reflexology


what is reflexology?

Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the belief that there are reflex zones in the feet and hands that are believed to correspond to organs and parts of the body. Reflexology works on an individual basis and may alleviate and improve symptoms such as everyday stress and tension. I am happy to treat pregnant women and I have had the honour of treating some clients through conception, pregnancy and beyond.

typical treatment format

A treatment session will typically last for 55 minutes. On the first visit a confidential case history is taken and this will therefore take a little longer. When giving the treatment the right foot is worked and then the left using appropriate pressure with the thumbs and fingers. Many clients come because of the stresses and rush of daily life and find that the time out and feeling of relaxation that it gives them is invaluable.

I usually recommend that people attend for a minimum of three sessions at weekly intervals and often prefer to do six. Once these initial sessions have been done then I work with clients to assess what intervals will work best for them and what benefits they believe that they are getting from continuing with the therapy. Most people opt for a fortnightly or monthly session to continue with the benefits that they have received.

qualifications


I trained with the Bayly School of Reflexology and qualified as a clinical reflexologist over ten years ago. The school was founded by Doreen Bayly who brought the form of reflexology that is now so familiar over from America. The training included the study of anatomy and physiology and was extremely comprehensive. By qualifying with such a highly respected school I ensured that I had a thorough knowledge and grounding in my subject. I am proud that I am able to put the letters MBRA after my name as by qualifying I became a member of the British Reflexology Association, one of the founding associations in this country. I still attend courses in reflexology and take my continuing development seriously.


I am privileged to have trained in maternity reflexology with internationally renowned reflexologist and midwife Suzanne Enzer. I am registered with her as a fully qualified maternity reflexologist and am able to treat women with reflexology as they prepare for pregnancy right through into the postnatal period.



testimonials


“Rachel is always friendly, approachable and takes time to listen to my concerns. Her reflexology treatments have considerably reduced my symptoms and made them more manageable.”

Susan, Menston