Raindove Reflexology - Donna Anstead
Raindove Holistic Therapies, based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, offers a range of treatments that can benefit you holistically. Treatments are performed with the intention to give both the mind and the body what they need. I am also an independent Neal's Yard Organic Remedies consultant.
I am a dedicated Reflexolgist providing treatments from my tranquil therapy room at the rear of my home. I also offer a mobile therapy service for Reflexology and Reiki, covering Bucks and Oxon areas. The goal of my work is to relieve stress, worry and anxiety as well as aches and pains.
I have good knowledge and understanding of the physiological and psychological damage stress can cause and experience of effective methods to reduce stress and promote health and well being. I believe that stress management and relaxation are key elements in improving overall health and well being. Improved health, renewed confidence, improved sleep and reduced pain are all beneficial side effects of any of the relaxing therapies I am passionate about offering.
My mission is to be of benefit to as many people as I can, by educating others on how to reduce their own stress levels and to provide high quality, effective and relaxing treatments to all.
Please visit my website for more information about all the treatments I provide, or to book.
Training, qualifications & experience
- VTCT level 3 Diploma in reflexology
- Certificate in conception reflexology
- Certificate in maternity reflexology
- Diploma in curative hypnotherapy
- Diploma in hypnotherapy
- Diploma in NLP
- Certificate in stress management
- Certificate in aromatherapy
- Certificate in indian head massage
- Certificate in facial rejuvenation massage
- Second degree reiki practitioner
- Relax kids coach
Association of Reflexologists
The Association of Reflexologists (AoR) is a non-profit making association which aims to provide support to professionally qualified practitioners.
Membership is open to practitioners who have gained an approved qualification or who have provided proof that their training and practical skills meet the standards set by the AoR.
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My name is Donna, my whole life I have had a yearning to help and encourage people to find solutions with in themselves, to learn and to develop into the best they can be.
I always wanted to be a teacher. I had planned to go down the normal route of GCSEs, A levels, University etc. Then, beginning when I was just 15 years old, my world turned upside down. I suffered a period of prolonged illness and eventually a diagnosis of the debilitating disease M.E. I spent long periods of time bed bound and with such brain fog that I felt I wasn't even 'here' anymore. My dreams of teaching disappeared.
Over the coming years I had times where I was almost normal, I trained and qualified as a dental nurse, met my husband and had 2 beautiful daughters, then worked in pre-schools, play groups and after school clubs. I also became a childminder. As the children grew older and started full time school I had a little more time on my hands. I leapt upon the chance to undertake a Natural Science Degree with the Open University, with a view to becoming a Secondary school teacher. It was going to take six years plus, but the end reward was worth it! During this time I began working for a school (The PACE Center) for children with cerebral palsy and other complex needs. Here I learned so much about how amazing our brains and bodies are and how plastic and malleable they are! with work, we can learn or re-learn different ways of thinking and doing which will have a huge impact on our lives. Then the M.E strikes big time and I have to give up everything in favour of my bed, constant pain and brain fog.
Fast forward almost a year. I recovered enough from that major relapse to go back to work two days a week at PACE. I loved it so much there, everyday was an inspiration. I wasn't able to pick my degree back up but I constantly crave learning and knowledge so I started looking into self help, hypnotherapy, holistic practices and so on. I knew that I wasn't going to be able to stay at PACE as, although much improved, I was still quite unwell. I decided to undertake lots of holistic training with a view to starting my own business, a business that I am passionate about that allows me to work around M.E.
Since then I have had another major relapse with M.E, but I am a fighter and I won't be beaten! Infact I am grateful for this current relapse as it has given me time and clarity to see my true path. I will still be a teacher, but a teacher of a different kind. I will teach by sharing my knowledge and experiences, I will teach what I have learned! Every contact I have with a client, or indeed anyone, is an opportunity to teach and learn, I will always continue learning.
Happy blessings ~ Donna