Hi, I’m Gem and I’m a well woman specialist.
I worked as a nurse for 15 years in busy London hospitals, health has always been important to me, but I became disillusioned with my work and knew that there had to be another way to maintain health. I decided to take matters into my own hands and set up a space designed in supporting and maintaining optimal health for my clients.
This is mainly through creating confidence and empowerment over people knowing they have choices but are always in the driving seat about those choices.
I’m talking about periods; I have had wonky periods my entire life. I used the pill for a while but they didn’t really help more mask the situation. For over 10 years I had been having symptoms every month that were trying to communicate to me that something wasn’t right. For the most part I ignored it, powered on through, believing this was just how it was to be a woman.
I had approached health professionals and asked the questions about my cycle, and that sometimes it was painful, I bled very heavily, and it was completely irregular. I always came away from those conversations less than satisfied and so decided to take matters into my own hands.
I read everything I could get my hands on around the subject and what I started to discover blew my mind, why had I never known about this information? Why had nobody shared this? Why are we given such bias heavy choices in women’s health or just told to put up with it ‘its part of being a woman’. I was furious and ecstatic all at the same time.
Last year after 10 long years I was finally diagnosed with something, I had a large cyst on my ovary that I need to have surgery to remove. I was also found to have fibroids, endometriosis and Adenomyosis. It was a bummer and a relief all at the same time. But my intuition had been right, there had indeed been something wrong and finally I could start making moves to make me healthy again.
Between the Mizan training and all the reading I had done, it gave me the utter confidence to say no to hormone treatment and a hysterectomy, which was the treatment plan I was offered.
I feel so fiercely protective over my womb and every other woman’s. The choice of options out there is severely limited, and I am here to tell you that there is another way.
Working with me you will be presented with clear information that will help you to make informed choices about what is right for you. To take back control over your body, work with it and make it bloom with health.
Our periods are our health report card reporting diligently every month on the state of play of our health. For the most part we ignore it, I want to invite you to start listening.
If you have painful periods, irregular periods, heavy periods, conditions that effect your periods I want to talk to you. I want to give you the support and knowledge that wasn’t there for me. Your health matters, I want you to know that, by informing you of the options out there you can get back into the driving seat of your body, get confident get empowered and be proud to be the wonder woman I know you are.