Hello and welcome to Equilibrium Reflexology.
I am a certified Clinical Reflexologist and have been working as a children’s nurse since 1994.
My nursing background has predominantly been paediatric oncology, ward based and community based as a Children’s Macmillan Nurse. Latterly, I have spent time working with children and young people in the school setting, helping to support them with a number of health concerns, particularly those suffering with anxiety, low mood and sleep disorders.
After many years of nursing I chose to change direction, embrace my passion for complimentary therapies, and decided to train as a reflexologist. Training to be a reflexologist has allowed me to continue caring for people, but in a more empowering, natural and holistic way. It has been a privilege to care for many children and their families throughout my nursing career. Family health is intrinsically woven into both my personal and professional life hence it has been a natural progression for me to continue my professional development within this field. I am committed to continually developing my skills and knowledge, whilst abiding by PR (Professional Reflexology Association) Code of Practice and Ethics.
As a practicing nurse and also a mum, I’m aware of how hectic and sometimes stressful life can be. I have personally experienced the positive benefits of reflexology and know how powerful the effects have been for me and the people I’ve treated. I am amazed by what can be identified through the feet and how much it can help by reducing stress and anxiety as well as providing an increased sense of well-being. My clients often describe feeling ‘lighter’ and deeply relaxed when they leave.
I’m a passionate believer in positive mental health and mindfulness. Historically, there has often been a clear distinction made between ‘mind’ and ‘body’. When considering mental health and physical health, it is essential to recognise both as being wholly interconnected. Poor physical health can have a detrimental effect on a persons’ mental health as much as poor mental health can have a negative impact on their physical health, which can ultimately lead to an increased risk of many conditions. Lifestyle factors can also influence the state of both physical and mental health. Good nutrition, regular exercise and fresh air are all crucial to influencing the way we feel. Looking after yourself and getting the balance right is the essence for creating positive mental and physical health.
Our feet bear the full weight of our body and invariably, they are the most neglected.
Regular reflexology helps promote positive mental and physical health and if nothing more, it will indulge you in an uplifting yet deeply relaxing experience.
Qualifications & Training
Diploma in Nursing – University of Nottingham, Mid Trent College of Nursing and Midwifery
I.T.E.C Level 5 Diploma in Reflexology – Three Shires School of Reflexology
IIHHT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy – Leicester College (Formally Southfields College)
CCETSW – Preliminary Certificate in Social Care – Thomas Danby College Leeds
Basic Life Support (BLS) – Updated annually
Tiny Toes Reflexology and Baby Massage – Emma Baxter, Tinytoes Reflexage™
Reproflexology™ – Barbara Scott, Seren Natural Fertility, Chair of the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists.
Maternity and Post-Natal Reflexology – Sally Earlam, Head of Training and Education at the Association of Reflexologists and their Maternity Specialist
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