Client testimonials

We are always very grateful to receive feedback from our clients. Here are just some of the things people have recently said about their visits to us…

Trying to Conceive…

The Best Place for Fertility Issues

“I have recommended so many people to Nurture 4 Life as I truly believe you couldn’t find a better place to get support with fertility issues. Nicky was so warm and sometimes a session with her felt like I’d had therapy/chat with a friend/a mini holiday!! Throughout my time at Nurture 4 Life I felt less stressed and more positive. And I am now pregnant after 4 years of trying! I feel so lucky to have connected with Nurture 4 Life at such a hard time and just want to thank Nicky for always being there and going above and beyond.”
Mrs B, Gloucester

Made All The Difference To My Fertility

“Anyone considering or going through fertility treatment should make seeing Nicky a must. I am quite sure that the reflexology made all the difference to my fertility and consequently our successful IVF cycle. I feel so fortunate to be able to benefit from Nicky’s skill and experience – I have found and still find reflexology even more relaxing and effective than I was expecting, Nicky is really very skilled and intuitive. The overall experience is so calming – she is lovely and easy to talk to. And I also have better overall health and wellbeing day to day too.”
Mrs I, Cheltenham

Stabilised My Cycles

“My GP recommended reflexology to improve my fertility whilst we were waiting for the outcome of investigations. I’ve been surprised by the range of things which a treatment can cover. I went for treatments to support fertility treatments, but I’ve had help with back pain, pelvic pain and lymphatic drainage. I’ve always walked out of a treatment standing taller and feeling better. Prior to IVF reflexology improved my mood and stabilised my cycles. During IVF one treatment in particular removed the pain at my injection sites and I had treatments during my successful IVF cycle. The emotional support has been fantastic. Nicky provides a safe space to talk through, and resolve any fears and worries.”
Mrs J, Gloucester

Conception and Emotional Support

“I was diagnosed with PCOS and decided to look into alternative treatments to help alleviate the symptoms and assist with conceiving.  A friend recommended Nurture 4 Life.  Apart from becoming pregnant, my sessions have really helped to reduce my stress levels and helped me relax.  Not only has it improved my physical wellbeing, I also feel that it has helped me emotionally.  I have been delighted with the outcome!   Having been informed by the doctors that I would find it difficult to conceive, I became pregnant within two months of having treatments!  I firmly believe that both the reflexology and emotional support played a huge part in helping me.”
Mrs P, Cheltenham

Less Alone In The World of Infertility

“I loved how honest and approachable Nicky was.  I had to discuss some very difficult and intimate issues and never once did I feel judged.  I’ve learnt a lot about my reproductive system and fertility; seeing Nicky has been an opportunity to learn about my body, offload my worries and concerns and come away feeling more positive about myself.  Nicky does a wonderful, relaxing fertility massage, but the reflexology is equally as relaxing.  The opportunity for relaxation and Nicky’s breadth of knowledge and experience with fertility and pregnancy is why I love seeing her.  It has made me feel less alone in the world of infertility. Thank you.”
E McConaghy, Gloucestershire

Helped Me Work Through My Miscarriages

“I was referred to Nurture 4 Life after my miscarriages.  Nicky was incredibly supportive and attentive and made me feel totally at ease.  Her knowledge is second to none and her advice was invaluable when I sought help from my GP.  I have been seeing Nicky regularly now for 8 months (March 2017) and am thrilled to be expecting again.  I truly believe the reflexology has helped me work through my miscarriages, has helped us conceive again, is continuing to help me with a healthy pregnancy and is great for giving me time to unwind and relax.  I’m so grateful to Nicky.”
G Major, Gloucester

Reflexology Helped Us Conceive

“I was dubious when my doctor suggested that I try reflexology to help us conceive. But my husband and I were desperate for a baby so we were willing to give anything a go. How wrong I was to doubt it! Within around a month of having treatments my periods became regular and I was starting to feel calmer about everything. Around a month later I discovered I was pregnant!  I don’t think it was a coincidence that after months of trying unsuccessfully, visiting Nurture 4 Life helped us achieve our dream. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone else trying to have a baby.”
Mrs W, Cheltenham

Help with Infertility Issues

“For 18 months Nicky has helped me greatly with my infertility issues. Her knowledge and guidance has supported me, calmed me and restored me throughout a very difficult time. I completely believe that Nicky and her treatments have made my journey of operations, tests and medicines so much easier. She has helped me to be less stressed during an increasingly stressful time.”
Mrs M, Cheltenham

Anxiety After My Miscarriage

“I was trying to conceive following a miscarriage, I had a lot of anxiety and my body wasn’t settling back to normal. I conceived again after three sessions and also felt less anxious about it all. I always come away exceptionally relaxed. My pregnancy massage also resulted in the first full nights sleep in a few weeks and really relieved my aching hips and back.”
Mrs P, Gloucester

After My First Treatment, I Was Hooked!

“I was recommended by a trusted friend and after my first treatment I was hooked! I completely believe that Nicky ‘helped’ us get pregnant.  It was her in-depth knowledge of everything – and how accurate it felt during and after each treatment.  I loved the whole journey from beginning to end – from the charting of my temperatures and dragging every last piece of information from Nicky to doing the test, to bump, and then finally to baby!  I’ll definitely be back when number two is being “planned”!!
A Siddall, Cheltenham

The Whole Experience Was Fab

“I really really believe that reflexology worked for me.  Nicky helped me to relax, stay calm and stop obsessing about getting pregnant.  And within a month I was pregnant! I just felt so at ease and very comfortable and Nicky was so easy to talk to.  I have no doubts that thanks to my treatments I had my happy outcome.”
Mrs S, Cheltenham

Confidence and Reassurance

“I suffered another miscarriage, which reflexology helped me to deal with.  Nicky also gave me practical advice regarding further tests and what to request.  She gave me confidence while still reassuring me that it was possible to get pregnant.  I then got pregnant!  And had a healthy baby boy!”
Mrs C, Cheltenham

Worked Alongside Medical Intervention To Support It

“My treatments were able to work alongside medical intervention and support it.  I never felt I had to make a choice between holistic treatments and medicine, whereas I had felt this way elsewhere.  The therapists are both knowledgeable and honest about how and when treatments could help.  It definitely helped me through an anxious pregnancy and several previously unsuccessful IVF attempts.”
Mrs B, Gloucester

My Focus Changed

“My focus came away from when I could take a pregnancy test and why I wasn’t falling pregnant and moved to making positive changes to my daily routine, health and wellbeing.  Nicky is a very lovely lady and fantastic at her job.  I was also able to chat openly and I was made to feel relaxed and comfortable.  I now have a healthy son.”
Mrs C, Cheltenham


Not Sure How Pregnant Ladies Cope Without Her

“I just want to note how fortunate I feel to be able to benefit from Nicky’s skill and experience. I’m not sure how pregnant ladies cope without her! Not only does she help hugely herself but she has so many great local recommendations and contacts. I love how good I feel after my treatments but also how cared for I always feel after each session with Nicky. I can’t think of anything I would change!”
Mrs I, Cheltenham

Kept Me On My Feet When I Was Pregnant

“Perfect, wonderful and genuine! The team at Nurture 4 Life kept me on my feet when I was pregnant and helped me feel relaxed and calm when I was struggling at the end of my pregnancy.   The best place for treatments I have ever come across. Personal and caring goes a long way and it never feels like therapists just following steps. Everything is individually tailored.”
B Hayes, Gloucester

Lovely To Have A Specialist Service

“It’s lovely to have a specialist service which focuses on antenatal care, pregnancy and babies.  I don’t feel that the medical profession is always very good at the natural approach so it’s nice to have a balance of both options during pregnancy and postnatally too.  My treatments have provided me with reassurance during a difficult time and gives me time to myself as a busy mum.  I was already aware that Nicky is lovely, as are her treatments.  She is easy to talk to and provides interesting feedback which has helped me to be more in touch with my body and overall health.”
J Ashley, Cheltenham

My Weekly Godsend

“Great service, gorgeous Nicky and seriously helped me! I couldn’t believe how quickly my SPD resolved; who’d have thought reflexology could have such a positive effect!  Highly recommended to anyone worrying or suffering during pregnancy.  If you are going to invest some love in yourself, your money is best spent at Nurture 4 Life.  It was my weekly godsend!”
S Bevan, Gloucester

Outstanding Service

“Outstanding service. I had pregnancy reflexology and massage with Nicky and wow, she’s amazing.  So kind, caring, relaxing, absolutely 1000% would recommend her to anyone.  Feel so relaxed and calm afterwards and has helped me with a lot of my pains with my pregnancy.  Can’t thank her enough!”
Rachael Gray, Gloucestershire


“I have had the pleasure of Nicky for (pregnancy) reflexology for myself and for my daughter, I cannot recommend her enough! She is wonderfully patient and kind with little ones and my daughter really loved her session with her, took a lot from it and was still talking about it days later.  My own reflexology has been heaven-sent and helped me relax in pregnancy and I really believe in the benefits of it.  Nicky is a fantastic therapist who is very caring and genuine, it’s like getting your feet rubbed by a very clever friend who knows foot voodoo that makes you feel better.”
G. Harper, Winchcombe

I Couldn’t Believe The Difference

“I had awful SPD/PGP with my first pregnancy and I hobbled in for my reflexology treatment.  One hour later I strolled out and couldn’t believe the difference.  My appointment never feels rushed and Nicky is always able to lend a sympathetic ear and talk through the emotional aspects of my treatment, as well as the physical benefits.  The atmosphere is also so relaxing and it’s great to take some ‘time out.'”
S Wilkinson, Cheltenham

The Best Money I Have Spent

“Had a pregnancy massage with Nicky and it was quite literally the best money I have spent on my pregnancy so far! She really took the time to listen to me and based my massage on what my body needed the most. Would recommend in a heartbeat!”
B Went, Gloucestershire

There’s Nowhere Better

“I had Osteopathy, Positive Birth Preparation and Reflexology. Fantastic therapists who really care and provide a personal service, always offering extra support and encouragement.  The surroundings are wonderfully relaxing – an oasis in the heart of busy Cheltenham.  I believe my pregnancy and labour would not have been so straightforward had I not benefited from regular reflexology.   I went into labour the day I had reflexology, I’m more confident in my parenting skills and I have less shoulder pain and better posture! Why would I go anywhere else?”
A Dilley, Cheltenham

Super Relaxing & Comforting

“I was looking for holistic treatments to support my mental and physical wellbeing during my pregnancy and my midwife recommended Nurture 4 Life.  I believe the treatments I had were relaxing for baby and mum.  Nicky is wonderful to chat to about what’s on your mind – she is so helpful and knowledgeable which was super relaxing and comforting.  And reflexology made my baby wiggle – too cute!”
D Keddeman-Norbury, Cheltenham

I Genuinely Believe It Helped My Birth

“I was particularly pleased with my reflexology sessions when I was in the late stages of my pregnancy and I genuinely believe that it helped my birth.  I believe it helped prepare my body for labour.  I also had a session four weeks post-birth as I was having some pelvic pain.  This improved after my treatment.  It is very difficult to feel comfortable and relaxed when you are nine months pregnant!  However, Nicky and my treatments helped me feel both of those things.  Additionally, Nicky is an absolute delight and I felt like she took a genuine interest in me and in the birth of my daughter.”
K Morris, Cheltenham.

A More Comfortable Pregnancy

“I’m so glad I was treated to gift vouchers during my pregnancy! I’d wanted to come for a treatment for some time but had always found an excuse not to make time for myself. I felt wonderful after my treatments and they definitely helped to make my last few weeks of pregnancy more comfortable! I’m looking forward to bringing our little boy in for his first treatment very soon.”
S Gore, Cheltenham

I Was Shocked By How Effective It Was

“Having a cup of tea while having a chat about your issues is relaxing and makes you feel valued.  I didn’t feel rushed or like this was just a job for Nicky – she really listened and remembered what I had said.  Even my baby found the treatments relaxing!  Reflexology may not seem like something that would help SPD in pregnancy (how can a foot rub help your pelvis?!) but it was the only thing that helped to relieve the discomfort.  I could move comfortably, go on walks and actually sleep, which until my first treatment wasn’t possible.  Having never had reflexology before I wasn’t sure I ‘believed’ but I was shocked by how effective it was! I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to Nicky with any problems or just to ‘reset’.  Thank you so much!”
I Warren, Gloucestershire

The Whole Experience Is Amazing

“I had back pain during pregnancy and I needed maternity-trained specialists.  I had a pregnancy massage, my back pain went and I’ve been relatively pain-free ever since.  The whole experience is amazing and Nicky genuinely cares about you.  It’s just the extra care and attention.”
R Hill, Cheltenham

Pain-Free Pregnancy

“I felt huge benefits pre and post-natally for a chronic back disc prolapse issue and it helped me to continue to work pain-free during my pregnancy.  I feel its therapeutic, rather than just relaxation.  It has a lot of musculoskeletal treatment benefits.  There are so many more benefits compared to traditional spa treatments.  I would recommend Nicky to anyone!”
L Tosh, Gloucestershire

Baby & Beyond…

A Wealth of Knowledge

“I came to Nurture 4 Life because of the fantastic reputation Nicky has.  I’ve absolutely recommended them already because of their huge wealth of knowledge in their specialised field.”                                                                    H. Heaton, Cheltenham

Helped With My Anxiety

“I had a hypnotherapy treatment which helped enormously with my anxiety.  As a result of my treatments, my anxiety reduced and I could just enjoy being a new mum, and just as importantly, could sleep at night!”
Mrs C, Cheltenham

Reflexology Is Just Fantastic

“The Children’s Reflexology programme was very enjoyable.  It’s taught me ways of dealing with different aspects of raising both my children.  With my youngest, I’ve found it hugely beneficial for her reflux and teething.  With my eldest, it’s helping to manage his anxiety and strops!  I’ve loved the relaxed atmosphere, the handouts for different issues and it’s been really wonderful.  Reflexology is just fantastic.”
Mrs B, Cheltenham

I Now Know How To Help My Son

“I feel informed about how to help my baby.  During the sessions I didn’t just learn what to do but why, and this made it much easier to remember and to put into practice.  I’ve very much enjoyed it and would most definitely recommend to other mums.  The energy in the room and the sessions were just lovely.”
A Ross, Gloucestershire

Given Me Confidence & Has Brought Us Closer

“The Children’s Reflexology programme has given me the confidence to help both my children and helped bring us all closer when the toddler tantrums were at their worst and when my baby needed help to feel better after his jabs.  I couldn’t recommend it highly enough! It was so easy-going and it was such a lovely atmosphere.  It really helped with bonding after a wobbly few weeks as it was such a calm environment and something special for my baby and I to do together.  However I also love being able to do it with my eldest at home and it really gave me some confidence with his tantrums and has helped so many times!  It really calms my baby down at night and is now part of his routine.  It also helped with his immunisations as he wasn’t sad or moody and has helped with reflux too.  It certainly made a huge difference when someone else fed him without using the reflux reflexology protocol!”
Mrs P, Cheltenham

Five Stars From Me

“I took my 5 week old baby for reflexology and it was fantastic! Will be recommending all my mummy friends to Nurture 4 Life.  The therapist was great at working through the initial fussing of my baby and soothed her instantly.  Five stars from me!”
C  Hartley, Cheltenham