What is it?

Reflexology is a non-intrusive complimentary therapy, based on the principle that all of the organs and structures of the human body can be mapped out on the feet and hands. By stimulating specific points with my fingers or thumb (reflexes), the aim is to restore balance and improve function of the corresponding part of the body

Reflexology can help in a number of ways with people taking benefit from regular treatments. Usually, client's sense a reduction in tension and stress, improved mood and sleep, increased energy with an overall increased sense of wellbeing.

Complimentary therapy means that it sits alongside traditional treatments, aiding physical recovery and mental health. It is not intended to replace conventional medicine, but to provide additional support.

My personal journey, from patient to therapist

I started my reflexology journey in 1997 with 2 years initial training, at Brunel College then a further year of advanced studies. I can work on hands and ears but prefer feet using traditional or vertical techniques.

I have been practising this wonderful treatment for over 20 years and am still amazed by this gentle wonder

What can you expect on your first treatment?

Your relaxing treatment will start with a free consultation so I can truly understand your needs. Then there will be a gentle and enjoyable set of movements or pressures by my fingers/thumb on your feet (or ears/hands). Some of it feels a little like a massage, but it is designed to improve the meridians (energy lines) through your body. This in turn can aid balance and health in the body and mind.

It can relieve symptoms of pain or discomfort, from everyday disease/disorders (for e.g., chronic ones like Crohns) or acute pain such as back pain or migraines. It can help mental issues like stress or anxiety, OCD, or insomnia to name a few.

Cancer treatment note - I find it is its most powerful if the session is as near to treatment (like chemotherapy or radiotherapy) as possible. It can help to reduce side effects and help healing and recovery.

After treatment – it is good practice to relax, no rushing around, take note of body changes over the following couple of days to inform me on next treatment, drink lots of water and eat light, avoiding alcohol.

It’s a joy in my life and I hope to in yours too

I use aromatherapy oils too and sometimes crystals, plus usually a little reiki at the end of the treatment (energy balancer). There are no contraindications, so it is safe for the most vulnerable of patients/clients.

You do not need to have any medical issues to enjoy this lovely treatment. It is so relaxing that many clients return for regular enjoyable sessions for the calming effect.