22 Tan House Lane
I’m Karen and thank you for visiting my page.
I am a qualified Holistic Therapist and full member of the BCMA (British Complementary Medicine Association). Since 2004 I have been working from my treatment room at home based in Ackworth, West Yorkshire offering a range of therapies such as Reflexology, Aromatherapy Massage and Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage, Hopi Ear Candling and in June 2018 became fully qualified in Beauty Facials.
I first became interested in holistic therapies having been on maternity leave with my second daughter. I had been a secretary for 15 years and during this time became a wife and mother of two beautiful daughters. I always believed there was a career more rewarding out there for me and, having sourced a local prospectus for study in an alternative direction, I was introduced to Reflexology. Upon further research I became interested in the therapy and qualified as a practitioner which then resulted in a passion for holistic well-being and a desire to gain more knowledge and experience of other therapies.
In March 2018 I also became an Independent Consultant with Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic. I am passionate about the wonderful range of natural, organic body and skincare products using them in my therapies and bespoke facials helping to promote a sense of well-being and inner beauty. Alongside using the products in my treatments, I’m also a stockist of Neal’s Yard Remedies and for any information/ordering of products please do not hesitate to contact me or browse my NYRO shop page.
A pressure technique working on precise reflex points on the feet stimulating healing on mental, spiritual and physical levels. The deeply relaxing nature of reflexology allows the body to release tension and stress that can build with everyday life helping energy to flow more freely throughout the body.
Full Body Massage and Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage.
The use of essential oils extracted from flowers and plants which, when uniquely blended, can provide a natural, holistic massage. The healing properties of the essential oils can alleviate symptoms associated with stress and relieve tension, aches and pains, aiding in relaxation and helping to balance emotions and improve well-being.
Indian Head Massage
Working on an emotional level relaxing the scalp, pressure point massage of the face to relieve tension, together with a neck and shoulder massage this treatment is a deeply relaxing therapy.
Hot Stone Massage
Using a combination of warm, basalt stones with a deep flowing massage. The general heat from the stones relieves tension and stress, together with aches and pains in the muscles and joints, aiding in deep relaxation and well-being.
A pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears for conditions such as headaches and migraines, sinusitis, hay fever, alleviating tinnitus and equalising pressure in the head and ears. The treatment includes a pressure point and lymphatic facial drainage and scalp massage.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Facial
A sensual facial using natural and organic aromatherapy products beginning with a relaxing back or foot massage. Following cleansing and exfoliation of the face the treatment includes a facial massage to relieve tension and stress, treating the skin with a holistic approach helping to feel fresher and more radiant, promoting inner beauty and well-being.
“I have been visiting Karen monthly for treatments for around 13 years. I find reflexology helps me in so many ways and helps me to de-stress and bring balance back into my life. I would highly recommend Karen as a therapist.” Lisa Bennett
“I have been receiving treatments from Karen and found her to have a professional and empathetic approach to holistic therapies.” John
“I have had a facial and reflexology with Karen. I used to suffer from migraine headaches and have found that reflexology has helped to relieve the symptoms and is also great for relaxation. The facial was also very relaxing, and the products used left my skin deep cleansed and glowing.” Jackie Kidd
“I have been going for a hot stone massage to Karen on a regular basis for several years now. She is very experienced, very professional and such a lovely caring person too. I get of lot of knots in my shoulders and find that the hot stone massage really helps loosen that area. I would highly recommend Karen as the whole thing is such a relaxing experience – you just want to keep going back for more!” Linda Frewin
Karen’s massages are indulgent and relaxing. She always understands my ailments and uses the best essential oils. Her reflexology is based on a personal assessment and done in a calm atmosphere.” Christine Booth
“I had an accident a number of years ago and find that reflexology has helped me in my recovery. I continue treatments on a regular basis to monitor my health and pin-point areas I need to work on. It also makes me feel good, re-balanced and gives me a general feeling of well-being.” Sean Brown
“Karen’s wonderful massages and facials are conducted in the most serene atmosphere with a professionalism second to none. The ambience is wonderful, her skill is fabulous, and I would highly recommend a treatment with her any time.” Deborah Atkins
“I’ve been to Karen a few times over the past few years for Hopi Ear Candling treatments, usually after a heavy cold or a long flight. A very experienced and pleasant person who sorts my ear issues out every time.” Nick
“I look forward to my back massages, it’s the best way to de-stress and relax. The whole ambience is calming from the moment you walk through the door. Karen puts you at ease and the aroma is stunning. The facials are extremely relaxing and my skin feels so soft and glowing afterwards. I have the best night’s sleep after the treatments. If you want to relax and feel pampered please visit Karen - she’s the best!” Helen Clough
It is an absolute pleasure being able to treat people holistically and I believe everyone needs time to themselves to look after their well-being and escape from the stress and strains of everyday life.
If you are interested in booking a treatment or wish to purchase a gift voucher for someone special, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Phone: 01977 618656 or
Mobile : 07810 827769 or