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 have been providing complementary healthcare therapies coupled with an holistic approach to health and well-being since qualifying in 2004. My practice, based in the village of Penymynydd is a relaxed and caring environment so that you may be assured of the best that complementary healthcare can provide. The village of Pen-y-mynydd on Pembrey Mountain on the outskirts of Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, 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.

GDPR (effective May 2018).
In the light of the new changes to Data Protection, please scroll to the foot of the home page, where you will find the Privacy Notice wording - simply click on this and the full Policy relating to my practice will open for you to read. If you decide to book a consultation + treatment appointment, the hard copy of the Privacy Policy will be shown to you at this time. A copy can be emailed to you if you wish, so that you are able to keep a personal copy of the Privacy Policy.

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 - suitable for all occasions and recipients!

Gift Vouchers are available for almost all the therapies I practice, or, if you wish a Voucher can be purchased for a specific amount allowing 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. Gift Vouchers are the perfect opportunity to provide a gift with lasting benefits - better than chocolate (well, sometimes!) and No Calories! Seriously, a Gift Voucher is a lovely gift providing the recipient with a wonderful complementary therapy treatment and more importantly, time out, just for them.

Please note that complementary health therapies require a full consultation to be carried out for safety and insurance purposes. If you have any questions before purchasing a Gift Voucher please don't hesitate to either telephone or email. The contact details are to be found in the sidebar.

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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) for back, neck & shoulders.
  • 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 'dip your toe' into a new therapy now is your opportunity. A 25-minute session (5 minutes chat and explanation, 20-minutes Indian Head Massage to give you an outline and understanding of this wonderful therapy; using relaxation techniques on the upper back, neck and shoulders will give you a good insight into this valuable therapy. An ideal introductory treatment especially if you've not experienced any complementary health previously. The cost? £25.00 - limited availability.

Reflexology is a wonderful complementary therapy and makes a beautiful Gift. A personalised Gift Voucher for a consultation and full treatment is £40.00.

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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. Please be aware that I only accept requests for home visits from clients who have attended my clinic initially, or as a direct referral from an existing client.

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

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New Year, new Opportunities.......

As the New Year begins many of us feel compelled or pressurised into making New Year Resolutions, and very often by the middle of the month all our good intentions have fallen by the wayside.

I've made a New Year Resolution too.....and it's simply NOT to make any New Year Resolutions! Instead I'm going to be gentle with myself, consciously make time for me, even if it is just taking 15 minutes out of my day with a lovely book, or meeting a friend for a chat and a coffee. Going for a beach walk, striding out into the wind (and very possibly rain!!), but feeling in touch with nature and Mother Earth and coming home and taking stock of my blessings. Nothing earth-shattering or needing expensive new equipment, so why not give it a try?

Now is a good time to ensure that your diet is well-balanced, your hydration is good, sleep and bedtime routine serve you well, and perhaps to look into taking a good all round multi-vitamin to support the immune system. Additionally, why not try and make some home-made soup, generally chop and chuck any veg you have into a pot, sauté with a little rice bran oil or butter, season, add some vegetable stock, and then blitz when cooked (45 mins), and enjoy with crusty bread. Add a spoon of cream and swirl in for that luxury touch. Sprinkle with some parsley for the 'restaurant' look, but above all - Enjoy!!

Any time is an ideal opportunity to try a complementary health therapy, all of which support the mind, body and spirit and at the very least provide you with an interlude of 'me' time and certainly some relaxation. So, if you'd like to consider this, take a look at the therapies I offer and maybe start with a 'taster' session - Indian Head Massage is ideal. Head on over to the Email Contact Form - I look forward to hearing from you.

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. Therefore should you arrive late, your appointment session will end as scheduled.

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

The Cancellation Policy and Late Attendance Policies are also applicable to appointments booked when redeeming a Gift Voucher.

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