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Alternative therapies

Regain your health - and stay well - with the help of these highly effective healing therapies.

What are alternative therapies?

Therapies like acupuncture, reflexology or Reiki are holistic approaches. They work on the whole system - mind and body - by releasing, amplifying and supporting our natural healing mechanisms. Although distinct from the purely pharmaceutical or surgical treatments that define mainstream medicine, they are nonetheless increasingly being accepted and integrated into the delivery of NHS healthcare as respected and meaningful disciplines in their own right.

My range of therapies can be used to ameliorate a variety of health needs and conditions, many of them the outcome of the pressures and stresses of modern life. These can include insomnia, lack of energy, anxiety, back and joint pain, digestive conditions and addiction to food or cigarettes. They can also help with many of the issues that surround conception, pregnancy and the post-natal period.

Find out more about these therapies using the links below and I will be happy to help you decide on the right one for you.

Foot Reflexology

Reflexology has been a highly effective healing system for thousands of years. However, since the beginning of the twentieth century our understanding and practice has been significantly enriched by the volumes of research and development that have led to the methodologies we use today.

Facial Reflexology

This unique type of reflexology works on the same principle as classic foot reflexology but the techniques that make this such a powerful healing process also deliver an immediate beautifying effect. Facial Reflexology is actually two treatments in one.

Micro-system Acupuncture

This relatively recent approach to treatment has been developed from traditional Chinese medicine and Western clinical experience and is based on the bio-holographic theory that the entire system is represented on smaller parts of the body (microsystems).

Hopi Ear Candles

Ear candling uses sound frequency vibration to balance pressure in the head, to remove crystallised wax from the inner ear and to drain mucus from the sinuses. It is the sound of the flame that vibrates the small bones of the inner ear creating a massaging effect.

Pre-Conception, Pregnancy and Post-natal Reflexology

Pregnancy is an important and significant event in any woman’s life and Foot Reflexology can provide you with support at every stage from pre-conception to post-natal support. The only exception is during the first trimester when treatment is not recommended.


Reiki is a gentle but powerful method of healing. A respected Japanese technique, it channels life energy through the practitioner to target the root of the problem as well as the symptoms. Reiki is not a religious practice; it is a wonderful method for supporting natural health for everyone.

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Who is Karen Ryx?

Karen is an integrated health practitioner with over 20 years of practical experience. She is trained in foot reflexology, facial reflexology, crystal healing, Qi Face and Shoulders Rejuvenating Massage, micro-system acupuncture, NADA protocol, facial enhancement acupuncture and ear-candling. Karen is a Reiki Master and Teacher in the Reiki Usui Method. She is a full member of the Association of Reflexologists.

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Karen’s work should not be used in place of conventional medical care and you are advised not to discontinue any medical treatment you may be receiving. Her treatments are intended to be in harmony with any other healing work that you undertake, including traditional medicine. Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.