What to expect
Most people find reflexology as extremely relaxing and pleasant experience. Some go to sleep, others find they gain spontaneous insight (or images) relevant to their lives and health. Quite often people experience sensations of warmth or tingling in their bodies, usually at places related to the reflexes I am working on.
The first session includes initial consultation (approx. 20 min), where I will ask you about your health and general well-being and your intentions for the session. The time at the end of the session is dedicated to the feedback and after care advice (approx. 10 min).
The 1 hour follow-up sessions consist of 5-10 min at the start to check in and reflect on your healing process, about 45 min of reflexology and few minutes at the end for the feedback.
The optional 1.5 hour follow-up sessions include head & face and /or hand reflexology to compliment the work on your feet.
Reflexology & My approach
Reflexology is an ancient healing art developed independently in many different cultures on Earth. They all work with the same principle that our whole being (body, mind, soul) is reflected in the feet (and hands and head) and can be also influenced through them. Reflexology uses massage and pressure techniques and gentle manipulation of the feet (alternatively hands and head). The unique quality of reflexology is the nurturing feeling of ‘being held’. Because the feet mirror the whole body, when the practitioner holds the feet, the client often experience a profound sense of safety and
being cared for.
I am passionate in helping people to find their inner core and calmness and supporting and their bodies to come back to a state of balance through very deep relaxation and reflexology techniques.
'Alena always brings me a greater sense of calmness, relaxation and relief from everyday stress. When her caring hands have worked on my feet, I have a better sense of balance and healing energy flowing throughout my body. I always look forward to the therapeutic effects of her treatment.'
P.R. September 2016
' Thanks to Alena's treatment, not only my health started improving but it also inspired me in becoming reflexologist myself and acquire this great knowledge of improving peoples lives through reflexology.'
H.R. August 2012
'That was amazing, I can't remember last time I was so relaxed, calm, like I was letting go of things...Very powerful!'
C.S. May 2013
'Alena has a far reaching sensitivity and a deep sincerity that create an atmosphere where healing can take place.'
K.N. (Therapist) 2009
Complementary follow up 90 min (including head and face and/or hand reflexology as well as foot reflexology) £60
I trained as a holistic reflexologist with Maitri Foundation in 2008-2009. I have been intrigued by the effect of massaging my feet since being a child and have always been interested in complementary therapies, healing arts, healthy lifestyle including plenty of movement outside, dance, yoga, meditation and nutrition. My journey led me from academic studies to work on the land, studying and practising biodynamic agriculture in the UK in 2004-2006. Since then I developed a strong love for growing medicinal plants and bee-friendly flowers and have designed my own medicinal herb garden, which I tend to alongside running my practice as a therapist.
Since the reflexology training I also completed Shiatsu foundation course and Reiki level 1 and 2 and continue to build my skills and knowledge by study and attending CPD courses. My passion in the later years has been practising mindfulness and Zen awareness. I take deep interest into how our mind works and how it connects to the body and influences the health. I am very interested in how we can change the mind through practising awareness, grounding, relaxation techniques and positive visualisations to become more happy and fulfilled in our everyday life.
The most enjoyable part of my work is helping people to relax deeply and reconnect to their inner centre of calm and strength and seeing them leaving empowered by the experience. I never stop being fascinated by reflexology and its profound and often deep reaching effect when one is open to it!
I trained as a holistic therapist with the Maitri Foundation and completed my training in May 2009. I have been working
as a reflexologist since September 2009. I am a member of the Association of Natural and Physical Therapists (APNT)
and British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA) and follow the srict code of ethics and continue my professional
developement. I also completed Reiki 1 and 2 and sometime involve the techniques in my practice. I also completed Shiatsu
Foundation Course in 2011. I have been very inspired to share my skills and knowledge with others and have been teaching Reflexology Introduction courses, which I thoroughly enjoy.
Maitri Foundation, Whiteway, Gloucestershire as part of Association of Physical and Natural Therapists 10+6 months, qualified in May 2009
Shiatsu Foundation Course, Shiatsu4Health, Stroud 2011
Reiki level 1 and 2 with Miriam Luckhurst, USUI/Tibetian Reiki Master and Shiatsu practitioner, Stroud 2011
Practising professionally since September 2009 from Ruskin Apothecary, October 2010 Cotswold Health Centre, April 2011 Nailsworth Natural Health Centre
Association of Natural and Physical Therapists (APNT)
British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA)