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. I support people 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 and Specialisms
I treat peoples’ wellbeing holistically, taking into account physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. I respond to the unique needs of each person I support, 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 have supported people 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.
My particular area of interest is in supporting people with anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges, and 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 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.
I am fascinated in the unique aspects of women’s health and our ever-changing hormones. I’ve attended a number of courses over the years focussing on pregnancy, fertility and women’s health.
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).
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 Kay – May 2018
Reflexology and Movement in Minutes (Vertical Reflex Therapy) with Lynne Booth – June 2018
Reproflexology Part 2 – Assisted Conception with Seren Natural Fertility Training – June 2018
Roundabout: The Foot – Advanced Reflexology Seminar with Touchpoint – June 2018
Professional Diploma, Indian Champissage (Indian Head Massage)a London Centre of Indian Champissage – Jan 2014-June 2018
Functional Reflex Therapy with Lorraine Senior – May 2019