Welcome to Swakeleys Massage and Reflexology

Holistic Therapies for Mind, Body and Soul. ITEC, and CThA INSURED | 25 YRS EXPERIENCE

Established in 1993, Swakeleys Massage & Reflexology Therapies is quite simply the place to relax, revive and re-energise in Ickenham.  Founder Jacqueline Dark offers a holistic healing approach to wellbeing and women's health issues, including fertility and pregnancy, menopause and menstrual symptoms using natural therapies.

Jacqueline's high quality treatments are personally tailored to your needs to enhance your wellbeing and quality of life, all within a calming and tranquil environment offering complete relaxation.  She specialises in fertility, pregnancy and post natal massage, maternity and fertility reflexology.

Pregnancy massage can include anything from a full body Swedish massage to light massage work that might include circulatory work, reflexology or cranio-sacral therapy. While fertility massage therapy is a way to bring the body back into harmony, to balance mind, body and spirit using beautiful healing massage techniques, focusing on the reproductive and digestive systems of the body. By nurturing each of these areas, fertility can be enhanced.

 

Jacqueline has a passionate interest in essential oils and aromatherapy and strongly believes in their effect on the body, and emotional state.  She blends her own high quality oils for every treatment.

She says : "I truly love my work and really feel that I am on the right path.  I am forever learning and gaining new skills. I look forward to welcoming you to Swakeleys Massage & Reflexology Therapies".

Please note that Swakeleys Massage & Reflexology Therapies treatments are for Women only.

Welcome to my treatment room.

"My dedicated treatment room is specifically designed to offer you calm and comfort in a relaxed environment to experience your choice of treatment. All my treatments are tailor made for you".

Find us in the heart of Ickenham, with plenty of street parking outside.  Easily accessible by car and public transport.  Payment can be made with cash, cheques or via bank transfer. Unfortunately, bank cards are not accepted.

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My pretty peonies from my garden, brightening up my treatment room today 🌸💕🌸

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Beautiful 🤗

Lovely words from a client who is a therapist herself, I’m blushing 🌸💕🌸We all have our celebs we follow that inspire and empower us to be a better version of ourselves.

This is one of my favourite woman right here. Swakeleys Massage & Reflexology Therapies Jacqueline is a beautiful soul who operates a massage & reflexology business herself.

I first met Jacqueline nearly 2 years ago when she would give me loving angelic reiki and I’ve followed and supported her beautiful work ever since.

It was such a pleasure and surprise to see her yesterday at the Leo Yoga Open day and my first treatment of the day! I was both thrilled and nervous to treat her! And it was humbling to know she follows and supports my business too!

Such a good day 🙏

#reflexology #inspirationalwoman #empoweringwomennow #angelicreiki
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Lovely words from a client who is a therapist herself, I’m blushing  🌸💕🌸

Some wonderful Fertility treatments today for new clients, one opting for Fertility Reflexology and one for Fertility Massage. Both have so many wonderful benefits and its often the stage of your menstrual cycle that will determine the right treatment for you, as well as past history and actually also, what you prefer.
Fertility Massage Therapy is a way to the bring the body back into harmony, to balance mind, body and spirit using beautiful healing massage techniques focusing on the reproductive and digestive systems of the body, by nurturing each of these areas, fertility can be enhanced.. The massage techniques used improve the blood flow to the pelvic and abdominal area, assisting the body to remove toxins and stimulating the lymphatic system to reduce excess fluid.

Fertility Massage Therapy™ is a beautiful therapy to receive. Each session I will work intuitively as to what each exact session entails, no treatment is ever the same, yet will leave you feeling nurtured, nourished, relaxed and positive. As an aromatherapist I am able to blend essential oils chosen with your needs in mind and are also chosen in conjunction with you. I will also blend you a complimentary 30ml bottle of your blend to take away with you and use at home.

Your session includes:

Abdominal, sacral and womb massage
Energy Healing
Meditation
Rebozo techniques
Rebozo wrapping
Pulsing
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Some wonderful Fertility treatments today for new clients, one opting for Fertility Reflexology and one for Fertility Massage. Both have so many wonderful benefits and its often the stage of your menstrual cycle that will determine the right treatment for you, as well as past history and actually also, what you prefer.
Fertility Massage Therapy  is a way to the bring the body back into harmony, to balance mind, body and spirit using beautiful healing massage techniques  focusing on the reproductive and digestive systems of the body,  by nurturing each of these areas, fertility can be enhanced..  The massage techniques used  improve the blood flow to the pelvic and abdominal area, assisting the body to remove toxins and stimulating the lymphatic system to reduce excess fluid.

Fertility Massage Therapy™ is a beautiful therapy to receive. Each session I will work intuitively as to what each exact session entails, no treatment is ever the same, yet will leave you feeling nurtured, nourished, relaxed and positive. As an aromatherapist I am able to blend essential oils chosen with your needs in mind and are also chosen in conjunction with you. I will also blend you a complimentary  30ml bottle of your blend to take away with you and use at home.

Your session includes:

Abdominal, sacral and womb massage
Energy Healing
Meditation
Rebozo techniques
Rebozo wrapping
Pulsing
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Yesterday, during a couple of reflexology sessions, my clients body’s twitched/jerked during their treatment quite a lot. This is actually very common during treatments and often clients feel a bit embarrassed about it. I had a discussion with one client about it after her treatment because she was curious why it happens.

So imagine You are lying comfortably on my couch, relaxing into your treatment, your heavy eyelids starting to close, when suddenly, you jerk awake, maybe your muscles tense and you may even gasping for air, because you feel like you just fell off a cliff. You look around and realize you’re safe in my treatment room and drift off again submitting to your relaxation.

What was that?

There’s a name for this and It’s called a hypnic jerk or sleep start. It’s a sudden increase in muscle activity that happens to just about everybody and can be quite startling and actually quite annoying as you would rather just have drifted off 😀

Some people just twitch and don’t wake up, some actually cry out , making a noise during a sleep start is likely associated with a visual component.

Experts don’t know the exact cause of sleep starts, but what seems to be happening is that there’s a neurological tussle between the brain systems that keep you awake and the ones that encourage you to fall asleep.

So, next time you kick out or twitch on my couch, don’t worry about it, we all do it. For me, I take it as a compliment as you are allowing your body and mind to reach deep levels of relaxation 🌸💕🌸
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Yesterday, during a couple of reflexology sessions, my clients body’s twitched/jerked during their treatment quite a lot. This is actually very common during treatments and often clients feel a bit embarrassed about it. I had a discussion with one client about it after her treatment because she was curious why it happens.

So imagine You are lying comfortably on my couch, relaxing into your treatment, your heavy eyelids starting to close, when suddenly, you jerk awake, maybe your muscles tense and you may even  gasping for air, because you feel like you just fell off a cliff.  You look around and realize you’re safe in my treatment room and  drift off again submitting to your relaxation.

What was that?

There’s a name for this and It’s called a hypnic jerk or sleep start. It’s a sudden increase in muscle activity that happens to just about everybody and can be quite startling and actually quite annoying as you would rather just have drifted off 😀

Some people just twitch and don’t wake up, some actually cry out , making  a noise during a sleep start is likely associated with a visual component. 

Experts don’t know the exact cause of sleep starts, but what seems to be happening is that there’s a neurological tussle between the brain systems that keep you awake and the ones that encourage you to fall asleep.

So, next time you kick out or twitch on my couch, don’t worry about it, we all do it. For me, I take it as a compliment as you are allowing your body and mind to reach deep levels of relaxation 🌸💕🌸Image attachment

An afternoon of lovely reflexology treatments. I find giving reflexology so relaxing myself, it always puts me in a zen like state, whether I am giving or receiving.
My last client of the afternoon had a Priming for Labour session.
So how does Reflexology help you get ready for labour? There are specific points on the foot such as the uterus and Pituitary that I would stimulate strongly to help encourage the body to naturally prepare for labour. The Pituitary is a good point to start as it’s the part of the brain that produces the hormone Oxytocin, and this love hormone is what helps the uterus to contract. I then strongly stimulate the uterus to respond to the increase of Oxytocin. Although I work strongly on these points and others, you will still get a relaxing treatment as lots of calming techniques will be used. Although there are no guarantees that priming for labour techniques will get things moving, as with any other medical intervention or therapy, but I have seen good results with using these methods to help the onset of labour. For best results and to get a cumulative effect from the Reflexology I recommend between 1 -3 sessions around your due date.
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An afternoon of lovely reflexology treatments. I find giving reflexology so relaxing myself, it always puts me in a zen like state, whether I am giving or receiving.
My last client of the afternoon had a Priming for Labour session.
So how does Reflexology help you get ready for labour?  There are specific points on the foot such as the uterus and Pituitary that I would stimulate strongly to help encourage the body to naturally prepare for labour. The Pituitary is a good point to start as it’s the part of the brain that produces the hormone  Oxytocin, and this love hormone is what helps the uterus to contract.  I then strongly stimulate the uterus to respond to the increase of Oxytocin. Although I work strongly on these points and others, you will still get a relaxing treatment as lots of calming techniques will be used. Although there are no guarantees that priming for labour techniques will get things moving, as with any other medical intervention or therapy, but I have seen good results with using these methods to help the onset of labour. For best results and to get a cumulative effect from the Reflexology I recommend between 1 -3 sessions around your due date.
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