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Combe Grove provides holistic treatments and massage therapies to clients on the Metabolic Health Retreat and to members of the Club. These are from experienced, independent Practitioners at the top of their field who offer their expertise to clients and members to help facilitate you on your journey to a healthy, happy and fulfilled life.

This is a unique range of disciplines in natural medicine to find under one roof. The Practitioners work with the Metabolic Health Team at Combe Grove, to support your individual needs and growth in wellbeing.

The Practitioners

Jennifer Stanton

Treatments and Therapies Team Leader

Jennifer Stanton

Treatments and Therapies Team Leader

Jennifer is passionate about personal development and holistic therapies. As a qualified and actively practicing Clinical Hypnotherapist registered with CNHC & GHR, she joins us with 30+ years of expertise in holistic training, coaching and people development all while continuing to run her own private practice.

In addition to hypnotherapy, Jen is also an established practitioner in Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping), NLP, mindfulness, and iAM values personality profiling. She recently became a tutor for the Wellbeing College, providing individuals within the local community with skills to improve their lives, manage their own physical and mental health, and to prevent them from developing long-term conditions.

Katie Pande

Treatments and Therapies team Leader and Herbal Medicine Practitioner

Katie Pande

Treatments and Therapies team Leader and Herbal Medicine Practitioner

Katie is a fully qualified Medical Herbalist and Bach Flower Practitioner, a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and a Bach Flower Registered Practitioner. Katie’s interest in the natural world led her to study for a first degree in Plant Biology. During this time, having worked with and received treatment from an inspiring local herbalist, Katie pursued a second degree in Herbal Medicine. A fascinating eight years followed working with the herbal and education team at Pukka Herbs whilst also building a private practice.

Working with many patients suffering from the results of a high-stress lifestyle the effects of burnout, fatigue and stress related anxiety and insomnia took Katie on a further journey learning about the Bach Flower treatment system and its unique ability to target specific emotional states and a qualification as a fully trained Bach Flower practitioner. After the birth of her daughter in 2019 Katie decided to focus on building her private herbal medicine practice in Somerset and to become a very welcome addition to the Combe Grove Practitioner Team in 2023.

Rosalind Oxenford

Reflexology Practitioner

Rosalind Oxenford

Reflexology Practitioner

Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of discomfort. In the absence of any specific illness or abnormality, reflexology may be as effective for promoting good health and for preventing illness as it may be for relieving symptoms of stress, injury, and illness.

Symptoms commonly eased: stress, anxiety, back pain, migraine, poor digestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), respiratory problems, asthma, headache, bladder problems, menopausal symptoms, period pain

Highly experienced in holistic medicine and with a background in healing and homoeopathic training, Rosalind has been instrumental in setting up the Combe Grove wellness practitioners’ portfolio and is always happy to share her wider holistic knowledge with her clients and colleagues. In addition to general reflexology practice, Rosalind specialises in stress and stress related conditions, pregnancy and childbirth, post-natal support, family issues and working with children.

Having qualified in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage in 1990 and as a member of The Association of Reflexologists in 1995, Rosalind went on to set up her own reflexology training school, The Bath Reflexology Centre, in 1995. The school evolved into the renowned Complementary Therapy College with Rosalind deciding in 2013 to retire from teaching and focus her energy on her own practice.

A great believer in the integration of clinical and holistic medicine, Rosalind has the amazing ability to recognise where life’s stresses are held in the body and to gently ease them out with the most intuitive of touches. An invaluable key member of the team Rosalind combines her years of professional, local experience with an empathetic and nurturing ambience.

Caroline Metz

Kinesiology and Reiki Practitioner

Caroline Metz

Kinesiology and Reiki Practitioner

Kinesiology uses gentle muscle testing to balance the body physically, emotionally, energetically, and nutritionally. It assists with food intolerance identification, diet and lifestyle guidance, nutritional supplement recommendations and eases stress and anxiety.

Symptoms commonly eased: digestive health, headaches, fatigue, stress and anxiety, skin problems, menopausal symptoms, sleep issues, back pain

Caroline is a fully qualified Kinesiology and Reiki practitioner, certified by the Association of Systematic Kinesiology and the Shimbumi International Reiki Association.

By the power of touch, Caroline reads muscle imbalances within the body to ease the resulting physical and emotional symptoms such as headaches, joint pain, back problems, and lack of energy. The feedback received through the muscles indicates to Caroline what the body needs and where the priority areas are. Imbalances are then corrected using nutritional supplements, emotional stress release techniques, acupressure, Bach flower remedies, reflex massage, suggested lifestyle changes and more.

Nicky Minter

EFT Practitioner

Nicky Minter

EFT Practitioner

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) began with Gary Craig in 1995 and combines ancient eastern philosophy with modern-day psychology. It is a method whereby the tapping of certain pressure points balances the body’s energy system holistically, sending calming signals to the brain. This means that stress can be alleviated in relation to anything, whether it be an emotional or physical issue, past or present.

Symptoms commonly eased are anxiety, anger, grief, overwhelm, sleep problems, OCD, cravings/addictions, digestive issues, weight issues, negative thought patterns and past trauma.

Nicky is passionate about how belief systems and mindset are vital to living a healthy and happy life and therefore she helps to alleviate a client’s emotional health issues to restore optimism, calm and contentment. Qualifying as a kinesiologist in 2002, Nicky then trained in EFT and has worked 1-1 as an advanced EFT practitioner since 2009. More recently she has taken mindfulness training, including one for teenagers and young adults. She has also worked at support centres, in schools, and at Bath Spa University and teaches stress-relief and mind-harmony wellbeing workshops.

Having a keen interest in healthy food and a balanced client-centred diet, Nicky believes that the Metabolic Health programme beneficially integrates the expert guidance of a host of leading wellbeing professionals to support clients to regain the good health that they desire. Her ability to work with emotional aspects that arise along this journey means she is a valuable support to help manage any negative feelings or belief patterns and increase a positive mindset.

Nicki O’Clarey

Structural Integration and Scar Tissue therapy

Nicki O’Clarey

Structural Integration and Scar Tissue therapy

Nicki has an avid curiosity and respect for physiology having studied anatomy, movement and exercise science along with various somatic movement practices for over 30 years. She particularly likes to utilise movement methods that explore natural function and awaken the senses.

Since the body is so interconnected, Nicki believes that analysing the whole-body pattern is key to understanding the cause of movement problems. Structural Integration (SI) considers the relationship of body parts connected through fascial pathways and provides a strategy for unwinding and rebalancing postural patterns which can positively affect all body systems not just the fascia. She endeavours to find ways to bring the work from SI sessions into home practice and daily living believing that ‘little and often’ is a better way to promote change.

Nicki feels that maintaining our movement ability and being connected to our body helps us remain adaptable which is key to being able to navigate our way along the bumpy roads in life.

Nicki also specialises in Scar Tissue Therapy, a dedicated form of fascial work that uses specific fascial techniques to ease restrictions, increase hydration and restore mobility to scar tissue following trauma or surgery (including oncological). It uses light touch to stimulate circulation and lymph flow, and activates the immune and nervous systems to promote healing. Scars that are years old can still benefit from treatment.

Bryan Melville

Acupuncture Practitioner

Bryan Melville

Acupuncture Practitioner

Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body, most often by inserting thin needles through the skin. It is one of the practices used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Symptoms commonly eased: fatigue, headaches, fertility issues, hip and back pain, tennis elbow, sciatica, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), hay fever

Bryan, who is originally from New Zealand, qualified as an acupuncturist in 1995 at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading and is a member of The British Acupuncture Council.

Believing strongly in treating the whole person and not just a particular symptom, Bryan studied integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and 5 Element acupuncture. His experience is that Traditional Chinese Medicine helps relieve the physical symptoms whilst the 5 Element acupuncture works to reach deeper, more emotional conditions. The combination leads to a healthier balance achieved more quickly.

Lucy Peele

Naturopathy Practitioner

Lucy Peele

Naturopathy Practitioner

Lucy has a BSc in Naturopathy and an MSc in Nutritional Therapy. She is registered with the General Council and Register of Naturopaths (GCRN).

As a Naturopath, Lucy uses a toolbox of treatments to help bring the body back into balance depending on the person’s health needs. This includes naturopathic nutrition, detoxing and cleansing, therapeutic massage, fascia release, breath work and breathing, lymphatic cleansing, naturopathic hydrotherapy, Bach Flower remedies, yoga and Reiki.

Alexandra Sticher

Shiatsu and Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner

Alexandra Sticher

Shiatsu and Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner

Over 25 years ago Alexandra's work with horses inspired her involvement with shiatsu and craniosacral therapy. Her passion is to support your unique healing journey. Alexandra offers you a safe space in which deep seated patterns are recognised and transformed, conditioned beliefs unlearned.

The treatments are deeply nourishing and beneficial for people of any age, even for those who are fragile or in acute pain. They can be used preventatively and for the underlying causes of a wide variety of conditions: stress and pain management, recovery from surgery, long-term illness, depression, anxiety, poor sleep.

The treatments support and complement any psychotherapy or western medical treatment you may be having. With Alexandra you can build up an empowering repertoire of practical, effective tools, which you may choose to integrate into your daily life.

Lucie TePuci Jurickova

Massage Therapist

Lucie TePuci Jurickova

Massage Therapist

Lucie is trained in massage therapy and a wide range of touch techniques, shamanic journeys, energy healing and reiki alongside aromatherapy, she supports clients on their personal journey to reconnect to themselves, take control of their lives, allow vital energy to flow and heal on the deepest levels.

Lucie developed unique techniques for tuning in and helping clients to rebalance and recharge where needed.

Massage and healing help to release held tension, free old fixed patterns in the body, restore mobility and balance, soften the body’s defensive ‘armouring’ and reconnect with its natural energy.

Lucie works with the ‘whole’ person to relieve discomfort and restore balance, honouring, assisting and guiding through each individual journey.

Oscar Marcus

Osteopathy Practitioner

Oscar Marcus

Osteopathy Practitioner

Oscar's journey into the realm of healthcare began with a deep passion for movement, humbly inspired by the study of martial arts and Eastern philosophies. Through these pursuits, he discovered the transformative potential of Shiatsu and the healing power of touch, sparking a thirst for a deeper understanding of the human body and its potential for therapeutic benefit.

Driven by a sincere desire to expand his knowledge and contribute to the wellbeing of others, Oscar pursued an array of complementary therapies, including Thai massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, and deep tissue techniques. With each new discipline, he approached his studies with awe, recognising the boundless intricacies of the healing arts.

After gaining experience in the field, Oscar's curiosity and reverence for the human body propelled him to pursue a Master's Degree in Osteopathy, a journey marked by both challenges and profound insights. This educational path also led him to explore the world of animal osteopathy, where he approached the care of diverse creatures with respect for the innate wisdom of each species.
Within Oscar's therapeutic practice, one finds a blend of personal passions, such as Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and breathwork, woven together in the spirit of promoting optimal health. These elements, embraced with humility, serve as tools for facilitating well-being in those he serves.

Oscar's ongoing commitment to learning and his dedication to helping others understand their bodies and their innate capacity for self-healing remain central to his mission. With reverence, he strives to empower individuals and animals to unlock their inherent potential for adaptation, self-healing, and wellbeing.

Victoria Kent

Osteopathy Practitioner

Victoria Kent

Osteopathy Practitioner

Victoria is a multi-disciplinary osteopath with over 25 years’ experience, specialising in women, babies and children.

Having graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1998, she started her professional career with two of the UK’s leading osteopathic clinics. At the Penn Clinic (Hatfield,Herts) she specialised in cranial osteopathy and babies and was directly mentored by Caroline Penn for 4 years. At the Kane and Ross Clinic (Wimpole St and Sloane St London) she focussed on pregnancy and post-natal care of mothers and new-borns, working in direct conjunction with obstetricians from renowned hospitals The Portland and St John & Elizabeth’s.

Returning to her hometown of Bath in 2005 she ran her own practice for five years, The Victoria Kent Clinic (Catherine Place), before relocating to Singapore with her family for the following nine years.

In Singapore, Victoria worked as a practitioner and director of the City Osteopathy and Physiotherapy (Guthrie House) Clinic. She helped develop it from a small practice of three clinicians to a multi-disciplinary practice of sixteen, encompassing osteopaths, physiotherapists, naturopathic doctors and acupuncturists.

Now settled back in Bath, Victoria is based at Laura Place Clinic and is enjoying treating many of her former patients and welcoming new ones.

Over the course of her career, Victoria has treated a wide variety of patients - from those just a few hours old to the oldest at 104. Her main focus is helping women, babies and children:

Victoria draws on her experience to use a wide range of osteopathic techniques including cranial, articulation, soft tissue massage, dry needling, reflex integration work and fascial release.

She remains committed to her ongoing professional development and is currently studying for a post graduate diploma in Women’s Health, with leading visceral practitioner Caroline Stone.

She is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Sutherland Cranial College and MNRI (Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration).

Lisa Kibble

Counselling Practitioner

Lisa Kibble

Counselling Practitioner

Counselling is a talking therapy that can empower you and help you gain a better understanding of issues or challenges that you may be facing. This is done by exploring, expressing and reflecting on your thoughts and feelings relationally with the counsellor in a supportive and confidential space.

For many people, coming to counselling is the first time they may feel truly heard, accepted as they are, and fully understood.

Lisa is a committed and compassionate counsellor trained in ‘person-centred counselling’ which means you are supported to bring what you need to. With warmth and without judgement, Lisa creates a safe and nurturing space where individuals can explore their thoughts, emotions and challenges, with the aim of enabling you to make the changes you wish to make in your life.

Each individual’s journey is unique, and Lisa’s integrative training which draws on a range of theories, means that counselling sessions are tailored to meet your own specific needs and goals.

Through active listening and empathic understanding, Lisa helps clients to gain insights into their feelings and behaviours, leading to increased self-awareness and the development of healthier coping mechanisms.

Lisa completed a BA in Fine Art and practised as an artist before training as a counsellor. As well as her private practise Lisa has worked with a local youth charity for the past four years counselling young adults. She has experience of working across a wide range of client issues, and also has a particular interest in a holistic approach.

Seeing the whole person through a holistic approach means working with the person’s experience and feelings in relation to all parts of themselves; emotional, mental, physical and spiritual. She also has a special interest in working with adults with diagnosed or suspected ADHD.

Lisa is registered with The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abides by their code of ethics.

Francesca Orlandi

PSYCH - K Practitioner

Francesca Orlandi

PSYCH - K Practitioner

Francesca is a psychotherapist, and she trained in EMDR therapy. Her areas of interest and expertise are childhood trauma and intergenerational trauma.
She believes in healing modalities, like PSYCH-K®, that seek to include all parts of the self in the process of transformation: mind, body and spirit. The core principle is that we are not isolated but connected to others and all life around us.
Francesca has a private practice in Bath, working with young people and families. She is a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) member.