Meet Gemma

Meet Gemma

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Gemma Challis

IIHHT ITEC DIPS. MICHT MFHT MARR Reg

Thank you for being here and taking the time to explore my work and offerings.

My name is Gemma Challis and I specialise in women’s reproductive health and wellness.  As an advanced practitioner I work holistically with women from the menarche to the menopause.  I offer a combination of healing treatments such as Fertility Reflexology, IVF support, Maternity Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage, Birth preparation, Postnatal services, and Lymphatic drainage.  With the use of these therapies and well-being treatments I can help with menstrual difficulties, fertility, pre-conception, prenatal/postpartum care and peri/post menopause care.

You are also very welcome to come for stress reduction and relaxation, using a wide range of holistic therapies to best support you.

For as long as I can remember I have been studying subjects such as spirituality, women’s mysteries and natural healing. When I was 19 my intuition guided me to study Reflexology and I knew I had found my dharma in natural holistic approaches to healing our bodies, minds and souls.  After qualifying in 1997 I worked in a variety of prestigious places in London and gained a wealth of experience, I then realised my love of bodywork and undertook additional training. Motivated by the birth of my first child I moved into specialising in women’s health, fertility, pregnancy and childbirth education.  I’m now a lucky mum to three beautiful children that teach me more about life and myself every day.

I am deeply passionate about women’s health and honoured to be of service to women and their babies, gently guiding women to reconnect with their cycles and listen to the wisdom of their bodies.

My births taught me how beautiful and powerful women’s bodies are and how important it is to listen to our inner wisdom.  I wanted to offer a nurturing space for women to connect with themselves in this way.  I provide supportive holistic therapies, education and self-care, to heal and rebalance the body and mind to achieve the best levels of health, vitality and emotional ease.  I hold much experience and knowledge in creating a supportive, held space for your healing and well-being in which we can work together.

Working with a heart centred intuitive approach means I honour your individuality by offering very bespoke treatments, blending various techniques and working holistically with all aspects of your being – the physical, emotional and spiritual. With a client centred integrated approach I take into account the whole person and look at the root cause not just the symptoms, allowing me to work with the body’s natural capacity to heal itself. I am dedicated to providing a calming and healing experience whether helping couples become a family, helping women feel vibrant, healthy and supported through all stages of their lives, nurturing women through pregnancy, labour and postpartum.

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With my extensive training and experience I am able to work safely from preconception, pregnancy, birth and post-natal period with both partners and their babies to cultivate healthy nourishing pregnancies and empowered, gentle births.  I offer you guidance to connect with yourself and your baby enabling you to access your own deep inner knowing and relaxation, innate safety and power.  I feel blessed to be part of birth preparation for so many women.  I believe a positive pregnancy and birth in which you feel well cared for and supported enables you to make informed choices for your own well-being, leading to a much better start to motherhood and attachment to your child.  I have lots of experience working with pregnancy and the combination of skills I offer means my treatments are adaptable for all trimesters, providing very tailored sessions to meet your needs.  I am also experienced to work and support women who have complications in pregnancy.

I have also been studying female spirituality and earth mysticism.  My life has been a path of opening as I work on my own embodiment and living by my truest nature, a work in progress!  I have a special interest in environmental healing, dowsing for health/earth energies/geomancy.  In my spare time I love to crochet and you can find me exploring Mother Nature and ancient sites with my family and friends.

Recently I have been called to expand my practise and I will soon be offering Women’s Holistic Pelvic Care and Fertility massage, Abdominal Sacral therapy to revitalise and nourish the feminine.

 

Kind Words

As to the quality of treatment there is no doubt that Gemma is one of the best I have experienced in many years of treatments all over the world. At another level however there is a quiet healing quality to Gemma’s work that creates an experience that is very special.

Moira Siddons

You had such a profound effect on me at my approach to giving birth. The reflexology session was wonderful but it was also your words and advice on listening to my body and making my own choices during birth that really resonated with me. They were so helpful during my actual birthing process.

Rebecca Lindon

Qualifications

  • IIHHT Diploma in Reflexology
  • ITEC Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology
  • ITEC Diploma in Holistic Body Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage Diploma
  • Hot Stone massage Diploma
  • Myofascial Release Diploma
  • Natural Facial Lift Massage (Facial Rejuvenation) Diploma
  • First degree in the Usui System of Reiki Healing
  • Lymphatic Drainage Reflexology (RLD) with Sally Kay
  • Infertility and Maternity Reflexology
  • Advanced Massage in Pregnancy with Suzanne Yates (Well Mother) international expert in this field.
  • Maternity Reflexology for Fertility, Pre-Conception & Pregnancy with Mauricio (Moshe) Kruchik
  • The Pre-Conceptual care programme with Barbara Scott (Seren Natural Fertility)
  • The Assisted Conception Programme with Barbara Scott (Seren Natural Fertility)
  • Antenatal Wisdom Advanced Post Graduate Diploma to work as an Antenatal Teacher and Doula
  • IICT Thrivecraft Meditation Practitioner course
  • Full registered member, The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)
  • Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register
  • Fully registered member, Association of Reproductive Reflexologists (ARR)

Please note: The information in this website is not intended to be medical advice or replace the services of a health professional. I do not diagnose or offer any medical treatment of any kind, however, these holistic therapies can be very helpful to people suffering from a range of ailments and conditions.