The Healing Edge


Helping you to focus on your well-being, bring balance to your whole self with bespoke treatments aligned to meet your specific needs.

Welcome to The Healing Edge

Welcome to The Healing Edge, Complementary Therapies.

We all want to feel better about ourselves and with our busy lives, it’s more important to look after our health and wellbeing.

I look forward to seeing you soon and helping you with your health and wellness.

Sarah Mitten

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology has been practised in various forms, dating as far back to around 2,500 BC where Egyptian Papyrus documents illustrate treatments on the feet and hands and showing the body as an integrated system. Early versions of Reflexology were also found in China and India.

Reflexology is a non-invasive Complementary Therapy on either the feet or hands, where it follows the principle that the body is mapped on the feet and hands. By stimulating, soothing or holding these specific points (called reflexes), it brings calm to the person and promotes wellbeing during and after the treatment.

Whilst Reflexologists don’t claim to cure or diagnose medical conditions, it works alongside conventional health care. Experience shows that the treatment may support in bringing the body back to its own natural balance physically and emotionally, even if you don’t have any medical conditions.

The Benefits of Reflexology

Reflexology may help with a variety of conditions, including:

  • Stress and anxiety related conditions (e.g., insomnia, headaches, migraines)
  • Hormonal imbalances (e.g., PCOS, Endometriosis, Thyroid issues)
  • Digestive issues like IBS
  • Fertility issues
  • Women’s Health: PCOS, Endometriosis, Menstrual problems, Peri-Menopause, Menopause
  • Muscular worries e.g. back and joint pain.

Benefits can include:

  • Reduced stress and anxiety, better mood
  • Balanced emotions
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased energy levels
  • Supports the immune system
  • Hormonal balancing (including helping with women’s health)

You can have a one-off treatment, although it is recommended to have a course of treatments to feel the full benefit.

Reflexology is for all ages, from baby to adult. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please contact me if you would like any more information:

Treatments Offered

Foot Reflexology: with tailored treatment plans, this is the most requested form of Reflexology.

Hand Reflexology: just as beneficial as Foot Reflexology, this could be suited for you if you have foot infections or mobility issues.

Reflexology for Palliative care: by adapting treatment styles to suit the client, it can help emotionally and physically whilst you’re having conventional medical treatment.

Reflexology for Fertility, Pregnancy and Maternity: approximately one in six couples experience fertility problems while trying to conceive, even a healthy couple will take, on average, between 12-18 months of ‘trying’ before they conceive. It’s a very emotional time for both parents. Research shows that Reflexology can help with fertility in balancing the hormones in conjunction with medical procedures such as IVF. You can also have Reflexology whilst pregnant as it can help with any discomfort from pregnancy and can promote a more comfortable birth. Postnatal Reflexology treatments can help support with any physical or emotional concerns.

NEPIP (Neuro-Endo-Psycho-Immuno-Pody): this focuses exclusively on treating stress and anxiety by supporting the flow of communication between the mind, immune, endocrine, and nervous systems (which are linked to stress). This treatment is perfect if you constantly feel weighed down.

My Locations

Sequoia Spa at The Grove Hotel, Watford, Hertfordshire: 80 minutes Reflexology (foot or hand) (including luxury foot ritual and consultation).

Tuesdays (10:00am-4:30pm) and on request.

Please visit their website to book and for prices.

The Studio Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire: 1 hour Reflexology.

The first treatment will be 1 hour 15 minutes to include consultation.

Thursdays (9:30am-4:30pm) and on request.

Please contact me to book and for more information

Payment and Cancellation Policy

By booking an appointment, you are agreeing to my Cancellation Policy.

To secure your appointment, I will require full payment upfront. Please contact me for payment details.

I understand that your plans may change, please give me at least 48 hours’ notice if you’re unable to make your appointment, I will be able to move the appointment at no extra cost.

If you need to cancel or re-arrange with less than 48 hours’ notice, your payment will not be refundable.

If you are feeling unwell on the day of your appointment, please contact me.

I really appreciate your courtesy and understanding with this.

Please see cancellation policies for the other locations on their respective websites.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect in the treatment(s)?

In your first treatment, a short confidential questionnaire will need to be completed. This will include your medical history, current medications, and overall lifestyle. We will talk about what you would like to achieve from your treatment, whether it’s to destress or help with any specific health and / or emotional concerns. This will enable me to provide a tailored Reflexology treatment plan for you.

You will then have your treatment, in a comfortable reclined position with pillows and blankets to keep you cosy throughout. You will be fully clothed in the treatment, apart from having your feet and ankles uncovered for the Foot Reflexology or hands and up to the elbows uncovered for the Hand Reflexology.

Using a sumptuous balm on your hands or feet, pressure with thumbs, fingers or knuckles, will be applied whilst an assessment is made before, during and after to see if there are any possible imbalances in your body and body systems. Once we go through any imbalances you may have, I will be able to tailor your next treatments, discuss aftercare and wellbeing tips to help give you a holistic view of yourself.

What do I need to do before having my treatment?

You don’t have to do a lot!

Hygiene and cleanliness are priority for me and you. Although it’s best to have clean, freshly washed feet if possible before having the treatment, I will clean and refresh the feet at the start of the treatment.

Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your appointment time, avoid drinking alcohol before your treatment (and afterwards, if possible) and drink plenty of water afterwards. If you’re running late for your treatment, your time may be shortened.

How am I meant to feel during and after having Reflexology?

You may feel that some areas are sensitive, tender, or achy. It is not meant to hurt or be painful during the treatment. This could mean there are some imbalances in that corresponding organ, or in the body systems.

For those who are ticklish on their feet, don’t worry! The techniques that are used in the treatment don’t tickle and pressure is adapted to suit each client.

Afterwards, you may feel very calm, tired, or you may have a burst of energy. Everyone feels different as the treatment may encourage the body's own healing process.

Full aftercare will be given at the end of the treatment as well as personalised homecare for you until your next treatment.

Are there any limitations to having Reflexology?

Reflexology is a safe treatment to receive, there are a few conditions where it wouldn’t be suitable including:

  • Cellulitis (painful inflammation of the skin; depending on the area of the condition).
  • Very contagious or notifiable disease (e.g. shingles, measles).
  • Imminent Medical Tests (particularly if the test is hormone related).
  • Unstable heart conditions.
  • Phlebitis (inflammation of a vein; depending on the area of the condition).
  • Thrombosis / DVT.
  • A history of pregnancy loss.

There are certain conditions that may need to be discussed before you book an appointment, such as: other skin disorders (e.g., athletes’ foot, psoriasis, verrucae, eczema, dermatitis), diabetes, epilepsy, varicose veins, minor or major surgery (within the last 18 months), recent fractures, sprains, strains (including arthritis, osteoporosis), hernia, allergies, sunburn, scar tissue, oedema, abrasions, foot pain, bruising or inflammation.

Additionally, reflexology should be avoided if you have any recent foot injuries. If you are concerned about whether you can have a treatment, please contact me to discuss.

If you have any concerns before you have the treatment, please consult your GP first and you can contact me for any questions.

How many treatments will I need?

The frequency and number of treatments you’ll need will be determined after your first treatment, depending on your main concern. Treatments on a weekly basis are more beneficial for an intensive course and then reduced to once a month. During our consultation we can discuss your tailor-made plan and duration to see what’s best for you.

COVID Guidelines

Whilst there are currently no Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in the UK, please read some points below for reassurance:

  • Clients can wear a face mask if they prefer, please let me know if you would like me to wear a mask.
  • Hand sanitiser will be provided.
  • Appointments are spaced out where possible to allow for clearing the air, cleaning of the room and soft coverings being refreshed after each client.

About Me

Working on your physical and emotional wellbeing through having Foot or Hand Reflexology and whether you’re looking for some time away for yourself to relax and unwind or to help with a concern (e.g. insomnia, headaches, migraines, back and joint pain, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, fertility issues, Menopause), I provide bespoke clinical Reflexology in the Middlesex and Hertfordshire areas, offering Foot and Hand Reflexology (with tailored treatment plans), Reflexology for Palliative care, Reflexology for Fertility, Pregnancy and Maternity and an exclusive advanced Reflexology treatment ‘NEPIP’ (Neuro-Endo-Psycho-Immuno-Pody) which is effective in helping people suffering from stress and anxiety.

I qualified at Champneys International College of Health and Beauty, obtaining qualifications in CIBTAC and CIDESCO. I trained in Reiki, Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Head Massage, and a range of other complimentary therapies including Ayurvedic-influence treatments and Hot Stone Massage.

I keep my skills and knowledge updated with CPD courses and I am a member of the Association of Reflexologists.

My Qualifications include:
  • Centralia - Agored Cymru L5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology
  • CIBTAC (Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology)
  • CIDESCO (Comite International D'esthetiques et de Cosmetology)
  • Champneys International College of Health and Beauty Diploma in Aromatherapy
  • Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki First Degree
  • Champneys International College of Health and Beauty Diploma in Indian Head Massage
Professional Organisation memberships

AOR (Association of Reflexologists)

I am fully insured in providing Reflexology treatments

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