Dolly Garton Wellbeing
Dolly is a Medical Herbalist with a background in Ayurveda who also provides holistic therapies at the Therapy Rooms in Covent Garden and home visits within west london. These include Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology to include Pregnancy Reflexology and lymphatic drainage.
She has a wealth of experience in the holistic sector, having been practicing in London for over 18 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 currently bases her practice at Neals Yard Therapy Rooms in Covent Garden. She is happy to carry out homevisits within West London (Chiswick, Kensington, Hammersmith) and in Wiltshire (Trowbridge, Bath).
An Ayurvedic Perspective
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. Winter is the season when Kapha (the element of Earth and Water) is accumulating and being aggravated in the body. The qualities of Kapha are cold, wet, slow, heavy and manifest in individuals when out of balance as excess mucous, sinus congestion, lethargy, lack of motivation and weight gain. Here are some suggestions to keep Kapha balanced through the season.
Exercise: this is the season for stimulating, strong exercise, something to get you sweating. Strong surya namaskar or sun salutations. Take up jogging.
Diet: Agni, the digestive fire is at its highest this season. You will feel hunger the most in this season so try avoid overindulgence in sweet things. Eat root vegetables which are in season, and other vegetables such as asparagus, leeks onions with warming herbs and spices. Many of these vegetables contain inulin a natural prebiotic which improves your gut microbiome and so also immunity. This will help keep you well this winter. Seasonal fruit such as apples and pears are delicious with some cinnamon.
Treatment: Lymphatic Drainage and dry massage such as Thai Yoga Massase. If you have an oil massage use warm oil with warming essential oils.
Herbs: warming herbs that help maintain Agni and improve circulation. Black pepper, cumin, ginger (raw and dried), garlic, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Areas which Dolly has had positive clinical experience in are:
The Mother to be. Maternity or Pregnancy 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
Dolly has helped me get a grip on some really troublesome health problems. Starting with taking a full case history, she worked with me to put together tinctures that suit me and adjusted them to the ideal dose.
Before consulting Dolly I found my health was disrupting my work and making me feel truly miserable.
Now I feel like I'm back on track and have finally been lucky enough to become a mum. I couldn't be happier and feel I have real faith in a 'natural' approach to health.' S.C. London
‘I had pregnancy reflexology with Dolly during my second pregnancy. My anxiety levels were quite high during the second trimester and within one session of reflexology I was amazed at how grounded I felt. During the pregnancy I also had problems with piles and constipation which again were sorted out by Dolly, after a couple of sessions. Her professional manner and level of care is exceptional and I wholeheartedly recommend her.’ J.W.
‘Dolly is a very gifted, powerful, effective practitioner. She brings such an intuition to me both physically and also emotionally which I find incredibly valuable. I enjoy sessions immensely find them deeply relaxing, therapeutic and very enjoyable.’ A.C. London
'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.