Self Care York

Complementary Therapies

We’ve listed a range of complementary therapists who work in and around York. Treatments are a great way of looking after yourself which is so essential when you’re doing the important but exhausting job of parenting!

MyTime Therapies is a service for children (7+) and adults to help overcome any unwanted thoughts or feelings that are having a negative impact on your life.

These can include feelings of;

  • Low self esteem/confidence
  • Anxiety/stress
  • Covid Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Eating disorders/Weight management
  • Public Speaking
  • Performance/Sports performance
  • Smoking cessation

With over 15 yrs experience of working with children in education and adults in therapeutic services MyTime Therapies uses hypnosis in isolation or alongside massage therapy (if required) to release any mental and physical issues that you or your child may be experiencing.

Please see my website for further details.

5% discount when you mention Mumbler

07751 936231


The Northern College of Acupuncture runs an Online Nutrition clinic every Monday, it is excellent value for money at only £45 for three sessions. Being online also means that it’s accessible to everyone, attend from the comfort of your own home or place of work.

There are many health issues that nutritional therapy can help with, including: digestion, energy levels, sleep, hormone balance, thyroid health, mental wellbeing, skin health, diet, and joint health.

Each session is tailored specifically to the individual and their needs, considering and taking into account the individuals current situation/family/home life commitments. With full support, guidance and help from our nutritional students and clinic supervisors.

To find out more and book contact on any of the methods below.

Established in 1988 the Northern College of Acupuncture is an independent teaching College as well as a registered educational charity. Since the early days the College has gone from strength to strength and now educates acupuncturists, practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition practitioners and complementary therapists. Find out more  

01904 343305


Michaela Scott is a qualified practicing medical herbalist and member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH). Her 4 year BSc degree course covered training in general medicine as well as herbal medicine, supplemented by additional clinical training at the Universities of East London, Middlesex and Westminster and a Clinical Examination course at The British School of Osteopathy.

She is also a qualified massage therapist with 16 years experience and specialist training in pregnancy massage.

Michaela is a qualified birth doula (recognized member of Doula UK) who offers emotional and practical support to a woman (or couple) through pregnancy, childbirth and the early post-natal period.

Pregnancy massage treatments cost £45 for 1 hour and are tailored to your needs as a pregnant woman.  The massage takes place on a wide and comfortable massage couch, fixed at a lower level than usual, so that it is easier for you to get on and off.  You will lie on your side, with your head resting on a pillow, and then use as many pillows and cushions as necessary to support you and your bump and make you as comfortable as possible.  You will be covered by towels and only the parts of your body that are being massaged will be exposed.

Gift vouchers are available, as are loyalty discounts (such as pay for 5 massages and get the 6th one free)

When you are growing a whole new human you need some extra nurturing.

01904 709688


Acupuncture – Kexby Clinic

Acupuncture treatment is a wonderful way to maintain optimal health during your pregnancy as it is completely natural and is able to target all of the common complaints that can arise at different stages.

T: 07974 594692 (Malcolm Lummas)

Alex Lochhead Traditional Acupuncture

I’m an acupuncturist working in Acomb from a private, modern clinic with twelve years experience of working with individuals and families.  This gentle and flexible therapy can be used for all kinds of physical and emotional issues in our lives.  I am always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding acupuncture.

T: 07747 080895

Elaine Wilson – Retro Medicine Woman

I have worked in private clinical practice since 2000, building my therapeutic “tool bag” to include acupuncture, colon hydrotherapy and nutritional therapy.

I am committed to helping and informing as many people like you as I can through my various services and products.

22 The Village, Wigginton, York, YO32 2PJ
T: 07842 103498

Grange Therapies

Get away from it all. Enjoy our Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Aromatherapy massage. We have a range of treatments for expectant mothers. If you are looking for Reflexology and Thai you will find it at Grange Therapies. Manicures, Pedicures, Facials and Waxing can also be booked.

T: 07447 013532

Holistic Health York

Psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, relaxation, meditation & Reiki for children, young people & adults. A safe space for you to explore any issues (anxiety, depression, phobias, no confidence, bullying, exam anxiety, school refusal etc.) and help you make positive changes. Free 1 hour consultations offered.

T: 07783 131678

Renni Prelle Complementary Therapies

Providing all forms of reflexology, including fertility, maternity, hand and facial reflexology.

I also offer baby and toddler reflex workshops to show parents a routine to perform on their own child.

Other therapies available are head, neck & shoulder massage and natural facelift massage, all of these will be very beneficial to you.

Sarah Wilson Natural Therapies

Distance reiki healing is continuing during lockdown, this is completed in our own homes, remotely.

I am your personal restorer. From anti-ageing holistic facials, to balancing reiki, soothing warm paraffin wax treatments, tension-busting head massage and rhythmic Hawaiian massage I restore you back to you.

Visit me in Strensall or ask me for a quote to come to you. Contact me for current special offers.

Insured, Member of Complementary Therapists Association, Dementia Friendly, Deaf and Hearing Loss friendly, Special Needs Friendly.

Mention Mumbler for 10% off your first treatment.

T: 01904 491606
M: 07889423746

Solaris Therapeutic Massage

My studio in Heworth is a great place to relax, breathe and unwind. Results-driven sports/postural injury recovery via different massage techniques – Cupping – Hot Stone Therapy – Pregnancy Massage – Indian Head Massage – Thai Foot Massage – Integrative Massage – Holistic Facial.

Insured by the FHT and accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Mention Mumbler for a 10% discount.

T: 01904 594654

The Reiki Angel of York

The Reiki Angel of York bringing Balance, Tranquility and Positive Energy to your world. Reiki is a way of harmonising and balancing our internal energy to promote relaxation, detoxification, self -healing of our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual self. More information can be found on my website.

T: 07787980992

York Clinic

Our team of complementary healthcare practitioners work together to provide treatments that are designed to help you feel better and get well.

We care for people of all ages and have expertise in treating a range of physical and emotional conditions including: Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Coaching, Colonic Hydrotherapy, Herbal Medicine, Hypnotherapy, Massage, McTimoney Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Psychology, Psychotherapy & Counselling, Physiotherapy and Reflexology.

296 Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1ET
T: 01904 709688 (Avril, Diane or Michaela)

York Natural Health – Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy

Specialising in treatment of mothers and babies for:

-Back, Hip and Pelvic Pain
-Pubic symphysis disorder
-Neck and shoulder tension
– Mother and baby check-ups
-Babies with neck tension, digestive issues, birth trauma and more…

Gentle cranial or whole body classical osteopathic approach.

T: 01904 788411

Your Feet in My Hands

Fiona is a qualified reflexologist, specialising particularly in maternity reflexology which is great for all things to do with fertility, ​pregnancy and post natal. Mobile service is available so she can visit you in your home. Also very flexible working hours.

T: 07906 294330