I am a registered Association of Reflexologists therapist based in Royal Tunbridge Wells. I completed my training in 2003 and have been working full time as a reflexologist since 2015. The power of Reflexology is continually surprising me and I find meeting new people, hearing their stories and seeing how reflexology can help them, simply amazing.
I chose the name the BiG TOE for no particular reason and many reasons. I liked the name, that was the 'no particular reason.' A Reflexology massage treats the body as a whole and the big toe is an easily identifiable part of the body. It holds the head (including the brain), neck and top of the spinal cord reflexes so represents our knowledge and nerve epicentres. The brain is the initiator of body movement and controls our behaviour. It's the source of all qualities that define us as humans and it is the crown jewel of the human body. I also trekked to some dinosaur footprints in Sucre, Bolivia. These have to be the biggest and greatest toes I'll ever see. And so the BiG TOE was created.
Your foot reflexology will be tailored to you, taking into account any physical and non-physical factors that could be affecting your current health & wellbeing.
If you're looking to relax, please get in touch as I'm sure I can help you.
Once we've confirmed your Reflexology massage, I will email you a health questionnaire to fill in. When you're with me you'll sit on my sofa, take off your shoes and socks, give your feet a warm soak and feel incredibly relaxed even before the reflexology! We will chat through the questionnaire and I will gain a thorough understanding of you and what you're hoping to achieve from your Reflexology session.
You'll then move across to the Reflexology bed. Depending on the temperature and how cosy you like to be I will cover you with a blanket. You'll be lying back with your feet resting on a special Reflexology footrest. I will put cool Reflexology balm on each foot before massaging the reflex points on the right foot and then the reflex points on the left foot, all the while concentrating on any areas we may have discussed. The reflexology massage, treats the body as a whole so I will work all the reflex points on the feet and then go back to concentrate on particular reflexes that I believe will benefit you. You are more than welcome to fall asleep, talk to me or just simply be.
At the end of the treatment I will give you a glass of water. The key to a successful reflexology session is drinking plenty of water afterwards to flush out the toxins. We will have a chat about anything I found of interest or if you felt anything particular. Don't worry, there is never any pain or ticklishness. Whether you feel something or nothing, foot reflexology will leave you relaxed, calmed and soothed.
Please get in touch to find out how reflexology can help you. I'm based in central Royal Tunbridge Wells and would love to hear from you.
Reflexology really is for everyone! I love treating men, women and children.
It's a wonderfully relaxing holistic therapy with amazing benefits. Please get in touch to see how reflexology can help you today.
Recently, I've helped people for:
- Perimenopause & menopause
- Relaxation in-between chemo
- Digestive issues
- Plantar Fasciitis
The benefits of reflexology can include:
Having read Jane Sheehan's book Let's Read Our Feet! I've learnt that if you have a very big, big toe, this means you're fantastic at brainstorming, coming up with new ideas and thinking outside the box. If you're looking for a problem solver, find someone with a big toe!
However, if you have a small big toe, you're a great multi-tasker juggling lots of things at once and never loosing your way. If you've got a lot to do with not much time, a small big toe will help you achieve the impossible.
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
World Health Organisation, 1948
Foot reflexology is great for improving your wellbeing. A balanced lifestyle of eating healthily, exercising regularly and thinking positively are all ways to help improve your general wellbeing and help you feel great!
A balanced diet should be varied and contain sufficient carbohydrates for energy, and fat and protein for growth and tissue repair. We need lots of water to transport essential nutrients and eliminate toxins from our bodies. If the toxins build up you could experience tenderness, swelling and pain in your joints.
There is a fundamental relationship between between the food we eat and the efficiency of our cell function. If we eat well, the cells will keep our bodies at optimal working order. If our diet is poor, our cells will be unable to maintain themselves, the organs and tissues of our bodies become impaired and our health suffers. During our Reflexology session we'll chat about your diet and see if any changes can be made to benefit you.
Just 20 minutes a day of gentle or moderate exercise helps you to breathe more deeply, improves your stamina and keeps your muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons strong. It can also help your mood, your sleep and relieve tension. The endorphins released through exercise not only help you feel better, they have been proved to help you think better too.
How you look at life and your attitude towards yourself could all affect your health and wellbeing. Researchers are continually exploring the effects of positive thinking and studies have revealed that a ‘glass half-full’ person could have: increased life span, lower rates of depression, lower levels of stress and better psychological and physical wellbeing. Before you experience your foot reflexology we'll have a chat about you and bring lots of positive thinking into the session.