Welcome to Become Calm Reflexology in Ashford, Kent. Providing Reflexology, Facial Reflexology & Indian Head Massage treatments for health, relaxation and wellbeing.
Sam Hayden is a fully qualified and insured Reflexologist based in Ashford, Kent. Sam trained with Wye Reflexology Academy on the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology, which is the highest accredited reflexology qualification in the UK. Sam is also a qualified practitioner of Bergman Method Facial Reflexology & Menopause: Facial, Hand & Foot reflexology and Indian Head Massage, as well as a full member of the Association of Reflexologists.
Working from a treatment room at Touch2Heal at Evegate Business Park, Retail & Artisan Village, Smeeth. Reflexology, Facial Reflexology and Indian Head Massage & combination treatments are provided in a relaxing and calm environment - take a look at the online bookings page to see treatment options available.
Whether you are looking for support with an existing health condition, want to reduce your day-to-day stress levels and Become Calm or would just like a little "me" time, Sam aims to get you feeling happier, healthier and energised with specially-tailored reflexology treatments.
Predominately working in female health and wellbeing supporting women through their fertility, pregnancy, post-natal, motherhood and menopause journeys, with a particular interest in relieving anxiety and stress in adults and children.
"I discovered reflexology myself when I was having difficulty conceiving my second child. I was working in a stressful corporate environment for many years and hadn't realised how chronic stress was affecting me generally, but also my ability to conceive and hold onto a pregnancy.
I found reflexology to be such a supportive and relaxing treatment, which helped to reduce my stress and anxiety, rebalance my hormone levels, improve my sleep and helped me to identify and make positive changes in my life.
Following a miscarriage and months of trying to conceive again, I took a career break to prioritise growing our family, and to remove the stress from my life. Through my regular reflexology treatments, I had already improved my lifestyle and diet, as recommended by my reflexologist, and was in a much better place physically and emotionally. As a result, I fell pregnant the month after I stopped working, just when I thought it would never happen! Reflexology supported me throughout my pregnancy and beyond (I still have regular treatments!).
This experience inspired me to train in reflexology and share this wonderful treatment with others, and is why I focus my treatments on supporting women through their various life-stage journeys, and have a special interest in helping others to reduce stress and anxiety in their lives."
I work from a treatment room at Touch2Heal at
Evegate Business Park, Retail & Artisan Village, Smeeth.
There is ample free parking available and my treatment room is based on the ground floor so is easily accessible.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss how reflexology may help you. You can contact me via email or phone or via the enquiry form.
Tel: 07834 837 647
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Everyone is different and the response to reflexology can be immediate but more frequently benefits are seen after 4-6 sessions. Regular weekly treatments are recommended for the body to properly begin the self-healing process, working towards reducing the treatments down to a monthly maintenance treatment. Following an initial consultation I will suggest the number of reflexology sessions I think we should undertake. My aim is to work with you to improve your health and wellbeing and then to maintain improvements.
Terms of Booking:
No, Reflexologists do not diagnose or cure. We work holistically, treating the whole person, not the condition. During a treatment we can feel reflexes that feel out of balance or are working hard, or lack energy. Sometimes reflexology will highlight a specific area which is struggling or working hard to maintain your wellbeing. Reflexology is a sensitive therapy that can pick up current and past issues, which may relate to a physical or emotional imbalance in the body. I will discuss any findings with you at the end of your treatment.
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION - GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
GDPR (implemented by DPA2018 in the UK) brought in new legal protection for personal information from May 2018. This tells you what personal information I hold and why, and what your rights are.
Data Controller Contact Details: Samantha Hayden, 07834 837647
The Purpose of processing Client Data
In order to give professional reflexology treatments, I will need to gather and retain potentially sensitive information about your health. I will only use this information for informing reflexology treatments and associated recommendations concerning aspects of health and wellbeing which I will offer to you.
Lawful Basis for holding and using Client Information
As a full member of the Association of Reflexologists, I abide by the AoR Code of Practice and Ethics. The lawful basis under which I hold and use your information is my legitimate interests i.e. my requirement to retain the information in order to provide you with the best possible treatment options and advice. As I hold special category data (i.e. health related information), the Additional Condition under which I hold and use this information is:
for me to fulfil my role as a health care practitioner bound under the AoR Confidentiality as defined in the AoR Code of Practice and Ethics.
What information I hold and what I do with it
In order to give professional reflexology treatments, I will need to ask for and keep information about your health. I will only use this for informing reflexology treatments and any advice I give as a result of your treatment. The information to be held is:
I will NOT share your information with anyone else (other than within my own practice, or as required for legal process) without explaining why it is necessary, and getting your explicit consent.
How Long I Retain Your Information for
I will keep your information for the following
Your data will not be transferred outside the EU without your consent.
Protecting Your Personal Data
I am committed to ensuring that your personal data is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place appropriate technical, physical and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect from you.
I will contact you using the contact preferences you give me in relation to:
GDPR gives you the following rights:
Full details of your rights can be found at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please use the contact details given above.
If you are dissatisfied with the response you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office; their contact details are at: www.ico.org.uk
Reflexology is performed entirely on the feet, ankles, hands, or face so the most you’ll have to do is take off your socks and roll up your trousers! During the treatment the client lies on their back on a massage table, supported by pillows.
And don’t worry - reflexology doesn't tickle! Many clients come to me with ticklish feet or worried about their feet being touched, but find they can relax and enjoy the benefits of reflexology.
You might find some areas feel sensitive to the touch, but reflexology does not involve extreme pressure in the way something like a sports massage might. As a therapist I will be aware of the status of your feet, noticing how they feel, the temperature and colour. All these things play a part in understanding which areas of your body require a bit more care and attention.
Not necessarily, but after an initial course of treatment many people choose to check in monthly for a top-up, to help maintain their general well-being, or as a scheduled 'de-stress'. Other clients will get back in touch if they start feeling aches and pains, arranging treatments as and when they need them.