Edwina Hodkinson RGN BSc(Hons) MNIMH HMAR

Medical Herbalist, Clinical Reflexologist, Certified GAPS Practitioner, Reiki practitioner

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I am a fully qualified and respected healthcare professional, with over 30 years of experience. I have worked for 12 years in the NHS as a staff nurse and Ward Sister and have been a complementary therapist since 1995. As well as running a busy private practice I have experience of working at our local hospice, co-founding and managing Bury Cancer Support centre for three years and working as deputy clinical lead for complementary therapies at a major cancer hospital.I have also recently worked as keyworker and therapist at Bury cancer support centre as well as setting up and               co-ordinating Bury Breast Cancer Support Group.

I trained as a Medical Herbalist at Central Lancashire University, gaining a first class BSc (Hons) degree and becoming a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), which is one of the country’s leading professional bodies in Herbal Medicine . I am a consulting Medical Herbalist, practicing in Bury Lancashire as well as leading “Wild Medicine Walks” in my locality.

I am also a Life Honorary Member of the Association of Reflexologists and have practised and lectured internationally in Reflexology for many years. I have co written chapters on “Reflexology in Cancer care” in “Clinical Reflexology” edited by Mackereth & Tiran and in “Massage and Bodywork; Adapting therapies for Cancer Care” edited by Mackereth & Carter.

I recently qualified as a GAPS Practitoner having trained with Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride.

I have two teenage children and two cats, I am interested in all things green and growing, I enjoy walking, foraging, cooking and just being outdoors. I am also part of the “Herbal Collective Roots” a Herbal cooperative running projects to make working with Herbs  accessible to all.

If you are interested in booking an appointment with me or want to discuss whether Herbal Medicine, Clinical Reflexology, GAPS Protocol or Reiki is right for you

Contact me on 0161 797 2761 or email me at edwinahodkinson@yahoo.co.uk

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