What is Reflexology?

reflexology treatmentYou may have heard people talking about this complementary therapy, but actually are unsure what is reflexology. I will attempt to describe it for you here. Reflexology is a special kind of massage on the feet, hands or face. Points and areas are pressed and gently held or ‘finger-walked’ to balance and soothe the body. This brings about a deep state of relaxation and encourages homoeostasis. I work with a gentle, but not light, pressure, which can also vary as I move around the feet.

Over 7000 nerve endings are in the feet alone. Based on the principle that these nerve endings all come from (and relate to) different areas of the body, we plan out a routine to suit the client. We also use the information you have divulged in consultation to help us plan. It’s really important to be frank about current and even past issues, so that we can tailor the session to anything you may be experiencing.

Your session can have a positive effect on the body by  restoring the free flow of your energy and encouraging balance.  You may fall asleep; I do gently wake you at the end of the session. You may want to talk initially, but most people settle down enjoy the time by drifting, thinking, or just being calm and quiet and finding their equilibrium again.

I mainly work with men and women who are having treatment for cancer, couples trying to conceive, pregnant or labouring women and post-natal women, and women approaching or experiencing the menopause. Some people just come to treat themselves occasionally, or have received one of my gift vouchers for a birthday or special occasion. I also work with babies and small children (either on a one to one basis or in a small class) instructing the parent or care-giver to perform small simple routines to nursery rhymes or music. This can be really empowering for the parent, helps with the parent/ child bonding and is a great gift for a newborn baby.

Regular reflexology can induce deep calm throughout the body and mind. Tensions are eased, and circulation and lymphatic flow might be improved. For each person the application and the effects of the therapy are unique. I can tell you what is reflexology, but I cannot explain how you will feel as a result. ‘Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage’ is an innovative way of helping people with lymphoedema, and is slightly different in it’s application to standard reflexology. I have used this technique with ladies following breast cancer treatment who have experienced swelling in the affected arm. Visible, palpable and measurable reductions in swelling have been recorded.

Reflexology can help reduce your experience of stress, and therefore aid stress-related conditions. Perhaps stress is making you unwell or exacerbating a current condition. Anxiety and stress can cause headaches, digestive issues, lack of sleep and nervousness to name just a few side effects. If you feel that you’re experiencing a lot of anxiety and turbulence in your life and want to make that change, then I believe reflexology can help you in your self-care plan. In the summerhouse lodge you can relax, and spend some time concentrating on just you. It may be the first time you have done so in years, and it may surprise you how deeply you can actually relax and let go.

It is usually best to have a weekly session for six weeks, and then we review, so that your sessions may continue to be of the most benefit to your changing situations. Reflexology is not a replacement for medical advice and, if you are experiencing medical issues, you should always see your GP as first point of call. Reflexology is a fantastic complementary therapy. I would be pleased to chat with you about any of the many therapies I practise, so please contact me at  However, if you really want to know what is reflexology going to do for you, please book below and find out for yourself! You can pay via this website, or even pay by direct debit.

Reflexology at your home

Mobile treatments are valid for late maternity clients, palliative care and end of life clients, within a radius of 5 miles from Borehamwood. Treatments outside this area will incur a travel surcharge. Please see my terms and conditions for more information.

Follow these few steps to blissful relaxation:

  1. Pay for your chosen treatment
  2. Contact me to arrange your ideal time
  3. Fill in and return the consultation form
  4. Look forward to your treatment

Relaxing reflexology session £40.00

To pay for weekly sessions by Direct Debit click here

To pay for monthly sessions by Direct Debit click here

Click the links below for more information on special interest

MaternityFertility;  Postnatal; Reflexology Lymph Drainage;

Labour and BirthBaby loss or miscarriage; Babies

Crystals;  HandsHot stonesOverdue; Aromareflex. Palliative care and End of life.

You may also enjoy my handmade products which can further enhance your relaxation at home, including eye pillows, podpora and soya wax candles.


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