How I can help

If you’re struggling to conceive naturally, or preparing for IVF/Assisted Conception….

….I have a range of options available. Some women choose to come and meet me first for an initial consultation and Reflexology treatment to get a feel for how I work & if they’d like to work with me. They’ll often then book in a Fertile Grounding consultation with their partner, where we will take a deep dive into their fertility history, current position and discuss options for support moving forward. My programmes are bespoke to your individual needs as no two fertility journeys are the same, and can include a combination of menstrual mentoring, fertility/reproductive reflexology, Gentle Release Therapy, Mind-Body work and fertility coaching. I recommend we work together for a minimum of 3 months wherever possible to optimise your chances of natural or assisted conception.

If you have Problematic Periods….

….I can help! I work with women from the on-set of their periods through to the peri-menopause to support them with problematic symptoms. Issues can range from irregular, missing or heavy periods, to PMS, through to symptoms linked to conditions such as PCOS & endometriosis, as well as the range of challenges that tend to coincide with the peri-menopausal years (which can start up to 10 years before your periods finally stop with the menopause). My initial ‘Know your Flow’ online consultation is a deep dive into your menstrual health and forms the foundation of our work together. I then recommend my 3 month programme which can be followed either virtually (via a mixture of Zoom calls & support via What’s App/text) or can be combined with in-person treatments which is a combination of cycle tracking, hand reflexology & Gentle Release Therapy tuition/therapy & advice and support to help address the underlying causes of these problems.

If you have problematic pregnancy symptoms and/or would like support preparing for labour…..

….I provide pregnancy reflexology right the way through to the onset of labour and can provide tuition for your partner to support you during labour too. Reflexology can not only help you relax, but research has shown it can help with lower back pain, anxiety and shorten labour times.

If you’re a new mum recovering from labour and/or looking for support for you & your new baby….

…..I offer post-natal reflexology treatments, Tiny Toes baby massage, reflexology & Gentle Release Therapy classes & 1:1 tuition, as well as ‘New Mummy Hub’ sessions where you can join other mums to focus on your wellbeing in those early weeks and months.

If you’re a busy woman looking to relax, de-stress and find some calm….

…..I offer a range of treatment options incorporating Reflexology, Gentle Release Therapy and Facial Acupressure Therapy. Sometimes we just need to book-in some dedicated time to nurture our wellbeing, re-set our bodies and re-fill our cups and often a weekly, fortnightly or monthly treatment really can make a huge difference to our wellbeing.

More about my therapies…..

Reflexology

Reflexology works on the principle that all the systems within the body (i.e. all the major organs, glands etc.) have corresponding ‘reflex points’ elsewhere on the body (e.g. the feet, face, ears, hands). Reflexologists use maps showing these reflex points as guidelines, then use a range of techniques with their fingers, thumbs, knuckles (or tools such as hot stones or facial reflexology tools) to identify imbalances. We then ‘work’ these points aiming to release tension, rebalance, stimulate or sedate, helping to release any congestion and encourage to body to heal itself. Theories suggest that that this process is facilitated via nerve endings sending messages up to the brain and back out to the body, as well as unblocking energy channels (much like the principles applied in acupuncture).

Reproflexology is a specialist branch of Reflexology, utilising specific protocols focussing on specific organs and systems within the body via the feet and hands.

As a Reflexologist, in line with my professional Codes of Conduct, I would never diagnose, prescribe or claim to cure. By working with you, I help to facilitate change – supporting you to take charge of your own health and wellbeing and hope that my treatments become a catalyst for this change. How you respond to Reflexology is very individual. It’s impossible for me to predict whether a treatment will be beneficial for any symptoms you may be experiencing, or for a specific condition. I can say however that my reviews and testimonials do indicate that many of my clients have experienced health and wellbeing improvements. So, my advice is simply to give it a try and see if you enjoy it, then take a decision from there as to whether you feel you might benefit from a course of treatments to give yourself a greater chance of achieving the health and wellbeing improvements you’re looking for.

Gentle Release Therapy

Gentle Release Therapy, as the name suggests, is a gentle therapy which is best described as a mixture of energy work (think along the lines of a Reiki treatment) and acupuncture (without the needles), combined with additional techniques to allow the body and mind to gently release anything that no longer serve them. Where it differs greatly from Reiki however is that this Therapy is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which focusses on the importance of the flow of energy (Qi) around the body. The belief is that if energy channels in the body are ‘blocked’, energy can become stuck, impacting on our wellbeing. This Therapy focusses on releasing energy relating to the key organs in the body considered important in TCM (such as the Liver, and many other abdominal organs), alongside cranial, endocrine, lymphatic and gentle emotional release techniques. Treatments are extremely relaxing. Relaxation helps us to release stress. This principle is at the heart of these treatments and only by trying it for yourself are you able to experience the potential wider benefits for your own wellbeing.

Facial Acupressure Therapy

This treatment incorporates acupressure point work on the face, alongside release of the muscular and fascia structures of the face, neck and shoulders. Similar to the foundations of Gentle Release Therapy (described above), Facial Acupressure Therapy is based on the foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and involves the application of gentle pressure to various points which relate to different organ systems to support the flow of vital energy (Qi).

Not only is this beneficial in terms of deeply supporting stress by relaxing the nervous system, but also combines with the feeling of an rejuvenating treat due to the use of hot towels and luxurious organic products to prepare the face, along with nurturing massage techniques.

Tiny Toes Tuition

I teach new mums a combination of Baby Reflexology, Baby Massage & Gentle Release Therapy techniques to help them soothe, calm and connect with their babies, and address common challenges they face in the early weeks and months around comfort, sleep, digestion, teething, coughs, colds and general wellbeing.

My treatments are bespoke to your needs on the day…

But as a starting point always aim to:
Promote relaxation 0
Increase blood flow and circulation 0
Improve energy flow throughout the body 0
Positively affect the lymphatic system and encourage the release of toxins 0

Potential benefits of reflexology for you

Research continues to grow, showing the potential benefits of reflexology, including:

Reducing stress and anxiety

Reducing the feelings of pain

Lower back/pelvic girdle pain and foot swelling in pregnancy

Reduction in labour pain and duration

Supporting Fibromyalgia symptoms

Supporting fertility and menstruation related symptoms