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Welcome Aboard

CR Reflexology School Welcome Aboard


We are proud to announce that Carole Rawlinson's CR Reflexology School is
 joining the family and will be teaching the Professional Reflexology Practitioner Diploma in Surrey from the Autumn.

Carole says: 'The School aims to focus on pure Reflexology techniques, providing in-depth knowledge and understanding to ensure each Student has a solid foundation to work from; giving them support every step of the way, and allowing each student to build their confidence to become a successful Reflexologist. I pride myself on aftercare support in both my private practice and in my School, where we take this journey together". If you are in the Surrey area and would like more information, click HERE for more info Email Carole@reflexologies.co.uk, or call 07768 555 203

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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 September 8th. Just Email karen@balanceholistic.co.uk
or call 07932 088 168 for more information!

Launch Of The PR Podcast!

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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 travelling, 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.


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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.

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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.

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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!

Reflexology Information

Professor_Angela_HobbsIn 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.

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HANDS OFF COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY: 

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Petition to Secretary of State for Health, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

The Department of Health in England has commissioned NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) to revise their guidelines on supportive and palliative care in adults.

A draft document, introduced during the consultation period, which ended on Friday 29th January 2016, missed out the section on Complementary Therapies. No statement has been released by the DOH for this omission, which is causing great concern among professional practitioners of complementary therapies and the general public.

In raising an objection to the above and bringing a greater awareness of this critical situation, this petition recognises the work and dedication by fully qualified practitioners of complementary therapies and the benefits to adults, which it instils.

Complementary therapies are an important part of a healthy society in this 21st Century. Adults suffering from chronic illness, life-threatening conditions and diseases such as cancer, should be given the option of receiving complementary therapy, as part of their holistic care.

Holistic is defined in the dictionary as 'the consideration of the complete person in the treatment of disease'. Clearly translated it refers to a healthy balance on an emotional, mental, physical and spiritual level. Unbelievable that NICE who advocate the need for carrying out an holistic needs assessment of people with cancer, have deleted this essential element of care from their report.

The urgency by NICE to complete the consultation period in record time, although the full report will not be published until 2018, raises another important question – what are they trying to hide? Managing to keep it secret from the Media points to a case of 'back-door' politics.

Hospitals, hospices, General Practitioners and other care providers consult these reports when arranging care for their patients. Busy work schedules allow for little or no time to conduct their own research into complementary therapies and the testimonials by patients, family members and others who have witnessed their benefits will be overlooked.

Wendy Finke, Chair of Professional Reflexology said, “Very early in my career as a Reflexologist I was asked to treat the mother of a friend who was suffering terminal cancer. There is no doubt in my mind, that the treatments helped enormously. She told me that the only time she was pain free, was on the days that I treated her. Because of this, her quality of life was enhanced.”

At a time when the NHS in England is in chaos – hospitals on black alert, operations cancelled and doctors and nurses reaching out for complementary therapies to reduce the high levels of stress experienced, this latest move makes the current healthcare situation even more critical.

Thousands of adult patients across England will miss out on therapies that could reduce their pain, help them feel calmer and more at peace with their health
condition, improve their sleep patterns, assist in the recovery and recuperation period where deemed medically possible and fully address their holistic needs, if the section on complementary therapies is not reinstated. Don't let NICE and the DOH take this option away!

Please sign & share this petition here: https://goo.gl/eETTWt

© Ana Collingridge for Professional Reflexology

Our thanks to Ana for this article. Ana is a complementary therapist who contacted PR because of our stand against the NICE proposals.

Anastasia Collingridge is a natural intuitive and freelance writer. Over the past 30 years, she has developed her spiritual understanding by studying Western Astrology, Earth Astrology (Native American Medicine Wheel), Colour Therapy, Aromatherapy, Tarot and Numerology. Anastasia is also a qualified Spiritual Coach, Reiki Healer/Master, Sekhem Healer/Master and Dream Analyst. Anastasia writes a regular ‘Dream Analysis’ column for the South West Connection magazine http://www.theconnections.co.uk

What is Reflexology?

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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.

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Choosing a Reflexologist

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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.

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Reflexology and Fertility

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.

 

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Reflexology For Sinuses (A Client's Persepctive)

Every month I pay a lady to handle my feet! My wife is of the opinion that I don't pay her anywhere near what she deserves. She wouldn't touch them at any price! Now strangely enough, I agree with my wife, but for very different reasons.

This lady is a reflexologist and has now been treating me regularly for over ten years. Why, you may ask. I'll tell you! Because my sinuses were in a terrible mess!

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I wish I had Taken my Reflexologist More Seriously

Seven years ago I was visiting my reflexologist at six weekly intervals, which I fully believe kept my whole body working correctly, and without pain. This was following decades, pre reflexology, of back problems, chiropractors, acupuncture, etc. when stress was causing the muscles to tighten and 'pull' my back out! I was enjoying life again, swimming and dancing, caring for my grandchild of five years, with the lifting that entails, all without a problem.

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