Clinical Reflexology, Maternity Reflexology, Reikiflex (Reflexology & Reiki combined) & Cystal Reflexology
My Reflexology qualifications
It was very important to me that I gained a reflexology qualification that was nationally recognised by the NHS and CNHC (complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) so I decided to study a level 3 diploma in Reflexology with the IIR (International Institute of Reflexology) They are the only Reflexology school to teach the original Ingham method of reflexology, which forms the techniques for all types of reflexology taught today. They are also the only Reflexology school that is fully approved and backed by City and Guilds.
As well as being trained in the Ingham technique of Reflexology I have done additional training in fertility and maternity Reflexology, Lymphatic drainage Reflexology, Limbic Reflexology and Crystal Reflexology
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a complimentary therapy based on the theory that there are reflex points within the hands and feet which mirror all the organs, glands and parts of the body. Stimulating these reflex points with the fingers and thumbs using pressure and massage techniques stimulates a response in the body, helping to bring it back into homeostasis (balance). Reflexology is thought to have many health benefits including:
How does Reflexology work?
There are several theories behind reflexologies effectiveness including:
Who is Reflexology for?
Reflexology is suitable for people of all ages from babies to the elderly, and is one of the most relaxing therapies out there. It can be used as a valuable tool to help support you emotionally, If you are experiencing a particularly difficult or stressful time in your life. Or to help you gain control over your health and manage ongoing physical symptoms. No matter what the reason for your treatment, you will leave the therapy room feeling like you are floating on air!
If you have an ongoing health condition, or are pregnant I will need to know this information before I see you for your first treatment. At your first appointment I will also undertake a thorough consultation, this is so I can tailor your treatment to your individual needs, and find out exactly what you would like the most to get out of your Reflexology sessions. We can then put together a treatment plan for you, and work on tackling the symptoms that are causing you the most stress.
Reflexology can help bring relief from symptoms of a wide range of chronic and acute health conditions such as:
Reflexology is based on the theory that there are reflex points within the hands and feet which correspond to all the organs, glands and parts of the body. Stimulating these reflex points with the fingers and thumbs can help to bring about a positive change within the body, and bring back homeostasis (balance).
Reflexology is thought to have many health benefits including; relieving stress and tension, improving nerve and blood supply, promoting the unblocking of nerve impulses, improving mood, balancing hormones, reducing fatigue, increasing vigour and energy, Improving sleep quality, bringing about deep relaxation and increasing inner peace. It can also act as a valuable tool to help reduce and manage ongoing physical symptoms from chronic and acute illnesses.
I see an increasing number of clients for "painful feet" this may be due to conditions such as plantar fasciitis, soft tissue injuries, localised swelling, oedema or lymphedema. Reflexology can often be of great benefit to help reduce the pain and symptoms that go hand in hand with these types of conditions.
During pregnancy, women may find Reflexology to be very relaxing, helping them to maintain health and well-being. The treatment may also help them to cope with the change in hormone levels within the body and encourage the efficient removal of bodily waste.
During pregnancy time, women experience hormone changes, bodily changes, emotions and feelings and at this time they deserve special care. Reflexology is second to none as a complimentary therapy before, during and after pregnancy. In this world where we rush about so much, it gives the mother-to-be one hour of quality time to just ‘be’. It may also ease many conditions associated with pregnancy that mothers-to-be may experience. Ladies who experience Reflexology throughout their pregnancy often report a much shorter labour and less need for intervention. The unborn baby also enjoys Reflexology and it is common for it to become very active during a treatment.
I have undertaken specialist training to enable me to design targeted reflexology treatments for pre-conception (trying to conceive), ante-natal (during pregnancy) and Post-natal (after pregnancy). Reflexology can be a fabulous support for couples trying to conceive, both naturally and using assisted conception. It helps to assist any underlying conditions that may be inhibiting conception, regulates the menstrual cycle and improves sperm production. It also helps support your body through your pregnancy journey, and after your little one is born by bringing your body back into balance and helping you to adapt to being a parent.
I decided to train in this specialised area of reflexology after my own little boy was born. I felt so lucky to have him, and felt so much joy in being a mum that I wanted to help other people to achieve their dream of being a parent.
A uniquely relaxing treatment combining the health benefits of Reflexology combined with the healing properties of crystals. Crystal tools are used to massage the reflex points in the feet, whilst absorbing the healing energies of the crystals through the feet.
Limbic reflexology involves focusing on the reflex points on the feet connected to our limbic brain, the part of the brain which generates emotional, physiological and behavioural responses. This can include our experience of pain, or what situations cause us to experience fear and anxiety. It may help bring relief from many chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, and ongoing stress and anxiety related conditions.