Julie Elder

Hello! I’m Julie

I’d like to tell you a little bit about me and how Totally Holistic Health came into being!

Totally Holistic Health was founded by myself, Julie Elder in 2005. I specialise in providing complementary therapy services.  These include Yoga, Bowen, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, Kinesiology,  Reflexology, Cold Water therapy, Meditation, Breathwork and Reiki.  I am based in Cheadle Hulme covering the North Cheshire and South Manchester area.

I have always had an interest in Natural Health even from an early age.  After years of working in a corporate environment and seeing the stresses and strains it placed on the body, health and wellbeing I was confident that I needed a change of direction.

The ideal opportunity came when my son started school.  This was when I decided to retrain as a therapist.  Within 6 weeks of starting my course I discovered I was pregnant with my daughter – who said that stress doesn’t affect fertility??!!

I completed the first year of my course, gave birth to my daughter in the summer and continued with the second year with baby in tow.  I still however managed to achieve a college award and distinctions in my HND in Health and Complementary Therapies.  The course gave me a fantastic grounding in all aspects of working in a therapeutic environment.  This included counselling skills; psychology; sociology; diet and nutrition; anatomy and physiology. I also became qualified  Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage and Indian head Massage.

My knowledge and determination has never wavered.   I love learning new skills, therapies and gaining new knowledge. Since qualifying in 2005 I have become qualified as a Reiki master; Advanced Bowen practitioner; Baby Massage instructor; Kinesiologist to diploma level and also hold qualifications in Pregnancy Massage; Tibetan Acupressure Head Massage; Natural face Lift Massage and Mindfulness. I am also enhancing my lifelong love of Yoga and have trained as a Yoga Teacher to enhance the treatments I can offer you. Having recently seen the devastating mental health issues after two years of coronavirus and lockdowns I also wanted to offer a supportive service to help with this too so embarked on an amazing Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy course which I completed in 2022.  I am so pleased to be able this awesome modality to my therapy arsenal.  I am an avid Cold Water swimmer/dipper and really feel the benefits that cold water immersion can bring to people’s mental and physical health so have also completed my Cold Water Therapy Diploma and Cold Water Therapy Practitioners Diploma [Accredited] in December of 2022 and am running Cold Water Therapy Workshops as well as private 1 to 1 sessions.  I will shortly be qualified to Level 3 in Water Safety enabling me to take people into lakes and open water.

Customer service is very important to me and I try to follow up each client’s treatment.

Also maintaining and updating my training regularly helps me add additional skills and knowledge to help you receive the best help and advice I can give.

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Training and Qualifications

BTEC Higher Diploma in Health and Holistic Therapies – Stockport College – two years full time achieving Distinctions and College award – 2005

Reiki 1 – 2003

Reiki 2 – 2006

Reiki Master – 2012

Chakra and Thermal Stone Massage – Libramentum – 2005

Tibetan Acupressure Head Massage – Inspire Massage – 2008

Practitioners Certificate in Pregnancy Massage – Inspire Massage – 2010

VTCT Level 3 Teaching Certificate in Baby Massage – Cheshire Massage Academy – 2011

Bowen Technique – Bowtech – 2007

Bowen Technique – Specialised Bowen Procedures 1 – Bowtech 2011

Bowen Technique – Specialised Bowen Procedures 2 – Bowtech 2012

Kinesiology Practitioner – Kinesiology UK – 2013

Advanced Kinesiology Practitioner – Kinesiology UK – 2014

Kinesiology – Understanding Neurotransmitters – Kinesiology UK – 2014

Diploma in Professional Kinesiology – Kinesiology UK – 2015

Neural Touch – Bowen Bridge Phase 1 – Gene Dodkin – 2015

Bowen Technique – The Art of Symmetry – Graham Pennington – 2015

Bowen Technique – The Art of Bowen – Alastair McLoughlin – 2016

Teaching Mindfulness to Professionals – 2016

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training – Creative Calm – 2018

Reflex Yoga – Yotism – 2018

Yin Yoga Workshop – Creative Calm – 2018

Yoga for Trauma – Yoga Therapy Manchester – 2019

Foundations in Teaching Mindfulness Meditation – 2019

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy – UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy – 2022

CBH for Insomnia – UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy – 2022

Cold Water Therapy Diploma – Centre of Excellence – 2022

Cold Water Therapy Practitioners Diploma [Accredited] – 2022

How to get in touch

I also love sharing my passion for natural health by regular blogs, newsletters and courses.

I would love to help you.  Please contact me on 07960602849 for a FREE consultation or use the contact box below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

 What’s the best treatment for me?

I offer a variety of treatments which will be individually tailored to your needs so first of all I’d check out whats available here then if you are still unsure then just contact me on  07960602849 and I will be able to help you choose the best option for your needs.

 Why do I need to Complete a Consultation Form before the Treatment?

Well as you know I offer a wide variety of treatments so it is important for me to have a full knowledge of your lifestyle, medical conditions, health issues etc so that we can work together to choose the best option for you.  This information is also required for my insurance so that I can safely treat you.  Any personal information is private and will not be disclosed to anyone else.

Where can I park?

If you are coming to my therapy room for a treatment, there is parking on the road directly outside the front of the church opposite and lots of residential streets around to park on too. Sometimes it’s very easy to park; sometimes you need to allow 5 minutes to get yourself sorted.  If you get lost don’t forget to call me on 07960602849

 How do I Book a Treatment?

I offer an online booking system where you can choose your own appointment time, receive reminders of upcoming appointments and also leave reviews, find any last minute availability, buy gift vouchers and Yoga passes. You can book online HERE.

If you do need any help or advice please feel free to call me on 07960602849 or leave a message on the contact form below.

 Is there a Cancellation Policy?

As a small business, I really do appreciate it if you can let me know as soon as possible if you need to move your appointment. Re-arranging is fine, but if you cancel within 24 hours then I do ask you pay 50% of the cost of the treatment.
If you have a cold/tummy bug/or a cough but really want to come for a treatment then I really would prefer it if you rearranged.  Don’t forget I treat numerous people so do not want to pass anything onto other clients (and I really don’t want to catch anything myself)!!  Please ring me in plenty of time before your appointment if you are at all unsure and want to discuss.
If you are using a voucher that you have won (i.e. a voucher I’ve donated) and you do not attend your free appointment or cancel within 24 hours, the voucher becomes invalid.

 What sort of Yoga do you Teach?

I teach Hatha yoga with an emphasis on meditation and the breath.  I teach small classes so you feel that you can have the close attention you need. I offer trauma sensitive mindful yoga so I give you a chance of building your own practice and gain confidence in a small and safe environment.  You can find more about my classes and how I teach HERE

I take payment by Credit card, Cheque, PayPal or cash or Bank Transfer.

Still haven’t answered your question?
Just go to my contact box above and drop me a line or please feel free to call me on 0760602849.  If i am with a client or teaching yoga the answer machine will be on so please leave me a message and I’ll call you straight back.

Some lovely comments from my clients

A fantastic facial which was very special and like no other I have had before. Beautiful products selected for my skin type. The facial massage, including shoulders and head was so relaxing, it left me feeling wonderful! Thank you” 


I experienced my first Kinesiology session with Julie last week and I can’t believe how amazing I feel already in such a short time. Through a series of muscle tests and specialist techniques, Julie was able to diagnose and immediately rectify my problem. Julie also identified a vitamin deficiency which I can easily remedy with my diet. Julie is a true professional and has given me the confidence I need to make the small changes in my life for a healthier and happier me. I would recommend Julie to everyone seeking a non-invasive holistic approach to their health. Thank you Julie. xx”


I’ve been to see Julie for two health issues that doctors could not fix;
One was extreme unexplained bloating; Julie discovered via kinesiology that it was emotionally related and fixed me. I’ve never since had the extreme pain I used to suffer from!
The second was a very scary constant dizzy feeling; a loss of memory; confusion, leg pain and continual vertigo. A neurologist couldn’t find anything wrong and I’d been forced to resign from work. After one visit to Julie for a session of kinesiology, I left feeling absolutely fine. She fixed me in less than an hour!
I can’t explain her treatment as I still don’t understand it, but I 100% recommend her as a therapist. She has such a delicate and compassionate disposition with her patients and I can honestly say I hold a very special place for her in my life now.
Thank you Julie X”



Julie has helped me to become more energised after a recent illness. I particularly found kinesiology effective and relaxing. I feel that Julie works in such a holistic way that she takes all elements of the person into account. I love the way she works and her magic hands!”