Prior to being a Complementary Therapist, Jayne was worked in the sports and leisure industry, initially as an Administration Assistant at Rivermead Leisure Centre in Reading, then moving to Palmer Park Sports Stadium as Assistant Manager. After taking a career break and travelling around Asia, Australia and New Zealand, she returned to the UK and trained in Reflexology in 1997. This led to taking a BSc in Health Sciences and Complementary Therapies at the University of Westminster, London, graduating in 2000.
Since then, Jayne has maintained a complementary therapy practice, offering a range of massage therapies; holistic massage, Indian head and shoulder massage, massage in pregnancy, seated acupressure massage, thai yoga massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, spiritual healing and reiki.
Jayne has worked in general therapy practice, seeing a wide range of patients with various muscular skeletal, neurological, gastrointestinal, gynaecological and endocrine disorders. She has always been drawn to supporting those with particular concerns connected with stress, anxiety, fear and trauma.
In 2010, she began volunteering with a charity offering therapies to civil survivors of war and worked in Sarajevo, Bosnia, going out each year for a 2 week period. She would see a range of people who suffered both physically and emotionally from the effects of war, including: land mine injuries, gun shot wounds, torture and rape.
In 2013, she worked as an Aromatherapist for Sue Ryder in a their palliative care unit in the Charles Clore Unit in West Berkshire Community Hospital and in the same year completed a Diploma in Adapting Complementary Therapies in Cancer and Supportive Care from The Christie NHS Trust, Manchester.
Late 2013, saw her working full time for Dimbleby Cancer Care based in Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, London, offering aromatherapy, massage, reflexology and reiki to oncology and haematology patients and their carers. She worked with people on both an outpatient and inpatient basis and whilst people were receiving chemotherapy.
2014 saw a move to being the Senior Complementary Therapist/Service Manager (covering a career break) at UCLH Macmillan Cancer Centre, where she managed a team of 11 therapists, whilst continuing to offer therapies to outpatients and inpatients in the oncology, haematology and red blood cell disorder areas, which included paediatrics and teenagers, alongside adults.
Jayne says: “my aromatherapy and hands-on massage therapies combine a blend of deep pressure with a craniosacral palpation, designed to suit your needs. Alongside hands-on therapies, I facilitate self management supportive strategies, working with: mindfulness meditation, relaxation and yoga based stretching. I use aromasticks to anchor either a therapy, or the breath, which in turn helps to calm high anxiety and reduce stress. I can offer a yoga nidra at the end of a massage to deepen your relaxation.
At the heart of my practice is an intention is to create an environment where you feel comfortable and safe. A place where you can take a breath, slow down and settle into yourself. To find a space within which is quiet and still. This offers a chance to rest and unwind, to release muscular tension, aches and pains and to begin to address chronic issues”
Survivors of War and Torture, Cancer and Palliative Care, Anxiety, Fear and Trauma.
Available at the following location(s):
Tuesday and Wednesday
Floating Point Floatation Centre
Bourne House, Horseshoe Rd,
Pangbourne, Reading, RG8 7JQ
Thursday, Friday and alternate Saturdays
Theale Wellbeing Centre
37 High Street, Theale,
Reading, RG7 5AH
Therapies available at both locations:
HEARTS Process (hands-on, empathy, aromas, relaxation, textures, sound)
Indian Head and Shoulder Massage
Seated Acupressure Massage
Thai Yoga Massage