Reflexology foot and hand, special interest in fertility issues, pregnancy and post-natal care reflexology, auricular reflexology, baby & toddler reflexology classes.
About Susie Ray MAR MARR Complementary Therapist
Susie is a member of the Association of Reflexologists, the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists, an associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine and listed on the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) register as recognised and approved by the government.
Treating a wide range of conditions for over 10 years my special interest is in women's health, fertility and pregnancy reflexology. My passion is to help couples with fertility issues and support women during their pregnancy - great time is taken to tailor individual treatment plans.
I firmly believe that all aspects of life must be considered to reach optimum health and wellbeing. So when treating clients, I take into account all lifestyle factors and then tailor each treatment accordingly, always placing an emphasis on relaxation.
I take a holistic approach, often giving ‘homework’ such as stimulation of hand reflexes, or ear reflex points consolidating work done during treatments.
By continually updating my skills and attending workshops or seminars, I feel able to offer my clients the latest support and information.
Since qualifying, I have been actively involved in the field of reflexology, having:
- Assistant tutored at the London School of Reflexology
- Member of the Association of Reflexologists (AOR) and the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists (ARR)
- Listed with the government-approved CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council)
- Been formerly joint area group leader of the Central London Area Group for the AOR
- Formerly held a place on the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists Committee
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The Coach House, Sandys Hill Lane, Frome - Mondays 9.30am - 2.30pm
Room Frome, Frome - Tuesdays 11am -12.30pm (Baby & Toddler Reflex Classes)
Seasons Health Store, Bath - Wednesdays 10am -2pm
At the initial consultation i will take a full medical history, also discussing lifestyle to ensure I provide a treatment plan most suited to the individual. During the treatment you will be semi-reclined on a professional chair enabling you to lie back, relax and enjoy the benefits of the reflexology session. I conclude each session with an evaluation of my findings, possibly making lifestyle suggestions and, where relevant, giving homework such as stimulating the hand reflexes.
How can reflexology help me?
Reflexology is a very relaxing and provides an excellent way of releasing stress and tension. It can be used to help restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium. Reflexology works to encourage the body to restore itself. It's gentle nature makes it particularly valuable in aiding recovery after illness, operations and prolonged periods of stress.
What reactions may I experience following a treatment?
Everyone responds differently to reflexology but common responses include: feeling very relaxed, sleepiness, coldness/warmth, increased energy, tingling sensations in the body, tearfulness or headache. All these responses are transitory and are part of the healing process. All responses are positive as it shows the body is responding to reflexology. It is important you pass this information to your reflexologist as it shows how you are responding to treatments and can assist the practitioner tailor a treatment plan to suit your specific needs.
Who can benefit from reflexology?
Reflexology is suitable for all ages and can bring relief from a wide range of chronic and acute conditions. Many people continue to have regular treatments to maintain health and well-being after completing a course of treatments. Reflexology helps us to cope with day to day life on a physical, mental and emotional level, encouraging us to heal and maintain health in all areas of our lives.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed varies according to the individual but is advisable to have at least 3 weekly sessions before deciding if the treatments are having the desired effect.
When I called Susie to help my daughter with some sleeping problems little did I know that a year or so later I'd still be seeing her regularly. Susie has got the perfect combination of knowledge, passion for what she does, and a charming personality. I love her sense of humour and her calm friendly smile. I treasured my sessions with her so much during my pregnancy that despite much complaint, I am now the only beneficiary of her time in this family. Oh! She has lots of good tips for babies. "
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"I first went to Susie for a relaxing treatment but soon realised how much more she had to offer. She very clearly explained all of the benefits of pregnancy reflexology and I soon started seeing her regularly. Not only was it wonderfully relaxing and provided me with much needed "me" time, but it also helped on a week by week basis with whatever preganacy ailments I may have be experiencing, including swollen ankles, aching joints and general fatigue. I would come out of every session feeling relaxed but re-energised. Towards the end of the pregnancy, she worked on preparing me for the birth. She had said that it could possibly help with a timely and shorter birth, and it certainly seemed to work! My baby son came 9 days early and he arrived just 4.5 hours after the first signs of labour. After that, I could not recommend her highly enough! I genuinely believe that Susie helped me in both the pregnancy and the birth and would recommend her without hesitation."
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“I first saw Susie after having experienced two miscarriages and attempting to get pregnant for the third time. She immediately put me at ease and took the time to find out about my personal circumstances in order to create a bespoke treatment tailored to my needs. I soon began to look forward to my fortnightly sessions with her - not only did it make me feel like I (or rather Susie) was doing something to put me in the best possible position to have a successful pregnancy, but I also found it wonderfully relaxing and soothing - a little bit of 'me' time during an otherwise busy week. Susie is incredibly skilled and worked absolute wonders for me. She is calm and wise. I fell pregnant within 4 months of seeing Susie and I then continued to see her throughout my pregnancy. With Susie's help I had a very easy (in fact, enjoyable) pregnancy with little morning sickness and few of the aches and pains one can normally expect, and my labour was fantastically smooth. I honestly believe that Susie played a huge part in all of this and would recommend her without hesitation to anyone and everyone (I frequently do). I now have a happy and healthy 6 week old baby boy.”
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"As being quite keen on holistic therapies and massage, I had never tried reflexology before meeting Susie. I knew very little about the technique and was unsure whether such a practice would relieve my body and mind. I felt the effects after the first session, although Susie had warned me people react and feel differently about it. Now I tend to visit her on a monthly basis or whenever I can, and I have noticed that my respiratory as well as thyroid problems have eased considerably, and my skin health improved. A reflexology session with such a friendly person like Susie also allows me to relax, take time for myself, realising that my experience with reflexology has been beneficial on a spiritual point of view, too. "
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"I have had reflexology treatment by Susie Ray for almost two years. I went initially to help with problems getting pregnant and to get my body into better harmony after miscarriages. It has definitely helped, as I now have a one-month old daughter! Susie was very thorough and organized with her treatment, always following up on any problem areas. She is very flexible and understanding. I have recommended Susie to two friends, who have now continued to be her regular clients too, and that I think proves how good she is. I would recommend her to everybody!"
- MAR level 3 Dip in Reflexology
- Dip Pre-conception Pregnancy & Post natal care
- Ayurveda for Pregnancy
- Post graduate certificate in spinal reflexology
- Dip Advanced hand reflexology
- Certificate in Precision Reflexology
- Dip Indian Head Massage ITEC sequence
- Certificate of Clinical Excellence from the London School of Reflexology
- Reproflexology (Reproductive Reflexology) Part 1 & 2
- Baby & Toddler Reflex (trained to teach parents, relatives & carers)
- Certificate in Auricular Reflexology
- Level 3 Nutrition & Health Course
Ayurveda, Corporate Massage, Mobile Service Massage, Natural Fertility Management, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology