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Heidi - Unknown - 16/May/2018

GTR Course Review C - Gentle Touch™ Reflexology Introductory Workshop - 10/May/2018

Gentle Touch Reflexology course review d - Gentle Touch™ Reflexology Introductory Workshop - 10/May/2018

GTR review M - Gentle Touch™ Reflexology Introductory Workshop - 10/May/2018

Emma - Reflexology for Babies and Children Practitioner and Instructor Training - Linthicum Heights, Maryland USA - 09/Nov/2017

Katrina - Reflexology for Babies and Children Practitioner and Instructor Training - Linthicum Heights, Maryland USA - 09/Nov/2017

Jennifer - Reflexology for Babies and Children Practitioner and Instructor Training - Linthicum Heights, Maryland USA - 09/Nov/2017

Mary - Reflexology for Babies and Children Practitioner and Instructor Training - Linthicum Heights, Maryland USA - 09/Nov/2017

Neive - Reflexology for Babies and Children Practitioner and Instructor Training - Linthicum Heights, Maryland USA - 09/Nov/2017

Jean - Reflexology for Babies and Children Practitioner and Instructor Training - Linthicum Heights, Maryland USA - 09/Nov/2017

Joanne - One to One Intensive Reflexology for Babies and Children Practitioner and Instructor Training - 09/Nov/2017

Sarah - Reflexology for Babies and Children - Two Day Workshop - 02/Sep/2016

Lynne - Reflexology for Babies and Children - Two Day Workshop - 02/Sep/2016

- Gentle Touch™ Reflexology 4 Day Workshop with Sue Ricks - 15/Aug/2016

Sophia - Gentle Touch™ Reflexology 4 Day Workshop with Sue Ricks - 15/Aug/2016

a very big thank you for a lovely weekend.  It was really informative and fun and I now feel the inspiration I was looking for to return to my reflexology work. Your style of teaching and way of working really appealed to me.

Clare Allen, Kent. - Reflexology for Babies and Children Practitioner and Instructor Training - Linthicum Heights, Maryland USA - 24/Oct/2012

I found it very informative I liked the pace and the overall content including the stories and results of your work

on both sides of the Atlantic.

Diane Humphreys - Reflexology for Babies and Children - Two Day Workshop - 06/Feb/2011

Thank you for another lovely presentation. I mentioned before you started how much I enjoyed your previous work with our group and that I was so looking forward to the "Babies and Children"- well you delivered!!

Your enthusiastic yet relaxed style makes learning easy and a pleasure.
Thank you for the manual, I will enjoy that together with the "Three Steps to Enjoying Life" book and the numerous postcards...

Catherine Davis - Reflexology for Babies and Children - Two Day Workshop - 04/Feb/2011

I liked your pacing, your emphasis on real-life anecdotes and the accessibility of your course.  Quite often, you are overwhelmed by the flood of information on a course. Yours was intensely practical and gave us techniques and tips that are relevant in a wide range of situations. I look forward to seeing a baby and a young boy this week to try out some of your suggestions. I warmly recommend this course to other groups.

Richard Evans - Reflexology for Babies and Children - Two Day Workshop - 30/Jan/2011

Everyone enjoyed it and learnt a lot from you. You have the unique ability to make everything appear and sound simple and enjoyable. So many tutors get a bit bogged down with the technicalities of everything they make it seem much more complicated than it needs to be.

Once again - thank you for your professionalism, enthusiasm (which is very contagious)and knowledge that you bring to every workshop we do with you.

Sheila Heywood - Reflexology for Babies and Children - Two Day Workshop - 30/Jan/2011

We always know, with certainty, that any day spent with you is going to be inspirational, illuminating and fun as well as an opportunity to learn new skills ! Saturday was another hugely enjoyable day and it served to give me confidence to extendmy work with mothers and their babies and for that I thank you. One of the newer members was delighted at the certificate you gave us as she said most of them were so unattractive they ended up in a drawer, so she was going home to find it a worthy place in her room.  Mine is already up !

Diane Walters - Reflexology for Babies and Children - Two Day Workshop - 30/Jan/2011

“the power of this technique is amazing, we are seeing its results daily”.

Wendy Rolf (Holistic Health Specialist, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital) - Gentle Touch™ Reflexology 4 Day Workshop with Sue Ricks - No Date

“Gentle Touch ™ Reflexology has given me some incredible tools to increase what I offer to my clients”

Daniela Centola (Reflexologist, Southampton) - Gentle Touch™ Reflexology 4 Day Workshop with Sue Ricks - No Date


I gained my Reflexology Diploma bout 2 years ago. After a while practising I became frustrated with it because, even though my clients where feeling the benefits, I didn´t think I was making as much progress with it in terms of connecting with them.

While I became more intuitive and perceptive with Reiki and I felt very in tune with my clients, allowing intuition to guide the treatment, Reflexology somehow resisted that connection. I started to wonder why it wasn´t happening, as I thought it would develop with practice. I wasn´t making any progress either in feeling and getting information from the reflexes.

Gentle Touch Reflexology was a revelation, and during my training it dawned on me that before, Reflexology wasn´t something I was doing with the clients, it was something I was doing to them. Thinking back, the way I initially learnt seems now a very masculine way of practising that stopped working for me after a while. The concept of “no pain no gain”, even the names of the finger moves I was taught, like”tear” and “tornado” didn´t sound nurturing or giving, like I thought a treatment should feel. The firm pressure I was using didn´t allow me to properly feel the subtleness of the reflexes and connect with the client.

GTR turned out to be the missing link! The lighter touch and aura work freed my senses and enabled me to use my intuition and connect with the client at a deeper level, a level that I didn´t thought possible through Reflexology.

GTR fits in with my way of working, in which the energetic component is very important. It fits in with the concept that less is more that I began to understand during my Bowen Technique training, and with the realisation that there is no need for a big physical intervention, or for pain, for the body to start the healing process. Gentle is better!

Tamara Diaz Garcia - Gentle Touch™ Reflexology 4 Day Workshop with Sue Ricks - No Date

Sue's Hopi Ear Candling course was thoroughly enjoyable; her enthusiasm for the subject is infectious and her teaching is straightforward, interesting and practical. I came away realising that there's far more to ear candling than I thought - now I can't wait to start practicing this relaxing and versatile therapy. I would definitely recommend the course to others.

This Course covered so much more than just Ear Candling - I have learnt so much. Sue was very patient and went through the practical side calmly and slowly. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole course and am enthusiastic about using candling.

Sally Caplin, Nottingham - Ear Candling - also known as Hopi Ear Candles - No Date

This course taught me everything I need to know to become a Hopi Ear Candle Practitioner, from how they work both physically and energetically. I also gained lots of information as to who may benefit from treatments and the reasons why.

G. Collip Leics - Ear Candling - also known as Hopi Ear Candles - No Date

I first met Sue Ricks at an NRRI Symposium in Dublin several years ago.

I was immediately struck by her gentle and kind demeanour so her " Gentle Touch Reflexology" simply personifies what Sue brings to this beautiful art of reflexology.
Sue's approach is gentle yet powerful and potent and extremely effective with adults, children and babies.

It's a completely holistic method taking into account the emotions behind the condition and her e-book E- motions is a wonderfully helpful guide in identifying the relationship between the client's symptoms/complaint and their life situation......

Sue's foot and chakra charts are beautifully illustrated and her DVD's presenting the techniques and rationale behind her GTR are easy to follow.

The "peace point" hold is a terrific example of a calming technique for all and especially babies.

I have personally comforted many babies using this and adults visibly relax and let go.......

Sue has encapsulated the essence of a gentle contact in her reflexology routine and I wholeheartedly recommend her GTR course and products to practising reflexologists for added skills and knowledge and for those who wish to embark on a career in this caring profession.


Mary Theresa (reflexologist & tutor)

Mary Theresa - Unknown - No Date

The clinic room is so gorgeous.  I want to be here all the time.

Megan Thompson - Gentle Touch Reflexology - 28/Sep/2011

“Sue Ricks was recommended to me for relaxation treatments and several very happy sessions later I can honestly say that Sue helped me to transform my life! From a habitual worrier and stress junkie to a calm and relaxed person, who would have thought that a treatment like reflexology could achieve so much. That said, it is truly testament to Sue’s enormous skill and knowledge of her business that she gains so much great results with everyone she works with. I have been very happy to recommend her on many occasions and she never disappoints. Add to that she is gorgeous and funny too!”

Claire Mcfadden - Gentle Touch Reflexology - 01/Apr/2011

Gentle Touch ™ Reflexology has given me back my life. I was really struggling and now lead a completely full life, I am totally sure that my treatments make a real difference.

Gillian Walker - Gentle Touch Reflexology - No Date

In the Next Room

I was surprised how close it felt in working together. You seemed to be in the next room when we were talking. I have learnt so much and I am so excited to put it all into practice.

Nicci Lovett– Canada - Unknown - No Date

Easier Than I Had Expected

This was easier than I had expected however more in- depth too. I now realise where I was going wrong and so thank you for putting back on the right track. My practice was struggling and now I have lots more skills to work with. The training notes where really clear and very helpful.

Yves – France - Unknown - No Date


This was awesome – just when I needed to understand about diseases I found your website. Great! Your teaching is easy to follow; I love your DVDs and your passion. I’ll be back for more when I have set things rolling!”

Jen Cakan – USA - Unknown - No Date

“It is really a very relaxed and comfortable training.  It is so lovely to know that the treatment is not going to hurt me or the client. I feel that I am retraining my thumbs how to really feel again and finding I am feeling more accurately by not using so much pressure” Lynda Hibbard Leicester.

“When you are feeling relaxed and chilled then things go in better and it is easier to learn. I liked your style of teaching” Janet Peters, Chester

“I am finding it so liberating as I was so anxious about finding areas “gritty” etc and to now have to think about that gives me the freedom to really feel properly and really find areas and reflex points. I feel free to me really me!”

LH - Unknown - No Date

I would not have believed that this would make such a difference.

Mrs W - Unknown - No Date

“We moved into a nice new house 2 years ago and before decorating and furnishing it Sue came to do our Feng Shui. Having followed Sue’s advice (even when it meant choosing colours we perhaps wouldn’t have done!), my husband and I agree that it is by far the nicest house we have ever lived in – every room feels so right.

Mrs B - Unknown - No Date

You’re by far my most inspirational trainer and therapist Sue, I love how you “come across” Your experiences and attitude, everything is very motivational and makes the most sense, and always having your clients at the heart of all your treatments, I think you’re amazing!
Gail Johnson - Unknown - 06/Jun/2018

Review of Three Steps book from student - Three Steps to Enjoying Life - 10/May/2018

After watching the energy DVD and practicing the techniques regularly, I am amazed at what an impact they have had on my life.

I am a busy mum with a young family and for the past year or so it’s felt like I’ve been going around in a complete fog. I was trying to get through each day and just survive. 

I’ve always been an over thinker, a worrier, often worrying about things out of my control. Things that may happen in the future, things that have happened in the past (and that’s the crazy one, as those things can not be changed) such wasted energy.

Well, not anymore!

I have learnt that I need to be present in the moment, not in the past and not in the future but right here, right now.

The three steps to enjoying life has helped me do this. Honestly, how can something so small and simple be so huge and powerful?!

I am much calmer and patient with the children, I don’t let bad thoughts creep into my head, if they do I shoo them away and most importantly I don’t sweat the small stuff! 

I wake up each morning feeling grateful, positive, happy and looking forward to the new day ahead.

Now I feel like I have the ability to be calm, grounded and protected whilst practicing and I can pass this good energy on too.

I am also aware not pass on any negative energy that I may have picked up during the day (as I’m sure the odd bits creep in here or there) on to those I am working with but also not picking up bad energy from others. I am loving my new bubble!

I think each technique offers unique things and all of them will be beneficial tools to pass on to parents so they too can be present, feel grounded and ready to face the challenges of life and parenthood with a good energy and a clear head.

My life truly has changed and I feel so happy, I want to share this with all those that I work with so I can give the best treatment have a positive impact and make the world that little bit more sparkly. 

I am so passionate about the prospect of working with parents and children and I am excited to develop my skills with you and grow my knowledge. 



PS - when I used the hot air balloon technique I felt so emotional towards the end and when I received the gift (which was a purple heart) tears were streaming down my face! 

Victoria - DVD 4 - Everyday Techniques - No Date

I was already in the process of writing this DVD review when Sue Ricks’ article Making the Most of Reflexology for Our Children appeared in the previous (Winter 2017) issue of Reflexology Across America. What coincidence, and how wonderful that RAA readers were able to get some insights into some of the ways in which Sue’s Gentle Touch Reflexology has helped babies (e.g. with bowel regulation); toddlers (e.g. their temper tantrums), and teenagers (e.g. to cope with hormonal changes).

Sue’s The Gentle Touch of Reflexology for babies and children DVD (part 1 to 70 minutes) gives us the opportunity to see Sue’s techniques in action - something that I find so much easier than trying to visualize the application of techniques no matter how good are written description maybe!

As promised on the DVD slim case, the DVD will “provide a lovely relaxing treatment routine using the essential techniques of Gentle Touch reflexology” as well as to “help you know when and where to do a treatment” and “how to do really simple things that really make a big difference.”

I vividly remember how incredibly powerful a ‘gentle touch’ was with my friend’s baby when he had hiccups. I had learned back in my massage days (decades ago) to press into the back of the neck of anyone who had hiccups to help quell them. With the baby, I simply (barely) touched my fingers on his neck and almost immediately his hiccups stopped.

About the same time I began to prepare for this review, an acquaintance at a local orthopaedic shoes store asked me to deliver his one minute bi-weekly “pitch” to his business networking group while he was away visiting his son. He added that I would have an opportunity to give the 4o - second pitch about my own business

I arrived early to the meeting, and settled into the seat next to Patti Sinclair. I promptly began a conversation since her nametag indicated she had a cleaning service and my office colleagues and I had just begun looking for a new service. When she said what I did I told her “reflexology,” she began to tell me how amazing reflexology is because she used it to get a grandchild to sleep. She’d bought some flash cards, and despite her son’s insistence it wouldn't work, by the second night she said her granddaughter was “out” in 15 minutes. She said she went out of town a few days later and that within 2 days her son had called to ask how to do what she’d done so he can similarly get his daughter so easily to sleep.

Sue’s Gentle Touch reflexology for babies and children DVD (and/or book on the subject) is a tool any parent - or a friend of a parent with baby, toddler, or teenager - can quickly put to good use.

It may have saved a pre-school worker her job - and a lot of grief - had she learned Sue’s Gentle Touch reflexology for the large intestine reflexes! Instead, she was fired for breastfeeding another women’s child in hopes of relieving the baby's constipation.

(You can't make this stuff up and the story was in my local newspaper.)

In addition to Sue’s clearly-depicted five step protocol on the DVD, and steps to help prepare for sessions that are useful for professionals as they are novices,  I found some lovely nuggets of wisdom pertinent to all techniques and applications of reflexology.

Sue’s Gentle Touch DVD’s and books can be ordered through her website,


- Unknown - No Date