MY BACKGROUND

Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I hope that this short introduction explains a little about my life and how, over the last 20 years I have developed my interest in a truly holistic way of life. 

After completing my education in England, I spent the next 12 years travelling and working abroad in Africa, the Caribbean and Bahamas, Mexico, North America and Canada.  I gained a wealth of experience while working in education, advertising and aboard private yachts. This time abroad gave me a new perspective on life. It gave me the opportunity to communicate with people from different cultures and backgrounds, I was able to see issues and daily life challenges from a new angle and cope with situations that would sometimes arise unexpectedly. Most importantly, I accumulated a lifetime of unforgettable memories and had a lot of good fun along the way! It was a combination of these life experiences and a desire to work with people on a nurturing level which inspired me to learn more about holistic healthcare. 

I had always been interested in an alternative approach to healthcare, but it was only when I experienced first-hand the gentle but powerful effect this method of treatment had on my daughter that I decided to pursue my interests further. I was initially drawn to Reflexology and qualified in 2005, becoming a Member of the Association of Reflexologists. While learning this ancient therapy, and using it to help others benefit from its potential, it nurtured a desire in me to understand the body on a much deeper level. In 2014, I studied Ayurveda For Women in London at the award- winning Ayurveda Pura Academy under Dr. Deepa Apte. As a fully qualified Indian medical doctor,  yoga teacher and lecturer, she inspired in me a passion to learn more about this holistic health system.  With roots going back 5000 years, Ayurveda is believed to be the oldest surviving medical system in the world and aims to create harmony between a person’s body and nature.

In 2019 I travelled to Goa where I studied at the famous Aithein Ayurvedic Massage School under Gagori Mitra Gupta and qualified as a massage therapist. Learning these skills in India and immersing myself into the traditions of this ancient culture by incorporating the lifestyle, yoga and meditation into my own daily life, made my time there one of the most enriching experiences of my life. India is a land of truly magnificent diversity with beautifully warm and kind people.

MY APPROACH

My aim is to now pass this knowledge onto my clients and inspire in them a desire to heal from within. Every session is bespoke, always treating the individual and addressing the root of the problem not just the symptoms and in doing so, restoring balance in both the body and mind.

I am passionate about helping people to live a pain-free and healthy life, allowing our beauty to radiate from the inside out. It was with this in mind that I came up with the name for my business: “Vapusa” meaning “eternally beautiful” in Sanskrit. 

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rachael@vapusa.net

The Mill, South Milton,

Kingsbridge, TQ7 3JP

Devon, UK

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