The Medicine Garden was set up in 2006 in the centre of Ulverston, South Lakes as centre of peace and tranquility in a busy world where you can choose from high quality therapies and therapists.
Currently we offer:
We run regular courses and workshops at the Medicine Garden on a variety of topics - see the courses page.
The therapy rooms at the medicine garden are available to rent.
Hourly rate: £9 per room for one hour
(this rate is also applicable to hours worked in addition to a booked half or full day)
£26 per room per half day 9am 1pm or 1pm - 5pm
(a variation on this theme can be discussed with me)
£ 40 per room per full day 9am - 5 pm
£60 for the entire building for the day 9 am - 5 pm
These rates include the use of the kitchen plus kettle
I've been a practicing medical herbalist for over twenty years. The idea for the Medicine Garden has gradually germinated over this time.
During the process I've found that the emphasis of my consultation has changed, from focusing totally on the herbs to looking very much at what people eat and drink. This, combined with listening to peoples life stories has made my approach to dis-ease much more holistic, which benefits my patients by giving them more control over their health.
I qualified as a medical herbalist 25 years ago after completing a 4 year full time herbal course at the School of Phytotherapy. My training explored the mind /body connection – how we feel emotionally is often reflected in our health. The herbs I use are whole plant extracts usually in alcohol but if this isn’t appropriate I use teas or creams as well.
The Herbalist's Approach
Medical Herbalists are trained in the same diagnostic skills as orthodox doctors but take a more holistic approach to illness. The underlying cause of the problem is sought and, once identified; it is this which is treated, rather than the symptoms alone.. Herbalists use their remedies to restore the balance of the body thus enabling it to mobilise its own healing powers.
First consultation £50
Subsequent consultations £35
A little about me & what I offer
My awakening process began before I knew what awakening was. If I look back, I can see the desire to understand, to 'know' the truth about what it means to be alive was always there but it was not until my early twenties that this started to formalize into a desire to know myself which then dissolved into an all encompassing process of spiritual awakening.
I've spent the last 15 years learning, exploring and witnessing the shapes consciousness takes in myself and others and it is this background that informs the spaces I create where people can open to more of what they are. Whether you join me for a retreat, a Reiki weekend or come for a one-to-one session, you will find a space of acceptance where you are supported and challenged to unfold into the truth of you.
To be me feels like standing a little apart from the world and yet completely of it. I often embody the mystic - I see the past in images and hear the Earth speaking. I'm drawn to crystals, healing plants, trees and sacred places. Their wisdom really speaks to me, and through me. Maybe it is because of this, that much of what I do seems shamanic. In ceremony, it feels like remembering ancient ways. Despite all this, I am a very ordinary woman who lives a life juggling the pressures and joys of family and work and this shapes my work too. Roots it in the everyday.
Beyond the form my work can take, I don't see the value in a spiritual life or healing process that doesn't enable us to engage fully and be present with the challenges of living as they arrive. I want to be there for those I love when it's difficult. I want to be available emotionally; to be 'in the moment' is a practical ideology for me, not a transcendent one.
Can I help you grow?
People are often drawn to my practice when they are at an impasse in their lives or are struggling with the past or a current situation. If this is you, then the focus would be on supporting you to move beyond your struggle, creating opportunities to move beyond challenging emotions and beliefs so that you can create a life which is more fulfilling and more your own.
Other people are drawn to work with me as part of their spiritual or healing journey perhaps coming for training or mentoring or a for a space for the facilitation of their awakening. If this is you, then we would focus on the enlightenment process as a lived experience, equipping you with practices to aid you as well as exploring the nature of the journey and holding space for your unfolding.
Personal Development session £45 per hour/£65 for two hours
Reiki £45 per hour
Ritual Massage £65 for hour and a half massage (allow two hours for the session)
Ritual Massage 1 hour plus an hour mentoring £70
Reiki training with Jane Alexander
Reiki that honours the sacred rhythm of your journey
Following a Reiki pathway is just one way we can open into a conscious relationship with the mystery of life. The Reiki initiate, makes a commitment to a journey of increasing awareness of the experience of being alive. If you choose to begin or deepen your Reiki self-work with me, then you will find an immediate, responsive way of working that places the magic and mystery of existing at its heart. Reiki is much more than a tradition or a therapy we can enjoy and offer to others. It is a way of discovering and relating to what we are.
Your pathway through the Reiki degrees will be as unique as you are. It will be shaped by your life experience, your sense of who you are and your heartfelt intentions. There will be times when you need extra support, more teaching or space to grow or to integrate so I have developed a way of working which honours your natural unfolding.
My courses offer a mixture of taught courses, personal mentoring as well as opportunities for focused workshops on aspects the process of facilitating the journeys of others. You choose what you need and when, paying for it as you go along. My Reiki courses are dynamic, ceremonial, challenging, soulful and full opportunities to deepen your practice. We meditate, journey, use sound and silence, discuss the big ideas and explore the mystery of the treatment space. I work from guidance, and deep intuition birthing each weekend to meet the needs of whoever attends. Attunement is to the degree you are working with - you tell me when you feel ready to go deeper.
Reiki 1 is awarded after attending your first Reiki course.
Reiki 2 is awarded upon the completion of case studies, some mentoring and as many courses as feel right to you. You may choose to attend workshops focused on client care if you are a new therapist.
Reiki Masters lasts at least year and includes a commitment to regular mentoring along with as many Reiki courses as you wish.
Master teachers lasts more than a year and includes some shared teaching with me, a commitment to mentoring, four Reiki courses and day workshops exploring teaching skills and approaches.
Reiki 1 £165
Reiki courses £85 (once you are Reiki 1)
Day Courses £65
Mentoring is £40-45 depending on your situation
My journey has taken me on some interesting twists and turns, living as a youngster in many areas of our green and pleasant land.
I have worked within the medical field with both animals and people, sometimes in emergency situations on top of our fells as part of a mountain rescue team.
The animals and people that I came across in distress, had one thing in common, they all responded to kindness and touch. So, this took me on my path into the use of therapeutic touch and complementary therapies.
I studied privately and at Kendal College and qualified in 2005 becoming a member of "The Federation of Holistic Therapists".
I offer Aromatherapy Massage with hand blended oils specific to the client. Reflexology with hand blended aromatherapy foot creams. Reiki/Relaxation. All within a cosy relaxing treatment room.
1.5 hrs: £40
I am an experienced Bowen Therapist fully registered with the Bowen Association UK and Bowtech Australia. The Bowen Technique is a remedial, hands-on therapy that is applied using very gentle pressure. The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers on precise points of the body to perform Bowen’s unique sets of rolling-type moves which stimulate the muscles and soft tissue of the body. There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used making this treatment safe for anyone including babies and pregnant women. The experience of a treatment is gentle, subtle and relaxing. It is believed that the Bowen Technique prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself and clients report the experience of pain relief, improvement of function and recovery of energy. Bowen therapy can be used for many different conditions.
First Treatment: £45
Subsequent Treatments: £35
Christopher Shaw is a Tai Chi and Qigong teacher based in Ulverston. Chris provides tailored 1-2-1 sessions at the Medicine Garden for people wishing learn profound simple techniques to increase and refine their energy.
By concentrating on subtle sensations, physical movement and breath we can connect to a deeper place, release old tensions and build our resources to fuel our inner development.
Per hour: £30
I am a qualified Crystal Therapist and Reiki Practitioner (Usui tradition) offering one-to-one sessions tailored to suit each client, which may be either of these individual healing disciplines or a unique combination of the two. I have a scientific background in chemistry and biology and worked for several years as a Medical Bacteriologist in a large Manchester hospital. After raising my family I spent many years in Floral Art and Design before a profound personal experience with crystals led me to train as a Crystal Healer, then also as a Reiki Practitioner. I strongly believe that working with Crystals and Reiki can help us rebalance our energy systems and lead us to better awareness of our own physical, mental and emotional being.
First session including consultation £45
1.5 hour session: £40
1 hour session: £30
I have worked as a qualified health professional in the NHS since 1986 and have an extensive background in physical, mental and emotional well-being. My approach is to work with people in a proactive way to help them to enhance their own health. I combine honesty with sensitivity, patience with challenge, and compassion with responsibility.
I am fully insured as a Complementary Therapist and I follow a professional code of ethics.
1.5 hour session: £45
1 hour session: £30
'I am an Energetics Practitioner, Soul Worker and teacher working to help you live your life to the full from a place of connection with rather than separation from your Soul self, and from the heart rather than the head; guided by your own innate wisdom. I offer one to one sessions, transformational workshops and courses.
My connection with holistic therapies began over twenty years ago with Reiki which I found really helpful as I worked to manage a full life and busy job. I trained as a Reiki practitioner initially to continue my own development and to share the benefits with friends and family never really thinking I would go on to become a Reiki Master, and work as a therapist and teacher. Over the years I have continued to explored my own healing and development through a wide range of approaches and therapies, training in those I found most beneficial (Transformational Healing, Crystals, Integrated Energy Therapy, EFT, Diamond Light, Hypnotherapy). I also use my voice and the plant and energy based Meldings developed by Sarah and Jane as I work. I can offer these therapies as stand alone sessions however, I normally to bring them together working intuitively to respond to a clients needs.
I focus my therapy practice around evenings and weekends (although alternatives are sometimes possible) as my 'day job' lies within the environmental sector.
First session £45 (inc consultation)
One to one sessions £40 (up to and hour and a half)
One hour sessions £35
Intro & about: Times of challenge, the journey of Motherhood, and finding Reiki, have all led me to where i sit with my work today.As an energetic practitioner i work with soul energy and earth energy, for deeper spiritual connection. I believe in a dual connection with our spiritual learning and progression, with that of Mother Earth's own journey.There is an innate, almost fundamental connection we seem to have with nature. A connection which seems to take us to a space of deep freedom. to calm, to the beautiful, to places of colour and creativity. A wanting to bond, to be part of the trees, the rivers, the stones beside us.So we seek to bond with ourselves, the deeper parts of us, the flow of journeys purpose,the embodiment of self knowledge,the divine and creative spaces,collective unity.As a practitioner it is these spaces that i work and facilitate within.
Reiki: In these sessions i work energetically aiding well being of the mind, body and spirit.Working with the body systems, chakras and energy fields. this is a non invasive treatment in a relaxed environment,good for many ailments.
Combination treatment: In these sessions i work energetically and intuitively for deep connections and soul work, using several holistic modalities, ranging from: Reiki,crystals,colour,sound,dowsing,guided meditation and relaxation, channeled messages, oracle cards and meldings - plant essences.
Angel energy sessions: Enjoy the beautiful energy of the Angels. In these sessions i give a Angel card reading, then channel the Divine connection from the Angels into the energy work. These sessions can bring beautiful and deep soul work.
Spiritual guidance and consultation: These sessions are designed to give a space for just being,a place to voice and be heard, to be spiritually held and seen. Sometimes our lives bring paths that are unclear, no time for our whole selves, or our journey in the present leaves us with no one who understands our spiritual rising or experiences.I work with intuition and spiritual connectedness for what is needed in the session.
Massage: I offer a combination of treatments, using a variety of holistic oils, dependent on the clients needs,soothing sounds, and Reiki'd massage which is optional. Other massage treatment combinations can be catered for, so please feel free to ask.
Treatment lengths and prices:
Reiki - 40mins £25
Combination treatment - 1 hour £35
Angel energy - from 45 mins to 1 hour £30
Spiritual guidance and consultation: 1 hour £35 / 40 mins £25
1 hour £35