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

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Professional Foot Health Care and Foot Therapies in Castle Douglas - Foot Health Practitioner and Complementary Therapist for Dumfries and Galloway


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Patricia Lavelle MAR, FHP, CNHC
Awareness of whats a foot is the key to whats directly in front

I have over thirteen years experience as a specialist foot practitioner, offering a professional service to clients in and around Dumfries and Galloway. My peaceful treatment room is located in a tranquil setting, off the A75 within easy reach of Crocketford, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Gatehouse of Fleet and Newtown Stewart.

I am passionate about the benefits of healthy feet and for many years have concentrated on how the health of your feet can highlight whats going on with your health in general- during and through the foot health treatments - feet become refreshed and pain free. I believe that we all need time out to nurture ourselves and restore and rejuvenate with some holistic therapy - I also offer Reflexology Therapy, Reiki and Meditation. I believe that to achieve optimum health and well-being, the 'whole' person needs to be balanced - both physically and emotionally. - and lifestyle choices therefore need to be assessed and addressed, as part of achieving the best of your heath as possible.

I am a Member of the Association of Reflexologists, and am on the NHS Choices Register. I am also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). A recent report by the Royal Society for Public Health and the Professional Standards Authority found that:
"Practitioners registered with CNHC support public health by encouraging their clients to make a range of lifestyle changes.
These include improvements to diet and nutrition, support with giving up smoking and losing weight, support with reducing stress, improving sleep, managing pain and other symptoms, as well as overall enhancements to wellbeing.
All CNHC registrants are committed to enhancing the UK public’s health and wellbeing."

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Foot Health Treatments

Feet are a 'map' of the entire body. No Muscle, no gland, no organ whether internal or external is without a set of nerves whose opposite ends are anchored in the foot. And what does this mean? Simply that when we massage the feet we stimulate and effect all the rest of the body as well.
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  • Management of nails, corns and callus (hard skin), warts, fungal infections (of the nails and skin), ingrown toenails and more.

    Assessment of both sensation and blood flow in the feet.

  • PAIN
    Heel, arch, forefoot and ankle pain.
    Plantar fasciitis and achilles tendinopathy

  • Musculoskeletal injury prevention, management and rehabilitation.

    During winter many people experience poor circulation and this can lead to chilblains which can result in wounds if left untreated. Wax bath helps promote circulation to the very ends of the toes.

    Your health relates to what your feet are feeling
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  • Welcome. Foot and Ankle NERVES


    It all starts from the ground up. Your feet might not seem like significant contributors to your overall health. However, when it comes to the external aspects of your body, there is no harder working part than your feet. They keep you moving, and if you take proper care of them, your feet will prevent back knee and hip pain.

    Ankle mobility and flexibility are extremely important. Ankle’s that are tight and restricted often causes the rest of the body to compensate for their flaws, which results in muscle and joint pain throughout the body. If your ankles are tight you might experience hip, back or knee pain.
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    Welcome. reflexology


    Reflexology therapy aims to stimulate the body's innate self-healing systems and meridians, thereby reducing anxiety & creating an optimal homeostatic condition to increase circulation, promote healing & improve wellbeing. Thus encouraging the body to use its intrinsic ability to heal itself and restore a natural balance, a holistic approach that is becoming widely recognised & respected in modern medical practice.
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    History of reflexology

    Egyptian hieroglyphics depict the ancient beginnings of reflexology approximately 4000 years ago (Kunz & Kunz, 1995). There is evidence that some forms of reflexology were used by the ancient Chinese and early American Indian tribes (Bolting, 1997). Medical practices developed based on the notion that a stimulus applied to the body produces a response in another area of the body. The term reflexology was coined by Vladimir Bekterev 1917 a Russian neurologist and the father of objective psychology. Was best known for noting the role of the hippocampus in memory, his study of reflexes, and Bekhterev’s disease. Moreover, he is known for his competition with Ivan Pavlov regarding the study of conditioned reflexes..


    What are the assumptions of this therapy?

    It is generally accepted that reflexology is about the detection of energy pathways in the body through the reflex zones (Launso, Brendstrup, & Arnberg 1999) The energy pathways are assessed for blockages or other disturbances. Disturbances of energy can change the consistency of the feet to feel thickened, spongy, or hard. Applying pressure to specific areas may elicit pain if there is an energy disturbance in the corresponding body part. Reflexologists believe massaging the area will improve the circulation of energy.

  • Reflexology focuses on mind-body-spirit
  • Reflexologists do not diagnose, treat specific conditions, or prescribe (Taylor, 1998)
  • The person obtaining reflexology should drink plenty of water to prevent nausea.
  • The use of alcohol, nicotine, or caffeine should be prohibited for 48 hours after receiving reflexology.
  • Reflexology may precipitate a healing crisis in which the person temporarily feels worse.
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    Why Spend Time Doing Nothing

    Meditation is surrounded by misconceptions, mystery and is often perceived as being a selfish act. But research is proving that even short meditation breaks offer substantial benefits to our health and wellbeing and, such, should be seen as being one of the most important gifts we can give to ourselves - as important as exercise and diet.

    Programs based on John Kabat-Zinn's and similar models have been adopted in schools, prisons, hospitals, veterans' centres, and other environments, and meditation programs have been applied for additional outcomes such as for healthy ageing, weight management, athletic performance, helping children with special needs, and as an intervention during the perinatal period.

    Meditation/awareness-based interventions significantly reduce both rumination and worry. Further, the practice of meditation may be a preventive strategy to halt the development of mental-health problems

    Please email Patricia for further information on classes and workshops

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    A whole person approach

  • Holistic treatment looks at the way symptoms & health issues of one part of the body are impacting the entire person
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  • As the feet often show the symptoms of other health issues, looking at the symptoms from the whole person or holistic view is critical

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  • Cancellation policy - please ensure that you read before making an appointment.

    Whilst I do appreciate that appointments sometimes need to be rescheduled, please be aware that if you give less than 48 hours notice to me, I reserve the right to charge you 50% of the total session fee, unless I am able to fill your appointment. If you give me less than 24 hours notice, I reserve the right to charge you the total cost of the session - as there usually won’t be enough time to offer the appointment to someone else. Whilst I do not like having to do this, it has become necessary to ensure the smooth running of my business.

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