Karen Smith

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Karen Smith
Tel: 07932 088168

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With a background in training and HR I became interested in a holistic approach to helping colleagues in the workplace and in the many ways that people help themselves to support their health and general well being. Having experienced a variety of complementary therapies myself I began my professional training in clinical reflexology to develop my interest further and begin another journey in my life.

I trained with Lotus Holistic Academy an affiliated school of Professional Reflexology and gained a Reflexology Mastership in Clinical Reflexology at Level 5, the highest level of Reflexology training in the UK. Along with practical foot reflexology I have specialist training on reflexology for pregnancy and maternity, cancer and palliative care, hand reflexology and Precision Reflexology.

I am a full member of Professional Reflexology and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council whose purpose is to enhance public safety, by providing access to a list of complementary therapists that have been assessed as meeting national standards of safe and competent practice.

Services & Treatments


Reflexology is one of the most powerful complementary therapies in the UK. Reflexology is based on the principle that certain points on the feet and hands correspond to specific parts of the body. Therefore, applying pressure to these reflex points brings balance and equilibrium to the body and may alleviate and improve symptoms such as everyday stress and tension.

What can it help?

Reflexology can be used simply for relaxation as well as to maintain good health. The treatment is relaxing and can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. It is suitable for people of all ages and for each person the effects of the therapy are unique. Try regular reflexology sessions for:

  • Stress/anxiety
  • high blood pressure
  • constipation and IBS
  • sleep disorders
  • pain relief
  • asthma and allergies
  • headaches and migraines
  • sinus problems
  • menstrual irregularities
  • depression
  • poor circulation
  • pregnancy (and post-natal)
  • post-operative recovery
  • jetlag
  • skin problems

What happens during a treatment?

During the first session the reflexologist will take a history of your condition and your general health, and explain a little about reflexology therapy.

Reflexology is non-invasive but you will be required to remove your footwear and socks if you are having foot reflexology. Sessions are carried out in a comfortable reclining chair or therapy bed.

The therapist will make a visual and tactile examination of your feet before beginning the precise reflexology therapy. Appropriate pressure for the clients comfort will be used.

How many sessions will I need?

This depends upon the nature of the problem as well as each individual. As each treatment plan is individually tailored a clearer picture regarding your problem and approximately how many sessions you may need will be obtained following the initial detailed assessment.

How will I feel?

You may feel warmth and experience a tingling sensation in your feet and the rest of your body during your treatment. You may also feel relaxed and drowsy and it’s perfectly normal for clients to fall asleep during their therapy sessions.

Many clients feel calm and relaxed with an immediate improvement in their symptoms. Some patients feel lethargic and nauseous or even tearful but don’t worry these are short term symptoms.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have, so to have a chat about how reflexology can help you, or to book an appointment, please contact me on 07932 088168 or email karen@balanceholistic.co.uk,

Prices and Timings

Top to Toe – each treatment is unique to meet your needs. Combining face, hands and feet treatments for a rejuvenating experience. Helping to balance the body and reduce stress for health and wellbeing: £75 – allow 90 mins

Foot – initial consultation and treatment: £45 – allow 75 mins – subsequent treatments: £40 – allow 60 mins
Facial – initial consultation and treatment: £50 – allow 60 mins – subsequent treatments : £45 – allow 45 mins
Hand – initial consultation and treatment: £30 – allow 35 mins – subsequent treatments: £20 – allow 20 mins