Hello and thank you for visiting my website.
How did I become interested in Reflexology?
I think I’ve always been interested in people, their stories and experiences and how I can help them. My first job was as a reporter on a regional newspaper where I loved learning about the lives of people in the community. My interest in complementary therapies was sparked around this time as whenever my editor needed someone to visit a new therapist in town I was always the first to volunteer. I was curious about the ways therapies like acupuncture and aromatherapy could affect our health and emotional wellbeing.
Moving on, I spent several years teaching in a secondary school, a busy environment where I saw the effects stress can have on the body and how, when left unchecked, it can lead to a number of symptoms and disease. When I moved back to Cornwall in 2002 I decided to join an evening class in Reflexology. I found it fascinating but after completing my Level 3 diploma, I only had time to practise on friends and family as I was still teaching full-time.
However, while I was pregnant, I turned to Reflexology for help. I suffered with severe morning sickness in both my pregnancies but during my second I contacted a reflexologist and found relief through her treatments. I continued receiving regular reflexology throughout that pregnancy and I really feel it contributed to the very calm and safe home birth that I wanted.
After I had my children, I decided to take the plunge and change my career and I came across the Centralia Reflexology Mastership (Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology). This is the highest reflexology qualification you can gain in the UK and means I am trained to work with clients with specific medical conditions. I spent a year completing my training at the Reflexology Academy in London, under the tuition of renowned reflexologist Hagar Basis, and opened my own clinic in Cornwall.
I have a particular interest in reflexology for stress relief and reflexology for women and children's health. I work with many clients who are experiencing hormonal problems, fertility issues and pregnancy ailments. My approach is person-centred and empathetic, taking time to get to the root causes of your concerns to help you to improve your health and overall sense of well-being.
I am passionate about learning and strive to keep my training up-to-date, regularly attending courses with the very best teachers in the field.
If you have any questions or if you think Reflexology may be able to help you, please do get in touch.
Main Qualifications and Continuing Professional Development
Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology incorporating:
Instructor in The Children’s Reflexology Programme
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Massage (Body Massage, Indian Head Massage, Pre-blended Aromatherapy Massage, Stone Therapy Massage)
Reflexology and Women's Health - Reflexology Academy London
Advanced Reflexology Techniques - Reflexology Academy London
Facial Reflexology, Advanced Facial Reflexology - London School of Reflexology, Regent's University
Zone Face Lift - London School of Reflexology, Regent's University
Dien Chan Zone/Italian Facial Reflexology - mirrormedicine.com
Instructor in Tiny Toes Reflexage (Baby Reflexology and Baby Massage) - Three Shires School of Reflexology
I am a full member of Professional Reflexology and the Association of Reflexologists.