Being a man, I was very sceptical! So, when I was first presented the thought of having someone touching my feet it made me anxious! After careful consideration and slight persuasion by my other half, I agreed. After a couple of sessions I felt the benefits and realised that this is something that does work and helps! I will continue having Vanessa do what she does to my feet with pleasure!

- Robin

My name is Vanessa Cavanagh and my reflexology business is at my therapy room in Houghton Regis. I provide reflexology and reiki at Beauty by Ladies in Bedford Square, Houghton Regis, LU5 5ES. I had been mainly mobile when I began my business, but then had a therapy room in Dunstable for three years where clients could come to visit me in for their treatments and now I work in Houghton Regis.

I had been a firm believer in reflexology for years before I decided to attend a course to learn how to do it myself. The reason I am a reflexologist is a family member had been a migraine sufferer most of his adult life and reflexology was the one thing that had helped him. Upon qualifying I continued working in an office. After I was made redundant I decided this was an opportunity to pursue a career as an holistic therapist and have not looked back!


I offer Reflexology, Reflexology in Pregnancy, Usui Reiki, Angelic Reiki, Bach Flower Remedies and Foot Reading. (Foot Reading can be used as a party trick or as a therapy as the feet show characteristics that we possess. For example; the arches, line of the toes and the colour of the feet say something about a person's character and how they are feeling. Believe it or not, our feet change all the time!)

I have a very strong belief in Bach Flower Remedies and can advise clients on appropriate remedies to take to help them eliminate negative states of mind. I have completed courses at Level One and Level Two. My clients have been very pleased with the results they have experienced to date, as reflexology and Bach Flower Remedies do compliment each other in aiding the healing process.

I am a Usui Reiki Master as I have completed Usui Reiki training levels, I, II and III. 'Reiki' means 'Universal Life Force' and is a system of natural healing. I am also an Angelic Reiki Practitioner. Angelic reiki is a healing that works through the angelic realms and the recipient is supported to let go of physical, emotional and karmic imbalances and issues throughout all time and space. It is received as very gentle energy but powerful as a form of healing. Reiki eases a busy mind and tense body as it allows the body's immune system to balance thereby aiding healing on physical and spiritual levels. It is given with the client fully clothed. It is felt as heat, coolness or even tingling. Even pregnant women can benefit from reiki, as it is completely safe and non-intrusive.

I am also a qualified Hypnotherapist.

I am a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists and am fully insured.

Federation of Holistic Therapists Member