Holistic Centre for Body, Mind & Spirit


A unique hand and foot care treatment to help restore health, vitality and balance to the body by using a combination of shiatsu and reflexology stimulation techniques on the reflex points found on hands and feet, including fingers and toes. With the body system precisely mapped out and expressed on both hands and feet and each reflex point corresponding to a particular gland, organ or body part, the health of an individual can be easily accessed and understood. Problems are often detected in the earliest stages and hidden causes, previously unnoticed, can be discovered via this treatment.

A deeply relaxing, reassuring and nurturing experience is provided as the treatment enables endorphins to be released. Stress is reduced, aches and pains soothed, immune system functioning improved, blood and lymphatic circulation enhanced and digestive problems calmed. In addition the body is more able to release stored toxins and wastes.

Can be combined with a full scalp, neck and shoulder massage and tension release treatment.

Anam Cara’s practitioner says, “My journey into holistic therapies started in 1999. I studied Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Swedish Massage, Indian Head Massage, Reiki and Hopi Ear Candles. This led to Advanced Aromatherapy and Advanced Reflexology qualifications. My aromatherapy tutor then introduced me to Shiatsu. I studied Complementary Therapies at Derby University and obtained a B.A.(Hons) Degree in Shiatsu. Nowadays this enables me to tailor treatments to the client’s needs, as often they require more than one therapy and I can fine tune various combination treatments.

“My experience at Anam Cara is that it is client centred, client focused and client led. The holistic ethos supports the client’s personal quest towards health and well-being by creating a therapeutic environment to help clients physically, emotionally and psychologically. And it isn’t just about caring and supporting the client, the emphasis is placed on the client and the practitioner feeling nurtured and protected whilst at Anam Cara.

“In my experience, the essence is to provide a peaceful and relaxing environment. I pride myself in being part of the team and showing a personal interest, compassion and empathy in the client’s issues. I feel Anam Cara truly supports me in this role by creating a safe environment for me to practise in. All the therapies and treatments under the Anam Cara umbrella complement each other, and their aim is to guide and support clients. From talking therapies, bodywork, herbs and so on clients will often come to supplement traditional medicine or come to us when all else has failed.

“All at Anam Cara share a common belief and philosophy that the mind, body and spirit should be treated in a holistic manner, and that we are here to increase the client’s self-awareness and to help them understand how they think and feel.”