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About 
Elizabeth Plant DipVTCT, MSAnat Jing, PTTLLS, MAR, MIAHC

Certified Massage Therapist | Certified Reflexologist
Certified Aromatherapist | Educator
Certified Healthy Eating Advisor & Health Coach
Certified Crystal & Colour Therapist

​I am driven by my passion to help you so that you can live a healthier and happier life.  I work holistically taking into account mind, body and spirit and the biopsychosocial model.

 

I investigated many complementary and allied healthcare approaches and thanks to the therapists and coaches who helped me deal with my own health issues I was inspired to start my own practice in 2010 after graduating from a two-year diploma in complementary therapies.   As of August 2020 I have been working at a multi-disciplinary health clinic called Core Wellbeing in Mobberley, Cheshire. Before moving back to Cheshire I was located near the West Sussex coast and worked from several venues there including at the Hamblin Trust , Oldwick Therapy Centre plus my little cottage and taught small holistic workshops. 

Experience to date:
  • Reading the first year of a Speech and Language Therapy/Psychology degree, taking modules in anatomy, physiology, developmental psychology and linguistics and working as a speech and language therapy assistant in mainstream and SEN settings.

  • Working as a personal assistant and book editor, both of which led me to a better understanding of desk-based environments and their often detrimental effect on general health. 

  • motherhood started my journey into learning even more about nutrition plus natural/attachment/gentle parenting with a beautiful homebirth.  I breastfed my daughter through infancy and into early childhood.  Parenting has been my best job ever.  It has given me an understanding of the impact that juggling family and work has in relation to self care, our sense of identity, the raw emotions we feel and the difficulties that we experience living in the modern world at odds with our instincts.  

  • retraining in my thirties as a complementary therapist and understanding how to juggle studying and career changes with family life

  • experiencing my own journey with ME, PMS, tempero-mandibular joint syndrome, anaemia, HG level morning sickness, IBS and learning how to manage these challenging conditions using whole foods and holistic health awareness of herbs, nutrition and bodywork.

 

 

Qualifications and Training:

I have been fortunate to train with renowned therapists, authors, lecturers and teachers such as Rachel Fairweather, Meghan Mari, Kasia Robertson, Fiona Serle, Sue Ingram, Mary Atkinson, Joshua Rosenthal, Hagar Basis and Tony Porter. Thank you to all my teachers for being so inspiring!  

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College of Osteopaths, Stoke campus

Soft Tissue Manual Therapy 1 certificate

Completed Year 1 of 5-year MOst degree including Anatomy & Physiology + 100 supervised clinic hours

Jing Institute of Advanced Clinical Massage, Brighton

Continuing Professional Development:

  • Shoulder Girdle Anatomy Workshop - 2009

  • Introduction to Advanced Clinical Massage - 2009

  • Hot Stones Workshop - 2009

  • Jing Method: Scar Work - 2020

  • Eyal Lederman: Functional Exercise Prescription - How to Exercise without the Gym - 2022

  • Susan Salvo: Body Mechanics for Therapists - 2022

  • Claire Snowdon-Darling (College of Functional Wellness): A Deep Dive into HRT - 2023

Jing Certificates in Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy series:

  • Foundation in Advanced Clinical Massage - 2009

  • Living Anatomy - 2010

  • Neck and Upper Shoulder Pain ACM - 2010

  • Shoulder Girdle ACM - 2010

  • Carpal Tunnel/Wrist ACM - 2010

  • Lower Back Pain ACM - 2011

  • Hip and Pelvis ACM - 2011

  • TMJ/Migraine/Headache ACM - 2011

  • Advanced Stretching ACM -2011

  • Leg, Foot, Knee Pain ACM - 2011

  • Pregnancy Massage - 2011

  • Amma Fusion - 2012

  • Certificate in Advanced Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy - 2012

  • Structural Fascial Bodywork - 2015

A levels

English, Biology, General Studies and Psychology

Chichester College of Further Education 

  • Diploma in Reflexology (VTCT Level 3)  - 2009

  • Diploma in Indian Head Massage (VTCT Level 3) - 2010

  • Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology (VTCT Level 3) - 2010

  • Diploma in Health, Safety & Employment Standards (VTCT Level 3) - 2010

  • Diploma in Business Studies (VTCT Level 3) - 2010

  • Diploma in Additional Reflexology Techniques (VTCT Level 3) - 2010

  • Diploma in Non-Medical Nutritional Advice/Healthy Eating Advisor (VTCT Level 3) - 2010

  • Diploma in Swedish Massage Therapy (VTCT Level 3) - 2010

  • Certificate in Hot Stone Massage Therapy (VTCT Level 3) - 2011

  • Diplomas in Aromatherapy and Additional Aromatherapy Techniques (VTCT Level 3)  - 2010

  • Certificate in Complementary Stress Management (VTCT Level 3) - 2010

  • Diploma in Crystal Therapy (VTCT - Level 3) - 2011

  • Certificate in Advanced Complementary Therapies awarded by Chichester College - 2010

  • City and Guilds Certificate: Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector  500/1640/4 - 2011

West Sussex Adult Education
  • VTCT Diploma:  Holistic Colour Healing - 2010

  • VTCT Level 2 Certificate Thermal Auricular Therapy/Ear Candling - 2010

 

ART Reflex

  • Certificate of Attendance: Advanced Reflexology Techniques with Tony Porter and Hagar Basis - 2010

 

Mary Atkinson Training

  • Introduction to Indian Head Massage - 2008

  • Hand and Foot Massage certificate - 2009

  •  CPD: Positive Touch for Children (CAMEXPO) - 2011

Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids

  • Bardic grade

St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Education Department, Chichester

  • Adapting Massage, Aromatherapy Massage and Reflexology for People with Cancer - Certificate of Attendance - 2011

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming Diploma with Nina Guilfoyle - 2012

Institute of Integrative Nutrition

  • Certificate in Holistic Health Coaching (1 year course Health Coach Training Program - 120 degree credits - Level 4) - 2014

  • Immersion coaching program (6 month course) - 2015

  • Detox Your Life Advanced Speciality Course - 2021

Sussex School Thai Massage with Christine Townley

  • Thai Massage Certificate of Attendance (with Christine Townley) - 2010

 Reproductive Health Group

  • Fertility Conference Certificate of Attendance - 2 days

  • Update for Complementary Therapists Certificate of Attendance - 2018

Holistic MBA (now HCI)

  • Deep Dive Transformational Coaching Method - 2015

Stoke on Trent FE College

  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health - 2020

  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition - 2021

  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills - 2021

White Rose College of Beauty

  • ITEC Level 2 Diploma in Complementary Therapies - 2021

Seren Training with Barbara Scott

  • ReproReflexology Part 1 (Natural Conception) - 2021

Open University

  • Certificate in Mathematics

  • Certificate in Understanding Children

 

Chichester University (University College Chichester)

  • Certificate in Creative Writing:  Poetry

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Fun stuff:
  • My childhood summers were spent visiting my grandparents in Austria, a culture  with a focus on naturopathic health spas and organic food.  We stayed on alpine farms, heard cow bells, fed baby swallows that had fallen out of nests, climbed trees for apricots, picked fresh walnuts and drank homemade raspberry juice (himbeersaft).

  • I value nature - being amongst trees and observing wildlife is my happy place and I love to share this with my clients.       

  • I home educated my daughter until she was 9 years old (using pedagogical approaches such as Steiner Waldorf and Montessori) which gave me deeper insights into raising a child through holistic philosophies.  My daughter is now following her own dreams in animal sciences.

  • I have been published as a book reviewer (New Vision, White Dragon) and have ghostwritten over a dozen books (in the alternative health field and included astrology and music).  I have had several articles featured at Body Mind Institute and also written health-based e-books.

  • My mum was a paediatric nurse.  She was the go to person if any of the neighbourhood children had a cut or scrape and always ready with antiseptic and plasters.  She knows a lot about naturopathic approaches as the Austrian healthcare system, where she originally trained, is more holistic; that had a great influence on me.

  • I love animals and birds - family members include a dog, a hamster and a praying mantis.  We used to have guineapigs and bantam hens.

  • I love walking,  gentle yoga, watching wildlife, gardening with herbs and foraging in hedgerows.  

  • I am a fan of fantasy and science fiction including Star Trek, StarWars and The Lord of the Rings (Counsellor Troi and Dr Crusher were some of my earliest heroes) and love Dungeons and Dragons.

  • I am an INFJ in terms of Myers-Briggs personality type. My Gallup Strengths Finder top 5 include Learner and Developer.

  • I have a passion for creating nourishing but simple home-cooked food including raw chocolates and soup.

  • I believe that a healthy rhythm in life is essential - work hard yes, and play well too. 

  • I love drums and can play a full drumkit.  I love working with unconventional and creative people and have been out on the road photographing and filming bands.

 

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