How can Reflexology and Reike help?

What is Reiki Healing?

Reiki is a Japanese word (pronounced Ray-Key) translated means universal life energy.  It is a gentle non intrusive hands-on-therapy whereby the therapist channels this life energy through her hands to the patient.

Reiki energy heals on a deep level treating mind, body and spirit, enabling it to find the origin of illness or problems.  It releases the nervous system and works to create a state of balance within the mind and body.

Do your feet need some care and attention?

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is an ancient therapy first used by the early Chinese and Egyptians.  Every part of the foot corresponds to a certain organ, function or part of the body.  These points on the feet are stimulated by the pressure of fingers/thumbs to free energy blockages, cleanse the body of toxins, relieves tension and induces deep relaxation.

Reflexology treats the body as a whole, treating the cause as well as the symptoms.

Reflexology helps with …

It may help treat many of our everyday problems including:

  • Migraine
  • Asthma
  • Sinus Conditions
  • PMT
  • IBS
  • Joint and Back problems and many more

Children are especially responsive to therapy.

Historical Background

Reflexology has been used for several thousands of years.  It became known to the western world at the beginning of this century through the work of Dr. William Fitzgerald.  He described how the body could be divided into zones, each of which relates to the parts of the body have corresponding zones on the feet.  All the parts of the body have corresponding reflex areas on the feet, the right and left sides being represented in the right and left feet respectively.


The hands (mainly the thumbs) are used to put pressure on the reflex areas on the feet.  As the pressure is applied, there may be sharpness or tenderness in some areas which perhaps are out of balance.  Pressure is adjusted to suit each individual patient, therefore the treatment is not painful.

After Effects

After reflexology, different reactions may take place as the body endeavours to remove unwanted toxins and the body’s eliminatory systems may become more active.  These reactions are normally not severe and will soon pass.  There is often a feeling of tiredness and well-being.  The treatment is found to be extremely relaxing and thus beneficial when so many conditions are stress related.


Treatments may help a variety of different complaints including tension and stress, migraine, hayfever, sinusitis, back problems, neck and shoulder stiffness, menstrual and menopausal problems, kidney disorders, skin problems, circulatory problems.

Our therapists

Caroline Hulme

Reflexology, Reiki, Indian Head Massage.

Qualifications: Diploma in Clinical Reflexology, Precision Reflexology, Chinese Foot Reflex Therapy, Reiki Master,

Angelic Reiki Master / Teacher, Indian Head Massage, Hopi Ear Candling, Touch Therapy, Seated Back Massage.

Caroline trained at the Yorkshire School of Clinical Reflexology in 2006/7.

Since qualifying Caroline worked at Wheatfields Hospice for 6 years and ran a mobile practice from home before joining Crossgates Chiropody and Therapy Centre in November 2012.  Caroline currently works Thursday and Saturday afternoons.  Her interests are yoga, meditation and personal spiritual growth.

Karen Elliott

Karen has a diploma in Reflexology, Reiki, Indian Head massage, Hopi Ear Candling, Non-medical nutritional advice, Colon Hydrotherapy.

Karen first qualified as a reflexologist in 1999 and there began a wonderful journey for herself as a complementary therapist in conjunction with her nursing career so enabling her to offer the complete health package.

Caroline Hulme

Caroline Hulme

Diploma in Clinical Reflexology

Precision Reflexology

Chinese Foot Reflex Therapy

Reiki Master

Karen Elliot

Karen Elliot

Diploma in Reflexology, Reiki, Indian Head massage.

(Hopi Ear Candling, Non-medical nutritional advice, Colon Hydrotherapy)


I had my feet done by Raj..very thorough and I now have “HAPPY FEET!”….. very… “Chiropody – Joanne”

Joanna Cikara
25th January 2018

I recently had treatment to my feet and felt the need to express my satisfaction… “Chiropody – Kally”

Kally - 1st Sept 2017
22nd March 2018


Registration L54911009
Tel 0113 2266677 / 0113 2606336