Welcome 2021 and shrug off the winter blues!

Due to increased risk associated with the highly transmissible new strain of covid 19 and the significant rise in local covid-19 cases I decided to suspend my practice from Jan 1st 2021. This decision has been taken to minimize risk to my patients and myself. I hope this situation will only impact on Jan appointments. … Read more

Wishing Everyone a Healthy 2021

I am pleased to announce appointments for Clinical Reflexology and Intolerance/Allergy Testing will be resumed from Thurs 3rd December. I will be operating a phased return. For more information see “Appointments” for availability. 2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone. I am pleased to say that during this November lockdown myself and my two … Read more

Advanced Reflexology Training in Dorset

A 2019 NHS clinical audit of over 2,000 Clinical Reflexology treatments carried out at Dorset County Hospital Foundation Trust DCHFT  provided evidence of the therapeutic and beneficial effects of Clinical Reflexology for cancer patients attending DCHFT for cancer treatment. The total number of Clinical Reflexology treatments delivered at DCHFT from 2014 to 2019 was over … Read more

Best Practice

Whilst preparing my notes for teaching an advanced CPD reflexology training event I revisited a section in which I cover Best Practice. I am often asked to clarify Evidence Based Practice and Best Practice . Whilst these terms are familiar within the many and varied areas of health care provision (and certain areas of business) … Read more

Emotional Overload!

Given the exceptional circumstances we have all been experiencing since lockdown in March it is not surprising to learn that GP’s are reporting an upsurge of patients reporting anxiety as a major concern. I can fully appreciate how some may be feeling apprehensive especially when being encouraged to return to work. Feeling confused and frustrated at conflicting … Read more

Adapting your diet and lifestyle to boost your immune system

Never before in my memory has the public been so encouraged by the Government to take responsibility for their own and others health and wellbeing. This official response is due to Covid-19 virus and as with all viruses it’s effects will be more acutely felt by certain members of the public. The experts have identified at … Read more

Updating Continued Professional Development CPD

My unscheduled break from practice due to Covid-19 I believed would have been over after July 4th.  I was looking forward to re-starting my practice with a very full waiting list on July 6th .  Knowing that once the go-ahead had been given to restart private practice, myself and two fellow reflexologists would be able … Read more

Preperations for Re-Opening “Hands-On” Therapy Practice

As I’m sure everyone is aware that all therapists that offer “hands-on” therapy have had to suspend their work from March in compliance with Government and Professional Association guidance. It has seemed rather bizarre that at the very time when patient needs are at the very highest we as therapists have been prevented from offering … Read more

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

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