Reflexology is a natural healing science based on the application of pressure to reflex points in the feet. These reflexes correspond to main body systems and organs.
Foot treatments have been used in India, Egypt and China for thousands of years. Contemporary reflexology is based upon the principle that areas on the feet are linked to our internal organs and functional systems and that application of pressure to points on the feet can stimulate energy flow to the corresponding area of the body.
Reflexology treatment brings a profound sense of calm and wellbeing to patients and research studies support its effectiveness in treating pre-menstrual symptoms and headaches and its benefit to people with multiple sclerosis. Patients report that migraine, asthma and digestive problems respond well to reflexology, and we have found, too, that it has been successful in helping couples with fertility problems.
Reflexologists at The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living
Beverley Profit MAR
Beverley came to the Letchworth Centre in 2001 having qualified in July 2000 with the Aquarian School Europe where she gained a Diploma and a Practitioners Certificate in Reflexology. She holds a full membership with The Association of Reflexology. Since joining our team she has extended her studies and completed the First Degree of Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki system of natural healing. She also spent several years studying Shiatsu, obtaining certificates in Anatomy (Distinction), Physiology (merit) and was awarded a certificate in the Theory and Practice of Japanese Bodywork, issued by the European Shiatsu School. Beverley has an holistic attitude to life which is transmitted through her practice.
Jay Chandarana MAR MFHT CNHC
Jay is one of those multidisciplinary practitioners who is as skilled in Reiki as she is in Reflexology, Massage, and Aromatherapy. She also does Ayurveda and Beauty treatments. Having run her own practice from a small base in Letchworth where she had nearly 200 long-term clients, she has relocated to the Letchworth Centre which has warmly welcomed her and her breadth of training. Jay is passionate about the holistic approach and her background as senior manager within the corporate sector for many years brings a refreshing groundedness to her work. Jay is a member of The Association of Reflexologists, The Federation of Holistic Therapists and The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
David Sheppard BA(Hons) MAR MFHT MCNHC
David holds a Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology and is a member of the Association of Reflexologists, the Federation of Holistic Therapists and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. He is a skilled clinical massage practitioner and is currently involved in research in the field of pain management and bodywork.