Dolly Garton Wellbeing
Dolly Garton Wellbeing has been set up by Dolly, a Medical Herbalist with a background in Ayurveda who also provides holistic treatments. These include Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage and specifically to treat during pregnancy.
She has a wealth of experience in the holistic sector, having been practicing in London for over 15 years, in particular West London, Chiswick, Chelsea and Kensington and Covent Garden. Alongside this, she has continued acquiring new skills and updating current ones to offer the best quality of care and therapy for her clients.
Dolly practices from Neals Yard Therapy Rooms in Covent Garden and is happy to carry out homevisits within West London (Chiswick, Kensington, Hammersmith) and in Wiltshire (Trowbridge, Bath).
Autumn according to Ayurveda
In line with Ayurveda’s highest intentions, preventition is of paramount importance. This entails not only a suggested daily regimen according to your constitution but also a seasonal one. Autumn is the season when Vata (the element of Air) is accumulating and being aggravated in the body. People who are predominantly Vata by constitution will be more affected by an imbalance in Vata during this season. Vata is dry, rough and light in quality, manifesting in the individual with such symptoms as anxiety, insomnia, bloating and constipation, dry skin. Here are recommendations to keep grounded and balanced through the season.
Exercise: Slow gentle exercise such as yoga, tai chi, swimming, walking. Not too much jumping around.
Treatment: Regular massage with warm calming oils. (In Ayurveda sesame oil is recommended as the best for Vata alleviation).
Diet: Eat foods that are cooked or steamed, avoid uncooked and cold foods. Apples which are in season are great cooked.
Herbs: soothing herbs that are warming and aid digestion such as fennel, chamomile, cumin, yarrow. Agni the digestive fire can be low this season.
Areas which Dolly has had positive clinical experience in are:
The Mother to be. Reflexology in particular can be used to treat symptoms during pregnancy leading up to birth. After birth, it can be used to restore hormonal balance. Lymphatic Drainage will help reduce swelling, enhance removal of waste products and bring about a deep state of relaxation.
Detox and Wellbeing. Optimising the body's organs of elimination or 'detoxing'. Allowing your body to find a better state of health and wellbeing, giving you more energy and vitality. Herbal Medicine Consultation, Lymphatic Drainage and Reflexology.
Menstrual irregularities and other common gynaecological dysfunctions such as painful periods, irregular periods, menopausal symptoms. Herbal Medicine, Abdominal Sacral Massage and Reflexology.
Digestion. Issues such as constipation, bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, fatty liver, gall stones.
Stress and anxiety. Insomnia, stress, adrenal fatigue, high blood pressure.
And specifically for the pregnant woman:
- Pregnancy Reflexology
- Pregnancy Massage
'I found Dolly to be extremely helpful in diagnosing my condition and recommending a treatment plan. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dolly for anyone who wants an effective herbal consultation delivered with care and attention.' B.P. New Zealand
‘The holistic approach taken by Dolly is excellent and really effective. I am given advice on ways to reduce stress at work as well as having a relaxing massage. I have always found Dolly’s extensive knowledge of both scientific and alternative therapies has allowed me to feel comfortable and confident to get the best of both worlds. I have and always will recommend Dolly to be the first port of call for anyone interested in alternative therapies.’ M.G. Reading
Where do I practice from and when
Dolly bases her practice in Covent Garden and carries out home visits in West London and also at her home in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.
THURSDAY clinic at the Therapy Rooms COVENT GARDEN Neal's Yard CLICK HERE for more details.
Home visits in West London - Hammersmith, Chiswick; and Wiltshire - Trowbridge, Bath.