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Firstly a warm welcome to my website! My desire to help others has led to a career in complementary medicine and alternative therapy. I am a fully qualified reflexologist and reiki healer. I belong to the the Association of Reflexologists and I am fully licensed with Essex Trading Standards. I also have the necessary public and professional liability insurance  The services that I currently provide are: foot and facial reflexology, reflexology to support pregnancy, reflexology to enhance fertility naturally, Zone Face Lift, facial cupping, Indian Head Massage and Reiki. I work from home, which is Brentwood, and I am mobile, visiting Brentwood and the surrounding areas. 

To book or enquire please call or text 07769753515


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We all need a certain amount of stress to carry out our daily functions. However, if stress becomes excessive and protracted, mental and physical illness could develop. Stress can also have psychological effects like anxiety and depression. Research has shown that prolonged episodes of stress can have physical effects on the body such as heart disease, pain, headaches, reduced immunity and gastrointestinal problems. Have you ever noticed for example that when you are tired and stressed that you suffer with indigestion?  Long-term stress may also produce pain in movement, typically in the shoulders, neck or lower back and frequently mental illness such as insomnia.

I thought it valuable to emphasise how stress affects the body because therapies such as reflexology and reiki can relax the body, promoting a sense of wellbeing and subsequently helping to relieve symptoms of stress. For this reason during your consultation you are asked how stress manifests in your body.

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Reflexology is the massage technique of applying gentle pressure using the fingers and thumbs to the reflexes in the feet, hands or face to restore inner balance and wellbeing and promote the body’s self-healing properties. Reflexologists believe that the reflexes correspond to the various parts, organs and systems in the body. 

Reflexology helps to relax the body, release tension, restore harmony and promote wellbeing. Wellbeing is important as it affects all aspects of life, notably improved sleep and mood. As I help you on your journey to better physical, mental and emotional health, and promote a greater sense of wellbeing this could also enable you to cope better with everyday stresses.  The body has remarkable restorative abilities and coupled with a positive outlook reflexology may help to boost the immune system to help restore health.

Reflexology can work well alongside orthodox medical care particularly with problems that affect the whole body. 

To enjoy the full benefits of reflexology a course of approximately 6 treatments is advised but single treatments are available.

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Reflexology to support pregnancy aims to maximise the physical and emotional health of the pregnant woman. For the majority of women it is a time of joy and excitement but there will undoubtedly be times of uncertainty and anxiety.

Reflexology during pregnancy will allow you time away from your busy life to focus purely on yourself and your growing baby. I will provide a safe place for you to share any fears, anxieties and excitement.​

Reflexology can be used throughout pregnancy; I will take a full history to ensure it’s safe and appropriate to carry out a treatment.​​

Reflexologists work holistically, can provide general lifestyle advice and offer support.

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence from women who feel they have benefitted from reflexology throughout their pregnancy.

Two recent studies have shown that reflexology in pregnancy significantly reduced pain during labour (1), reduced the first stage of labour (1) and improved quality of sleep in post natal women. (2)

Reflexology can be used for general wellbeing or to address other health issues as they arise such as sleeping problems.

I will be there to support you through any worries or concerns you may have.

Although there is no evidence that reflexology can induce labour, the general view is that it will help support the body to prepare for labour and promote relaxation at a time when anxiety levels are often high.

  1. VALIANI M ET AL (2010) Reviewing the effect of Reflexology on pain and outcomes of the labour of primiparous women. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research. 15 (Dec) p302-310

  2. LI C-Y ET AL (2011) Randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of using foot reflexology to improve quality of sleep amongst post partum women. Midwifery. 27. P181-186.

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This works in the same way as reflexology on the feet, as reflex points on the face are massaged using light pressure with the fingers and thumbs to restore inner balance and wellbeing and promote the body’s self-healing properties. The techniques used help to stimulate the body’s healing mechanisms and can help improve circulation, to facilitate the release of toxins from the body via the lymphatic system. Facial reflexology has the added benefits of giving you a potentially more radiant, firmer and glowing complexion and when you look good, you feel good.  More time should be allowed for the first treatment as I take a detailed medical and lifestyle consultation and this is intended to help me provide a treatment to meet your needs. To enjoy the full benefits of facial reflexology a course of approximately 6 treatments is recommended but single treatments are available.

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If you are interested in ageing well and naturally and beautifully then ‘Zone Face Lift’ is the treatment for you. It has the potential to remove as much as 10 years off your chronological age over a 12-week course of treatments according to its creator Ziggie Bergman. It also has a transformative effect on the inside as I guide you through your 12-week journey with a natural, holistic and spiritual approach. This treatment is completely non invasive needles. N.B Single treatments are available.

The creator Ziggie Bergman spent many years practicing reflexology and studying with Native American shaman and healers in New Mexico to develop an 'ageing well' treatment that incorporates traditional facial reflexology, ancient healing techniques, pressure point massage and Japanese facial massage to create the Zone Face Lift. As advanced facial reflexology is incorporated in this treatment it also promotes wellbeing and health. Zone Face Lift's effectiveness derives from relaxing the facial muscles and thereby ‘lifting them’. Some of the benefits include: reducing pigmentation, reduced lines and wrinkles, reduced dark circles and puffiness under the eyes and lifting of the ‘jowels’, sculpting and defining facial contours.

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Zone Face Lift is a transformative treatment, which affects a person both inside and out. In addition to the overall enhanced youthful appearance, the eyes regain their sparkle as deep seated emotions held in the face are released. These before and after images highlight the effects of the Zone Face Lift treatments. Notice the lifted skin, the brighter eyes, and the reduced lines, even after one treatment.

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Facial Cupping is very different form body cupping, which you may have seen in the press. This is a facial ritual loved by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian. It involves the use of soft silicone cups, which glide over the skin in a gentle suction movement.

Facial cupping encourages blood flow to the facial tissues and stimulates the lymphatic system to help reduce inflammation, encourage collagen and elastin production, and a healthier looking oxygenated skin resulting in a glowing complexion and greater definition of the facial features such as the cheek bones.

The numerous beauty benefits include; reducing puffiness under the eyes, sculpting and contouring the neck and face, healthy glow, clear skin, reduced pore size and reduced lines. Health benefits include helping to reduce sinus congestion and hay fever, headaches and migraines, earaches, facial paralysis and bells palsy, teeth grinding and improving the appearance of scars.

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Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique for reducing stress, anxiety and promoting a deep feeling of relaxation and calm. It is a safe, natural but gentle and powerful complimentary therapy. I facilitate a process, which harnesses energy positively to dispel negativity within the body, which can result in improved physical, emotional, spiritual and mental health. Similar to reflexology, reiki promotes the body’s self-healing properties and induces a sense of wellbeing and balance and works well alongside orthodox medical health care.

Reiki is based on the idea that we have a life force energy flowing through us that is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we have negative thoughts and subsequently the vital functions of the organs and cells in the body are diminished.

Reiki is a non-intrusive treatment and is administered by the ‘laying of hands’ either above or on the body, depending on your preferences. There is no need to remove any clothing as reiki passes through clothing. You receive the treatment lying on a comfortable massage couch or ‘La Fuma’ chair. 

As with reflexology reiki is not intended to replace orthodox health care and medicine.

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Foot and facial reflexology is offered in a corporate environment. This involves me visiting your premises and working onsite in a small but private and quiet space. 

Reflexology helps to calm and relax and ease the symptoms of stress. Prolonged periods of stress cause irritability, tiredness but inability to sleep, unclear thinking, difficulty in decision-making and loss of creativity. High levels of stress also have an effect on the immune system, resulting in a body more open to infection and illness. Subsequently providing reflexology for staff working in high stress environments is an advantage.

Research suggests that there are numerous benefits for providing onsite reflexology. For example, staff health and well-being improves, and staff feel valued and supported by their employer and increased satisfaction leads to greater productivity. This leads to increased staff loyalty and greater retention, thereby reducing the costs associated with recruitment. Studies also indicate that there is less illness and long term sick leave, which increases the profit margins for employers.

My working hours are flexible and I provide all the equipment. Treatments are usually 30 minutes. You have the option of subsiding treatments or providing the flexibility for staff to attend and they fund the treatments. Prices available upon request.

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What My Clients Say

Susan is wonderful, she is friendly, professional and makes you feel very comfortable. The sessions are very relaxing and I leave feeling rebalanced and calm. Susan is very knowledgable, she listens and provides personalised sessions focusing on any problem areas as required. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to start reflexology therapy.

Amy Maylin

My experience of Susan’s reflexology treatments were excellent. They took place in the afternoons and started with a thorough questionnaire and a full talk about reflexology and my health concerns. I found Susan to be professional but also put me at ease straight away. The sessions lasted roughly an hour and were relaxing and I found they really helped me in my general health and well being, also helping me to sleep better. I cannot recommend Susan enough, I found her to be caring and fully involved in her work.

Jackie Miller

My experience with Susan was amazing. I suffer from a prolapsed disk in my lower spine, which can cause me quite some extreme pain. When I visited Susan with a painful lower back, her treatment felt like she was pouring warm treacle into my back. My pain almost disappeared in that moment. I now make a point of seeing Susan whenever my back is causing me grief. I can't recommend Susan's treatments highly enough, she is amazingly talented.

Stuart Douglas

I have been enjoying reflexology at 'My Little Retreat' for a few months now and I've felt the difference in my wellbeing since the first treatment. I had been struggling with a variety of symptoms attributed to Long Covid for over a year (including fatigue and digestive issues) before seeking any alternative therapies. Susan's carefully tailored treatments have not only been wonderfully relaxing (a real treat for a busy working mum) but they have really helped to alleviate the symptoms I have been experiencing. Susan's additional tips and advice have also been invaluable. I would not hesitate to recommend My Little Retreat to anyone. It is wonderful!

Kellie Dickinson

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I am very flexible and can tailor make a treatment to suit your individual needs and preferences. The times stated are inclusive of pre and post treatment care, advice and consultation.

For mobile appointments I bring all my equipment with me so all you need to provide is the space.
N.B. For the first appointment please allow extra time as a full medical and lifestyle consultation will be necessary.


Reflexology for the face or feet.

Duration 1 hour


Zone Face Lift.

Duration 1:15 hour


Facial Cupping.

Duration 45 minutes


Zone Face Lift with Facial Cupping.

Duration 1:30 hour



Duration 1 hour


Combination Treatments (foot, facial reflexology, reiki)

Duration 1:15 hour


Combination Treatments (foot, facial reflexology, reiki)

Duration 1:30 hour


Zone Face Lift Combination Treatments

Duration 1:45 hour


Wellbeing Parties

(£40 Per hour)


Enhancing fertility naturally through reproductive reflexology.


Supine Indian Head Massage coming soon


Maternity Reflexology 

Duration 1 hour

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Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm

Sunday Closed

Friday- 9am-7pm


I provide treatments from home in addition to mobile visits:

4 Osborne Heights, Warley, Brentwood CM14 5UZ

If I am travelling outside of the Brentwood area there may be a small additional charge to cover travelling time. 

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To book an appointment or make an enquiry please call 07769 753515. This is probably the best option.

Alternatively you can email but please check your junk mail for replies! 

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4 Osborne Heights, Warley, Brentwood,  Essex. CM14 5UZ

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