Holistic therapist in Selston, Nottinghamshire
Rachel has been a holistic therapist since 2003 and works from her cosy log cabin in the grounds of her small holding. She is a fully trained and insured Reflexologist, Nutritional Therapist, Reiki Master , Masseur and also trained to give clients Holistic Facials. More recently Rachel has undertaken her Fertility Reflexology Training with Seren and the Bergman Method Facial Reflexology Training. She has also taken additional CPD training for Long Covid, the Menopause and Solestry with Jane Sheehan (foot reading).
Whether you are looking for support with an existing heath condition, want to reduce your day-to-day stress levels or would just like a little “me” time, my aim is to get you feeling happier, healthier and energised with specially-tailored Reflexology treatments.
I am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists.
Reflexology is a natural therapy founded on the belief that your feet and hands are a reflection of the systems in your body - where specific areas correspond to organs, glands and structure. By applying gentle pressure to areas of the feet or hands a Reflexologist can help the body restore its own healthy balance. Evidence has been found for some form foot and hand therapy being practised in China and Egypt more than four thousand years ago.
Reflexology aims to treat the individual as a whole, creating a state of harmony in both body and mind. It has the benefit of also being a deeply relaxing therapy, and during periods of relaxation the body takes the opportunity to heal, restore and energise itself.
Reflexology is suitable for all ages, from baby to adult, and can be especially helpful for long-term and recurring conditions. Reflexology does not diagnose and does not cure though; as a complementary therapy it should not be considered an alternative to conventional medicine.
Reflexology is a wonderful way of maintaining your body's healthy balance and general wellbeing, reducing the stresses and tensions that come with busy lifestyles and giving us a space to reflect on the mind as well as the body.
Reflexology can induce a deep state of relaxation, which improves the effectiveness of the treatment. Relaxing helps relieve tension and aids circulation, increasing the flow of nutrients, oxygen and energy to all parts of the body, and helping with the removal of toxins.
While it is not a cure, Reflexology can be particularly helpful in managing many health conditions, especially constant or recurring ones that we might have come to accept over time as being a normal part of life.
Helps depression and anxiety
Sense of well-being
Helps relieve tension
Forget your stress
Eases aches and pains
A few of the more common conditions that can be supported through Reflexology. It is usually safe to have Reflexology alongside conventional medicine, but if you are currently having any medical treatment please speak to your GP before booking an appointment.
How many treatments will I need?
Everyone is different and the response to Reflexology can be immediate or sometimes take longer than one appointment, but often benefits can be seen after 4-5 sessions. Regular weekly treatments are best for the body properly beginning the self-healing process, and following an initial consultation I will suggest the number of Reflexology sessions I think we should undertake.
What happens in a treatment?
Reflexology is performed entirely on the feet, ankles or hands, so the most you’ll have to do is take off your socks and roll up your trousers! During the treatment the client lies on their back on a heated reclining chair, supported by pillows and covered with a soft blanket to keep them warm.
And don’t worry - reflexology doesn't tickle! Many clients come to me with ticklish feet or worried about their feet being touched, but find they can relax and enjoy the benefits of Reflexology.
Does reflexology hurt?
You might find some areas feel sensitive to the touch, but Reflexology does not involve hard pressing in the way something like a sports massage might. As a therapist I will be aware of the status of your feet, noticing how they feel, the temperature and colour. All these things play a part in understanding which areas of your body - as reflected through your feet - require a bit more care and attention.
Can you diagnose my health problems?
Reflexologists cannot claim to diagnose or cure, but during a treatment we get 'feedback' as to which parts of the body are working well and which are not. Sometimes Reflexology will highlight a specific area which is struggling or working hard to maintain your wellbeing; if a particular reflex point shows this kind of reaction I'll discuss it with you at the end of the session.
What are your fees & availability?
Reflexology sessions for individuals last 50 minutes and cost £38 per session.
Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 48 hours’ notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. I accept payment in cash, by card or by bank transfer.
Can I keep on having reflexology?
Yes! You can come as often, and for as long as you wish. After an initial course of treatments many clients choose to continue with regular treatments to maintain their general wellbeing, or just to indulge in some ‘me’ time and relaxation.
“One word … marvellous! Absolutely B****y Marvellous!”
“Thank you so much for my treatment yesterday. I felt incredibly relaxed and had such a deep nights sleep. It really was brilliant and just made me feel soooo relaxed. You are so talented."
“I have slept so much better the last couple of nights, full night’s sleep as well which I haven’t been able to since February xx Thank you again for being so fab at what you do”
“Thank you again for that treatment, absolutely amazing! I cannot wait for the next treatment”
“Thank you for yesterday! I blummin loved it”
“Wow! That was something else!”
Rachel works from her cosy log cabin in the grounds of her small holding in Selston, Nottinghamshire and sees clients from Mansfield, Ripley, Alfreton, Hucknall, Heanor, Belper, Annesley, Jacksdale, Eastwood, Brinsley, Underwood and Kimberley.
To find out more about my Reflexology services or to enquire about bookings, call me on 07795 511196 or get in touch with me directly, using my secure and confidential online contact form.
Reflexology: £38 per session
Initial Consultation £75 per person; All follow ups £40
Facial Reflexology (including scalp massage): £38
Face & Feet Reflexology Combo: £70
Reiki Healing: £35