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Xanthe Ashton, Cst
My professional career began in 1992 as a Research Scientist working with precious metals and using the skills I leant during my Honors Degree in Applied Chemistry. A few years later I found myself doing voluntary work in Rajasthan India helping technicians in a water treatment plant at the top of the Aravalli Mountain range, we used a laboratory in the hospital there that served 30 local villages and I became fascinated by the mix of Western and Ayurvedic medicine that was practiced. That was where I first watched someone receive Reflexology and purchased my first book with reflexology charts in it. At that time I was living in the UK and soon after returning home from India I began my journey to become a health practitioner learning Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Relaxation Massage.
As a newly qualified health practitioner in 2002 I moved to New Zealand where I began my CranioSacral Therapy journey. Today I live in Christchurch and have a practice working with newborns through to the elderly. I also work with horses and small animals. Currently both CranioSacral Therapy and Reflexology remain the major therapies in my practice. I have also added Visceral Manipulation and Neural Manipulation in recent years.
As well as being a passionate practitioner I am also the New Zealand satellite for the Upledger and Barral Institutes organising their training courses and coordinating study groups. I am a CranioSacral Therapy 1 Instructor and also teach ShareCare and 2 day Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy courses. Just for fun I enjoy giving weekend workshops in Reflexology and Indian Head Massage and to keep my connection with science I teach Medical Sciences for the College of Natural Health and Homeopathy.
I invite you to join in sharing my passions of CranioSacral Therapy and Reflexology in this up and coming webinar.