Discover St Ives Reflexology with Amanda
A Natural Approach to Healing
Hello and welcome to St Ives Reflexology with Amanda. I am a level 3 ITEC (distinction) reflexologist working from home in my dedicated room of peace and calm, here in St Ives; situated on the edge of the beautiful New forest and only 20 minutes from the sea, I'm easily accessible from anywhere in Dorset and Hampshire
Previous to retraining in this wonderful holistic therapy, I worked as a registered nurse within the NHS for 35 years, specialising in the field of cardiology and later as an advanced nurse practitioner.
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I continually update my knowledge and expertise, attending accredited training, workshops and networking with professional groups to ensure I can offer my clients the best care possible.
Whether you're in need of support with an existing health diagnosis, feeling stressed with related symptoms, or in need of a pick-me-up and some well deserved time-out, my treatments of foot, hand or facial reflexology are specifically tailored to your needs to ensure you receive a first-class experience.
Foot Reflexology - Incorporating Chi-Reflexology
Reflexology of the feet is an amazing non-invasive complementary health therapy that can be effective in promoting deep relaxation and wellbeing.
Chi (energy) Reflexology is based on Anatomical Reflection Theory combined with Chinese philosophy including TCM and acupressure. It works with the body to bring about balance on all levels and promote change naturally.
The feet represent mini maps of the body's anatomy, containing thousands of nerve endings, so by applying pressure to specific reflex areas, the body's natural ability to heal is activated to restore and maintain balance.
Massaging and touching the feet to help the body is a very ancient practice, with evidence dating back over 5000 years in Egypt and China and even as far as 12,000BC when the Incas in Latin America were believed to have used it.
Zone Therapy Facial Reflexology
As with conventional foot or hand reflexology, facial reflexology is a non-invasive treatment, which aims to relax and reduce stress by assisting the body to heal and balance.
This beautiful deluxe therapy consists of a gentle cleanse, warming cloths, toning mist and application of soothing serum to begin the journey. Bespoke facial oil allows gentle effleurage, sweeping movements, massage and finger pressure,
The use of cooling Rose quartz and Aventurine tools are used on specific acupressure points/reflexology points on the face, opening the zone lines and massaging the underlying musculature.
This treatment brings about a deep sense of calm and relaxation, reducing facial muscle tension, whilst encouraging blood and lymph flow.
Facial reflexology draws from oriental medicine, in particular acupuncture. It is largely inspired by Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese medicinal systems; the face being a micro-system of the internal organs.
"Everything that we are is projected onto our face, in particular our physiological, psychological and pathological state".
Hand reflexology compliments foot reflexology and uses an ancient massage technique that targets specific parts of the body via reflexing the 'body map' areas with pressure of the therapists fingers.
This treatment is attractive and beneficial for the elderly, those who are a little foot shy, have a lower limb injury, a disability, prefer a shorter treatment or as part of a combination treatment.
This can be a self empowering therapy as it can be used by the client as effective home care to enhance the benefits of both hands and feet treatments.
Hot Stones Reflexology
Hot stone reflexology includes the use of of beautiful basalt heated stones in combination with finger pressure on specific reflex points on the feet to release tension at a deeper level. The heat of these ancient volcanic stones on the feet and lower legs penetrates deeper into the layers of muscle, to assist in opening and activating the energy channels of the reflex points.
This may lead to deeper relaxation, better elimination of waste from the body and release of tension in connective tissue.
Deluxe 90 minute Package
Enjoy a luxurious 90 minute pamper
Soak your tired feet in a warming foot bath.
Relax back in the comfort of the zero gravity chair.
Snuggle under a fresh blanket, whilst you enjoy your hands and feet being massaged and reflexed.
Gentle ambient music plays, low restful lighting and the aroma of essential oils all adds to a blissful experience.