Alex Critten PRM
I’m Alex Critten from Touch Healing Reflexology & Reiki; Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. I trained with Inspira Academy, here in South Wales.
I am Mummy to two fabulous children, a girl of Six and a Boy of Three. I really appreciate family time and that is my go-to for taking stock, especially getting outdoors and down to the beach that we live by. Catching up with friends. Otherwise, you will find me in the gym, training for obstacle courses. I have four lined up this year! I completed Tough Mudder last year with our team and am doing it again this year. I completed Invncbl for the first time last week and I’m going for the Triad of Invncbl (completing all three events) this year. Not one to shy off a challenge!
I decided to train as reflexologist through personal experience of the therapy. I’ve followed an interest in alternative lifestyle since quite young, so when my husband and I found conceiving our first child was taking much longer than we hoped (and were told that medically, everything was ok), I turned to Reflexology. A few months into receiving regular sessions, I discovered that I was pregnant, around the same time that I signed up to train and I’ve never looked back.
The people you meet and the experiences that you share are the best things about being a reflexologist. Supporting people who are going through some of the best times and not so great times. Hearing that someone is sleeping better, is less anxious, is readjusting their lifestyle, for THEM; And I supported them during those processes.
I would say I have two greatest success stories:
1) Helping to set up a Complementary Health project at the community Mental Health house I worked at (and supporting a lovely University Placement Student who goes by the name of Sally Kay. Yes, THE Sally Kay!), to enable those staying with us to be able to access Reflexology, amongst other therapies for free.
2) Pregnancies! Supporting people who have had a long journey before that long awaited baby has arrived and they have received regular Reflexology with me. You cannot compare how it feels to hear from that person that they are going to be a Mum/ Dad or receiving the news that someone has just given birth to that much-longed for baby.
The thing I love about reflexology is that everyone can benefit from it. The power of touch is so important and by utilising Reflexology, we can enable people to activate their own healing, giving them control back. For example, during times of illness, whether it be ourselves or loved ones, being unwell can make us unsure of what best to do. Reflexology allows time refocus, rest and reset. My Children absolutely love it!
Telephone: 07967 303110