I made the decision to train in reflexology after having the treatments myself over many years. I was intrigued by how the reflexologist was able to tell so much about me from touching my feet. After treatments I felt restored, rebalanced and extremely relaxed.
I obtained my Practitioner Diploma from the Bayly School of Reflexology which was founded in 1978 by the late Doreen Bayly considered by many to have been the pioneer of reflexology in this country.
I have continued my professional development at the Complementary Therapy College with a course in Aromareflexology, incorporating essential oils in to my treatments. In addition, I have a certificate in Power Reflexology from the London School of Reflexology. whereby I offer an effective, shorter treatment which I carry out in corporate environments.
I am a member of the Association of Reflexologists and the British Reflexology Association which means that I abide by the Associations' Code of Practise and Ethics and am committed to continually developing my skills and knowledge.
I am fully insured against Public Liability and Malpractice claims.
"A reflexology treatment with Susie is a real treat. More Importantly, an absolute necessity for anyone who needs to take a little time out to relax. Her treatments give you the opportunity to slow down and tune in with your body. It is a physical and mental cleanse. Extremely relaxing. Susie is a true professional, very intuitive and will make you feel at ease within minutes of meeting her"
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a non intrusive technique of applying gentle pressure to the feet, The principle behind reflexology is that the reflexes in the feet correspond to every organ and structure of the body and that they are linked by energy channels.
During illness or when the body is under stress these channels may become blocked. Reflexology seeks to remove the blockage and permit the energy flow to return to normal, which in turn helps to restore the body's balance.
Whilst the art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, this therapy was not introduced to the West until Dr William Fitzgerald developed ‘Zone therapy’ in the early 1900s. He believed that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone. In the 1930’s, Eunice Ingham further developed this zone therapy into what is known as reflexology. Her opinion was that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.
Doreen Bayly trained with Eunice Ingham in America and began treatments and training in Great Britain in the early 1960s.
The benefits of reflexology
Reflexology is a very individual treatment which is tailored to you as a whole person. Physical as well as non-physical factors that might be affecting wellbeing are all taken into consideration.
Most people benefit in some way, whether your problems clear up completely, symptoms decrease or you simply feel better in yourself.
Response to treatment is on an individual basis but generally reflexology can bring a state of deep relaxation, stimulating the body’s healing processes and helps you to return to a state of balance and well being. After a treatment most people experience a sense of vitality and relaxation.
Conditions that reflexology may help to treat include:
Stress & Anxiety
Muscle pain and stiffness
Insomnia and sleep patterns
Back, shoulder & neck pain
Migraines & Headaches
Following guidelines from the Association of Reflexologists, I will 'phone you 24 hours before an appointment to ask five straightforward Covid-19 health related questions to ensure that it is safe to carry out a treatment the following day.
What to expect during a treatment
Your session starts with us having a discussion about your health and well-being objectives, medical history and lifestyle. This is so that I cfan establish what you’re trying to get out of your time with me.
Shoes and socks are removed during a treatment which takes place in a comfortable reclining chair. I will be seated at the foot of the chair on a stool.
I apply pressure using my thumbs and hands to areas of the feet. The treatment is not ticklish or painful although some sensation may be felt where there is an imbalance in the corresponding area of the body.
Most people generally feel very relaxed during a treatment and often fall asleep.
"Susie is a 'natural' when it comes to reflexology. She's knowledgeable and competent and has a firm, yet gentle touch. I come away from every reflexology session with Susie feeling wonderfully relaxed and stress free. Highly recommended!"
What to expect after a treatment
Various reactions may occur following a reflexology session, many of which are positive signs that the body is in a healing state. Most people note a sense of well-being and relaxation.
Symptoms occur within 48 hours but more commonly 24 hours.
It is useful to give me feedback; understanding the response of your body to treatment may help me to tailor a subsequent treatment specifically to your needs.
Treatments and Pricing
Your choice is to have a course of treatments or a one-off appointment:
Course of treatments:
It is recommended that to notice a change in your symptoms, between 3 and 6 weekly treatments are recommended. Once symptoms have settled then regular monthly treatments may be beneficial.
Alternatively, why not treat yourself to a one -off reflexology session and spoil yourself. One hour of relaxation to renew and restore yourself.
Aromareflex - essential oils can be a wonderful addition to your treatment. Aromareflex combines the power of essential oils and reflexology together. To enhance the benefit of the treatment you will have a blend of oils chosen just for you. You will be given your blend pot to take home so that you can maximise the benefits of your session.
"I have always been a fan of reflexology but to have found someone as sensitive and caring as Susie who you can visit or will come to you takes my love of reflexology to another level. Susie is committed to helping people through this skill".
One hour treatment : £45.
A course of 4 treatments paid in full at the time of treatment : £140.
A discount of £40.
One hour Aromareflex treatment : £50.
A course of 4 treatments paid in full at the time of treatment : £160.
A discount of £40.
Gift Voucher : left a gift to the last minute? Treat someone to a relaxing hour long reflexology session. I can send an email voucher to the recipient.
You can pay by cash, cheque or bank transfer.
Since it’s so easy to forget after your session, all I ask is that you transfer your payment before you arrive for your appointment using your name as a reference.
Just in case you need to cancel all advance payments are fully refundable up to 24 hours before your appointment time.