Personalised Lose, Stress, Find Happiness Booklets

Provide your stress related reflexology clients with useful, factual information about stress, positive psychology, emotions and mindfulness. You can now purchase beautiful, professionally printed A5 booklets, personalised with your own practice logo displayed on the front cover. These bright and colourful booklets are printed on 135gsm glossy paper, with a 250gsm laminated cover. Costs are: […]

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Meeting Stress and Anxiety in Reflexology (Free Download)

  Lose Stress, Find Happiness Booklet The ‘Lose Stress, Find Happiness’ booklet, based in mindfulness and positive psychology, has been developed to print and share with stressed and anxious reflexology clients – and furnish the ethically driven professional reflexology practitioner with a safe  psychological framework to work within. Part one contextualises negative thinking, the stress […]

Reflexology Supporting Sub-Fertility and IVF Clients

Everywhere I go I feel like I’m being stalked by pregnant women. It just seems so unfair.” The statement above is fairly representative of the feelings of many clients visiting  my therapy room looking for sub-fertility support. The words perhaps best reflect the duality of the sub-fertility experience. Initially we’re drawn to almost a fixation […]

Reflexology – A Directive or Non-Directive Form of Therapy?

The intention of this blog is to introduce the reader to some of the more complex psychological and ethical concepts related to our verbal interactions within the reflexology context. The article highlights other forms of directive and non-directive therapy, before considering how best to encourage client autonomy and self-directed change in reflexology, through the use […]

Moving Forward in Reflexology

Those familiar with the general tone of writing on these pages will be aware I often attempt to present the reader with referenced reflexology articles, rather than simply offering my personal opinion. However, this particular blog contains many of my own reflections and personal opinions. A reflexology colleague referred to it as a ‘marmite piece’; […]

Power and Responsibility in the Reflexology Relationship

Power is an element occurring in many everyday human relationships. Consider for a moment the relationship between a parent and child – a teacher and pupil – a manager and worker – a doctor and patient? In many commonly experienced human relationships power is certainly present.  In some cases power can provide a useful element […]

Developing a Therapeutic Vocabulary in Reflexology

I would define myself principally as a professional reflexologist (who happens to hold a counselling degree).  By the time I applied to start counsellor training I had already been in reflexology practice nearly three years.  I had long since worked out there existed a huge number of struggling individuals – sliding between the medical/psychological support […]

To Treat or Not to Treat, That is the Question – Fear and Contraindication in Reflexology

I initially qualified in reflexology via one of the more overly cautious training bodies here in the U.K.  Realistically, if I had continued to adhere to the ‘rules’ I was initially asked to follow, I probably would not still be in practice today.  The list of contraindications promoted by the training provider doubled in size during my […]

Reflexology – A Therapeutic Art Form, Not a Procedure

What exactly is Reflexology?  At first glance this might seem a relatively simple question to answer.  Look a little deeper however, and the question is actually much more complex.  Undoubtedly this is an important question, and one worth some considerable reflection by both individual reflexology practitioners, and indeed our wider therapeutic community. Reflexology has been […]

Reflexology and the Whole Person – Chronic Headache/Migraine

Chronic headache and migraine are distressing and often debilitating conditions.  To achieve a medical diagnosis of chronic headache or migraine clients need to report pain across 15 days a month.  Most clients are prescribed a cocktail of topical analgesia and prophylactic (preventative) medication. Chronic migraine can present as a stand alone condition, or can display […]