This Edinburgh reflexology service has now ceased operation.

Sheena Holden thanks all her clients over twenty-one successful years. She has now retired from this practice. This web page will remain for a short while to serve as an ongoing reference.

What is reflexology?

Reflexology is a complementary, holistic therapy consisting of a precise type of massage to the feet or hands.  Every area of the human body has a corresponding “reflex area” in the feet and hands, connected by energy lines, and the therapist will interpret different sensations felt to address any imbalances.

Reflexology is the modern name for an ancient therapy first practised by the Chinese around 3000 BC. It was also practised by the Egyptians around 2300 BC (as shown by a tomb drawing) and the Japanese, as well as some Amerindian tribes.

How can it help me ?
  • Reflexology can be used to assist relaxation, promote feelings of well-being, increase energy and stimulate the body to heal itself.
  • Reflexology can safely be used alongside medical treatment and medication in most conditions and is becoming more widely recognised in medical circles.
  • A study in 1998 by the British Reflexology Association showed that 74% of people treated  demonstrated an improvement in symptoms - they had a wide range of health issues but the most dramatic improvement was shown in people who had stress-related issues.
  • In 2003  the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) produced guidelines, in which reflexology was approved for symptom control in patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Current research into its effectiveness is taking place throughout the world - see
       Reflexology Research
About Sheena

Sheena Holden qualified in reflexology in 1997 with the Bayly School, which is the oldest established school in the country and is the official teaching body of the British Reflexology Association.  As well as being a Registered Reflexologist, Sheena subsequently trained in Vertical Reflex Therapy and Synergistic Reflexology. In 2013 she successfully completed the course "Reflexology for Pregnancy and Birth", approved by the Association of Reflexologists.

A former District Nursing Sister, Sheena had also trained in Counselling Skills (COSCA).  From 1999 to 2007 she ran a highly successful NHS clinic using reflexology in South-East Edinburgh.

Sheena retired from her reflexology practice in August 2018.