Ali Iles is a Reflexology & Massage Therapist offering complementary therapies to help bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions plus providing you with time for relaxation - relieving tension and helping to improve your sense of wellbeing and health.
Treatments available include - Reflexology, Hot Stone Reflexology, Swedish Body Massage andThai Foot Massage.
Reflexology is a natural and holistic art of healing - a complementary therapy.
It is a precisely defined form of treatment based on the principle that the anatomy of the body is reflected in miniature on reflex zones/points on the feet and hands. By working on these reflexes using specific techniques of holds and pressures, blockages in the energy pathways are cleared, inducing relaxation and balance.
Reflexology can be used to help restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium.
- Helps with relaxation
- Improves mood
- Aids sleep
- Helps relieve tension
- Improves a sense of wellbeing
Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions - Treating the whole person, not just symptoms.
With a personal interest in women's health and well-being, further professional studies completed in Reflexology & Conception/Sub-Fertility and Maternity Reflexology during pregnancy.
Swedish Body Massage is a deeply relaxing treatment to soothe away stress and tension.
Swedish Body Massage uses a variety of different techniques, from long gliding flowing strokes to kneading, friction and tapping movements on the soft tissues of the body. Sometimes the use of passive or active joint movements are also used.
Thai Foot Massage - includes massaging the Feet and Lower legs (up to the knees), involving hands on massage and stretching to 'open' SEN (energy) lines, along with the use of a traditional Thai foot massage stick to stimulate the reflex points on the feet.
Thai foot massage stimulates these points to promote general health and well-being. Leaving you feeling relaxed, balanced and invigorated.
Great for tired feet, improving circulation and lymph movement in the feet and lower legs, and improving flexibility.
Based in Downend, Bristol, Ali can provide a Mobile therapist service so you can relax at home in your own comfortable surroundings (I bring everything needed).
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified in -
- Swedish Body Massage (Sept 2004, IIHHT Level 3 Certificate)
- Reflexology (Oct 2005, AoR Level 3 Diploma)
- Hot Stone Reflexology
- Indian Head Massage
- Thai Foot Massage
- Infant Massage Instructor
- Emergency First Aid at Work
Further studies have also been completed in the area of - Conception & Reflexology (inc. fertility) / Maternity Reflexology during Pregnancy
.... as well as keeping my knowledge and interests up to date through Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Association of Reflexologists
The Association of Reflexologists (AoR) is a non-profit making association which aims to provide support to professionally qualified practitioners.
Membership is open to practitioners who have gained an approved qualification or who have provided proof that their training and practical skills meet the standards set by the AoR.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
CNHC is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners. Its key function is to enhance public protection by setting standards for registration with CNHC.
Members must abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and hold current professional indemnity insurance.
Federation of Holistic Therapists
FHT is the largest multi-disciplinary therapy organisation in the UK and has been representing holistic, beauty and sports therapists for over 45 years.
There a number of different membership categories (including Fellows, Member, Student, Associate and Non-Practitioner) which are dependent on qualifications and experience.
FHT enforce high professional standards, and all Members, Fellows and Student Members are required to follow a strict Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Other available therapies
Conception / Sub-Fertility Reflexology
Hot Stone Reflexology
Infant Massage Instructor