Treatments

Clinical Reflexology can support you to optimise your wellbeing. This coupled with conventional medicine can encourage the body to rebalance, and in turn lets your body and mind reach its best self and optimise wellness.

Clinical reflexology can be of benefit to any age.

Reflexology is a holistic, Complementary therapy that is unique to every person. We will work together in creating a treatment plan that is specifically tailored to your needs.

There is increasing scientific research suggesting the benefits of Reflexology.

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I have received specialist training in Maternity reflexology from the Gaia School of Natural Health. It is aimed at women during their pregnancy and at the post-natal stage. Your body and mind are going through many changes. Taking time out for yourself and baby, during this journey, can help you find your inner calm. You are going through a joyous yet anxious time. As the time for baby to arrive is getting closer you will need to prioritise your relaxation in preparation for the birth.

Pregnant womanResearch shows that reflexology is one of the most popular therapies used by midwives and complementary therapists who work in maternity care.

Maternity reflexology could support your journey and help with:

  • Morning sickness
  • Constipation
  • Reducing swelling of feet and ankles
  • Aid with better sleep
  • Reduce stress and anxiety

I would welcome any calls to discuss the treatment further.

Please check with your Consultant, GP or Midwife before undergoing a course of treatments, particularly if you have previously experienced premature labour, high blood pressure, placenta previa or bleeding during pregnancy.

The Association of Reflexologists (AoR) have produced very informative videos with respect to the value of Reflexology in supporting Pregnancy:

Credit: AoR Reflexology

Credit: AoR Reflexology

Research

Reviewing the effect of reflexology on the pain and certain features and outcomes of the labor on the primiparous women

Reflexology for Supporting the Maternity Journey

I have received specialist training in fertility reflexology.

I can support couples or individuals through your fertility journey, be that naturally, or if you are receiving IUI or IVF.

I would work with you individually or, preferably, as a couple, to prepare you for the conception. Fertility reflexology can aid with reducing stress and enhancing your emotional and physical wellbeing.

Every session would be tailored to your individual needs. I would like to see you both for an initial consultation, where full medical history and a discussion about all aspects of your health and journey to this point will take place. We will discuss the best way forward in preparation for possible conception.

I do not claim that reflexology will guarantees conception, however reflexology will hopefully aid with relaxation, this in turn supporting you emotionally and physically in your journey.

Reflexology support for Fertility
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NEPIP is an abbreviation of:

Neurology – the study of the Nervous System

Endocrinology – the study of the Endocrine System

Psychology – the study of the mind and behaviour

Immunology – the study of the Immune System

Pody - meaning feet in Greek

BrainThis advanced reflexology protocol is at the cutting edge of Reflexology. Only Level 5 Reflexology Mastership students are taught this technique.

NEPIP focuses on the key areas in the body that are associated with stress and anxiety. NEPIP focuses on the endocrine, nervous and immune systems, with an understanding of psychology and the way that stress adversely affects these systems.

NEPIP is a specialised reflexology protocol based on the principle of PNI (Psychoneuroimmunology). PNI studies how the brain communicates with other systems of the body and how emotions can affect our health, and how stress can have a detrimental effect on our health. NEPIP works on the principle that each bodily system communicates with the other to optimise effective functioning.

The use of guided visualisation, breathing and intent are used within this protocol. It also incorporates the HPA Axis, (Hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis) that plays a pivotal role in controlling the body’s reaction to stress.

I work both your feet simultaneously, using a duopody technique.

Research

"PNI - The interaction of systems and their relationship with behaviour and health”
ADER R (1981) Psychoneuroimmunology. New York and London : Academic Press Inc.

A diagnosis of cancer can bring fear, anxiety, stress, pain, bodily discomfort and many more negative thoughts and feelings.

My mother received reflexology treatment during her palliative care. It was a very positive experience for her and I was amazed how such a light touch on the feet could bring on such inner peace and calm and reduce anxiety.

Holding handsReflexology is a light touch non-invasive therapy that is carried out on the feet or hands. You would not need to get undressed, or even move from your position, as I would be able to carry out a calming and therapeutic session with you on your bed or on your chair.

Reflexology is one of the most popular types of complementary therapy in the UK among people with cancer.

There is some evidence that reflexology can help you:

  • relax and cope with stress and anxiety
  • relieve pain
  • lift your mood and give a feeling of well being

If you are living with cancer and functioning well or not able to move around much, I would be able to discuss with you and your family/carers your needs and discuss the reflexology treatment that would best suit you.

I am very aware of the individuality of this journey and the importance of comfort and holistic care.

Research

Cancer Research UK article on Reflexology

Videos

Reflexology supporting people living people with Cancer:

Credit: AoR Reflexology

Treatment for clients suffering spinal pain and the effects of whiplash

This is an innovative manual therapy developed by Gunnel Berry, an NHS physiotherapist specialising in treating people with chronic and acute spinal pain, including whiplash. Gunnel has developed this protocol over ten years, having carried out extensive research and thousands of case studies. Pressure is applied to parts of the foot using a specific technique.

“Combining a medical understanding of spinal injury with the principles of reflexology, Adapted Reflextherapy (AdRx) is a non-invasive treatment for neuromusculoskeletal pain of short or long duration, high or low intensity. AdRx has been developed over ten years through treating thousands of people in pain within the NHS and private practice, reinforced by extensive desk research.

Clinical observations and individuals’ testimonies suggest that AdRx provides a breakthrough from pain for a significant number of people. Based on recent neurological research some deductions have been proposed as to how AdRx may work within the body. The exact mechanisms are not clearly understood to date and are subject to further enquiry. Reflextherapy is a recognised treatment modality by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists in the UK. AdRx builds upon this, with a particular focus on spinal injury.”

Gunnel Berry - Adaptive Reflextherapy

I have an interest in stress and anxiety in the workplace and have been working with staff in workplace settings to carry out reflexology. If you would like to discuss the possibility of having sessions then please contact me to discuss.

Prices

Clinical Reflexology £40.00
Initial consultation – 90 minutes including treatment
Subsequent sessions £40.00 – 60 minutes.

Fertility reflexology:
Initial consultation £50.00 – 90 minutes including treatment
Subsequent treatments: £40.00

Maternity reflexology: £40.00
First consultation 90 minutes including treatment
Subsequent treatments 60 minutes

NEPIP: £40.00
Initial consultation 90 minutes including treatment.
Subsequent treatments 60 minutes.

Cancer and palliative care reflexology: £40.00
First consultation length will depend on your circumstances as an individual but I will need to take a full medical history and details of any treatment you are receiving

Taster sessions and top up sessions of half an hour: £20.00

Work place Reflexology
Prices will be discussed on an individual basis.

Gift vouchers are available.

I carry out home visits if you cannot attend my clinics.

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Cancellation Policy

I understand that it will be necessary for you to cancel appointments sometimes, however I would kindly ask that you give as much notice as possible so I can offer that appointment slot to someone else. Less than a 24-hour notice or not turning up for an appointment will be subject to a cancellation fee.

Private Healthcare

Your private healthcare and health insurance might cover the cost of your treatment.

Medicash, Sovereign Health Care and Bupa now cover reflexology. I am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists and Complementary Natural Healthcare Council and you may be able to claim for your treatments. If you have a private healthcare policy please contact them directly for full details.

Please follow the links for the following healthcare providers:

https://www.medicash.org/personal-health-plan

https://www.cnhc.org.uk/private-health-cash-plans-0

https://www.westfieldhealth.com/business/our-products/health-cash-plans

https://www.healthshield.co.uk/products/health-cash-plans/

https://www.electemployeebenefits.co.uk/health-cash-plan/health-cash-plans-for-businesses.html

https://www.simplyhealth.co.uk/businesses/health-plan

https://www.benenden.co.uk/health/cover/health-cash-plans/#five-levels-of-cover

https://www.bhsf.co.uk/personal/healthcashplan

https://www.ukhealthcare.org.uk/for-individuals

https://www.paycare.org/health-cash-plans/

https://www.healthinsurancegroup.co.uk/individual/personal/healthcare