Foot Reflexology is a holistic therapy that uses technique of applying gentle pressure to reflex areas on the feet to reinstate state of relaxation and stimulate the body's own healing process. It is based on a theory that the organs, nerves and glands and other parts of the body are connected to reflex areas or reflex points in your feet, hands or face. This holistic treatment may help to facilitate more vital energy, boost immune system, reduction of symptoms of illnesses such as digestive problems, back pain, migraines and headaches, sleep disorders and hormonal imbalances. It is excellent for women with subfertility and pregnant women.
Reflexology may be as effective as painkillers, according to a small study carried out by the University of Portsmouth. Researchers have found that people felt about 40 per cent less pain, and were able to stand pain for about 45 per cent longer, when they used reflexology as a method of pain relief.
This is the first time this widely used therapy has been scientifically tested as a treatment for acute pain, meaning it may be used to complement conventional drug therapy in the treatment of conditions associated with pain such as osteoarthritis, backache and cancers.
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Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD) is an award winning reflexology technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet. The aim is to cause an effect on the lymphatic system in the body. It is a unique sequence that has been researched and developed by Sally Kay BSc(Hons), whilst working in cancer care. Read more about RLD founder Sally Kay & her research
Although the technique was originally developed to treat lymphoedema of the arm it is believed to benefit lymphoedema or swelling elsewhere in the body. RLD maybe a power tool to use while addressing following conditions:
"Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful treatment today. The aching in my leg is less painful, the fluid on my knee has gone down and my foot is not so swollen. A definite improvement."
-Lorraine G, 07/2016
"Thank you so much for a fantastic reflexology treatment, the RLD has really made a difference to my fluid retention and helped my energy levels! It was so good to relax and switch off for a bit!"
-Cathryne A., Windsor
Fertility reflexology focuses on women as well as men who are trying to conceive.
Michaela studied Fertility Reflexology at London based school led by Louise Keet and also attended a post graduate course with esteemed Sally Earlam in January 2015.
In addition she took an specialised course in Fertility reflexology in 2017 that allows me to support couples who are trying to conceive for the first time, struggling to fall pregnant second time or are undergoing IVF treatment.
Stress is a complex condition that can affect almost all parts of the body. There is also some evidence to suggest that it may affect fertility as stress is detrimental to the chances of achieving a successful pregnancy. Reflexology may help couples to achieve reduction in stress. Reflexology might also help women
whose inability to conceive is linked to endometriosis or polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Before the first appointment detailed consultation is completed taking into consideration you emotional and
physical wellbeing, any medical diagnosis, life events and stress levels. It is important to know when you had last period and how long your cycle is.
Supporting you on your fertility journey requires a commitment from you. First 4 appointments should take place weekly or no longer than 2 weeks apart. Following the first 4 appointments the further treatments can be spaced out to suit your schedule.
You can alternate your reflexology appointments with acupuncture to built a powerful support package on your fertility journey.
Maternity reflexology is reflexology that primarily focuses on women who are in the process of trying to conceive, are pregnant or recently given birth. Maternity
reflexology may combine different modalities of reflexology to meet the specific need of a woman who is preparing or is a mother. For instance, the reflexologist can incorporate facial reflexology, reflexology lymph drainage, linking techniques,
to meet your goal.
Michaela has been interested in Maternity reflexology since 2010 when she started her reflexology studies and received reflexology in both of her pregnancies. She is a huge advocate of reflexology in pregnancy as a support tool to promote wellbeing of women navigating their journey to motherhood. Over the past 10 years, she has regularly updated her knowledge and is now qualified in level 5, advanced maternity reflexology (level 8 in Scotland).
She works with women in all trimester as well as pre- and postnatally.
How May Maternity Reflexology Benefit You?
Prenatally : natural preparation for pregnancy, menstrual cycle irregularities, subfertility issues, secondary
infertility, balancing after miscarriage or recurrent miscarriages as well as
support during IVF.
1st Trimester: helping with emotions, nausea, worries and anxiety. Both foot or facial reflexology are really supportive at this stage.
2nd & 3rd Trimester: support with aches and pains, looking after your psychological wellbeing, reducing stress, improving sleep, helping with swelling, diabetes, and more.
From 37wks+: labour preparation & relaxation. Helping to relax and get your body and mind into the best place to birth your baby. We compiled an information sheet with “labour friendly” points on the face, hands and feet for you and your
partner to work on at home.
Postnatally: women can enjoy foot or facial reflexology to help with mood, sleep, hormone balancing. Babies are
welcome to attend with their mothers and baby reflexology points are shown as a
part of your treatment.
Please note reflexology is a support therapy and reflexologist can not claim to cure and use reflexology to diagnose.
Reflexology does not induce labour but can help you to achieve an optimal state when labour is more likely to happen once the baby is ready. Reflexology works with your body and can cause no harm.
''I had a course of reflexology to support my body during pregnancy. Michaela was absolutely brilliant, professional and also a specialist in what she does. Her sessions left me relaxed and calm and I will be booking in more sessions now that my baby has arrived. I highly recommend her.''
-Hollie H., Windsor
"I wish I'd known how good reflexology would feel much earlier in my pregnancy. Have never felt so relaxed, and the feeling lasts a lot longer and more beneficial than pregnancy massage I've had! Have had a lot going on recently and Michaela has magically helped calm my anxiety and fully relax me - something I never thought would happen! "
-Charlotte A., Egham