Hello, I’m Anna, the founder of Calme Therapies. Here’s a bit of background on me and how I came to be here.
For several years I worked in the sometimes rather highly strung world of head office retail and supply chain.
I loved my work but even though I would find myself uttering the phrase ‘Oh my god I’m soooo stressed’ countless times a day, I somehow managed to ignore my ever increasing stress and anxiety levels. For some reason I never thought to attribute the constant tension in my neck and shoulders, my frequent headaches, stomach cramps and sleep problems to stress.
Things came to a head when I was diagnosed with PCOS, a disorder of the endocrine system which affects fertility among other things. I was shocked by this as I was desperate to start a family and decided to find out everything I could about the condition and how I could manage it. I quickly discovered that stress could have a huge impact on the severity of the symptoms so I started to look into what I could do to lower my stress levels and bring my body back into some kind of balance. I was pretty amazed to discover there were so many therapies and relaxation techniques out there that could help me and was even more astounded when the ones I tried actually started to work! I was a complete convert to complementary therapies and what they could achieve.
So here I am a few years (and, I’m pleased to say, two happy and healthy pregnancies) later. If anything, I’ve increased my passion for complementary therapies and the benefits of stress reduction. Along the way I’ve completed formal practitioner level qualifications in holistic massage, aromatherapy and relaxation therapy and have created a cosy treatment room in Colchester, Essex, complete with soft music, fluffy towels and a heated massage couch.
I’d love to hear from you if you have any questions or would like to know more about the therapies I provide.
ITEC – Anatomy and Physiology
ITEC – Holistic Massage Therapy
ITEC – Aromatherapy
Diploma in Relaxation Therapy
Diploma in Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage
Diploma in Indian Head Massage
Member of the FHT