About

Hello! I’m Debbie and I’m passionate about helping people feel better using reflexology and natural therapies.

My fascination with natural therapies began as a child; my Dad’s own childhood in Africa taught him to use natural remedies for our bumps and bruises and to support us when we were sick. I turned to natural therapies again in my twenties, having suffered with a constant lack of energy and persistent digestive issues. Finding support and advice within complementary health that really turned my health around, I started training in Reflexology in 2010.

In 2011 I completed my clinical Reflexology Diploma with the International Institute of Reflexology (IIR), and have since continued to expand my skills and techniques to include a range of specialisms within reflexology, and to offer an ever increasing array of natural therapies.

I’m dedicated to broadening my knowledge and understanding of my field, attending specialist courses and a growing library of reference books to keep me up-to-date with the latest research and thinking.  This brings a fluidity and adaptability to my sessions that allows me to best support my clients and their needs.

My current practice is based in two clinics in South Bristol: the Centre for Whole Health in Bedminster and the Bristol Osteopaths Knowle practice, but I have experience of working in a number of settings including: private clinics, social care settings, wellbeing events and charities.  My client base has included those with conditions spanning fertility and pregnancy to mental health and stress-related conditions, and I have relished the different challenges and experiences that this has brought to my practice.

I am committed to making green and sustainable choices for my business wherever I can, choosing products that are made using natural ingredients and materials that have the least impact on the environment.

If you’d like to book a session with me or find out more about how I can support you, do get in touch.

My Approach & Special Interests

I treat my clients’ wellbeing holistically, taking into account their physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. I respond to the unique needs of each of my clients, focusing and tailoring each treatment accordingly – everyone is different. I combine my variety of techniques and experience with a calm and restorative approach, promoting wellbeing and bringing into balance the body, mind and emotions.

I’ve worked with a broad spectrum of conditions, including back pain and sciatica, M.E. (myalgic encephalomyelitis), hypothyroidism, digestive issues, fertility and IVF, pregnancy, post-natal, stress, anxiety and sleep disorders.

I have a special interest in women’s health. I’ve attended a number of courses over the years focussing on pregnancy, fertility and women’s health, and am fascinated with the unique aspects of our ever-changing hormones.

I am also experienced in supporting people with anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges, and with adults with learning disabilities. I have supported people with mild to severe mental health challenges with reflexology, and witnessed the calming effect reflexology had. I also am experienced in supporting adults with autism as well as the elderly, and I am adaptive to my clients’ needs.

I’ve worked with children and babies, and my own children enjoy regular reflexology and gentle massage to ease tension and tiredness.

Qualifications & Professional Training

I am a qualified clinical Reflexologist trained at the International Institute of Reflexology (IIR) and I am a fully insured member of the Association of Reflexologists (AOR) and the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA).

International Institute of Reflexology
Association of Reflexologists
Complementary Therapists Association

Reflexology Professional Diploma with Hagar Basis, International Institute of Reflexology – May 2011

Professional Proficiency Seminar (Reflexology) with Dwight Byers – Oct 2010

ART (Advanced Reflexology Training) Registered Practitioner – June 2013

Maternity & Fertility Reflexology with  Mauricio Kruchik – July 2013

Thai Foot Massage with Kira Balaskas, The School of Thai Yoga Massage – Oct/Nov 2013

Professional Diploma, Facial Rejuvenation (Natural Face Lift Massage) with Mary Dalgleish – Nov 2013-June 2015

The Manzanares Method of Reflexology with Dr Manzanares – June 2015

Link Feet in Chi with Reflexology Plus the Meridian WayTM with Louise Exeter – Oct 2015

Visual Reflexology Workshop with Angela Telford – Feb & May 2016

Breakthrough Seminar/Advanced Reflexology Techniques with Tony Porter – Sept 2016

ReproReflexology Part 1 (Fertility Reflexology) with Seren Natural Fertility Training – Nov 2017

UK Reflexology Conference 2018 organised by Sue Ricks – Mar 2018

Reflexology for Women’s Health with Hagar Basis – Mar 2018

Reflexology Lymph Drainage with Sally KayMay 2018

Reflexology and Movement in Minutes (Vertical Reflex Therapy) with Lynne BoothJune 2018

Reproflexology Part 2 – Assisted Conception (Fertility Reflexology) with Seren Natural Fertility TrainingJune 2018

Roundabout: The Foot – Advanced Reflexology Seminar with TouchpointJune 2018

Professional Diploma in Indian Champissage (Indian Head Massage) with London Centre of Indian ChampissageJan 2014-June 2018

Functional Reflex Therapy with Lorraine SeniorMay 2019

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