Method of working
For each new client I conduct an initial in-depth consultation (1 1/2 hours) during which we will discuss your medical history and I will perform a full reflexology treatment. From our discussion and the information I gain during this session I will design an individual treatment plan specific to your needs and what you aim to gain from our work together. The treatment will use any combination of the techniques listed below as appropriate.
Clinical reflexology: using a range of the latest techniques of applying pressure to areas of the feet or hands that correspond to your body systems and organs.
Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (Reflexology Lymph Drainage):
in October 2015 I attended the RLD training with Sally Kay an award winner reflexology practitioner, researcher and trainer. RLD was developed by Sally while she worked as a complementary therapist in cancer care. The video shows the benefits this revolutionary technique brings to people affected by a range of conditions. The result of the clinical research projects have recently been published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice and international journal.
Endocrine system balance: a special technique designed to balance your hormonal system. This may be particularly useful for women who experience migraines linked to their menstrual cycle.
Functional Reflex Therapy (Functional Reflex Therapy):completed the two day continuing professional development training for reflexologists in the Funcional Reflex Therapy framework developed and run by Lorraine Senior. This is a short and effective treatment to help relaxation in the moment. I am interested in taking this methodology to residential homes, hospices and other charities working with older people, especially those with Dementia. The training also gave me the tools to run workshops for non-reflexologist carers and family members. Feedback from my older clients is that it is very relaxing.
Reflexology for supporting conception: in May 2017 I completed a continuing professional development course with Sally Earlam, followed by 2 assessed case studies, focussed on the latest research and techniques for supporting conception with reflexology. Sally is the Head for Education and Training at the Association of Reflexologists and has over 18 years experience as a reflexologist. Her approach has given me a wider range of knowledge and new techniques to maximise the clients' wellbeing on their journey to becoming parents. I am able to treat both partners or either.
Subsequent sessions last 45 - 60mn. My aim is to help you relax so you get maximum benefits from the treatment, so I also use techniques such as deep breathing, visualisation and mindfulness. The clinic provides a comfortable environment where you will feel at ease.