A Moment to Pause

Welcome to Galvinology. Your local reflexologist, based in Sturminster Newton and Shillingstone, North Dorset. Bringing to you an holistic approach to your health and wellbeing needs by providing you with a safe and calm space to help you relax and unwind.

Welcome to Galvinology

My name is Anna-Maria Galvin- Majzoub and I am a Fully Insured, Level 3 (Distinction) ITEC Qualified Reflexologist living in Stalbridge, North Dorset. I work from beautiful and calming spaces in Sturminster Newton and Shillingstone, North Dorset. Both locations have parking facilities and are within easy access from across Dorset, South Somerset and Wiltshire.

Whether you are looking for support with an existing health condition, want to reduce your day-to-day stress levels or would just like a little "me" time, my aim is to get you feeling happier, healthier and energised with specially-tailored reflexology treatments.


I am also a full member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).

To read more about how I became a reflexologist, click here.

My story

On my honeymoon on the beautiful island of Pangkor Laut in Malaysia 2019, my husband and I found ourselves inside the Spa Village for the day. Enchanted by the tranquility and beautiful scenery that surrounded us, how could we not to book ourselves in for a treatment? I was soon captivated by the age old rituals performed, a combination of Malay, Indian and Chinese methods. We both came away with such a sense of calmness and peacefulness.

I turned to my husband that evening and told him I was going to be a Reflexologist. The thought of being able to share the essence of calmness and to encourage peace in ones life just wouldn't leave me. You see, my love for Complementary Health and the Human Body was always there but life took many different twists and turns. This time was different, my children had now grown up and left home. It was now 'my' time. Fast forward two years and three lockdowns, I gained my ITEC Distinction Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology with Teresa Rich at ReflexologyUK in 2021.

So here is a very warm welcome to Galvinology.

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a natural therapy founded on the belief that your feet, face and hands are a reflection of the systems in your body - where specific areas correspond to organs, glands and structure. By applying gentle pressure to areas of the feet, face or hands: reflexology can help the body restore its own healthy balance. Evidence has been found that foot and hand therapy was being practised in China and Egypt more than four thousand years ago.


Reflexology aims to treat the individual as a whole, creating a state of harmony in both body and mind. It has the benefit of also being a deeply relaxing therapy, and during periods of relaxation the body takes the opportunity to heal, restore and energise itself.


Reflexology is suitable for all ages, from baby to adult, and can be especially helpful for long-term and recurring conditions. Reflexology does not diagnose and does not cure though; as a complementary therapy it should not be considered an alternative to conventional medicine.

The Benefits of Reflexology

Balance

Reflexology is a natural way to help restore balance in your body and mind. It is a deeply relaxing treatment that can help you cope with the demands and challenges that todays world can put upon us.

Relaxation

Reflexology can induce a deep state of relaxation, which improves the effectiveness of the treatment. Relaxing helps relieve tension and aids circulation, increasing the flow of nutrients, oxygen and energy to all parts of the body, and helping with the removal of toxins.

Health

While it is not a cure, Reflexology can be particularly helpful in managing many health conditions, especially constant or recurring ones that we might have come to accept over time as being a normal part of life.

Other benefits of Reflexology can include:

• Improving mood

• Aiding sleep

• Relieving tension

• Reducing anxiety and stress

Having a reflexology treatment will provide you with a safe space to relax and unwind. It gives you that quiet time that we all deserve. Contact me today or book an appointment!

Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD)

Reflexology Lymph Drainage is an award-winning reflexology technique that focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes. It’s a gentle, non invasive and calming technique that is carried out on your feet or on your hands. It is a unique sequence that has been researched and developed by Sally Kay BSc (Hons), whilst working in Cancer Care to help relieve the symptoms of lymphoedema secondary to breast cancer. To learn more about Sally Kay and her wonderful work, please click here.

As time has gone on, it has been discovered that this technique is just not limited to those who have had breast cancer related lymphoedema but it has also been found to be extremely beneficial to clients with primary lymphoedema and secondary lymphoedema through other causes. Studies have shown that with repeated treatments of Reflexology Lymph Drainage, the fluid build-up doesn’t return to the maximum level experienced by the client.


RLD is based on the same principles as Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). As MLD is used for conditions other than lymphoedema, similarly, RLD can be used to relieve symptoms of inflammatory and autoimmune conditions such as:

Arthritis

Chronic Fatigue

Sinus Problems

Asthma

CFS/M.E

Migraines

Headaches

Muscular Tension

Aches and Pains

Premenstrual Tension

Fibromyalgia

Eczema

Questions & Answers

Why do I need an initial consultation?

The initial consultation helps me to personalise your reflexology treatment plan and establish your wellbeing goals. When you book in for your first treatment, I will send you a simple health questionnaire. In some circumstances, GP permission maybe required before we book you in for your first treatment. When you arrive for your first appointment we will go through some questions on your health and lifestyle. This helps me adapt my routine to meet your health and wellbeing needs ensuring you to get the most out of your treatment. If you would prefer to have a chat with me to see how reflexology can help you, please feel free to book in for a 15 minute video call or telephone call. This service can be booked here:

How many treatments will I need?

Everyone is different and the response to reflexology can be immediate or sometimes can take longer than one appointment. Most of my clients find that a course of 4-6 treatments are extremely beneficial particularly if you are new to reflexology, have a specific health issue or have a long term health condition. Following your initial consultation and your first treatment with me, I will suggest the number of reflexology sessions I think we should undertake.

Can you diagnose my health problems?

Reflexologists cannot claim to diagnose or cure. Sometimes Reflexology will highlight a specific area which is struggling or working hard to maintain your wellbeing; if a particular reflex point shows this kind of reaction I'll discuss it with you at the end of your treatment.

What treatments do you offer and how much are they?
  • 30 minute Reflexology Taster Appointment- £20
  • 60 minute Foot Reflexology Appointment- £40
  • 60 minute Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD) Appointment -£40
  • 60 minute Hot Stone Reflexology Appointment- £45
  • 60 minute Hand Reflexology Appointment - £40
  • 60 minute Thai Foot Massage with Reflexology Appointment- £40
  • 60 minute Facial Reflexology Appointment - £40
  • Block bookings of 4 x 60 minute Reflexology Appointments (-5% discount) - £152
  • Block bookings of 6 x 60 minute Reflexology Appointments(-10% discount) - £216


Do you sell treatment vouchers?

Yes, indeed we do. If you are looking for a gift for a loved one or someone special to show them how much you care, a Galvinology treatment voucher is a thoughtful and alternative gift that you know would be very well received. A reflexology treatment voucher is ideal for family and friends that you know are in need of a little 'me-time'. The Stables Clinic in Shillingstone provides the perfect environment for them to put their feet up, relax and enjoy the calming benefits of reflexology.


Buying a treatment voucher is quick and simple. They can be purchased at a monetary value of your choice by contacting me here. They can be collected in person from Stalbridge or Shillingstone. I am also happy to deliver locally within a 10 mile radius of Stalbridge.


*All treatment vouchers come with an expiry date within 6 months of purchase.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Whilst I fully appreciate that life can get a little hectic and we all get bumps and knocks along the way. I ask that you please give me as much notice as possible if you wish to change or postpone your appointment. I request at least 48 hours notice. This is so I can potentially offer your treatment time to another client that I have on my cancellation list.


Non-emergency cancellations made within 24 hours of your agreed appointment time will be charged 50% of the treatment fee.

Failure to show to your appointment time, where no contact has been made, you will be invoiced 100% of the treatment fee.


If you are feeling unwell, been asked to self-isolate or you have been in contact with somebody who has a contagious illness: I will ask you to kindly postpone your treatment. In this case you will not be charged.


Get in touch

I work from beautiful and calming spaces in Shillingstone and Sturminster Newton, North Dorset. Within easy access from across Dorset, South Somerset and Wiltshire.


To find out more or to enquire about bookings, call me on 07587964430 or book an appointment directly. You can also get in touch with me directly, using my secure and confidential online contact form or by emailing me.


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