Helena Dawson, BSc (Hons), MAR.

Helena Dawson, BSc (Hons), MAR.


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About me

Welcome to Chessel Bay Therapies

I am Helena Dawson, BSc (Hons), MAR. I offer Reiki (Usui and Karuna), Reflexology); I also offer Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy, Ear Candle and Foot Care. I am a trained VRT, Facial and Fertility reflexologist in Bristol. My aim is to help you increase your sense of well-being; to help you be a calmer, more relaxed, healthier and happier you.

I would love to help you on your journey to well-being.
Do get in touch for a free 15 min consultation.

How I work

I am an experienced and fully qualified holistic therapist. I offer treatments in a home from home treatment room in a relaxed and comfortable environment; sometimes I travel to carry out a treatment in the comfort of your own home.

My aim is to help you achieve a sense of well-being, to be a more relaxed, calmer and happier you.

After an initial consultation, we will discuss the issues challenging you at that time. Then, I will make a treatment plan to suit your specific needs. The treatment plan may include one or more therapies. In most cases, I will recommend a course of treatments; initially, these will be weekly, then, when possible the distance between treatments will increase . This is with the view of helping you on your journey to well-being. Most, people choose to continue with maintenance treatments on a regular basis, every three or four weeks, to help them maintain their sense of well-being.

As part of aftercare, I often ask you to do some self-care in between treatments; as it is important that you are empowered to look after your own well-being in between sessions.

The treatment

The treatment starts with an initial consultation, where the presenting condition will be discussed. Your expectations from the treatment will also be discussed as well as the best therapy for you.

As part of my training and consequent CPD I have acquired a variety of skills within reflexology and also in other therapies. I find that combining the therapies, such as Indian Head Massage with Reflexology, allows me to work directly on problem areas and their reflexes. For example for the shoulders, Indian Head Massage allows to work on the shoulders followed by using reflexology to work the shoulder reflexes on the hand or feet. This allows the stimulation of the shoulders and its reflexes, as well as the related reflexes such as neck and back, helping you relax and re-balance and allowing the body to start the healing process.

Some of the most popular combination treatments include:

  • Total Reflexology, combining Facial Reflexology with classical Reflexology
  • Reflexology and Indian Head Massage with some Facial Reflexology techniques
  • Reflexology and Reiki
  • Reiki and Indian Head Massage with some Facial Reflexology techniques
  • Reflexology and footcare (pedicure)

Allow an hour per treatment, shorter or longer treatments also available. A course of treatments may be recommended over a period of time.

Treatment prices:  Treatments start from £20 for example, for a 30 min Reflexology or Indian Head Massage (Female only)

Training, qualifications & experience

Reiki Master Usui and Karuna Reiki II

Level 3 Reflexology VTCT Certificate  (see below for CPD courses and specialization and experience)
Level 3 Indian Head Massage VTCT certificate

Both courses covered all aspects of the treatments including the history, the theory, practical case study treatments, health & safety practices and anatomy & physiology theory. The courses have enabled me to complete professional treatments to a very high standard and tailored to the individual post a confidential consultation.

Level 2 (VTCT) Thermal Auricular Therapy- Ear Candle
Level 2 (VTCT) Footcare-peciducure
Level 3 (VTCT) Healthy Eating for the Complementary Therapist


Reflexology to aid Conception,(sub-Fertility Reflexologist), with Jackie James
Facial Reflexology, Ziggie Bergman, London School of Reflexologist
Aromaflex, Aromatherapy for Reflexologist-Jackie James

Vertical Reflexology with Lynn Booth who has been developing VRT over a period of 20 years. In 2011, VRT received an award from the Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicine (ICNM) for its ‘Outstanding Contribution to Complementary Medicine’ in 2011

Cancer Care for Therapists ( Reflexologists , Massage and Reiki practitioners), by Butterfly Touch Therapies - Marie Duggan

Seminar Advanced Reflexology Techniques with Tony Porter, Honorary Fellow of the Association of Reflexologists, an Honorary member of the International Institute of Reflexology. In 2005, he was presented with the Eunice Ingham award for his services to reflexology.

AOR Webinar Introduction to Menopause, Meridians & Hand Reflexology with Geraldine Giles

AOR Webinar Introduction to Nerve Reflexology with Nico Pauly


I am a therapist with experience working with golden age clients, and also with those living with cancer. I have been a volunteer with MacMillan well-being Centre at Southmead since September 2014. I have worked with those living with diabetes, ME and MS.

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Other available therapies

I am a trained Facial Reflexologist, VRT, Vertical reflexologist and Fertility reflexologist. I take my professional development very seriously, I have trained in aromatherapy and have trained in Fertility reflexology (reflexology aiding conception) as well as working with cancer patients.

Corporate events, benefit the workers well being, considerate to decrease absence Workshops, please contact for more information.


Treatment prices: (Female Only)

50 min Reflexology £30
30 min Facial Reflexology £30
40 min Indian Head Massage £25
40 min Ear Candle £26

90 min Reflexology (Classical (hand/feet, Facial ) £50
90 min Reflexology & Indian Head Massage £45
90 min Reflexology & Reiki £45
90 min Ear Candle & Indian Head Massage £45
90 min Reflexology (feet) & pedicure £50

Further information

About me

I was introduced to holistic complementary therapies in 2004 when expecting my second child. Reflexology supported me through the later stages of pregnancy. I loved the treatments, and their benefits. My baby was born healthy and labour and delivery went smoothly. This positive experience set me to learn more about holistic therapies and train as a complementary therapist, so that I could help others with their daily challenges.

In 2011, I followed my heart, and continued my holistic complementary training, and added Reflexology to my Reiki Master qualification. Since then, I have qualified in Indian Head Massage and Thermal Auricular Therapy-Ear Candle(Ear Candle), Footcare, Aromatherapy and Healthy Eating for the Complementary therapist.

I love learning and improving my skills so that I can offer the best treatments I can. My continued professional development includes: Facial Reflexology, Reflexology aiding conception (Fertility Reflexologist) ART, and Vertical reflexology (VRT). More recently, Cancer Care and Introduction to Menopause, Meridians and Hand Reflexology.

I am very enthusiastic and committed to my own professional development. I love learning and using skills in my tool box. Each course, helps me to make your treatments and treatment plan even better to suit your needs and to support you on your journey to well-being. I would love to work with you, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Important information

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS35

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish


Weekdays 9.30h to 18.00h Saturdays 9.30h to 13.00h

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