Holistic Therapy takes into account the mind, body, emotions and spirit, and the treatments are intended to bring balance between these aspects of well-being. Each session is a unique, supportive experience where practitioners take time to really listen, adapting the session to the needs of that person on that day.
Complementary therapy is becoming a respected adjunct to conventional medical care, both as a preventative method of maintaining good health, and also in supporting the management of health issues such as stress, muscular and joint discomfort, menopausal changes, cardiovascular disease, injury and post operative recovery, pregnancy, cancer care and terminal illness, and many more.
Clinical studies into the benefits of various complementary therapy treatments are taking place in academic institutions worldwide with positive outcomes in many research papers published. Bliss integrates an evidence based practice approach with an intuitive and empathic understanding of each client’s needs, providing proven and effective treatments in a comfortable, loving setting.
Elizabeth “Bliss” Russell –
Bliss has been in practice as a holistic therapist since 2001. She has worked with clients at festivals and camps, managed health food shops and her own clinic, in addition to clinical work in hospitals and palliative care. She views her work as both a vocation and a personal journey . Aiming to create a safe held space of gentle laughter, encouragement and authenticity, she finds that healing happens when clients are allowed to be themselves in a relaxed environment.
She will perform a thorough consultation at the initial therapy appointment, but follow-up sessions tend to be focused on the therapeutic encounter and being in the present moment. Bliss is happy to provide treatments to naturists, please call her to discuss this. Bliss’s teaching style is informal, relaxed and friendly, she believes that we all have much wisdom to share, and Bliss learns as much through teaching as she hopes students gain by re-connecting with ancient and more modern skills of self healing and discovering personal power.
Bliss has a particular interest in traditional healing modalities from around the world, and has travelled to deepen her understanding of these in order to share with clients and students in the UK. She specialises in working with people with cancer, expectant and new mothers, sound healing and sacred relationship work. She loves teaching and feels honoured to pass on the skills she has honed over two decades to others.
Bliss has been blessed to train with many gifted teachers and schools, including Dynamic Massage at Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork, Cancer Support at Bristol Cancer Help Centre (Now Penny Brohn), Sound Healing at the College of Sound Healing, Pregnancy Care at Expectancy, Thai Bodywork at London School of Thai Massage, Huna & LomiLomi with Halau Uhane Jim. She is currently on the first spiral of the accredited Priestess of Rhiannon Training with Katinka Soetens in Glastonbury
Bliss gained a 2:1 BSc(Hons) in Health Studies; incorporating an FdA Complementary Therapies at the University of Bedfordshire, where her dissertation focused on the effectiveness of massage therapy during cancer treatment. She am currently undertaking a Masters of Research in Health and Wellbeing at University of Bristol, where her research focus is on Women’s Bodies, Cancer and Touch.
Bliss works mainly from:
The Cotswold Health Centre,
8A George St, Stroud GL5 3DX
Reception Desk: 01453 767600
She can be contacted directly about treatment availability, home visits or workshop tuition via mobile or email.
Mobile: 07402 852136