Welcome, and thank you for visiting
gentle-steps complementary therapies
My name is Sammy Ramiz and I am a Holistic Therapist providing Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Reiki
Working holistically, I can tailor make a treatment to suit how you are feeling today, the aim of which is to relax you deeply in a space where you can trust, breathe and slowly decompress. This can be in the comfort of your own home or in the studio based at The Yard in Hastings.
Do you have a tendency to overstretch yourself, work very long hours, care for others, experience anxieties, worry a lot, suffer from chronic stress or are grieving? Take some time out for yourself to experience the benefits of complementary therapies. The majority of treatments are safe to use alongside conventional medical care and can be used to relieve the side effects of the medical treatments you may be taking. These treatments can help alleviate feelings of anxiety or nerves before you sit an exam or shortly before you have a medical procedure. They can improve your quality of sleep and reduce your symptoms of chronic stress by calming your central nervous system.
With a long history of working in the NHS as a medical secretary, I spent extended periods of time sitting at a computer tapping away on my keyboard. Alas my body protested and I ignored the signals and symptoms for years. I'd prioritised working over taking rest and exercise. Here started my journey into becoming the patient and while conventional medicine tried it's best, I found that I needed to take more control of my own health and wellbeing in order to feel well again. This is where my experience of complementary therapies assisted my gentle-steps into better health.
I am a member of the Association of Reflexologists and of the UK Reiki Federation. I update and extend my skills and knowledge base regularly by attending CPD courses, reading and researching, treatment exchanges and networking with other therapists.
During a treatment
More than anything, you should feel a deep sense of relaxation and begin to experience the symptoms of stress and tension melt away during the treatment. Spending time on yourself is not a selfish thing to do, especially if you work hard or care for others. Rest and relaxation is key if you are feeling depleted.
Listen to your body. What is it saying?
Complementary therapies may be used alongside conventional medicine. If you are at all unsure, please check with your doctor, especially if you are undergoing treatment or are awaiting a diagnosis or investigation.
Please feel free to call me to discuss or leave me a message.
Further help and support
If I become aware of something that does not fall under my remit, I will recommend that you speak to your GP, another healthcare professional or I may be able to point you in the direction of a service that could offer you appropriate help or support.
Complementary therapies should not replace conventional medical care. Please always consult your doctor in the first instance if you are worried about a health issue.
The studio is located at:
The Yard (Britannia Enterprise Centre Unit E2, Stripes/The Island,), Waterworks Road, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1RT. Please let me know if you have any accessibility requirements.
From the A21 southbound, follow signs into Hastings, St Helen's Road and then on to Queen's Road. Turn right at the traffic lights at the Imperial Pub and park close to the entrance of Morrison's car park. The Yard is directly opposite the entrance to the car park. There is currently up to two hours free parking in Morrison's.
Train to Ore Station, then a 16 minute walk (mostly downhill) or walk 7 minutes to Manor Road and catch bus 21A, 22 or 22A to Stonefield Road and walk 3 minutes to The Yard.
Train to Hastings Station, then a 12 minute walk (with some uphill gradients) or from Hastings Station exit, go to Stop A and catch bus number 21A, 22, 22A or 26A to Morrison's, walking 2 minutes to The Yard.
I also see clients from:
St Leonard's, Bexhill, Battle, Rye and the surrounding areas of East Sussex as well as visitors to Hastings.
For remote Reiki - global 🙂
Indian Head Massage (from shoulder blades to face).
Reiki (face to face energy treatment).
Remote/distant Reiki (not face to face).
£40 - 1 hour session
£20 - 30 minute session
£30 - 1 hour remote Reiki session
Mobile visit - please contact me to discuss.
What should I wear?
All treatments are carried out fully clothed apart from removing your socks for foot reflexology. You may find it more comfortable to wear loose fitting clothing.
Please let me know if you have any accessibility requirements.
We will spend a bit of time at the start of the session completing a confidential health questionnaire.
*Visits to be agreed after a satisfactory risk assessment.
Local mobile visits (within 2 miles of The Yard).
Mobile visits further afield - please call to discuss.
Give the gift of time and relaxation to a friend, colleague or a loved one. Please contact me.
Young people aged 17 and under or those with complex needs are to be accompanied by an appropriate adult/carer.
If you need to cancel your appointment, please let me have 48 hours notice wherever possible. On the day cancellations are likely to be charged in full if another booking is not made. If you are late for your appointment, I will adjust the treatment time accordingly so as not to run late for the next person. If you are very late, I may not be able to see you and a cancellation fee may apply.
"I had a reflexology treatment from Sammy while on a weekend away. I am a massage therapist and found her taking of my medical history thorough, kind and
professional. The treatment was new to me and I found it both physically and mentally stimulating. The depth of Sammy’s knowledge and her willingness to share it is evident in her treatment. It was also ultimately relaxing, which is just what I was after. I would recommend a treatment from her to anyone".
“My 9-year-old daughter started having remote and in person Reiki treatments while waiting for an appointment with CAHMS. As I had found Reiki treatments helpful in reducing some of my own symptoms of stress, I thought it would be something positive to try for my daughter.
Before each session started, we always had either a phone
call or video call, and I think this helped her feel relaxed. She said Sammy was such a gentle, calm person and explained everything in a way she could understand. When we got off the phone I would settle down with her in her comfy place, staying with her whilst she received her treatments. It was amazing to see how calm she was during each treatment. She described feeling fuzzy and tingly and would usually fall asleep part way through the treatment. On further sessions, she was full of energy and couldn’t keep still! I really noticed a positive change in my daughter’s mood and will definitely have more treatments in the future with Sammy!”
“I have had several treatments with Sammy (hand reflexology, Indian head massage and Reiki) and I am completely blown away by, not just her ability to give the best Indian head massage I have ever experienced to date but that she is open, kind, empathetic and knows her stuff
very well. She loves what she does and you literally feel that. She has such a good energy around her and is forever studying something new to add more strings to her bow. She lives and breathes gentle steps and I look forward to my
next session with her very much.”
"I felt very calm and at ease in Sammy's hands. The perfect pressure applied, extremely effective and very relaxing treatment. I totally blissed out, and felt great benefits from the foot reflexology sessions. I highly recommend, and
will definitely book again."
“Take Rest: a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”
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