Embracing Change

The world is trying to manage a pandemic that has produced devastating effects. All governments have had to make difficult and often un-popular decisions for the safety of their populations. I feel extremely grateful that I live in the UK and have a health service that has risen to the challenges this virus poses. Here in … Read more Embracing Change

Coping in Isolation- A Personal Perspective

The very word Isolation is alien to me. Running a successful practice for 30 years and working at Dorset County Hospital on the Fortuneswell ward, Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy departments since 2014 I have daily contact with a substantial number of people. Due to an evolving situation over which I have no control that has been caused … Read more Coping in Isolation- A Personal Perspective

2010 Revisited, in Celebration of 10 Years of Published Articles.

I can hardly believe that I have been a contributor to this magazine for 10 yrs. Throughout the years I have covered a wide range of health-related topics some evoking comment and others amusement. I would like to think that my articles have always offered accurate information to help individuals help themselves supported by a … Read more 2010 Revisited, in Celebration of 10 Years of Published Articles.

Supporting NHS DCHFT Ocology Staff Well-Being With Clinical Reflexology

The Fortuneswell Reflexology and Cake Event was set up in the Chemotherapy Unit at Dorchester County Hospital and 23 oncology staff representing the Fortuneswell ward, chemotherapy and radiology departments took full advantage of the event. Fortuneswell Complementary Therapy Team Lorna Spicer, Jane Cruickshank and myself gave up our Saturday to provide the Clinical Reflexology sessions. … Read more Supporting NHS DCHFT Ocology Staff Well-Being With Clinical Reflexology

A New Year Approach for Chronic Pain.

Conditions such as fibromyalgia, polymyalgia, osteo arthritis, migraine headaches, backache neuralgia, etc etc….. all share a common link of Chronic Pain.  Pain is the body’s way of signalling to us that something is wrong. Acute pain will normally follow trauma such as an injury or surgery and management is relatively straightforward. Whereas the management of … Read more A New Year Approach for Chronic Pain.

CPD – Raising Standards in Therapists Training

Most complementary therapists including reflexologists are trained to a level 3 standard which is mapped to the National Vocational Qualification. This model of training encompasses continual assessment over a stated number of guided learning hours that includes basic anatomy and physiology, a delivery protocol, completion of a stated number of treatments, business practice guidelines, and … Read more CPD – Raising Standards in Therapists Training