Siobhan is our Reflexologist and she works at the clinic every Monday 1-7pm. She is fully qualified, a member of the Association of Reflexologists (AoR) and is listed on the Complementary & Natural Healthcare (CNHC) accredited register.
Reflexology is based on the concept that there are reflex points on the feet (or hands) that can be mapped to every organ, gland and structure of the body. The treatment is a touch therapy that involves massage and placing pressure on these specific points of the feet in order to treat the whole body. It is not a magic cure for a specific illness, a reflexologist cannot diagnose or cure, and does not aim to be a replacement for seeking medical advice from your GP. What it does aim to do is bring your body into balance and to get it working at its optimum level. By working with your feet, Siobhan will find any areas of imbalance and can tailor your treatment to help bring your body back to where it should be.
Siobhan comes from a maths and science background and spent a number of years working in finance, so reflexology was not the obvious next step. Having come across reflexology when trying to conceive and in need of stress relief, she was sceptical as to how much difference a 'foot massage' could really make to on-going stress. But the results were very clear, very quickly; Improved sleep, feeling more balanced emotionally and to top it off the tangible proof was the complete regulation of menstrual cycles. That felt like proof that this 'foot massage' could actually help her body to function at it's best.
After experiencing such positive and definite effects, Siobhan decided to train as a reflexologist. Both during her training and since qualification, she noted that a large proportion of her clients were reporting symptoms of stress, and how regular reflexology sessions make a tangible difference to their reported feelings of stress and in turn their general well-being. By treating stress, you are treating the body as a whole; back and shoulder pain, hormonal imbalance, insomnia, low energy and low immunity, the list goes on. The science on this is increasing and is gaining more traction in the media and with medical professionals.
Siobhan has recently undertaken further training in Mindful Reflexology which specifically focuses on treating clients suffering with stress, anxiety and depression. She has personal and professional experience of how reflexology can support this client group and is pleased to be able to offer a more directed approach to her treatments, together with a number of self help techniques.
Siobhan has also completed further study in Maternity Reflexology which supports the work that she does with Muma Nurture, a charity supporting people through issues with fertility, pregnancy and related loss.
If you would like to know more about reflexology and how it could help you, then Siobhan would be happy to chat with you on phone prior to booking.