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Hello, I'm Helen. I am a holistic/complementary therapist based in Chester, Cheshire. In 2009, I decided on a career change. I had always been fascinated with complementary therapies and received regular treatments myself so when I decided to change career, I seized the opportunity to re-train to do something I loved and passionately believed in.
So, in 2010, Dharma Holistic Therapies came into being. I provide therapeutic, holistic and complementary therapies to nourish the mind, body & spirit, working on both the physical and energetic bodies of my clients. I believe that many physical ailments can have an underlying cause or be exacerbated by emotional issues, which is why a truly holistic approach is so important. This isn't just about stress relief, this is about finding time to reconnect with who you really are. It's about taking time out to be still and listen to what your soul is telling you.
I am also passionate about the world we live in. My previous life was in conservation so I love nature - both flora and fauna, and I am strongly committed to keeping my little business as ethical as my personal life and strive to have as little impact on the environment as possible. I only use organic oils and floral waters in my treatments and ensure that they are sustainably sourced. I truly believe that the way we have come to live our lives in present times is affecting our health and I am a big advocate for finding natural, cruelty free and chemical free alternatives to the products we use in our homes and on our bodies, reducing our environmental impact as you go is just as important. As the environment is so important to me, I became painfully aware after 6 years of building my business as a mobile therapist that my carbon footprint was getting bigger with all the driving that became necessary to visit my clients. So three years ago, I created my own space.
I wanted to provide more than a service to my clients. I wanted somewhere that my clients would look forward to visiting rather than see me as "another appointment" they had to get to. I wanted to create something unique, something that reflected me as a person as well as a professional therapist. So, after a hard slog and more hours tied to a paintbrush than I dare to count, I am now the proud owner of a beautiful little cabin. Affectionately known as The Dharma Hut, I now have a cosy and calming space, filled with colour and light on the outskirts of Chester.
Welcome to the Dharma Hut!
I am a member of The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and I am qualified to practice Indian Head Massage, Tsuboki® Japanese Face Massage, Ear Candling, Aromatherapy Body Treatments, Hot Stones Therapy, Reiki, Reflexology and Reproflexology - Reflexology for male and female fertility. I also hold a foundation certificate in Crystal Therapy and I incorporate crystals into my Reiki practice. Dharma Crafts evolved over time, with a much loved hobby gradually growing into a part of my little business. With a very busy practice under my belt, I no longer have the time I would like to spend making lovely things, so my hand made crafts have kind of fallen by the wayside for the time being but my home grown, hand made smudge sticks are still one of my best sellers and I still make the occasional wreath or table decoration from my garden. I now focus on stocking non artisanal items that let my clients make ethical choices with the purchases. My products are either handmade, organic, cruelty free, fair trade, chemical free, plastic free or pre-loved (books). The Dharma Hut Shop is now live but still being put together so not everything is available just yet, but watch this space!