About Us

What is Professional Reflexology?
PR is an exciting, interactive community for Professional Reflexologists, designed to give reflexologists what they want, when they want it and where they want it. 


Who can join?
Any Reflexologist may join whose qualifications are to level 3 standard or above (in the UK, or equivalent outside of the UK).


I am a student. Can I join? 
Yes! Any students on a level 3 or level 5 course may join. Membership is great value for money at only £25  and this includes your essential student insurance for up to 18 months. Members listing will be activated on notification of qualification and upgrade to full membership.


How do I join?
Click 'Join Now' on the top menu to fill in the registration form and follow the steps.


How much does it cost?
The monthly subscription is £7.00 and annual subscription of £59.


How do I pay?
By Credit or Debit Card you will be taken to the appropriate payment page. Renewals are then made directly from your card on the anniversary of your registration e.g. monthly or annual


Is there a set up fee?
None at all.


Is there a minimum length of membership?
No! There is no contract. You join only for the length of time that you wish.


Will my details be passed on?
Never! We operate a stringent privacy policy.


Is Profesional Reflexology recognised?
PR is recognised by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council as a Professional Association approved for the verification of qualification standards.


Who is behind PR?
The founders of PR are all qualified reflexologists and tutors with around 100 years experience of the therapy. Click About PR at the top of the page


What about CPD points?
Click CPD on the ain Menu for all CPD information


Is there be a badge available for Professionals?
Yes. When you registration has been accepted and approved we will send you your PR badge and Cerificate (Full Members only)


Can I use initials after my name?
Yes, you may use the initials PRM (Professional Reflexology Member) after your name. As a registered student you may use PRMs


I would prefer not to show my full address in my listing. Is this possible?
After logging in go to the Edit My Details menu on the right of the page. Here you can adjust your settings. Default setting is not published.


I have made some changes to my profile, but they haven’t appeared.
Make sure you have set your details to 'Publish'. Publishing your Post Code is essential for listing. If you still have a problem email support@professionalreflexology.org 


 

 

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This Privacy Policy is Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology official online privacy policy and it applies to all personal information collected by Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology. In this policy we explain how and why we collect your personal information, how we use it, and what controls you have over our use of it.

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Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology is committed to complying with Data Protection Act governing privacy of personal information by businesses and to protecting and safeguarding your privacy when you deal with us.

Collection of information

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Some information provided to us by clients, customers, contractors and other third parties might be considered private or personal. Without these details we would not be able to carry on our business and provide our services to you. We will only collect such personal information if it is necessary for one of our functions or activities.

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In particular, personal information is collected from people in the following situations by Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology :

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If you contact Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

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When you submit your e-mail address to our web site mailing list.

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At or before the time the personal information is collected by us we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of who we are, the fact that you are able to gain access to the information held about you, the purpose of the collection, the type(s) of organisations to which we usually disclose the information collected about you, any laws requiring the collection of the information and the main consequences for you if all or part of the information is not collected.

Use of information collected and disclosure of personal information to others

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We may use or disclose personal information held about an individual for the primary purpose for which it is collected (eg. provision of our services, including administration of our services, notification to you about changes to our services, record-keeping following termination of our services to you and technical maintenance). We may also use such information for a purpose related to the primary purpose of collection and where it would reasonably be expected by you that we would use the information in such a way. This information is only disclosed to persons outside our business in the circumstances set out in this policy or as otherwise notified to you at the time of collection of the information.

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In addition we are permitted to use or disclose personal information held about you:

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Where you have consented to the use or disclosure;

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Where we reasonably believe that the use or disclosure is necessary to lessen or prevent a serious, immediate threat to someone's health or safety or the public's health or safety;

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Where we reasonably suspect that unlawful activity has been, is being or may be engaged in and the use or disclosure is a necessary part of our investigation or in reporting the matter to the relevant authorities;

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Where such use or disclosure is required under or authorised by law (for example, to comply with a subpoena, a warrant or other order of a court or legal process);

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Where we reasonably believe that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary for prevention, investigation, prosecution and punishment of crimes or wrongdoings or the preparation for, conduct of, proceedings before any court or tribunal or the implementation of the orders of a court or tribunal by or on behalf of an enforcement body.

Links

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Our web site may contain links to other web sites and those third party web sites may collect personal information about you. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other businesses or the content of web sites that are linked to our web site. Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology encourages users to be aware when they leave the site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security and storage

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Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology places a great importance on the security of all information associated with our customers and contractors. We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control.

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Personal information is de-identified or destroyed securely when no longer required by us.

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Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology retains the information you provide to us including possibly your contact and credit card details to enable us to verify transactions and customer details and to retain adequate records for legal and accounting purposes. This information is held on secure servers in controlled facilities.

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Information stored within our computer systems can only be accessed by those entrusted with authority and computer network password sanctions.

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No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 per cent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect user's personal information, Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to it or from its online products or services, and users do so at their own risk. Once Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology receives your transmission, it makes every effort to ensure its security on its systems.

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Ultimately, you are solely responsible for keeping your passwords and/or account information secret. You should be careful and responsible whenever you are online.

Access to and correction of personal information

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Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology is committed to maintaining accurate, timely, relevant and appropriate information about our customers and web-site users.

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So long as your request for your personal information is in accordance with the Data Protection Act, then we will give you access to that information.

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Inaccurate information will be corrected upon receiving advice to this effect from you. To ensure confidentiality, details of your personal information will be passed on to you only if we are satisfied that the information relates to you.

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If we refuse to provide you with access or correct the personal information held about you by us, then we will provide reasons for such refusal.

Complaints

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If you have a complaint about our Privacy Policy or the collection, use or safe disposal or destruction of your personal information, your complaint should be directed in the first instance to us at E-mail: support@professionalreflexology.org 

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We will investigate your complaint and attempt to resolve any breach that might have occurred in relation to the collection, use or destruction of personal information held by us about you in accordance with the Data Protection Act. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of this procedure then you may request that an independent person (usually the Information Commissioner's Office) investigate your complaint.

Cookies

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Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology collects information from the site using "IP files".

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When you visit the Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology site to read, browse or download information, our system will record/log your IP address (the address which identifies your computer on the internet and which is automatically recognised by our web server), date and time of your visit to our site, the pages viewed and any information downloaded. This information will only be used for the purpose of site analysis and to help us offer you improved online service. We may automatically collect non-personal information about you such as the type of Internet browsers you use or the site from which you linked to our Web Sites. You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in providing an effective service on our Web Sites.

Changes to Privacy Policy

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If Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology changes its Privacy Policy, it will post changes on this Privacy Policy page so that users are always aware of what information is collected, how it is used and the way in which information may be disclosed. As a result, please remember to refer back to this Privacy Policy regularly to review any amendments.

Contacting us

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If you require further information regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at the following address: E-mail: support@professionalreflexology.org 

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Should you wish to read more information on privacy legislation or the Data Protection Act we recommend that you visit the Information Commissioner's Office at https://ico.org.uk/

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You accept that your use of this site includes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.

 

 

Terms and Conditions of Use

The following provisions govern your use of www.profesionalreflexology.org and all other services made available to you by Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology Web sites herein after Reflexology News (RN) & Professional Reflexology (PR). PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. By using this site, you agree to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions of this agreement, do NOT use this site. Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology reserves the right to revise and update these terms and conditions at any time. Please periodically review the Terms of Use Agreement and Disclaimer. Your continued use of this site is deemed to be your acceptance of and agreement to any changed terms and conditions. 

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Membership of Professional Reflexology 

Subscription for full membership may be paid either annually or monthly as chosen by the member. The rate of subscription shall be decided upon from time to time by the board of Directors of Professional Reflexology whose decision in such matters shall be final. Subsequent subscriptions, monthly or annual, will be debited on the anniversary of registration from the account used for subscription payment unless subject to prior cancellation by the member. A member may cancel their subscription at any time by contacting their bank, building society or credit card supplier. Membership will remain in force until the next anniversary date. No refund of subscription will become due.

Membership of Professional Reflexology and listing of members within the directory of Professional Reflexology and/or Reflexology News is subject to the approval and at the discretion of the management of Reflexology News and the Board of Professional Reflexology whose decision in such matters relating shall be binding and final. Member web pages on Professionalreflexology.org are a free service offered to full members only and do not form part of the contractual obligations of Professional Reflexology.

Membership approval is dependent upon provision of evidence of the applicant’s qualifications. An applicant may be accepted for membership if trained either at Level 5 with a PR Affiliated School or on a nationally recognised level three diploma course. To qualify such level 3 courses MUST be run over a minimum of nine months and provide a minimum of 100 hours contact/face to face/ classroom tuition. If this is not the case then experience and length of time in practice may be taken into account. An applicant may be accepted for membership following achievement of a nationally recognised qualification plus 3 years in practice. Members must also provide evidence of Public Liability and Malpractice (Professional Liability) Insurance to a minimum cover of £4 million. Such evidence must be provided within 21 working days of the application. Should such evidence (which may be amended from time to time as required by the Board) not be provided, access to the member’s area of the sites, Membership of Professional Reflexology, and entry in the member’s directory will be withdrawn without notice and until such time as the required evidence is presented. No reimbursement of fees in part or in full will become due. Member web pages on Professionalreflexology.org are an additional free service offered to full members only and publication does not form part of the contractual obligations of Professional Reflexology. Having been approved as member of Professional Reflexology the member agrees to be bound by the Code of Practice and Ethics of Professional Reflexology and agrees to comply with the requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Member web pages on Professionalreflexology.org are a free service offered to full members only and do not form part of the contractual obligations of Professional Reflexology.

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You agree not to post any information which (a) is libellous, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, false, unlawful, or contrary to the ownership or intellectual property rights of any other person, or (b) contains any virus, worm, or other code which is contaminating or destructive to the files or programs of Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology or any of our users. Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology may deny you access to all or part of the Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology Web site if Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology, in its sole discretion, determines that you have engaged in conduct that violates the law or the terms of this agreement. 

Advertisers and sponsors of the Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology Web site and/or its e-newsletters have no influence on editorial content or presentation.

Please see the Reflexology News & Professional Reflexology Privacy Policy

If any clause or provision of this agreement is determined to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under present or future law, then, in that event, such clause or provision will be severed from this agreement without affecting the enforceability of all remaining clauses and provisions. 

Disciplinary and Complaints Procedure

1. All members shall be subject to the Professional Reflexology (PR) disciplinary and complaints procedure.

2. Any complaint received against a member will be acknowledged by PR and recorded in the Register of Complaints.

3. The member will be informed immediately that a complaint has been raised and advised of the nature of the complaint based on the information available to PR at the time. The member may offer an explanation at that time or wait until a formal detailed complaint has been lodged.

4. The complainant will be informed of the disciplinary and complaints procedure, and at that time PR will request that the complainant detail in writing, within a period of 28 days, the nature of the complaint against the member together with any available supporting evidence.

5. In the event no formal written complaint is made the entry in the Register of Complaints will be erased

6. Upon receipt of the formal written complaint a copy will be made available to the member requesting comment, agreement or rebuttal within 28 days. The person lodging the complaint will be sent written confirmation of the formal investigation and the Chairperson of the Disciplinary Committee will be provided with a copy of the formal complaint.

7. On receipt of the reply by the member the Chairperson of the Disciplinary Committee in consultation with one or more relevantly qualified members (These forming the Disciplinary Committee) will determine if there is a case to be answered.

8. If the circumstances of the complaint are of a nature that could be covered by member's insurance policy the member will be advised to make immediate contact with the insurance company's claims department for advice. No further action will be taken until the insurance company has determined its interest in the case.

9. If, in the opinion of the Committee, the member has conducted her/him self contrary to the Code of Practice then the PR may take disciplinary action against the member.

10. If, in the opinion of the Committee there is no case to answer, the person making the complaint will be informed of the decision and the reasons for the decision.

11. If there is a case to be answered and there is no insurance involvement, the Chairperson of the Disciplinary Committee will consult with the committee and within 28 days of the decision to proceed make its findings known to the complainant and the member in writing.

12. The Disciplinary Committee may call or consult with such witnesses deemed necessary by the committee to resolve the complaint.

13. In cases deemed by the Chairperson of the Disciplinary Committee to be of a sufficiently serious nature the complainant and the member may be invited to give personal evidence if they wish to do so and each may be accompanied by a friend or adviser. All costs of attending any such meeting(s) shall fall to the complainant and the member.

14. Having considered the complaint and the member's reply, the Disciplinary Committee shall within 28 days, submit their decision to the complainant and the member.

15. Both the complainant and the member shall have the right to appeal against the decision of the Committee any such appeal shall be made in writing to the PR offices within 14 days of notification of the decision. No costs are charged for the initial process of the Disciplinary Committee but the appellant will be charged a fee of £75.00 to cover the costs of any such appeal.

16. In the case of the committee, having followed the above disciplinary and complaints procedure, finding the member guilty of a breach of the Code of Practice and Ethics it shall consider the seriousness of the nature of such breach and decide upon such disciplinary action as it deems appropriate. This action will amount to either suspension of membership or expulsion from the PR. In this event the committee's decision shall be final

Philip &Anna began to develop their Bach Flower essence work with their students and have since helped many hundreds of students and clients to resolve life issues and challenges, and to develop their own ability to be effective health practitioners.

They published their book in 1998 'Dr Bach's Flower Remedies and the Chakras' and had very positive feedback from both their students and others.The book helps to make choosing a Bach essence easier for the uninitiated and helps the more experienced to focus more on the positive quality of the essence and increases understanding of the application of the essences. It also has clear explanations of the significance of water to the essences effectiveness, and the chakras system.

It was republished in 2006 by Lotus Publishing and North Atlantic Books.

In 2006 Anna and Philip were asked by Ainsworths Homeopathic Pharmacy who produce a range of Bach Flower Remedies, to develop and teach a Bach Essence Course for them. This has been received well and levels Bach 1, 2 and 3 are available though out the year in Welbeck Street, London.

Anna and Philip also made presentations based on both the book and the work they developed from it. Anna continues their work teaching a number of Post graduate Workshops to Practitioners and Therapists. These include the 'Healing Us - Healing Them group of presentations as well as a 'Holographic Reflexology' workshop, which helps to expand on the understanding of repeated patterns and brings in the use of polarity and cranial techniques to enhance a Reflexology treatment. Anna has more recently begun working with Organisations delivering training in 'Responsible Responsibility'.

The Bi monthly Newsletter has details of workshops and seminars as well as hints and tips on using Flower Essences for our own health and development. Visit www.energyworks.co.uk or www.bachcourses.co.uk for more information.

Codes of Practice & Ethics for Professional Reflexology Members

  1. General Principles

Definition

Reflexology for the purposes of the Professional Reflexology Codes of Practice and Ethics shall be defined as the sedation and/or stimulation of reflexes of the hands and feet using only pressure provided by fingers and thumbs in a manner prescribed by the practitioners training, and the individual needs of the client.
This Code of Practice and Ethics is designed to encourage and uphold integrity and responsibility in the practice of Reflexology and to further the standing of our profession and of Professional Reflexologists.

  • Members shall skilfully and caringly practice Reflexology for the benefit of the client / patient.  Being aware of the client / patient relationship members shall develop listening skills and practice Reflexology with a caring attitude. The comfort and welfare of the client / patient shall have priority at all times.
  • Members shall recognise the unique nature of the individual and shall have respect for all religions, spiritual, political and social views irrespective of race, colour, creed or sex
  • A member may refuse to give treatment should they believe for whatever reason that to do so would not be in the best interest of the client/patient or practitioner, provided that the refusal is carried out in a professional manner.
  • Members should not speak or write disrespectfully of fellow reflexologists either publicly or to clients.
  • Members shall at all times conduct themselves in an honourable and courteous manner and with due diligence in their relations with their clients and the public. They shall work in a co-operative manner with other health care professionals and recognise and respect their particular contribution within the health care team, irrespective of whether they perform from an allopathic or complementary base.
  • Members are responsible for continuing their personal and professional development by updating their training and conferring with colleagues with a view to increasing their knowledge and awareness.
  • Members shall report research findings and clinical experience methodically and honestly.  Speculative theories should be clearly described and defined as such.

2. Responsibility towards Clients or Patients

  • A member shall recognise the responsibility he/she has towards a client/patient at all times.
  • During an initial consultation with a client / patient an accurate description of Reflexology should be given.
  • A statement of fees should be made before commencement of treatment.
  • Full and accurate records of treatments given should be kept.  The following details shall be included:-
  • Name, address, telephone number,
  • Name and Address of G.P.
  • Relevant details of medical history
  • Dates and findings of treatments
  • Case histories may be used anonymously in connection with research or the furtherance of knowledge
  • In practicing other therapies a member shall make clear to the client/patient that such therapies form no part of a Reflexology treatment.
  • Members shall respect confidential information obtained in the course of professional practice except where disclosure is required by law. Members have an implicit duty to keep attendances, all information, records and views formed about clients entirely confidential. No disclosure may be made to any third party, without the client's express consent unless it is required by due process of the law, whether by Statute, Statutory instrument, or court order.
  • The treatment of a client / patient shall be holistic.

3.  Members shall not

  • Diagnose a medical condition
  • Claim to cure
  • Use implements
  • Prescribe or administer remedies, herbs, supplements, essential oils or other products unless their training and qualifications entitle them to do so.
  • A member shall practice only within the limits of his / her professional training and competency.  No unqualified advice should be given.
  • Members shall not give the impression of medical training or other qualifications unless they possess them
  • A member who suspects that a client / patient is affected by any condition, medical or otherwise, should advise the client to consult their medical practitioner.

4. Publicity

  • Members shall seek to attract business fairly and professionally at all times.
  • Advertising shall be moral, ethical, truthful, and remain within the boundaries of this Code of Practice and Ethics.
  • Publicity shall be confined to drawing attention to the therapy available, the qualifications of the member and the offer of the member’s service(s) together with such details as are necessary for that purpose.
  • Within member publicity no claim shall be made to cure or diagnose medical conditions.
  • Members shall not seek to mislead, or to abuse the trust of, existing or potential clients / patients or to exploit any lack of knowledge.

5. The Practitioner

  • The member must ensure that his/her professional practice is fully covered by insurance against possible claims made against him/her in respect of public liability and malpractice.
  • A private treatment room with easy access to both toilet and hand washing facilities should be provided
  • Premises and equipment must be clean, hygienic and suitable for the practice of reflexology
  • Members should ensure that they themselves are medically, physically and psychologically fit to practise.
  • Members shall adhere to, and conduct their practice within, the law both national and local pertaining to the country in which their practice is based.
Tutors of Reflexology should have been in professional practice for at least five years before becoming eligible to establish a Practitioners Training Course.  Assistant tutors require three years professional experience. All Affiliated School tutors must be Professional Reflexology Members and hold a recognised teaching qualification.
 
This Code is not a substitute for those of other professional bodies to which a member may belong.  Members are encouraged to join professional bodies especially with regard to other disciplines that they may practice.
In the event of a complaint against a Member this Code shall form the basis for an discussion or action.
 

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