Claire D’Cruz CThA, BSc (hons), MSc, MA
I am Claire D’Cruz, a qualified and insured Reflexologist.
I would like to invite you to experience the benefits of reflexology to help you take better care of your health and enjoy a happy and fulfilling life.Reflexology is an ancient therapy that has become increasingly popular to help relieve the stresses and strains of modern life.
I have personally experienced the health benefits of combining complementary therapies with conventional medicine and would like to help you experience the deeply relaxing and energising effects that reflexology brings.
It is truly a wonderful experience which is worth trying for yourself.Some of the benefits you may experience are a deep sense of relaxation, an improved sense of mood and wellbeing and a restful night’s sleep.I am based in tranquil, leafy Martins Heron, Bracknell Forest, which is easily accessible from Ascot, Sunningdale, Windsor, Wokingham and Reading.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a full member of the Complementary Therapists Association and abide by its code of practice.
I obtained the internationally recognised ITEC qualification for Reflexology and Anatomy & Physiology in 2002 and have kept my knowledge and skills up to date through continuous professional development (CPD)
I hold a current Emergency First Aid at Work certificate.
Some background on additional courses I have attended.
Reading the Feet
These courses offered an insightful way of enhancing a reflexology treatment by highlighting wellbeing issues. The characteristics of feet provide valuable clues as to inner physical and emotional needs and provide potential for personal development and growth.
Foot Tapping Reflexology (FTR)
Some of you may have heard about the Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as EFT. I have attended a unique reflexology course by Peter Tomlinson which incorporates a foot tapping technique into reflexology treatments to help release emotional blocks.
I have participated in a course specialising in reflexology for people with cancer, a complementary therapy which has been offered on the NHS for a number of years. The course was invaluable in updating me on current thinking and techniques that are helpful for people experiencing cancer and undergoing conventional treatments.
A full list of the courses I have participated in are:
- Reading the feet with Chris Stormer and Dr Ann Hodson
- Fast Track Vertical Reflexology with Lynne Booth
- Indian Head Massage at the School of Oriental Medicine with Felicity Laurence and Gabriel Mojay
- Aruvedic Head Massage at the Aruvedic Pura Academy with Dr Deepa Apta
- Aruvedic Foot Massage at the Aruvedic Pura Academy with Dr Deepa Apta
- Cancer Care Reflexology Course with Butterfly Touch Therapies with Marie Duggan
- Foot Tapping Reflexology with the Academy of Foot tapping Reflexology with Peter Tomlinson
My Professional Background
My previous field of study was in Nutrition and Public Health and I have a BSc and MSc in Nutrition and a Masters in Public Health.Working in the field of public health nutrition and public health for over 25 years I have enjoyed a long and varied career helping deliver and commission health improvement and prevention programmes for the local population, working in the NHS, local government and abroad.
During my working career I have sought to develop my skills in helping people manage their personal and workplace stress, having completed the OCR qualification in Stress Management and an Initial Counselling Skills qualification from Oxford University.In my consultations I have incorporated motivational interviewing techniques and active listening skills which I have found very effective in helping people identify and achieve their health goals.
Reflexology prices and offers
Please allow additional time (around 25 minutes) for a free health and lifestyle consultation at the beginning of your first treatment to allow me to tailor the treatment to your needs.
£40 for a one hour treatment
£30 for a 45 minutes treatment
£25 for 20 minute taster treatment
10% off when 6 or more appointments are paid for in advance
Gift vouchers available for that special occasion: a birthday, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or simply to keep you feeling relaxed and energised.
Please let me know at least 24 hours before your appointment if you are unable to attend otherwise you may incur a cancellation charge. Missed appointments will be charged in full.
Here are a few testimonials from my clients
“Claire has a lovely way of making people feel at ease. I was initially a bit unsure about having someone touching my feet because I was worried that I would be ticklish! But it was a remarkably enjoyable experience and I immediately relaxed. Claire has a lovely gentle but firm comforting touch and she checks the pressure with you as you go along. I liked the fragrance she used. Claire is very professional and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend her!”Liz
“Having no prior experience of a reflexology treatment, I was not too sure what to expect, but Claire helped me feel comfortable as soon as I walked into the room!During the treatment she was very easy to talk to. We chatted about what was on my mind, she was kind, offered sensible advice and she made me feel relaxed throughout the session.Afterwards I felt a sense of calm through my whole body and would definitely recommend it!” Shilpa
“I have had several reflexology treatments with Claire, and every time, I feel deeply relaxed soon after it starts – so much so that I once fell asleep during a treatment! I also had a bad back pain from a pulled muscle which completely disappeared after the just one treatment.She has a way of putting you at ease, getting a feel for what needs attention and helping you achieve a deeply relaxed state during and after the treatment. I always leave feeling a lot lighter than when I arrived and with a more positive outlook.I would highly recommend her treatments to others looking for self care and relaxation. The results will speak for themselves!” Francesca
A reflexology session can sometimes help me to gently release a bit of tension. Claire provides a truly relaxing and safe atmosphere to enjoy and benefit from the treatment.The movement flow is gentle, subtle, soft, supportive and comforting. It’s like a declaration of TLC for my whole body and mind delivered through the feet! Shirley
I had several reflexology sessions with Claire and would highly recommend the experience to anyone. In fact, after only my first session, I recommended Claire to a family member who also had a session.I didn’t know much about reflexology and had never had a session before, but was looking for something to help with anxiety. I found the whole experience to be very relaxing and beneficial, not only for my anxiety but also my way of thinking.Claire is very knowledgeable about reflexology and also general wellbeing, so I took away a lot of great ideas to make changes to help with my anxiety, which I have already started to put into effect. A great experience! Rani
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
I offer daytime appointments 1pm-5pm Monday to Friday. Evening appointments on Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays 6-8pm. Saturday appointments 10-2 pm.