I am Helen the Reflexologist, or The Foot Lady as some people call me. Blogging is new to me and I am excited about sharing information with you through these blogs. I’ll be honest, being consistent in posting is going to be a challenge, but I am going to challenge myself to post regularly, no matter how small.
I am experienced at Reflexology and since qualifying in 2004 I have done many courses and read many books. Like all subjects, it is knowledge that continues to evolve and I continue to learn all of the time. The biggest and best teachings come from your feet. They give the best lessons!
I trained first of all to VTCT Level 3 standard. After several years, I grew curious about what the training course with the Association of Reflexologists would be like, so I trained with them too. I picked out the best of both courses for my practice.
I have been aware of holistic therapies and spirituality from a young age. My Grandad practised Reflexology on me when I was 9 and also shared interesting facts about acupressure points and showed us how to make Chi balls! My mum would always use aromatherapy oils and natural remedies as a first port of call. They both had a spiritual view of life too, which I picked up. It certainly helps to view this sometimes crazy world with a brighter perspective.
So why am writing blogs? The feet love to ‘talk’ during a Reflexology treatment. Their talk comes via their colour, temperature, markings and the good ole ‘crunchy’ areas. They give an honest account of how the body and mind are feeling and sometimes how they have felt in the past. I share this information with you at the end of the treatment and sometimes the feet can have us in fits of giggles! So I would like to use this blog to share pieces of information that are interesting, helpful, and sometimes funny. For your peace of mind, I would like you to know that what is discussed in the treatment room, stays in the treatment room.
So, I’m just going to go with the flow with these blogs. I don’t have a plan as such just now, but I know there are always interesting things to note and share…..
At the moment I am doing a training course to learn more about the menopause and how best to adapt the Reflexology treatment to give the best support during this time aswell as other practical lifestyle advice. Initial thoughts as I start the course are OMG! we women really put up with alot and the menopause affects so many functions in the body. Education about the menopause is non existent and there must be so many women thinking they are going mad or falling to pieces. With the right education I believe we would be better prepared. There’s an idea…..the next blog may well be about some of the OMG moments from the menopause course…….