Dolly Garton Wellbeing
Dolly is a Medical Herbalist with a background in Ayurveda, the traditional healing system of India. She is also a therapist, practicing Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. All of these are available during the second and third trimester of pregnancy.
She has a wealth of experience in the holistic sector, having been practicing in London for over 18 years. Alongside this, she has continued acquiring new skills and updating current ones to offer the best quality of care and therapy for her clients.
She currently bases her practice at Neals Yard Therapy Rooms in Covent Garden. She is happy to carry out homevisits within West London (Chiswick, Chelsea, Kensington, Hammersmith) and in Wiltshire (Trowbridge, Bath).
An Ayurvedic Perspective
Spring is the best time of year to clear out your body for a better state of health and wellbeing. As Spring unfolds, daylight hours lengthen alongside warming temperatures. Unwanted metabolites that have been stored away in our bodies over Winter are gradually released into circulation. This window of Spring is a perfect time to enhance this natural rhythm our body is going through and rid ourselves of these 'toxins'.
In Ayurveda, it is similarly described that the element of Kapha (earth and water) which has increased over the Winter becomes liquified by the heat of the sun in Spring. With this comes the release of toxins. Pitta (fire) is on the increase and Agni (the digestive fire) becomes diminished. As such, it is is not as able to cope with and burn off the toxins.
To enhance this natural process, a diet that is light and easy to digest and the use of herbs that improve Agni and encourage the elimination of toxins is suggested. Bump up your exercise regimen. If you do yoga, now is the time to introduce a more dynamic practice. Take up jogging or have longer walks but if they're short make them brisk.
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.
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.
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. London
‘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