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 Holistic Pelvic Care™, Womb & Fertility Massage, Fertility Reflexology, IVF support, Maternity Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage, Birth preparation, Postnatal Care and Lymphatic Drainage.  With the use of these therapies and well-being treatments I can help with pelvic floor imbalances and dysfunctions, menstrual and hormonal imbalances, 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 blend 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, creating a very tailored treatment plan to your individual needs.

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.  I absolutely love what I do and it’s what inspires me every day.

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, earth mysticism dowsing for health/earth energies/geomancy having trained with Dr Patrick McManaway and Vicky Sweetlove.  In my spare time I love to crochet and you can find me exploring Mother Nature and ancient sites with my family and friends.

 

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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
  • Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register
  • Lymphatic Drainage Reflexology (RLD) with Sally Kay
  • IICT Thrivecraft Meditation Practitioner Diploma
  • 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
  • Fully registered member, The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)
  • Fully registered member, Association of Reproductive Reflexologists (ARR)
  • The Assisted Conception Programme with Barbara Scott (Seren Natural Fertility)
  • The Pre-Conceptual care programme with Barbara Scott(Seren Natural Fertility)
  • Antenatal Wisdom Advanced Post Graduate Antenatal Teacher & Doula Diploma
  • Womb & Fertility Massage Diploma
  • Holistic Pelvic Care™ (HPC) Level I & II
  • Womb & Fertility Massage Diploma

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.