Complementary Therapies

treatment2There is no doubt that talking one’s problems or challenges through can be tremendously effective, but there are times when we are so worn-out, depleted and fragile that it can be hard to fully engage in counselling or coaching.

Prolonged exposure to stress can lead to an over production of cortisol and exhaustion of our adrenal glands. In such situations, the most helpful approach is to start with nurturing at a deeper level – working with the senses of touch, smell and sound to help relax and restore a person and prepare them for the demands of talking therapies.

Complementary therapies, and other body-based activities such as yoga, have also been proven to help us prevent the build up of stress in the first place, by helping us relax and release pent-up feelings, so are a very valuable way to keep ourselves emotionally well.

This is why Frances works with a number of complementary therapists to ensure her clients can have access to a range of relaxing treatments when they visit Sunshine Barn.


treatmentAs well as our regular Relaxation Days for adults and Yoga Workshops for children, we also offer:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Remedial Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Reiki
  • Sound healing

Clients, parents of our younger clients, or members of the general public are most welcome to book treatments.

Meet the Team

Anna-Kowalski-picAnna Kowalski – Anna is a dedicated and passionate teacher of childrens’ yoga classes and workshops. She is trained in the ‘Yoga Bananas Technique for children aged 3-11. She is DBS checked, insured and holds a Children’s First Aid Certificate.




Vicky-Gallimore-picVicky Gallimore – Vicky is a qualified yoga and laughter yoga teacher, trained in traditional yoga styles both here and in India. She works with us on some of our Relaxation Days which incorporate a mix of Hatha style yoga, laughter yoga, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation. Vicky is passionate about creating equality and respect for all.




linaLina Angelova – Lina works with us on our Relaxation Days and offers a range of relaxing treatments including aromatherapy, reflexology and indian head and shoulders massage. She is a highly skilled and gentle therapist.




julie-maryJulie Shaw – Julie is a yoga teacher and Reiki master. She holds a diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga, and is an experienced and intuitive instructor. Julie works with us facilitating some of our popular Relaxation Days, which incorporate relaxation techniques, meditative practices, yoga and laughter yoga.

Please contact us for further information.