About Dawn Symons

Dawn Symons (pictured) explains how Maga Therapy & First Aid For Stress was created.

“I was born to ‘help people’. So I am grateful to be able to do this through my work. Having studied psychology, sociology, human biology, nursing and counselling PLUS a heap of bodywork, mental health and energy healing qualifications.

I designed Maga Therapy to be whole body healing – physical,  emotional and spiritual.

I designed First Aid for Stress to deal with mental health issues, ranging from stress, anxiety, depression and CPTSD, relationship difficulties, addiction (to name a few) visit http://first-aid-for-stress.com for more info.

I have lectured and written widely, specialising in tension & stress reduction irrespective of the cause, applying the latest scientific thinking to provide a logical, effective & progressive result.

 A message from Dawn….

Welcome and thank you for visiting my website and blog.

 I am lucky enough to be following my life purpose… To be able to connect with another soul at a time of significant upset, pain, worry or fear and to be able to offer simple, peaceful healing honours my true calling.

I have always known that ‘making people feel better and helping people’ was my ‘life purpose’. Over the past three decades, I have worked with people of all ages to reduce both their physical or emotional tension, pain, fatigue and fears.

As a young adult entering the healing/ caring profession, I spent nearly three years dealing with death and cancer before I realised that nursing was not for me. However, I now know that I was ‘supposed’ to be there, the universe had worked hard to get me ‘in situ’ to observe a very special event, although at that time I had no idea that it was ‘important’.

Twenty-eight years later, the universe moved mountains to ensure that again I was ‘in situ’ to observe the same phenomena, repeatedly for a year or so.

The circumstances around these ‘ events’ proved categorically to me, as well as other independent medical observers, how the human body really functions. For me personally, I was able to take that understanding much further – I realised that I’d found ‘a missing link’.

In 2002 I became a Reiki Master, a role I took very seriously. I understood that in order to heal another person you must heal yourself first… thirteen years later after cancer, M.E. burnout, divorce and singlehood I finally had the tools, experience and know-how to kick-start my life.

As 2015 drew to a close I knew that I had mastered not only, physical and spiritual healing but I finally saw and understood the ‘missing’ physical/emotional link.

I had formulated my *recipe* an answer to physical tension, strain and pain AS WELL AS mental, emotional, and spiritual pain and healing.

There is a domino effect when it comes to stress and unless you realise where you are, which phase you are in and do something about it – don’t worry I’ve got that covered- you are extremely likely to burnout, have chronic health issues such as Insomnia M.E./ Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CSF),  Long Covid, Anxiety/ panic attacks, depression, CPTSD/ PTSD, to name a few.

What I realised a decade ago, after I’d back engineered my depression, M.E. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Fibromyalgia, Cancer (thyroid) and long-term anxiety, depression and CPTSD was there is a pathway into these conditions.  An actual domino effect of circumstances/ situations which changes the way we work (I mean the way the body works!). 

The bottom line is that we are all the same and that if things that should happen don’t and things that shouldn’t happen do we have a pre-disposition (from 6-8 years old) to suffer the consequences Physically, Mentally/ Emotionally AND Spiritually.

The consequences to an individual can be catastrophic…

You know, when I left the NHS all those years ago I could see holes in the service written with the utmost respect because let’s face it the guys are amazing and fire-fighting, day in – day out, but you know I wanted to find solutions, real answers to bad backs, stress and understand Cancer and the journey beyond, and more…

In my own life, as well as my private practice for 20+ years I’ve done that.

I am good at what I do. I speak honestly and explain everything as I see it, hence why I call myself *the human mechanic*

See my service (Maga Therapy and First Aid for Stress) like you’re taking your car to the garage to get a diagnostic.

Stress, problems getting pregnant, dealing with an uncertain future, I’ve dealt with those and much more in both my own life AND my practice.

If you need help, I am here.

To the best of my capacity, I have answers, and some are kinda deep and out there, BUT, I can show or prove to you what I’m saying to help you come to physical, mental/emotional peace with whatever it is that you’re dealing with.

And you know what…

I finally understood how to heal my life and how to help you heal yours. I look forward to sharing my journey with you,


Credentials as a Practitioner & Lecturer

  • British School Yoga | Aromatherapy
  • DMTA | Breuss Massage
  • DMTA | Dorn Method
  • Ellisons Academy | Hopi Ear Candle Therapy
  • Ellisons Academy | Hot & Cold Stone Massage Therapy
  • ITEC | Holistic Massage
  • ITEC | Indian Head Massage
  • ITEC | Reflexology
  • Middlesex School of Complementary Therapies | Advanced Reflexology
  • Modern School of Ancient Therapies | Rainbow Technique
  • Modern School of Ancient Therapies | Vitaflex Technique
  • New Perspectives | Emotional Freedom Techniques Level 1 & 2
  • NOCN | Addictive Desire Recognition
  • Reiki Master Fred Greenslade | Karuna Reiki Levels 1 & 2
  • Reiki Master Fred Greenslade |Reiki Levels 1 & 2
  • Reiki Master Natalie Dowling | Reiki Levels 1, 2 and masters.
  • SEED Institute | Pregnancy Massage
  • SEED Institute | Sports Injury & Remedial Massage Therapy
  • University of Plymouth PGCE, Certificate in Education.
  • Upledger Institute | Cranial Sacral Therapy Levels 1 & 2

Additional Training

  • Acupressure
  • CBT
  • Crystal Healing
  • Colour Therapy
  • Dowsing
  • Life coaching
  • Three Principles
  • M.E. (CSF) Practitioner Training – Chrysalis Effect.
  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
  • Suicide Awareness Course