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Reflexology for everyone


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Reflexology for everyone


Hello, and welcome to my website...

I’m Valerie Shoukry (MA Cantab, MBRA) and I have been a Reflexologist for some seven years. I qualified back in 2009 with the Bayly School of Reflexology, the official teaching body for the British Reflexology Association, and was tutored by Nicola Hall, its Director. I am fully insured.

My interest in Reflexology dates back over 30 years, when a friend treated me to a session during a stay at Cliveden. I was too busy being a teacher and mum to follow up on this most intriguing of complementary treatments at first but, once life slowed down a little, I researched the very best course on offer and spent a full year learning with The Bayly School. This thorough and demanding course gave me unrivalled knowledge and appreciation of Reflexology and how it can help.

From 2012 - 2015 I lived in India and Malaysia, visiting Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. I was able to watch different methods in action,  seeing how other cultures have refined and developed Reflexology in their own ways. Now, I have relocated from Bedford to Corsham and have set up my own practice at home. In addition, I am very pleased to be working on Fridays at Lowbourne Osteopathy Clinic in Melksham, with excellent facilities and a most friendly and supportive staff. Wherever you choose to be treated, you can be assured of a very warm welcome!

Photography & site design by English Photoworks.

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What is reflexology?


A brief description of reflexology, from Valerie Shoukry, Bath reflexologist.

What is reflexology?


A brief description of reflexology, from Valerie Shoukry, Bath reflexologist.

Reflexology in Bath & Wiltshire

For those of you unfamiliar with Reflexology, here is a brief explanation.

You will see that it is entirely non-invasive and works alongside more traditional medicine, supporting and complementing it. I actively encourage my clients to consult their GP when ill. I see my role as offering the patient a choice: some people prefer to try a holistic approach before going down the road of traditional medicine. They will try Reflexology and decide if it offers them the relief they seek. Others like to see me whilst following their doctor’s advice, finding my method a relaxing therapy which reduces tension and stress, delivering a feeling of well-being. Reflexology  does not claim to be a cure-all, although many of my clients will bear witness to huge improvements in their conditions.

For the Reflexologist, all parts of the body are represented on the feet: the right foot corresponds to the right side of the body; the left foot corresponds to the left side. (In some cases, the Reflexologist may treat the hands rather than the feet.) The whole body is, therefore, mapped out for the Reflexologist to work on in such a way that she can treat the whole body, as well as treating the body as a whole. Each area of the foot is called a ‘reflex’ area and all are covered every time you visit. In addition, the feet (and therefore the body) are divided up into zones, which facilitate the treatment order.

Homeostasis - the body being in a state of optimal balance -  and the elimination of toxins are my aims. Our bodies are really rather good at looking after themselves a lot of the time and my work on your feet strives to achieve this balance and help the body to help itself.

 

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How can reflexology help?


How will reflexology help me. Bath & Wiltshire reflexology.

How can reflexology help?


How will reflexology help me. Bath & Wiltshire reflexology.

What are the benefits to you?

Most Reflexologists would agree that we can help with most problems. However, the following are the most common I come across, where I feel I have been particularly able to help:

  • Musculo-skeletal problems
  • Menopause
  • Digestion
  • Sleep issues
  • Stress
  • Hayfever and allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Pregnancy

People of all ages can benefit from Reflexology. Please contact me if you have any specific enquiries.

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What should I expect?


What happens at my reflexology session with Wiltshire reflexologist Valerie Shoukry.

What should I expect?


What happens at my reflexology session with Wiltshire reflexologist Valerie Shoukry.

What will my visit be like?

Your first visit to me will be the longest, as I will take a detailed medical history and explain the session to you. You will then be asked either to lie down, or to use a recliner chair and remove your socks and shoes. At this point I will examine your feet and then, using Calendula powder as a facilitator, begin with precise massage movements. I use primarily the end and sides of my thumbs, applying a firm pressure to cover all areas of your feet. Sometimes my fingers will also be used, to support your feet and toes.

The importance of the feet as barometers of the state of the body and one’s general health has long been acknowledged, and Reflexology exploits this link to your advantage. Areas that correspond to parts of the body which are out of balance will feel tender, or maybe scrunchy, when massaged. I will note these down and use them to build up a picture of your state of health, increasing the energy flow and improving circulation. As a trained practitioner, I am well aware that the sensitivity of the feet varies some person to person: you need not worry that this will be painful, not that it will be in any way ticklish!

Once I have covered all the reflex areas, I return to those needing more attention, before finishing the session with a breathing exercise and, if desired, application of an organic moisturising cream. Your feet will feel warmer; you will feel relaxed.

Some clients find that the eliminating systems of the body are more active following a Reflexology session, as unwanted toxins are flushed out. These should not last very long, and you will be encouraged to drink plenty of water to aid this.

A first visit to me includes a consultation and is a little longer than normal sessions; thereafter roughly an hour is usual. The number of treatments required varies considerably, depending on the condition(s) being treated, and full feedback from the client to the practitioner is of great help in determining the next steps. Clients are made to feel very welcome at my practice in Corsham, Wiltshire.

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Pricing


Prices for reflexology with Bath & Wiltshire reflexologist Valerie Shoukry.

Pricing


Prices for reflexology with Bath & Wiltshire reflexologist Valerie Shoukry.

Initial session

Lowbourne       £55.00

Corsham            £50.00

Subsequent sessions

Lowbourne       £45.00

Corsham            £40.00

I also offer gift vouchers for the full cost of a session, for £10, £20 and £30. They are beautiful, handcrafted cards and make a charming present.

In addition, if you choose to come to my Corsham reflexology practice, after the first treatment, you may pre-pay for either 5 or 10 Reflexology sessions with me, and save yourself some money. The cost for 5 sessions would be £175.00 (saving £25.00); 10 sessions would be £350.00 (saving £50.00).

Please contact me directly for bespoke Reflexology and foot massage packages for bridal parties, pamper parties, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day etc.

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A brief history


A brief history


The first recorded example of Reflexology dates back to 2,330 BC, in an Egyptian tomb drawing. Examples have also been uncovered in Africa and amongst some Native american tribes, as well as in China. The practice of treating the whole body through the feet is, therefore, well established.

From these beginnings, Reflexology has developed into the theoretical division of the body into 10 longitudinal and three transverse zones as it is practised today. This is in great part thanks to the work of the late Eunice Ingham, an American who based her method on the earlier work of Dr William Fitzgerald, in the 1920s.

Doreen Bayly introduced modern Reflexology to the UK in the early 1960s and, when she died, handed the torch to Nicola Hall, Director of the Bayly School of Reflexology.

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A holistic approach


Holistic reflexology. Corsham Wiltshire reflexology.

A holistic approach


Holistic reflexology. Corsham Wiltshire reflexology.

I specialise in treating the whole person

My regular clients will know that, in addition to my Reflexology, I am also a Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Independent Consultant. This means I can offer my clients all the top quality products from the award-winning, organic Neal’s Yard Remedies. These are, I believe, the very best on the market and I have been using them for many, many years now.

One of the things I am passionate about is avoiding artificial or synthetic products wherever possible. In my treatment sessions, for example, I will use Neal’s Yard Remedies organic essential oils in a water diffuser, rather than candles. These are the only oils I will use for foot massages, indeed for anything that impacts on my clients.

If you are interested in sourcing or learning more about Neal’s Yard Remedies products, please speak to me at the end of your session. Alternatively, you may browse and order from my dedicated, online shop.
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Contact


Contact Valerie Shoukry excellent Wiltshire reflexolgist.

Contact


Contact Valerie Shoukry excellent Wiltshire reflexolgist.

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37 Freestone Way
Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9EE

07777 676772