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We have been asked more and more of late if we could open Membership to Professional Reflexologists outside of the UK. So, we have been working to integrate non-UK residents into PR  and so:

International Membership is now open and ready to go!
If you are a Reflexologist outside of the UK and want to take advantage of the unique benefits of being part of the PR family then, now you can!
All you need to do is click here for all the information and we can't wait to welcome you aboard:

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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 and Fertility

However, according to an increasing number of women who have been in precisely this situation, they have found that the ancient art of reflexology can make a difference. Many believe that regular treatments helped them become pregnant. Reflexology is based on the principle that certain reflex points on the feet are directly linked to different organs of the body. When the points on the foot are stimulated by massage, it is thought that this then stimulates the corresponding organ.

Reflexology may enhance fertility by improving blood circulation throughout the body, and encouraging the elimination of toxins. By massaging different points on the feet (such as the ovary reflex and fallopian tube reflex), therapists claim that they can unblock energy pathways in the body, helping to regain the body's natural balance and heal itself. Ultimately this can have a positive effect on balancing hormone levels and regulating menstrual cycles.

It's widely recognised too that reflexology is an excellent aid to relaxation, which, of course, alleviates stress and tension so that the body is in the best possible condition for conception to occur. Therapists believe that the energy released during a treatment gently stimulates the reproductive organs, thus promoting optimal hormonal and glandular functioning.

Louise Keet, Principal of the London School of Reflexology, is a huge advocate of specific pregnancy reflexology techniques, which appear to have some very positive outcomes, and which may help women ovulate and regain periods, and assist them to manage Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, endometriosis, fibroids and early menopause. Many women who have undergone these techniques go on to achieve a viable pregnancy, she says.

A treatment where the main objective is to conceive may focus on balancing all bodily systems, while also paying particular attention to a number of associated reflexes, such as that of the pituitary gland, which regulates hormones associated with reproduction. Along with this, the ovary, uterus and fallopian tube reflexes will require additional focus. There may be some focus on correlating areas of the spine reflex, too, as it's thought that compression to the spinal nerve route can affect the functioning of an organ, gland or part of the body.

In order to have maximum effect, the therapist must consider the patient holistically, identifying if anything else is happening that may be preventing pregnancy from occurring. Stresses or worries at home or work, for example, can negatively impact the body's equilibrium, and lifestyle factors – diet, exercise and water intake – must also be considered.

There's a big "may" about all this, though, because the effect of reflexology treatments on fertility can't yet be scientifically proven. Some years ago a Devon-based reflexologist, Jane Holt, was involved in the setting up of a randomised controlled research trial at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, 'to determine the effectiveness of reflexology in ovulation induction. Around 30 women, from a total of roughly 100, apparently became pregnant – but detailed results of this very small survey are sadly hard to come by, so anecdotal evidence is the best that we can do at present.

For those who are pregnant – naturally or otherwise – reflexology treatments have been known to relieve pregnancy symptoms such as back pain, nausea, insomnia, fatigue, headaches and swollen legs. Many women enjoy reflexology throughout their pregnancy to help stay balanced during this time of great internal change – and many also use it to kick start labour if they have reached, or gone beyond, their due date. It's thought that it may stimulate the release of oxytocin to encourage contractions and get labour started. Midwives and Health Care Professionals are warming towards the benefits of reflexology for women past their due date.

As with many branches of complementary medicine, the results of this ancient form of healing can't easily be quantified, but there do appear to be some clear benefits – from relaxing future mums and dads to aiding conception and balancing out the hormonal fluctuations. The road to pregnancy and beyond can be long and hard – reflexology may just help you put your best foot forward...

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