Elise Unger Reflexology
I gained my level 3 practitioner's diploma in Reflexology from the Bristol School of Holistic Therapies in 2014, achieving a distinction and am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists.
I have used complementary therapies for much of my adult life but first benefited from reflexology post-operatively, finding it helped my recovery from the operation trauma on both a physical and emotional level by encouraging my body into better sleep patterns and reducing my stress levels.
This personal experience inspired me to study for my practitioner's diploma a few years later. Several years ago I also gained a BSc (Hons) in Natural Sciences from the Open University. This biology-based scientific background combined with my therapy skills gives me a physiological understanding of the human body and an overall perspective on the interaction between the physical and emotional aspects of a healthy body and mind.
I enjoy being active and outdoors so perhaps fittingly my interests include walking, rock climbing and skiing. Failing that, I am equally happy to find a beautiful part of the world in which to relax and admire the view! I am also keen on environmental issues and local wildlife conservation and try to get involved as often as life allows. In early 2016 I trained with the NGS Macmillan Wellbeing centre at Southmead hospital, Bristol in Cancer Adaptations for therapists and have since been a part-time volunteer therapist for cancer patients and their carers.