Helen Thompson ITEC., VTCT.,ECBS.
ITEC & VTCT Diplomas for Reflexology & Massage
Trained and certified in Bowen Therapy with ECBS
Having experienced the benefits of reflexology and massage for herself Helen started training at Saltash College qualifying in 2011 with a level 3 Diploma. This was just the start and Helen went on to train in the many different aspects of massage that you see below. She qualified as a Bowen therapist in 2016 and continues to build on all these skills. She practises here and in Bodmin.
Find out more about Helen at www.helenthompson.org.uk
Helen is available for appointments at the Kensey Centre on Fridays, 9am – 5pm and alternate Saturdays 9am – 5pm.
Initial Appointment – £50.00
Subsequent Appointments – £40.00
*Longer treatments are available on request.
Appointments can be made with Helen on 07909 115735.
Bowen is a soft tissue remedial therapy using small rolling movements over muscles, tendons and ligaments to create a signal to the brain to initiate the natural healing response within the body. Unique breaks are incorporated into the treatment where you are left to rest and allow the body to process these signals. It can be carried out through light clothing. No adjustment or manipulation is used.
What to expect on your visit
Before any initial treatment a full consultation will be carried out. Helen will ask questions regarding your general health, so please be prepared to answer them. Towels will be used to cover the areas of the body not being worked on.
Various types of massage mediums are available to use depending on your needs.
After your treatment, to ensure you gain maximum benefit the following is recommended:
- Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins
- Try to avoid any stimulants for a period of 24 hours
- Avoid eating a heavy meal
- Avoid strenuous exercise or activities
- Avoid heavy lifting
- Try to rest for the remainder of the day
Following the treatment you may experience cold-like symptoms, increased sweating, thirst and urination, and feeling tired or emotional. Sometimes physical symptoms can appear to be aggravated before they get better.
The Bowen Association UK