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Health, Holistic, Lifestyle, Reflexology

Do you live in pain?

Do you suffer from a painful condition? Many of us live with pain and take painkillers although we may not want to. We do this because we think there is no alternative.

Some of my clients who struggle with long term chronic pain or have acute pain have noticed that reflexology reduced their symptoms. From back problems, arthritis and tight shoulders to menstrual pain and headaches.

You’ve heard me say that reflexology doesn’t ‘cure’, so how does this work?

We still don’t understand the science behind why this works. It could be associated with the relaxation that comes with a reflexology treatment or even a placebo effect if you believe strongly enough that it will help. Or maybe there really is a neurological connection between the reflexes on the feet and the associated parts of the body?

It doesn’t work for everyone but for many it can have a profound effect. And one that lasts with regular treatments.

In this article from the Federation of Holistic Therapists Carol Samuel, PhD, FFHT, discusses reflexology in the management of pain.

Here are some of the comments from my clients:

“My body tells me when I’ve missed my regular appointment”

“Regular reflexology keeps on top of my aches and pains”

“I just needed to tell you that 2 days after my session with you I no longer have pain in my right knee so now I’m pain free in both my knees.”

If you feel that reflexology is something you would like to try then this link will take you to my Treatment List and booking page.

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Journeys, Reflexology, RLD

I am now an Approved RLD Practitioner

I am so pleased to have completed my training and case study work and that I have now been placed on the register as an Approved RLD Practitioner.

RLD (reflexology for lymph drainage) 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, whilst she was working in cancer care. The results appear to support the theory of reflexology.

RLD is reflexology for lymph drainage and was originally designed from manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), a recognised technique which reduces breast cancer related lymphoedema.  Lymphoedema is defined as tissue swelling due to the failure of lymph drainage. After breast cancer a person may experience psychological or emotional difficulties due to altered body image, and a swollen limb can exacerbate this.

Other Uses

MLD may be useful with the following conditions and RLD can be used similarly:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Long Covid
  • ME
  • Sinus problems
  • Migraines
  • Headaches
  • Muscular tension
  • Aches and pains 
  • Premenstrual Syndrome

I use this reflexology system extensively with the patients at Bedford Daycare Hospice. I am now also incorporating it into the treatments offered to my private clients because it is helpful in maintaining general health and well-being as well as recovery from illness and stress.

If you are affected by lymphoedema or any of the other conditions that RLD can help them please click here to my booking form.

Aromatherapy, Holistic lifestyle, Lifestyle, Pamper, Reflexology

Valentine’s Day special offer

We all love to treat that someone special and Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse (not that we need an excuse). A treat should be something they wouldn’t do for themselves, something special and a little different.

Reflexology fits that bill perfectly. Taking time out for themselves probably isn’t something your other half often does for themselves, but we all know how important self care and time out really is.

So why not show your loved one just how important their wellbeing is to you by treating them to reflexology. This holistic treatment allows them to relax and unwind which will help to bring balance to their body and mind too. You can find out more about reflexology here.

And to make it extra special I have the perfect experience for you:

Order a gift voucher for a reflexology session and I will send the voucher along with a limited edition aromatherapy spray. Made with the highest quality ingredients, this spray contains a blend of essential oils which will create a sense of peaceful calm and relaxation, with sensuous undertones. Use as a room or pillow spray then light candles, sprinkle rose petals and put on your favourite tunes for that perfect romantic evening.

You can purchase the Valentine’s Day offer for £50. (The offer includes gift voucher for one hour reflexology treatment and the limited edition pillow spray).

Order the Valentine’s Day gift voucher and spray by filling in the form below.

Pamper, Reflexology, Reiki, self-love

Refer a Friend Promotion

How much do you enjoy your treatments?

Many of you recognise the benefits of coming regularly for Reiki or reflexology treatments, but how do you fancy just paying half price?

All I ask is that you ‘refer a friend’ ie recommend me to someone you know.  When you enjoy something as much as your relaxing treatment, it seems a kindness to share it with your friends.  And how about family or colleagues, parents from the school gate or a friend on Facebook.  Don’t worry if your friends aren’t local, Distance Reiki can be done wherever they live – I am currently working effectively with people who live 80 miles from where I am.  Find out more about Distance Reiki here.

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We all come into contact with people who are stressed or need some time out, so please let them know how your Reiki or reflexology session helps you.  This year has been difficult for all of us in one way, shape or form.  It has brought out emotions in us that we didn’t expect and has challenged our coping mechanisms.  This in turn has upset our usual balance and equilibrium and made us look at things differently.  This is of course, not always a bad thing but it takes a little getting used to and sometimes we need some support.  The treatments I offer not only relax the body, but can also ease the mind and soothe the emotions.

So how does the refer a friend reward work?

  • Firstly pass my details on to your friend
  • Then ask them to contact me to book an appointment
  • When your friend has had their appointment* you can claim £10 off your next treatment
  • You can repeat as many times as you like

A few Ts & Cs….

  • Your friend must have booked, attended and paid for their treatment before your discount can be applied.
  • Discounted treatments cannot be used on the loyalty card.
  • You can refer friends and claim your discount as many times as you like.
  • The friend must not be an existing client of mine.
  • *If your friend books a 30 minute Distance Reiki treatment they must have two treatments before you can claim your discount.
  • The cancellation policy applies to all appointments and will be charged at the stated rates and not at the discounted rate.
COVID-19, Lifestyle, Reflexology, Reiki

COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Commitment

Updated April 2021

Following the announcement by the Government on Monday 5th April, We are delighted that Medulla Holistic Therapies can start seeing clients face to face again for hands on treatments.COVID-19 risk assessment - staying covid secure  This COVID-19 Risk Assessment shows my commitment to keeping my clients and myself and family safe.

Obviously keeping you and us safe is of paramount importance and so there will be some changes to the way appointments and treatments are carried out.  This will include reduced chat time and increased PPE as well as a health questionnaire before each and every appointment.  I will ask you to not attend your appointment if you or any of your household have any of the COVID-19 symptoms, to wear your own face covering and put it on before entering the house and to take care not to touch anything before you enter the treatment room as a way of protecting us all.

Please read the Risk Assessment and Commitment below that I undertake to protect you and then please also read the new client protocol which advises what you and we should do to prevent the virus from spreading.

I have taken my guidance from the UK Reiki Federation as well as the Government’s website www.gov.uk

If you have any questions regarding my statements or changes to your treatment then please do contact me here.

I have removed the rugs, soft furnishings and many decorative items to ensure all surfaces in the treatment room are easy to clean and sanitise.
I will only be using the treatment couch as it is easier to sanitise before and after each client. The small stool will also be included in this process and the couch cover will be washed after each client.
The pillow coverings, blankets, flannels and towels will also be changed and washed after each client.
I will wear a face covering, a visor and a disposable apron for all treatments.  I will wear gloves for Reiki but not reflexology.
I will wash my hands immediately before and after each treatment without touching anything between the sink and the treatment room and drying my hands on paper towel.
I have to keep your records and agree to share a few details with NHS Track and Trace if they contact me if one of my other clients develops symptoms.
I have a responsibility to inform the local health authority if you tell me that you develop symptoms within seven days of visiting my treatment room.
On the morning of each treatment I will text you a health questionnaire at around 8am, please copy and paste it into your reply with you answers.  I will not be able to see you if you have not done this.

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Thank you for taking the time and trouble to read this risk assessment and also the associated protocol.  This is for the safety of all of us and our loved ones and to control the spread of the coronavirus.

Keep well, keep safe and I look forward to seeing you at your next treatment soon.