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 Preperations for Re-Opening “Hands-On” Therapy Practice
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
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
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.
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
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.
Wishing all Readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2020 The season of Winter can present some challenges with cold weather affecting each person individually in a variety of ways. On a positive note, who hasn’t felt the benefit from wrapping up warmly to get outside on a bright sunny frosty morning and take … Read more Keeping Well Throughout the Winter
I have just returned home from attending three days training in a new modality to add to my “tool kit” to benefit my private practice and the NHS oncology patients at Dorset County Hospital. Before embarking on and paying for any training I always do some background checks these include asking the question “Is this therapy … Read more Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
The nights are drawing in and there is a touch of Autumn in the early morning air. Parents are getting their children ready for starting back to school. At this time in past years I have been inundated with phone calls from parents trying to arrange Food Intolerance Tests for their little and not so … Read more Boosting the Immune System of Children
It is proving to be a very busy summer and I am taking full advantage of the wonderful weather. The accompanying photo is of an event I was involved with that took place early in July. A BIG THANK YOU to the Langstone-Wring Method™ trained reflexologists; Tanya Grafton – Bridport, Penny Jelfs – Weymouth, Jane … Read more Making the Most of the Summer Months