Health & wellbeing for mind, body and spirit

  • Qualifications
  • Certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher
    Diploma in Therapeutic Shamanism
    Diploma in Holistic Therapies
    Diploma in Body Massage
    Diploma in Indian Head Massage
    Diploma in Thai Massage
    Certified IMFT Practitioner
    Certificate Thai massage for the massage table
    Certificate in Hot Stone Massage
    Certificate in Holistic Facial Massage and Skincare
    Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology
    Certificate in Thermal Auricular Therapy

About Me

Hi I’m Rachel Surtees.

After many years of using holistic therapies to keep myself and my family healthy and happy I decided I wanted to be able to share the holistic approach to healthcare with others. In 2005 I was presented with the opportunity to take a career break so I decided to retrain and start my own business. Apple Tree Holistic Therapies was born in 2006 and has steadily grown and developed since then.

Looking back I was thrilled to be starting my own business, but little did I know that this was the start of the biggest adventure of my life so far, not only in becoming my own boss, but in the journey of personal growth and transformation that becoming a therapist would take me on.

I came into the world of holistic therapies with the mind-set that it was all about a series of physical techniques which you applied to the body in order to bring about an improvement in wellbeing, which is how I had used them up until that point (how wrong was I). I have learned through experience that we humans are complex beings made up of many layers, and whilst a physical technique applied to the body at the right time and in the right manner may bring about a desired effect, there are many other aspects which we need to consider and address in order to bring about true change.

I have learned in particular that what goes on in our minds has just as much impact on our bodies as the more physical aspects of life have on our minds.  I have consequently veered away a little over recent years from the more physical aspects of therapy to concentrate on therapies that have a more directly holistic impact on us.

I’m passionate about the holistic way of life and would really like the opportunity to share that with you, so if you’re thinking about incorporating some holistic support in your life, get in touch.