Janet Leaton MAR
I am a mobile complementary therapist specialising in Reflexology and Indian head massage, and can offer treatments in the comfort of your home. I will bring all of the equipment with me, including towels and music (if preferred) for a totally relaxing experience. One of the many benefits of having a treatment at home is that you can prolong the treatment by relaxing immediately afterwards.
I worked in the travel industry for many years and after being made redundant I decided to have a complete career change. I recalled having reflexology as an outpatient 19 years ago so decided to re-train in this wonderful therapy. I love giving both treatments and feel almost as relaxed as my clients at the end of it!
Both reflexology and Indian head massage treatments are performed while the clients are fully clothed. In the case of reflexology just the footwear is removed, and the treatment is experienced in a Lafuma chair which is an extremely comfortable chair specifically adapted for the therapy. For the Indian head massage the client is seated upright and the treatment is performed over light clothing on the back and shoulders. Oils are not used during the Indian head massage treatment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified in July 2010 (ITEC with distinction - Reflexology, ITEC with credit - Indian head massage). I am a member of the Association of Reflexologists, Association of Indian Head Massage and have full insurance cover.
I volunteer weekly at my local hospice so have experience of working in palliative care and with elderly clients, and have attended a Cancer & Palliative Care course. In my work at the hospice I work with people with various different illnesses including terminal cancer, MS, MND and Parkinson's Disease. I worked for 7 years with The Harmony Therapy Trust which is a charity that offers a series of relaxing treatments to people in the comfort of their own homes who are suffering from the effects of serious illness. I also am involved with the local Motor Neurone Disease Association and treat these patients plus their carers at their home to help alleviate some of the painful symptoms of their illness.
I am trained in vertical reflexology technique (VRT) which is a short treatment performed with the client in a standing position.This is offered along side the normal reflexology treatment and can target specific problem areas, such as the hips, spine and neck & shoulders. I can balance the chakras through the feet for a longer and more relaxing treatment which can help re-balance the body. I am trained in RLD - reflexology lymphatic drainage - which is a particular sequence of moves that can help to reduce the swelling that lymphoedema causes. It can also be beneficial for most auto immune diseases and is good for stress and emotional wellbeing. I can also offer hand reflexology if preferred, or in instances where there is a problem on the foot I can combine a treatment with hands and feet. I have completed a First Aid course which is still current.
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.
Reflexology treatments £35 for a 1 hour treatment
Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage £40 for a 1 hour treatment
Indian head massage £30 for a 40 minute treatment
Both treatments will take an additional 15 minutes prior to the first session to complete a short consultation form which will incur an additional £5 cost.