Following a 15 year career in public relations, a life-long interest in complementary therapies and having three children, Barbara Ormston decided to change career paths and re-train as a reflexologist. Barbara wanted more balance in her life and the opportunity to practice the therapies that had given her so much benefit over the years.
Barabara Ormston was awarded a distinction in Reflexology in 2008, after studying the Renee Tanner reflexology method at Morley College. Her diploma is from the International Exam Board and she is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
This was just the start of Barbara's journey in complementary therapies. Passionate about health and wellbeing, Barbara has undertaken post-graduate reflexology training in many areas including maternity reflexology, fertility, cancer and palliative care, hand reflexology, spinal reflexology, advanced reflexology training, mindful reflexology for stress, anxiety and depression. Barbara is also qualified to run Baby Reflex™ Workshops. Barbara has undertaken massage training and therapies include holistic massage, Indian head massage, deep tissue massage, kansa vatki leg and foot massage, myofascial release and is a Level 2 reiki practitioner.
A qualified aromatherapist, Barbara uses aromatherapy to enhance treatments by creating individual blends of oils for clients to take away and use in between their sessions. Barbara is passionate about ageing as well. Qualified in natural facelift massage, an alternative to botox and fillers, is an amazing feel-good and look-good therapy!
Working holistically, Barbara often combines therapies in a client session so that you get the best possible treatment for your needs.
Qualifications and Training
Reflexology Diploma – International Exam Board
Maternity Reflexology and Reflexology for Labour – International Exam Board
Facial Rejuvenation Diploma – London Centre of Indian Champissage
Kansa Vatki (KV) Foot Massage Lower Leg and Foot Massage Diploma – London Centre of Indian Champissage
Holistic Massage – ITEC Diploma
Indian Head Massage – ITEC Diploma
Aromatherapy – ITEC Diploma
Continuous professional development training includes:
Reflexology for Fertility and Maternity; Baby Reflexology; Spinal Reflexology; Hand Reflexology; Cancer and Palliative Care; Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Mindfulness Reflexology; Advanced Reflexology Training; Vertical Reflex Training; Crystal Reflexology; Hot Stone Reflexology; Nerve Reflexology
Deep Tissue Massage; Pregnancy Massage; Myofascial Release; Advanced Indian Head Massage; Ear Candling; Warm Bamboo Massage; Hot Stone Massage; Crystal Therapy
Reiki Level 2