I was having a particularly stressful time at work (travelling 4 hours a day to and from the office near Wembley). I met up for a drink with my friend Lynne on a Friday evening. It was a beautiful warm, sunny evening and we sat in the beer garden chatting, catching up and generally putting the world to rights. Lynne (a very talented complementary therapist tutor) informed me that the next course she was teaching started on the following Monday in the evening and she had one more place left. It was perfect timing and clearly meant to be as I have never looked back! Reflexology was the first ever therapy that I learnt (I went on to train with Lynne and do lots more!) and to this day, it is still my favourite treatment, to deliver and to receive (when I get the chance!)
I did however, gain the nickname ‘Puff’ (a name Lynne still calls me now, many many years on!) throughout my course, largely due to the talcum powder we used on the feet when training – possibly because more of it ended up on me than my client’s feet!
I truly believe that Reflexology is one of the most powerful and effective treatments anyone can receive. It can relieve stress and tension within the body, improve circulation and lymphatic flow and works to unblock nerve impulse pathways. These benefits all work toward helping the body to heal itself by restoring balance to the vital energies. Reflexology can also be great for: allergies, sinus problems, backache, arthritis, headaches, high blood pressure and insomnia.
People of all ages can benefit from having a reflexology treatment. You should allow up to an hour for your treatment along with a 15-minute consultation if this is your first treatment. I always finish off my reflexology treatments with a warm wax foot massage – extremely relaxing and great to moisturise those feet too!
Reflexology has a long history of promoting relaxation and healing. Give it a try!