Welcome to the first episode of the PR Podcast! Join Martyn Finke from Professional Reflexology and guest Hagar Basis from the Reflexology Academy in London for a great discussion about the therapy. Covering traveling, history, journeys, techniques, and much more. They also discuss the recent comments from Dr. Hilary Jones on Reflexology on his appearance on the Lorraine TV show and how sceptics view complementary therapies, plus they answer questions from the public and reflexologists.
The PR Podcast aims to give insights into what Reflexology is, how it works, success stories, journeys and anything else you can think of to do with this amazing therapy, along with listeners questions, plus interviews with a whole host of very special guests in every episode.
Balance Holistic from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Please join us in welcoming Principal Karen Smith into the Professional Reflexology Practitioner Diploma family!"Having experienced a variety of complementary therapies, I began my professional training in clinical reflexology to develop my interest further and begin another journey in my life".
If you are interested in joining the wonderful Karen in your next life journey (and working towards a PRD), her 2019 school year begins on January 27th. Just Email email@example.com or call 07932 088 168 for more information!
Members.... Please ensure that your Directory details and your webpage are up to date and published.
Publication does not happen automatically, because we cannot post Member details on our website without your permission, and it is up to each Member to make sure that their entries are up to date. It is really easy to update your membership details. Log into the Member Area, and open the ‘Edit My Details’ menu. For example, if you move or change your telephone number you can change this under ‘Edit My Personal Details’. This contains contact details PR need for Member registration, but are not published.
‘Edit My Webpage and Listing’ details are those which will appear in your directory listing and on your personal webpage. Please remember that everything that you put into your practice details will be published, so for example, if you work from home and do not want your full address to be published simply don't complete that section. You must publish your postcode for the directory, but you can just use the first part for privacy if you wish e.g. SW19 or CV34.
Please check your details to make sure that they are correct. It will only take a couple of moments do so, and it would be a shame not to take advantage of these free benefits giving such great publicity for your practice.
PR Diploma Launched
Professional Reflexology is proud to officially announce the launch of our brand-new qualification, the Professional Reflexology Practitioner Diploma (PRD).
First of all, we would like to thank those who have already applied to teach the PR course either by opening a new school or in an established venue. Plus all of you who have given words of encouragement and support. We were genuinely excited by the enthusiastic reception to our initial announcement, and have already run orientation days for our first 3 schools, all of whom will be announced shortly.
Reflexologist of the Week
Not a competition, all full Members can apply, and we will be putting one of our members in the spotlight on the front page of our website every week plus posting across social media, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. To become involved and promote yourself with the full back up of PR, all you need to do is answer a few short questions about yourself and send us a photo and your links and you will be added to the feature (on a first come/first served basis).
Just click HERE to download the question sheet and get involved!
A Significant Decrease in PMS Symptoms
A controlled study* carried out among a group of volunteers who had previously complained of distress from PMS symptoms has shown a significant decrease in these symptoms following reflexology treatment.
Taking place in California, the study ran over six months with the participants recording their symptoms, both physical and psychological, throughout. During the middle two months the volunteers were divided into two groups each of these being treated by qualified reflexologists; however, individuals in one group received eight 'genuine' reflexology treatments and the other group eight placebo treatments. Within the placebo group, the therapists worked with areas not relevant to the treatment of this condition. Both groups believed that they were receiving genuine reflexology.
Hagar Basis: Reflexology and Fertility Issues
Hagar Basis, principal of the PR Affiliated Reflexology Academy in London recently talked with Israeli Reflexology Association about her approach to reflexology and fertility issues.
Hagar teaches internationally and last year was a speaker at the Reflexology in Europe Network (RiEN) Conference in Brussels, and later this year she will be speaking in Taiwan at the ICR conference once again presenting Reflexology for Women’s Health
1. Is conventional medicine in England being supportive of alternative medicine and specifically reflexology in case of fertility issues?
Complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) like reflexology are treatments that fall outside of mainstream healthcare in the UK. Complementary therapies in NHS (National Health System) hospitals are usually provided free by volunteering therapists.
I Believe Reflexology Really Helped My Bell's Palsy
For anyone who has had it, you know how scary it can be. Luckily for me, I’m aware of the condition and diagnosed myself rather quickly. I couldn’t close my eye, lift my lips to smile or feel the left side of my tongue. A virus causes the trigeminal nerve to stop working, basically, causing facial paralysis and the face to drop.
Scary, but not life threatening!
Day One wasn’t fun...
You don’t know how much you use your facial muscles until they no longer work. Eating, drinking, pouting (no selfies for me for a while...) were all extremely difficult. My words were slurred, ironically the hardest thing to say was “Bell’s Palsy.” I couldn’t blink, causing my eye to dry up making it difficult to see.
In Praise of Reflexology: a Client's Experience by Prof. Angie Hobbs PhD FRSA
Prominent British Philosopher gives us a fascinating insight into her reflexology journey...
"As a Professor in Philosophy, I approached reflexology twenty years ago with some wariness. I have a PhD in Ancient Philosophy from the University of Cambridge and I am not, I think, at all 'suggestible'. I am trained in rational scepticism; I like to see a strong argument based on evidence.
Reflexology can be many things to many people. But please don't think of it as a foot massage. Reflexology is a precise complementary therapy, not to be confused with beauty treatment. Nor thought of as an alternative to conventional medicine, but as complementary to any medical treatment being received.
We believe that it is essential in choosing a reflexologist that you should be able to have complete confidence, safe in the knowledge that your therapist is well trained, fully qualified, and competent to treat you and your problem in a professional manner. All Professional Reflexology Members PRM meet our stringent requirements for Membership.
There's no doubt that treatments for infertility and subfertility can be emotionally exhausting, highly stressful, and also very expensive. Reflexologist Natasha Ellison suggests that reflexology may help.