Praise

"The more you praise and celebrate your life,

The more there is to celebrate." 

 Oprah Winfrey

These are the testimonials and praise from clients who have experienced the benefit of

Vital Touch Therapies.

In their own words they explain how combining nurturing therapeutic touch such as massage, reflexology, aromatherapy and reiki with practical personal enquiry methods, has supported them to successfully navigate challenging lifestyle changes.

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As a busy working mum, one thing I seem to have little time for is myself and my own well-being. Being able to create a time and space with Lisa to receive that healing touch which she always gives in a way that is exactly what I need has meant that I feel cared for so deeply and then revitalizes me to return to my family refreshed and renewed after each session.

Kathy White

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Lisa has a very special gift of deep listening in her hands. With her sensitive touch I feel she can compassionately perceive everything that’s going on in my body and my being. And she has a great treasure chest of techniques and tools with which to respond, so each treatment – rather than following a generic recipe – is uniquely suited to whatever I really need at the time. Lisa’s way of working comes from a place of deep awareness, which helps increase my own awareness of how I am in my body and what patterns I need to be releasing. By asking me for my intention at the start of each treatment, she engages my whole self in this process of healing and transformation. I am a musician and a dancer, and I really appreciate that Lisa approaches my body with great respect, as something sacred which her healing touch can repair and restore.  She is my favourite massage therapist!

Laura Shannon

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Lisa has a wonderful skill of tuning in to exactly what my body needs. She gives the best massages I’ve ever had and creates a warm, nurturing environment from start to finish. I recommend her aromatherapy massage as she blends the oils perfectly every time to support my needs.

Pam Machin

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Part of who I have become is due to Lisa’s encouragement and guidance. She has a skill for encouraging and unearthing talent.

Teboho Inkani Motsieloa

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Lisa’s practical technique is spot on, but she is more than this – just sustaining to be around.  When I see her I feel I’ve had a little counseling session, even though we only talk briefly before and after the physical treatment. During a recent personally difficult period, I took her series of 6 reflexology sessions, which helped me to feel stable and empowered when I would otherwise have felt low and helpless. I hadn’t tried reflexology before but through Lisa aim to continue. I so value that her approach is about healing the person not just bodily ailments and would genuinely recommend a bit of ‘Lisa care’ to anyone.

Amy McRae

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I have ulcerative colitis and having been prescribed medication by gastroenterologists, including several courses of steroids, I was keen to find an alternative therapy. I started going to Lisa for reflexology and before long I found I was able to manage my symptoms much more effectively without medication and felt much better in myself. Aside from being an experienced and highly qualified practitioner, Lisa is a very kind person; she invests a lot of time into understanding my particular condition and how best to remedy it. I have found that treatments with Lisa go beyond the norm – she looks at the whole person and how their particular symptoms might be linked to other factors, both physically and emotionally. I would recommend her very highly!

Katie Golder

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Lisa’s reflexology treatments have been a haven during my pregnancy and first year of motherhood. I turn up in a sleep deprived haze and leave feeling grounded and revitalised. She is warm, wise and very supportive.

Mary Wessel

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Lisa’s ability to draw from her knowledge & experience of a broad variety of holistic treatments, together with strong intuition, allows each session to be tailored to individual need, focused and encouragingly progressive.

John Moon

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I have had the good fortune of having several glorious aromatherapy sessions with Lisa and I can say she is truly gifted.  Her massage and choice of oils are excellent and at the end of the session I do not want to leave.  I feel so relaxed and pampered.  Lisa combines all her years of experience into her massages and it is simply divine.

Adrian Hutchins

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Lisa is an excellent massage therapist and works with obvious experience, attention and care. Lisa takes time beforehand to cover background information which allows her to provide a personal and insightful treatment. I have always felt entirely comfortable during my massage treatments and afterwards have a delicious feeling of being in a very calm and relaxed place, mentally and physically. I have found Lisa’s massage treatment to be very helpful in moving out of a place of feeling mentally over-wrought to feeling much clearer and steadier and as a bonus, sleeping blissfully well for the following nights.

Barbara Dancer

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Lisa has great capacity for listening, caring and supporting people through her lovely massages.

Lucy May Bedford

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Lisa enables me to be  a smiling, shining, bouncing, welcoming, nurturing, lifting, dancing through the world person.

Sue Hampton

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Lisa enables me to be  a smiling, shining, bouncing, welcoming, nurturing, lifting, dancing through the world person.

Emma Bray

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I admire Lisa for the way she empowers and raises others up. Shining is a light when others need it. She reminds me to be present in the now and giving thanks for all the joy and love that is. She also has a magical smile your like a rainbow.

Christine Brown

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ou radiate a lovely vibrant calm energy Lisa. You inspire total confidence and your presence is uplifting. Your Lomi Lomi massage restores body and soul!

Carolyn Kendall

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I feel blessed to have experienced Lisa’s healing touch from my head to my toes – quite literally! Indian Head Massage to Reflexology sessions, my body has been blissfully revived with her strong yet gentle touch. I value the sense of safety and support I have felt during our sessions – Lisa is a deeply caring therapist who I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Shirley Barr

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I have been visiting Lisa for many years and am hugely appreciative of her deeply incisive healing and therapy, on not just the physical level. Couldn’t recommend her more highly!

Ruaraidh Milne

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Having an hour Lomi-Lomi with Lisa is the best thing You can give Yourself. It amazes me each time how powerful it is and how it leaves me feeling incredibly centred, strengthened and lifted. Even better the long-term impact is magnificent.

Jenny Zarins

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I love going to Lisa for massages, as not only is her space calm and healing but her skill in reconnecting mind, body and soul is deep and powerful. She has an amazing technique with her massage and can connect with the body’s energies in a very profound way. I always feel not only completely blissful after her massage but also uplifted and re-centred.

Sian Lambert

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Lisa’s reflexology treatments restore me to myself and balance me in a way that no other treatment can do. She has a wonderful touch and I am so grateful I have found her. We exchange treatments and I can only recommend Lisa as an expert practitioner.

Janna Land

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I absolutely love coming for a massage at Lisa’s wellbeing clinic. I feel utterly nurtured and nourished. Lisa creates a warm, safe space for you to unwind and let go. I am so grateful for this special, unique centre in Berkhamsted and would highly recommend it. Lisa is a gem.

Olivia Mott

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Lisa has a really special intuitive way, I am always happy to arrive and she just knows the best treatment for me, whether it be a head massage, reflexology or Lomi – I feel very safe and nurtured. She has a wonderful way of reminding me of the importance of taking care of ourselves, especially when we wish to do the same for others and I’m grateful to have her looking out for me. I highly recommend her and am delighted to know her. Thank you Lisa for your valuable time.

Tara Hawes

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I have a monthly full body lomi lomi message from Lisa Sutherland after her technique proved so fantastic at helping me manage the everyday stresses of a busy job. Regular treatment has really helped me to maintain an even keel and get rid of the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety. I wouldn’t do without it!

Katie Harber

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I can really notice a difference, thank you. I am a lot calmer and felt more in control with my emotions and what direction I’m heading in, more at peace with myself I would say.

Sophia Livette

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I went in looking and feeling grey, puffy and black around the eyes and came out glowing. Lisa has a very special gift for massage. She has great energy and is very intuitive to her clients’ needs. I highly recommend her. Thank you Lisa.

Tracey Harper

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Lisa – what an intelligent, knowledgeable and spiritually gifted being – she is one if the closest to the Divine you will meet in this life and has naturally ‘healing hands’. Her Lomi Lomi massage is bliss – a choreographed, whole body treatment which is quite unique and MUST be experienced!

Christina Thomas

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I have been seeing Lisa for several years now. She has done wonders by improving the flexibility of my feet. The NHS had given up on treating my stiff and inflexible ankles/toes and simply recommended orthotics and told me to “just live with it”. Lisa used insightful reflexology and massage to free up the movement of tendons, ligaments and toes, while also improving overall health and circulation.  Simply amazing improvement!

Roger Saller

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I have received both reflexology and massage treatments from Lisa and cannot recommend her work highly enough! I very much appreciate her professional and personal integrity and feel entirely safe in her skillful, magical hands. She works with loving, joyful care, drawing intuitively from a wide range of skills and I always feel deliciously relaxed and full of well-being after each treatment.

Frances de Vries Robbé

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Lisa has an uncanny and intuitive approach in her work. In our sessions I found my body responded and adjusted in a way that was far beyond my conscious understanding. It was as if she had a direct line of communication with my core truth and natural alignment. Every time, on leaving, I could feel my inner structure had taken on an easier shape, far more fluid than its normal default mode of tension and override.

Estelle van Warmelo

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Lisa works with great sensitivity and empathy and provides a range of massage practices that I found very helpful whether looking for help with injury or just a deeply relaxing and nurturing experience.

Celia McKenna

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Lisa’s deep work integrates so much wisdom from different traditions and sources, I know that it has supported me in my transition times and helped to heal and transform my life.

Stephen Busby

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I love Lisa’s work, and her touch. She combines gentle nourishment with fierce truth and unconditional loving support. There is no hiding from deep self-reflective processes with Lisa, but there is the support that takes you into deeper healing – and through hurdles, shadows and internal challenges – into something precious far beyond. I have found too, that the healing work that Lisa iniatiates – wether during a Reiki session, or one of her other therapies, continues far past the time her hands leave my body, and continues to surface even weeks later, leaving me with a sense of genle nourishment, reminders, and support when it is needed most. For me she is a continual inspiration in her work, her passion for this, her deep integrity and commitment, and I am grateful for her deep healing practise and the opportunity to receive from her.

Morag Leiper

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Lisa combines a high professionalism with a relaxed informality in her therapeutic work. She brings the life-learnt skills of care, compassion and lightness to her massages and allows plenty of space for what needs to unfold. As a seasoned ‘India traveller’ I have yet to have a better and more attentive Indian head massage.

Pete Finch

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I had a series of reflexology treatments from Lisa which I found helpful for my general wellbeing as well as treating some specific issues. She has a caring approach and is attentive and supportive in her sessions. She has found a home in the healing arts.

Chris Brown

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Lisa’s massages address the whole of you, and come from a place of deep listening and respect. For this reason alone, they are deeply healing and relaxing – but Lisa also has years of experience in a range of massage styles and is highly skilled. The combination is awesome!

Jonathan Young

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I came to Lisa in the midst of physical & emotional drama. She created this safe, sacred space, and allowed all of me to be present. After 5 minutes on the table with her magical blend of aromatherapy oils, I stopped trembling. By the end of the session, I’d forgotten my woes, and felt a deep sense of bliss. The comforting scent, her magic touch, her love, and her deep knowing of just what a soul needs, have healed me on many levels. This is more than ‘just a massage’, this is healing at a soul level. Thank you thank you!

Stacie Whitney