About

Kathryn Phillips BSc(hons) BTPA cert ECBS PRM MAR IIR regd TATh
Clinical Reflexologist, Certified Advanced NST Bowen practitioner and Thermo-Auricular therapist

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science with honours and a career in corporates in London Kathryn moved with her husband to the Midlands in 1992 to work in other sectors. Her two daughters suffered from allergies and other health conditions from birth. This experience led Kathryn to explore complementary therapies which can supplement and support conventional medical practice – she has been doing this since 1995!

Kathryn is a fully qualified and very experienced full time Complementary Therapist practising NST Bowen technique, Reflexology and Thermo-Auricular Therapy (Ear Candling).  She initially trained with the world-renowned International Institute of Reflexology (IIR) and later with the European College of Bowen Studies (ECBS) going on to train with the International Institute of Applied Health Services as a Certified Advanced NST (neuro structural integration technique) practitioner. A member of the International Neuroflexology Guild working the nerve reflexes in the feet or hands, Kathryn has also trained in Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) and is currently training specifically in the area of Limbic (brain) Reflexology in her efforts to continually update and develop her skills. She is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) for Bowen and Reflexology. She is also a certified ‘Rock doc’ should you wish to try the kinesiology tape now being used by all the top athletes to help them recover from injuries or support areas prone to injury.

‘My approach to working with clients is simple. I aim to improve their health if I possibly can and in as few a sessions as possible. There is no sign up and we always start with a (free) detailed consultation regarding previous health history, diet and so on. We then move on to body /foot work if the client is happy to proceed. Generally clients will have a single session with a second a week later to log any changes which have taken place and to ‘lock in’ any progress made and endeavour to trigger more self-healing. At the end of that second session it may well be that the client is good to go or it may be that it is agreed there is a need for ongoing work. The client will know whether they are experiencing change or not and there is discussion at every stage to ensure that the client is happy.

I am NOT a spa and all sessions are customised to the client in the clinic. I aim to do the work that is necessary to bring about change as quickly as possible. I work holistically (that is to say ‘whole body’) and that means I am not treating a specific condition as such. Rather I am aiming to restore the body to a state of balance and homeostasis where function and structure are working as efficiently as possible. Many of my clients have had a succession of serious injuries or illness and I work with them to help them be the best they can be. My sessions aim to be relaxing but I am working to a quality of outcome as my prime aim.’

Contact her for an informal chat about how these therapies may be able to help you. Kathryn is very happy to discuss the treatment options available which currently include foot, hand and ear reflexology, Bowen, as well as ear candling combined with a facial massage, ear reflexology and/or ear seeds.

Treatments can be modified to suit particular client needs. Just ask.
As well as professional memberships, with their rigorous checks on competency and skill, Kathryn’s CPD activities further reflect how hard she works to maintain her skills and ensure high quality and relevance to providing her clients with the best possible treatment.