Nicola Read Holistics Reflexology - Aromatherapy - Holistic Massage

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How reflexology can benefit your body and mind

In an age when up to 80% of medical conditions are believed to be stress-related, managing your stress levels can make a world of difference to your health and wellbeing.

Reflexology is a gentle holistic therapy that uses reflex points on the feet to detect and restore imbalances within the body, and to stimulate and encourage the body's natural healing abilities.

I use advanced techniques including but not exclusive to vertical reflex therapy (VRT) and precision reflexology to increase the effectiveness of the treatment. I'll even teach you self-help techniques that you can use at home to maximise the benefits of the therapy between treatments.

As well as restoring health and vitality, reflexology is an holistic therapy in the truest sense as it works with each person as a whole rather than with any singular health complaint.

Reflexology is safe for all ages, from the very young to the elderly.

30 minutes: £30
60 minutes: £45
Course of four 60 minute treatments: £160 (saving £20)

Reproductive reflexology and assisted conception care

"Across the world 1 in 7 women will experience problems conceiving and, surprisingly, this figure is the same in the UK as elsewhere in the world."

Reproductive Reflexology and assisted conception care are used to treat both men and women - either separately or as a couple - at any stage of fertility planning. They can be particularly effective treatments for couples who are having trouble conceiving.

Reproductive Reflexology complements orthodox treatments including IVF and ICSI, and may help boost natural fertility levels. For best results, treatment should start several months before you hope to conceive, to maximise health and wellbeing.

After a detailed consultation, I will create a personalised treatment plan that includes dietary and lifestyle advice to optimise your chances of conception. The relaxation, stress relief and emotional support that reflexology provides can also help couples conceive.

Initial consultation & taster treatment, including information pack and home care advice: 2 hours £70
Subsequent 55 minute treatments: £45
Course of four 55-minute treatments: £160 (saving £20)

I also run two online support groups for anyone dealing with any fertility issues or undergoing IVF treatment: Gloucestershire Fertility Support and Gloucestershire & Beyond IVF.
They are places for you to share your experiences and anxieties with others who understand, to receive support and the chance to speak openly in a safe space where no-one will judge.

Due to the sensitive nature of the groups, no one will be able to see them, find them online, see who is a member or what is being discussed so complete confidentiality can be assured.
If you feel this is something you may benefit from, just drop me an email

For more information on specialised pre-conception treatments, please click here

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Maternity Reflexology

Pregnancy is the start of an exciting and sometimes anxious time that can bring huge changes - both physically and emotionally - as your baby grows.

I offer safe, specialised reflexology that supports you throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. These advanced techniques work with your body to help ease the physical and emotional strain of pregnancy, and maximise the health of you and your baby.

Research has shown that women who receive at least nine reflexology treatments during pregnancy experienced shorter birthing times, less pain relief, and reduced medical intervention.

I offer birth priming treatments from 40 weeks onwards, to keep you as well, relaxed and prepared as possible. They may even encourage the onset of labour, but only if baby is good and ready.

Post-natal reflexology helps your body to recover after birth and provides some much-needed me-time - letting you look after yourself so you're better equipped to look after your new baby.

My birthing packages help you prepare for birth and adjust to life as a mum. They can help balance your hormones, reduce stress, and ease muscular discomfort.

60 minute treatment - £45
30 minute treatment - £30
Course of four 60 minute treatments - £160

To find out how to have your best pregnancy, click here

Reflexology lymphatic drainage

This effective, award-winning technique is designed for anyone who is suffering with lymphedema as a result of treatment for breast cancer, but can also be used for many other conditions.

Lymphedema occurs when the lymphatic system becomes blocked or damaged following surgery or radiotherapy to the lymph nodes, and is characterised by swelling and discomfort in and around the arm and hand.

RLD stimulates the lymphatic reflexes on the feet to encourage the excess fluid away from the affected area, and ease swelling.

I measure the affected limb both before and after treatment to gauge the amount of fluid lost.

Prices are the same regardless of the type of reflexology you have.
60 minutes: £45
Course of four 60-minute treatments: £160

To find out more, or to book a reflexology treatment, get in touch.

Hot Stone Reflexology

Hot stones can be incorporated into a reflexology treatment to further enhance the benefits of reflexology. It is estimated that one stroke of a hot stone is worth five of conventional treatments and is also believed to give deep and long-lasting effects.

The heat experienced during a treatment helps to relax the muscles in the feet, allowing deeper work into the reflex areas.

The effects and potential benefits of hot stones means that:

  • The heat penetrates to a much deeper level, reaching around 7cm into the tissues. This brings about physiological changes as well as improving energy flow

  • It helps improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage

  • Relieves tension in the connective tissues

  • Reduces muscular tension, which aids relaxation and repair

  • Helps to bring about a balance of body and mind

  • Treatment price:
    60 minutes: £45

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