Reflexology at Beacon Climbing Centre.

What is

Reflexology is a non-invasive, light touch complementary therapy that is carried out on the feet or hands. It can bring on a deep sense of relaxation and balance. When our mind and body, physical and emotional needs are in balance, it can aid and improve health and wellbeing.

Reflexology is based on the principle that specific reflex points on the feet and hands correspond to different parts of the body. The feet and hands are a mini map and a mirror of the body. Pressure is applied to specific areas that correspond with internal organs, glands and all systems of the body. By applying pressure and light touch to these reflex points, the aim is to encourage the body to restore a state of balance, this in turn supporting the body’s own healing process.

Reflexology is carried out holistically, with you, the client being at the centre of the decision making and care planning at all times.

Reflexology can help with:

  • Relaxation.

  • Release of tension and improved sleep.

  • Help with muscle skeletal pain.

  • Fascia release.

  • Improved mood and increased wellbeing.


Clinical Reflexology can support you to optimise your wellbeing. This coupled with conventional medicine can encourage the body to rebalance, and in turn lets your body and mind reach its best self and optimise wellness.

OrthoPody is a technique based upon a series of MyoContinuumFascia (MCF) charts reflecting established theories from Anatomy Trains by Tom Myers, onto the feet, created by Annie Trigg & Sue Alma Evans.  Each fascia line represents a chain of muscles, the relevant fascia and meridial tension lines of the body. The chain worked will be measured pre and post treatment by Anwen, this giving you tangible evidence of the efficacy of the treatment. OrthoPody treats the many issues associated with Musculoskeletal integrity. The pain, stiffness, loss of strength and elasticity that are caused by injury, poor postural habits, atrophy of muscles, or stress, all impact heavily on muscles and fascia. 

This is a treatment for clients suffering spinal pain and the effects of whiplash. It is an innovative manual therapy developed by Gunnel Berry, an NHS physiotherapist specialising in treating people with chronic and acute spinal pain, including whiplash. Gunnel has developed this protocol over ten years, having carried out extensive research and thousands of case studies. Pressure is applied to parts of the foot using a specific technique.

This is a therapy created by a special educational needs teacher originally for children in school supporting the emotional wellbeing of young people with additional and diverse needs, high levels of anxiety and communication difficulties. Due to its popularity, the model continues to develop. There are now many pathways of support using the principles of Functional Reflex Therapy beneficial for the wider community. Anwen carries out FRT in schools and workplaces to reduce stress and anxiety of pupils and teachers and staff. She carries out one to one sessions, teaching families the relaxation techniques and self-care sessions from her therapy room. 

Anwen has specialist training in Maternity reflexology from the Gaia School of Natural Health. It is aimed at women during their pregnancy and at the post-natal stage. Your body and mind are going through many changes. Taking time out for yourself and baby, during this journey, can help you find your inner calm. You are going through a joyous yet anxious time. As the time for baby to arrive is getting closer you will need to prioritise your relaxation in preparation for the birth.

Anwen can support couples or individuals through the fertility journey, be that naturally, or if you are receiving IUI or IVF.

  • Neurology – the study of the Nervous System
  • Endocrinology – the study of the Endocrine System
  • Psychology – the study of the mind and behaviour
  • Immunology – the study of the Immune System
  • Pody – meaning feet in Greek

This advanced reflexology protocol is at the cutting edge of Reflexology. Only Level 5 Reflexology Mastership students are taught this technique.

NEPIP focuses on the key areas in the body that are associated with stress and anxiety. NEPIP focuses on the endocrine, nervous and immune systems, with an understanding of psychology and the way that stress adversely affects these systems.

I offer workplace reflexology to support management of stress and anxiety in the workplace.

I have been working with staff in work settings, from schools to offices and virtual sessions with organisations.

Research shows that reflexology in the workplace can help reduce these feelings. Stress and over-anxiety have a direct negative impact on physical and psychological well-being. Using reflexology self-care techniques can support the journey to relax and reduce this stress.

I can work with whole teams or individuals to support their health and well-being.

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Yes! For almost all people, babies and children, reflexology is safe, however there are a few occasions when I will not work on you:

  • Unstable heart condition that is still under investigation
  • High fever
  • DVT
  • If you are undergoing imminent medical tests
  • Under the influence of alcohol
  • If you have any recent foot fractures, strains or sprains

Very rarely do clients complain of the treatment being ticklish. The pressure used is very different.

Absolutely. I will only need access to your feet or hands. Therefore, I will ask you to take off your footwear. It might be more comfortable for you to wear loose fitting clothes when you attend a session as you will be relaxing, but this is not necessary.

No. I use specific reflexology waxes. This helps to minimise any friction that could be caused by skin contact alone. If you have any allergies then please contact me and I will discuss the ingredients in the products prior to treatment. I also use a range of vegan products.

About Anwen.

Anwen is an ex-nurse and a dedicated Clinical Reflexology Practitioner that has qualified to the highest level and standard of training in the UK, MAR, CRM5Dip. She is also a fully qualified Orthopody practitioner, working on releasing the body’s fascia through the feet with an innovative new technique based on Thomas W. Myers Anatomy Trains. She is also an Adapted Reflextherpaist that works on the feet to treat clients suffering from spinal pain and the effects of whiplash. Anwen’s background helps to provide an in-depth, holistic and individually tailored therapy for you.

Anwen is a member of the AoR (Association of Reflexologists).

The Association of Reflexologists is a professional body whose members have been trained to the highest standards, are fully insured and must undergo regular ongoing training and professional development, CPD.

Anwen is also a member of CNHC (Complementary and Natural Health Care Council). 

CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of health practitioners. CNHC’s register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

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