Reflexology

Cheshire Natural Health offer conventional & complementary therapies for all the family.
Tracey Turton

Tracey Turton

MAR, CNHC, BA (Hons) Psychology
Clinic Director & Clinical Reflexologist

Gaynor Almond

Gaynor Almond

BA (Hons), GJC, CRM5, PRM
Clinical Reflexologist

Zoë Oughton

Zoë Oughton

Clinical Reflexologist MAR, FHT

Reflexology Testimonials

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” This lovely lady came to me to help prepare her body for pregnancy, and I’m over the moon to say she’s now carrying a little person inside her !

I first went to see Gaynor at the beginning of January in the hopes of conceiving later in the year. I have an autoimmune condition and have always been concerned it would effect my fertility so I wanted to be as prepared as I could be. Since coming off the pill two years before my cycle had been all over the place and had left me with some pretty nasty side effects. At my initial appointment Gaynor made me feel heard and informed and left me feeling so positive that she could help me. Within the month my cycle had gained some normality and I was more relaxed and sleeping better. The actual reflexology is unbelievably relaxing and it’s amazing the things she could pick up from just my feet, I’m always so excited for my next session. Gaynor doesn’t just offer reflexology, she checks in with you regularly to see how you’re getting on and to offer some invaluable advice. I’m now in my second trimester after one try the first month and genuinely put it down to the work Gaynor and I have done together. She also went out of her way to come and do a home visit to help with implantation when I couldn’t get to the clinic which I’ll be forever grateful for. I’ll be continuing my sessions throughout my pregnancy and can’t recommend it enough. Gaynor is a kind and lovely lady who you’ll be comfortable and at ease with, its not something you’ll ever regret doing. ”


” I first started my sessions with Gaynor last year.. I have got pcos and there was other issues we were faced with that was making it very difficult to conceive.. after going private and them saying that the next stop was IVF I just couldn’t accept that.. that was our last and only option.. I did some research and came across Reflexology.. I found Gaynor and to my delight found she specialised in women with pcos! I went very nervously to the first appointment feeling very vulnerable and sensitive to the ongoing heartache of not getting pregnant.. I had a little cry but I came out feeling so positive and thinking I’m definitely going to do this! It was the happiest I had felt in such a long time! Gaynor not only performed the reflexology she also had an incredible amount of knowledge about health and what we could be doing to better our chances! It was almost like “homework” that we could carry on after the sessions..she also stayed in regular contact and genuinely cared about our journey.. it was a breath of fresh air speaking to somebody who gave us the ability to feel like we were in control of our situation! I followed all of Gaynor’s advice had a break from the private clinic and we amazingly got pregnant with twins! All natural! Both are amazing and doing well now 13 weeks old! on top of all that we not only got pregnant but we were healthy and eating well! Plus the sessions are so relaxing! Don’t give up on your journey because Gaynor is a little glimmer of hope that we all need! Thank you Gaynor for everything! ”


” I first met Gaynor whilst I was undergoing IVF treatment in 2016. I was stressed and my body was exhausted! We managed to get three good embryos from our cycle but unfortunately our fresh transfer ended in an early miscarriage.

In 2017 I started seeing Gaynor again for regular treatments and whilst they were brilliant, she offered me so much more than this. Her help and support did not stop once the treatment room door closed behind me. Gaynor helped me to learn how to monitor my cycles, have additional tests done to rule out other problems, and gave me the confidence to question doctors and push for answers. Gaynor was always just a message away and happy to answer any questions I had.

Our FET sadly ended with another early miscarriage (my fourth). Gaynor was really supportive at all times and I discussed with her our next steps. I’d already had testing for recurrent miscarriages which all came back as ‘normal’.

When I had recovered, I continued with regular treatments and my cycle regulated. I started ovulating every month, something I had never seen before! I underwent further testing for natural killer cells which showed I had high levels and was to take steroids in the event I got pregnant again. Because of Gaynor’s help with regulating my cycle, I was able to have a natural FET this time which was much less stressful on me physically and mentally. This resulted in a positive pregnancy test and the birth of my beautiful son in July 2018.

I am so glad I found someone as skilled and caring as Gaynor, my only regret is that I did not find her before starting my IVF journey back in 2016, who knows, I may not have even needed to go through IVF 🤷🏻‍♀️ I would urge anyone seeing Gaynor or thinking of seeing her to take full advantage of her knowledge and skills, she really does know her stuff! ”


” Thank you Gaynor so much for the reflexology treatments (from pre conception to a week before my due date), they were relaxing and much needed. In addition the help you provided me with, the fertility knowledge, nutritional advice and a sympathetic ear was amazing. It was all above and beyond my expectations and provided me with knowledge and hope.

It’s been a whirlwind since the little ones arrival and I haven’t said thank you to you so, thank you for everything. I looked forward to each and every session. ”


” Having never had reflexology before I wasn’t sure what to expect. With Gaynor, not only are the sessions relaxing (which is of course is lovely) but you get so much more. Gaynor was so informative about nutrition and health and most of all fertility. So accessible, Gaynor will text you to see how your getting on and offer as much support as possible.

Like having your own fertility coach, the service from Gaynor was wonderful. I write this 32 weeks pregnant after two missed miscarriages, we’re looking forward to welcoming our baby soon ”


” I contacted the Clinic for advice on acute sinusitis which has bothered me on and off for years & I ideally didn’t want to start another course of antibiotics. They were so helpful and Tracey rang me back with various treatments I could try, recommending the initial one to be Reflexology. I was quite nervous as I didn’t know what to expect as I’d never had that before but the Clinic is lovely and everybody there is very welcoming and friendly which put me at ease. I was really impressed with Reflexology, Tracey was very thorough and asked lots of questions to find out a full history before treatment. The treatment itself was lovely, very relaxing, and my symptoms started to ease gradually as the day went on but had significantly eased the day after. My severe facial pain severely reduced and I only had very slight pain when I went to a follow up appointment the week after. I would really recommend Reflexology and I will definitely have it again to keep the sinusitis at bay. I also really recommend Cheshire Natural Health, a really lovely, friendly place and exceedingly professional. ”


” Fantastic clinic. I have had reflexology and acupuncture at this clinic, both with great results. A well run and welcoming practice. Caring staff in a lovely environment-I would recommend to anyone! ”

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” Tracy’s great reflexology will leave you relaxed and floating out of the door! The sessions I had even highlighted a thyroid issue before the GP. Lovely treatment for relaxing. ”


” Over the years I have been coming to CNH (can’t remember how many years now) I’ve had various problems and seen Tracey for reflexology, Hannah for osteopathy, Christine for physiotherapy and Kate for massages. I can’t praise any of them highly enough and their professionalism is of a very high standard, they are all very knowledgeable, friendly and caring people. There is a lovely calm atmosphere to the whole place and being one of their clients it is like being part of a big, happy family. I know how hard Tracey works to maintain this happy, relaxed atmosphere and the degree of professionalism that goes with it. CNH has become a very important part of my life and even if I had no physical problems at all (I wish!) I would still want to come for reflexology and the occasional massage as both these treatments are so relaxing – a necessity given the pace of life and modern living I believe. A heartfelt thank you to all of you. ”


” I have been going to Tracey for reflexology for 10 years. I first went to her after the birth of my 2nd child as I felt my hormones were not in balance. The treatments helped massively and I have gone ever since ever 4 to 6 weeks and could not imagine not having regular reflexology treatments for overall general health and wellbeing. ”

Jan


” My partner and I had been trying for children for around 8 months without success. I’m over 35 years of age and knew it may take a while but the anxiety and stress of it all had taken over completely and it was affecting my health and even ovulation. A friend of mine recommended reflexology as a possible option to help and so I searched the internet. I found Gaynor Almond online, saw really positive feedback, and so I sent an enquiry l. I received a response from Gaynor that day and I was booked in within days.

Gaynor has a wonderful way about her with people and it is obvious how much she cares about her clients. I have been so impressed with her knowledge about reflexology , fertility, as well as nutrition and lifestyle. Her treatments are incredibly soothing and relaxing and added to her expert input I have left feeling calmer, positive and in control again. Gaynor’ s treatments allowed me to release a lot of my anxiety and make me feel balanced again. Not to mention….after 4 treatments I had my first positive pregnancy result. I am now 16 weeks pregnant and cannot recommend Gaynor highly enough. I am continuing with my treatments because they are not only so lovely and relaxing but Gaynor consistently provides so much advice and so many pointers on positive health. ”

Helen


” Following the breakdown of my marriage back in 2007 Tracey was recommended to me by my Operations Manager – she’d had successful reflexology herself, and suggested I try it out to see if it could help me through a very stressful time – It was fantastic and is what got me through a very emotional time in my life. ”


” I’ve seen Tracey over the years for help with a wide range of symptoms – migraines; menopause; neck pain; and for general wellbeing ‘because you can’ treatments. Regardless what my issues were, I was always pleased with the outcome.
What is great about all the consultants at Cheshire Natural Health, is that if they think their treatment isn’t right for you, they tell you so, suggesting an alternative therapy that might work better for your symptoms.
Thank you Tracey for keeping me in better health for the last 9 years. I honestly don’t know what state my health would be in if I hadn’t been given your details all those years ago. ”


” I’ve been coming to see Gaynor for reflexology for a couple of months now and I can honestly say that the benefits I’ve experienced are life changing.
I was suffering from stress and had been very ill with an infection and on a course of very strong antibiotics for a couple of months. I had severe hormonal imbalance, wasn’t sleeping and I was rather depressed following 2 years of failed IVF treatment.
A couple of sessions with Gaynor have changed all that, I sleep so soundly particularly the night after having a session and my hormones have balanced out. I can’t thank Gaynor enough; she’s incredibly caring and takes time to tailor your treatment.
I know that Gaynor also specialises in infertility and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her. ”

Louise


” I have been coming to see Tracey Turton for many years now 18 in total. I first became aware of reflexology when my mother in law suggested I tried it due to being pregnant and having kidney problems which I had been suffering from all my life. My mother in law had been having treatment for migraines and it had been working very well. I had just been into hospital for a short stay with protein in my water and an infection. Tracey first came to my home as I was too unwell to travel. I was about 18 weeks pregnant and was very aware I did not want to take any medication. At first Tracey took down a history of my health. I had told her I use to get conjunctivas a lot and had always been given antibiotics. Tracey informed me that the kidneys are connected to the eyes, which would explain the eye infections. After consultation with Tracey she told me that she would be able to help and it would probably take about 6 weeks before I started to feel better. In fact I felt worse at first then gradually started to feel better. My hands would sweat like mad during treatment which was all the toxins in my body coming out. Tracey told me she could feel grit on my feet where the position is for my kidneys. After several weeks I started to feel much better. In July my baby daughter was born and I had never felt so good. Since then I have been coming to see Tracey all these years. My daughter Amy who is the reflexology baby even comes to see Tracey who has helped her with some stomach problems and she has had session for her exams. I have recently lost my mum in November last year and became very stressed as a result, Tracey has helped me through this time. I would definitely recommend Tracey to any one if fact I have given quite a few people Tracey’s contact details over the years. Reflexology is fantastic it really works and is a great alternative to medicine. ”

Lesley


” I had my first reflexology treatment in early 2014, me and my husband had been trying for a baby for almost 12 months with no luck. I had irregular cycles and following hospital early hospital tests I was informed I had not ovulated, while waiting for further appointments I decided to look at it other methods as I was so stressed and worried thinking I would never have a baby. I found Tracey on the internet and after 5 sessions of reflexology I was pregnant! I truly believe this was down to Tracey. I had been meaning to go back as it really helped me all round, however life has been so busy with work I didn’t get chance. We are now ready to have another other baby and following the discussion with my husband to start trying the next thing I did was book a reflexology session with Tracey!! I can not recommend her enough! ”


” I have been seeing Tracey for reflexology every other week for around 2 months, mainly to try and chill me out and assist with conception. She is fantastic and I don’t think I will ever be able to give it up. I feel so much better for it and I genuinely feel so much more relaxed, not just for that day but every day. It really is a special treatment – thanks TT ”


” I have been coming to CNH for a few months now, after struggling with hot flushes and anxiety attacks due to the menopause..
I spoke to Tracey who recommended Reflexology and an appointment with the Herbalist..
The two treatments together have helped immensely and made me feel like my normal self again. ”


Reflexology for Diabetes and pregnancy.

” I originally came for reflexology treatment during my first pregnancy after a recommendation of how relaxing it would be from a friend. I was very surprised by how someone working with your feet could have such an amazing affect on your health. I am a type 1 diabetic and so have to be constantly aware of sugar control, especially during pregnancy. With the help of Tracy, we managed my blood sugars exceptionally well. My diabetic nurse was surprised that my insulin requirements did not keep rising during the later stages of the pregnancy as she would have expected, but when I mentioned my reflexology she said, ‘That explains it!’ We later gave birth to a healthy, happy baby boy.

After deciding to have a second baby, I attended more sessions of reflexology to try to become as healthy as I could be for the preconception stage. Tracy helped to reduce my erratic menstrual cycle length to a regular cycle that I could understand and we conceived first time! I have subsequently booked more sessions to help me through this pregnancy and look forward to each session very much. Equally our new baby appears to enjoy each session as much as I do and wriggles around when the womb area is being stimulated.

I would recommend reflexology to anyone, it gives you an enormous sense of wellbeing and with real health benefits. Thank you Tracey. ”

Helen Plant


” Can’t speak highly enough of Gaynor‘s support, skill as a reflexologist and all-round knowledge regarding natural fertility aids and conditions affecting fertility. My treatments with Gaynor were successful and I conceived twice whilst having weekly sessions.

Although she doesn’t make any claims to be a fertility expert as such, she is much more than a reflexologist focussing on fertility. From the outset she analysed my situation very methodically to understand how to approach the sessions and suggested a number of lifestyle adjustments and complimentary treatments / tests. She also taught me how to monitor my cycle and track ovulation. Her support does not start and end at the treatment room door. She is with you throughout the journey and in regular contact between treatments. Gaynor analysed my charting and hospital results and even encouraged me to question what I was being told medically.

Within a few months my previously erratic and long cycle was regular and reduced by a number of days. I then went on to conceive twice. Unfortunately, the first one did not work out but her treatments helped to get my body and cycle back on track and able to conceive again in a very short time.

Aside from all of this, her treatments are incredible (if you can stay awake…) ”


” My husband and I had been trying for a baby for a short time but I was feeling the pressure, and after researching holistic therapies I booked a reflexology appointment with Gaynor. I got pregnant after the first session, but sadly had a missed miscarriage.

I tried all sorts to assist my body to do what it needed to do at the time and it was only after a session with Gaynor that it did. I also had trouble getting my mind back to “normal” and had regular sessions with Gaynor. She offered a breadth of knowledge which was above and beyond what I expected and I left each session feeling positive about my fertility. I also on Gaynors recommendation went to counselling to deal with grief which really did give me strength and a positive attitude I felt I had lost.

Gaynor recommended my husband come to reflexology on his own one month. After a bit of persuasion he did and low and behold we got pregnant that weekend. We are going to meet our baby in a few short weeks. Even my husband recommends it now to his friends trying to conceive! ”


” Absolutely amazing service, far beyond regular reflexology, Gaynor offers personal fertility guidance and we were lucky enough to conceive on our first month with Gaynor after 7 months trying.”


” At 37 yrs old and suffering with recurrent miscarriages, all the test results pointed to me going through early menopause, and I was told IVF would be my only hope. I had a limited egg quantity left, which in turn usually means poor egg quality too, and the success rates with my test results were low even then.

I was put on a fertility drug before we proceeded to IVF in a last ditch attempt at plumping up my follicles and getting a healthy egg. I spent hours a day reading up about anything and everything that could help me. I ended up taking quite a few supplements, along side a healthy diet (being a personal trainer my diet was already pretty good) and I then read about fertility reflexology being able to help. So with that I had already heard great things about Cheshire natural health in Warrington and had heard a client talk about Gaynor who worked out of there. I booked an appointment with Gaynor and got started.

Gaynor was amazing and made me feel at ease talking about my fertility struggles and what I was going through, she advised some subtle changes to my diet and got me tracking some things during my cycle, she taught me what to do whilst at home out of her sessions and kept in touch throughout the month asking for updates on certain things. I started with her half way through a cycle and it was the second full cycle I had whilst seeing her that I got another positive pregnancy test, but this time it seems whatever my body needed to keep this baby, it had got, as I’m now in my third trimester with 9 weeks to go till I meet my baby girl …..I truly believe that Gaynor was the final help I needed to make this happen for us and I couldn’t recommend her enough ”


” It may sound out of context but thanks to my infertility issue I met Gaynor. Having to face such a difficult moment of my life meant feeling sad, nervous, depressed and very fragile. Gaynor represented for me not only an amazing expert in reflexology but also a superb human being who does her job beyond the hour of treatment. She is extremely prepared in what she is doing and follows you all the way through texting, researching and keeping in touch with you to understand on a regular basis how you feel in order to tailor each session according to your needs. She has gone out of her way to support me with her knowledge and her compassion. And definitely this made a difference in bringing my emotional state to a better place.
I truly believe her input in my journey is essential. Also the environment is very pleasant and well run. The lady at the reception Tracy greets you always with a smile and that also makes a difference.

Thank you Gaynor for all your precious assistance. The journey is not yet come to an end but with you by my side I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. ”


” I had courses of reflexology here to help me through IVF and pregnancy and would highly recommend it. Tracey and her team provide a really relaxed environment and are all fantastic therapists. ”

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” Me and my Husband had been trying for our first baby for 6 months. Although to some this might not seem long, I just wanted to make sure that everything was okay as this was our first time trying.

Having researched holistic treatments I’d come across Gaynor and decided to book an appointment. I found Gaynor friendly supportive but mostly really informative, Gaynor really does know her stuff! Not only did I find the reflexology relaxing and something for me! Gaynor helped me understand what I could be doing to support my fertility, looking at vitamins, diet and requesting blood test from my local doctors to see if there was anything else to be aware of. It turned out I had higher than normal prolactin levels. Gaynor Went out of her way to understand and support me through this, she did her own research and sent me articles to read, holistic treatments and tailored my reflexology appointments to help reduce my prolactin levels.

Within 2 months after discovering I had high prolactin levels I fell pregnant!!!

I am now 8 weeks due from delivery and I am so thankful for Gaynor’s support I truly believe her knowledge and dedication to her clients is why I am pregnant today. Throughout my course of reflexology sessions Gaynor would text to make sure I was okay, reflexology is more than a job to Gaynor she really does go over and above and truly cares for her clients.

Thank you Gaynor I will be forever grateful! ”


” After several miscarriages and being diagnosed with Uterine Killer Cells following a trial at Coventry, we thought we had the answer to our problems. Little did we know that 2 years later, we were still struggling to conceive (even though in the past, this had not been an issue).

We tried everything and were due to start ivf. I wanted to try something alternative and that’s when I came across Gaynor. After the first session – I was hooked. She gave amazing advice in relation to diet, allergies and to take all the inflammation away from the body. I started to feel more relaxed and charted temps. To our surprise- within 3 sessions and having the support, we were finally pregnant! Having found the complete balance definitely assisted and I can’t thank Gaynor enough.

Today I am now 34 weeks pregnant and looking forward to our baby arriving.

Thanks Gaynor! ”


” I have PCOS and while I conceived my first child without difficulty when we started trying for our second I discovered I wasn’t ovulating. After seeing the GP and Consultant I was prescribed clomid and luckily we conceived on our second cycle of 50mg and I am now 16 weeks pregnant. I started seeing Gaynor a couple of months before I started taking clomid. I was very anxious about everything and had read good things about reflexology. Gaynor was wonderful and really helped put my mind at ease. She is extremely knowledgeable and has lots of experience working with women in similar situations to mine. The sessions were very relaxing and she always had lots of useful tips for me to try. She kept in regular contact outside of our sessions which I found a big source of support. I honestly couldn’t recommend Gaynor highly enough. ”


” Treatments with Gaynor are as relaxing as they are effective. I first started seeing Gaynor to help with my sinus trouble which improved significantly and then when we were planning our first baby. She was a valuable source of advice and relaxation and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a reflexologist. ”


Reflexology for Ulcerative Colitis

” I have had reflexology treatment with Tracey to help manage my ulcerative colitis. I have found that my condition improves little by little with each treatment. It has also really helped with general relaxation and my overall sense of wellbeing. I would definitely recommend. ”

Emma Ward, age 28


Reflexology for shoulder pain and menopausal problems

” I had been suffering from night sweats, mood swings and anxiety attacks. Reflexology treatment with Tracey has really helped, and has also helped with shoulder pain. ”

Elizabeth Lea, age 63, Warrington


” After suffering a period of Insomnia as a result of Anxiety, at my wits end I decided to try Reflexology in the hope of restoring my body’s normal sleep pattern. The Reflexologist was wonderful and extremely knowledgeable and I was amazed that after just the first session my sleep gradually improved.

Over the weeks and course of three sessions my sleep increased until eventually it returned 100%.

The sessions were thoroughly relaxing and I am so grateful to Tracey at Cheshire Natural Health, that this treatment aided my recovery.


” I was referred here by the nurse at our local GP’s surgery for menopausal problems. I was having problems sleeping, hot flushes and tension.

After the first session I could feel more relaxed but after 3 or 4, there was a definite improvement in the sleeping condition and in the hot flushes as well.

I’ve continued coming in monthly so that the benefits continue and also the main part, I find, is it’s totally relaxing. ”

Ann Jackson, Warrington


” I had my first reflexology treatment about 2 years ago. I rang Cheshire Natural Health because I just didn’t feel right but there was nothing my GP could do to help other than give me painkillers for my period pain which made me light headed and woozy. I had just been through a particularly stressful period at work, my periods were extremely painful, prolonged, heavy, and irregular, and I was constantly tired and just ‘out of sorts’. Reflexology was recommended as a treatment that might be able to help – my family asked ‘how can a foot massage possibly help?’

During my first treatment there was a particularly painful area around my big toe and the base of my big toe on both feet – I didn’t know this was the area representing my shoulder and neck at the time. As I explained why my neck and shoulder were painful and as Tracey worked this area more and more I just burst into tears. I had no idea why, or where this had come from, as I am not a tearful person.

On reflection we can only put this down to trapped emotion as a result of a traumatic accident I had been in several months earlier and the injuries I had sustained. Following that first treatment I was quite tearful and delicate for a few days but slowly my neck and shoulders started to feel better and I felt better in myself – I was also able to start talking about the accident as well which I hadn’t been able to do previously.

Reflexology has continued to help my neck and shoulders, and the area always feel much more comfortable and less tight after a treatment – even though that wasn’t the reason why I originally went as I thought I would just have to live with the residual discomfort from my accident.

I have continued to have reflexology about every four weeks – I think of it as a treatment to reset everything. My periods are still irregular at times but I have much less pain that I used to get and I feel much more able to cope with my busy life – I just feel better in myself again.

I would really miss my reflexology treatment – and when I get my timing right and have my treatment on the day of my period it is just wonderful! ”


” I have suffered from a rare form of psoriatic arthritis affecting my hands and feet for many years, after completing a course of 6 reflexology treatments with Tracey I can honestly say its one of the best things I have ever done, not only are the treatments very relaxing I have noticed an improvement in my joints which are more flexible and not as painful, I am also sleeping much better as result, which has improved my general wellbeing. I look forward to my monthly appointments with Tracey, reflexology is a treatment I would recommend to anyone who suffers with arthritis and joint pain. ”


Reflexology for Fertility

” I came for Reflexology treatment with Tracey Turton at Cheshire Natural Health before undergoing IVF. I feel that the treatment helped me to relax, and that it assisted me before and during my pregnancy. My husband certainly noticed my improved calmness after my treatments. I have also felt an improved sense of wellbeing. I would certainly recommend the treatment at Cheshire Natural Health for anyone undergoing IVF.
42 year old lady, undergoing IVF treatment. ”


Reflexology for Pain Management

” After being diagnosed with bowel cancer 3 years ago I continued to suffer from extreme abdominal pain.

After surgery for adhesions the pain continued and I was referred to a pain specialist.

I had a variety of medication including strong opiates yet still the pain continued. The pain was so debilitating I frequently had to stay in bed and my parents had to help look after my 3 year old.

At the end of my tether I decided to take back some control and made an appointment at Cheshire Natural Health for some reflexology. I was very sceptical about it helping with my pain but felt it would be a relaxing experience.

After 4 sessions of reflexology my pain has diminished to such a degree that I feel I have now got my life back. I was stunned at the success and the speed that the pain was under control. My energy levels have increased and I am now able to look after my very active little girl.

I cannot recommend Cheshire Natural Health strongly enough. It changed my life.

I will continue going for maintenance sessions but know that if my pain returns I have a very effective and positive way of coping with it. ”

R.S, aged 39


Reflexology for helping with stress and menopause

” I have been coming to CNH for reflexology for quite some time now.Initially I thought it would be beneficial in helping me to relax, as I was very stressed after losing my Mum. However, I was also starting to suffer from hot flushes, which at first occurred just at night, so were kind ofmanageable . But when they started happening during the day, I knew I had to take serious action. There was no question of me taking HRT – I wanted something completely drug-free.

So when Tracey mentioned that reflexology could be good for menopause, I decided to start having more regular sessions. The difference is amazing! I try to go every month now and my menstrual cycle has been significantly helped as well as me no longer having hot flushes – they disappeared after about two consecutive treatements! My early morning “panics” also dissipated. She’s fantastic. Now if she could only get me to shut up during my sessions, I might be able to relax completely…!

I also had some hot stone massage therapy which was wonderful.

Just a tip though, for both treatments – make sure you have someone come and pick you up: you’ll be so relaxed afterwards, you won’t want to drive yourself home! ”

Cecile Marchant, Warrington


Reflexology for Fertility and PCOS

” We had been trying for a baby for over a year and I had been diagnosed with PCOS when I read an article about the benefits of reflexology for infertility. After searching on the internet I was lucky to find Tracy locally and contacted her for advice. She helped me with nutrition and suggested an intensive course of reflexology to get my hormones and body back into balance. Not only did I feel in better health generally with bags more energy, but within 6 weeks I was pregnant. I’m sure that the combination of treatments and advice that Tracy gave me were the reason that we now have our wonderful little man. ”

SW, Crewe


Reflexology for fertility/ IVF support

” I was one of the last of my friends to marry and ‘settle down’ and likewise to start a family. None of my friends seemed to have experienced any fertility problems so I did not see any problem in being 34 when I got married and 35 when I started trying for a family. Unfortunately things were not so simple for me. My first pregnancy came two years after marriage and lasted 13 weeks. This was followed by a further 2 miscarriages in the following 12 months. I was in a responsible job which I enjoyed however it was quite hectic. I decided I needed to take a different approach to my pregnancy problems.
I was now 38 years old. I decided to go down the IVF route whilst it was still a viable option for me. But more importantly my lifestyle had to change. I needed to slow down and relax a little. Even if my IVF treatment worked, I would still have to carry a baby for 9 months which until now I had been unable to do. My sister in-law had recently trained in reflexology and had learnt about it’s fertility benefits and recommended I signed up for some treatment. I contacted Tracey. Tracey suggested reflexology every 4-6 weeks. I found this very relaxing and beneficial to my well being as a whole. Tracey treated me right through my IVF treatment, which was successful. My family commented that I had become more relaxed. I continued to see Tracey all through my pregnancy and am delighted to say I successfully carried my baby to full term and I am now the proud mother of a little girl. I continued to see Tracey after her birth and took her along to the reflexology sessions where she happily slept whilst Tracey treated me.
I would recommend reflexology to anyone who is experiencing fertility hitches – it’s certainly a very positive experience! ”

Debbie Crouch, Warrington


Reflexology for Fertility and PCOS

” Shortly before getting married I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovaries. I had undergone an operation to remove a supposed ovarian cyst, only to be told the appearance of my ovaries was ‘unusual’. Whilst the only obvious symptom was my irregular periods, I was told that I ‘would probably need IVF’. I was devastated and spent most of the following year obsessed with my fertility. I first started seeing Tracey when I realised that, coupled with a stressful job, worrying about my fertility was getting me down. We did want to think about starting a family, but my state of mind was quite negative.
Not only did I enjoy my reflexology sessions for the relaxation and ‘me time’, I also noticed that my periods became more regular. I was also sleeping better and less focussed on my PCO. When we did decide to try for a baby , I conceived in the first month. I actually had a reflexology appointment when I must have literally been days pregnant. Tracy didn’t mention anything, but at the next appointment when I told her my news, she showed me that she had written in my notes that she thought I might be!
I had reflexology throughout my pregnancy, and I really benefited from it. I was relaxed about giving birth and felt really positive about how my body was coping. Tracy had also showed me some relaxation moves I could use myself, or could get my husband to try whilst I was in labour.
I actually went overdue, and Tracey used reflexology to help things along. Walking out of this treatment, my bump seemed to drop lower and I felt good. That night, I went into labour. Although it started very slowly, I was in established labour by the next afternoon and Lara was born just before 5pm in a birthing pool, happy and healthy. I felt mentally and physically strong and had no stitches or problems after the delivery. Lara was a calm and relaxed baby, and she is to this day as a little girl.
I would recommend Tracey to anyone who has fertility issues, or who wants to experience a relaxed and positive pregnancy. I think she really understands how all-consuming worrying about your fertility really is, and reflexology can really help both your body and mind.

PS. I now have a little boy, Harry, also supported by reflexology. ”

Emma Bannister, Northwich

Baby Joy


” My experience with holistic therapies began in November 2007 when I suffered a missed miscarriage at 11 weeks gestation.
When I became pregnant in September 2007 my husband and myself were so happy as the pregnancy was very much planned following our marriage 2 months earlier. I was devastated when on 19th November I had a show and wondered what was wrong. The following day I was scanned and showed that I was suffering with what they call I missed miscarriage, meaning that the baby had died but not expelled from the uterus. I was told that this occurred when the baby was approximately 7 weeks gestation.
I went home totally devastated to choose what to do.
The hospital gave me 3 options. The first was to let the miscarriage happen naturally, secondly to have medical management where you take medication to make the uterus expel the pregnancy or thirdly to have a D & C operation to manually remove the pregnancy.
Not wanting to undergo medical treatment I opted for the natural approach, to let nature take its course.
The weeks were passing by and nothing happening apart from constant on off bleeding and a lot of emotional stress. I felt hopeless and that it would never come to an end.
I attended Cheshire Natural Health to discus what I could do to help myself and my body to recover.
The lady at reception was so very helpful and sympathetic to my story and told me all about the treatments available to me, including reflexology, counselling, hypnotherapy and nutritional advice.
The reflexology with Tracey was amazing. Each time I attended I felt the improvement and always joked about feeling like I was floating down the stairs afterwards. I felt such a positive experience with this treatment. Not only did I fully recover from the physical part of the miscarriage and the healing of my reproductive organs, but I also relaxed immensely which helped in a big way with my emotional stress which I was going through.
I wanted nothing more than to be pregnant again as soon as possible as I knew this would help with my loss.
I attended counselling sessions and hypnotherapy, which also assisted tremendously with my recovery and return of confidence.
I also attended sessions for nutritional advice, to aid my recovery and prepare my body for another pregnancy. I was determined that I would get pregnant as soon as I could and that the next time would be successful.
The nutritionalist Angela gave me a lot of really good advice on what to eat and what to avoid. I noticed a big improvement as soon as I took up the advice and began my new diet with the suggestions given.
My miscarriage was taking a long time to come to an end which was making me suffer a tremendous amount of stress and emotional grief, however my full recovery I know was due to the treatments I had at Cheshire Natural Health, which I would highly recommend to anyone.
The staff are caring, understanding, very professional and really have helped me, so much so that I conceived straight away in February 2008 when the miscarriage came to an end. I truly believe that the treatments I had resulted in me conceiving so very quickly, especially the reflexology which I now swear by.
Our little angel is due any day now and my pregnancy has been perfect all the way through, which just goes to show that the holistic approach really has worked for me. ”

Louise Crawford

Experience the power of reflexology

Cheshire Natural Health clinic’s director Tracey Turton knows from personal experience the the power of reflexology.

It was this first-hand experience that convinced her to train to become a reflexologist and eventually led to her opening the successful Cheshire Natural Health clinic and, as they say, the rest is history.

More of which in a moment…

So, what is reflexology, exactly?

Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary therapy. It uses gentle pressure on precise points on the feet, ankles and hands. This influences corresponding parts of the body, soothing away tension.

It promotes deep relaxation, which in turn may normalise blood pressure and improve circulation. The aim of reflexology is to improve the overall physical and emotional health of the client.

During an hour’s treatment, circulation, energy flow, nerve and glandular systems are stimulated to help restore the body’s own natural balance.
It does this by helping to eliminate toxins and encouraging the body to revitalise itself.

Fertility Reflexology may also be very helpful in boosting your chances of conceiving.

Reflexology: a potted history

Using foot and hand massage to address health issues has been around for centuries. It is thought the ancient Egyptians used it for healing. Reflexology as a modern-day treatment was refined and developed in the 20th century, most notably by American Eunice Ingham. She was known as the ‘Mother of Reflexology’ and it is she who is credited with devising the modern system used by today’s practitioners.

What can I expect from a reflexology session?

At the first consultation a full medical history will be taken and your health issues and expectations will be discussed.

You will be required to remove your shoes and socks and relax on a treatment couch. For your comfort (and ours!) your feet are sprayed with a cleansing spray. Your feet will then be relaxed using special relaxation techniques and then pressure is applied in a specific way to all parts of the feet, paying particular attention to any areas that relate to your health concerns.

Certain points on the feet may feel slightly tender – this helps the therapist to identify areas of imbalance. The treatment is tailored to the individual – it can be relaxing or energising using light or firm pressure as required.

At the end of the treatment you will feel very relaxed, perhaps a little sleepy, and will leave with a great feeling of ‘well-being’.

Our therapists are also trained in specialist reflexology techniques:

Reflexology for ME, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia (Tracey Turton)

Tracey has 25 years’ experience of working with clients with chronic health conditions including Chronic Exhaustive conditions such as Chronic Fatigue, ME and Fibromyalgia. Tracey is an accredited Well-being coach and since 2018 Tracey has been training with the Chrysalis Effect to help people to overcome these long-term conditions using a combination of natural therapies, Wellbeing coaching, Nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Read more about the Chrysalis Effect programme


 

AromaReflex (Zoe Oughton)

Aromareflex combines the power of essential oils and Reflexology together you will receive a full reflexology treatment and to enhance the benefit of the treatment you will have a blend of oils chosen for just for you. It an extremely relaxing and nurturing experience.

Aromareflex uses a carefully selected range of oils that are safe to use but also extremely beneficial. You will have your blend applied throughout your treatment. You will be given your blend pot to take home so that you can maximise the benefits of your session.


 

Hot Stone Reflexology (Zoe Oughton)

Hot stone reflexology takes relaxation to another level. Hot stones have been shown to lower cortisol levels and help to support the parasympathetic nervous system to help the body reverse the stress reaction.

Hot Stone massage originated in India and China and has been around for centuries. Ancient civilizations believed that hot stones cleansed the body and relaxed the heart, grounding the soul and soothing the mind. As the name implies, the treatment involves using smooth stones which are heated and are used to massage the lower leg and to carry out the reflexology.

Hot stone reflexology can be incorporated into a reflexology treatment or are used for the whole treatment with no thumb walking at all, using large stones to warm and massage the legs and feet, and small stones to work reflex points and more specific areas. It is a blissful treatment!

This video demonstrates this lovely treatment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBNof6TIT0M&feature=youtu.be


 

Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (Gaynor Almond and Zoe Oughton)

A life changing treatment!

RLD is an award-winning reflexology technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet through a massaging technique. The aim is to cause an effect on the lymphatic system in the body. It is a unique sequence that has been researched and developed by Sally Kay BSc(Hons), whilst working in Cancer Care.

This video explains how effective it can be! https://www.facebook.com/RelaxingReflexologyCheshire/videos/531799657332047/


 

Fertility Reflexology (Gaynor Almond and Zoe Oughton)

One in three couples will experience fertility problems when trying to conceive a baby. Fertility reflexology, also know as Reproflexology, works in a number of ways to enhance your natural fertility, and is much more affordable than expensive private treatments.

Gaynor and Zoe trained in Reproflexolgy at Seren Natural Fertility, trained by the renowned reflexology fertility guru and holistic fertility expert Barbara Scott. Seren specialises in the treatment of infertility, particularly for couples undergoing assisted fertility treatments such as IUI and IVF/ICSI.

Fertility reflexology is designed to help couples who are going through fertility issues or experiencing difficulty conceiving a baby. Regular reflexology treatment can help couples who are actively trying to conceive. Reflexology is a holistic treatment that addresses the physical and mental causes of infertility, from irregular menstrual cycles and existing medical conditions to stress and emotional issues.


 

Maternity Reflexology (Gaynor Almond and Zoe Oughton)

Relaxation during pregnancy is important for mother and child. Maternity reflexology calms mum and baby, encourages communication between you, and relieves many of the common symptoms brought on by pregnancy.

The benefits of maternity reflexology are well researched. Studies show that women who have reflexology during pregnancy:

  • Have significantly less pain during labour
  • Experience shorter first stage labour
  • Sleep better post pregnancy

Regular treatments can help to manage, prevent and relieve many symptoms experienced during pregnancy, including:

  • Morning sickness
  • Constipation
  • Discomfort
  • Heartburn
  • Swollen feet and legs
  • Itching
  • Pelvic and lower back pain
  • Dizziness

Reflexology reduces your stress levels and therefore the possibility of complications during pregnancy. It’s also a great way to prepare your body for birth naturally by helping to relax the pelvic area.

Post-natal reflexology supports breast feeding, regulates hormone levels, eases backache and encourages your body to return to its pre-pregnancy state.


 

Luxury Reflexology (Zoe Oughton)

Imagine an hour of Relaxing Reflexology incorporating Hot Stone Reflexology and Aromareflex!

This is the ultimate treatment for relaxation and pampering. Just enjoy one hour of sheer bliss.

Our Reflexology Therapists

Tracey Turton

Tracey Turton BA(Hons) Psychology, MAR, CNHC

Clinical Reflexologist and Clinic Director

Tracey has practised reflexology in Warrington and Cheshire since 1995.
She originally worked in National Account Management for large companies before she discovered first-hand the benefits of reflexology.

It was when she tried the gentle, natural techniques of reflexology on her husband who was suffering from a serious back injury that she became determined to change the course of her life and career.

As a consequence of this revelation, she trained as a Clinical Reflexologist with the Centre for Advanced Reflexology in Manchester.

Today she is a full member of the Association of Reflexologists and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. She regularly attends advanced training courses. These include Advanced Reflexology Therapy (ART), Vertical Reflex Therapy, Reflexology in Pregnancy, Energy Works, and Emotional Freedom Technique. She is currently studying to be a Wellness Coach and Specialist Practitioner for clients with ME and Chronic Fatigue.

Tracey has a particular interest in anxiety and hormonal problems, in particular those associated with the menopause. She is also training to be Specialist Recovery Practitioner for clients with ME, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia.

Tracey in the media

Tracey, her work and Cheshire Natural Health have featured in many local, regional and national publications. These include the Liverpool Echo, the Warrington Guardian, Sunday Express magazine and Zest magazine. She has also been interviewed on BBC radio, Real Radio and Channel M Television.

Watch Tracey talking about the benefits of Reflexology and see a demonstration on our special video, created by Microfold.

Gaynor Almond

Gaynor Almond

Clinical Reflexologist BA (Hons), GJC, CRM5, PRM.

Trained to the highest level in reflexology CRM Level 5 Mastership, Gaynor is passionate about helping people achieve health and wellbeing through reflexology.

Having attended courses in adapting reflexology for sub-fertility and maternity, Gaynor has a particular interest in helping women on their journey to conception and throughout their pregnancy, up to and including labour.

Gaynor is also trained in Reiki level 2, and sometimes incorporates Reiki into her reflexology treatments.

Gaynor constantly updates her skills, having attended courses in Vertical Reflexology Therapy (VRT), Maternity Reflexology, Adapting Reflexology for Chronic Illness, Finger-Free Reflexology, and Reiki.

Find out more about Reflexology for Fertility

Read Gaynors blog posts:

Supporting a friend with fertility problems

Can Progesterone help prevent miscarriage:

Visit Gaynor’s personal website agaynoralmondreflexology.co.uk

Zoë Oughton

Zoë Oughton

Clinical Reflexologist MAR, FHT

I first experienced foot reflexology in 2012. When the lady treating me identified three areas of note within 15 minutes I was amazed and interested to learn more.

After my appointment, we chatted and I discovered she’d had a very similar experience during her first treatment. She was so intrigued by this she decided to re-train and become a Reflexologist. On the drive home, I thought about how beneficial and insightful my own treatment had been. There followed my own personal light bulb moment – I would investigate my newfound passion for reflexology and change career!

Prior to becoming a Reflexologist, I worked in the corporate travel industry, looking after customers and delivering the highest standards of customer service. Now, I love bringing amazing transformational experiences to my own clients through the wonders of foot reflexology. This incredible holistic treatment can help relieve a variety of health issues.

I offer : Clinical Reflexology: Maternity Reflexology: Fertility reflexology: Reflexology lymph drainage: Hot Stones reflexology: Aromaflex: Luxury Reflexology ( Hot Stones and Aromaflex in one treatment)

I am a full member of the AOR and also the FHT and have been CRB checked. I’m always looking to further my own professional development in order to offer the best possible treatments to clients.

  • Barbara Scott – Seren Natural Fertility Pt. 1, June 2018 and Part 2 January 2019
  • Sally Earlam – Hot Stone Reflexology , October 2018
  • Heidi Armstrong – Aromaflex, September 2018
  • Sally Earlam – Maternity Reflexology, May 2018
  • The Gaia School of Natural Health – Supporting the Maternity Journey, November 2017
  • Reflexology Lymph Drainage – Sally Kay, January 2017
  • Hand Reflexology – The Christie, December 2016
  • CRB Check passed, August 2016
  • Level 3 in Complementary Therapies – Reflexology (Distinction) – City and Guilds, August 2013

Visit Zoë’s website RelaxingReflexology.com

Time to try reflexology – two easy ways to book an appointment

1. Call us on 01925 730123
2. Use our 24 hour online appointment booking system.

Both are easy-to-use ways and you can specify a time and date to suit your requirements.
Easy to use and you can specify a time and date to suit your requirements, even request a particular therapist!

Reflexology prices.

Gaynor Almond/ Zoe Oughton £48
Tracey Turton (Clinic Director) £55
Fertility Reflexology Initial/ Follow up (Gaynor) £55/ £48

Our clinic is ideally located near Stockton Heath in South Warrington, Cheshire, just 1 minute from J10 on the M56 (View Map) Cheshire Natural Health’s fully trained clinical reflexology practitioner (member of Association of Reflexologists) treats clients who travel from various locations to use our services, not just the local Warrington & Cheshire areas, including Stockton Heath, Chester | Manchester | Liverpool | Wirral | Bolton | Northwich | Winsford | Stockport | Wilmslow | Hale | Altrincham | Sale | Macclesfield | Buxton | Wigan | Southport & across the Cheshire & North West region.

Advanced Reflexology Therapy (ART), Vertical Reflex Therapy, Reflexology in Pregnancy, Energy Works, Emotional Freedom Technique, Precision reflexology & vertical reflex therapy (VRT) also offered. Plus Reflexology for fertility problems.

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