Medical Herbalist, Massage Therapist and Doula
Michaela has been a Medical Herbalist and member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) for 11 years, having graduating from the University of Wales in 2008. This 4 year BSc degree course covered training in general medicine as well as herbal medicine, supplemented by additional clinical training at the Universities of East London, Middlesex and Westminster and a Clinical Examination course at The British School of Osteopathy.
She is also a qualified massage therapist with 20 years experience and specialist training in pregnancy massage.
Michaela is also a qualified birth doula (recognised member of Doula UK) who offers emotional and practical support to a woman (or couple) through pregnancy, childbirth and the early post-natal period. She co-runs York’s Positive Birth Movement Group, which is a free antenatal group that meets monthly and is a place for women to come together & share positive stories. The aim is to normalise positive birth, facilitate informed decision making and support women in empowering themselves. For more information see Positive Birth Movement York or Michaela’s Facebook Page York Mother Nurture
Michaela takes a holistic approach to your treatment. She will ask you lots of questions and will also give you plenty of time to be listened to. She aims to understand the background and any patterns relating to your health issues. No two cases of any particular medical condition are the same since each person with that condition is different. It is essential to the success of herbal treatment that your unique constitution and circumstances are assessed and accounted for.
Western Herbal Medicine combines a holistic approach with a valid scientific rationale and a Medical Herbalist draws on centuries of empirical evidence whilst also relying on modern research. Michaela is committed to a programme of continual professional development and regularly attends seminars and further training courses. She has a particular interest in gynaecological and fertility issues, pregnancy and postnatal care.
Herbal medicine is appropriate for most of the conditions for which you would visit your GP and Michaela has experience treating people of all ages for a wide range of health problems, however other particular areas of speciality include: emotional wellbeing, anxiety, depression, stress and tension; chronic fatigue and post viral syndrome (CFS/ M.E.); digestive disorders, food allergies and intolerances, and hormonal imbalances.