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With all the therapies Kate Hamilton practises, her aim is for clients to leave her feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and experience a lasting state of wellbeing. Kate is passionate about helping people to feel better physically, mentally and emotionally and has created a beautiful, welcoming space in which to meet each client's needs.
Kate's background - in newspaper production - is a world away from the holistic healthcare she now practises, but it was the pressure of dealing with tight deadlines and exacting standards that led her to reflexology to seek relief for anxiety, insomnia and chronic shoulder pain. She was so taken by the therapy and so impressed with the results that she decided to change career and in 2003 trained as a reflexologist at the London School of Reflexology.
This deeply relaxing therapy involves stimulation of specific points and areas of the feet using thumb pressure and massage to induce a deep state of relaxation and rebalance the body physically, mentally and emotionally.
After a treatment, clients describe feeling much more relaxed, re-energised, more focused and clear thinking. Kate has found it particularly beneficial for those suffering from stress, tension and pain or stress-related conditions including headaches and migraine, sub-fertility issues, sleep disorders, back pain and hormonal imbalances. It is effective in relaxing those about to have surgery and encourage the body's natural healing after surgery. It is also especially helpful for expectant and new mothers – associated conditions that may be helped include heartburn, backache, nausea, oedema, overdue birth, stimulation of contractions and post-natal depression. Treatments can be given from the 14th week of pregnancy. Kate has worked with a number of maternity clients and in October 2011 and August 2014 gave reflexology during labour at home water births, in which no pain relief was used.
In 2014 Kate completed a three-year diploma in Shiatsu, a powerful hands-on form of Japanese bodywork that incorporates aspects of acupuncture, physiotherapy, yoga and deep-tissue massage and she has added some of the techniques into her reflexology sessions. She is also trained in Indian Head massage and Ear Candling.