"True self-care is not salt baths and chocolate cake, it is making the choice to build a life you don't need to regularly escape from."
I have always been fascinated by the human body - its' power to heal (or hinder) itself and the mind-body connection. This curiosity has been heightened by motherhood and all that this brings to our health, wellbeing and sense of self. So, in 2019, I decided to step away from my 15 year marketing career and delve into the world of reflexology. I've seen and experienced incredible results from it and I adore seeing my clients float away post-treatment. This is a beautiful modality which can provide just what the body needs to heal and feel vibrant. I hope that you can give the gift of self care soon and experience it for yourself.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a well established, complimentary health therapy; which treats the mind and body as a whole to achieve a state of general wellbeing. It is designed to be both stimulating and nurturing, with the application of firm and direct pressure which is deeply relaxing and therapeutic (even to the most ticklish of feet). Reflexology is based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face and ears correspond with different areas of the body. When pressure is applied to these areas or ‘reflexes’ it stimulates the movement of energy along the nerve channels, improving circulation and and helping to restore homeostasis (balance) in the whole body. This enhances overall relaxation, helps bring internal organs and their systems into a state of optimum functioning, and increases blood supply (which brings additional oxygen and nutrients to cells and enhances waste removal).
Reflexology can help with hormone imbalances, headaches, improving lymphatic flow, encouraging elimination, auto-immune and inflammatory conditions, improving blood circulation and supply, general mood, reducing stress and anxiety; and more.
During the treatment a state of deep relaxation is created in the mind and body, interrupting the pattern of stress and bringing balance to the body and its systems where there is imbalance.
"Your health is your wealth"
Stimulation of over 7,500 nerve endings in the feet help to open up the natural pathways your body uses to nourish and heal itself. An intensely relaxing treatment which can rebalance and reset.
Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD)
Researched & developed in the UK by Sally Kay whilst working in Cancer Care, RLD is an award-winning, evidence-based technique, designed to cause an effect on the lymphatic system, with the aim to reduce the symptoms of Lymphoedema and other autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.
Auricular Therapy (Ear Reflexology) & Hand Reflexology
Hand and Ear Reflexology work in a similar way to Foot Reflexology. An ear treatment is further enhanced by the application of ear seeds to allow self-treatment. Hand Reflexology is particularly beneficial for emotional wellbeing. Auricular Therapy and Hand Reflexology are ideal for people who do not like their feet being touched and/or aren't interested in Foot Reflexology at all; or would like the extra length and targeted work that a standalone Auricular Therapy session provides.
Combination Treatments of foot reflexology with hands or ears can provide an extra special session and further enhance the benefits to mind, body and soul.
An experience I found more relaxing than any massage I've ever had. Whilst seeing Rachel regularly, I managed to run the furthest I had run in years (9km) on a toe that has Osteoarthritis, with no pain afterwards. Hormonal symptoms eased to a point I hardly noticed them. When I stopped seeing Rachel for a while, my symptoms returned, so I am totally in awe. Rachel is so knowledgeable and gives herself over to every treatment.
Rachel has a head for business and details that matter, yet a heart for wellness and tuning in to the needs of her clients. Rachel has both a passion and a gift for what she does; and it shines through in the authentic, warm and caring way she connects with you.
What a blissful treatment I had with the gorgeous Rachel. In her beautiful space, with her very special touch, I floated away feeling calm and relaxed. Rachel is a special treat and exactly the right person to be doing this. Highly recommend.
Absolutely incredible sessions, knowledge, passion and touch.
Beautiful relaxing, comfortable surroundings. The treatments give a pure state of relaxation and amazing results. Highly recommend!
I have experienced wonderful interludes in Rachel's peaceful therapy room. A time of complete relaxation and a tonic for my feet and soul. Professionally and sensitively administered, leaving me with a feeling of physical rejuvenation.