Reflexology, Massage Therapy, Reiki & Aromatherapy for relaxation & wellbeing.
Baby Massage Courses
Situated near Dunstable & within easy reach of Tring, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Leighton Buzzard & Watford.
Specialising in the health of women, children & teenagers; including pregnancy & post natal stages; my aim is to provide a safe haven; a therapeutic, healing environment to help restore your sense of emotional & physical wellbeing.
I qualified under some of the world’s leading figures in the field of Complementary Medicine & Anatomy & Physiology. A L5 graduate of the London Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine & Aromatherapy & L3 graduate of the London School of Reflexology & International Association of Infant Massage; I have grown over the last 20 + years into a multi-discipline Practitioner.
I approach clinical Aromatherapy, Massage, Reflexology & Reiki as a comprehensive & integrated therapy. A dynamic blend of sound scientific Western & Oriental holistic therapies. My focus is not only on treating symptoms, but addressing underlying energetic imbalances, which are at the root of many problems. The result is greater therapeutic effect; often preventing recurrence of many common symptom patterns. Please view my Prices page for more information.
I run my home-based Reflexology, Reiki, Massage & Aromatherapy Practice near Dunstable; within easy reach of Tring, Hemel Hempstead, Leighton Buzzard, Watford & Berkhamsted. I also provide Reflexology to people receiving chemotherapy & radiotherapy in a private cancer treatment clinic.
As a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, my baby massage courses are delivered in local venues.
The Reflexology discipline within my business is CNHC registered (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council). GPs are encouraged to refer patients to CNHC registered Practitioners. If you receive Reflexology from a CNHC registered Practitioner, you would be able to claim back the costs of your treatments, if you have a Private Health Cash Plan.
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Covid-19 Update: Last Updated 18 July 2021
On 12 July the Government announced that from 19th July, all Covid-19 legislation will be lifted in England, in line with Step 4 of the Roadmap.
We have come a long way since March 2020 and, although the vaccination roll out continues to remain our best defence against Covid-19, we are still in a third wave of the pandemic. Infection rates are continuing to rise rapidly throughout the UK and this brings with it the ongoing threat of new variants, whose effect on the efficacy of our vaccinations going forward is of course unknown.
Consequently, in order to minimise the risk of people becoming infected within healthcare settings, the official guidance from the NHS for all healthcare settings has not changed. This extends also to the Complementary Natural Healthcare Council, Association of Reflexologists and International Association of Infant Massage.
Therefore, my aim is to continue providing a “Covid Safe Haven” experience.
Please refer to my Covid-19 Infection Prevention and Control Workplace Policy.
Organs, glands and over 7000 nerve endings connect to reflex points/areas on our feet. A combination of gentle massage and pressure to reflexes on our feet or hands stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system. A state of deep relaxation helps restore the body’s natural healthy balance and so has a positive effect on corresponding organs and body systems.
Reflexology is beneficial in relieving the symptoms of many health conditions. It is also used to complement radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments and to promote healing after surgery.
Various focused massage techniques e.g. remedial /deep tissue, acupressure, Indian Head, neuro-muscular, joint mobilisation and dynamic stretching promotes muscle and joint release to relieve tension and pain.
Massage increases the hormone serotonin and the neurotransmitter in the brain called dopamine; both of which play important roles in the regulation of everyday functions including mood sleep and learning. Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, is reduced and “feelgood” hormones are released – such as endorphins and encephalins – which positively affects our emotional wellbeing.
Our children and teenagers need additional support now more than ever. Reflexology can improve sleep patterns, reduce anxiety and panic attacks, depression, hyperactivity, mood swings, promote better appetite and calm inflamed skin conditions.
Pre-natal Reflexology helps to balance hormones and the process of regular ovulation and fertilisation. During pregnancy (from 14 weeks), Reflexology and Massage Therapy help the body adjust to physical and hormonal changes and assists lymphatic drainage and from week 37 helps the body prepare for birth.
Post-natal Reflexology helps to rebalance the hormones and can help with the initial anxiety of early motherhood.
The ancient Japanese form of Usui Reiki healing is emotionally powerful and safe for all ages. Deeply relaxing, it allows you to tap into an unlimited supply of “universal life force energy” and good intention that flows from the Therapist’s hands.
Received through clothes, Reiki helps to balance your energy centres or “chakras” and discard emotions that no longer serve you. It helps to promote clarity, energy, positivity and focus. This in turn leads to improved physical wellbeing.
Aromatherapy is the controlled use of volatile essential oils; naturally present in numerous botanical sources to protect them against pathogens.
Essential oils are often described as medicine because they contain natural evolving chemicals that provide anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-spasmodic, analgesic and anti inflammatory therapeutic benefits.
When massaged into the skin, essential oils enter our blood stream and benefit our body systems and promote wellbeing through our brain’s olfactory reaction to their wonderful aromas.
Supporting women’s health & in pregnancy
Helps reduce high blood pressure
Increasing immunity & energy levels
Increased hormonal balance
Relief from painful muscles & joints
Supporting children & teenagers’ mental health
Improves sleep patterns
Supports function of vital organs
Helping to manage diverse physical & emotional symptoms of depression, stress & anxiety
Just a few examples of the emotional & physical benefits of Reflexology, Massage, Reiki and Aromatherapy. Complementary therapies should not be considered as an alternative to orthodox medicine.
Do you operate a mobile service?
Appointments take place in my home-based bespoke therapy suite only.
In my experience, clients benefit from Reflexology, Reiki, Massage Therapy and Aromatherapy more if they come away from their own environment for a period of time, to a purpose built confidential environment that offers warmth, tranquility and peace.
How often should I receive Reflexology, Reiki, Massage Therapy, Aromatherapy?
Following our initial consultation, I will suggest the number and frequency of appointments according to what we are working together to achieve.
Regular weekly appointments for 3-4 weeks initially are best to properly begin the self-healing process. However, if we are looking at maintaining wellbeing, then monthly top up appointments are recommended. Everyone is unique and some clients prefer to make irregular visits.
What happens in an appointment?
We will have an initial dialogue to agree how best I can help you with a treatment plan designed specifically for you. I will recommend Reflexology, Massage Therapy or Reiki or a wonderful combination of some of these therapies. Or you may wish to initially book an appointment with one specific therapy in mind. Aromatherapy lies at the heart of all my work, and I will be hand blending essential oils to suit your therapeutic needs.
You will benefit from ultimate massage couch comfort. I use a luxury contoured body cushion for all my therapies. It provides maximum comfort, promoting neck and spine alignment, lumbar and breast support. Also designed for side lying in pregnancy massage and no pressure on sinuses. I also have a massage chair if required.
What is your availability/cancellation policy?
Wednesdays – Fridays:
9.30am – 6.00pm
10am – 2pm
You must cancel your appointment (even at the last minute) if you or anyone in your household is feeling unwell or has symptoms of Covid19, have tested positive for Covid19 or have been contacted by “Test and Trace” and advised to isolate.
A late cancellation fee is NO LONGER applicable until further notice.
How do I book a therapy appointment with you?
Whilst I welcome initial enquiries electronically, I will only accept new client bookings by phone. Please also note that to ensure your safety, we will need to complete a Covid-19 risk assessment over the phone the day before every new appointment, to determine if it is appropriate for you to receive physical therapy at that time. Appointments cannot go ahead without this.
Do you offer Gift Certificates for Reflexology, Reiki, Massage Therapy?
Yes, gift certificates are available for my therapies for any amount you wish to gift.
Gift vouchers are also available for baby massage courses.
The perfect unique gift for new families.
Consultations by appointment only, with address given on booking. Appointments take place in my tranquil home-based therapy suite, comprising of private consultation room and therapy room with adjoining dressing room and private toilet facilities.
Situated about 2.5 miles from Dunstable; it is an easy drive from Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Leighton Buzzard and Tring and about 35 mins drive from Watford. Nearest major roads are M1 and A5.
Parking is available immediately out front. If you have limited mobility, please be aware there are steps down to the property with a handrail. The therapy suite is on the same ground floor level.
Gift certificates are available for my therapies for any amount you wish to gift.
Gift vouchers are also available for baby massage courses.
The perfect unique gift for new families!
“I’ve enjoyed better overall health with every Reflexology & Reiki treatment & learnt so much about how to improve my wellbeing with the easy lifestyle changes you suggested. Thanks for listening to my everyday stresses. I’d recommend your services with no hesitation.”
“Never felt so relaxed! After a thorough consultation Daniele created an Aromatherapy blend just for me. The massage was like no other I’ve had. Daniele recommended Massage and Reiki and this morning I woke & the pain in my temporo-mandibular joint has completely gone. After the treatment I felt rejuvenated and centred. I loved the experience and have made a block booking. Can’t wait to go back.”
Harriet, Hemel Hempstead
“Daniele made me feel completely at ease. The Reflexology was amazing and the surroundings clean, lovely and Covid safe. So good I immediately booked again. Can’t praise her warmth and professionalism enough.”
“Thanks so much for the brilliant baby massage instruction you gave me with my 8 week old baby. His colic and trapped wind has gone away completely and he’s such a content little boy now. Loved how you encouraged us to be ourselves. Thanks for sharing something so special. Every parent should experience this course. Made new friends too.”
Jo, Hemel Hempstead