Foot and facial reflexology
A warm hello my name is Rosy Barker and I am a fully qualified reflexologist, offering traditional reflexology, facial reflexology and reflexology lymph drainage.
I’m passionate about my treatments and the benefits they may bring to your life, whether you have a specific health problem or simply to help you enjoy the best possible levels of energy and well-being.
I first became involved with reflexology in 1990’s trained and qualified in 2000.
Then went onto doing more training with Tony Porter A.R.T (advanced reflexology techniques) Hagar Basis (reflexology for woman’s health) and more recently Sally Kay (reflexology lymph drainage).
I’ve also trained and qualified in Facial Reflexology and Zone Face Lift the Bergman Zone Method.
Reflexology treatments have really helped me over the years to manage my stress levels and disturbed sleep patterns and more recently my menopausal symptoms.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a gentle art where pressure is applied to reflex points on the feet. Each foot is divided into five zones corresponding to different areas throughout the body; for example, the toes relate to the head and neck. Areas are stimulated to regulate and improve the function of the internal organs and parts of the body.
Why have Reflexology?
This treatment is very relaxing and rebalancing. It improves the body’s natural energy flow by clearing away blockages, promoting wellbeing and encouraging general good health.
What conditions can Reflexology help with?
Stress, digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), poor circulation, migraine and headaches, sinus problems, asthma and more.
What is Facial Reflexology?
Facial reflexology is a wonderfully relaxing treatment, starting off with an Indian head massage using blended essential aromatherapy oils of frankincense or rose, and applying gentle pressure to all the reflex points on the face.
Why have Facial Reflexology?
The unique benefit of Ziggie Bergman Facial Reflexology is that not only does it aim to help clients improve their health and wellbeing, it also can help them look younger and have a healthy glow. The face will feel and look smoother and more toned as you increase the circulation and help to release muscle tension. Some clients call it their ‘mini Face-lift’ as Facial Reflexology helps to strengthen layers of the skin tissue and improve skin tone. Additionally, over a series of sessions there may be a reduction in lines and wrinkles, helping clients to feel good and look good.
What conditions can Facial Reflexology help with?
Stress\anxiety, insomnia, headaches/migraines and sinusitis/congestion. Facial reflexology also relieves mental strain, improves concentration and creates a general feeling of calmness and relaxation. In addition, it has a direct rejuvenating effect on the skin and leaves the face glowing and radiant.
Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD)
RLD is a technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet. It is a unique sequence that has been researched and developed by Sally Kay BSc (Hons) whilst working in Cancer Care. Sally was awarded the FHT Excellence in Practice Award 2012 for research and development into Reflexology Lymph Drainage. In addition, she was awarded funding by a Welsh cancer charity Tenovus for further research into RLD in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University. The summary of data from this research found that all 26 participants had reductions in swelling of the affected arm. For further details about this amazing study please visit Sally Kay’s website www.reflexologylymphdrainage.co.uk.
As the lymphatic reflexes are stimulated in the feet, the aim is to cause an effect within the lymphatic system in the body. Swelling should reduce within the affected area. Studies have shown that with repeated treatments of Reflexology Lymph Drainage the fluid build up doesn’t return to the maximum level experienced by the client.
Lymphatic drainage massage (MLD) is used to treat conditions other than lymphoedema, and RLD may be used similarly. RLD may be useful with the following conditions:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
It is advised that a minimum of 4 weekly sessions should be booked as this shows to be most effective. Follow up sessions can be booked as and when required. Some clients will be happy to have monthly maintenance treatments whereas others will prefer to have one-off sessions when they feel it is necessary – it’s entirely up to you.
Qualifications and Training
- International Institute of Health and Holistic Therapies Reflexology Diploma
- Reflexology Lymph Drainage Sally Kay Method
- Bergman Zone Method of Facial Reflexology Module and Zone Face Lift taught by Ziggie Bergman at the London School of Reflexology
I continue to keep my skills and knowledge up to date by attending regular continuing professional development courses.
I am a member of the following organisation;
- Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)
I believe the extensive training I have undertaken, along with my interest and passion in what I do, ensures my clients receive the best possible treatments, delivered to the highest standards.
I look forward to meeting you soon and discussing your treatments. Rosy x