Julia Russell

Herbalist, Naturopathic Iridologist, Reflexologist & Therapeutic Massage

My practice and approach

My naturopathic approach combines herbal medicine with techniques such as nutrition, detoxification, hydrotherapy, bodywork and iridology. This approach seeks to identify and treat the underlying cause of a condition rather than just the symptoms.

Herbal medicine uses plants to promote health and well-being. Herbalists benefit from a combination of traditional herbal wisdom and modern scientific research. Based on individual requirements, herbs may be prescribed in different forms, such as teas, tinctures or creams taking into account other prescribed medicines and wherever possible herbs are organically-grown or sustainably wild-crafted.

I have extensive training and experience in massage and bodywork and tailor treatments to the individual.

Qualifications and experience

I have been in full-time practice since I qualified as a Herbalist and Naturopathic Iridologist in 1997. I keep abreast of developments through regular attendance at conferences, training and other continuing professional development.

I qualified as a Therapeutic Massage and Reflexology Practitioner in 1993.
My advanced bodywork training spanning over 2 decades includes:

  • Holistic and Relaxing Massage
  • Remedial Massage including Deep Tissue Massage
  • Trigger Point Techniques
  • Myofascial Release Techniques
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Seated Acupressure
  • Pregnancy Massage and Reflexology
  • Hand Reflexology

I am a member of the Association of Master Herbalists, British Herbal Medicine Association, Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists and International Federation of Reflexologists.

What I aim to achieve in my practice

As a multi-disciplinary practitioner, my treatments are individually tailored. Initial consultations allow time to listen to you fully and assess your current health status, with follow-up sessions monitoring progress and continuing to educate and guide you towards vibrant health.

I am happy to work alongside your GP or other health professionals in providing your healthcare.

I’m keen to pass on my practical knowledge and have nearly 20 years experience of teaching the culinary, medicinal and cosmetic uses of herbs, and leading herbal and wild food walks.

Julia Russell