My husband Colin and I moved to our cottage on the Sorn Castle Estate, in June 2013. We are both Holistic Therapists and after a busy few years renovating our cottage are now available for bookings at our home or for local visits. Why not take some time for yourself and experience the comforting, relaxing and healing effects of reflexology ... or look into the reflections of yourself, for guidance and understanding from someone who will listen without judging or trying to tell you what you should do.
As a complementary health therapy, reflexology is a very effective, non-intrusive and wonderfully relaxing therapy which uses varying degrees of pressure to reflex points in the feet, lower leg or hands, corresponding to the systems and organs of the body.
Training, qualifications & experience
Annette Demét is a qualified complementary therapist in the following disciplines:-
Anatomy and Physiology (Manchester School of Massage (1995), Body Massage (IHBC - 1995), Aromatherapy (IIHHT – 1996), Reflexology (Academy of Effective Reflexology – 1997 – MAR certificate of merit), Metaphysics Advanced Teacher (1997). Annette also attended seminars in 1998 conducted by Anthony Porter in the Advanced Reflexology Techniques (A.R.T.) on The Endocrine System and Gynaecology. Gained certification in the Usui System of Reiki Levels I, II and Masters in 1998.
Initial Consultation and 1st session - Allow 1 hour - £35.00
Subsequent sessions (40-50 minutes) - £30.00
Short booster sessions (30 mins) - £20.00
The Benefits of Reflexology
Helps reduce Stress levels –by generating deep, tranquil relaxation. A number of my clients have been known to fall asleep during a reflexology session and many are of the opinion that the thirty minutes of sleep were more beneficial and restorative than a full night of restless sleep.
Improves Circulation – it is very important for blood to flow freely throughout the body. Stress and tension tighten up the cardiovascular system and restrict blood flow. Circulation becomes sluggish. By reducing stress and tension, reflexology allows the miles of cardiovascular vessels to conduct the flow of blood naturally and easily.
Cleanses the body of toxins and impurities – the body has built-in mechanisms for cleansing itself, mainly the lymphatic, excretory, and integumentary systems (i.e. the lymph nodes, the kidneys and colon, and the skin). If these become blocked or do not function properly, toxins and waste matter build up. Reflexology causes all the systems of the body to function more efficiently, including those that eliminate waste products.
Balances the whole system – the technical terms is homeostasis and it means being in a dynamic state of balance. For the body to be healthy, everything must work together. If one part is out-of-sorts, other parts suffer. To keep the body running harmoniously, a tune-up is often needed.
Revitalises energy – you know when your ‘juices are flowing’ and when they’re not. We each experience our energy levels in personal and subtle ways. But one thing is certain: Energy flows. It circulates consciously and unconsciously throughout the body on a physical, emotional, and mental level. There is also energy of the spirit that is just as crucial to the overall well-being. By relaxing and opening up energy pathways, reflexology revitalises the body and supplies it with energy on all levels.
Is preventative health care – preventative health care is becoming more important as we realise the health-threatening dangers of our environment: stress, fatigue, chemical additives in food, polluted water supplies, and poor air quality, to name only a few. The added strain on everyone’s immune system today should warn us to find time to unwind and relax, because the immune system functions at its peak only when a person successfully manages the stressful situations of daily life. Only when the body is well balanced is a person in good shape to ward off illness.
Some of my clients who are parents have informed me that, since receiving reflexology, they are less susceptible to catching colds even though their children sneeze and cough around them. Adults don’t have immunity to bugs that children carry around. But reflexology seems to help in bolstering immunological defences. Children too get fewer colds when they receive reflexology.
Stimulates creativity and productivity – Like exercise, reflexology restores mental alertness and improves the attention span. By reducing tensions and calming the mind, we are free to think our best thoughts, come up with our best ideas, and work longer and with greater clarity at difficult tasks. Each session provides the quiet time so necessary to let new ideas gestate. As a pick-me-up in the middle of the day or in the late afternoon, reflexology can send you back to work or into the evening with the mental energy you need to be creative and productive.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
10am to 4pm Monday to Friday Also available on request for evening and weekend appointments.