Hi, my name is Rachel Jones
I studied at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh for 4 years to qualify with a 1st class honours degree in Podiatric medicine. My first job was working at UWIC in Cardiff as a clinical podiatrist and researcher looking at the effectiveness of various therapies used in Podiatry. I then travelled to India to work as a podiatrist as part of a multidisciplinary team working with leprosy Patients and their carers in Calcutta for 12 months. On arriving back in the UK I trained to be a Podiatry Teacher at the London Foot Hospital before setting up a private podiatry practice in a Physiotherapy Centre in Leamington Spa. I married a Welsh man and hence moved back to Wales to raise my family of 3 beautiful boys in Aberthin just outside Cowbridge. More recently and through many years of working with feet and conversations with my clients in and around Cowbridge, I decided that I wanted to provide a more holistic therapy -
1st Class Honours degree in PodIatry
Level 5 in reflexology
Fully insured both as a Podiatrist and Reflexologist
Full member of Professional Reflexology
Registered with the Health Professions Council
As a Podiatrist I am able to diagnose, assess, evaluate and treat foot and lower limb conditions for a wide variety of patients.
General foot conditions – toenail cutting and corn/callous removal
Biomechanical conditions – Sports injuries and orthotic therapy
High Risk foot management – diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Nail surgery – ingrowing toenails
This includes preventative, palliative and corrective care in order to maintain tissue viability and improve and maintain foot health and improve mobility.
Reflexology is a holistic treatment which works on the principle that both the physical and emotional body are reflected on the feet. As a reflexologist and Podiatrist I endeavour to reach the cause of a problem, be it physical or emotional, rather than just treat the presenting symptoms of a condition.
Reflexology involves applying specific techniques using thumbs and fingers, to areas of imbalance to help stimulate the body’s own healing response and bring it back to a state of balance. This is done by stimulating the central nervous system by sending signals up the spine to the brain, and activating the healing process. By allowing our body to achieve it’s natural balance we help our bodies to fight off illness and maximize well being.
With life’s ever increasing levels of stress, it is so important for us to take more responsibility for our own health care needs. Receiving regular reflexology treatments may be one of the ways in which we can achieve this.
Reflexology however, is not a substitute for conventional medicine but complements it perfectly. It is a non-