Reflexology is a complementary therapy that involves a pressure technique on the reflex areas found in the feet, hands and face. Reflexology allows the body to go into a deeply relaxed state, giving the person a sense of wellbeing. It is based on the principle that different points in the feet and hands correspond to different parts of the body.
There are 200,000 nerve endings in your feet - your entire body is mapped out over your feet!
Reflexology is a very individual treatment that works holistically. The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its natural balance. Most people find that after a treatment their tension is reduce and that they feel relaxed. They also notice that they sleep better and that their mood and sense of wellbeing has improved.
Reflexology is non-invasive so it is a very safe treatment and it can be used to treat most conditions.
For Reflexology treatments, there's no need to undress...just socks need to be removed. Many clients prefer to lie down, while some may prefer to sit up. You may close your eyes and drift away to relaxing sounds or remain alert and ask questions. It is your therapeutic time and I will assist you to make the most of it.
Trying for a baby is an exciting time in a couples life, but it doesn’t happen easily for everyone as I well know! Fertility Reflexology is a passion of mine due to my own experiences. I had trouble conceiving and was told by my doctor that it would never happen naturally for me. I was recommended a wonderful Reflexologist and eight treatments later I found myself pregnant...coincidence?
Reflexology can help to rebalance your body, regulate menstrual cycles, encourage ovulation and get your bodyin the optimum condition for conception.
The advantage of a reflexology treatment for fertility is that it won't be treated in isolation. Instead, the overall health of the whole person is addressed during the treatment, which means the hormones will be balanced and tress levels will be reduced too. It is important to try and reduce your stress hormones when you are trying for a baby as they can negatively affect your ability to conceive.
I treat each client individually as no two fertility journeys are the same. I offer a non-judgmental and nurturing space for you to talk about your feelings, decisions you are making and the challenges you are facing. I believe that its important to feel supported on your journey, quite often we don’t share it with friends or family which can make us feel like we are doing it on our own, but a friendly knowing ear can make all the difference.
Reflexology is fantastic for balancing hormones, which can help encourage regular menstruation, promote ovulation, and relieve the symptoms ofpolycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis.
The Association of Reflexologists gathers feedback from their members, and it indicates that over 50% of clients seeking reflexology in connection withconception find themselves pregnant within six months.
I am a Certified Fertility Reflexologist with the Fertility Reflexology Network, so I make sure my training and knowledge is up to date with current fertility treatments.
Fertility Massage, also sometimes known as Abdominal Massage, is a non-invasive treatment that focusses onthe abdomen to help bring the organs, ligaments and muscles back into their ideal alignment. This enhancesblood flow and therfore oxygen and essential nutrients to your womb and ovaries. It is a gentle yet deep treatment that helps to reduce tension, break down scar tissue and release any congestion.
Not only does Abdominal Massage help boost your fertility, it also works on the digestive system, encouraging natural movement throughout the digestive tract, easing constipation, trapped wind, bloating and clearing any emotional blockages. 90% of the bodies seretonin (the happy hormone) is made in the gut, so a healthy gut leads to a happy mind!
Another benefit of Abdominal Massage is for women suffering from gynaecological problems such as heavy, painful, and irregular periods.
This therapy is ideal for women planning a pregnancy or going through IVF and for women suffering from gynaecological problems. It can be used as a stand alone treatment or it can be combined with Reflexology.
You may be unsure or shy about having your stomach massaged, as I was for the first time, however most people are very suprised by how relaxing they find it.
Pregnancy is an exciting period in your life, a time of hopes and dreams but for some its also a time of anxiety, nausea, exhaustion and sometimes pain.
Reflexology is wonderful in pregnancy, helping with a number of symptoms such as lower back pain, constipation, nausea, insomnia, anxiety, SPD, swollen legs and ankles (oedema). Not only does it help with the pregnancy symptoms, but it can also help you with a smoother labour by allowing you to be relaxed and ready for the big day.
Two recent studies have shown that reflexology in pregnancy significantly reduced pain during labour (1), reduced the length of the first stage of labour (1) and improved quality of sleep in post- natal women (2).
I am trained to work from day one of your pregnancy, however we will be able to decide together whether reflexology in the first trimester is suitable for you or not.
Having reflexology during your pregnancy will be the best decision you can make as the benefits are uncountable.
I am currently completing a 7 month course to become an Antenatal Coach so that I can support couples in their pregnancies. The course is‘Antenatal Wisdom’ and is run in collaboration by Relaxed Birth & Parenting and Welcome World. It is a groundbreaking, multi-disciplinary training programme by the 3 well known and experienced tutors Louise Bennett, Dominique Sakoilsky and Amanda Rayment.
Some people call it a 'Mini face lift' - the benefits can literally make you 'glow'. Facial Reflexology is a gorgeous treatmentthat melts away tension and revitalises the face.
Facial Reflexology is a holistic and gentle treatment that combines stimulation of points and zones across the surface of the face to send impulses through the body's central nervous system and meridians (energy channels) to the major organs
and physical body, encouraging good blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and hormonal balance.
As an additional benefit, the treatment stimulates the facial nerves, muscles and tissues, releasing held tension, encouraging better skin and muscle tone, improving complexion and helping to reduce wrinkles.
I was trained by the renowned Ziggie Bergman who devised the The Bergman Method Facial Reflexology which is built on the 10 point zone system which is the foundation of modern Reflexology. The method also integrates a combination of Native American techniques and Asian body maps.
I use high quality organic face oils, which will be massaged gently into your face. I particularly like Neal's Yard Remedies Frankincense facial oilwhich also offers anti ageing benefits. Your hair can be covered to keep any oil away from it if you are going somewhere after the treatment. You can also combine the facial reflexology with a foot reflexology treatment, starting with half an hour on the face, and finishing with 45 minutes on the feet - pure bliss!
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.