Alma Vale Centre


Supporting Your Health and Wellbeing

Welcome to the Alma Vale Centre in Bristol. Our experienced practitioners offer the very best in complementary therapies, including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, counselling, massage, reflexology, and more.

Many of our practitioners have a particular interest in supporting women’s health, fertility and pregnancy. This can include treatments to help reduce the affects of PMT, improve fertility, induce labour, and support women through the menopause. Go to our dedicated Women’s Health page for more information or arrange a consultation with one of our practitioners.

Are you interested in learning more about how the Alma Vale Centre can help you? Go to our therapies page discover more. We have a range of treatments available, which can support you in improving your health, or to relax and unwind.

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Specialists in Women’s Health


Here at the Alma Vale Centre we hold a special interest in women’s health. We have practitioners working across multiple therapies who have special expertise in this area dealing with women through all walks and developments in life.

Our therapists work with a wider range of conditions which can include:

  • Period Pain
  • Morning Sickness
  • Breech Baby
  • Labour Induction
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Irregular Periods
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Endometriosis
  • Infertility and Reproductive Health


Find out about our work with Women’s Health

Our Happy Customers

Piia LaaksoMassage

“I’ve used massage for well being and sport related injury for over 20 years. For the last 8 years I have used only Piia. The reasons are simple. She’s very professional, intuitive and questioning. No two massages are the same and feedback is always sought and comments offered on what Piia thinks during the massage. I would highly recommend first time massage clients or regular users to book a session without hesitation.”

Adam Colburn


Helen FieldingAcupuncture

“Having received acupuncture over the past 30 years from a number of practitioners I feel confident in placing Helen among the most qualified, professional and competent, not to mention having a big heart.”



Julie KelhamFertility Acupuncture

“Julie has a natural therapist’s gift for listening intently and putting me at complete ease.  I greatly looked forward to our sessions as she provided a dependably kind and supportive space for me while going through a testing time. Medical tests were not in my favour but my IVF was successful and I partly attribute that to Julie’s expert care.”



Victoria GazzardReflexology

“Victoria provides totally fantastic holistic therapies; I have used Reflexology for stress related anxiety and Massage for relaxation. Both treatments have helped immensely and I am now better able to cope with situations that I used to find incredibly stressful. Victoria is personable, attentive and a great therapist. I would not hesitate to recommend her to my family and friends.”



Chinese Herbal Medicine to Support you with IVF

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Unique IVF Fertility Programme

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IVF: Reducing Stress with Hypnotherapy

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Craniosacral Therapy to support the IVF process

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Emotional Support for IVF with Counselling

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Optimising your IVF Treatment with Acupuncture

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