About

About The Clinic

Jo and Victoria are friendly, experienced and caring therapists with your improved well being at the heart of everything they do. They provide a consistent and professional standard of care from Hove Natural Health Clinic. The clinic is calm and comfortable – perfect for relaxation.

Hove Natural Health Clinic is situated on the corner of Montefiore Road and Addison Road in Hove. It is almost directly opposite the Spire Montefiore Hospital which is signposted on the surrounding main roads. Montefiore Road is home to some well known local shops and cafes including Shoozoo, The Tile Shop, The Faraway Cafe and Harrisons Cafe.

Hove Natural Health Clinic
33 Montefiore Road
Hove, BN3 1RD

01273 251575

Jo@reflexologyinbrighton.com

Tuesday, Friday 9am – 3pm
Wednesday 8am- 3pm
Thursday 1pm -8pm
Friday 9am – 6pm
Saturday 9am -1pm

By Public Transport

The clinic is within easy walking distance, about 15 minutes, from both Hove and Brighton train stations. Alternatively, the number 7 bus runs every 8 minutes from the stations and takes 6 minutes to the clinic.

By Car

There is plenty of metered on-street parking, 9am – 8pm, available outside the clinic and the surrounding roads. It costs £1 per hour, maximum stay 4 hours.


About our Reflexologists

Jo Hull ITEC, MAR

Jo is passionate about natural health care. She’s an experienced ITEC trained Reflexologist and holds a diploma in preconceptual, pregnancy and post natal reflexology. She is also trained in Hot Stone Reflexology. She is a member of the Association of Reflexologist and recognised by most health insurers. She is also an experienced Acupuncturist.

Victoria Auton

Victoria has over 20 year’s experience in mind, massage and bodywork and has a special interest in women’s health. She is qualified to treat during pregnancy and is a skilled aromatherapist, massage therapist and hypnotherapist.

How To Book

To make an appointment please Hove Natural Health Clinic on 01273 251575. To find out more about how reflexology can help you email Jo@reflexologyinbrighton.com

Hove Natural Health Clinic
33 Montefiore Road
Hove, BN3 1RD

01273 251575

Tuesday, Friday 9am – 3pm
Wednesday 8am- 3pm
Thursday 1pm -8pm
Saturday 9am -1pm

Appointments can sometimes be made available outside of clinic hours.

Initial treatment- 1 hour £50
Follow up – 45mins £45/60mins £60
Gift Vouchers are available.

At present payment can be made by cash, cheque or when prepaying paypal or BACs. At least 24 hours notice of cancellation is required otherwise a cancellation fee is payable.

Testimonial

‘During my sessions with Jo to help with numerous aches and pains associated with stress and looking after two small children, I was impressed by the way she managed to balance professionalism with real warmth. After my treatments I felt really cared for, more relaxed and balanced, an impressive result and an experience I would really recommend to anyone feeling frazzled by life.’ Tamsin, Brighton

Jo and Victoria have helped 100’s of people in Brighton and Hove lead happier, healthier lives. To book call Hove Natural Health Clinic on 01273 251575 or for more specific enquiries, email us.


About Your Treatment

At the beginning of your treatment we spend discussing your wellbeing and any areas of concern. We create a personalised treatment plan to tailor your reflexology session to your needs. Each reflexology treatment involves precise massage on your feet, allowing you to relax completely.

We will make a general assessment of your feet, noting temperature, colouration and areas of dryness and factor this into your treatment plan.

The session begins with a quick clean of your feet (there’s no need to do this yourself) followed by gentle relaxation foot techniques to ensure your feet are ready for your treatment. Mainly using my thumbs we will precisely massage and apply pressure to areas that require stimulation or relaxation.

The treatment should never hurt and pressure can be increased or decreased according to your needs. In fact, most people describe the sensation as very pleasurable due to vastly improved circulation makes them feel like they’re ‘walking on air’.

After your treatment you should drink lots of water and stay as relaxed as possible.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a treatment?

If you’d like to book or find out more please call Hove Natural Health Clinic on 01273 251575 or send us an email.


What are your clinic hours?

Tuesday, Friday 9.30am – 6pm
Wednesday 8am –  3pm
Thursday 1pm – 8pm
Saturday 8.30am – 1pm

It is sometimes possible to arrange treatments outside of clinic hours, so please always enquire and we’ll do our best to accomdate you. A very limited number of home visit appointments are also available outside of clinic hours.


Where can I have a treatment?

Hove Natural Health Clinic
33 Montefiore Road
Hove
BN31RD


How much does treatment cost?

Firsts treatments are £55 for 1 hour. Subsequent sessionsn are £45 for 45 minutes and may include recommendations for self treatment in between sessions to help prolong the effects. 1 hour sessions are available and cost £60.


How much should I pay?

The standard rate for a follow up session is currently £45. You may be asked to pay more for an initial treatment as this takes more time than the subsequent treatments. You may also find that treatments cost less or more if the practitioner works from home or travels to you.


How to pay for treatment

Payment should be made in either cash or cheque, bacs or paypal.


How do I cancel my appointment?

Cancellations should be made at least 24 hours prior to the treatment time otherwise a cancellation fee will apply.  Please call Hove Natural Health Clinic on 01273 2515575 as soon as you know you need to cancel or reschedule.


What can Reflexology treat?

Reflexology is particularly beneficial for the relief of stress and tension. Given that an estimated 75% of all illness is related to stress the health benefits of using reflexology to combat stress are clear.


Can a Reflexologist diagnose my ailments?

A reflexologist should never diagnose symptoms as this is beyond their training. They could offer opinions but should always refer the client to medical experts where it is beyond their training.


What qualifications does Jo have?

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology (ITEC – International Examination Council). She qualified at the Wilbury School of Natural Therapy, which has been training therapists for more than 25 years. The qualification includes reflexology practise with a particular focus on anatomy, physiology and professional conduct.

Jo also holds a diploma in preconceptual, pregnancy and post natal reflexology having trained with Britain’s leading reflexologist, Louise Keet  at the London School of Reflexology.

Jo is also a qualified acupuncturist.


What does treatment involve?

Your first treatment will includes a brief health review , discussing any relevant issues in order to tailor your treatment to your exact needs.

Once this has been done it’s time to lie back under warm towels and let your feet do the talking. Reflexology should always be enjoyed in a relaxed and comfortable setting to make the most of a treatment.


What techniques does a Reflexologist use?

Precise massage and pressure techniques help to identify areas that require treatment and then stimulate or relax them as necessary.

Jo can incorporate hot stones into your treatment.


Is Reflexology safe in pregnancy?

Yes it’s totally safe and really beneficial during pregnancy, however you do need to wait until your 13th week when the placenta is fully established.

She also holds a diploma in preconceptual, pregnancy and post natal reflexology having trained with Britain’s leading reflexologist, Louise Keet  at the London School of Reflexology.


Does treatment hurt?

The treatment should never hurt and pressure can be increased or decreased according to your needs. In fact, most people describe the sensation as very pleasurable as vastly improved circulation makes them feel like they’re walking on air.


What should you do before a treatment?

It’s a good idea not to eat within an hour of starting a treatment and you shouldn’t drink alcohol either but, other than that, there is nothing else to worry about.

If at all possible you should not be wearing nail varnish and should not have washed your feet.


What happens after treatment?

Once the treatment is completed you may be given a hand chart with some recommendations of areas to work on in between sessions and some suggestions for prolonging the effects of the treatment.

After treatment you should drink lots of water and stay as relaxed as possible.


How will I feel after treatment?

Reflexology balances the body and promotes self healing. Most people feel the benefit both during and after treatment, however for more longstanding issues it may take more treatments. Reflexology promotes improvements to health by

  • Enabling you to achieve deep relaxation
    · Boosting your immune system
    · Stimulating circulation
    · Removing toxins
    · Stabilising breathing
    · Boosting energy levels
    · Inducing calm in mind and body

Many people describe the sensation as very pleasurable as vastly improved circulation makes them feel like they’re walking on air.


When is Reflexology not appropriate?

There are very few cases in which reflexology is unable to help. However, we would recommend that you consult your doctor, or email Jo, if any of the items on the following list apply to you:

  • You have circulatory problems, including any heart conditions,   varicose veins and a history of haemorrhages
    · You have an infection such as athlete’s foot
    · You have a contagious disease or conditions such as veruccas
    · You are a woman in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy
    · You suffer from epilepsy
    · You are diabetic

Reflexology may be able to alleviate pain and suffering caused by any of the above but the approval of your doctor will give you peace of mind before commencing treatment.


What is Reflexology and how does it work?

Reflexology is a gentle therapy that aims to restore balance to the body. It works by detecting and addressing (correcting) imbalances in the body using specific reflex areas on the feet or hands.

Many of your nerves end in your feet, making them one of the most sensitive areas of the body, despite the fact that we keep them covered up so much of the time.

Your body’s organs and systems are mapped on to these reflex areas and imbalances in different areas can be addressed using precise therapeutic techniques. The treatment works by relaxing or stimulating certain points, addressing specific imbalances or ailments, helping you to relax and speeding up your body’s healing process.

Reflexology is an ancient therapy believed to have been used centuries ago in places as diverse as Egypt and China. More recently, it was revived by an ear, nose and throat specialist, Dr William Fitzgerald, who discovered the anaesthetic properties of stimulating certain areas of the feet. Eunice Ingham further developed the therapy and was the first to map the body on to the feet.

It’s not just a massage and nor is it a substitute for medical treatment. It helps improve circulation and promote relaxation enabling the patient’s body to help itself.

It can be used to address specific issues or, more generally, to promote vitality.


How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments you will need depends on what you are hoping to achieve.

If you are focused on a specific health issue I would recommend that you book four treatments over a four-week period. You should experience improvements within this time (although they can sometimes be felt much sooner).

If you are having treatments to promote general relaxation or health maintenance a session once a month is optimum but you can have sessions more or less frequently.


What should I wear for Treatment?

Whatever you are comfortable in! That’s the most important thing, that you’re comfortable and relaxed. Just bear in mind that you’ll need to have your feet and ankles accessible.


What’s the history of Reflexology?

Reflexology is an ancient therapy believed to have been used centuries ago in places as diverse as Egypt and China. More recently, it was revived by an ear, nose and throat specialist, Dr William Fitzgerald, who discovered the anaesthetic properties of stimulating certain areas of the feet. Eunice Ingham further developed the therapy and was the first to map the body on to the feet.