Reflexology is an ancient therapy practised by the Egyptians and Chinese thousands of years ago.

It is based on the theory that energy pathways run throughout the body and terminate in the feet and hands. Reflex points on the feet and hands correspond to specific parts of the body. Reflexology involves the application of specific pressure, using fingers and thumbs, to reflex areas over both feet, with particular attention to any imbalances within the body.

Regular Reflexology treatments help to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium and stimulates the body’s own healing mechanism. It is an excellent way of relaxing, revitalising and helping to harmonise all the body systems.

Baby Reflex Workshops

What is Baby Reflex?

Baby Reflex is a gentle and effective method of reflexology that parents can learn to give their own babies through organised workshops.

How can I learn Baby Reflex?

Baby Reflex workshops consist of 3 one hour sessions over 3 consecutive weeks. Parents work with their own baby. Workshops take place in small groups of 4-6 parents, or on an individual basis.

PLEASE NOTE: These workshops do not qualify parents to teach these specified reflex techniques to other parents.

Baby Reflex may be given safely with baby's medicine. Techniques may be continued to late childhood.

At what age can my baby have Baby Reflex?

Your baby can start to have Baby Reflex from one month of age.

Please contact Vena to book a place on the next workshop and for dates of forthcoming workshops.

Telephone: 0117 9044689 Mobile: 07968 052835
E-mail: venalbunker@hotmail.co.uk

If you would like to arrange a course for a small group of friends and their babies at a date and venue of your choice this can also be arranged.

What is the cost of a Baby Reflex Workshop?

The cost of 3 one hour workshops is 60. The cost includes the workshops, Baby Reflex cards charting reflex points, guidelines, and diary. Telephone support is available in between each workshop. The cost of individual workshops is 90.


Shiatsu literally means 'finger pressure'. It is a form of traditional Japanese bodywork based upon the traditions of Oriental medicine (which includes Acupuncture).

The underlying philosophy is that vital energy (Ki or Qi) flows through the body along pathways called meridians which connect with the vital organs of the body physically, mentally and emotionally. If this vital energy is not flowing freely, then signs or symptoms may emerge (eg stress, anxiety, fatigue, just not feeling quite right). Shiatsu aims to rebalance the flow of energy through non invasive and intuitive touch

Shiatsu offers a deeply relaxing experience, while being subtly dynamic in effect. Working with the integrated physical, mental and emotional elements of each individual, Shiatsu aims to promote a sense of inner harmony, wellbeing and the release of the individual's own self healing potential.

A variety of techniques may be used in Shiatsu to improve energy flow. These include gentle holding, gentle pressing of specific points across the body; pressing with palms, and where appropriate, more dynamic rotations and stretches.

You remain fully clothed during a Shiatsu treatment - comfortable, loose clothing (tracksuit bottoms and sweatshirt are ideal, and socks)- and no oils are used. Shiatsu treatments are normally carried out on the floor on a futon, but a chair or massage table can be used if necessary.

Japanese Face Massage – Tsuboki

Japanese Face Massage – Tsuboki - uses Anma and Acupressure techniques and works on the deep and superficial muscles of the face, helping to reduce the development of wrinkles and improve the appearance of the skin and to encourage the elimination of metabolic waste products. It is often described as a natural face lift.

The stimulation of acupressure points and meridians on the face will also help to restore a sense of balance to the whole body and to leave you feeling incredibly relaxed and revitalised.

Reflexology, Shiatsu, Japanese Face Massage (Tsuboki) in Bristol

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