The Holistic Sanctuary

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The Holistic Sanctuary, Complementary Health in Penymynydd, Nr Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

Welcome to The Holistic Sanctuary, my complementary healthcare practice.
I provide a completely holistic approach to health and well-being, professionally delivered within a caring and relaxing environment. My practice is based in the village of Pen-y-mynydd on Pembrey Mountain on the outskirts of Llanelli, Carmarthenshire and is within a short driving distance of Five Roads, Kidwelly, Pembrey, Carmarthen and Ferryside. I am also accessible from Swansea and Gorseinon via the Loughor Bridge.

You are welcome to contact me without obligation for an informal chat about any of the therapies I offer. My contact details are on the sidebar of this page. Check out the seasonal/monthly offers too; they are often taster sessions in reflexology or Indian Head Massage providing you the opportunity to 'dip your toe' in the world of complementary health before making a full commitment.

Janice Hugh, F.MAR, IIHHT, PGCE, ING

What is the Holistic approach to healthcare; what does it mean?
The term describes an integral, inclusive approach, which regards each being, system, or object as more than the sum of its parts. Holism is often associated with medicine, nutrition, and lifestyle. Holistic practices deal with the whole person; your entire wellbeing is taken into account – physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, social, diet and lifestyle, stresses, work/life balance and even environmental factors, etc.

The term ‘holistic’ is taken from the Greek word HOLOS meaning whole. Therefore the holistic approach involves seeing the body as an integrated organism of many parts each of which must operate accurately if the others are to do their job.

Using complementary therapies can provide time to relax and cope with everyday situations and problems in a more natural and gentle way.

Time taken out for relaxation from your busy life or schedule is vital to everyone, whether this is gardening, playing sport, reading, walking or using complementary therapies. Stress can be experienced by anyone and impacts upon every area of life reducing our enjoyment and sense of well-being. Reduction in stress has been documented and attributed to reduce illness, pain and anxiety.

There are many research papers available on the detrimental effects of stress on health and well-being; one is 'Reflexology to manage stress in the workplace': A preliminary study by Rhian C. Atkins & Philip Harris, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice (Volume 14; No.4, Page(s) 280-287) available at

Please note that as a professional complementary health practitioner I would always advise that you seek medical advice for your symptoms. I am not qualified to diagnose medical conditions and if you have any concerns about your health you should always consult your GP or other health professional. Complementary health practitioners do not claim to treat or cure a person or condition.

Gift Vouchers - the answer to everything.... well, almost everything!

Gift Vouchers are available for all the therapies I practice, or if you wish can be set at a specific amount leaving the recipient to choose what they would prefer. All Gift Vouchers are produced individually for that personal touch, and have space to include a personal message from you.

If you would like to purchase a Gift Voucher, use the Contact Form found in the sidebar, letting me know your requirements and I will do the rest!


I am qualified in the following therapies

  • Clinical Reflexology (Full Member of the Association of Reflexologists, I am also a Fellow of the AoR).
  • Pregnancy & Maternity Reflexology - Support for you, the incoming soul and your partner throughout your Pregnancy leading to active birth
  • Neuroflexology
  • Reiki (Traditional Usui)
  • Crystals
  • Indian Head Massage (with or without oils)
  • Spinal Touch Back Therapy (A "light touch" acupressure therapy)
  • Rei-flexology (Chris Stormer's Universal Technique)
  • Hot & Cold Stone Prescriptive Massage Therapy (Jane Scrivner trained)
  • Ear Candling

Complementary health therapies can be safely used alongside allopathic medicine, although I would always suggest that you inform your caregiver of your decision to use complementary therapies so that your medical records are accurately recorded.

An Introduction to Indian Head Massage - if you've always wanted to try this therapy now is your opportunity. A 20-minute session concentrating on the upper back, neck and shoulders providing relaxation and flexibility. An ideal introductory treatment especially beneficial if you are desk bound over a computer, have to drive for a living or suffer from general stress and tension which manifests in tight shoulders and stiff neck often progressing to a 'tension headache' The cost? £15.00. Use the Contact Form to book.

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please email me using the click through at the top of the sidebar to the right.

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Appointments and enquiries:

Telephone: 01554 810787 / Mobile: 07929 312276

Home Visits can be arranged within a 10 mile radius of my practice in Carmarthenshire taking in the areas of Pembrey, Burry Port, Kidwelly, Mynyddygarreg, Five Roads, Pwll and Llanelli according to distance and travel time which is individually assessed.

The Holistic Sanctuary... Looking after you, mind, body and soul.....

Healthcare Cash Plans which cover Reflexology

The following Personal Cash Plans cover Reflexology and they recognise Practitioners registered with the Association of Reflexologists (AoR) of which I am a Full Member.

Sovereign Health Care
Healthcare / Healthshield
UK Healthcare

Healthcare Packages

Corporate healthcare packages also available using Indian Head Massage or Reflexology mini sessions - if you are a local Company in the vicinity of Llanelli, Kidwelly or Pembrey please telephone or email for details.

Whilst no-one can predict emergencies, please give at least 24 hours cancellation notice for all appointments or a charge of 50% of the treatment will be applied. Non-attendance without prior notification will be charged at the rate for the booked session; particularly for those appointments between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. which are premium times.

Late attendance for a scheduled appointment will be treated sympathetically, but not to the detriment of the appointment immediately following.

The cancellation policy is not applied to Maternity clients or clients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

The Cancellation Policy is applicable to appointments that are booked when redeeming a Gift Voucher.

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