Your Therapist

Anna-Leiza Barthorpe – MICHT MIARP MA

I am fully trained and qualified/certified in providing holistic therapies – having practiced Therapeutic Massage such as Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Head Massage, and Reflexology for over 17 yrs. I have over 20 yrs’ experience in providing Reiki healing and am a certified Reiki Master of the Usui Lineage. I provide consultation in Essential Oil blends and Aromatherapy, as well as Bach Flower Remedies. I am a member of the Federation of Holistic Practitioners, International Council of Holistic Therapists, and the International Association of Reiki Professionals. Although I am certified Reflexology practitioner in the UK, I am in the process of getting my certification here in Canada and hope to be fully-certified with the Reflexology Association of Canada shortly.

Products: I use only organic Cruelty-free and Vegan Professional Grade Essential Oils for massage treatments and organic fair trade/cruelty-free vegan cocoa and shea butter lotion for Reflexology treatments. If you are vegan, you can rest assured that all products and items used in my practice are vegan and cruelty-free.

Background: Although originating from the United Kingdom, I have been living in Victoria on Vancouver Island, in beautiful British Columbia, Canada for 8 yrs now.

Location: My practice is in Oak Bay: Currently, I have a room in the wellness centre in Athlone Court (above the Fairways Market on Oak Bay Avenue) on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

I also offer mini (shorter) treatments for members of Curves Fitness Centre in Estevan Village on Monday and Thursday mornings, as well as offering a few home treatments on request, to friends and colleagues.

Further info: I adore practicing holistic therapies, and very much look forward to meeting you and helping your mind and body feel better and more balanced. If you have any questions about any of the treatments; please do get in touch and contact me!

Current and Future Musings!

I am currently studying Community Herbalism (herbal remedies) via Pacific Rim College, here in Victoria (- which is a wonderful course, by the way!) and hope to set up practice for consultations in the future, upon graduation.

Another course I am taking at the moment, is on the practice of Mindfulness – this has been very powerful learning for me, which I am also hoping to put into practice and share as group classes in the not-so-distant future. 🙂

Below are some treatments I will be adding to my practice shortly:

Coming Soon:

  • Community Herbology consultations
  • Light and Colour Therapy Healing
  • Therapeutic Art Group workshops/drop-in sessions.
  • Guided Mindfulness and Meditation Sessions
Image copyright: A Barthorpe.

You can book any of the treatments via the buttons on the home page – My main practice days are Saturday, Sunday and Monday (late night on Monday, too), but if you need a different day to what I have available, do get in touch, and I will see if we can work something out together! 🙂

I very much look forward to meeting you and helping you on your mind/body/health and healing journey.

Have a beautiful day! :)