Complementary Therapies

Staff Life are pleased to be able to offer a range of complementary therapies at a discounted rate to Staff at both Streatham and St Lukes Campus

Staff Life Member Discount

Staff Life Members will receive the following further reductions on treatment prices listed:

  • 60 minutes + treatments £5.00 discount
  • 45 minute treatments £4.00 discount
  • 30 minute treatments £3.00 discount.

Rebecca Cunningham

I have been a Holistic Therapist for over ten years and working in collaboration with the University, delivering massage sessions since 2009. I specialise in Swedish Massage, Neck, Back and Shoulder Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Pregnancy Massage. 

My sessions can be tailored to meet an individual’s requirements - whether you require an oasis of calm or a stress releasing therapy treatment at the end of a long day (or week!).

My routines have been developed to provide mental relaxation and to target body areas prone to stress and strain. If you spend a lot of time on your feet, behind a computer or give presentations, I’m sure I can develop a therapy routine to suit you.

With my passion to help raise awareness of the importance of posture, I am now training to become a Pilates instructor. I will be offering basic Pilates 1 to 1 and in small groups (maximum of four people).  

Therapies available

  • Full Body Swedish Massage
  • Full Body Hot Stone Massage
  • Neck, Back and Shoulder Massage
  • Hot Stone Back Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Indian Head Massage

Therapies available at the following locations

  • Reed Mews Wellbeing Centre
  • Sports Park
  • Hope Hall
  • Innovation Centre
  • St Lukes Campus
  • Business School


  • £35.00 for 60 minutes
  • £30.00 for 45 minutes
  • £25.00 for 30 minutes

For further information and availability please contact Rebecca directly:


Mobile: 07826 374714


Facebook: I've Got Your Back - Holistic Therapy & Pilates

Twitter: @ivegotyourback


"I have been Rebecca's client for nearly a year now. As an academic who spends long hours in front of the computer, I suffer from severe shoulder and back problems. The massage sessions with Rebecca offer immense relief and have been vital as a tool for managing my shoulder pain. They are also a great stress-buster and I always come away feeling happier with the world!" Senior Lecturer

 "Rebecca is a very skilled reflexologist - I initially went to see her just to relax but the treatment has also helped me with a particular health problem (as well as being relaxing!). She will tailor and personalise treatments to suit individual needs which is really helpful. She is also very friendly and down to earth. Being able to see a complementary therapist so close to my office saves me a lot of time, and costs less than seeing a therapist in other settings, so it's great that the University of Exeter facilitates access to this on campus." Academic Staff


Sonia Rashid

Sonia has been working in the field of yoga, teaching and therapy, for more than 8 years.   She has a holistic approach to health and well-being and  works passionately to promote good health for the person as a whole. Sonia aims to offer:

Yoga Therapy

An all- inclusive therapy-  involving mind-body approach for restoring balance and adaptive functioning to the physical (musculoskeletal), physiological (digestion, respiration, cardiovascular, endocrine, and immune), and mental/emotional systems.   

The techniques used may involve:

  • Massage
  • Acupressure points
  • Yoga movements
  • Somatic movements
  • Chi  Qong
  • Breathing
  • Relaxation
  • Nutrition based Ayurvedic system of health

Cost including personalised holistic programme and one 30 min free follow up: 1hour £35, 40min £28, 30 min £25

Yoga Tuition

on one to one basis for those who would benefit from personalised yoga sessions.  The emphasis of this work may be towards the body, the mind, the emotions or a combination of these.

Cost including personalised holistic daily practice and one 30 min free follow up: 1 hour £35, 40 min £28

How to book

"Space For You" the complementary therapies room situated in a quiet area in the Sports Park.

For booking, negotiating any particular arrangements to suit your needs or require further information feel welcome to contact Sonia by email:, or on mobile:  07954142257

Helen Barnett (BSc Hons, MCPP)

Helen is a complementary healthcare practitioner with over 10 years’ experience in healthcare and wellbeing, working in NHS and complementary health settings.  Helen’s training includes a BSc in Health Sciences: Herbal Medicine, certificates in Reflexology and Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, and ongoing continued professional development.

Through observation and personal experience Helen views body-mind connections and release of tension as vital ingredients for health and wellbeing, with particular success and interest in treating those experiencing anxiety, stress-related symptoms, and management of chronic conditions.  Helen aims to inspire clients to find sustainable solutions for improving health and wellbeing, which she approaches with skill and enthusiasm.

If you would like to address health issues, remember how to relax, or need a health MOT, please get in touch!


Helen offers treatments in Herbal Medicine, Reflexology, and Thai Yoga Massage.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine is a form of healthcare which uses plant-derived medicines to improve and maintain health.  The aim of herbal medicine treatment is to provide support which will help you to function at your best, with optimum health and wellbeing; whatever life brings.

  • Initial consultation (up to 90 minutes)                   £45
  • Follow-up appointment (45 minutes)                     £30
  • Follow-up appointment (30 minutes)                     £25


A relaxing massage to reflex points on feet helps to re-establish relaxation and balance in the whole body.  People often report better sleep and improved digestion after treatment.

  • 1 hour                                                                                 £35
  • 45 minutes                                                                          £30

Thai Yoga Massage

A clothed dynamic massage combining acupressure, stretches, gentle rocking, and breath-work.  Helpful for realigning the body, improve awareness of posture, and release of physical and emotional tensions.   Said to impart the benefits of yoga to the recipient! 

  • 120 minutes (traditional)                                                     £65
  • 90 minutes                                                                          £50
  • 75 minutes                                                                          £42
  • 60 minutes                                                                          £35

Workshops and Talks

Helen also runs courses and workshops on using foods and herbs for self-care.  These run throughout the year so please get in touch for further details.  Talks are also available for groups and events upon request.

Where and When

Treatments are available at the following locations on the university campus:

Sports Park – "Space for You" is a complementary therapy room located in a quiet area of the sports park.

  • Mondays 11.00am – 7.00pm
  • Fridays (alternate) 12.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Saturdays (monthly) 10.30am – 2.30pm.

Reed Mews Wellbeing Centre – close to Reed Hall.

(Monday evenings only)

How to book

To book your appointment or for further information please contact Helen at:

Tel: 07967 433242


Please note: Whilst the University is pleased to welcome complementary practitioners to the campus and support greater access to a range of wellbeing services, we are not in a position to actively condone the effectiveness of such treatments. However, Reed Mews Wellbeing Centre wants to promote choice and encourage individuals to make informed decisions regarding the management of their health needs.