Astara WellbeingReiki & Reflexology for Kingston

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Reflexology and Reiki

Based in North Kingston

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New Treatment available!

I am a member of the AOR (Association of Reflexologists) and as such I will be working within their stringent Covid guidelines. I shall also be lateral testing twice weekly.

I am extremely excited to be announcing a new treatment - Zone Face Lift.
This treatment combines traditional facial reflexology, sculpting and lifting massage, including the use of crystals, specialist tools and organic products, stimulating collagen and elastin, which helps to tighten the skin & sculpt the jawline and face and releasing emotions held in the face.

Journalists have called this treatment the ‘spiritual facelift’ and it has been referred to as a ‘natural alternative to Botox’.
It is said to take 10 years off in 12 weekly treatments.

I also offer Reflexology & Reiki treatments, including Facial Reflexology.

All treatments carried out in the comfort of your own home.
For those who do not feel quite read for face-to-face treatments, I offer the option of virtual online sessions for Facial Reflexology and Zone Face Lift. These are 30 minute one to one sessions, held over a Zoom call, during which I shall demonstrate and guide you, step-by-step, through techniques which suit your needs. We shall end these sessions with a short guided meditation.

Please email me at [email protected] or send a text, if you would like to make a booking, or have any questions.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Gift vouchers available.

Covid-19 Guidelines

To give you an idea of how the treatment guidelines will affect you, the requirements shall be:

A risk assessment to be completed before each treatment. (this will be emailed to you when appointment is made).
You will have the opportunity to declare any changes when I arrive for your treatment.
Please inform me immediately if you develop symptoms of Covid-19.
Wash your hands on arrival (or use hand sanitiser); I shall also wash my hands on arrival and at the end of the treatment.
I shall wear a face covering.
This will be a mask for Foot Reflexology, when you will also be required to wear a mask during treatment unless exempt, under the current government guidelines, and a mask plus visor for all other treatments.

It would be preferable to arrange contactless payment, in advance, if possible.

Hygiene and safety is of paramount importance to me.

If there is anything you are unsure about please contact me to discuss.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Take care & Stay safe.

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Facial Reflexology Bergman Method

Facial Reflexology is based on the same theory as traditional hand and foot Reflexology however the focus in this treatment is the reflex points located on the face. Stimulating these points improves circulation, releasing toxins through the lymphatics and encouraging the holistic balance of the body’s systems.
The unique benefit of Facial Reflexology is that while aiming to help you improve your health and wellbeing, it can provide you with a healthy glow and reduce muscle tension, which can help you to look more relaxed and younger.
Facial Reflexology can support clients suffering with migraines, bruxism, bells palsy, sinus congestion, insomnia and anxiety. This relaxing and gentle treatment can also help to release emotions and tension held in the face, reduce stress, and lift the mood.
I trained under Ziggie Bergman, who developed this treatment, and is the UK's leading expert on Facial Reflexology.

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I trained at the London School of Reflexology under Louise Keet, Britain’s leading Reflexology Practitioner, and then took further courses in Preconception, Pregnancy and Post Natal Care Reflexology, Spinal Reflexology (based on stimulating the spinal nerve root reflexes on the feet), and Reflexology Protocols (now called ‘Power Reflexology’, a refined technique to allow for a more consolidated treatment, linking body systems and chakras, or energy centres).
More recently I have studied Mindful Reflexology which focused on supporting clients living with Stress, Anxiety and Depression.

So whether you just need some time for yourself and to relax or have more specific problems such as sleep problems, hormonal imbalances, migraines, IBS or stress and anxiety, I would like to help.

For more information please see my Reflexology page.

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Rei meaning "Universal life" and Ki meaning "Energy".

Reikii is a tradition that is open to any belief system, and the practice is taught by Reiki masters /teachers who have trained in the tradition passed on, in person, from master to student. This Reiki lineage can be traced back to the founder of Reiki, Dr Mikao Usui.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes natural balance in the body physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
For more information, including what to expect from a treatment, see my Reiki page.

A little bit about me.

Over 10 years ago I was working long hours in an office in Central London. I was suffering with fertility problems, and was generally very stressed.
I started to try various holistic therapies as well as seeking medical help. I found that Reflexology was fantastic for helping me to ease my stress. The whole experience completely changed my mindset and I was fascinated by the therapies. I decided to study Reflexology and attended a course which ran at the weekends. Despite the fact that I was working and studying I felt more relaxed and positive than I had in some time. I loved learning about it and I realised that I wanted to become a Reflexologist.
It was also around this time that I learnt Reiki as a way of healing and supporting myself emotionally and spiritually. Reflexology and Reiki completely changed my life.
My lifestyle changes must have paid off because as I finished that first Reflexology course, and just as I was advised that we were being put on the IVF register, I discovered that I was pregnant with my first child.

In 2019, I decided to further my studies in Reiki so that I could offer this amazing treatment to clients, and then over the past year I have completed courses in Facial Reflexology Bergman Method and Zone Face Lift.
I am very excited to be offering these amazing new treatments. Please see my Facial Reflexology and Zone Face Lift pages for more information.

Ruth Stainsby - Reflexologist and Reiki Practitioner, based in North Kingston, close to Kingston upon Thames, Richmond and Teddington.

I am a Reflexologist and Reiki Practitioner, based in North Kingston, within easy reach of Kingston upon Thames, Richmond and Teddington.
I am able to offer treatments; Reiki, Reflexology (including Facial Reflexology) in in the comfort of your own home if you are in the local area.
I am currently offering virtual sessions for Facial Reflexology and Zone Face Lift.

If you are interested in booking an appointment or have any questions, just give me a call or text. We can talk through the process and decide together what treatment is right for you.

I regularly have special offers, and I am currently offering discounts when a course of treatments are booked and paid for in advance. Please see treatment pages for prices.
Gift Vouchers are available.

Resources Page

Please read my 'Resources' page where I have a list of Self-Care ideas and hand reflexology videos to help with coping with stress and sleep problems.

Cancellation Policy

Whilst I appreciate that sometimes priorities can change, please note that I do require 24 hours’ notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

Please arrive on time for your appointment as I will not be able to extend treatment times.

I am based in North Kingston, close to Kingston upon Thames, Teddington and Richmond.

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