Dolly Garton BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), MCPP, MLD(UK), MAOR
Dolly is passionate about health and wellbeing, having spent most of her adult life involved in helping herself and others maintain it. She grew up with a family interest and business in plants and this has carried through in her training to become a medical herbalist, understanding the interaction between man and his botanical environment and how this can help us maintain and return to this state of inner health
Dolly is a fully trained, qualified and registered practitioner in Western Herbal Medicine, BSc(Hons), with a thorough background in Ayurveda, BA(Hons), the traditional Medicine of India. Her dissertation in the latter was 'The Role of Ayurveda in Promoting Graceful Ageing', a PDF copy of which is available below. This area and sector of the population is of continued interest to Dolly, an area that she is currently developing further with her practice.
Another area of particular interest to Dolly is the innumerable benefits of reflexology during pregnancy, both for mother and baby. Dolly has further trained in both massage and reflexology for women wishing to conceive and pregnant women, and this continues to be an area of ongoing professional development.
At the crux of her practice is the idea of maintenance of health, health being defined both by Ayurveda and the WHO as being a positive attribute, a balance of mind and body, not merely defined by the absence of disease. As such, enhancing this positive attribute of health by such concepts as detoxing, enhancing elimination, optimising health and well-being by appropriate dietary and lifestyle choices, the use of herbs or treatments for the individual is fundamental.
Dolly is a Vodder trained Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) practitioner which has greatly enhanced her practice. She is continuously reviewed to ensure she keeps up with the correct practice and latest knowledge in the field. She also has extensive experience in the field of bodywork: massage, aromatherapy, Thai Yoga and reflexology.
Dolly keeps up-to-date with the latest knowledge in the field, carrying out regular Continuing Professional Development and is a member of the following professional governing bodies:
CPP - College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy
MLD(UK) - Manual Lymphatic Drainage UK
AOR - Association of Reflexologists
FHT - Federation of Holistic Therapists