Anne Huckerby - Freedom Therapies and Workshops

I became interested in Holistic therapies after having 2 spinal operations which left me with chronic pain.  The medical profession could not treat me any further and wanted to manage my pain with drugs.  It was then that I decided to look into alternative methods of managing my pain.

I took Reiki I in 2003 and since then have trained in Indian Head Massage, Crystal Therapy, Hopi Ear Candles, and went on to become a Reiki Master/Teacher in January 2007.  Since then I have completed an Adult Education Teachers certificate and now train others in Reiki and Hopi Ear Candles, Meditation and Working with Pendulums.  I also teach Indian Head Massage.

In September 2007 I began a support group for Holistic Therapists in the Derbyshire/Staffordshire area which brings therapists together to help and give support to each other.  The meetings are open, not just to therapists, but to anyone who has an interest in Holistic Therapies.  We have speakers who come along and give talks on various subjects, ranging from Crystals to talks on successful business practices.

If you are interested in any of the workshops or coming along to one of the meetings, please do not hesitate to contact me on 07985 421334 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing which was discovered by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 20th Century.

The treatment works with healing energy, which is channelled through the practitioner to the client.  It is a very relaxing treatment and is a good stress reliever.

Reiki works on the emotions, mind and spirit, as well as the physical body and restores natural balance in the body, thus providing a sense of peace and well-being.

As well as traditional Usui Reiki, Anne also uses Angelic and Karuna Reiki in her treatments.


Hopi Ear Candles

Hopi Ear Candles are an ancient treatment developed by the Hopi Indians of South America.

It may help relieve symptoms of stress, sinusitis, migraines, ear infections and has been known to help with tinnitus.

The treatment is very relaxing and leaves the client feeling clear headed, calm and relaxed. Anne also incorporates a mini short facial massage within the treatment to help with sinus drainage.

PLEASE NOTE: this treatment is not suitable for people who have grommits or suffer with perforated ear drums.


Indian Head Massage

This very therapeutic Massage technique dates back nearly three thousand years and has been used in the daily lives of the people of India for that length of time.

Indian Head Massage concentrates on the areas of the shoulders, neck and head and may relieve symptoms of stress, including stiff neck and shoulders, eye strain and headaches.

This therapy can be given with or without oils depending on the clients’ preference.


Thai Foot Massage

Thai Foot Massage is a massage of the lower legs and feet and involves hands on stretching and massage to open Sen (energy) lines, along with the use of a stick to stimulate reflex points on the feet.  Thai Foot Massage stimulates these points to promote generally health and well-being.  A very relaxing therapy.

Benefits may include, improved circulation, stress relief, improved sleep and gives clarity of mind, stimulates the lymphatic system and gives the immune system a boost.


Crystal Therapy

Crystals have been used in healing for thousands of years, in various forms. 

It is believed that each crystal has a different energy vibration and by placing the crystals on certain points either on or around the body they can help to bring the body’s energy systems back into balance.

Anne works on a very intuitive level when using crystals and uses crystals which are exactly right for each individual client.  No two sessions will ever be the same.


Natural Facial Lift Massage

This extremely relaxing facial massage creates a total feeling of wellbeing, whilst helping the facial muscles to firm.

By having regular sessions the appearance of the skin and of wrinkles and lines may improve.



Before any of the above treatments are given a full consultation will be taken, so that Anne can get a full picture of any medical problems or symptoms you may have and so enable her to give you the most appropriate treatment for your individual needs.




Anne has a number of one day workshops and also more in-depth training schedules available, group sizes are small so that individual attention is given to each student.  Reiki can be taught either in small groups or as a one to one training course.


Hopi Ear Candles

This workshop is great for therapists who would like to have another therapy to add to their ‘toolbox’ and also for the novice who would like to know a bit more about holistic therapies.  It is a simple and easy therapy to use on clients and family alike.

This workshop includes the anatomy and physiology of the ear, contra-indications, how to give a candle treatment and facial massage techniques, along with a comprehensive manual for you to use at home.



This one day workshop gives an insight into the use of pendulums within our everyday lives.

The workshop covers the history of dowsing, how to choose and use your pendulum.  We will also be looking at the various methods of working with you pendulum including the use of charts.  The day will end with learning how to give a chakra balance and aura cleanse.

Introduction to Crystals

This one day workshop gives the beginner an insight into the world of crystals.

The day will start with an introduction on how crystals work and how we can use them in our everyday life to enhance our well being.

We will look at how to choose a crystal, how to cleanse them, and how to use them in your everyday life, including the use of pendulums to choose your crystals, using crystal grids and looking at some of the properties to some of the more common well known crystals.

If you are intrigued by the workshop a follow – on course in crystal healing is available.


 Indian Head Massage for Friends and Family

This very interactive one day workshops, gives you an insight into the Indian practice of Ayurveda.  We will look at the history of Indian Head Massage, the oils used and look at how it is incorporated into everyday life.

We will practice some very simple massage techniques and then have a go at a very simple version of the Indian Head Massage routine.  Lots of practice will be done so that at the end of the day, not only have you learnt a new skill you will also be very chilled out after having an Indian Head Massage yourself.




Anne teaches all levels of Reiki, from beginners right the way through to Reiki Masters, usually on a one to one basis and over the course of about 6 weeks for Reiki level I.

Reiki I is the starting point and covers all the basic aspects of Reiki, including history, self healing and healing others.  Reiki II is practitioner level and once completed enables the student to practice on the public.  Reiki Master/Teacher is for those wishing to go on to teach Reiki to others.

If you are looking for an easy to learn therapy and to gain a good knowledge and grounding on energy therapies then Reiki is a great starting point.

Indian Head Massage

This 26 week in depth course covers all you need to know to become a competent and qualified Indian Head Massage practitioner. 

This course goes into the origins of Indian Head Massage, oils, contra-indications, anatomy and physiology, Health and Safety, massage techniques and of course the Indian Head Massage routine.

This is quite an intense course, and homework including case studies will need to be completed.

To enable individual attention places are limited to 6 per course.

Crystal Therapy

This 10 week course covers all you need to know about crystals and crystal therapy. 

Covered in this interesting course are history of crystals, how crystals work, the different types of crystals, a detailed look at various crystals, the chakra system and the aura. Various crystal therapy techniques including cleansing the aura, chakra balancing using crystals, repairing tears in the aura, using crystal grids, Crystal back massage and crystal facial massage.

Contra –indications etc are also covered.



For more information, costs etc, please contact Anne.