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Even though it is now not mandatory to wear masks, I am happy to continue to do so to help protect my more vulnerable clients.
I am a fully trained clinical Foot, Facial , Nerve, Maternity and Reproductive Reflexologist (Aiming to boost natural fertility). I am Registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists and The Association of Reproductive Reflexologists, where I am also an acting member on the Board.
In June 21 I qualified as an Association of Reflexologists Advanced Practioner in Advanced Reproflexology. Credit rated by Edinburgh Napier University.
More and more people are now choosing to take greater responsibility for their own health. Recognising that eating healthily, exercising more and reducing stress greatly influences our health. A holistic point of view. If you have been ill, under stress, or suffering from a chronic condition, your body will be in a state of imbalance. This lovely treatment can be used to help restore that imbalance, maintaining the body's natural equilibrium and encourage healing.
Reflexology works on the principle that there are reflex points in the face, hands and feet that directly correspond to all organs, glands and parts of the body. By applying pressure to the reflex points and accupoints in the head, Face, hands and feet, circulation is improved, the body relaxes and becomes balanced. Most Doctors agree that a lot of our health problems can be linked to nervous stress and tension. While Stress is not an illness in its self, it can manifest its self in all types of symptoms from headaches to back and joint pain, from digestive problems to hormonal dysfunction, lack of energy with a lack of sleep and much much more...Reflexology helps re-address the stress!*
As Reflexology is a holistic therapy, clients with the following, feel they are more able to cope with illness or health problems, which in turn can help in the pain perception and how they deal with their Illness. It can be used in conjunction with conventional pain drug therapy.
Stress effects all of the body systems and causes all sorts of ailments. Reducing stress should be seen as the first line of attack in keeping our bodies, minds and emotions well.
Anxiety, Depression, Difficulty Concentrating, Mood, Brain Fog, Irritability
Lower Immune Function so more risk of illness, Decreased Immune Defences picking up every bug going, Longer recovery time.
Higher Blood Pressure, Higher Cholesterol, Greater risk of Stroke and Heart Attacks.
Increased Aches and Pains, Inflammation of Joints, Body tension, tightness of muscles and ligament pain.
Constipation, Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Decreased Nutrient Absorption.
The only system that can stop functioning when the body is under stress. So decreased Hormone production. Loss of Libido, Increase in PMS symptoms, Increase in Perimenopausal and Menopausal Symptoms.
Hair loss, Brittle hair and nails, dry skin, acne, poor wound healing.
STRESS REACTIONS - Chronically elevated Cortisol increases the likelihood of severe Menopausal symptoms
(Cagnacci et al. 2011, Menopause, 18,3,273-8)
The Covid pandemic has affected everyone, in the early days there was the stress and anxiety of isolation, the fear of catching the virus and the effects of actually contracting it.
Even now the affects of the Covid Viruses are still on going, with many people still catching it (even if in milder forms) and those suffering from what has recently been officially named as Long Covid. This new condition is yet to be properly researched but the symptoms are many and varied and tend to be very long lived. Extreme fatigue, shortness of breath and muscle aches are most common but Brain fog, difficulty sleeping, joint pain, ear pain, tinnitus, anxiety and digestive problems are also common.
Reflexology works with your body to gently help it rebalance, reduce the affects of stress and anxiety, encourage healing and aiding sleep, so restoring energy. Your body builds back its own immunity, naturally so that recovery can happen. The added bonus is that it is also such a lovely treatment to receive.
Research - Long Covid-a prolonged inflammatory response
(Phetsouphanh C et al, 2022, Nature Immunology,23.210-216)
Perimenopause and menopause is a natural aging process for all women, when hormone levels change in readiness for the matriarchal period of life. Unfortunately, the getting there is not always easy and not every women sails through it unaffected. They suffer from a range of symptoms which can be very debilitating and not at all pleasant. These are many and varied, but often typified by Night sweats, anxiety, dullness of thought, lack of sex drive, aches and pains etc. etc. etc!!! Reflexology can help in a natural way, calming, balancing and stress reducing. Helping reduce the effects of the hormone changes which can rampage through the body at this time.
It is well known that Reflexology can support cancer patients during treatment, and after, on their road to recovery. The balancing nature of the treatment helps support the immune system and reduce stress that encompasses the client at the time. It aids sleep, helps appetite and digestion and helping
the body to deal with the side effects the drug regimens inflict.
Over the years, I have treated many clients, at all stages and with all types of cancer and have seen the fabulous restorative effect that Reflexology has.
“I have had Reflexology with Beverley throughout my
treatment for breast Cancer. I really think it helped lessen the side effects of chemotherapy, and I always felt more relaxed and balanced after my treatments.” D. Esson
Carers and family members can also benefit from treatments as they are often over looked. But they can and do suffer huge amount of anxiety and increased stress levels. Reflexology helps support them and gives them the well deserved bit of “me time”. Helping them deal with their loved ones diagnosis and treatment. With this in mind, I offer a 20% discount on the additional Carers/Family treatment. For more info please see "pricing".
“Reflexology and chemotherapy work as a partnership. Being able to talk to Bev about your symptoms and fears not only enables her to reduce the side effects of your treatment through her sessions but it also helps by having someone to talk about your issues. Through the session she
helps minimise the impact of the treatment.” Lea Weston
Fertility in both sexes is often taken for granted so if you are trying to start a family Reproductive Reflexology can be used by both of you as a stand alone treatment to enhance your natural fertility or in the case of fertility difficulties can be used in conjunction with conventional assisted fertility treatments such as Clomid, with fully medicated cycles of IUI, IVF, ICSI as well as with Donor eggs. Members of the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists are specially trained to work alongside medicated cycles using treatment protocol that we believe works to enhance the medications efficacy.
In June 21 I qualified as an Association of Reflexologists Advanced Practioner in Advanced Reproflexology. Credit rated by Edinburgh Napier University. To read the dissertation I produced as part of the course please visit my 'Useful Links & Papers' page
Nerve Reflexology (NR) is generally performed in conjunction with Classic foot reflexology. As we know the Nervous System is responsible for the creation and adaption of pain. Nerve Reflexologists believe that by working Nerve reflex points on the feet that we are giving the body the chance and capability to change nerve transmission and thus break the circle of pain. The body always having the ability to balance itself if given the chance. Pain manifests itself in many ways, commonly in the muscle skeletal system but also in conjunction with the organs then other pain states arise. With the in-depth training we have received we aim to encourage the body to become more balanced, then pain and its perception should reduce. I have just completed postgraduate training specialising in helping Migraine sufferers. This and other types of headaches and chronic pain conditions can be greatly helped with this specialist form of Reflexology. Please see more details on Nerve reflexology and Pain explained at MNT-NR International.
"Reflexology and chemotherapy work as a partnership. Chemotherapy produces side effects, mental stress and a fear of the unknown especially when you first start. Being able to talk to Bev about your symptoms and fears not only enables her to reduce the side effects of your treatment through her sessions but it also helps by having someone to talk about your issues. Through the session she can help minimise the impact of the treatment."
"I would thoroughly recommend having Reflexology in the work place. I
look forward to my sessions and feel it a real positive to my working day.
I am sure the company benefits from my colleagues and myself receiving this treatment."
D. Cross RBS
"I find Reflexology really helps with my Menopause symptoms, especially anxiety and flushes. Its a treat and does me good."
"I would recommend Bev and Facial Reflexology. Many thanks for the treatments."
"I would recommend Bev and Facial Reflexology. Many thanks for the treatments."
"Hi Bev, I just wanted to say thank you so much for being there during my time of need. I really appreciated your healing hands and just wanted to let you know you were a true blessing during the time I felt most vulnerable and I’m incredibly thankful I found you."
"I found Reflexology so beneficial that I continued to have treatments upto and after my sons birth. I also had it throughout my next pregnancy."
"I recommend reflexology throughout pregnancy."
"Beverley worked her magic and by the next morning I was in full labour."
"Facial Reflexology sessions have been wonderfully relaxing, de-stressing. Thanks Bev!"
"I would recommend Facial Reflexology to anyone who wants to have a deeply relaxing and calming experience. Fablous!"
Reflexology from my central Uxbridge treatment room. Uxbridge is easily accessible from the M4, M40 and M25 motorways. Uxbridge tube station is on the Metropolitan and Piccadilly tube lines; just 5 mins walk to the treatment room.
A mobile service is available to the following areas in West London, Middlesex, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire: Uxbridge, Denham, Harefield, Ruislip, Beaconsfield, Slough, Stoke Poges, Iver, Langley, West Drayton, Northolt and all the other towns and villages in between!
A Dr Marilyn Glenville Health tip. Stay chilled and get pregnant
Reducing stress could increase your chances of getting pregnant. A study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology analysed the levels of stress hormone cortisol from 135 women who were going through IVF between December 2012 and April 2014 (their average age was 35). Over two days samples of saliva were taken on waking, 30 minutes after waking and at 10 pm. Samples were analysed to look at levels of cortisol. The researchers from the University of Nottingham found that IVF success was reduced by 27% when cortisol levels were higher. Make stress relief part of your fertility plan.
A Doctor Marilyn Glenville Heath tip: If you have PCOS and struggle with weight this is worth checkingl
Weight gain is linked to metabolism, and metabolism is linked to the action of the thyroid gland. So if you have PCOS, you should get your thyroid function checked. It may be worth asking your GP to check for thyroid antibodies, as well as the thyroid hormone levels. Women with PCOS have a higher risk of suffering from autoimmune thyroid disease, which means that your own cells attack your thyroid. Some studies suggest that if you don’t have enough progesterone (common in PCOS because you don’t produce this hormone), you could be more susceptible to this autoimmune problem. Healthy thyroid function is essential for ovulation and fertility.
Get your vitamin D level checked too because a deficiency in this nutrient has been linked to autoimmune conditions.
Not only will losing weight ease your PCOS symptoms, but studies show that if you are a healthy weight, you will get pregnant more quickly, and if you do decide to have IVF, your chance of success will be higher. Even a small 5–10% loss in weight can have a remarkable effect on your ovaries, and slimming down also protects you, to some extent, against the miscarriage risk so commonly associated with PCOS.
A Dr Marilyn Glenville Health Tip: This may boost sperm quality
Supplementing with DHA, a component of omega 3, could reduce DNA damage to sperm. A recent study published in Systems Biology In Reproductive Medicinelooked at the effects of supplementing with DHA for 10 weeks. 57 men were split into two groups, randomly assigned to receive either 1500mg of sunflower oil daily or 1500mg of DHA. The DHA group showed an increase in antioxidant status and a reduction in damage to the DNA of sperm. As well as taking a good quality omega 3 supplement it is also worth making sure you are having 3 portions of oily fish a week.
A Dr Marilyn Glenville Health Tip: Co-enzyme Q10
Taken from her book Natural Solutions to Menopause
This vitamin-like substance is contained in nearly every cell of the body. It is important for energy production and normal carbohydrate metabolism (the way the body breaks down carbohydrates that are eaten in order to turn them into energy). We can become deficient in Q10 as we get older, which can result in depleted energy levels.
Co-enzyme Q10 also has a role in controlling blood sugar levels and helps to lower glucose and insulin. In one randomised double-blind trial patients with high blood pressure and taking blood pressure medication, were given co-enzyme Q10. Those taking co-enzyme Q10 had lower blood pressure and increased levels of HDL (‘good’ cholesterol). Their levels of antioxidant vitamins A, C, E and beta-carotene also increased.