Jikiden Reiki; Wellbeing and life Coaching; Holistic Massage and Body Work Therapies.
GREENWOOD HOLISTIC THERAPIES
CAROL GREENWOOD, BsN, MFHT (etc!)
My name is Carol, and I have been using therapeutic touch in professional settings since I was 14 years old.
At secondary school I started working at a local school and respite centre for children with severe physical and mental disabilities. During my A-level years I worked with victims of stroke at a local centre. With both these voluntary posts, therapeutic touch and massage were key to improving quality of life.
In Philadelphia USA, where I lived for a while following higher education, I worked in an international school for the blind, giving students from all over the world the skills to live more independently and compete with the greater population for careers and life chances that would otherwise not be open to them.
Returning to London, having attained my Diploma in Adult Nursing at University College London in 1994, I continued my caring career. I
have worked as a nurse in the NHS and Private sectors, in the community, in hospital settings and GP practices. As Senior Sister running the Occupational Health Department at Frimley Park Hospital I found that the higher I rose in nursing, the further away I was from direct patient care, and by mid 2000, I had to find a way back to giving that one to one care. I trained under ITEC for a diploma in Holistic Massage, and left nursing for good in 2008.
I am a single mother of two amazing children, and my working life is designed to fit around my family’s needs. I work from home because not only does this work best for me, but I find that I can create an atmosphere more conducive to relaxation and healing this way. My domestic therapy room is a safe and beautiful space, created solely for the purpose of enhancing the effects of the therapy session.
I am often asked how often I have massage, and to be honest, not often enough! . I have a therapy session most months, be that Craniosacral, Matrix, Acupuncture, Reflexology, Reiki, Bowen, Crystal therapy, Indian Head massage, aromatherapy - the list goes on but you get the gist! I practice what I preach, that self care is vital, especially if like most people there is someone in your life who needs you too. Even taking regular time to take a long relaxing bath is self care - time for nothing but you, and I can not tell you how important it is that we all take this time! Try my soothing healing bath salts to enhance and optimize that bathing experience.
I carry out every session as holistically as possible - I bring in my knowledge and expertise of health and wellbeing to enhance your health in every direction. To this end, I also sell creams, and epsom salts, For more information visit my prices page by clicking here.
As well as running Greenwood Therapies, I am working with some incredibly gifted doctors and therapists towards opening The Greenwood Holistic Centre, a specialist unit for recovery from trauma and chronic illness. We plan to open a virtual clinic some time in 2021 as we are able to conduct many of our sessions online, and all live in Hampshire, Alresford, Southampton and Bournemouth. Then, in the next 5 years, we plan to open a physical practice where we can offer various holistic health therapies either as a visitor or on a residential basis. If you are interested to know more, please email me by clicking here.
Whilst I consider myself very experienced, I am forever learning both formally and informally. Every individual client I see teaches me more about the unique and diverse nature of the human body, and I regularly work with other therapeutic professionals, sharing information and practice methods. I have a mutual mentor and we regularly meet up to share experiences and I also regularly attend workshops and formal learning institutions to develop and broaden my scope of expertise.
Over the last 3 years, I have focused my study on Coaching, iLm business, life and wellbeing coaching training is what I am now able to offer you.
Next I will be commencing training to become a Chrysalis Effect Specialist Practitioner, and will be in an even better postion to help and support those with chronic health conditions, especially ME/CFS/Fybromyalgia.
My professional training and experience give me a unique insight and position that I am happy to exploit, and that facilitates a truly holistic approach to health and well being.
Having suffered from dibilitating bouts of fatigue and pain since I was a teenager, I was finally diagnosed with CFS/fybromyalgia in 2018. I spent 5 months bedbound, unable to communicate or move at all much of the time. I could tell you of the living death that is ME/CFS and fybro, and I will if you want to know more, but I would rather show you that full recovery, despite what the NHS says, is yours to have, if you want it. Until I qualify as a Chrysalis Effect Specialist Practitioner, the best I can do is to direct you to their website, The Chrysalis Effect, and know that you will be well again.
I recently recorded an interview with my dear friend and colleague, Dr Patricia Worby of Alchemy Therapies, Southampton.
I think you may enjoy watching it and learn quite a lot about me, how I got to where I am, and were Greenwood Therapies, and the GREENWOOD HOLISTIC HEALTH GROUP will be going!
I can also highly recommend Dr Worby's YouTube channel to anyone with an interest in true wellbeing and health.
"I love my work, and cannot wait to see you and begin to work towards a healthier you.
I feel truly honored and blessed to be able to support you. To be honest, to love ones job as much as I do, I don't really feel I can call it work!"