Thank you for taking the time to look at Synergy Holistic Therapies. My name is Joanna Mckenzie and I am a qualified Reflexologist, Reiki and Life Alignment practitioner. I am fully insured, a member of The Association of Reflexologists and The Federation of Holistic Therapists and DBS checked.
Testimonial from Laura Walpole (121 Gentle Touch Reflexology for Babies Course)
"Myself and my daughter loved every minute of this course! It was beneficial for both of us and I learnt so much! Would highly recommend"
Testimonial from Davki (Reflexology Treatment)
"Thank you Jo for the amazing work you do! I have been receiving reflexology from Jo for a few years now and have seen a tremendous difference in how my health has improved with this continuous treatment. I am so happy with the service you provide".
Testimonial from Mrs Hargreaves (Reflexology Treatment)
"I was feeling a bit low and aching all over my body, by the time she had finished the treatment I felt relaxed and actually fell asleep".
Testimonial from Deborah Ion (Reflexology Treatment)
"I can’t praise it enough! Family and work challenges gave me not just sleepless nights but insomnia...I felt so much better after the first treatment, more focused and relaxed. I actually felt the weight of my problems lift emotionally and mentally. I slept for longer which was a welcome benefit and my sleep has continued to improve. Joanna also highlighted where my body was more stress sensitive and worked deeper to help my physical reaction to stress. I highly recommend Joanna".
Qualifications and Associations
- The Gentle Touch of Reflexology for Children and Babies
- Vertical Reflexology (VRT)
- Cancer and Palliative Reflexology
- Reflexology for Stress
Synergy is about everything working together as efficiently as it can. When one area is out of balance, either mentally, emotionally, physically or spiritually, it can have an impact on one or several other areas. My aim is to work with you holistically and to give you the space and time to help to bring balance into your life.
Becoming an instructor in Gentle Touch Reflexology for Children and Babies is an exciting way that I can spread my knowledge about reflexology to help others. Having been through a journey of healing my own birth trauma I'm so grateful that I am now in a position to be able to pass on really useful tips and techniques to help other parents as well as showing them how reflexology can really make a difference to their baby or child.
I have been interested in reflexology since I was 13 when my mother trained to be a reflexologist and used me as a case study as I suffered with asthma. Over a course of 10 treatments we both discovered that my symptoms decreased considerably. Since then I have been fascinated and amazed with holistic medicine.
When I was 19 I was introduced to the wonderful world of Reiki. I feel truly blessed that I was attuned to this gentle but powerful energy which I have used ever since. More recently I have been empowered to Shoden and Okuden (equivalent of Reiki 1 and 2) in the Usui traditional method. This method is more intuitive than the western approach which is adopted in most Reiki clinics.
In my late teens and early twenties I had a number of illnesses which took their toll and I realised that working in very stressful environments had a detrimental effect on my health. Having witnessed first hand the impact of stress, I have a keen interest in preventing stress and its effects on health and wellbeing.
Since then my enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge has lead me to completing a level 3 Diploma in Reflexology, gained advanced techniques and I have attended courses and workshops in Crystals, Indian Head Massage, Quantum Touch, Life Alignment, Body Spin, Meditation and Sound Healing. I have also volunteered for Together Against Cancer and provide reflexology in school.