlisle, CA3 9ER. Phone: 01228 511819
Aromatherapy practitioners in the Lakes
We haven't found many reflexologists practising in the Lakes, and we'd be grateful if any more whom we don't yet know about would email their details. If you're in the Western lakes, try Angela Pollard, member of the Association of Reflexologists based near Cartmel, Holker Hall and Cark.
If you're heading further north, Tricia Brown is a member of the Association of Reflexologists, who practises in Penrith. Another qualified practitioner is Gill Haydon, who offers Reflexology and Reiki in the Brampton, Carlisle and Penrith areas.
Alexander Technique practitioners in the Lakes
Michael Hardwicke is an Alexander Technique teacher with over ten years' experience. You can contact him at Fellside School, Low Fellside, Kendal on 015395 31781.
Psychotherapists in the Lake District
Alice J Bondi works at Carlisle Holistic Health Centre, Nelson Street, Carlisle, and can be contacted on 01434 381504. She is a Psychosynthesis therapist. Member of BAC and sees therapy clients in Carlisle, Alston and Corbridge (Northumberland). She also sees homeopathy clients in Carlisle and Alston.
Sandra Lobel works in Grange Over Sands and she is a BASRT Accredited and UKCP Registered relationship and sexual psychotherapist. She also undertakes personal and relationship counselling and psychotherapy. Phone: 015395 35140
Fran Riley is a qualified and experienced Creative Psychotherapist. Her approach is person centred working with mind, body and spirit towards healing and wholeness. She deals with relationship difficulties, eating disorders, depression, addiction, low self-esteem, loss and bereavement, and creative block. Contact her in Ulverston on 01229 588853.
Simon Cole works in Carlisle. He is a Senior Accredited Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. He has extensive experience in primary care and NHS work, as well as private work and supervision, training and group facilitation and individual counselling covering all areas of mental health and life issues. Individual and couples counselling on relationship issues. 01228 596343.
Holistic therapists in other parts of the UK
You may be interested in holistic practitioners in other parts of the UK besides the Lake District.
In Somerset we recommend the following complementary practitioners: for aromatherapy massage, try aromatherapy in Frome, Bath, Somerset, and Wiltshire from Carolyn Hood. If you're more interested in Reiki and Reflexology, then you might wish to try this reflexology practitioner Reiki and Reflexology in Frome, Bath, Bradford on Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire.
And if you want to train as a Reiki healer, why not take a break in Somerset or, more specifically, Frome and undertake Reiki Training in Somerset, Bath and Frome with the beautiful Somerset and Devon countryside nearby as a base?
EFT - Emotional freedom technique
EFT is a fascinating therapy which leads to quick breakthroughs and change in many areas of life without closely analyzing the trauma and circumstances which led to the issues that bother you.
For people who want a quick route to emotional change, EFT - aka emotional freedom technique - is a wonderful form of therapy, one which represent a powerful and effective way of bringing about change and achieving positive outcomes in negative emotional situations.
EFT therapists in the Lake District:
Judy Richardson, Gill House, The Gill, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7BS
Judy says: "I work in Ulverston, Kendal and Barrow in Furness and have over fifteen years clinical experience working with a wide variety of problems, I provide professional, caring and confidential help with many different problems using a unique blend of hypnosis, EFT-meridian energy therapies, focusing, NLP, meditation and self hypnosis to empower you."
Phone: 01229 580322 Web: www.hypnotherapists-cumbria.com/eft