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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 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 skeptics 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.

So, join Martyn Finke from Professional Reflexology and friends, for the PR Podcast

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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 January 27th. Just Email karen@balanceholistic.co.uk
or call 07932 088 168 for more information!


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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!

Every reflexology client is of course an individual and consequently reacts differently to treatment and, for a Professional Reflexologist, it is almost impossible to carry out a 'double blind' experiment by giving a placebo treatment. So for most of the time we must rely on anecdotal evidence. The writer once made this point about placebo treatment when in conversation with an orthopaedic surgeon, and he said not to worry because he was in much the same position, as he couldn't perform a placebo hip replacement and therefore his evidence was only anecdotal.

There are many theories about reflexology and how it works and the placebo effect is just one. The mind is certainly a very powerful influence in almost everything we do, but the quantity of anecdotal evidence is too strong to ignore and, scientific or not, if anecdotal evidence is acceptable within conventional medicine, why not in reflexology?

Which brings us back to the original question; is it all in the mind? We are sure you would expect us to say no, but maybe not quite the way you might think. Many who decide to try reflexology have shown a key change of mind in deciding to do something for themselves and the benefit of their own health.

To see if it is all in the mind we need to look at the type of case where there are no preconceived ideas, no outside influences and no false beliefs.

Take for instance Billy, aged seven, suffering with cerebral palsy. Billy was taken for treatment by his mother in the hope that reflexology could help. We must make the point that no Professional Reflexologist would ever claim to cure, however over the course of his visits the changes were marked. Billy visibly relaxed and his limb position became less scissor-like. He had suffered with severe constipation prior to receiving reflexology, but his mother reported a distinct improvement with this problem. But what was most remarkable with Billy was that he was able to point to the area on his body specific to the reflex area on the feet that was being treated.

We could also look at the case of Ian, 28 years old and suffering from insomnia. He had a responsible and stressful career and was, shall we say, pushed into agreeing to treatment by his girlfriend. He arrived for his appointment saying that he didn't believe in it and wasn't sure why he had come but that he wanted to get away as soon as possible because he had promised to take his girlfriend out that evening. Following the session Ian arrived home around 7:30, rang his girlfriend to say that he would pick her up at 8:00 sat on the sofa, went to sleep and woke at 7:30 the following morning. After only two treatments he reported an increase in energy and no further problems with his sleep patterns.

Is it scientific evidence? No
Is it client anecdotal evidence? Yes
Are these actual case studies? Yes
There are hundreds of cases like these; just ask a reflexologist.

There are just too many coincidences to ignore.

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