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PR's "Returning to Work" Members Pack.
Returning to work social media pack

 

Here is our "Return to Work Pack" for Reflexologists.

It includes the things we feel are useful for all Reflexologists in the lead up to returning to treat clients. Even if you aren't looking at returning as soon as we can, you can certainly make use of what's in there when you do including Risk Assessments, Client Declarations, Checklists, Social Media Graphics, other graphics plus much more!

It will be updated as and when we have more information and guidance from the government and will let you know when things get altered...

Click the picture and head to Member downloads

Professional Reflexology Podcasts 

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Podcasts have quickly become a fantastic way to catch up with a wide range of subjects and Reflexology is no exception.


PR has produced a great set of podcasts with well-known contributors from the world of Reflexology, plus clients and supporters of our therapy, sharing their opinions.

All ready for you so just click the picture to listen in!

Three New PR Affiliated Schools

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At PR we are pleased to announce that three new Affiliated Schools with four new venues will be teaching the Professional Reflexology Practioner Diploma (PRD) from Spring 2021.
 

This includes our first Affiliated School in Scotland, Jacq Munro's The Munro School of Complementary Therapies which offers two venues, one in Glasgow and one in Aberdeen. 

Another first is the Judy Buckley School of Reflexology. Our first Affiliated School in Ireland

In Sussex, we are joined by the Christina Lyne School of Reflexology.

Looking to train as a great Reflexologist? Choose a Professional Reflexology Affiliated School! 

"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 x

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 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)


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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.

Reflexology Information

PR MEMBER REFLEXOLOGY INSURANCE EXPLAINED

pr member reflexology insuranceIt is essential for a practicing Reflexologist to have a comprehensive insurance policy.

PR has worked with the UK's leading broker for complementary therapists, Balens Ltd. since we started and, with their expertise, have developed what we believe to be the perfect package for our Members.

With full reflexology insurance cover from just £53, the package offers protection for our members in well over 100 therapies, plus a host of added extras you wouldn't expect.
Student membership is only £29 and includes must have insurance to cover case studies.

These are just a few of the benefits included in the PR standard policy:

  • Medical Malpractice covers risks involved in your treatment.
  • (Full malpractice retroactive cover for previously insured work).
  • Professional Indemnity covers any advice you give that may affect someone financially
  • Product Liability (if there was a defect in any product you sell)
  • *DAS Legal Expenses package covering Inland Revenue Investigation, Free legal advice helpline including Legal/Tax advice, counselling, criminal allegations made against you and business support services plus many other features.
  • Loss of Reputation.
  • Breach of Intellectual Property.
  • Client Confidentiality Protection.
  • Loss of Documents cover.
  • First Aid cover as well as Good Samaritan Acts.
  • Public Liability which covers injury caused to clients or for damage caused to their property through acts of negligence.
  • *Wide range of free 24 hour Advice lines

* If, for example you were subject to an investigation by HMRC, included in the PR Full Member scheme is a separate Legal and Taxation Policy Package through DAS and covers Defence and other costs up to £100,000.

A fantastic deal for your peace of mind. Please click on the link to download the Declaration form, complete, then return to: Balens Ltd, Bridge House, Portland Rd, Malvern, WR14 2TA

The Technical Documents zip file is also here to download, including Terms, Facts, GDPR etc.

 

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In Praise of Reflexology: a Client's Experience by Prof. Angie Hobbs PhD FRSA

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Prominent British Philosopher, Prof. Angie Hobbs 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.
So at my first session, when my reflexologist asked me about my symptoms and medical history, I said that I should prefer to say nothing and see what she diagnosed during the treatment... 

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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?

what is reflexology
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 a 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 professionally. All Professional Reflexology Members PRM meet our stringent requirements for Membership.

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Reflexology and Fertility

Reflexology For FertilityThere'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. Fertility expert Zita West estimates that one in six couples face issues when trying for a baby – and the number having problems conceiving is growing.

There can be many reasons that may hamper falling pregnant, but often women find themselves in the frustrating situation of not being given any specific cause for their conception issues, despite the various medical tests and assessment they have undergone. Understandably this can cause great stress and a Catch-22 situation: a pregnancy won't occur until you relax, which is nearly impossible because you're worried you can't get pregnant. Worry and anxiety over not being able to have children can create very physical conditions that prevent conception.

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Reflexology For Sinuses (A Client's Perspective)

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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

i wish i had taken my reflexologist 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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Is it all in the mind?
its all in the mind


All Reflexologists have heard this said at one time or another.
'There is no scientific proof' is another. But are they right?

It is true to say that the bulk of evidence in favour  of reflexology is anecdotal, nevertheless, there is an increasing body of scientific evidence

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Could Reflexology Help Tinnitus?
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We know a client 'Alex' believes it helped him. Tinnitus is a condition, or to be more precise, a symptom of the underlying condition(s) involving a sensation of sound when no external sound exists...

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