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Vanessa Alves

Craniosacral / Nutrition / Reiki


Hi. I'm Vanessa Alves, a qualified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist and Reiki practitioner.

Having trained in a number of disciplines over my life I am able to look at the body as a whole (holistically) and my comprehensive understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection. I examine possible root causes by looking at how the different systems of the body work together and impact each other. This allows me to get to the root problem and tailor a plan that is unique to you. This means the person is treated not the disease.

With an integrated knowledge and understanding of multiple holistic therapies, I am also able to specifically recommend other therapies when I feel they will be of benefit to you, such as acupuncture, osteopathy, massage, homeopathy.

I am passionate about holistic healing after experiencing illness myself and finally getting the help I needed through different therapies. As a person with other peoples wellness at heart, their health remains my top priority.

I am registered with the Naturopathic Nutrition Association and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Training. I also regularly attend continuing professional development (CPD) seminars and training programmes.



Craniosacral therapy supports your body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself, as well as helping to reduce stress and build up underlying energies.

During a session you may feel calm and energised, with increased clarity of mind and a feeling of well-being.

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle but potent way of working with the body using light touch. Hands are placed lightly on the body during the session, using them to listen to you in much the same way that a counsellor might listen to your words. Because it is so gentle and non-invasive, it is suitable for everyone from newly-born babies to the elderly.

Women often come during pregnancy, and mothers and their babies for problems associated with difficult or traumatic births. Letting go of tension and fear held in the body enables both mother and baby to settle into calmness.



Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care and it is recognised as a complementary medicine.

I aim to support clients with a wide range of health challenges with recommendations of diet changes, or introduction of vitamins or mineral supplements and tailor a plan towards the whole persons individual health goals.

Consultation will last about an hour.  In advance of the session you will need to complete a 7 day food diary. I will ask you questions about your body, diet, family history and any medication or supplements you are currently taking. You will also be asked information on all aspects or your health and lifestyle. After the consultation I will email you your diet plan a few days later.



Reiki is the Japanese word for "Universal life energy". It helps people to move towards balance and wholeness. It's a Japanese healing technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes the natural healing processes of the body and restores physical and emotional well-being.

It's a simple, natural and safe method of healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.

The method of receiving Reiki is simple. The recipient remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair and relaxes. The practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. There is no massage or manipulation and the whole person is treated not just a specific area. You may or may not feel sensations. The sessions can take from 45 minutes to an hour depending on the persons needs.

The benefits of Reiki may include deep relaxation, calmness and a peaceful sense of well-being. Some people feel sensations of heat, tingling or see colours, whist others can have an emotional response, indicating that shifts are taking place, allowing harmony to be restored.

For more information or to book an appointment, click the Request treatment button below or give me a call on 07956581949

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