I am Becky Dallender, owner of Rainbow Therapies which I run from The Rainbow Room at Halton Mill. I offer healing therapies such as Reiki and Crystal Healing and I also offer Indian Head Massage, Thai Foot and Hand Massage and Aromatouch Technique (which is a light massage with a series of 8 different Doterra Essential oils on your back and feet to relax, detox, invigorate and uplift you!). I also run a regular reiki share for local reiki therapists (the last Tue each month) and I run events such as the regular Soulful Saturday which is a small health & wellbeing event. The Soulful Saturday brings together various therapies and other local people who sell holistic gifts to offer ‘taster’ sessions of the various therapies at affordable prices. It helps people to try these therapies if they have not done so before. I also rent my space out to other local therapists and for small workshops and one-to-ones.
I am also a qualified nurse and work in the community visiting patients at home that are unable to get to a GP surgery due to mobility or other issues. It is very varied and includes dressing wounds, taking bloods, giving injections, doing catheter care and palliative care. Every day is different and you never know what you will find when you enter a patient’s house!
Personally I love to play my piano and guitar, I love to sing, dance, I do regular zumba classes, I love to walk in nature and read and I spend a lot of my free time socialising with friends! I also love to travel and have travelled the world and volunteered as a nurse in India and Uganda which were amazing experiences!
We asked Becky 5 ‘just for fun’ questions and here is what she had to say:
What is a great book you have read recently?
I have just read Mary Magdalene Revealed by Meggan Watterson which was an amazing book. It was about the Gospel of Mary which was hidden for many years. She taught about empowerment and going within. It was an inspiring read and reinforced the belief that you do not need to rely on external sources for personal peace and happiness.
Another good book that I have just started is ‘Band-Aid for a Broken Leg.’ by Damien Brown. This is an account of a doctor’s experience of humanitarian work in Africa working for ‘Doctors without Borders’. The first 2 paragraphs have described treating a patient for leopard wounds and buying a mosquito net as a wedding present. I have worked as a nurse in Uganda volunteering so it is interesting to compare the accounts!
When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better?
I meditate, go for a walk, phone and meet friends, play the piano, or work with my crystals.
If you could be a Disney character who would you be and why?
I would be Elsa from Frozen. She is strong-willed and powerful. A very independent character.
What was the first music single you ever bought?
Wet Wet Wet- Love is all around
Marmite- love it or hate it?
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