Sarah Atkinson – Owner & Medical Herbalist
MNIMH dip. phytt
Tel: 01229 580222
I’ve been a practicing medical herbalist for over thirty 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 30 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 £55
Subsequent consultations £35
Jane Alexander – Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Facilitator
Tel: 07841 581979
If you are thinking of booking a first session, then please email me and I will arrange a time to
chat so that you can make sure that what I offer is right for you.
You can also book sessions online by clicking here.
A little about me & what I offer
I am passionate about creating special spaces where you can explore your natural relationship
with Spirit. I draw on wisdom from many spiritual traditions to support your journey. Whether
we meet in person or online; for a ceremony to mark a major life event; for a retreat or one-to-
one session: its my intention to empower you to be present with all that you are.
At the Medicine Garden, I offer three different types of One-to-One Sessions: Spiritual
Accompaniment/Mentoring; Transpersonal Healing and Massage. Standard Sessions cost £45
and last an hour. Massage Sessions are longer – see below for prices.
Spiritual accompaniment/mentoring is a spiritual discipline common to many different faith
paths. In many wisdom traditions, the practice of a ‘chat’ with a spiritual mentor is a powerful
container where Spirit can be invited into the issues and sharing to transform states of heart and mind.
Often people say to me that they don’t have anyone they can really talk to about ‘this stuff.’
This is where spiritual accompaniment can really help you to gain perspective and connect you
in with the vast ocean of spiritual experience left to us by our ancestors and shared by living
teachers and writers.
The focus of a session like this is to explore whatever is arising within your life and practice that
could be making your life with Spirit challenging. Sessions like this are good spiritual
maintenance, they can help you find perspective and help you unstick yourself if things are
getting tricky. They can be a useful support during difficult times or times of change. They are
not counselling sessions in a therapeutic sense. If I think that you would benefit from
counselling or therapy, I will recommend you seek that in addition or instead of working with
me in this way.
A typical session might include sharing, listening & talking, meditation, prayer, suggestions
around practices, the passing on of ideas or teachings from many traditions or something
offered from my deeper guidance as food for thought.
The transpersonal space is the space within and between us all. It is the space of dreams, of
dreaming. Its where our personal inner worlds meet and interact with the intentions, energy
fields and realities of everyone and everything else. Its a space outside of time and stretches
beyond your personal experience. In these sessions, I draw on my own Earth-Rooted spiritual
tradition and healing skill set to create a space for working more dynamically with what is arising for you. These sessions are likely for you if you resonate with more Shamanic or
energetic practices. These sessions are always co-created with you and I can offer different
methods to approach an issue or situation within a session. The healing work can take place seated or on a massage couch
A typical session might include guided meditation or journey, journeying on your behalf, soul
reading, other life or ancestral work, emotional processing (transformational healing), sharing,
Reiki healing, crystal healing or the use of Meldings.
I am trained in clinical aromatherapy massage and offer full body massage at the Medicin
Sessions are 1 hour 15 minutes (£55)
2 hours (£95)
Caroline Anderson – Aromatherapy, Swedish massage
Nature and Nurture has come from my belief that we can learn so much from being still in nature and observing…and also that we need to nurture our own mind body and spirit, allowing us to nurture other people and animals in our work and private lives.
My therapies endeavour to reflect this deep belief, and using healing and relaxation techniques within aromatherapy/reflexology/help my clients to find some peace in an otherwise busy and sometimes stressful life.
Healing/ Relaxation techniques/ Creative visualisation
Aromatherapy massage with hand blended essential oils
All Treatments – 1 hour 10 minutes £40
2 hour combination treatments are available for deep relaxation £70
Jules Clark – Master Reiki Practitioner
Traditional Tibetan Usui Reiki Shamanic Crystal Healing Shamanic Journeying Crystal Healing Animal Reiki
I offer one to one sessions and work intuitively with Reiki, Crystals, Sacred Ceremony and Shamanic Healing allowing the light, a supportive space for your healing journey.
When I turned to Jules for Reiki, I had no expectations at all, I was perhaps even a little cynical. This magical lady has had a transformational effect on my life and my relationship with the beautiful, magical Earth that we are all a part of. Jules has an inner light revealed by her warmth and compassion for others.
After several Reiki sessions with Jules I felt an overwhelming sense of calm begin to settle within myself which enabled me to cope with the stresses of everyday life, something I had struggled to do. Jules has continued to help me on my journey of self love and belief in the again.
Crystal Healing £35
Ago Tokes – DipAc, DipNat
Acupuncture & Holistic Facial Rejuvenation
Comprehensive treatments for the face and whole being using a combination of targeted and highly effective methods, like nourishing acupuncture, facial acupuncture, gua-sha facial fusion, tuning fork therapy and warm herbal poultice face massage.
I am a fully qualified acupuncturist and naturopath. Each session draws from a wealth of understanding of Chinese Medicine and lived experience.
Depending on your needs, you might see me for wellbeing only, or you may wish to choose a signature holistic facial rejuvenation and wellbeing treatment for a rejuvenating and healing experience.
These treatments are unique, they have been developed over 11 years in my London clinic as a result of extensive training.
For further information and
Bookings please see my website on
Nourishing Acupuncture 60 Minute session £55
Wellbeing & Facial Rejuvenation 70 Minute Session £75 – 80 Minute Session £85
Samantha Brand – Swedish and Intuitive Massage Therapy
A Brand New Healthy You!
As a child I was in constant pain in my body until the age of ten when my right tendon was lengthened in my lower leg to allow my right heel to stretch. This corrective surgery was life changing but unfortunately some of my muscles had already adapted to support my body in the way it was prior to surgery. By the age of twenty two I began to use massage to keep myself mobile. It is one of the best decisions I have made and it allowed me to have first hand experience of how massage can relax and ease aches and pains within the body.
In 1991, I started to practice meditation in London and then later in South East Asia. Through my own meditation practice, I began to observe how my thoughts and feelings impacted my physical body and realised both meditation and massage could be beneficial for my physical and mental health.
in 1997, I relocated to Lancaster and qualified as a massage therapist, In 2002, I qualified as a Tai Chi and Chi Chun teacher which I feel also enhances my massage practice. At the same time, I started using my Intuitive abilities alongside traditional massage. Intuitive massage is a powerful process that encourages self-discovery and wellness. This type of therapy utilizes hands on therapeutic massage techniques to restore or balance the flow of energy within the body. As an intuitive therapist, I allow my intuition to guide me to where your body requires healing.
1 Hour Session £40
About the Medicine Garden
The Medicine Garden was set up in 2006 in the centre of Ulverston, South Lakes as centre of peace and tranquillity in a busy world where you can choose from high quality therapies and therapists.
Currently we offer:
- Herbal medicine consultations with Sarah Atkinson MNIMH Dip. Phyt.
- Herb walks led by Sarah Atkinson, Medical Herbalist.
- Consultations and workshops by Master Reiki teacher and crystal healer Jane Alexander.
- Reflexology and massage by Caroline Anderson.
- Meditation with Angela Butcher takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in the month from 7 pm
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: £10 per room for one hour
(this rate is also applicable to hours worked in addition to a booked half or full day)
£30 per room per half day 9am 1pm or 1pm – 5pm
(a variation on this theme can be discussed with me)
£ 50 per room per full day 9am – 5 pm
£90 for the entire building for the day 9 am – 5 pm
These rates include the use of the kitchen plus kettle