What qualifications and training have you received?
I completed an ITEC level 3 Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies prior to a 9 month period of study to obtain my ABC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology. Accreditation by the ABC and ITEC ensures the highest standards of excellence and professionalism in courses of this nature. I am also a full member of the AoR (Association of Reflexologists); this means I can put MAR (Member of the Association of Reflexologists) after my name. In accordance with the AoR principles I must abide by the highest possible standards of professional conduct and as such have adopted a Code of Practice and Ethics. I must undertake to expand my knowledge and skills with CPD (continuing professional development) to broaden my experience and knowledge. I am also fully insured through the Alan Boswell Group.
I have attended workshops in the following advanced reflexology techniques: hormone balancing, lymphatic drainage technique, linking technique, Brazilian toe balance, hot stone reflexology; and Cancer care – working within an integrated medicine model. I use a variation of the techniques to enhance each session according to my clients needs. I have recently completed NCFE Level 2 certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health.
What happens during a session?
After a short consultation and medical history, you only need remove your shoes & socks and enjoy the session on the treatment couch; I will use my hands to apply specific massage and pressure techniques to the feet whilst you relax. Reflexology is unique to each client, some clients like to chat quietly, others fall asleep!
What do I wear?
Please come dressed comfortably so that you can fully relax, enabling easy access to the calves and feet which should be free of clothing.
How long do sessions last and how many might I need?
The initial consultation may last up to 1 hour 15 minutes depending on the individual circumstances, as we chat through your medical history and I familiarize myself with an overview of your current general health. Thereafter the sessions last around an hour which includes a 45 minute treatment. A course of treatments may be recommended depending upon the individual’s health, requirements and their body’s needs. For a specific health concern, a block of six weekly sessions is recommended which can often offer a more effective start to your health recovery. Reflexology has a cumulative effect and after an initial block of treatments many clients go on to enjoy monthly “top ups” to maintain balanced health.
How much does a session cost?
A session of reflexology costs £30. A Saturday appointment costs £35.
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Vouchers can be posted to you or to the recipient (with a personalised message). Additionally I can email a gift card. Purchases can be made via phone or simply email me, and payment can be taken via bank transfer, or in person via cash. Vouchers can be purchased for single treatments or for a course of treatments depending on your preference and budget.
Clients should be aware that my treatment room is situated up a flight of stairs. There is ample parking directly outside the front door.
Should you need to cancel your appointment I would appreciate it if you would give me 24 hours notice or cancellation fees will apply, thank you.