About Sophia

Based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, I am a Wellbeing Coach specialising in Nature Connection and a Holistic Therapist with 25 years experience.  I offer a number of complimentary therapies including Reflexology, Facial Reflexology, Zone Face Lift and Reiki.  I also offer relaxing and restorative Self-care sessions via Zoom. 

I am passionate about supporting women experiencing the menopause and am now offering Menopause Support Packages.          

         “True intuitive healing.  Exceptional” – Anna Pasternak, Writer

Bringing a deep sensitivity and a gentle nurturing touch, my aim is to leave you feeling  relaxed, nourished and rejuvenated.  My interest in natural healing, and the body’s ability to heal itself began in my early twenties when I started practising yoga and meditation. This heightened interest in the mind, body, spirit connection soon led me on to train in Thai Massage, Reiki (to Master level) and Reflexology. In 2014 I qualified as a Facial Reflexologist and Zone Face Lift practitioner.

I have worked in a hospice with terminally ill people at the end of life, in corporate environments, in gyms and privately. I was recently a freelance practitioner at the Bamford Haybarn Spa at Daylesford, and at Soneva Jani in the Maldives.  

Believing that it is essential for our health and well-being to spend time in nature, I also run events and experiences designed to help people reconnect to nature and self. To this, I bring my life-long love of nature and my background training in Survival, Bush-craft and Nature Awareness, Wild Food Foraging, Deep Ecology, Walking Leadership and Permaculture.

As well as leading walking retreats on Dartmoor and nature/dance retreats for women, I have worked with children and adults in nature for Devon County Council, bush-craft companies and children’s centres.

In 2006 I spent time in the Australian outback and in the UK working with the Australian Aborigines. The wisdom and philosophy I have learnt from these ancient people and their connection to the land inspires all of my work. 

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty” – Albert Einstein