Louise Byford

Louise first discovered the wonderful benefits of yoga in 1998. She felt so strongly that she wanted to share these experiences with others that she went on to train as a yoga teacher in 2001 with SUNRA.

After some years she decided to expand her knowledge to a more hands on approach. She then trained in Thai yoga massage, an obvious companion to yoga, with METTA. During a trip to Goa she came across Indian head massage and felt inspired to add this to her repertoire.

She has also completed an ITEC Holistic massage and aromatherapy massage diploma and is continuing her practitioner development with a two year yoga teacher training course with The Devon School of Yoga.

Since June 2011 Louise has been working with cancer patients at Musgrove park Hospitals Beacon Centre offering Aromatherapy massage to both Inpatients and outpatients.

Therapies offered

  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Holistic Massage
  • Hot Stones Therapy
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Thai yoga massage
  • Yoga classes


Diplomas in:

  • Yoga
  • Thai yoga massage
  • Indian Head massage
  • Thai foot massage
  • Holistic massage (ITEC)
  • Seated acupressure
  • Anatomy and physiology (ITEC)
  • Aromatherapy massage,
  • Aromatherapy for pregnancy
  • Aromatherapy for cancer patients

Professional bodies to whom she belongs

  • The Complimentary Therapists Association
  • Embody
  • The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council

Length of time in practice

11 years

Previous Practice

The Art of Health and Yoga Centre, London.

Ingledale Natural Health Centre, Surrey