Rita Lymboura BSc(Hons) MHAO

Complementary Therapist 

Rita Lymboura BSc(Hons) MHAO, worked in clinical research for over 20 years before leaving to follow her passion for animal care and holistic therapies. She began her healing journey with Reiki and Crystal therapy for human clients before developing her skills to work with animals.

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 with Rose Therapies. Further CPD courses included feline and canine zoopharmacognosy gateway courses with applied zoopharmacognosy pioneer 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.

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Rita has experience 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. Click here to see more on her voluntary work.


Rita lives with her rescue dog, Amber, and her two cats Sam and Suki. She loves her animal work and continues to develop her skills. 


Rita 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

Canine Myofascial Release - 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 - 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