I’ve been interested in finding natural ways for health and beauty for many years. As a teenager I would buy chamomile flowers from Culpepers, the herbal shop named after Nicholas Culpeper (1616-54) who was an English apothecary and physician. By steeping these flowers in a bowl of water it would make a lovely natural infusion that I’d wash my hair in which lightened it naturally! Chamomile is a well-known herb that is considered a great healer both to the physical, emotional and spiritual elements of the body. So, it would seem I had already started my journey into complementary health!
I have spent the majority of my career working in Higher Education and I have always had an interest in complementary therapies; indeed many of my books are related to health and well-being and since embarking on the course in reflexology my bookshelf has now more than doubled in size. Along with case studies one of the major parts of the course was reading and researching which I really enjoyed. I’ve received reflexology myself for many years and love the relaxation and the many benefits that it can bring. So much so that I wanted to gain a qualification in reflexology so I could share it with others.
I studied at the Contemporary Reflexology College in Birmingham where I was trained by the highly respected Allison Walker and qualified in 2019 with a Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology. This course is currently the highest reflexology qualification available in the UK. This qualification is also recognised throughout Europe. I have gained advanced working knowledge of anatomy, pathologies and physiology providing me with a wide understanding of ailments and conditions.
My training included Foot, Hand and Auricular (Ear) Reflexology, working synergistically with both hands and feet, working the Meridians which are energy channels that run through our body, Fertility and Maternity care, Adapting reflexology for cancer and palliative care, NEPIP and bespoke treatment planning which means I can create a tailored treatment for each client.
I am a registered member of the Association of Reflexologists (AoR) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
The CNHC is approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) – a body accountable to Parliament. This provides additional assurance that CNHC registrants meet UK-wide standards of patient safety and service quality. All CNHC registrants have agreed to be bound by the highest standards of conduct and are required to be professionally trained and fully insured to practise.
Association of Reflexologists (AoR)
Being a member of the AoR means you can be assured that I am a highly trained reflexologist who is fully insured and committed to their Code of Practice and I have met the strictest standards for reflexology practice and am committed to continually developing my skills.
Level 5 Diploma
Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology (incorporating extensive Anatomy, Pathology and Physiology training at a level recognised by the NHS)
Adapting Reflexology for Cancer and Palliative Care
Enhancing Fertility and Maternity Care Reflexology
Meridian and 5 Element Reflexology
NEPIP (NeuroEndoPsychoImmunoPody) an advanced technique that is effective in helping people suffering from stress and anxiety