Activating your body's own healing
HOW IT WORKS
Reflexology stimulates reflexes and meridian points, increasing nerve conduction. It increases circulation, resulting in better transportation of oxygen to systems, Lymphatic fluids are transported more efficiently, allowing toxins to be released from the body. It also aids in the balancing of hormone production. The treatment has an autonomic nervous response on the body, moving it out of 'fight or flight'and into 'rest & digest'.
-Deep relaxation and stress relief
-Revitalisation of energy flow
-May improved quality of life during terminal illness
My reflexology treatment exceeded all my expectations! I left the treatment feeling like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. My body felt lighter, my mind was at ease and my focus was so much clearer.
Reflexology has changed my life for the better. The things that have awakened in my body, its indescribable...
D. Van Zyl
I was sound asleep last night in less than 2 minutes. I usually lie awake for about 30 to 40 minutes trying to quiet my mind. I slept right through without having to get up once – what an absolute treat!
Registered Therapeutic Reflexologist
Previous careers in dance and early childhood education, sparked my interest in the human body, it’s functioning and how important it is to approach health holistically.
Reflexology has changed my entire view of the mind, body and spirit connection. It has shifted my family’s focus on health, and I hope it does the same for every client that I meet.
I studied Therapeutic Reflexology, under the guidance of Inge Dougans at
The International Academy of Reflexology and Meridian Therapy, in South Africa. I graduated cum laude in 2010 with a Diploma in Foot Reflexology, 5 Elements Theory, Meridian therapy, Anatomy & Physiology, and Pathology.
I have added Facial Reflexology to my skills, having done a course with the award winning Ziggie Bergman, at the London School of Reflexology.
I am fully insured and registered as a Full Member with the Association of Reflexologists UK,
I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to enter into this amazing healing modality. My private practice is in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, andI look forward to touching the lives of many.
I have a special interest in stress as I think it is a very common condition, that is overlooked and labelled as a normal part of modern life. Stress triggers a Sympathetic Nervous response (fight or flight). Prolonged ‘fight or flight’ results in an over production of Cortisol in the body, and this has a chaotic effect = digestive issues, sleep problems, depression/anxiety, lowered immune system, hormonal imbalance, infertility, etc, etc! Reflexology induces deep relaxation, bringing the body back into a Para-sympathetic Nervous response (rest and digest). In this state of ‘rest and digest’ the body can heal any damage caused during ‘fight or flight’.
I have a special interest in every stage of womanhood.
During puberty and menopause, reflexology can assist the body during this transitional period.
Reflexology supports the body in preparation for pregnancy, as it helps maintain homeostasis (internal balance), which is vital for conception. Reflexology plays a supportive role with common discomforts that come with pregnancy, such as aches and pains, circulation, digestion, swollen ankles, and sleep. With it's calming effect, reflexology can be a wonderful modality during labour.
Post pregnancy is often when the new mother neglects her own needs, but this is a vital time for support during breast feeding, and helping the body return to it’s pre-pregnancy state.
With a Diploma in Early Childhood Education, as well as being a mother of two children, I love working with young people, as their bodies respond very efficiently to treatment. I have had the pleasure of working on babies as young as 6 weeks old, suffering from colic; young siblings needing some extra TLC as their parents were going through a divorce; ‘busy’ children in need of a calming effect; as well as supporting immune systems during the winter months.
During my studies I did my thesis on the impact of reflexology on teens. I chose this topic as I feel that teenagers go through a stressful time as their body's change, and at the same time, school stress becomes overwhelming! The results I saw were very rewarding, as these teens felt an improvement in anxiety levels, lowered menstrual discomfortsand improved sleep patterns. My greatest observation was, that through the reflexology treatments, the teens starting looking at themselves holistically and started making lifestyle changes!