our practitioners

Our experienced therapists offer a wide range of treatments and therapies

Our Practitioners

Galit Hughes Lic Ac MBAcC

Acupuncture, Inner Guidance

Director of Gaia Natural Health.

Galit has been practising Acupuncture since 1993. She runs a general practice and specialises in acupuncture for fertility (trained with Zita West).

Galit also practises and teaches acupuncture at ICOM in East Grinstead and runs a clinic and workshops from her home studio in Old Heathfield.

She is an Inner Guidance Facilitator and currently doing Gabor Mate's Compassionate Inquiry Facilitators Training Course.

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Gill Rawling

Nutritional Therapy

Gill obtained the Institute for Optimum Nutrition’s Diploma in Nutritional Therapy, and the University of West London’s BSc in Nutritional Therapy and has been practising for over 10 years. She sees clients with a wide range of health issues. Particular interests include digestive health, hormonal imbalances, weight management and autoimmune conditions.

Ioonah Woods

Acupuncture - Massage - Tui Na

Ioonah Woods is a fully qualified acupuncturist and a full member of the British Acupuncture Council. She studied Acupuncture at ICOM (International college of Oriental Medicine) where she completed BSc Hons level integrated Western medicine and Classical Chinese acupuncture. 

Ioonah first practiced massage after completing an aromatherapy and massage short course in the 1990’s and has a level 3 diploma in massage which she completed during her training. She also practices Yin style Tui Na, a very deeply relaxing and nourishing type of massage done over a cloth, and facial massage with facial rejuvenation acupuncture.

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Rupert Ritchie BEd(Hons), MSTAT

Alexander Technique

In addition to his Alexander training, Rupert also trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Rupert has a particular interest in the application of the Alexander Technique to the performing arts.

Jonathan Conway MNCHsnr clinician (acc)

Hypnotherapy / NLP / Life Coaching

Jonathan is a specialist in smoking cessation, weight control and teaches self-hypnosis techniques. He also helps with phobias building self esteem managing anxiety, coping with public speaking, dealing with the psychological aspects of IBS and other emotional issues.

Clio Pinkney

Mothernatal therapies for pregnancy & postnatal support

Aromatherapy, Massage, Reflex Zone Therapy, Breast Feeding Support


Reene Zalewski Ba(Hons)Lic.Ac.F.H.T.

Intuitive Acupuncture incorporating the 5 element system of acupuncture.

I have been interested in healing since I was in my early twenties. I started with nutrition and moved onto herbs. 
I discovered 5 Element Acupuncture when I was recovering from a relationship breakdown. I was amazed at its power and the beginning of a healing journey which has lasted over 35 years.
I qualified in 1987 from the Traditional College of Chinese Medicine in Leamington Spa. I continued attending training clinics and attended the Master Apprentice Programme in the early 2000’s.

Naphia Reggiani LCPH MCMA

Homeopathy / Family Constellations / Health Consultations

Naphia’s passion is to help people of all ages to reach more of their potential, through repairing, strengthening and maintaining physical health and emotional wellbeing.

Acute Drop-In Homeopathic Clinic with Naphia Reggiani 
Fridays from 1 to 2pm
Cost: £5 for 5 minutes

Joanne de Diepold Braham

Osteopathy / Cranial Therapy / Ki Massage / Energy Medicine / Heartmath Training / Energetic House Clearance

Joanne is a qualified Osteopath (BSc(hons)Ost.) trained at the European School of Osteopathy. She uses the cranial osteopathic approach to treatment. This approach is a very gentle, but powerful, means of addressing imbalances in the body and as such, is suitable for all ages.

Joanne has worked as a Ki massage therapist for more than two decades and is able to bring an intuitive awareness to the sessions and thereby support your choice to work to transforman issue, clear a discomfort or rectify an imbalance.

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Adam Smith

Herbal Medicine

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Dr Hauschka Esthetician

Sandrine combines twenty years of experience in complimentary health, healing and body work to engage with clients holistically with calming and rejuvenating treatments, restorative and nurturing for both body and mind, resolving the needs of sensitive skin with a unique approach to skincare therapy. Using DrHauschka treatments, signature massage, facials and remedies to naturally support clients to radiate with inner and outer beauty.

Riitta Kirk

Dr. Hauschka Esthetician

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