About me

Whilst studying my MSc Health Psychology I decided to focus my dissertation research on the benefits of Reflexology and how people experience treatments. At the time Reflexology was a relatively new treatment and was facing scrutiny from the general public and other health professionals.

In my research looked into the scientific studies that surround reflexology and other holistic treatments and also spent time with practising Reflexologists and their clients to see treatments being performed, the interaction between client and practitioner and how the overall treatment was experienced.

Listening to clients explain how reflexology had helped with so many issues (ranging from problems conceiving to MS) I began to think that maybe there was more to it than ‘tickling feet’ – as my dad often refers to it!

When I finished my dissertation I was keen to learn reflexology myself – wanting to understand more about it but also treat people , helping them as I had seen other reflexologistshelp their clients.

I enrolled on a year long course which I completed in 2009,  along side this I also did a diploma in Anatomy and Physiology – an essential aspect to providing a good reflexology treatment! SinceSDC11194 150x150 About me qualifying I have also completed courses on advanced reflexology techniques and also David Wayte’s Fertility Reflexology Training which allows me to specialise in helping couples trying to conceive. David is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine who also filmed for the BBC series ‘Make Me A Baby’ .

As a therapist I have 3 key ‘believes’

1) The treatment should be ‘client focused’. This is your treatment and your time – if you want to sleep, then sleep, if you want to chat, then chat, if you like firm pressure this will be applied. Es

sentially all treatments are based around you and what you want to get out of it. While specialising in fertility reflexology I do also see clients for a variety of conditions, I tailor my treatments to suit your needs making sure you get the best from every session. Every session begins with a consultation and ends with person-specific after care advice.
3) Promote Reflexology. As I mentioned before – Reflexology and holistic treatments on the whole sometimes get a bad press for being nothing more than a ‘nice’ treatment. By providing a professional, thorough treatment I believe that reflexology can be used as a complementary therapy for most health complaints. It should be used along side modern medicine, as both can work together to provide a truly ‘holistic’ treatment.  This way Reflexology will continue to build a good name for itself as the beneficial health treatment it is and hopefully we can push out the ‘feet ticklers’, leaving us only with the excellent, professional, qualified, Reflexologists.2) Reflexology should be accessible.  I also don’t believe in excluding people from accessing treatments such as Reflexology, I offer block booking discounts and concessions, just contact me and we can sort something out! Many private health care providers now either fully or part subsidise treatments, its worth checking your health care package if you have one to see if Reflexology is included.

I am fully insured and regulated by the Federation of Holistic Therapies and adhere to their strict regulations and practises.

I look forward to treating you soon!

November 9, 2011 · by  · in Blog · Tags:

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