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Dafna Bartle

Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, and Ear Candling

I have been working as a practitioner since 1997. I qualified through extensive multi-disciplinary programmes of study both in the UK and abroad. I have practiced in both a National Health Service environment and privately. I have been practicing in Lewes for over 18 years.

I am qualified and experienced in a variety of techniques and therapies. My approach is to build focused treatment plans with my clients and combine appropriate therapies to achieve this. I also provide single or occasional treatments to many of my clients. 

I am a full member of the Complementary Therapists Association CThA.

Holistic Massage

Holistic massage looks to address and balance the person as a whole with benefits to the body, mind and spirit.  I combine a wide range of different massage techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point and stretching, using a range of pressures dependent on your needs. Treatments can target specific complaints such as muscle tension, aches and pains and circulation problems.  They can also from part of a recovery plan from injury, operation or a stroke.  Holistic massage is also simply a wonderful way to reduce stress and unwind .  

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a powerful but gentle healing tool that utilised the medicinal and therapeutic properties of essential oils by direct absorption through the skin and inhalation.

Used in conjunction with massage and reflexology, combinations of different oils are carefully chosen to suit each individual. 

Reflexology

Reflexology is a gentle non intrusive and relaxing treatment based on the principle that the anatomy of our bodies is reflected through a system of reflex points and zones on our feet.

Reflexology promotes general health and well being and can help to bring relief to a variety of complaints such as migraines, poor circulation, digestive issues, stress, anxiety and depression. Reproductive health problems, pre menstrual tension, symptoms of menopause boosting fertility and many more.

Head, Neck, and Shoulders Massage

Treatment involves holistic massage of shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp and face.  It can be aimed at relieving stiffness and tension in the neck and shoulders, headaches, sinusitis, migraines, eye strain and jaw tightness. 

This can also be a good massage for those who would like a relaxing shorter 30 min treatment. 

Ear Candling

The ancient therapy of ear candling is a non- invasive, relaxing treatment which last for up to 60 minutes and includes a short consultation, ear candling for both ears and a head and face massage to enhance the effect of the candles. 

Unfortunately Ear Candling cannot be used in the following cases:

  1. If the ear drum is perforated or in a healing process.

  2. If a grommet or other drainage device is in place in the ear drum.

  3. If the outer ear is infected or inflamed.

  4. If antibiotics are being taken for an ear, nose or throat problem.

  5. If severe dental work, such as root canal has left the jaw and face sore.

  6. If a cochlear implant is fitted.

  7. If a mastoidectomy operation has taken place.

Testimonials

"Dafna was wonderfully intuitive and had a lovely, gentle approach" (July '18)

"Just had a wonderful massage with Dafna. Beautiful oils, just the right amount of pressure, and I felt well and truly served. Thank you. Go and have a treatment!" (Aug '18)

"Absolutely lovely Aromatherapy Massage with Dafna. Really like the space too." (Emma, Aug '18)

“I’ve been treated by Dafna for some time and she has helped my shoulder/neck problems a lot.” (Sue, Oct ’18)