1999-2003 BSc(Hons) Degree in Midwifery from University of Nottingham

2003-2004  Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage (ITEC), Diploma in Reflexology (International Therapy Examination Council).  Diploma in Holistic Therapies (International Therapy Institute of Health and Holistic)  including Aromatherapy, Full Body Massage, Nutrition & Counselling. Certified courses from the Central College of Health (Indian Head Massage, Manual Lymph Drainage and Stress Massage)

2004 Reiki, First Degree

2010 Advanced Vertical Reflexology (Association of Reflexologists)

2010 Reiki, Second Degree

2012 Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice (Expectancy Training)

2012 Reiki Masters and Teachers Degree

2014 Fitness Instructor Qualification (European Health and Fitness Association)  Insanity and Kettlebell Instructor Courses

2015 Dynamic, Structural and Sports Massage

2015 Piyo Yoga Instructor Course

2016 Advanced Structural Massage Course

2016 Maternity and Women’s Health Reflexology Practitioner Qualification

2017 Mental Health Training with Mind

2018 Ayurvedic Kansa Vatki Foot Massage

2019 Meditation Teacher Course: The Art of Finding Stillness & Calm, Relaxation & Daily Awareness Technique. Taught by Ven.Lama Shri Sadu Dharmavira. London.

2019 Practitioners Diploma in Myofascial Release

2020 Counselling Course, Talking Therapy

2020 Breath Is Life, Therapeutic Breathing & Meditation Course

2021 Ostepathic Reflexology Course

Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists since 2002.

Member of The Royal College of Midwives 1999 - 2012.

Fully insured and CRB checked for over 20 years.

Victoria’s Training History:

Nottingham University Hospital

My Midwifery Journey

I joined the midwifery profession in 1999 with a desire to offer women and their families the best possible care, support and advice. It is, after all, what they rightly expect from their health care professional at what is a momentous and life changing time. Having worked across two NHS trusts (as well as having two children myself), I have a deep knowledge and understanding of pregnancy, birth and the emotional, physical and psychological demands that pregnancy puts on women and their families.

As I practiced midwifery, I became increasingly interested in offering holistic therapies having seen the incredible benefits they could bring to women and their pregnancies, labours and their babies. Unfortunately at this time Holistic Therapies are not routinely offered to pregnant women through local hospitals. This is why I decided to create Breathe. I find my work incredibly rewarding, being able to give one-to-one care, support and advice to women (& their families) throughout their pregnancies. As well as benefiting from the relaxation therapies themselves, I work with my pregnancy guests to empower & support them to experience the pregnancy and birth they desire. Rest assured I practice what I preach. I had reflexology throughout both my pregnancies and postnatally; I also gave both my children baby massage and baby reflexology, and still do (they are now both taller than me)! My children now also give each other (and me) reflexology treatments. We have never looked back.


If you have any questions or would like further information on how holistic therapies could support you through your pregnancy, please feel free to get in touch via the contact form. I look forward to welcoming you to your relaxation therapies soon.


About Victoria:

Your Relaxation Therapist

My Therapist Journey

I started researching the many benefits of Holistic Therapies when I was going through a particularly challenging time in my life. I benefited tremendously from the relaxing and restorative effects of reflexology, massage & meditation. From there I decided I would like to learn more about these amazing therapies, so I started a postgraduate course at  Nottingham  City and qualified as an Holistic Therapist in 2004. Following my extensive & in-depth training (of which I loved every second of) I decided to set up my own business to help others experience the far reaching benefits of receiving holistic therapies, to enable them to experience the best possible physical & emotional health, every day.

I now treat a whole range of amazing people aged from 6 weeks old to 98 years old! I work with babies, children, teenagers and adults with various health concerns, medical conditions & emotional struggles. I also work with clients at Autism Anglia and the Fitzroy Group (for adults with severe disabilities).

Every guest to Breathe brings new & interesting experiences & challenges that we work on together to support balanced health and improved wellbeing. My aim is to always ensure that  each & every guest leaves feeling restored & revitalised. If you would like to discuss how holistic therapies could help you, please get in contact via the contact form. I look forward to welcoming you to your relaxation therapies soon.

Victoria Barnes Breathe For Wellbeing