Hello and welcome to my reflexology world! I have included all the information I believe you might want to know about this fascinating therapy, and how I became a Clinical Reflexologist.
The feet have been of professional interest to me since I studied and qualified as a Foot Health Practitioner (FHP) in 2005. What is there to dislike? We'd be lost without them and as I have discovered there is more to feet than I realised!
...Some years later whilst still working as a FHP I also developed a curiosity about reflexology, seeing the feet in a totally new way. This led me to consider formal training which set me on another path.
I embarked upon a Clinical Reflexology course with Inspira Academy in Cardiff and in 2018 achieved a Distinction at Level 5 Practitioner Course in Reflexology. This is currently the highest level of reflexology training in the UK, which comes under the Nursing and Subjects and Vocations Allied to Medicine sector. I was taught Duopody Reflexology, a unique technique in which both feet are treated symmetrically and methodically, exactly reflecting each organ and system in the body. I am also trained to offer hand reflexology if preferred.
I have been so fortunate to have discovered reflexology, not only in being able to support my Clients with their health, but in being able to learn and share knowledge about this therapy and how I believe it connects with human anatomy and physiology. This in turn can be empowering to us all.
As well as providing treatments intended to bring about well-being and improvements to health. I am qualified to offer reflexology for specific conditions. These include:
And because we are all unique, I design each treatment according to my Clients’ individual needs rather than ‘one treatment routine fits all’. This means the treatments are focused and bespoke for each person. I have recently designed treatment protocols following Thomas Myers Anatomy Trains, which can target specific joint and muscle problems. So far I've been pleased with the reported outcomes for Clients
In addition to the many techniques and skills I acquired on Level 5 Practitioner Course, I have continued with my learning. The most recent qualification was in Moxibustion with Reflexology which gives a whole new focus to treatments (see my blog about this too). I am a Limbic reflexologist too, which is now an AoR approved course. Using the internationally revised FIQR (Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire), PHQ9 and GAD7 questionnaires with Fibromyalgia Case Studies, before each limbic reflex treatment, I was able to see continuing health improvements in these people. They subsequently converted to became paying Clients.
I am currently the only Limbic Reflexologist in the South West. Please read more about Limbic Reflexology by clicking on the relevant page above.
Qualifications and CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Courses :
Level 5 Practitioner Course in Reflexology (Inspira Academy) 2018
Attended a two-day Precision Reflexology Course with Jan Richardson - 2018
Attended a two-day course in Pregnancy Reflexology with TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) - 2018
Attended a day course in VRT Reflexology and Movement - 2018
Qualified as a Limbic Reflexologist with Hamish Edgar - Jan 2020
Completed Part One of the Reproflexology Corse with Seren Natural Fertility June 2020
Moxibustion with Reflexology CPD Feb 2022
Undertook Touchpoint webinars focusing on Sciatica, Sacroiliac joint and the Psoas muscle Feb/March 2022
(BA (Hons) Social Science and Dip. Social Work)
Other important things you need to know about me:
I have a dedicated Clinic in Weston-super-Mare which is easily accessible from surrounding areas like Bristol and Bridgwater because of the M5 corridor. I can offer Clients off-road parking and there is a regular bus service close by.
I am a full member of AoR (Association of Reflexologists) which supports regulated reflexology training. My membership no. 31291
I am fully insured and have professional, public and products liability cover with Balens Ltd.
I have an Enhanced DBS certificate.