Thank you for taking the time to look at Synergy Holistic Therapies. My name is Joanna Mckenzie and I am a qualified Reflexologist, Reiki, Indian Head Massage and Body Spin practitioner.
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".
Testimonial from Mrs Mawdsley (Indian Head Massage)
" I recently visited Jo for an Indian Head Massage. Jo fully explained what she was doing and I felt thoroughly relaxed through out the treatment. I would highly recommend Jo's services".
Qualifications and Associations
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. I also wanted to do this in a way that more people could receive the benefits of holistic therapies which is why I decided to introduce a mobile service - giving people treatments in their own home or at work.
I am a great believer of using complementary and holistic therapies alongside traditional medicine. If I feel that a treatment is not right for you or think that you need to see a doctor or other medical professional I shall politely suggest that you do so.
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 such as VRT and I have attended courses and workshops in Crystals, Indian Head Massage, Quantum Touch, Life Alignment, Body Spin and Sound Healing.