A March-based complimentary therapist specialising in treating autism has won a prestigious national award.
Steven Rudelhoff, who practices and teaches complementary therapies across the UK and abroad, has received a Highly Commended award in the Best Complementary Medicine Practitioner category of the Institute of Complementary Natural Medicine (ICNM) Awards 2014.
Mr Rudelhoff, who was joined by wife Ingrid for the award ceremony in London, said: “This award will hopefully help me to raise awareness about the benefits of complementary medicine, especially when treating people with specific needs.
“My goal is to train parents and carers as well as other therapists in how to use complementary therapies when dealing with specific needs such as autism at all spectrums.”
A member of the British Register of Complementary Practitioners (BRCP) and Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicine (ICNM), Mr Rudelhoff has specialised in treating autism in both adults and children for the last ten years, mainly using aromatherapy massage and sometimes energy or sound healing.
He has a treatment room at his home in St John’s Road, March, but also offers a mobile service and helps residents in supported living homes.
He said: “Both carers and parents have seen big improvements in the behavioural patterns of my clients.
“They have become calmer in general and when they need to release stress, it is released more gently.
“They have become more balanced in every part of their lives and are happier within themselves.”
For more information about Mr Rudelhoff’s treatments visit his website at: www.reikiwithrudelhoff.com or contact him on 01354 654094.