Fiona Hewitt and family tragically killed

Everyone at Alternatives are deeply saddened by the sudden, tragic loss of Fiona and her family in a plane crash in Canada. Fiona had been our Shiatsu practitioner for fifteen years since the very beginning of the Alternatives Clinic and she will be terribly missed by all who knew her.

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