Hi, I’m Anna, founder of Hara Holistics. Like many therapists, I trained in complementary therapies because they helped me so much with my own health and wellbeing. Now, I love helping clients to heal and feel great.
As a teenager I was fascinated by holistic health; going to acupuncturists to help with acne and buying smelly Ayurvedic herbs from obscure shops in North London. It was clear that a holistic approach offered powerful solutions that could treat the source of imbalance.
Later, I felt the powerful benefits of holistic therapies whilst healing myself from a M.E, a chronic health condition: better sleep, energy and wellbeing. One treatment would allow me to make great improvements and gain momentum and a course of ten reflexology treatments left me feeling better than ever before. Through simple lifestyle changes and a deeper connection to the body, I realised the body’s power to heal itself when we allow it. I want to help us all reconnect with this power and feel as good as we can.
Hara* relates to our energy centre in our stomach, where we can develop a stronger foundation to life, create a warm, openness that is calm and rooted. In our busy life full of competing stimuli, we need to come back into our bodies and give our minds a break. To let go of tension.
I trained in Holistic Massage in London, before moving to Brighton and training in Reflexology. Interested particularly in how reflexology balances hormones, I completed a further Diploma in Reflexology for Conception, Pregnancy and Post-natal Care with Louise Keet, one of the country’s leading practitioners.
I am attuned in Reiki, a gentle yet powerful healing practice which I incorporate into treatments or offer as a full treatment.
I am registered with the Complementary Therapies Association (CTHA) and am fully insured. My qualifications are: Holistic Massage ITEC Level 3,
Reflexology VTCT Level 3 and Reiki Level 2.
* The Japanese word hara 腹 does not merely translate to the abdomen or belly but reflects the energy centres within. It is linked to tanden (dantian in Chinese ), which means cinnabar field and is also known as the elixir field. Hara can therefore be understood as a place in the body where the elixir of life is created.