Complementary health

What is complementary health?

Complementary health means taking a holistic or whole approach to your physical and mental wellbeing. Complementary therapists guide patients in ways that will bring balance and harmony back into every level of daily life.

All of the practitioners who operate from Mayfair are fully qualified in their own therapy, fully insured and have been in practice for at least two years. Each one is affiliated to their relevant governing body and practises according to the codes of practice and ethics of that governing body.

Most practitioners are willing to negotiate fees in cases of hardship.

Contact us at Mayfair for more information about individual practitioners and their therapies. Please note, these are appointment-only services.

Our therapists

Pius Karena: Chiropodist

Pius (pronounced ‘Pearce’) is at Mayfair every Thursday from 10am to 5pm. To make an appointment with him please ring 07790 038367. Pius offers a full range of chiropody and podiatric services including routine nail cutting, corn and verruca removal, ingrowing toenails, biochemical assessments and customised orthotics (soles) .

Gary Smart: Chiropractor

Gary is a primary health care professional, concerned with diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system and their effect on the function of the nervous system and general health. Treatment is usually done manually including spinal manipulation helping to improve the efficiency of the nervous system and releasing the body’s innate healing ability. Every Thursday 8.30am to 1.30pm. To make an appointment call Gary on 07727 137415.

Fiona Robertson

Fiona practices mindfulness, or mindful awareness, which is a state of present-moment attention in which you can clearly perceive thoughts, physical sensations, emotions and events at the moment they occur without reacting in an automatic or habitual way. This means you can make choices as to how you respond to things and have a rich and fulfilling life, even when experiencing difficult circumstances.

Fiona also offer reflexology which is a popular and relaxing treatment based on the principle that reflex points on the soles, tops, and sides of the feet correspond to areas throughout the body. Please contact Mayfair to make an appointment.

Rosie Blakeman

Rosie offers reflexology, Indian head massage, aromatherapy and hopi ear candling bringing peace and tranquillity. Allow yourself some time to relax and unwind with a range of holistic therapies to include reflexology, Indian head massage, aromatherapy and hopi ear candling. Try hopi ear candles, these candles include a pleasant feeling of wonderful relaxation and a deep sense of well-being. Rosie can be contacted on 07799 680223

Chris Turner

Chris completed a degree in Sports Science at Loughborough University, Chris then went on to train as a physiotherapist at Birmingham University, in 2001. Chris is currently employed as a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. His practice focuses on client education and engagement as well as the use of a variety of therapeutic modalities including acupuncture, joint mobilisation and therapeutic exercise. As a keen cyclist, climber and general outdoors enthusiast he has a particular passion for treating sports injuries and helping clients to proactively avoid future injury. Chris is available for consultation at Mayfair. Please contact him on 07471 182384 or for an appointment or further details

Amanda Bedding

Amanda Bedding, LicAc, MBAcC, Dipherbs has been qualified in acupuncture since 2003 and currently lectures in the classroom and in the clinic at one of the degree Acupuncture Colleges in Bristol. Having moved from a busy practice in Bristol to practice in Church Stretton and Shrewsbury. Amanda uses a combination of traditional Chinese medicine which uses an array of techniques such as ‘cupping’ ‘gua sha’ electro-acupuncture, tuina massage techniques and moxa, all which complement the needle prescription and aid recovery quickly. She also uses Chinese herbal medicine which is strong and effective and helps resolve acute conditions as well as aid recovery for more chronic and long-term issues, particularly skin issues, digestive issues and hormonal problems. Amanda can be contacted on 01694 722522 or 07747 126570 or email if you would like to look at her website it is

Fiona Henderson

Fiona is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (UCL) and Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with over 25 year career in NHS mental health and psychotherapy services. This is a process of exploration between you and a therapist to develop awareness of your inner world and its effect on relationships and recurring difficulties in life. I provide a regular, reliable setting in which to bring whatever is in your mind and, over time, to build an understanding of how complex life experiences may be affecting you in ways that are often hard to pin down. Initial consultation and long term or brief focused work.

Jan Crate

If you are looking for a sports massage in Shropshire you are in the right place. My name is Jan Crate and I run Equilibrium Sports Massage. I am available at my treatment room in the Mayfair Community Centre twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays.

My sports massage can be of benefit to everyone, not just the sports players or athletes; it can offer much help and relief for those who have a desk job or a job where there is a lot of sitting around. It can also help with builders or gardener’s aches and pains as it keeps joints and muscles supple and can help to prevent injury.

Andrea Mountford

Andrea, like many complementary therapists arrived here as a result of her own period of un-wellness which traditional medical routes struggled to explain and resolve.

She has discovered a real fascination with and joy in creative kinesiology, not only in her own journey with it, but more so, in being able to walk alongside other people and witness their journey towards optimum health and happiness. Please contact Mayfair to organise an appointment

Mary Warrilow

Mary offers a lymphedema, lipoedema and chronic oedema service at the Mayfair. Please contact us to make an appointment.