About Reflexology

Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary health therapy that can be effective in promoting deep relaxation and well-being. By reducing stress in people’s lives, it can be key in optimising good health.

Reflexology applies pressure to the reflex areas of the feet which can bring about a state of deep relaxation and stimulate the body’s own healing process. During a treatment more than 7000 nerves in the feet are stimulated helping the body to return to its natural rhythms. The theory behind reflexology is that the organs, glands, and nerves are connected to reflex points on the feet. By using specialised techniques with fingers and thumbs, a direct response is created in that area and the body becomes rebalanced. Reflexology of the feet includes the top of your foot and your toes.

After a treatment you may notice any tension is reduced. Clients describe feeling “lighter”. You might also notice sleeping better and your mood and sense of well-being greatly improved.

Treatments available

Signature Treatment
A luxurious and relaxing foot reflexology treatment. Encouraging the body back into balance, aiding the body’s systems to work optimally with the elimination of toxins and promoting improved sleep.
60 minutes £40

Reflexology Lymph Drainage
RLD stimulates the lymphatic reflexes on the feet and can be particularly effective in treating Lymphoedema, those being treated for breast cancer, as well as many other conditions.
60 minutes £45

Full Foot reflexology treatment with Facial Reflexology
Signature foot reflexology treatment followed by 15 minutes of facial reflexology. Facial reflexology can be helpful in reducing stress, calming anxiety as well as improving your sense of well-being.
75 minutes £55

Course of 3 treatments
£95

Double up deal – one treatment each
Book in with a friend or partner on the same day. Each client will receive a Signature Treatment.
£65

Mum and Little One Combo
These treatments take place in the comfort and familiarity of the home environment where the infant/child may be able to play or nap whilst mum enjoys her Signature treatment. During little one’s treatment I show and share some simple reflexology tips with Mum which she will be able to use in the future.
£55

Baby, Child and Maternity Treatments – POA

Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of Reflexology – Gift vouchers available

Please contact me to discuss:

  • Reflexology in your own home serving areas in South Manchester including Altrincham, Sale, Hale, Bowdon and MediacityUK
  • Reflexology at work
  • Baby and Child individual treatments
  • Baby and Child classes

I have had a number of relaxing reflexology treatments from Nicki, she is very thorough and knowledgeable. Thank you Nicki! I now have happy feet!

Mandy

I did not know much about reflexology before I went to see Nicki and I was blown away by how accurately she pinpointed issues that I was having. Nicki is very knowledgeable with great advice. She has a way of relaxing you completely during the sessions and I can highly recommend her.

Hanlie

COVID

I am delighted to confirm that I work to a Covid-19 Secure Workplace Policy. Changes made include the following – allowing 15 minutes between clients to minimise contact with other clients and to also allow for towels/linen/couch/chair coverings to be changed and any surfaces that have been touched to be cleaned between each client. As a client you will be required to complete a risk assessment before each treatment and wash your hands (or use hand sanitiser) on arrival. Face covering is optional based on current government guidelines.

Private Health schemes

Most private health schemes cover reflexology treatment costs. Please contact your provider for more information. Receipts are available on request, these can emailed or handwritten for you.

Payment info

Payments need to be made prior to treatment. Bank Transfer, Cash or Debit Card payments only.

Booking Terms

If you need to change your appointment, you can do so up to 24 hours before.  

I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you are sick on the morning of your appointment please make contact as soon as possible to reschedule your appointment. Less than 24 hours notice may result in a fee of 100% of your treatment cost.  

FAQ

What happens during a treatment?

Reflexology is a very easy therapy to receive, you will be asked to remove your socks and shoes before being seated comfortably. Your feet will be gently cleansed before a balm or oil is applied. Then a gentle warm up massage and stretching of your feet may begin.

As the treatment progresses, a variety of different reflexology techniques will be used to ‘work’ the reflex points on each foot, including a caterpillar-like movement called ‘thumb walking’. The areas treated and pressure applied will be adapted to suit your individual needs. Nicki is trained in numerous reflexology techniques that support different conditions and states of wellness.

Reflexology treatment is designed to induce deep relaxation. There may, however, be reflexes that are more tender than others. This will depend on what area of the body they correspond with. Sensitivity will vary from person to person, and the amount of pressure applied will be varied accordingly.

You may experience the relaxing effects of reflexology after just one session. It may take longer to notice benefits in other parts of the body. This will, however, differ between individuals. Nicki will discuss with you the best way to support your well-being goals and can make recommendations for a treatment plan going forward.

On your first session you will complete a consultation about your health and lifestyle, medical history and goals you want to achieve from the sessions. You will be asked to sign a consent form for treatment. This information will be kept confidential. Please allow for a longer appointment time on your first session.

How can reflexology help me?

Reflexology is becoming one of the most popular complementary therapies and is being adopted by many people as part of their wider well-being regime. Each person’s treatment is unique to them based on their personal requirements.

Reflex imbalances within the body are thought to lead to ailments and physical problems. In a treatment, Nicki will apply pressure to certain reflexes which aims to reset and rebalance the whole body. The arrangement of the reflexes has a direct relationship to the area of the body they affect. For example, the right side of the foot is linked to the right side of the body. While the tips of the toes correspond to the head. The liver, pancreas and kidneys connect to the arch of the foot, and the lower back and intestines towards the heel.

Reflexology is known to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Balance hormones
  • Relief from pain, anxiety and mood disturbances
  • Improve and boast circulation
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Stimulate nerve function and calm the nervous system
  • Enhancing overall feeling of well-being

Many people use the therapy on a regular basis to support a healthy mind and body.

It is helpful in improving the following ailments:

  • Tension headaches
  • Digestive disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Menstrual problems
  • Back pain
  • Anxiety, tension or mood swings
  • Lowers blood pressure

Reflexology can help babies with:

  • Teething
  • Constipation
  • Colic
  • Ear nose and throat problems
  • Digestion
  • Trapped wind
  • Sleeping

Please note: reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.

Can men receive treatments at Renew Reflexology?

Yes, my practice welcomes male and female clients as well as young babies and the elderly. Every age and gender can benefit from reflexology treatments.

Can someone under the age of 16 receive treatments?

Yes. Nicki has undergone specialised training to treat babies, children and teenagers. Any client under the age of 16 will be required to be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the treatment and an additional consent form should be completed.

Do I need to arrive early for a treatment?

No, due to Covid restrictions please arrive at the time of your appointment. Please note your initial appointment may run over the allocated treatment time due to time taken to complete a consultation.

Do you offer treatments in my home or office?

I will visit you and you can enjoy reflexology in the comfort of your own home/office in the following areas: Sale, Timperley, Altrincham, Bowdon, Hale and MediacityUK.  This list is not exhaustive so please ask me if your location is not mentioned!

Please note a mileage surcharge may be applicable if you live in an area I don’t regularly cover – please contact me if you’d like to know more.

I bring all equipment with me including a relaxing reflexology chair, pillows, towels, a blanket and relaxing music too!

How often should I have reflexology?

If you seek reflexology to help with a specific condition and want to feel the full benefits of the treatment, then a course of regular sessions is advised. You might benefit from having a weekly or fortnightly treatment for a while, followed by top-up appointments every three to four weeks.

Once off or occasional treatments are also beneficial, but it is worth remembering that treatments have a cumulative effect. The more often you have a treatment, the better the results and healing you may experience overall as each treatment adds onto the last treatments effects.

When is a reflexology treatment not suitable?

While reflexology is an extremely safe healing practice, it is important to be aware of a few contraindications or times when reflexology might not be a wise choice. These contraindications include:
• Unstable cardiovascular conditions and thrombosis/DVT including phlebitis, hypertension, hypotension, pulmonary embolism or aneurysm.
• Undiagnosed acute pain
• Cellulitis
• Contagious or infectious diseases
• Diarrhoea and vomiting
• Fever
• Haemophilia
• Pregnancy (first trimester)
• Recent foot fractures
• Significant cuts, bruises, abrasions, swelling or recent scar tissue on feet
• Under the influence of recreational drugs or alcohol

Useful information and advice for after your treatment.

To gain the full benefits of reflexology, it is recommended to follow the below advice:

• Drink lots of water before and after the treatment. This will hydrate the body, improve energy levels and flush out toxins.
• Avoid strenuous exercise as rest will benefit you after the treatment.
• Avoid stimulants such as alcohol, tea and coffee. These can diminish the effectiveness of the treatment.
• Stick to light, nutritious foods after to help your body to heal.
• Note down any reactions you have for your next session.

As Reflexology is not intrusive, there are very few side effects to treatment. Most people feel very relaxed or sleepy and enjoy a good night’s sleep, though some are highly alert and refreshed and full of energy. A common side effect is an increased number of visits to the toilet as reflexology encourages the elimination of toxins from the body.

Why chose a MAR reflexologist?

MAR denotes that a therapist is a full member of the AoR. Being a full member of the AoR demonstrates that I have a nationally recognised Diploma in Reflexology.

As an AoR member: 

I am bound by the AoR Code of Practice and Ethics.

I follow the AoR Good Practice Policy and hygiene guidance to ensure client safety.

I will always be adequately insured for medical malpractice /professional indemnity requirements. The industry standard is in excess of £5 million cover.

I comply with the AoR Continuing Professional Development requirements which ensures my practice is kept up to date.

I am compliant with GDPR data protection, please see my separate Privacy policy. Your information will remain confidential at all times.

As a professional and highly qualified reflexologist with MAR status, I will provide you with the appropriate bespoke treatment and support.