Victoria Barnes BSc(Hons) ITEC VTCT MFHT
I have been working with complementary therapies since 2004 and have treated 100’s of clients, friends and family to help improve their health and wellbeing. I thoroughly enjoy working one-to-one with people to help them achieve optimum wellbeing, alleviate health complaints and ease their anxieties and medical conditions.
I started looking at complementary therapies when I was going through a particularly challenging time in my life. I benefitted tremendously from the balancing and calming effects of reflexology and massage. From there i decided i would like to learn more about these amazing therapies, so I started a postgraduate course in Nottingham and qualified as a Complementary Therapist in 2004. My interest in the therapies then grow to the point that I decided to set up my own business to help others experience the far reaching benefits of receiving combinations of holistic therapies, to achieving the best possible health.
I now treat a whole range of people aged from 6 weeks old to 98 years old! I work with babies, children, teenages and adults with various health concerns and medical conditions. I also work with clients at Autism Anglia and Fitzroy Group.
Every client brings new and interesting challenges that we work together on to enable balanced health and wellbeing. If you would like to discuss how complementary therapies could help you, please get in contact via contact form, email or facebook page.
I joined the midwifery profession in 1999 with a desire to offer women and their families the best possible care, support and advice. It is, after all, what they rightly expect from their health care professional at what is a momentous and life changing time.Having worked across two NHS trusts (as well as having two children myself), I have a deep knowledge and understanding of pregnancy, birth and the emotional, physical and psychological demands that pregnancy puts on women and their families.
As I practiced midwifery, I became increasingly interested in offering complementary therapies having seen the incredible benefits they could bring to women and their pregnancies, labours and their babies. Unfortunately at this time Complementary Therapies (CTs) are not routinely offered to pregnant women through hospitals. This is why I decided to set up Breathe. I find my work incredibly rewarding, being able to give one-to-one care, support and advice throughout women’s pregnancies. As well as benefiting from the treatments themselves, my clients gain knowledge about CT’s to empower them to achieve the pregnancy and birth they desire. Rest assured I practice what I preach. I had reflexology throughout both my pregnancies and postnatally; I also gave both my children baby massage and baby reflexology, and still do! My children now also give each other (and me) reflexology treatments and we have never looked back.
1999-2003 BSc(Hons) Degree in Midwifery from University of Nottingham
2003 Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage (ITEC)
2004 Diploma in Reflexology (International Therapy Examination Council)
2004 Diploma in Holistic Therapies (International Therapy Institute of Health and Holistic)
Therapies including Aromatherapy, Full Body Massage, Nutrition & Counselling
2004 Certified courses from the Central College of Health
(Indian Head Massage, Manual Lymph Drainage and Stress Massage)
2004 Reiki, First Degree
2010 Advanced Vertical Reflexology (Association of Reflexologists)
2010 Reiki, Second Degree
2012 Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice (Expectancy Training)
2012 Reiki Masters and Teachers Degree
2014 Fitness Instructor Qualification (European Health and Fitness Association)
2014 Insanity and Kettlebell Instructor Courses
2015 Dynamic, Structural and Sports Massage (Johnathan Dance Training)
2015 Yoga Instructor Course
2016 Advanced Structural Massage Course
2016 Maternity and Women’s Health Reflexology Practitioner Qualification
2017 Mental Health Training with Mind
2018 Currently studying towards qualifing as a Zen Yoga and Meditation Teacher
Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists since 2003