Growing up in a family whose parents and grandparents were great believers of the intrinsic natural healing power of the body and whose father is a registered Naturopath, Annette has always been aware of the importance of good health for quality of life.

Annette’s expertise in the field of natural healing was fostered early on coming from a family background of alternative medicine. Annette has lived and breathed an alternative lifestyle and understands the strengths and challenges that this way of life can bring. Not only was she brought up with an appreciation of how to live naturally, but has brought up four healthy children without any medication and was able to nurse her children through childhood illnesses using entirely natural methods.

Annette initially trained as a dispensing optician, and with her family grown up, she decided to retrain to become a Natural Health Consultant. Apart from an abundance of experience both of receiving massage since childhood and the hands on experience she has gained with family life she has professional qualifications in Bowen Technique, along with NST and Emmett Technique,  Holistic Massage including Pregnancy Massage, Baby Massage Tuition and Reiki.

Annette has completed a four year postgraduate diploma in Naturopathy and has furthered her training, undertaking a 6 month sabbatical in Australia to study natural healing methods and lifestyle at the Academy of Natural Living run by Dr John Fielder on his health farm outside Cairns (for more information go to Whilst in Australia she furthered her Bowen training with a course run by Ross Emmett, the originator of Emmett Technique, a branch of Bowen Therapy.

With her passion for living naturally and the wealth of practical knowledge Annette is able to provide you with, she can guide you through the dietary, exercise and lifestyle changes required for you to improve and maintain your health naturally. She firmly believes in the delicate interlinking and balance required between the physical, physiological and psychological aspects of living incorporating mind, body and spirit. Annette is able to teach, guide and support you and your family, through life’s challenges, towards gaining your optimum health.

Whatever your needs, Annette’s treatments address the whole body with different approaches to meet differing needs at all stages of life, whether you require the gentle rebalancing and releasing effects of Bowen Therapy, Massage or Reiki or just need  to simply relax and unwind.

Annette works Tuesday to Friday at York Natural Health. She also uses her holistic massage skills to great effect at an MS support group in York.

In her private life Annette loves the fresh air, her breath of life, and enjoys gardening, fell walking, trail biking, skiing and country dancing.