Welcome to Lotus Reflexology!

My name is Ruth Marriott and I am a qualified reflexologist (Level 3 Diploma) based in Matlock, Derbyshire and am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists.

I am passionate about helping people to restore and maintain their health and have always had an interest in complementary therapies and the many benefits they bring. So whether you are looking for support with an existing health condition, help with menopausal symptoms or would just like to treat yourself to some relaxation, my aim is to make you feel healthier and more energised with specially-tailored reflexology treatments.

I work from a relaxing and tranquil garden treatment room offering reflexology, facial reflexology, AromaReflex and Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD).

I can provide a mobile service within the Matlock area and also offer treatments at yoga retreats, corporate events, pamper parties etc. Please contact me for further information on treatments and prices.

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a gentle non-invasive complementary therapy which is suitable for all ages and is based on the theory that the different points on the feet correspond with different areas and organs of the body. Reflexologists apply pressure on these points or areas encouraging the body to re-balance and self-heal.

As a therapist I will be aware of the status of your feet, noticing how they feel, the temperature and colour. All these things play a part in understanding which areas of your body - as reflected through your feet - require a bit more care and attention.

What happens in a treatment?

*The first session starts with a consultation where we will talk about your medical history and lifestyle, why you would like the treatment and to check that you have no contraindications to reflexology. The consultation is completely confidential and takes about 15 minutes.

* As reflexology is performed entirely on the feet and ankles all you will need to do is remove your shoes and socks. During the treatment you will lie on your back on a comfortable couch. Your feet are cleansed and a specialist reflexology wax applied prior to the treatment which helps to soften the feet. For you to benefit most from the treatment, I suggest you close your eyes and relax. An optional lavender eye pillow is available for extra relaxation.

*At the end of the treatment you will be offered water to drink and we will discuss any after-care advice and a treatment plan.


AromaReflex is a therapy that combines the use of therapeutic aromatherapy essential oils in conjunction with traditional reflexology, allowing your reflexology treatment to be tailored to your likes and needs and helping to create balance in the body.

Each AromaReflex treatment starts with an interactive session where you choose your own specially selected oils (out of 12 that are used at Lotus Reflexology). Your oils are added to the reflexology wax and absorbed during the reflexology treatment stimulating the olfactory senses and inducing a deep sense of relaxation. At the end of the treatment, you will be provided with your blended oils to use at home.

Facial Reflexology

I also offer the Bergman Method Facial Reflexology treatment. This is a 30 minute treatment or an add-on treatment to foot reflexology to provide a deeply relaxing experience. If you are having a facial treatment, it is advised that you wear a loose fitting top as a neck and arm massage are included.

Facial reflexology is based on the same theory as traditional foot reflexology, however in this treatment the focus is on the pressure points located on the face. The face’s proximity to the brain and cranial nerves makes facial reflexology exceptionally powerful in impacting the body systems. Some of the benefits of facial reflexology include help in relieving sinus/congestion, improving lymphatic drainage and circulation to the head and face, relieving the effects of stress and it can also bring a general feeling of calmness and relaxation.

Reflexology Lymph Drainage

Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD) is a specialist reflexology technique which stimulates specific lymphatic reflexes on the feet. Primarily, it assists with the management of secondary lymphoedema occurring from the treatment of breast cancer however it has also been shown to help with primary lymphoedema in some cases. Over a period of time, there can be a significant reduction of fluid out of the affected limb and thus a reduction of further fluid build-up.

Researched and developed by Sally Kay, reflexology lymph drainage has delivered amazing results to sufferers of lymphoedema. For breast cancer clients, I can measure the arm before and after the treatment and calculate the reduction in size.

RLD can also help with other conditions such as arthritis, migraines and fibromyalgia. Please contact me if you would like to discuss the treatment further.

The Benefits of Reflexology


Reflexology is a wonderful way of maintaining your body's healthy balance and general wellbeing, reducing the stresses and tensions that come with busy lifestyles. Regular treatments are best for the body to properly to maintain this balance and encourage self-healing.


Reflexology can induce a deep state of relaxation, which improves the effectiveness of the treatment. Relaxing helps relieve tension and aids circulation, increasing the flow of nutrients, oxygen and energy to all parts of the body, and helping with the removal of toxins.


Regular reflexology can be particularly helpful in managing many health conditions, especially constant or recurring ones that we might have come to accept over time as being a normal part of life.

Reflexologists however cannot claim to diagnose or cure; as a complementary therapy it should not be considered an alternative to conventional medicine.

Prices & Availability

Reflexology - £35

Reflexology lymph drainage - £35

AromaReflex - £40

Facial reflexology (30 mins) - £20

Facial and foot reflexology combination - £45

**Summer special offer for July and August on a facial and foot combo treatment- £40**

Please note that I take card or cash payment.

Monday 10am - 7pm

Tuesday 10am - 7pm

Wednesday - closed

Thursday 2pm - 7pm

Friday 2pm - 5pm

Saturday 10am - 5pm

Sunday 10am - 2pm

Treat someone to the gift of reflexology!

Please contact me for further information.

To find out more about the treatments or to make a booking, please call me on

07940 817936 or fill in the confidential enquiry form below.

I am based in Matlock, walking distance from the train station and street parking is available.


Ruth was very friendly and immediately put me at ease. We went through the different options for the oils and we found the perfect combination for me. Ruth explained what she was doing at each stage with regards to the treatment and when I asked which part of the body this corresponded to. The whole process was very relaxing and I soon drifted off. The treatment eased all my cares and worries and was a serene experience. I would definitely recommend Ruth, she is a professional practitioner, friendly and caring

Ruth is a complete natural in reflexology and also in the choosing of the relevant oils which I thought were the perfect blend for me. The treatment room is a truly relaxing and reflective space. I left with a feeling of pure well being and can't wait until my next session.

I loved the treatment and was surprised at just how relaxed I felt during and afterwards and I slept incredibly well that night. Ruth explained the process and what would happen really well and I felt totally comfortable in the lovely studio surroundings. I would love to have further treatments and it felt like a great way to take some time out and reset in a way that felt fairly easy as I only had to take my shoes off!

I visited Ruth for a reflexology session as a treat whilst visiting the area. I am so glad I did. After having the options explained to me I opted for the aroma reflexology. Ruth took great interest in what I needed from the treatment and created my own blend of oils to be used based on my information. I felt very relaxed in the extremely clean and welcoming treatment room, so much so I fell asleep! I had the best night's sleep that night and will be back for more treatments when in the area. A very professional and caring service. Thoroughly recommend to all.

My first experience having a treatment with Ruth left me deeply relaxed, to the point I was able to drift off as soon as the treatment began. Within 24 hours it seemed my body was able to detoxify itself more efficiently. I saw this a very positive effect of the treatment. I am now booked in for more treatments with Ruth as I felt very comfortable and had a wonderful positive experience. Thank you!

GAIA AromaReflex trained by Gaia School of Natural Health