Healing Hands comes to give relief in Kenton
Healthcare comes in many forms and now, with the establishment of Healing Hands in Kenton-on-Sea, the community has access to three professionals in their field offering psychology (Shannon Eckley), clinical massage and therapeutic reflexology (Angela Pattinson) and a chiropractor (Dr Keri Purdon).
The business, which is based in Port Elizabeth, has opened a satellite branch in Kenton-on-Sea and the team look forward to bringing their services and expertise to the community.
Psychologist Shannon Eckley is a HPCSA-registered counselling psychologist in private practice which she commenced in April 2013 after completing her honours degree at the University of London, UK and her masters degree in psychology at the Nelson Mandela University in 2012.
Prior to qualifying as a psychologist, Eckley was qualified as a registered nurse in Cape Town in 1993 and practised in both South Africa and the UK.
“I am committed to helping people. I believe that a good psychologist needs to uphold the principles of honesty, integrity, trust, patient confidentiality, best practice, be non-judgmental, as well as displaying excellence in ethical practice,” said Eckley.
Eckley works with both adolescents and adults, with her main areas of interest including adjustment disorders, personal development, adolescent and adult individual therapy, couples/ marital therapy, substance abuse, anxiety, mood disorders, issues related to self-esteem, bereavement and trauma counselling.
Angela Pattinson provides clinical massage and therapeutic reflexology therapeutic reflexology. She completed her studies in 1998 and went on to further her studies in reflexology through The School of Effective Reflexology Methods.
“I have an immense passion for the human body, not only in its design and function but also with its ability to heal itself. My goal when treating my patients is to get them to a point where their body is able to do that,” said Pattinson.
Pattinson offers most forms of massage therapy. However, her passion lies in sports massage, myofascial release (trigger point therapy) and massage in pregnancy.
“I also do Swedish massage, aromatherapy, hydrotherm and manual lymph drainage – area specific only,” said Pattinson.
Chiropractor Dr Keri Purdon found her calling after spending four years working and travelling around the world and received a full academic scholarship to study chiropractic at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, US where she graduated magna cum laude.
After practising in the US for 11 years, she decided to move back to Port Elizabeth where she has now been practising for almost seven years.
“My practice is incredibly diverse and I see a wide variety of patients. These range from infants with colic and constipation issues, athletes for performance and prevention of injury, women with infertility challenges to 80-year-old individuals with back and neck pain.
“I also specialise in patients with scoliosis and individuals who have problems after back and neck surgery.
“It is a privilege to be part of the healing process and providing hope for so many people who didn’t realise that chiropractic care can positively affect their lives in such a wide range of ways,” said Purdon.
Contact Healing Hands on 072-083-9416 to make your appointment or visit the practice at shop 9 and 10 at the Cycad Centre in Kenton-on-Sea. THE ladies of Pandora’s Home Industry, Kenton-on-Sea, pulled out all the stops in aid of Mandela Day on July 18.
Two teams were fielded, with the sole purpose of making this day special for their chosen charities.
One team, consisting of three ladies, decided to choose the Sinethemba Centre for Disabled Learners in Marselle, and set out to crochet three blankets for these pupils – something they could drape over their shoulders or knees in the cold weather.
During a visit to the school they identified a desperate need for writing material and, through donations from their members, and even a retired member, they were able to hand over a supply of paper, pencils, erasers, crayons and colouring books.
When completed, the children’s artwork will be displayed on the walls of the classroom.
To make the day even “sweeter”, pupils were treated to cake and biscuits.
The other team consisted of members of the community who gathered around a table in Pandora’s on a Thursday and knitted squares that were then sewn together to make up blankets for the SPCA. These will be handed over to the animal shelter at a convenient time.
Pandora’s Home Industry thanked all the ladies who made the effort to provide a special day for the most needy in society.