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. For more information visit my website.
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.
I have a DBS 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.
Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage
RLD is an award winning reflexology technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet. The aim is to cause an effect on the lymphatic system in the body. It is a unique sequence that has been researched and developed by Sally Kay, whilst working in Cancer Care. The results appear to support the theory of reflexology. For more information visit Sally's website www.reflexologylymphdrainage.co.uk
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 (Levels 1 & 2)
- Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage with Sally Kay
My Professional Background
My previous field of study was initially in the field of Nutrition and subsequently in 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, manage and commission health improvement and prevention programmes for local populations in London and Berkshire. I have worked in a variety of settings, the NHS, Government Office of the South East, 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 incorporate motivational interviewing techniques and active listening skills which I find very effective in helping people identify and achieve their health goals to experience sustainable changes health behaviours.
Reflexology prices and offers
Please allow additional time (around 15minutes) for a free health and lifestyle consultation at the beginning of your first treatment to allow me to tailor the treatment to your needs.
£45 for an hour's treatment
£40 for a 45 minutes treatment
10% off when 6 or more appointments are paid for in advance
Gift vouchers available for that special occasion: a birthday, Mother’s or Father'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.
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
I found Claire’s details online, having not had reflexology before I was keen to find out all about it. Claire is very easy going and has a very calming manner about her.
We had a brief chat and then Claire got to work and talked me through some of the points on my feet which I found really interesting. We had a good balance of chat and relaxation.
I came away feeling great and slept really well.
My main interest in Reflexology was for my son who has a diagnosis of High Functioning Autism (also known as Asperger’s). Claire and I discussed my son’s issues and Claire kindly agreed to see him.
Well as you can image I was quite apprehensive. However I needn’t have been. Within minutes of arriving my son had his feet up on the couch ready to go.
I noticed that Claire was mindful with regards to pressure and made sure he was comfortable. Well I can safely say it was a great success. My son had an unusual calmness about him after his treatment and also slept really well. He looked forward to his next session and was feeling spoilt having this treatment.
I also benefited from a calmer child.
The whole experience has been great and I can’t thank Claire enough. Looking forward to further treatments. Lisa
“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
My daughter came to Claire suffering from abdominal pain which was making her very anxious. The relaxing environment and therapeutic techniques calmed and relaxed her significantly. Claire was also keen to ensure that her ministrations worked in harmony with the other treatment my daughter was undergoing
It was an excellent experience and one that I would thoroughly recommend. Neville
From the first phone call I knew that Claire was someone who understood how I was feeling and seemed to know the way forward.
Meeting her confirmed that feeling. Her manner was calm and encouraging and she instantly put me at my ease. In such a secure, safe environment my worries and troubles came tumbling out during our relaxed, informal chats. Claire just seemed to know the right things to say to combat my fears and was very helpful in giving practical advice on small changes to make to promote a more positive attitude.
The therapy is healing to body and mind and as Claire works gently on my feet I become more relaxed and calm and leave with a greater sense of wellbeing.
I can warmly recommend her. Elizabeth