Disclaimer The information on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the various wellbeing practices offered, and it is true to the best of the therapists' knowledge. This website is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. The therapist does not diagnose illness, disease or any other physical or mental condition. Complementary treatments and practices are not a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis or treatment. For diagnosis or treatment of any medical problem, please consult your GP.
*** I offer strictly THERAPEUTIC massage & healing methods ***
As a Sole Trader I don't see male clients at my home (unless via referrals, friends or relatives).
Should you contact me to find that I am unable to provide a service to you, I have contact details for other local therapists and salons whom I can refer you to if you wish.
REFLEXOLOGY is an ancient Healing Art, a powerful but gentle holistic 'pressure-point’ technique; a natural therapy that can facilitate more vital energy, help boost the immune system and create a stronger body and calmer mind. This is done by inducing a deep state of relaxation by 'massaging' the reflex points on the feet, which correspond with the organs and other parts of the whole of the body. The feet are a ‘mini-map’ of our organs, glands and systems. Congestion can be broken down by releasing blockages and normalising imbalances, therefore allowing the free flow of energy to be released throughout the zones of energy pathways which influence the entire body.
Reflexology has a major part to play in the wider vision of health care. Yes, drugs suppress disease, relieve symptoms, and ease pain but they do not deal with the underlying cause of the 'dis-ease' and eradicate that. Dis-ease is a direct result of one's own thoughts and actions. (unless it was directly related to direct physical trauma). The mind is immensely powerful and affects every cell in the body. This causes chemical reactions to take place. Negative emotions such as anxiety, grief, fear and worry - widespread in modern society - will cause negative repercussions. A positive attitude goes a long way toward attaining and sustaining a healthy body and mind. Deep relaxation can induce this state of mind.
With reflexology, I do not 'heal' or diagnose. Only the mind and body heal. But it helps to balance all the systems, stimulating an underactive area and calming an overactive one. It is harmless to those areas functioning correctly. So it can be seen as 'medicine' but without the side-effects. Since all body systems are closely interrelated, anything that affects one part will ultimately affect the whole.
Even a very light treatment can help create a sense of balance, and I also offer Light Touch Reflex Therapy (LTR). The feet are worked but only very lightly and in 'holding' positions ~ this is a way of tuning in energetically to what is happening with the patient's system, and working with them/ guiding them, to correct any imbalances within the system.
I can also show you how to do some ongoing treatment yourself at home, by doing hand reflexology, which you can do in a few minutes and even on the go!
Try Facial Reflexology .. Natural Botox Effect! It makes you look as good as you feel and feel as good as you look! What every woman needs (over 40+) .. Many clients say they feel lacklustre, unattractive, stressed or tired, and standard reflexology is aimed at helping the body feel fit and well. And I find that facial reflexology based on TCM (traditional chinese medicine) can do the same. As a 'sideeffect', although it's not a beauty treatment as such, it is also Beautifying!
Reflexology……. reduces stress and induces deep relaxation… improves circulation and the immune system…cleanses the body of impurities and improves bowel movement...balances the whole system and revitalises energy…relieves pain and improves nerve stimulation…is preventive healthcare and can nurture relationships…stimulates creativity and productivity…encourages the body to heal any current disorders…assists post-operative recovery...and more.
REIKI originates in Japan, and the word simply means 'Universal Energy'. Reiki is a therapy method of 'healing', and can be used for example to relieve stress or tension and many related symptoms, to promote healing from physical problems, to balance the emotions, to free us from restrictive thinking, and to be able to deeply relax. It can also provide a connection with inner wisdom.
It works on every level - physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. The therapist merely channels the energy to treat holistically and to promote the body's self-healing ability. You can lie down or sit up, fully clothed, and the therapist will place the hands in a series of positions on or over the body.
Only as much Reiki as is needed will be drawn by yourself. It may be felt as a flow of energy, mild tingling, warmth, coolness, other sensations, you may see colours, or you may experience very little - it is all 'right' and is never harmful.
Operating at a higher vibration (frequency) nourishes our physical and energy bodies. With higher vibrations, we feel and emulate love, joy, hope and peace. Being human, we may feel these emotions at various points in our lives. The emphasis here is on being able to live from a place of higher vibration in a way that works for our highest good and is sustainable in the long term.
ANIMAL REIKI can help your animals to feel better, perform better and live healthier, happier lives. The same principles as above apply. It can help them adjust to new surroundings, sooth and calm hyperactivity, accelerate healing after trauma ~ among other benefits. Animals are very receptive to the warm vibrations of reiki energy.
"I would really like to recommend Femke and the wonderful Reiki session I experienced today. Being anxious about what to expect I was completely amazed by the results and even more shocked at how I responded and how totally relaxed and de-stressed I felt after. Femke took her time to explain everything and made me feel at ease and incredibly relaxed. I will be going back for more #reikiconvert"
G.M. - Worksop
"Femke is an intuitive therapist and very well qualified practitioner.
Her gentle touch is super releasing.. totally recommend reflexology, facial reflexology and Reiki" E.L. - Harthill
"A really lovely lady, professional and friendly, feeling great benefits from regular reflexology treatments with Femke. Highly recommended" H.S - Shireoaks
"I had trouble sleeping and with medical oedema in my right arm, due to mastectomy a few years ago. This can be painful and uncomfortable. I regularly measure around my upper arm before going to sleep, and... since having reflexology treatments there is a marked reduction and less pain! I also am able to fall asleep more easily most nights now, as if I can 'sink into' the bed better. Headaches are becoming less frequent, and I do the recommended breathing 'exercises'. It is my body and mind finding balance and healing itself with help of the treatments, as I've been told. I am just happy with the way it makes me feel!" J. McN. - Woodsetts
'Ps you havnt seen me again as I did get pregnant'! Jade -CarltonInLindrick
"Absolutely lovely lady who you felt immediately comfortable with. Her nursing background is really telling. Lovely massage and reiki session both of which left me happy and relaxed. Highly recommended."
C.L - Worksop
"I loved having relaxing sessions at my own home when I was pregnant in the later stages and also before it. I had reflexology and massage. Femke was very professional and so lovely. I even had a reflexology session to help 'induce' me when I was over my due date and a few hours later I went into labour! I definitely recommend Feet up !" J.L. - CarltonInLindrick
"Great reflexology and leg massage does wonders for my aching leg caused by Parkinson's Disease. I have been having reflexology for a few weeks now. I now sleep better, eat better, thank you!" M.F - Worksop
"I’ve had three sessions of Reiki with Femke and have really found it beneficial. I wasn’t sure what to expect but found the whole experience very enlightening and it really helped me emotionally. I felt so comfortable and secure in the experience with Femke I decided to have a taster session of EFT. It was exactly what I needed and I will be back for more. The soothing environment, warmth and compassion Femke shows is part of the reason I will return. Dealing with emotions can be very hard and her genuine warmth makes you feel you can really gain the most from the experience. I would not hesitate to recommend" A.M. - Worksop
The massage techniques used for an INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE (IHM) originally simply evolved from Indian family grooming. Massage is used frequently for all occasions in life - before the wedding ceremony, in the barbers and as a part of everyday life. It has now progressed to include the head, neck, face, upper arms and shoulders.
The effects of IHM include increasing the blood flow/lymph flow, it relaxes the muscles and nerve fibres, reduces muscle spasms and adhesions, and can decrease inflammation in tissue. It has long-term healing benefits, such as encouraging healing of tissue, improving circulation, removing toxins, relieving muscle tension, improving flexibility and relieving pain and discomfort.
As mentioned before, it is estimated that 75% of all ailments are originally caused by stress, and IHM can help these conditions. To mention a few:- alopecia (temporary baldness)- angina- anxiety- asthma- depression- psoriasis and eczema and of course it helps with overall relaxation to reduce stress levels.
Other conditions may include arthritis, bells palsy/cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder, headaches & migraines, spondylitis, sinusitis, tinnitus, neuralgia.
The massage techniques are very gentle, but can go very deep, depending on the individual and any conditions they may suffer. A little oil is used to massage the shoulders, neck and arms. It is best to have the shoulders uncovered, but it can also be done through the clothes (i.e. a T-shirt and then without oil). Clients are asked to remove jewellery and make-up (no foundation).
Afterwards you may feel tired but usually more relaxed, relaxed muscles. Due to the release of tension, you may find that the muscles will be sore and aching for a while. It is all about bringing balance, and after a few treatments you should start to feel a significant difference. The emotions may feel heightened during and/or afterwards, as the system is clearing out any negativity and bringing in a state of balance and relaxation.
SWEDISH BODY MASSAGE
One of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility whilst easing tension.
A recent study found that volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as arginine vasopressin - a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol. Volunteers also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and a boost in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu.
CHAIR/ SEATED (ON-SITE) ACUPRESSURE MASSAGE
This relaxing and at the same time reviving routine, which can be offered in 10, 20 or 40 minute sequences, is a real opportunity for i.e. local carehomes and at offices, where it can be offered to staff.
But I can also offer this at home/mobile as a stand alone massage session.
The benefits of this sequence are great, relieving muscle tension in particularly back, neck, head, shoulders and arms - promoting relaxation & stress relief. It also boosts the immune system and improves circulation.
EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES (EFT or 'TAPPING')
"EFT is a simple, powerful process that can profoundly influence gene activity, health and behaviour" ~ Bruce Lipton PhD.
EFT is a universal healing tool (also known as 'tapping') that can provide impressive results for physical, emotional and performance issues. It operates on the premise that no matter what part of your life needs improvement, there are unresolved emotional issues in the way. This is because, for basically ALL issues, it is common knowledge that any kind of emotional stress can hinder the natural healing potential of the human body. We can use it to clear out old traumas and welcome any new challenges with a healthy, productive attitude.
EFT is a 2-step process: mentally tuning into the specific issue(s), and stimulating certain meridian points on the body by tapping on them with our fingertips. It may sound a bit weird and unbelievable .... but EFT Tapping often works where nothing else will! It can also be used to provide impressive do-it-yourself results.
Chakradance is a fusion of ancient wisdom and modern world music for healing and wellbeing. 'Move your Chakras, change your life!'
Chakradance was founded by Natalie Southgate, in Australia, and she provides an intense training program for those who wish to become Facilitators within their local community - all over the world! I now offer this modality, by running classes and workshops within Worksop & surrounding areas (mainly Nottinghamshire / Doncaster/ Sheffield).
Chakradance, at its core, combines the Chakras, Music, Dance and Mandala Art. It is a healing movement practice, a form of nourishment for your true self - for your Soul. Moving with your eyes closed or with lowered gaze in a darkened room, to music specifically created to resonate with each of your main energy centres (Chakras), you are guided into your own inner dance of release and re-connection. It offers a kind of liberation. It feels like coming home.
Free flow, your own style.
"If there is light in the Soul, there will be beauty in the person
If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house
If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the Nation
If there is order in the Nation, there will be peace in the World..."