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How did it all begin?

... As a former Veterinary Nurse for 15 yrs, In 2004 I decided to pursue a new career in holistic therapy.

I completed my FHT accredited Certificate in Swedish Body Massage and became fascinated with Reflexology, leading me to gain my AoR certified Reflexology Diploma in 2005.


With the arrival of children, I decided to focus on my career as a Reflexology & Massage therapist, and have since gained my Level 3/4 certificate in Sports Massage therapy, as well as continuing my professional development with further education and courses to keep my skills up to date.

Ali Iles | Reflexology & Massage Therapist based in Downend, Bristol, UK.

Working from home in a dedicated private therapy room based in Downend, Bristol, I aim to provide a friendly and welcoming environment for you to feel comfortable in and enjoy your Reflexology or Massage therapy experience.

ali's clinic room

My Qualifications - ​

  • Swedish Body Massage (Sept 2004, Level 3 Certificate)

  • Reflexology Diploma (Oct 2005)

  • Sports Massage - Level 3/4 (April 2019, FHT accredited)

  • Indian Head Massage 

  • Infant/Baby Massage Instructor 

  • Emergency First Aid at Work  

  • Mental Health First Aid (Level 2 certificate via Bath College)


Further education course studies have also been completed in the area of - 

  • Reflexology for Conception/Sub Fertility

  • Reproflexology 

  • Maternity Reflexology

  • Reflexology for Menopause

  • Mindful Reflexology

  • Hot Stone Reflexology

  • VRT - Vertical Reflex Therapy (Authorised member of the Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) Network).

  • VRT Endocrine Issues and Women's Health

  • Hands Free Massage (Dynamic Massage / FHT short course)

  • Releasing the Lower Back (Dynamic Massage)

  • Releasing the Neck (Dynamic Massage)

  • Freeing the Shoulders (Dynamic Massage)

  • Thai Foot Massage 

  • Kinesio Taping

  • Advanced Hand Reflexology

  • Myofascial Dry Cupping Therapy

  • Science of Stretching

  • Mindfulness

  • Sleep Consultant (Adults)

…. as well as keeping my knowledge and interests up to date through Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

A Registered Full Member of the -

" Membership of the AoR (MAR) signifies that this Reflexologist is highly qualified, has met the strictest standards of Reflexology practice, is insured to practise, and is committed to continually developing their skills and knowledge".

As a Reflexologist registered with the 'Association of Reflexologists' you can also find my details listed in the 'NHS Choices Directory' - the official NHS England directory of therapists used by the public and healthcare professionals to identify professional practitioners.

ali running the london marathon

A Mum of 2 (now teens), my spare time is enjoyed spending time with family, being in the outdoors - walking with our dog, or sorting out the garden.

And a great lover of paddle-boarding, skiing and travel / exploring new places!


ali paddleboarding
member of the AoR and FHT logos
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