I really love what I do and I am very grateful that work doesn’t feel like ‘work’ although it hasn’t always been this way. Having worked in International Public Relations for over eight years, I experienced all typical work related stress symptoms from disrupted sleep patterns to digestive and hormonal problems. It was only when I moved East and lived and worked in India and Thailand for several years that I experienced a completely different attitude and approach to health and well-being. It was during this time I experienced a vitality that I had never known before.
When I returned to the UK, I spent five years studying the effect of stress on the mind and body, gaining qualifications in anatomy and physiology, holistic massage deep tissue massage, corporate seated massage, pregnancy massage, Indian head massage, reflexology, Reiki, natural nutrition, Life Alignment and shamanic healing. And yes,while I have many different certificates, I see my learning and personal development as life long and won’t stop reading, investigating and exploring for myself as well as my clients. I spent a long time thinking about the type of business I wanted to create and one place kept coming to mind.
During my travels, I particularly cherished the time I spent at a wonderful farm in Tauranga, New Zealand with an amazing woman called Megs. Each morning I would walk to the orange grove and collect fresh oranges for juicing. When I left the grove I always felt rebalanced and totally uplifted; so I created my Orange Grove with this vision in mind.
As well as working with my clients on a one on one basis, I also work as a well-being consultant in the corporate world. The Energised Employee programme has been running since 2010. My book The Natural Laws of Work – how to stay cool, calm and collected in the office is available to pre-order from Amazon and will be published in September.
As well as having a wonderful business, I also have a wonderful husband Matt. While we have different passions (see link), we share an adoration of Amelie, our strident toddler and George, our newborn.
What people say…
“Prue is a great facilitator; she manages to listen to everyones challenges while delivering all the aspects of the course. She naturally makes you feel at ease.”
“I first saw Prue following surgery to my shoulder and neck, without her careful treatment my recovery would have been so much harder. She managed to keep all my joints and muscles as mobile as possible while I healed. She is incredibly careful and sensitive and you know you are in safe hands. Seeing Prue is just the best treat I can give myself.”
“I’ve being seeing Prue for massage and reflexology treatments for 7 years. A treatment by anyone else just isn’t the same! She combines her technical skills and intuition to create truly individual treatments that leave me floating all the way home.”
“I have been booking treatments with Prue for over a year now and after experiencing many other therapists in the local area, I have chosen Prue over them all. From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave, the overall feeling is relaxing as well as professional in the approach that Prue takes. This provides myself with a wonderful break from a hectic lifestyle and truly benefits my overall well being.”
“I see Prue every week for a massage. Prue is wonderful, she has an amazing capacity to relax her clients, fix sore muscles and generally induce a feeling well being. Prue is also a delightful person and a great pleasure to spend time with.”