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 […]

Health Psychology and Reflexology

The dominant view in heath today, the biomedical model, assumes disease to be solely an affliction of the body, and something quite separate from the psychological and social processes of the mind. Undoubtedly, over the last few hundred years, the biomedical model has guided researchers in many valuable health related areas, from developing an understanding […]

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 […]

Wired for Compassion – The Human Brain and the Supportive Reflexology Package

At first glance compassion might appear a difficult to measure, rather subjective subject – however, the concept has certainly attracted a great deal of research attention across recent years – principally because of the close philosophical association between compassionate states – and the Buddhist practice of mindfulness.  The intention of this blog post is to […]

The Multi-Dimensional Impact of Interpersonal Touch in Reflexology

Centrally positioned within the art of reflexology exists a well documented multi-dimensional concept connecting all forms of professional reflexology practice – that concept relates to interpersonal touch. Researchers have extensively examined the importance of human interpersonal touch in mother/infant bonding, child development, and adult social interactions.  The role of interpersonal touch as a counter-stimulation intervention in […]

TCM Philosophy and Reflexology

Eastern attitudes relating to health and the nature of the universe have remained relatively unaltered across many thousands of years.  The absence of influence stemming from classical Greek thinking within Eastern culture means concepts have remained more faithful to their ancient, mystical origins. Initially dismissed on mass by Western thinkers as simply philosophical and ethnological […]

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 […]

Understanding Fight or Flight

The fight or flight response is a primitive, inborn acute stress response, linked to the sympathetic nervous system and controlled by the hypothalamus deep in the brain.  There are more than 100 billion nerve cells responding to stimulus in the brain and forming an intricate network of communications.  Some of the communications lead to conscious […]