Lovell Holistic Therapies

Lovell Holistic Therapies

Alison Oddey



I was a full time academic for over twenty-two years working in higher education, including three universities, where I trained teachers to teach, was Head of a Department within a School of Drama, Film and Visual Arts, and a Professor of Theatre and Contemporary Performance for five years.

I have written and contributed to eight academic publications, as well as writing and presenting a BBC Radio 4 series, broadcast in 2001, 2003 and 2008.  In this period, I was always interested in complementary medicine and holistic therapies but could not see a way to train and continue my full time job.




As a Visiting Professor in Contemporary Performance and Visual Culture at the University of Northampton, I have been able to continue my research and academic writing, whilst writing my first novel and working as a Complementary Health Practitioner and Holistic Therapist since completing my training and studies.  I am a fully qualified professional holistic therapist with International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) Diplomas (Level 3, Distinction) in Anatomy & Physiology, Professional Conduct and Business Awareness, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Holistic Massage and Diet & Nutrition.  I am also qualified in Thermo-Auricular Therapy (Ear Candling) and Foot Reading & Visual Diagnosis.  I belong to the professional association of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, and am a member of the International Council of Holistic Therapists.  I am a Full Member of the Association of Reflexologists.  In addition to my private practice, I work as a casual holistic therapist at Stapleford Park Spa.  Recent work includes publishing an article, 'Beyond Reflexology', lecturing and teaching Day Workshops in Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage and Holistic Massage, attending CPD courses in Research in Complimentary Medicine, Exploring Dermatoglyphics, Pregnancy & Reflexology. 


I have known many colleagues and friends who work hard, but who feel continually stressed and find it hard to manage the balancing act of work and life.  I offer a service – ‘Lifestyle Change’ -, which addresses changing that balance, using an holistic approach and building on each individual’s unique holistic picture to re-focus and re-frame changing priorities, desires and dreams.


Health and happiness are fundamental to well-being.


I look forward to meeting you. 



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