Guest Post – Orchard Holistic – Massage Therapy

Hello! My name is Kirstyn, I’m a complementary therapist based in Waterlooville.

I was delighted to be asked to share a guest blog post (thank you Michael); to highlight other local therapies that may be of benefit to you, and which complement psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.

I’ve worked in finance for more than 20 years; however, when I was diagnosed with IBS and then lymphoedema, “wellness” and managing symptoms became a priority for me. I explored complementary therapy treatments, which subsequently ignited my passion to help others seeking relief and respite.

I am a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists and the Guild of Holistic Therapists. ‘Holistic’ originates from the Greek ‘holos’ (whole); therefore ‘holistic therapy’ is an umbrella term for therapies and practices that treat the entire body and the whole person, rather than curing ailments separately, as modern medicine does.

Holistic therapy aims to prevent ill health from occurring in the first place, by promoting wellbeing as the key to health and wellness. I adopt a client led approach and tailor treatments according to individual needs/requirements.

Massage is one of the best ways to reduce stress (by reducing the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone). It increases circulation and lymphatic flow and assists relaxation, both physically and mentally, whilst easing aches and pains. Massage is incorporated into every treatment I provide.

Reflexology focusses on restoring balance to the body. It promotes relaxation and helps reduce stress and tension. It can work alongside conventional medicine and help alleviate symptoms associated with a variety of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, menopause/perimenopause and digestive problems.

I’m originally from Australia and having access to nature and outdoor space is so important for my wellbeing. I wanted to create a bespoke sanctuary for clients, so in 2021 I built a treatment room in my garden (once an orchard); a space that provides a tranquil, restorative, retreat – without time constraints and ticking clocks!

If you would like further information, please get in touch, or visit my website/follow me (links below).

Kirstyn Rodger (FHT, MGHT)

Ph. 07900 910619 @orchardholistic