Balance & Wellness Reflexology / Reflexology
Hi, I’m Helen and I run Balance & Wellness Reflexology from my home in Ewell Village, Epsom, where I have a private treatment room, which is quiet and tranquil.
I embarked on a journey into reflexology after spending over 18 years caring for my two children who both have a complex chronic illness. Having personally witnessed the transformative impact of reflexology on my own child’s well-being and pain, I was inspired to delve into this healing practice.
I trained at The London School of Reflexology, located at Regents University, receiving a Level 3 ITEC Diploma in Reflexology, and I am a member of The Association of Reflexologists, which means my training was stringently regulated & I have further committed to continually updating my skills and knowledge.
Reflexology is a holistic and non-invasive touch therapy and can be received by all ages, ranging from babies to those receiving end of life care. It involves applying pressure to specific points on the feet to stimulate corresponding areas, organs, and systems throughout the body. Thanks to Dr William Fitzgerald’s pioneering work in the early 1900s and Eunice Ingham’s (physiotherapist) contribution to the foot reflex theory, the philosophy that congestion or tension in specific areas of the foot reflected similar conditions in corresponding parts of the body was conceived. Eunice termed her method of compression, Reflexology.
Reflexology is widely acknowledged to have an extensive range of therapeutic benefits, in particular it is known to; help increase circulation, eliminate toxins, calm the central nervous system, promote better sleeping patterns, reduce pain and boost the immune system. It can be used to help support symptoms associated with pregnancy, aid post-partum healing and balance hormones during the menopause. Perhaps less widely reported is that the effects of reflexology are cumulative and most people would expect to see clear improvements after 5-6 treatments. It is essential to note that reflexology should be approached as a complementary therapy, and individuals should consult with healthcare professionals for specific health concerns.
In addition to my core practice, I have undertaken further training in pre-conceptual care, pregnancy and postnatal care, offering an insight in how to use reflexology to increase the chance of conceiving, how to adapt treatments to support a client through their pregnancy and how to balance hormones during the postnatal phase.
Being a parent carer for almost 20 years, I have a profound understanding of the challenges faced by unpaid carers and I am especially keen to extend the benefits of reflexology for those in caring roles. Having experienced how emotionally and physically labour intensive caring can be, I recognise the limited time and energy available for relaxation. Because of my belief in – and commitment to – providing a space for rejuvenation, I aim to break down the cost barrier, making reflexology more accessible for those who would benefit the most. If you are an unpaid carer in receipt of carers allowance, I will offer a 50% reduction on your reflexology treatment. Always.
My treatments are personalised and I have seen many transformative effects of reflexology with my clients, if you would like any further information or a discussion about your needs, please do get in touch.