I first encountered Hilary Leach‘s therapy skills, probably somewhere around 13-15 years ago. As it happened I just rang a clinic that I knew of locally and ended up having an appointment with Hilary, but I quickly realised that I’d got lucky with that call. At that time I’d go along for the occasional treatment to help me destress after a day taking the sort of flack that a manager in the financial services industry tends to take. It really helped. Sometimes I’d have an aromotherapy massage and other times I’d go for reflexology. On other occasions I’d go to help clear a persistent ailment with an Indian Head Massage or Hopi Ear Candles.
When I was pregnant I had treatments with Hilary regularly, which was a welcome treat and really helped me through my pregnancy. I had few problems with my pregnancy, despite being an older mother, and I put some of that down to the care I received from Hilary during that time. In fact, we followed a programme of treatments which led to me trying out some new (to me) therapies, including the Bowen Technique and Reiki Healing. Hilary has studied and gained qualifications in a wide range of treatments and is quite a specialist in treating pregnant women and those trying to conceive. Many therapists don’t have the right qualifications and expertise to treat you when you are pregnant, so it was good to be in safe hands with Hilary.
After having my son H I didn’t have so much time to go for treatments, but I still managed an occasional treat. Thankfully though my stress levels have been at a much lower level since giving up my office job, until recently that is. This year things have moved up a gear or several and I have been visiting Hilary again. Her friendly manner has a way of putting you at ease and I always feel very welcome and relaxed.
This time I went along for a massage and reflexology combo, which was great as I find it very hard to choose between these treatments as I find both really effective. I just had a back and shoulder massage to begin with and as that is where I carry a lot of my tension it was really valuable. Now that I was feeling relaxed, we moved onto the reflexology which I always find fascinating. Hilary found evidence of tension in my neck which I wasn’t surprised to hear. There was an area on my feet though that felt really tender when Hilary reached that part and it related to my adrenal glands, which given my stress levels isn’t perhaps so surprising.
She also tried some of the Bowen Technique moves for tennis elbow on me and they did seem to have some effect and I’m now wondering if I shouldn’t book in to have a proper treatment session for that.
Hilary Leach is based in Harborne in Birmingham. She provides a wide range of different treatments including relaxation packages. If you are looking for a thoughtful gift, you could consider one of her gift vouchers.