|"Angela is one of the finest Reflexologists we have trained"|
Michael Fothergill, Principal of
Fothergill Academy, Northumberland
“THE BODY CONTAINS THE INHERENT ABILITY AND INTELLIGENCE TO HEAL ITSELF, PROVIDED IT IS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO.”
HIPPOCRATES – “THE FATHER OF MEDICINE”
450 – 357 BC
If you’re looking for ultimate relaxation and a healthier you, then you’ve come to the right place. Reflexology by Angela is committed to your comfort and satisfaction. This is your time to relax and escape.
WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY? || HOW CAN IT HELP YOU? || WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN I GO FOR A TREATMENT?
FERTILITY, SUB FERTILITY AND ASSISTED CONCEPTION || WHAT IS REIKI?
ABOUT MYSELF || LOCATION ||
Welcome to Reflexology by Angela
GENTLE THERAPEUTIC FOOT MASSAGE
WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?
Reflexology is an ancient therapy which has been practiced for around 5000 years. It was used in China and India and there is pictorial evidence of it being used in Egypt around 2330 BC. Reflexology is a gentle therapeutic foot massage (or hand). It is based on the principle that areas of the feet (reflexes) relate to organs, tissues and structures of the body, and pressures and techniques used on these reflexes may affect corresponding areas in the body, restoring balance and encouraging the body to heal itself.
There are approximately 7000 nerve endings in the feet, and techniques used by a Reflexologist may send signals in the form of electrical impulses to all parts of the body. It is believed that Reflexology may stimulate the Nervous System so that HOMEOSTASIS (a healthy balance) may be achieved and maintained.
Reflexology is not an alternative to orthodox medicine, but complimentary to it
The free flow of natural energy is vital to health. Due to every day stress and tension, injury or even just tiredness, blockages can occur in the energy pathways, resulting in ill health and disease. It is believed Reflexology may remove these blockages by improving circulation and removing toxins and waste products, and allowing the energy to flow freely, and thereby allowing the body to heal itself.
HOW CAN IT HELP YOU?
Reflexology is a Holistic Therapy – it treats the whole body rather than individual symptoms, and most people benefit from it. For each person the results are unique. Our lives are busier than ever, and as we struggle to cope with very demanding schedules, it is more important than ever to ensure that we look after our health to the best of our abilities.
Although not a panacea for all ills, reflexology may help with:
It helps relax, improves mood, aids sleep, helps relieve tension, is uplifting and promotes a sense of well being.
- Stress and Anxiety
- Stress Related Digestive Disorders
- Sleep Disorders
- Breathing Disorders
- Sinus Problems
- Joint Pain
- Menstrual Issues
- Fertility Issues
- Hormonal Imbalances
|It may reduce Anxiety and boost the Immune System. However, you don’t have to be unwell to benefit from Reflexology, and many people value a session as a form of relaxation which is uplifting and leaves most people with a sense of well-being. It is also a preventative treatment and may rid the body of toxins which may otherwise accumulate and eventually make you unwell.
PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE IS THE BEST FORM OF MEDICINE –
WHY WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE UNWELL BEFORE YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?
WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN I GO FOR A TREATMENT?
When you arrive you will receive a warm welcome. I will take your details and discuss your health and lifestyle. This should take about 20 minutes and is strictly confidential. Only your socks and shoes will be removed and you will lie on a treatment couch, be covered with a blanket, and made comfortable. Both feet will be massaged using specific Reflexology techniques. The actual treatment will last approximately 1 hour.
Fertility, Sub Fertility and Assisted Conception
REFLEXOLOGY FOR FERTILITY, SUB FERTILITY AND ASSISTED CONCEPTION.
If you have been trying to conceive for 12 months or more, it is defined as Infertility or Sub Fertility. This can occur when trying for your first baby or for a second baby after having a successful pregnancy first time round. The ability to conceive depends on many different factors, but it is essential that both partners are in optimum health to enable this to happen.
Reflexology may be very helpful during this time because it may encourage the body (and hormones) back into a state of equilibrium, reduce stress levels, allow a deep state of relaxation, and works the reflexes relating to the reproductive organs to balance and clear congestion. It may boost blood circulation to reproductive areas and may encourage all systems of the body to function efficiently. These are all essential factors in conceiving. Statistics show that both men and women can be affected by infertility, although it is often the woman who initiates further investigation.
Fertility can be affected by:
- Stress and Anxiety – at work or at home
- Stimulant Intake – Alcohol, Caffeine, Nicotine.
- Nutrition – Unbalanced Diet or too many processed foods.
- Weight and BMI – Too overweight or too underweight.
- Exercise- Too much or too little.
STRESS AND FERTILITY.
Stress plays a huge part in Fertility problems.Taking a long time to conceive can lead to one or both partners being in a permanent state of stress, which, over a long period of time can lead to exhaustion. Once at this stage,most of the body’s energy is spent on survival, maintenance and essential repairs, and non-essential things like reproduction take a back seat until the body is back into a balanced state. If the body is under too much stress it produces too much Adrenaline from the Adrenal gland.This in turn can lead to low Thyroid function, symptoms of which can include cessation of ovulation and a short luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, meaning that any fertilised egg is not sustained in its early phase for long enough.
HORMONAL IMBALANCES AND FERTILITY.
Hormonal Imbalances can also seriously hamper your chances of conceiving and can contribute to the following conditions:
I use a Reflexology technique called “Endocrine Balance” which encourages the Endocrine glands to become balanced and affects the hormones they produce. This is especially relevant for the fertility hormones (Luteinising hormone, Follicle Stimulating hormone, Oestrogen and Progesterone) the stress hormones (Adrenalin and Cortisol and the Thyroid hormone, (Thyroxin). Reflexology often helps in regulating the length of the menstrual cycle, the flow and even bringing back periods which have been absent for some time.
- Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome.
- Lack of periods (Amenorrhoea)
- Irregular periods.
- Painful periods (Dysmenorrhoea).
- Heavy Bleeding (Menorrhagia).
- Recurrent Miscarriage.
FERTILITY TREATMENTS AND REFLEXOLOGY.
There are several different forms of infertility treatments- IVF, IUI, and ICSI, as well as drug treatments (eg Clomid). This can be a very stressful and emotional time and can be draining both mentally and physically. The calming and balancing qualities of Reflexology can help enormously and can also compliment the medical proceedures. It can help prepare the body to be in optimum health before the treatment is started.
I trained at the Fothergill Academy in Northumberland and qualified in 2007. I abide by their strict code of practice and ethics. I part take in Continued Professional Development to ensure my knowledge is always up to date and that the highest standard of treatment is delivered at all times. I have completed a course with the International Federation of Reflexologists on Reflexology, Cancer and Palliative Care. I have completed a course on Fertility, Sub Fertility and Assisted Conception. I feel privileged to have been taught by Barbara Scott of Seren Natural Fertility, acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading experts in working with couples in their fertility journey. Having completed her 2 part course has enabled me to become a member of the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists, and there are currently only five members in Scotland. In November 2014 I travelled to Devon to receive one to one training from Reflexologists Jane Holt, whose experience and expertise has helped approx. 70 women to conceive, using Fertility Reflexology. I now use a combination of Reproflexology and Jane Holt's method of reflexology within my Fertility Treatment. I have also been trained by Sally Kay, who developed an award winning reflexology treatment in Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage. I am also fully insured.
I also practice Reiki.
WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki originated in Japan and is a natural therapy which is thought to provide stress reduction and promotes healing. It is a subtle and profound method of healing with the power to harmonise the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of ourselves. A great deal of disease is caused by blocked energy that we store in our system.
It is believed that Reiki works by flowing through the energy pathways of our body, removing blockages caused by tiredness, stress, tension, trauma, injury, or illness and replacing them with positive energy.
The healing does not come from the practitioner, but is channeled through them. It is believed that Reiki always knows what a person needs and will adjust itself to create the effect that is appropriate for them. It may create many beneficial effects including relaxation, and feelings of peace, security and well being.
From April 16th I will be practising in The Edge, Inverurie on Thursdays, from 9am till 8pm. To make an appointment please call 01467 624873, and for enquiries call 07891 401422 or 01888 551312.
I practise in Turriff and also at Beauty Haven in Aberchirder on Mondays.
Reiki courses available. Call for details.
Call for an appointment or information about treatments.
GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE
REIKI MASTER / TEACHER
MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF REFLEXOLOGISTS
MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF REPRODUCTIVE REFLEXOLOGISTS
TEL 01888 551312OR 07891401422
Print off the £5 voucher below and bring it along to your first treatment of Reflexology or Reiki.
Cancellations made within 24 hours of the appointment, will carry a £10 Cancellation Fee.
"Due to an Advertising Standards Authority ruling which governs all reflexologists/ therapists, I am not permitted to advertise "effectiveness" testimonials. I refer mainly to fertility testimonials of which I have quite a number, but please feel free to contact me for information. However there is no restriction on clients posting reviews for me. If you would like to post a review, please e mail: [email protected] giving my name and therapist number 8350"
After 3 unsuccessful IVF cycles, I went to Angela for regular reproflexology sessions.
She was so understanding and helpful, taking time to find out about my individual circumstances, making suggestions that might help and tailoring repro treatment for me.
Angela got me to chart my cycle and noticed my luneal phase was short, making it more difficult to become pregnant.Over several months, she worked to make my cycle longer. When I was ready to try IVF again (this time using frozen embryo) it worked - my dream came true. I fully believe Angel's patient and kind personality helped to relax me, and this combined with the lengthened cycle, gave a positive result.
I would recommend anyone with fertility issues to try reproflexology and would definitely recommend going to see Angela. I'm very grateful.
I have been treated by Angela for reproflexology for around a year now. I went to Angela after two failed IVF cycles and 3 years trying to conceive naturally. Before hearing about Angela, I was going to acupuncture at the same time as the IVF treatment; I was told that there was good research for acupuncture supporting IVF, unfortunately for us the IVF and acupuncture did not seem to help and we had two failed IVF transfers.
After being told about Angela I decided that for our third IVF transfer I would stop the acupuncture and try the reproflexology instead. I was looking forward to trying something new to help us conceive but I still had a lot of negative feelings to, if we would ever land pregnant. Angela was very welcoming and made me feel comfortable and supported, as she went through my history to try and help us conceive.
I initially saw Angela every week, in the run up to the third transfer and until the test date, which was two week post transfer. To my complete surprise we were pregnant, I couldn’t believe it, 4 years in the trying including the IVF treatment phase and eventually we got the positive test that we longed for.
The only thing that could explain this and the only thing we had done differently was the reproflexology with Angela. Unfortunately this was not to be, as two weeks on and we found out that it was an ectopic pregnancy; to say we were devastated was an understatement. I had so many emotions and feelings and I said to Angela ‘how could the world be so cruel, to let us get so close, yet so far’. Angela became like a friend and confidant as I was able to confide in her with no judgement, I kept saying ‘what’s for you, won’t go past you’.
We still had another five little frosties in IVF storage and I said to Angela ‘let’s keep going we need to think positive, if we can manage once, we can do it again’. I felt that with Angela’s help and the ectopic pregnancy my body was bound to know what to do now and we knew that we could get a positive test and so this gave me the confidence and force to carry on down this hard road. Again I went to Angela weekly before and after the transfer, the test date arrived again and can you believe it, another positive test.
I was delighted but apprehensive at the same time in case we found out that it was another ectopic pregnancy, a scan two weeks later confirmed that it was an intrauterine pregnancy with a little heartbeat, I still couldn’t believe it, I was in shock but the first thing we had to do was to let Angela know. Since landing pregnant, I still go to Angela once a month to keep everything balanced and it’s nice to know that she can feel all the activity going on with the baby.
To me and my husband, Angela has been in integral part of the conception of this little one and all three of us will be eternally grateful to her, for the power of her magic hands, her knowledge and skills.
My advice to anyone trying to conceive naturally or along with IVF treatment, is to go to Angela, she won’t promise that she can get you pregnant but she will certainly try and I have every faith in her and the work she can do. I now consider Angela a good friend and look forward to my monthly visits to her.
Out with my visits I keep in contact with her, by sending scan photos to which she is always delighted and feels privileged to see.
Thank you for everything you have done for our family Angela lots of love the Coull’s
“I want to see a huge thank you to Angela. As I write this I am 31 weeks pregnant, and all with a wee helping hand from Angela. We had been trying for a while and nothing was happening, so a friend recommended reproflexology. I felt so relaxed and positive during and after each session. Within 4 treatment i found out I was pregnant. I cannot thank Angela enough for helping us with our rainbow bump.
THANKS FOR VISITING!
Angela is a very kind person. She explained everything on the first visit. I was referred to her by one of my friends. Never heard of reflexology before. My husband and I were trying to conceive for 6 months and nothing was happening. Her hands are amazing and help you to relax and forget about everything. I had 3 weekly sessions and then I found out I was pregnant.
I cannot recommend Angela enough, if you are still thinking to give a try or not - just go for it.
It helps not only with fertility issues but simple stress as well. Spiritually you would feel better and so relaxed.
AC from Inverurie
“I cannot recommend Angela enough. I went to Angela after coming off the pill and trying to conceive for 6 months. My cycles were non existent. I only had 2 days of bleeding since coming off the pill. My reason for going to Angela for reproflexology was to attempt to gain a more regular cycle to be able to conceive. My session with Angela was bliss, she made you so relaxed and was very easy to speak to. She gave me all the advice I needed to help me get my cycles back on track. I travelled 180 miles to attend an appointment with Angela so could not go regularly which I was disappointed with. However, I was very lucky and within 12-14 days following my session I was pregnant. I am now 19 weeks pregnant and would totally recommend Angela for reproflexology for any fertility issues”.
I came off the pill in November 2015, and I thought I was one of the lucky ones as my cycle basically went back to normal straight away. This was the case until April 2016 when someone I was very close to died. After that, I was never sure when they were going to arrive. As we were trying for a baby, I decided to buy the Clear Blue ovulation tests...one day I got a flashing face, the next day a solid face which meant ovulation was soon...next day period! I was never sure if I was coming or going. I kept prigging with the ovulation tests until August...then I started visiting Angela.
At my first appointment, Angela went through everything in detail and explained how Reflexology worked. Angela never once told me she that she could make me pregnant, but what she did say is she will
do everything she can to help in the process.
I went every Thursday to Inverurie for my appointment, I looked forward to going, it was such a relaxing hour. I went to Angela from August until December, when I could finally go to my appointment and tell her that I was pregnant. Her hands really did work their magic. I would recommend Angela to everybody!!
A J Ritchie
I was past Angela's details from a family member, to start with I was skeptical that reflexology could help improve fertility, however I had been trying to conceive for over 3 1/2 years and at this point was keen on
trying anything. On my first app Angela was very friendly and made me feel at ease, after explaining the process I was feeling more positive. The treatment was amazing kept drifting off to sleep and as was so relaxing.
I was advised to attend a 6 week coarse which I was happy to do so. On my 5th week of treatment I found out I was expecting. I attended my appointment to tell Angela my news. It worked out that I had fell on my 3 rd week of treatment. I highly recommend Angela, not only does she make you feel relaxed, she also is very interested in helping you and her advice and recommendations are excellent. I now have a healthy 1 year old boy "
"Angela is one of the finest reflexologist we have trained. Although not coming from a medical background, she has easily surpassed those who have. She has developed her natural intuition with her practical and theoretical skills to become a very astute and professional reflexologist. She is a very caring individual and she finds it easy to empathise with others. She is reliable, honest and resourceful. To sum up, Angela is destined to become not just a good reflexologist but a brilliant one. It has been a pleasure to know her and I wish her every success in the future."
Cert. Ed. Dip Ref. Dip. R.S.A. M.S.S.R. M.I.F.L. M.A.T.L. F.F.A.
Principal of Fothergill Academy, Northumberland.
I have been seeing Angela for around a year and a half now. I first went to her for reproflexology after trying with my partner for a baby for around a year. After my first session with Angela I was impressed at how relaxing the whole experience was and how long Angela spent on me. She is certainly very generous with her time. When I first went to visit her it was around the time I would have been ovulating but Angela gave me the advice and tips for what I and my partner should be doing to maximise the chances of becoming pregnant at this time. To my delight I discovered I was pregnant after 3 sessions with Angela.
I now have a beautiful baby boy and I have continued to visit Angela for regular sessions since and have thoroughly enjoyed each session I have had, falling asleep each time without fail. I am generally an anxious person and have suffered from anxiety in the past and there have been times when I have felt that it could start up again throughout the pregnancy as there is a lot to go wrong, but I am almost certain that Angela’s sessions have helped to keep it at bay and I am pleased to say that so far my pregnancy has been fairly smooth and I have enjoyed every minute of it.
Thank you Angela for your treatment, time and reassurance during my pregnancy and for accepting my snoring at each session!!*
I have known Angela for several years and always look forward to reflexology in her very competent hands. Each session is an oasis of calm and relaxation which has lasting benefits for me, both physically and emotionally. Angela is a true professional who always puts her clients' needs first through her caring nature.
"I can not recommend Angela highly enough . She is a lovely caring lady with a heart of gold & with her Reflexology & Reiki helped me after the tragic loss of our baby . The difference I felt after going for a treatment was amazing . Not only did her treatments help she was always very willing to just listen to what you have to say . Should you be going through a difficult period in your life or just feel like treating yourself please give Angela a call.
Alison Michie, Aberdeenshire.
"I have nothing but praise for Angela Robinson and her very experienced hands. I have been a client for over five years now and her treatments (and friendship) helped me through an extremely stressful time in my life, and beyond. Reflexology is the best 1 hour you can ever have, and though I tried to stay awake through my session, I didn’t always manage --- a sign that it is THE most relaxing experience."
Jill Eddie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire. September 2013.
"Angela is a very competent, professional Reflexologist. I see her on a monthly basis and I find it is so beneficial to my well being. I look forward to my appointment and absorb the relaxing influence of the whole therapy."
"Reflexology is something which works for me ---- I have a feeling of well being after the session and it is really uplifting. I can vouch for Angela, she is a very caring and considerate person and always ready to listen."
"I came across Reflexology when I won a voucher for it in a raffle. At the time I had a lot of pressure in my life from both work and family. Angela combined a session of Reflexology and Reiki, and it made me feel I had achieved a worthwhile experience. It makes me relax when I am uptight, and I usually fall asleep and wake up refreshed. It has amazing healing powers and I now have a regular monthly appointment. This is “my time”. All my problems disappear when having my treatment, and I would not hesitate to recommend Angela."
"I have now been having reflexology treatments from Angela for over eight years. Prior to this I had problems with a painful hip. After three sessions with Angela the pain was gone. I look forward to every session, it is very relaxing."
W. D. Aberchirder
"I have enjoyed monthly sessions of Reflexology with Angela for the past 2 years. Not only do I feel that my physical condition has improved but I also find the treatments are inspirational. The sessions are conducted in a calm atmosphere which creates a feeling of wellbeing and adds to the beneficial effects of reflexology.
The after affects of the therapy leave me feeling relaxed and calm and able to confront any issues of concern. Angela always provides me with feedback on how the session has gone and her positive comments are always appreciated. This helps prepare me for the period between treatments.
I feel personally that Reflexology is an effective way to cleanse the mind and body its has helped me to deal with various issues in my life which might otherwise have caused me greater concerns"
J S Turriff
"I recently enjoyed my first experience of reflexology, something I find difficult to put into words. It is the most relaxing treatment I have ever had. You seem to go outwith yourself. Angela's calm, friendly manner puts you at ease straight away. She also gave me a Quantum Touch treatment for a long standing ailment and it is beginning to show results. I highly recommend Angela to anyone"
PRIVACY (& CONSENT) NOTICE
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION - GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
GDPR is bringing in new legal protection for personal information from May 2018. This tells you what personal information I gather via my website, and why, and what your rights are.
Therapist’s Name/Identity: ANGELA ROBINSON
Therapist’s Contact Details:
Telephone No: 01888 551312 / 07891 401422
Email address: [email protected]
North Skene Bungalow
Data Controller Contact Details: ANGELA ROBINSON
The Purpose of processing Client Data
In order to give professional reflexology treatments, I will need to gather and retain potentially sensitive information about your health. I will only use this information for reflexology treatments and associated recommendations concerning aspects of health and wellbeing which I will offer to you. I take basic contact details and information via my website to allow me to contact you and handle bookings.
Lawful Basis for holding and using Client Information
As a full member of the Association of Reflexologists, I abide by the AoR Code of Practice and Ethics. The lawful basis under which I hold and use your information is my legitimate interests i.e.my requirement to retain the information in order to provide you with the best possible treatment options and advice
As I hold special category data (i.e. health related information), the Additional Condition under which I hold and use this information is: for me to fulfil my role as a health care practitioner bound under the AoR Confidentiality as defined in the AoR Code of Practice and Ethics.
What information I hold and what I do with it
In order to give professional reflexology treatments, I will need to ask for and keep information about your health. I will only use this for reflexology treatments and any advice I give as a result of your treatment. The information to be held is:
Your contact details
Medical history and other health-related information (which I will take from you at first consultation)
Treatment details and related notes (which I will take after each consultation)
I will NOT share your information with anyone else (other than within my own practice, or as required for legal process) without explaining why it is necessary, and getting your explicit consent.
How Long I Retain Your Information for
I will keep your information for the 8 years.
Your data will not be transferred outside the EU without your consent.
Protecting Your Personal Data
I am committed to ensuring that your personal data is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place appropriate technical, physical and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you.
I will contact you using the contact preferences you give me in relation to:
GDPR gives you the following rights:
The right to be informed:
To know how your information will be held and used (this notice).
The right of access:
To see your therapist’s records of your personal information, so you know what is held about you and can verify it.
The right to rectification:
To tell your therapist to make changes to your personal information if it is incorrect or incomplete.
The right to erasure (also called “the right to be forgotten”):
For you to request your therapist to erase any information they hold about you
The right to restrict processing of personal data:
You have the right to request limits on how your therapist uses your personal information
The right to data portability: under certain circumstances you can request a copy of personal information held electronically so you can reuse it in other systems.
The right to object:
To be able to tell your therapist you don’t want them to use certain parts of your information, or only to use it for certain purposes.
Rights in relation to automated decision-making and profiling.
The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office:
To be able to complain to the ICO if you feel your details are not correct, if they are not being used in a way that you have given permission for, or if they are being stored when they don’t have to be.
Full details of your rights can be found at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please use the contact details given above.
If you are dissatisfied with the response you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office; their contact details are at: www.ico.org.uk
if you don’t agree to your therapist keeping records of information about you and your treatments, or if you don’t allow them to use the information in the way they need to for treatments, the therapist may not be able to treat you
Your therapist has to keep your records of treatment for a certain period as described above, which may mean that even if you ask them to erase any details about you, they might have to keep these details until after that period has passed
Your therapist can move their records between their computers and IT systems, as long as your details are protected from being seen by others without your permission.