She gained a Diploma in Animal Healing and a certificate in Natural Animal Food Remedies with
Elizabeth Whiter’s Healing Animals Organisation. This led to studies in herbal remedies, taking a short course at the College of Naturopathic Medicine before studying animal herbal self-selection (applied zoopharmacognosy) with Jo Rose. Further CPD courses include feline and canine zoopharmacognosy gateway courses with Caroline Ingraham. Rita recently trained in Canine Merishia Massage for mobility and joint care. She has also taken animal communication classes, to enhance her connection with her animal clients.
Rita has experience working as a veterinary receptionist, and has voluntarily worked in several animal shelters both here and abroad, including the National Animal Welfare Trust, RSPCA, Animal Care Egypt, Dog Rescue Cyprus, and The Cinnamon Trust. For more on my voluntary work, click the paw
Rita lives with her rescue dog, Amber, and her two cats Sam and Suki. She loves her animal and human holistic work and continues to develop her skills. She is a registered healer and Member of the Healing Animals Organisation, a member of the Rose Association of Therapists and of the Association of Merishia Therapists.
Qualifications & Training:
BSc (Hons) Degree in Microbiology - University College London
Diploma in Animal Healing - Elizabeth Whiter, Healing Animals Organisation (HAO)
Applied Herbal Choices for Pets (Zoopharmacognosy) - Rose Therapies
Canine Merishia Massage - Rose Therapies
Relax HAOK9 Massage - Healing Animals Organisation
Feline Pharmacognosy course (Feline Gateway 1) - Caroline Ingraham
Canine Pharmacognosy course (Canine Gateway 1) - Caroline Ingraham
Herbs for Everyday Living - Lorna Driver-Davies, College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM)
Introduction to Animal Acu-Point Therapy (Acupressure) - Lucy Yeomans, Rose Therapies
Animal Communication - Alex Butler, Rose Therapies
Animal Communication workshop - Elizabeth Whiter, HAO
Reiki Master Practitioner degree - William Rand, International Reiki Centre
Reiki Levels 1st, 2nd and 3rd Degree Mastership - Bernadette Rae
Crystal Healing, Level 2 practitioner - Philip Permutt, The Crystal Healer
Introduction to the Chakras - Sally Topham, Energy Harmonix
Rita Lymboura BSc(Hons) MHAO, worked in clinical research for over 20 years before leaving to follow her passion for animal care. Although from a science background, Rita always had an interest in holistic therapies. She began her healing journey with Reiki and crystal therapy for human clients before developing her skills to work with animals.