Patricia Lavelle MAR FHP CNHC Foot Health Treatments, Holistic Foot Therapies & Reflexology for Dumfries & Galloway



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With 15 years of Practitioner experience, Patricia provides Professional Foot Health Care, Holistic Foot Therapy, and Universal Reflexology.



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Feet tell a Much Bigger Story

Your feet and lower limbs are often a critical factor in developing or avoiding non communicable health diseases elsewhere in your body. Even if it doesn't immediately seem connected to foot health, the link is real. Think obesity, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and a range of other conditions.

You may be surprised at the link between your feet, and the health of your entire body! By understanding the impact of your feet and legs on your health, you can be more physically active, and improve your health. And nothing is more important than that!

  • Your health relates to how your feet are feeling



  • Professional Foot Care

    You may be experiencing foot pain, ingrown or discoloured skin/nails, corns, skin rashes, foot odour, foot injuries, broader health problems such as diabetes or arthritis, recurrent tripping or falling, problems fitting comfortably in your regular shoes; or if you notice swelling, lumps, or redness on your feet or legs.

    It is a common misconception that painful feet are a normal side effect from everyday activities. Yet research shows that only a fraction of individuals suffering from sore feet seek out professional advice.

    Just as you would visit your dentist for a toothache, you would be well advised to visit a foot health practitioner if you suffer from painful or tired feet and/or lower limbs.

    Clinic appointments are available - Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway



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    Foot Care Treatments

  • Toenail cutting and correction
  • Corns and hard skin removal
  • Treatment of athlete's foot and fungal infections
  • Ingrowing toenail management and prevention
  • Diabetic foot health assessment and monitoring
  • Bunion pain relief and care
  • Verruca, treatment
  • Treatment of foot pain
  • Swollen feet and toe tension treatment
  • General Foot Health Care

    Feet are a work of art! Or at least Leonardo Da Vinci thought so when he said, ‘The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. Did you know that your foot contains 28 bones, 33 joints, more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments, and 250,000 sweat glands? Your feet support your entire body and need to work well for you to be active and healthy.
    Dumfries and Galloway



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    Universal Reflexology

    The feet are a microcosm of the whole body. This holistic treatment involves massaging specific acupressure points on the feet, which helps stimulate energy and circulation, thus supporting the body's own natural healing process.

    Reflexology is suitable for all ages and a wide range of conditions. By encouraging the elimination of toxins from the body, improving circulation and boosting the immune system, reflexology helps to normalise the bodies functions, easing or totally eradicating the symptoms of any number of ailments.

    Arthritis, migraines, sleep problems, digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances, bladder issues, stress and anxiety are just a few conditions that Reflexology has shown to be particularly helpful.
    164 King Street, Castle Douglass



    Remarkable Effects

    Reflexology has been found to have remarkable effects on illnesses ranging from arthritis, migraine, constipation, ulcers and kidney infections to angina and bronchitis. In some parts of the world, foot massage is a fully accredited medical treatment and is often used as an accurate form of diagnosis, foretelling disturbances in the body long before they become physically present. In Indonesia, for example, it is a traditional practice for a family to massage each other's feet regularly to prevent illness, correcting imbalances before they become serious.



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    Kneipping Therapy

    Neipping Therapy is a non-invasive procedure that increases blood circulation and metabolism to injured tissue. This accelerates the body’s natural healing process by increasing cell generation.

    Since 1891 'It is commonly also known as “Kneipping” or “Kneipp Cure”. The principle of a Kneipp Therapy is based on hot and cold showers, rinses, baths, and compresses. The interplay of hot and cold water on the skin, widens the arteries, stimulates blood flow and the metabolic system and strengthens the immune system
    Foot Care, Dumfries and Galloway

    Conditions that Kneipping Therapy can benefit include

  • Pantar heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Posterior heel pain
  • Achilles tendonopathy
  • Bunion Pain
  • Foot Pain



  • Copper foot Soaking

    Physical and mental benefits includes relax tired feet, improve blood circulation, increase strength and stamina, enhance joints, lower pitta, help internal organs, induce sound sleep, calms the body, restore energy and reduce stress, anxiety, depression.



    Welcome. CHINA/CHIROPODY

    Peking c. 1870

    Evidence of reflexology was actually labeled by the Scottish photographer, John Thompson who took a picture in Peking, in his book Illustrations of China and Its People (published in 1873-74), as being the practice of chiropody.



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    Focus.Direction.Freedom

    Classes to - acknowledge life is a series of lessons until we master ourselves is something that not many will achieve, but it can be done.
    Focus.Direction.Freedom will give you the tools in which to deal with life easier, therefore managing life on a bigger scale becomes much easier

    Most people believe their intelligence comes from their brain. But this is not the case

    Before imagining where you would like to be, it’s helpful to take stock of where you are, what you love about your life right now, and what requires some changes. Focus.Freedom.Direction will help you figure this out, and ultimately help you to where you want to be



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    Curious about your health

  • Take a few deep breaths and bring your attention to your feet
  • Is there an area of your feet you feel mst drawn to at this moment?
  • Try to discern if this is your toes, ball of foot instep or heel.



  • Each of the four main elements can be applied to the four distinct parts of the human foot. The toes represent AIR, the ball of the foot represents FIRE, the instep represents WATER and the heel represents EARTH.

  • AIR - in the feet reflects the brain and the sensory organs
  • FIRE - in the feet reflects the heart, lungs, shoulders and diaphragm
  • WATER - in the feet reflects the digestive system, the pool of our emotions
  • EARTH - in the feet reflects the pelvic area and reproductive system and base of the spine.

    Now you have your element to work with today!



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