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Compassionate Inquiry is a modality that assists people to be curious around the events of their lives that show up as repeating patterns, confusion, even illness. Understanding and sitting with the overwhelming emotions held within the body lead to release and healing. Although this is neither a counselling, nor a psychotherapeutic session, it can be transformative, offering a form of inquiry that offers an effective tool for personal development and healing.

"Through Compassionate Inquiry, the client can recognize the unconscious dynamics that run their lives and how to liberate themselves from them."


Reflexology is a deeply relaxing yet powerful therapy carried out with a massage of the feet or hands. Chinese medicine advocates “the whole being found in the one”, and so the whole body and its systems can be accessed through the feet with plantar reflexology, through the hands in hand reflexology.

Modern reflexology explains that the many nerves found in the feet link in to part all over the body.


"I had a transformational experience during my session with Elaine Riche. I had a truly horrible experience at work which left me feeling betrayed and very upset. My session with Elaine really helped me to shift a thick layer of emotional pain and to see things completely differently. Elaine was kind, caring and listened without judgement. She quickly got to the heart of the matter without dwelling on the painful situation too much. Elaine is an empathetic and talented therapist with a wonderful toolkit and I really wish her well."


"My weekly sessions with Elaine have had a profound impact on my life in many ways, and quickly. Most notably how I now process emotional pain. This has transformed my life and my relationships.... I am so profoundly thankful for the skills she has taught me. I am sleeping better, I am more compassionate to myself and others. I feel more content. Everyone should be so fortunate to have an Elaine in their lives."

- P.J.

"I have been working with Elaine online for some time, due to current social distancing legislation. I have found the process to be involved, sensitive, intuitive and incredibly helpful while processing grief and understanding past trauma. Elaine is attentive and compassionate while the remote medium seemed to do nothing to impede the support, care and personally adapted guidance Elaine offers. I'm very grateful for her support and kindness and cannot speak highly enough of her work."

- Anonymous

"Elaine brings to her treatments not only her training and skills, but also her highly developed sensitivity and intuition to her patient's needs which, in my considerable experience with reflexology, gives a depth to her treatments which is unique. Her treatments have been extremely beneficial for me in many ways, as have been the sessions she has had with my son, who has Down's Syndrome. He and I are both so grateful to Elaine for all her kindness and care."

- Sophia

"I cannot express my gratitude for the help l have benefited from going to Elaine. .... The method .... works very well for me to understand [my trauma]... it helps me grasp more clearly .... and enables me to move on positively in recovery [...] I would encourage anyone in need of help to make an appointment. It will be your best step on your road to recovery."

- P.J.M.

"I started work with Elaine on a deep-rooted area and within two sessions I already felt … relief. Whilst aware the work would take time to see long term change, I feel fully supported on this journey. Elaine’s compassion and care is incredible, you feel safe and in a trusted place to be able to sit with feelings and untangle emotions. The way in which she approaches each area is comforting and reassuring …. She has an incredible gift and I’m so grateful she came into my life to help me, I can’t thank her enough."

- Anonymous

"Over the past few years, Elaine has helped me through some very difficult personal times. Her reflexology goes much deeper than I have experienced before. Her special gift of compassionate feeling and insight touches the soul and allows the client, feeling safe and held, to release. I cannot recommend her highly enough."

- Maryrose

"I have never experienced reflexology treatments like with Elaine before. Her ability to communicate through the feet with the body's needs is amazing and opened up inner doors to hidden parts of myself. She cares wholeheartedly for her patient, bringing inner growth and relaxation in a peaceful atmosphere. Thank you so much for that."

- Dajana

"These are the most profound and healing reflexology treatments I have received: grounding, centre-ing and deeply relaxing. During a challenging period in my life, a number of treatments with Elaine facilitated the transformations I needed to make and accelerated healing, I felt that I was being held through a storm of change and growth. She is intuitive, gifted, strong and incredibly kind. I trust her."

- Geraldine