The Tree Room - Therapists/Practitioners
Yoga and Holistic Health Centre - Focused on your well-being

Holistic Therapies

Arlene McGill
Thai Yoga Massage Therapist
Like other types of massage, Thai Massage encourages relaxation and relieves muscular tension, while promoting mental and physical benefits. One main difference with Thai Massage is that it is fully clothed, with the recipient lying comfortably upon a soft mat on the floor. 

However, Thai Massage is quite unique and powerful, combining acupressure, energy balancing, and stretching with the receiver being moved into yoga postures. While traditional massage might focus on one area of tension such as the back, neck and shoulders, a typical Thai massage addresses the entire body and uses familiar yoga postures. The benefit of this is that tension may lie in areas we’re not aware of. 

Because the entire body is massaged, clients have commented feeling “looser” or "taller" after a Thai Massage. Because our muscles are interconnected, it makes sense to massage the whole body to encourage relaxation. The nature of Thai Massage relaxes the entire nervous system and promotes increased energy levels and flow. While the effects of Thai massage are powerful, the experience itself is meditative. Massage techniques are tailored to each unique body, so tension may yield and unfold.

While unique, Thai Massage has been compared to Shiatsu massage (also floor based) and Sports massage (also uses stretching).

I’m thankful to Ralph Marzen and his team, who trained me in Thai Massage from the lineage of Asokananda, founder of the Sunshine Network of Thai massage, based in a Lahu hill tribe village near Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.

Sessions are available at The Tree Room, or in your home/work place in Colchester for established clients.

Receive a £5 discount off your first treatment!

Sessions are tailored, but generally offered as priced below: 

1 hour - £ 45
90 minutes - £ 65
2 hours - £ 85


Availability is flexible, so please enquire to arrange a mutually convenient time

To book, please be in touch
Arlene  07983 567283 
Rebecca Bonneteau Naturopath and Nutritionist 

Rebecca specialises in helping individuals who are coping with eczema.  Rebecca was born with eczema and after spending many years following “traditional” protocol and seeing her health decline she decided to explore other treatment options. 

Rebecca’s mission is to never let another child grow up not knowing that they have the power to control their eczema.  She now lives 95% eczema free and spends her time educating people as to how to do the same. 

“We are all self-healing machines, we all have the power inside us to repair ourselves but often we don’t know how to do this. “says Rebecca.  Her approach is to coach her clients over several weeks, whilst understanding that change is hard, so she wants to make sure that each client has the ongoing support that they need to achieve their goal. 
Contact Rebecca directly or join one of her workshops to learn how to unleash your own healing power. 

Tel: 07779 799 024


Claire Guckian
Sound Healing Practitioner

Claire is a certified Medical Intuitive and is trained in two highly prestigious modalities called Meridian Energetics and Crystalline Harmonics. Recently she also completed a Sound Healing Practitioner training using the Alchemy Crystal Bowls.

Claire is a highly sensitive intuitive and can pinpoint exactly where energy is not flowing in the most efficient way through your body. Because of this imbalance in your energy, you may present symptoms of a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual nature. With Claire’s help, the resulting shifts allow you to feel increased energy and balance in every area of your life.

The focus in all of Claire’s sessions is to help her clients to realise their true potential by opening them up fully to their connection to Source/God. The use of sound and energy medicine during Claire’s sessions is very powerful while also deeply relaxing. Using sound and energy inspires her clients to make huge changes in every area of their life through the insight, guidance and inspiration they receive during and after sessions. 

For more information  


Padimi Healing Sounds

Padimi Healing Sounds features the joint sound healing work of Mel Diamond, Susi Micklethwait and Heather Parker. The trio has been working together for several years, offering sound baths at key points in the year in various locations. Using the healing sounds of gongs, Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, drums, flutes, voices and more, Mel, Susi and Heather work intuitively with mantra, chant and heart sounds to bring you a sound experience that is truly unique, moving and healing.

Come to one of their sound baths to experience this yourself.
[email protected].com / 07807 064568

Justyna Isobel Matejek

Counsellor and Mentor,
Dance and Movement Therapist,
Individual and group facilitator.
Former of "Women`s Huddle Brunch"
Movement Teacher in "Colchester Movement and Sound Collective"
Dancer and musician

Justyna holds a first degree in Counselling and is a member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP. She has over 10 years of experience in working with people in various settings. Currently works for CARA UK and as a student mentor.

Justyna`s practice embodies genuineness and empathy within a safe, warm, and holding relationship. She approaches the problem from two angles: the body and the mind and incorporates different techniques such as mindfulness and meditation, healing sounds, body movement, and creative techniques to facilitate self growth and happiness. Her practice helps to restore clarity of mind and balance in your body. 
(Therapy in Polish and English)

Do you feel out of balance?
1 individual session from £25

Contact Justyna for an initial session
Tel: 07397688397

Holistic Massage

20% off your first appointment
Lucy Teed
Holistic Massage Therapist
Level 4 MTI Practitioner 

As a fully qualified MTI practitioner, Lucy is trained in a range of techniques including Swedish massage, deep tissue, passive joint mobilisation and stretches, trigger point release and light hand holds. Techniques and intensity of pressure are applied according to the client’s individual needs and guided by principles of awareness, sensitivity and quality of touch. Lucy is also a trained contemporary dancer and has an ongoing engagement and interest in various mind-body practices including Yoga, meditation and martial arts. The skills and awareness developed from these practices have a strong positive influence on the quality of Lucy’s massage treatments.  

The holistic approach aims to restore balance within the body, taking into account the person's whole being and not just their physical symptoms or ailments. 

 ~ Relieve sore, aching muscles 
 ~ Relieve muscular tension
 ~ Deep relaxation 
 ~ Improve sleep 
 ~ Reduce stress and anxiety 
 ~ Improve circulation 
 ~ Aid digestion 
 ~ Improve skin and muscular tone
 ~ Improve posture awareness 
 ~ Feel more energised through invigorating the body systems! 

Each treatment is tailored for the individual client, applying a combination of Swedish massage and deep tissue massage techniques.

Holistic Massage
35 minutes - £27 /  1 hour - £42  / 90 minutes - £57  /
2 hours - £72

Full Body Swedish Massage
1 hour - £40  / 90 minutes - £55

Pregnancy Massage 
Tailored for your comfort with extra pillows for support, 
either laying on side or seated.
35 minutes - £27 / 1 hour - £42 / 90 minutes - £57

Foot and Lower Leg Massage
25 minutes - £20

Facial Massage
35 minutes - £25

Indian Head Massage
35 minutes - £25

Mondays - 2pm - 9pm
Thursdays - 2pm - 9pm
Fridays - 1pm - 6pm
Saturdays - 10am - 5pm

  • please note there may be some flexibility with availability, so if none of the above days / times are convenient, please do contact me to check other possibilities. 

Concessionary rates and other offers are available;
please contact Lucy for further information

[email protected] / 07841117689   


Nutritional Therapy

What is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional therapy is aperson‐centred,holistic approach to healthcare, used to assist you to optimise your health and wellbeing.  It is based upon the assessment of your health, diet and lifestyle. This assessment then provides the basis for recommendations, which are supported by nutritional, lifestyle- based and health related sciences. Recommendations will be discussed and negotiated with you.
Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have, repeatedly, been shown to support the health of all major body systems (skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, excretory, endocrine, immune, reproductive and integumentary [skin, hair, nails]). 
Typical priorities in a nutritional therapy consultation are supporting you to achieve:
  • healthy blood‐sugar balance
  • optimum gastrointestinal health
  • optimum energy levels
  • emotional and psychological wellbeing

Helen Kempson CNM BANT
Nutritional Therapist
Helen has a Diploma in Nutrition from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) gained after 3 years of training. She is also a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).  
Committed to professional development, Helen regularly attends seminars and workshops to update and broaden her knowledge. 
As a nutritional therapist, she concentrates on the role of nutrition, nutrients and other biological agents that may be used in conjunction with lifestyle changes to assist her clients in maintaining optimal health. 
In recent years, she has concentrated on areas related to supporting gastrointestinal health, weight management and female hormone balance.
Helen has a passion for food and healthy eating. She enjoys supporting her clients to find foods and ways of eating, which they can enjoy and which also support them to achieve their goals.

Appointments and Fees

Initial Consultation 
(approximately 90 minutes)  £70
Follow up Consultation
(approximately 60 minutes) £45

Helen practices from The Tree Room, Trinity Street, Colchester, CO1 1JN 
Home visits are available (females only) in CO postcodes.
Helen offers a small number of reduced rate consultations depending on availability and circumstance.
If you would like to find out more please contact Helen on 07766 702363 or email [email protected]

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