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I am a fully qualified and insured CNHC registered Reflexologist, Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner based in South West London.

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Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the belief that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which are believed to correspond to all organs and parts of the body. Reflexology works on an individual basis and may alleviate and improve symptoms such as everyday stress and tension. During a typical reflexology session, I will take a detailed medical history. Sessions are usually performed on a comfortable massage couch. If it is to be performed on the feet, you will be asked to remove footwear and socks but other forms of reflexology require no removal of clothing. I will make a visual and tactile examination of the area to be worked before beginning the precise reflexology massage movements. The particular types of movements involved require the application of an appropriate pressure using the thumb and fingers. Reflexology can be a wonderfully relaxing experience where you can take time out from everyday pressures. My experienced touch will help you relax which can help improve mood, aid sleep and relieve tension. The result is an overall sense of wellbeing.

In all types of massage therapy, the intention is to relax the soft tissues, increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the massaged areas, warm them, and help the body to relax. In a typical massage therapy session, I will discuss symptoms, medical history and the desired results. I will generally performs some evaluation through touch before beginning the massage. Specialist massage wax may be used to help reduce friction on the skin. Massage may be found to bring relief from everyday aches, reduce stress, increase relaxation, address feelings of anxiety and tension, and aid general wellness. It can also be used in support of other therapies to assist in the rehabilitation of muscular injuries. I also practice: Myofascial Release - a soft tissue therapy for skeletal muscle immobility and pain. Neuromuscular Work including - * Muscle Energy Techniques MET * Trigger Points * Joint Mobilisation * Stretching Exercises

“Reiki” (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy’, a term used to describe a natural system to help bring about an improved sense of wellbeing and a positive feeling of spiritual renewal. This tradition was founded by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication. It is a tradition that is open to any belief system and benefits may include deep relaxation and the promotion of a calm peaceful sense of wellbeing. The method of receiving a Reiki treatment from a practitioner is simple. The recipient remains clothed and comfortably lies on a couch or sits on a chair. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively, on or near the body using their intuition and training as a guide. There is no massage or manipulation. Reiki can be used on the person as a whole, or on specific parts of the body. It is also possible to receive Reiki at a distance. Reiki is taught by Reiki Master/Teachers, who have trained in the tradition passed on, in person, from Master to student. Students go through a process of initiation/attunement to the Reiki energy. They are then able to treat themselves and others, not only from a personal and emotional perspective, but also as an aid to individual development and spiritual growth.