Holistic Approaches for IBS Management. Part 1 – Diet & Nutrition

Patients diagnosed with the medical condition IBS often complain of experiencing a wide range of distressing symptoms. Reporting the acute or first stage of symptom development as being intestinal pain, bloating and gas with constipation or loose stools. Stomach symptoms at the second stage may involve indigestion, heartburn and acid reflux. Whilst the third or … Read more

Spring Cleaning My Professional Practice.

From the title of this month’s article you might be forgiven for thinking I am getting out dusters and polish, mops and buckets to clean my therapy room. I have de-cluttered and cleaned my therapy room to the extent I would quite happily invite the bug police ( should they exist ) to enter and … Read more

Childrens Mental Health

Due to increased risk associated with the highly transmissible new strain of covid 19 and the significant rise in local covid-19 cases my private practice remains closed. Please visit my website for up-date announcements. In the meantime I will be operating an appointment waiting list with existing patients being given priority.Thank you for your understanding … Read more

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