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PR Podcast: Dr Angie Hobbs MA. PhD. FRSA

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We are back with another episode of the PR Podcast, and we are incredibly excited to say that we are joined by Dr Angie Hobbs (who some of you will have seen on TV, heard on the radio and read her articles in the newspapers).

You’ll hear about Angie’s 25 year Reflexology journey, her struggles with pregnancy, serious illnesses and her coming to trust and rely on the therapy through her professional and personal friendship with her therapist Wendy Finke (from Three Shires Reflexology), plus, importantly for us, overcoming her initial scepticism of the therapy and how she now relies on it as part of her life!

 

 

 

"Did You Know" Facts for Social Media

DidYouKnow Reflexology Bundle

 

We have put together a “bundle” of Reflexology Facts for our Members to use on their various social media platforms, websites and newsletters.
We’re aware that as business owners it’s difficult sometimes to keep up with everything that needs to be done, so we want to make it easier for you! Please feel free to post these wherever you like with your own wording.
These are optimised for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and are available in a zip file in the Member’s section of the PR website.

Oh, and please don't forget to tag us

Happy Place Festival

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Thank you so much to our members who entered their names into the draw to represent PR at Fearne Cotton's “Happy Place Festival 2019” at Tatton Park over 7th 8th September weekend (over 100 of you!)

We are VERY excited to announce that they are:
Andrea Amis PRM https://barefootsoul.co.uk
Jayne Daulby PRM https://www.facebook.com/RoseReflexologyJD
Andrea Porritt PRM https://www.inharmonyreflexology.co.uk/

We were genuinely overwhelmed with the response and commiserations to those who didn't make it out of the hat (there's always next time!). We wish "Team PR" the best of luck and can't wait to see how it all goes.

Free Personalised Brochures & Leaflets for Members

What Is Reflexology Leaflet
Since the recent launch of our new PR Members Downloads series, we have had a lot of the requests for new additions and general reflexology leaflets for you to distribute in your area. So, we have produced the first of these and, if you are a PR member, these are 100% free of charge

But that’s not all - we will personalise them for you with your “practice” name, phone number, Email address and website links as well.

This is our way of saying thank-you for your support! All you need to do is fill in the form with the information, and we will email them, ready to print, within 3 working days.  (Don't forget to log in first)

“What is Reflexology” (a 3-fold, 2-sided information brochure in colour or black & white)
“What is Reflexology” (A5 2-sided flyer in colour or black & white)

PR Podcast # 003 with Jan Williamson
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Based in Devon, Jan Williamson is Principal of The School of Precision Reflexology She is an experienced Reflexology tutor, yoga teacher and author. She teaches precision work through her CPD courses, both in the UK and abroad.

Precision work is unusual in that it is not reliant on force or physical pressure to achieve its aims. Each client is treated as an individual and receives the benefits in a manner that is effective for them at the time that they receive the treatment. In this way, each person's own energies are used in the healing process and will be appropriate on all levels of their being – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Welcome Aboard

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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

Professional Reflexology Podcast #002 - Moss & Sharon Arnold

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The Professional Reflexology Podcast returns with a really thought-provoking episode where we are joined by guests Sharon Windle & Moss Arnold from Chi-Reflexology & Chi Medics. After being at the forefront of Reflexology in Australia for many years, they are now located in the UK where they lecture, teach and practice they own developed methods of the therapy. They have a wealth of experiences, stories and knowledge to share which makes for a very enlightening listen. So join Martyn Finke and Olivia Hart for this episode of the PR Podcast.

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.

PR Podcast #001 With Hagar Basis
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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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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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