Bodylight Therapy has been established in the village of Baltonsborough near Glastonbury, Somerset by Michael and Lynne Orchard,
who consider themselves lucky enough to have been associated with this magical part of the world, nestled in the foothills of the Tor, for more than 25 years.
Michael and Lynne first met in the beautiful Chalice Well Gardens in 1986. Twelve years later they became the Guardians of the Chalice Well where they looked after the sacred well and gardens and greeted many thousands of pilgrims and travellers.
On leaving Chalice Well in 2005, they took a sabbatical in which they travelled to Nepal to help set up a charity, the Siddhartha Foundation to support Tibetan children from the very poorest areas of that country.
Returning to Glastonbury in 2007, they established a new practice, Bodylight Therapy, which has attracted people from all walks of life and from a wide geographical area. It is now one of Glastonbury’s most well known, respected, and successful bodywork practices.
Since 1986, Michael and Lynne have been practicing many forms of
massage and aromatherapy.
Michael and Lynne established The Dartmouth Natural Therapy Clinic in 1988 and The Exeter Natural Therapy Clinic in 1994. They also ran a highly successful ITEC and ISPA accredited training school called The Chalice Foundation. Based in Regents College, London, they personally taught over 1000 students the skills of bodywork.
The school’s success led Lynne and Michael to specialise in the training of healthcare professionals such as nurses, midwives, and doctors. They helped pioneer the introduction of complementary therapies into the NHS in the 1980s and 1990s, including hospices, oncology units, and paediatric care.
With over 50 years of experience in therapeutic techniques between them, Lynne and Michael enjoy being the main
therapists and product innovators here at Bodylight Therapy near Glastonbury. Every year they update and add to their skills by attending new courses and seminars. In 2010 Lynne qualified as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Practitioner, following a two year training at The Karuna Institute in Devon. Since that time, the popularity of the Craniosacral work has grown, and this therapy is now becoming a major part of Lynne’s practice.
Michael is a member of the London and Counties Society of Physiologists (LCSP) and Lynne is a member of the
International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA). Through their respective societies, they hold
full professional indemnity insurance for all the therapies they offer. Both Lynne and Michael are also members
of the Glastonbury Therapists Forum at The Pilgrim Reception Centre.
Lynne works with male and female clients for her Craniosacral sessions, but her massage
based sessions are just for female clients.
Michael works with both male and female clients for all the therapies that he offers.