Linda Ratcliffe-Sutton


About Reflexology

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is practised by gently palpating pressure points on the face, feet or hands with the aim of inducing relaxation and working on zones that help the bodies systems work more efficiently. It is a gentle non-invasive therapy that is suitable for all ages and is an ideal maintenance therapy.

What Conditions May Reflexology Help?

Reflexology maybe effective for:


What Benefits may be expected?

Reduction in stress levels as Reflexology relaxes the mind, body and spirit.

It may also help ease pain by reducing inflammation, congestion or tension.

It may improve your sleep patterns.

Reflexology may also help to normalize bodily functions and improve nerve and blood supply. So you may experience warmer hands and feet as circulation is improved.

A sense of well being as your body's own healing energy maybe stimulated.

Reflexology may aid in the detoxification of the body and improve elimination.

The therapeutic value of touch. This is not to be underestimated especially in cases where people feel isolated and vulnerable.

A period of receiving undivided attention and a sympathetic ear.

It may also help reduce stress levels before an operation and may help in the speed of recovery after an operation.

Why Reflexology Video

The Effects of Stress

We use and abuse our feet every day and never really give them the consideration they deserve. The pressure and stresses of modern life and work can influence our well being in ways which can adversely effect our health, changing life styles means that we push ourselves harder than ever before and demands on each of us are so high that we can be left feeling tired and drained.

Unfortunately, the constraints of time and finance can become factors in the time that can be devoted to ailments, which are not perceived as life threatening, and such conditions can be prolonged or may develop in directions, which can cause considerable distress.

Reflexology maybe a great way for you to de-stress.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does Reflexology Work?

There are thousands of nerve endings on the feet which feedback information to the spinal cord and the brain. During a reflexology treatment points on the feet or hands are stimulated using a specific pressure technique. This stimulation brings about the relaxation response via the nervous system; this provides the right environment for change to take place in the body.

Can Reflexology Cure?

Reflexology does not claim to cure, diagnose or treat specific conditions. It is a Holistic Therapy, which treats the whole person, rather than the symptoms they are experiencing at that moment in time. i.e. A client may be having problems with shoulder pain. They may get some relief from this at the same time as feeling more energetic and they may also sleep more soundly. The response to a treatment differs from one person to another, as we are all different.

Should you be worried or concerned about any health issues, you should always speak to your GP.

Reflexology is a complementary therapy and can be used safely alongside conventional medicine.

Can Reflexology be used during Pregnancy?

Reflexology is a very safe therapy throughout pregnancy. Enabling Mum to be to relaxed and explore feelings and thoughts freely in preparation for Birth. Visualisations are used along side purpose made music. This may also be useful if you are suffering from Hormone Imbalances, Digestive Disorders etc. Linda has attended workshops run by Midwives Lena Chandler and Mary Doyle on this subject.

What is involved in a Reflexology Treatment?

I will need to take a full medical history to get an appreciation of the your health, past, present, lifestyle, diet, etc. This is completely confidential. This also ensures that there are no contra-indications to treatment. This is followed by warm up, relaxing sequence on the feet or hands, then the treatment routine. When the treatment is over, I will wash my hands, and provide you with a glass of water and give an interpretation of the findings and suggest some aftercare advice.

For the first treatment allow 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Subsequent treatments approx 1 hour.

Ticklish feet?

Clients who are worried about having ticklish feet find that their worries disappear very quickly and that they relax into the treatment.

How Many Treatments are Recommended?

This will depend on the individual, however I always suggest three first at weekly intervals, so that along with you we can see if the treatment is working. In some cases more treatments may be necessary, especially if the condition is long standing, but for many the space in between treatments is increased.

Will it Hurt?

Areas of sensitivity may be felt during the treatment. This usually passes very quickly. On the whole you should find it soothing and relaxing.

Will any reactions be experienced?

This varies from person to person. You may feel very sleepy, energised or very cold. If you feel sleepy try to have a nap if possible. If you feel very cold, shivery keep yourself warm by putting on an extra layer of clothing and have a warm drink i.e. Herbal Tea.

You may experience an increase in urination, a runny nose. This is the bodies way of getting rid of toxins. You may also feel very thirsty. Do make sure that you drink plenty of water for the next 24 – 48 hours after a treatment to assist the body in eliminating these toxins, otherwise you may experience a headache.

You may even feel tearful, but these feelings will often pass quickly.

What is the history of Reflexology?

Reflexology dates back to the year 2,500 B.C. when early pictorial evidence shows Egyptian physicians working on the hands and feet of their patients. The ancient Indian and Chinese people also knew early forms of the therapy. It was in the 1930’s when a Physiotherapist called Eunice Ingham who is known as “The Mother of Reflexology” systemised Reflexology, as we know it today.

In the 1960’s Doreen Bayly, a student of Eunice Ingham, bought the therapy to England and started to teach here. In a short period of time Reflexology has gone from strength to strength and is growing more popular every day.

Please call 01494 874297, weekdays 9am to 6pm, for a no obligations discussion of your needs.

In addition to to the core Reflexology, Linda has trained in additional Reflexology techniques including working on Hands, Feet and Face.

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Vertical Reflexology


Vertical Reflexology is carried out while the client is standing and access to the reflex points are carried out on the dorsal or plantar side of the foot whilst some weight is applied. This can also be used in conjunction with reflex points on the hands or ears.

Please call 01494 874297, weekdays 9am to 6pm, for a no obligations discussion of your needs.

"Ageing begins in the feet"
Old Japanese Proverb

Baby Reflexology

baby reflex

babyreflex is specially adapted reflexology for babies from 1 month to 3 years. This is for Mum/Dad to be trained by a Qualified Reflexologist to use on their own baby only. The training will cover how they maybe able to help relieve colic, wind & constipation. Maybe able to Ease teething pain and reduce ear & sinus congestion. Which in turn will enhance sleep and calm and relax baby. Happy Baby. Happier you.

Please call 01494 874297, weekdays 9am to 6pm, for a no obligations discussion of you & your babies needs.

Gift Vouchers are available

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Foot Reflexology.

First Treatment £57 Please allow up to 2 hours for this. Subsequent treatments 1 Hour, £50

Should you wish to extend your treatment to include either hands or face reflexology. 30 mins £20

Credit Card facilities available.

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Appointments & Contact

Weekday and evening appointments available. Please call 01494 874297, for a no obligations discussion of your needs.

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