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My name is Marlene and I am a fully qualified reflexologist for the feet and hands, based in St. Albans.

Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary therapy, developed from the ancient belief that there are different reflex points on the feet and hands which correspond to different parts of the body, connected by energy pathways. When pressure is applied to these reflex points it stimulates the movement of energy along the nerve channels and helps to restore homeostasis (balance) in the whole body. It is deeply relaxing, relieves tension, aids sleep and improves your overall sense of wellbeing.

Reflexologists believe that sensitivity in any of the reflex points on the feet is a reflection of an energy imbalance in the corresponding part of the body. By working gently on these reflex points it is my aim to restore balance to the body and trigger the healing potential within you.

It is a holistic therapy treating the whole person, not just the symptoms alone, by encouraging the body's own healing processes; physically, mentally and emotionally.

Many people put up with long term conditions that are not resolved through conventional medicine alone, turning to complementary therapies such as Reflexology.

I am trained to assist people who are suffering from the daily strains and stresses of life. These can range from anything between pre-wedding or exam nerves to more serious anxieties that can make our lives less manageable including panic attacks, lack of motivation and depression. All of these emotional and physical issues prevent us from feeling happy. Reflexology can help redress the balance and achieve optimal health.

My clients state that, after treatment, they have an enhanced sense of overall well-being as well as an improvement in their condition. It is therefore not uncommon for them, after having completed a course of reflexology treatments for a specific condition, to continue with regular treatments in order to maintain health and well-being.

"I have always had massages to help me with my back and neck pains. I decided to try something different and chose reflexology with Marlene, I am now hooked! Even though it's just the feet that are being massaged you get the feeling of an all-over body treatment. I find that the reflexology sessions have eased my back and neck pain for longer than a massage and, as an added bonus, it has helped with my sinusitis!" Lisa
To read more about what my clients have to say please click here


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My Clinics are based at:

  • My treatment room in St. Albans
  • The Hertfordshire Clinic in St Albans more info
  • Perfect Balance Clinic more info


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92.6FM Radio Verulam

I was interviewed by Richard Edwards on Radio Verulam about Reflexology on 14th March 2017 👣 I demonstrated on Richard (pic below) where to find the head reflex – which is found on the big toe or thumb – so to activate the body’s own healing processes in helping alleviate headaches.

14 March at 08:37 · Saint Albans · "Good Morning just a reminder to join me from 9am on 92.6FM Radio Verulam www.radioverulam.com for three hours of fun!!! Today we are joined by reflexologist Marlene Sole Rescue who runs the website www.solerescue"

"Fab to have Marlene in the studio telling us all about reflexology - I'll update you after my treatment!" 😊 Richard, DJ on Radio Verulam

If you are thinking about having a reflexology session please listen to my radio interview with Richard and Ruth (30 mins) listen here


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Richard Edwards 92.6FM Radio Verulam

4th April 2017

.... why not have a listen and find out what Richard and Ruth thought of their reflexology treatments with me on Radio Verulam.... (6 mins via Dropbox) listen here


Mobile Reflexology

I also do mobile reflexology visits within a 10-mile radius of St. Albans. Many of my clients enjoy the benefits of treatment in their own home - this ensures that the sensation of well-being and relaxation created by the treatment is not lost by the stress and inconvenience of travelling.

This ‘at-home’ service is appreciated by people working in the "big smoke", the elderly and those requiring in-hospital or ‘at home’ holistic palliative care.

What is Reflexology? click here

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A good place to start to learn about Reflexology is to have a look at a Reflexology map of the feet. This interactive foot map, from the Association of Reflexologists, shows you what parts of the feet reflect what parts/systems/organs of your body.

Click on the Foot Map, below, for larger size.

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Reflexology treating the whole person

By using an holistic approach I take into account both the physical and emotional factors of my clients that may be affecting their overall wellbeing and then design a bespoke treatment plan.

The very essence of the holistic approach is that each person is treated as a unique whole rather than focusing on their physical symptoms alone.

Video The Association of Reflexologists: Supporting reflexologists since 1984 watch here

The World Health Organisation definition of health is... "A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" WHO (1948). In line with the WHO definition, reflexology, reiki and energy healing views the person as a whole being and aims to improve physical, mental as well as emotional wellbeing.

I trained at the London School of Reflexology at Regent's University with Louise Keet, who has been described by Mail on Sunday as 'Britain's leading Reflexology practitioner', where I gained a full level 3 Diploma in Reflexology.

How does reflexology work?

Reflexology can bring about a state of deep relaxation, which helps the body to heal itself. This relaxation occurs during a treatment when the pressure that is applied to the feet sends calming signals via the peripheral nervous system to the central nervous system.

The relaxed state increases blood supply to the organs, and allows the systems to return themselves to a balanced state.

Within reflexology, it is theorised that the all the organs and glands of the body are mapped on the feet in areas called reflex points. Specific pressures applied to a reflex point can bring a response in the associated organ or area of the body. Reflex points out of balance may present the feeling of gritty crystals under the skin, or may feel tender to the client.

Reflexology is understood primarily in the terms that energy is flowing around our bodies, similar to ancient theories such as the Chinese meridian system used in acupuncture. If the energy is unimpeded, then the body will be balanced and healthy; if it is blocked then congestion can cause illness to manifest.

The therapeutic relationship, in which a client will allow their body to heal by becoming relaxed when trusting a therapist, is also thought to play a part, as in all healthcare environments.

The theory behind the therapy:

The life force that separates the living from the inanimate is understood to be all around us. This subtle energy flows within the body via energy channels (meridians), and illness occurs when these channels are affected. The energy may then move too quickly or may be blocked and stagnate; these changes from a healthy state may occur due to stress, pain, or injury, or inappropriate nutrition or exercise.

By understanding anatomy and physiology, and knowing the reflexology foot map, the reflexologist can understand the location of the channels that may be affected, and act to clear them.


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Who is suitable for Reflexology?

Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions.

Many doctors, consultants and other health care professionals recognise reflexology as a well established, respected and effective therapy.

Reflexology compliments other therapies and modern medicine.


I hope you find all the information you require on my website to help you decide whether Reflexology feels right for you at this time.

What is Reflexology? click here

If you have any questions I would be more than happy to answer via email or telephone.

Telephone: 07908 251215

Email: click here to email

Prices: click here

I am based in St. Albans and mobile visits are also available.


Reflexology may help with:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress and Emotional issues
  • Fertility and Pregnancy related issues
  • Preparation for and priming of labour
  • Gout and Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive and Circulatory problems
  • Water Retention
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Post-operative recovery to help decrease pain
(this is a non-exhaustive list)


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Association of Reflexologists

I work in accordance to the Association of Reflexologist's (AoR) code of practice, which includes CPD (continued professional development), research and full insurance. You will find my details on their website too through their "Find a Reflexologist" tab more info

For enquiries or to book an appointment

Telephone: 07908 251215

Email: click here to email

Prices: click here

Location: St. Albans, Hertfordshire


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