Rachel Briggs is a practitioner in aromatherapy, Swedish Massage, Reflexology at The Open Door clinic.

Rachel Briggs

Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage, Reflexology

Rachel is a Massage Therapist, Aromatherapist and Reflexologist. She studied Complementary Healthcare at the University of Brighton and graduated in 2012. She has over five years experience in helping to support people with their health and wellbeing. Her passion is stress relief and preventative healthcare. As stress causes so many health issues, she is keen to provide relaxing treatments to enable people to take time out of busy modern day life.

Rachel's Training includes:

  • FdSc Complementary Healthcare (Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage, Reflexology)

  • Reiki Level 1

  • Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage Training

  • Workshop on the treatment of low back pain using Structural Massage techniques



Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for their therapeutic properties. Essential oils are extracted from plant material including flowers, leaves and bark. They are the ‘essence’ of the plant and they can help to promote physical health and wellbeing. They can be used in a variety of ways including inhalation on a tissue, in the bath, in a diffuser or oil burner, and blended with a carrier oil for Massage. Aromatherapy Massage can be relaxing or invigorating and can help to target specific health and wellbeing concerns. Treatment involves a full consultation to find out your reason for treatment, your lifestyle and your medical history. A small number of oils are then chosen and blended for their therapeutic properties before being applied to the skin through Massage.


Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is a very popular and classic style of massage. It helps to relax both body and mind by using different Massage techniques. Treatment begins with Effleurage which is a long, flowing movement that helps you to unwind. Gradually other techniques are introduced which can include kneading, wringing and picking up. The muscles are worked on to help break down knots and tension. Physical benefits include muscles feeling looser and improved circulation. Psychological benefits include feeling relaxed and a general sense of wellbeing.



Reflexology is based on the principle that reflex points on the feet correspond to areas and systems throughout the whole body. During the treatment reflex points are massaged. The treatment lasts an hour and usually just the feet are worked on but occasionally hands are included too. You relax on a treatment couch and only need to remove shoes and socks. The couch can be adjusted so you can lay down fully or you can be propped halfway up whichever is most comfortable for you. You will generally feel very relaxed after the treatment and it is common to have a very good nights sleep that night.


Benefits of the above treatments

* Helps relaxation

* Improves mood

* Aids sleep

* Relieves anxiety and stress

* Promotes a sense of general wellbeing


Rachel is available for appointments on Fridays between 2.15pm and 6.15pm and other times by appointment. Please call 01273 474949 to book.


“I have been having reflexology with Rachel for over 3 years. I find the treatment excellent for maintaining good health, as I can ask Rachel to focus on any problem areas. It is also amazingly relaxing! Rachel is a fabulous practitioner.” (Val, Nov ’18)

"Very professional! Great massage!" (Geraldine, Aug '18)