The Greatest wealth is health -Virgil
WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?
AND HOW AND WHAT DOES IT HELP ?
Reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, but was not introduced to the West until the early 1900's as Zone Therapy. In the 1930's it was developed further by Eunice Ingham, to become the reflexology we know (and love) today.
The theory is that every organ, gland and part of the body is mapped onto the feet. By using various pressure techniques these 'reflexes' can be stimulated, aiming to bring those areas back into balance, and therefore aiding the body to work as well as it can.
Reflexology is a therapy open to all, from young babies to the elderly. Occasionally there are times when it is not suitable, but I can advise on those.
What to expect
Upon booking I will send you a link to my consultation form, which will ask you briefly about your health and lifestyle to make sure reflexology is for you.
When I arrive, I will bring with me my recliner chair or a footstool if you prefer to stay in a suitable chair of your own.
I bring towels, a blanket and support pillows, and music etc so you only need to provide the room and maybe light a candle.
Wear something comfortable so you can relax, but don't worry you will only be removing your socks and pushing your trousers up your calves a little.
We will then have a little chat about what you'd like from the session and discuss anything that has arisen on your form.
If you are having RLD, measurements of your affected limbs will be taken, to log your journey.
Once you are relaxed in my chair I will wipe your feet over and apply my wax( a gentle natural product that allows my movement across your skin).
We will take some breaths together and then you relax as I use finger and thumb techniques on your feet, these massage techniques are firm enough to feel but gentle enough to be relaxing.
There maybe points on your feet that feel a bit like a bruise as I pass over them but it should not hurt.
What Can it help
Although there is no scientific evidence at the moment, there may be benefits to be found for
Stress and anxiety
Fertility issues (male and female)
Cancer related problems
Pregnancy related problems
Swelling and lymphodeoma
I DO NOT DIAGNOSE, I DO NOT CURE !!
PREGNANCY AND POST NATAL CARE
Pregnancy, is one of the most exciting times, but it can make you anxious, and also the physical changes come with some aches and pains, so once in your 2nd trimester, reflexology as a complementary therapy, may help rebalance and relax you.
After 37 weeks I can help you on your journey to motherhood, by helping your body get ready for a natural birth.
Postnatal care shouldn't be forgotten. Reflexology has its place here too, to help relax, heal and rebalance those all important hormones.
REFLEXOLOGY LYMPH DRAINAGE
RLD is an award winning reflexology technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet.
The aim is to cause an effect on the lymphatic system in the body. It is a unique sequence that has been researched and developed by Sally Kay, whilst working in cancer care.
Lymphoedema is defined as tissue swelling due to the failure of lymph drainage.
After breast cancer, approximately 20% of patients develop secondary lymphoedema of the arm following treatment for breast cancer. A person may experience emotional difficulties due to altered body image and a swollen limb can exacerbate this.
Primary Lymphoedema, is often congenital, it can start at any age, from infancy, triggered by puberty or not even showing until later life, and often presents itself in the lower limbs
Secondary Lymphoedema, affects both men and women, and is most common in the upper limbs after breast cancer treatment, usually occurring in the arm on the side of the treatment.
RLD is a gentle reflexology technique which is designed to mirror the techniques and effects of Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage (MLD) by applying pressure to the reflexes of the feet or hands.
RLD can also be used to aid other conditions including:
Pregnancy and premenstrual fluid retention
Relax and enjoy the treatment in the comfort of your own home.
I will give you a full consultation, asking various questions about your health and lifestyle, to ensure reflexology is for you. You can choose to use my recliner, or your own chair to relax in.
1 Hour - £40
PREGNANCY & POST NATAL REFLEXOLOGY
Making you as comfortable as possible, in my recliner, or your own chair in the comfort of your home. I take a full consultation about your health. Then you relax whilst I proceed with the treatment, concentrating on any pregnancy needs you may have. After 37 weeks I can help your body get ready for a natural birth. Postnatal treatments help to heal and rebalance your hormones.
1 Hour - £40
CANCER CARE REFLEXOLOGY
Taking time, making you comfortable, either in your bed, chair, or my chair. The treatment will be tailored to your stage and progression of cancer. using a lighter touch to give you the relaxing time that you need at that time of your journey.
1 Hour - £40
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE REFLEXOLOGY
After taking measurements of your affected limb,(in your arm we shall need to be sat at the table) and recording them. You then get to relax in my reclining chair or a chair of your own with my footstool. I will only need access to your feet for the treatment. Following the massage, we will then re-measure the affected limb. We can then discuss treatment going forward.
1 Hour + - £45
Gift Vouchers are available to purchase from me and make a great gift for any occasion.
The voucher is the cost of a treatment and comes with some cute feet soap in an organza bag.
I can deliver the voucher or they can be picked up from me. I take cash or card
I am a fully qualified and insured reflexologist and a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).
I started to take an interest in complementary therapies, after a family bereavement, and had many positive experiences with reflexology, which led me to train as a reflexologist in 2001.
With my family now growing up I have found reflexology is a bigger part of my life again and I am enjoying bringing this wonderful therapy to others in my capacity as a mobile reflexologist.
I enjoyed the benefits that reflexology gave me whilst pregnant, and afterwards, so I was keen to explore this further, I have recently qualified in pre-conception, pregnancy and post natal reflexology at The London School of Reflexology under Louise Keet.
I have extended my knowledge recently to include RLD, which is a form of lymphatic drainage, purely done through reflexology, I have trained with Sally Kay the amazing lady that founded this treatment, have a look at the treatment section to find out more!
I have also trained to treat people who currently have cancer, with Butterfly Touch Cancer Care for Reflexology
You can read more about me in my blog
Thank you for visiting my website, and I really hope I can share with you the wonderful, relaxing, rebalancing therapy of reflexology very soon.