“After unsuccessfully trying for a baby for just over 6 months, I started visiting Karen in January 2017 for reflexology related to fertility. Karen was and continued to be extremely knowledgeable, sympathetic and helpful throughout this process and I took immense enjoyment from the reflexology and found that it was making a difference in terms of regulating my cycle and improving my mental state. In October 2017 Karen told me that she was embarking on a course for fertility massage and would I be interested in being a case study for her. During that time I was undergoing tests through Aberdeen Fertility Centre and was diagnosed with unexplained infertility. As a case study I enjoyed a number of regular massages from Karen, focusing primarily on abdomen and lower back. I felt like this encouraged blood flow and a sense of connection to that area. She also used robozo scarves to encourage me to relax and feel secure and settled throughout the process. I really enjoyed the massages and the atmosphere that Karen creates, I would always feel very emotional afterwards and certainly that the techniques that she used were “doing something” to improve my fertility. Her use of homemade essential oils is a big plus point as these are wholly natural and organic and smell lovely! Around the conclusion of the case study I also undertook a self-funded IUI cycle, I continued to visit Karen throughout this and although it did not go entirely to plan and I was over-stimulated, Karen kept me grounded and calm through use of massage, reflexology and reiki. To my immense surprise, I found out I was pregnant 2 weeks later. Miracle stories of conception are both inspiring and annoying in equal measure and it would not be right to say that this is a golden ticket. However, I can’t deny that Karen’s therapies helped me to keep me grounded, made me feel like I was giving myself the best possible chance and encouraged a sense of well-being which I had been neglecting previously. For that reason – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Karen for any of the services she offers, she is kind, understanding and knowledgeable. This journey can be hard and long and some self-care is of utmost importance. Yvonne- Aberdeen
I recently attended Karen’s hypnobirthing course to prepare for the birth of my first baby. It was fantastic;Karen had posted me out a hypnobirthing book before the course started so I could familiarise myself with the techniques. And during the course we broke down the process of labour and practiced the techniques to help me through it.
I was frightened before about being left in a busy,understaffed labour ward but now feel confident that I can handle labour with or without help and excited about meeting my baby.
Thanks Karen!x Jennifer and Alex – Aberdeen
I had reflexology with Karen during my pregnancy it was amazing so relaxing and eased all my aches and pains! I also had my placenta encapsulated by Karen her service was second to none, I received my pills within 24 hours and everything was made hassle free. Karen was fantastic at answering all my questions with her lovely personality and vast knowledge. I would 100% recommend her services, thank you Karen!
Harri – Aberdeen
Hi Karen. Very early but thought you’d want to know that I am pregnant. Feels like truly a Christmas miracle! Obviously happened the cycle after the fertility massage, know you’ve sent away all your assessments but if you’ve the chance to do a follow up? I’ll happily write you another review for the website assuming all goes well and after 12 week scan. Hope you have a great Xmas and sending lots of love and gratitude. Congratulations on your exam and artwork marks, that’s fantastic! I’m doing good, had 2 scans as been quite anxious but now 10 weeks and everything seems to be going fine.
Yvonne – Aberdeen
Thank you very much for asking me to be one of your case studies, I hope all my feedback has been useful. I have thoroughly enjoyed having the massage and experiencing the different techniques. I felt that, although some of the massage areas are those we wouldn’t ordinarily have massaged, I completely trusted what you were telling me and did not feel uncomfortable with you trying the techniques. My modesty and privacy were protected at all times.
The massage flowed throughout and did not feel disjointed at all, even when turning from my back to front, I was so relaxed I didn’t really need to open my eyes.
I think that the period I had after 2 fertility massages, was probably one of the heaviest I’ve ever had and I think this has a lot do to the massage. It really worked well to rid the body of the previous cycle and prepare for the next.
Having had my 3rd session on Day 11, this could not have been more perfect timing to trigger ovulation and I think that I have ovulated this cycle as I have experienced other symptoms too. Although I have been taking fertility medication, I am sure the massages have helped stimulate my ovaries too.
It has been an emotional rollercoaster so far for myself and my husband, on our fertility journey and this massage has given me some extra time to treat myself. Many people have told me to be kind to myself throughout this fertility treatment and I can see why, it sends you crazy! But it is so nice to come to a massage, feel safe, unjudged and just relax in your company.
Thank you very much Karen🙂 xx Hannah – Aberdeen
I had the fertility massage from Karen on a weekly basis over a month’s period. This is a very comforting & relaxing massage that i found helpful in dealing with the emotional aspects of dealing with fertility problems. Also a great treatment for easing symptoms of PMT. I had a wonderful feeling of calmness after treatment & although i have not conceived yet I look forward to having this treatment again soon!
Leanne – Aberdeen
I really enjoyed my final fertility massage session. I’d had a tough day with my period starting early and was just feeling very delicate and sad. Having the session helped me to process some of the feelings of disappointment and sadness as well as taking some enjoyment from taking some time to do something for myself. After the session I felt much calmer and less helpless. My usual period cramps were greatly lessened this month – hopefully due to the massage easing the process and I felt that my period was also shorter. Again I found that the massage was very beneficial to my digestive system and helped move things along. I have a lot less bloating and discomfort since having the sessions too. Overall I’ve really enjoyed being part of the case study and it has been interesting to be involved in something new. I find the sessions to be relaxing and comforting. I particularly enjoy the massage of the sacral area as I seem to hold a lot of tension in this area which can lead to discomfort. As always Karen is very good at creating a tranquil and soothing environment and will always listen to all concerns and issues that I might have been having. I’d hope to continue the fertility massage alongside some reflexology (which I had been receiving prior to the massage) Although I have not yet succeeded in becoming pregnant, I have commenced fertility treatment and in order to give this the best possible chances of working, I do find the services offered by Karen are greatly supportive to my mental health and sense of wellbeing.
Yvonne – Aberdeen
Massaged all my stress away. Having been a very long standing client of Karen’s (monthly reiki sessions), I volunteered to be a case study for her womb massage that was part of her fertility massage course. Although I am way past needing fertilitytreatment, Karen reassured me that it would work on anyone who wanted their digestive system working at an optimum level. I was just recovering from shingles and had been on medication which played havoc with my intestines so anything that could help me would be a bonus. Karen very carefully explained the procedure – its not like any massage I’ve ever had before. I was discretely covered at all times and Karen completely put me at my ease throughout the whole therapy. The massage was quite deep in some areas but never painful. Karen could feel some areas were more in need of work than others and so concentrated on them. Karen’s rhythmic movements together with the lovely warm room and background music meant I was totally chilled. I particularly loved the gentle binding up at the end and felt very content. My digestion certainly improved after the two treatments. I would highly recommend Karen as she’s a wonderful therapist, very intuitive and completely puts you at your ease.
Heather – Aberdeen
Having had many reflexology sessions with Karen Summers, I would highly recommend her. Not only is she professional and knowledgeable, Karen tailors each session to your needs and is so friendly. I have also recently been a case study model for her new womb massage techniques. It has been really fascinating to experience all the different techniques Karen is able to practise and she definitely offers something for everyone. It is so easy to relax in Karen’s company throughout the massages/reflexology sessions. Thanks Karen 🙂 xxxHannah – Aberdeen
I love my massages from Karen especially when I was pregnant, the treatment is always very relaxing and I never feel rushed.
Nicola – Aberdeen
I received a fabulous reflexology foot massage from Karen a day after my due date and less than 12 hours later I was in labour! It was a spontaneous delivery and she even predicted confidently the sex of our baby, a boy! I am very pleased with the service I received from Karen ⛥⛥⛥⛥⛥ 5 massive stars!
Love visiting for reflexology. Karen is lovely and offers a fantastically relaxing experience. Looking forward to booking a treatment soon. Can’t recommend enough! Thanks Karen 😁
Vikki – Insch
Hi Karen, I just wanted to let you know that my frozen cycle worked and I’m now 13 weeks pregnant!
Thank you for helping me relax!
Rebecca – Aberdeen
Hi Karen, not sure if you remember, but I had an appointment with you back in January for Reflexology and Reiki and I asked for you to concentrate on fertility. Well it worked as the next time I ovulated I got pregnant !!!!
That is why I have not been back in touch as I am waiting till I am well into the second trimester to make another appointment. I just wanted to say a big thank you as well because the treatment was so relaxing and balancing it really helped.
Ellen – Aberdeen
Trying to put into a few short words the many ways in which the CBT, Reiki and Reflexology helped me is impossible !!
I wouldn’t be understating things to say that with Karen’s help and support, my life was truly changed. Our end goal of a pregnancy and birth were achieved, but there were so many other benefits too. Over a year has passed since my last treatment and I still say to myself “What would Karen say?” during times of stress !!
She is a positive and calm voice in my head
Julie – Aberdeen
Karen helped to release my mind from a rut of negativity and gave me the strength to carry on’
Janie – Aberdeen
I was worried that stress was affecting my fertility so Karen helped me to focus on my body’s ability to conceive and look positively towards becoming a Mum using Hypnosis and Reiki – I am now 5 months pregnant’
Anne – Aberdeen