About Good Chi

Kirstie Smith
MAR:  Member of the Association of Reflexologists

Hi my name is Kirstie Smith and I'm based in Crieff, Perthshire. I have been passionate about holistic therapies, a healthy lifestyle and yoga since 1998.

 

I set up Good Chi (pronounced ch-ee) in 2012 after I qualified as a Complementary Therapist at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), Elmwood Campus, Cupar. I am a practitioner of Reflexology, Aromatherapy massage, Swedish Massage and Usui Reiki. Following a two year training course (and practising yoga for 15 years), I qualified as a Dru Yoga teacher in November 2014.  I am also qualified to deliver Chair Based Exercises to people with mobilisation issues. 

 

When performing a treatment I like to use massage, reflexology techniques and essential oils which consider energetic and emotional imbalances as well as physical ones. If the client is also interested, I also incorporate either Usui or Angelic Reiki. A totally bespoke treatment according to the individual's requirements!

 

I love that holistic therapies are a way to help bring the body back into balance, restore calm and a sense of well being. 

 

I am a therapist who is able to work with you in your own home and provide you with a treatment or yoga session, after which you can relax in your own surroundings. 

Unincorporated Social Enterprise

 

Good Chi is an unincorporated social enterprise. This means that although I am a sole trader, the main ethos of my company is to be of social benefit to others.

 

I believe that Complementary Therapies have a key role to play in our society. They help people to feel good about themselves, give them a space to 'switch off' and can reduce stress and anxiety levels as well as aiming to help with physical ailments. They therefore can play a role in preventing people from becoming unwell and causing a burden to the conventional medical system. Complementary therapies are not a substitution for medical care, but can work alongside to support a person on their journey.

 

I therefore work in residential care homes, giving massages to older people, with charitable and voluntary organisations and also with people with physical and learning disabilites within Perth. I am a therapist for the Parkinson Society, and for the Perth carers therapies groups at Perth and Kinross Association for Voluntary Service (PKAVS).  I am an authorised therapist for PKAV's Carers Therapies Scheme, and a reflexologist at Cornhill Macmillan, based at Perth Royal Infirmary (PRI), working with people with life limiting illnesses and their carers.

 

If you think your organisation could benefit from Complementary Therapies, please contact me!

Why the name Good Chi?

 

The Oxford Dictionary Online defines Chi (Qi) as " the circulation life force whose existence and properties are the basis of much Chinese philosophy and medicine". The origin of the word is Chinese and literally means air, or breath.  

 

To have Good Chi is to be full of vital life force and energy. So often when someone is out of balance or feeling unwell, their energy (or life force) is quite low. My aim within my therapies is to help rebalance that energy and facilitate the body's natural healing process.

Call to discuss your requirements or make an appointment:

07986 229038

 

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