Joanna Spriggs is a reflexologist specialising in the area that interests her most – women’s issues and fertility. After spending many years working in top London fertility clinics, Joanna has now set up a practice in Henley-on-Thames.
Joanna’s early training was at the prestigious London School of Reflexology, where she worked directly alongside “Britain’s leading Reflexologist*”, Louise Keet. The training was of the highest standard, awarding Joanna with the ABC Level 3 Diploma, from the Association of Reflexologists (AOR). Joanna is also a full member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which is supported by the Department of Health. In addition to this extensive training, Joanna has undertaken specialist advancement in pre-conception, pregnancy and postnatal care. Joanna has also completed advanced spinal Reflexology and hand Reflexology courses, which she incorporates into her various clinics on a daily basis.
Joanna continually updates her fertility Reflexology skills by attending courses, seminars and workshops throughout the UK and has had her expert Reflexology tips included in leading acupuncturist Emma Cannon’s pregnancy bible – ‘You and Your bump’
As of 2017, Joanna is also a regular contributor at Chiswick’s Bub Hub – a London event for new mums and their babies to feel nourished, receive expert advice and meet other like-minded women.
After seeing the wonderful effects Reflexology can have on babies also, Joanna trained as a baby reflex practitioner and is now able to show parents how to treat their own babies. She has great links with the NCT and regularly teaches groups to learn this wonderful skill together. (Please see Baby Reflex section for more details.)
Although once a PR Director, Joanna changed job paths nine years ago, after wanting to help women on their fertility journeys and enjoy a more rewarding, less stressful career.
“My own personal fertility struggles led me to Reflexology and through first hand experience (having had my own daughters in 2011, 2013 and 2016) and working with clients, I’m still often amazed by the results that can be achieved through this safe and wonderful treatment. My philosophy is that all therapies, conventional and complementary, have their place in the world. Conventional medicine has made amazing advances over the last hundred years but it does have its limitations. For advanced health issues, Western medicine is often necessary, but where the problem is unknown or relatively minor, often more natural methods may be more appropriate. This is where I feel Reflexology fits in – helping individuals to reach their optimum health.”
* Mail on Sunday