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The Heart of care workshop 

26th June 2017

Wow, what a day!  Yesterday I had the immense pleasure in attending a workshop with some lovely friends hosted by the inspiring Amanda Waring.  Amanda is a vivacious lady with an infectious enthusiasm and warmth who campaigns for compassion as a Dignity in Care Ambassador.  She took us through a journey of the practical and spiritual side with attention and kindness. It was a wonderful day and if you are a therapist or work within the NHS or in the caring industry Amandas courses are a must!

Cancer and Palliative Care

July 2017

In the summer I attended a course for supporting people, either those who have been diagnosed with Cancer or, their family, friends and/or carers.  It was enlightening in the fact that so much research is being done now and, Reflexology is being recognised as benefit to help people relax, be rested and cope on all levels.

Hand Reflexology Course

11th October

Last month I attended a brilliant workshop with the London School of Reflexology.  I was surprised at how relaxing it was to have gentle massage on yours hands, and there I was was practically nodding off sitting upright.  The treatment is great for those who do not like their feet to be touched, injuries, amputees or bedridden, plus injuries to the hands like RSI and Carpal Tunnel.  Now, I offer this as a separate treatment or combined to back up foot reflexology, contact me for more details.

Mindful Reflexology

February 

Last week I went on a CPD course for mindful reflexology with the lovely Sally Earlam, We covered a huge amount such as the causes of anxiety and stress such as the menopause which seems to be something I am seeing a lot of recently as a therapist.. We looked into the nervous system and how to access the reflex points with different techniques and, 

then we looked huge variety of self-help techniques, eg. meditation.  Absolutely fascinating and I have used it so much already!

Indian Head Massage

February 

I had a wonderful day in London learning all about the benefits of Indian Head Massage.

Art for Cure

August

As many of my clients know we are in training now for cycling from Vietnam to Cambodia eek!  We are raising money for Art for Cure a local breast cancer charity so, please keep an eye on my events page that is coming soon :)

Relflexology Lymph Drainage

April 2019

I have just returned from a wonderful CPD course learning RLD, this can be used to help reduce lymphoedema after treatment for breast cancer. RLD is great for clients with other (non-cancer related) more common conditions, by stimulating the lymphatic system and draining excess lymph from the damaged area. This is done using a  specific reflexology technique and is great for sufferers with Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Muscular tension, Aches and pains, Sinus problems, CFS/ME, Auto immune diseases, Migraines, Premenstrual Syndrome, Eczema, Asthma









Visit to Positive Pals

26th August 2019

This morning is was my absolute pleasure to visit Positive Pals www.positivepals.org  This is our local very friendly Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS support group and, they are doing a marvelous job!  

It is hard to believe that it was nine years ago that I was going there in a completely different capacity.  Today I had the opportunity to discuss reflexology and 'my journey' as it was ME that led me onto my reflexology path.   I gave them lots of little tips and points on their hands that they can use to support and help manage any issues. It still amazes me after reaching rock bottom and, after trying lots of therapies that with nutrition, exercise and the holistic approach  how the body has the capacity to heal.  











Self Help Research

26th August 2019

If I were to recommend a TV programme for self help and research it would be 'Heal' on Netflix and, The China Study book which is all about a plant based diet, absolutely fascinating.  Plus, lots of tips and ideas for things that we can do at home to support and manage  in-between treatments.










Maternity Reflexology

20th January 2020

I have just returned from a Maternity Reflexology which was incredibly full on over a two day period.  We covered a huge array of topics from fertility, conception, 1st, 2nd, 3rd trimester and postnatal.  The effect of stress, hormones, morning sickness, constipation, itching, pelvic girdle pain, breech baby, lifestyle, preparation for and approaching the birth, first stage labour.  I am really excited to be offering this lovely new treatment.  If you have any queries please feel free to contact me if the strictest confidence.










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