What is Reflexology?

Mrs Tickly Toes provides treatment for adults using the techniques and principles of reflexology to help ease diagnosed medical conditions such as stress, fertility and a number of health and well-being conditions. Based in Chaddesden Derby, I work from my home practice, and I hope you will feel very welcome when you visit.

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Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive complementary therapy which uses mirroring on the feet or hands with parts of the body known as reflexes. Manipulation of these points with gentle pressure on specific reflexes can promote healing for the client and has a variety of health benefits such as balance and relaxation. Reflexology can be supportive to the wellbeing of people with many different conditions.

Reflexology is a wonderful holistic therapy that can be used to balance the body and promote the body to heal itself. Reflexes on the feet or hands, which mirror parts of the body, are gently stimulated during a treatment. It is commonly used to help with:


Release of tension

Improved sleep

Improved mood

Overall wellbeing

Reflexology can be supportive to the wellbeing of people with many different conditions. The use of reflexology treatments is part of a healing process and may require a course of treatments for the most benefit, so a treatment plan and full consultation is essential. There are some conditions that can’t be treated with reflexology, these can be explored at initial assessment.

I am also qualified in the treatment of 2nd and 3rd trimester women, provide the 4hr labour programme (Louise Keet) and can support with fertility and postnatal care (4th trimester).

As I am qualified in Gentle Touch Reflexology (Sue Ricks) my treatments are suitable for all of the family.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens during a treatment?

On your first visit, a consultation will be completed to find out a brief medical history and to enable me to complete a treatment plan for you. During your treatment you will remove your shoes and socks and be seated comfortably on a reclining chair, your feet will then be cleansed and an aromatherapy wax will be applied to aid the manipulation. Gentle pressure will be used on your feet to access reflex points.

After a treatment it is normal to feel tired and it is important to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and flush out any toxins. Some people find that they can feel a bit emotional after a session but generally after one or two sessions. This is all normal and thought to be part of the healing process.

What is the history of Reflexology?

Reflexology was first practiced over 5000 years ago and we have early evidence from Ancient Egypt showing footwork being practiced.

Over the last 100 years there has been a great deal of research into the links between what is happening internally in the body to external reflexes.

The reflexes we use today were mapped out by a pioneering physiotherapist called Eunice Ingham whose life’s work was developing reflexology methods and sharing her teachings with others.

Reflexology continues to be developed and researched and the knowledge base continues to expand.

What conditions can Reflexology help with?

Reflexology has had lots of success with various conditions, both in treating and supporting medical intervention.

Previous clients have had good results for:

* Fertility

* Anxiety

* Poor sleep

* Pregnancy, labour and beyond

* Weight loss for emotional eating

*Eating Disorders

* Back problems

* Stress management


*Frozen shoulder

* Foot drop

* Nerve damage

* Digestive problems


Here is just some of the feedback from clients:

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