Reflexologist of the Week

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Every week, we showcase one of our members here on the website and across our social media channels.
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Alex Critten PRM 

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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!

Email: alex@touch-healing.co.uk

Telephone: 07967 303110

Website: www.touch-healing.co.uk 

Facebook: www.facebook.co.uk/touch-healing

Twitter: @alexthefeet

Lotus Synge PRM

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Hello! I'm Lotus Synge from Reflexology Health in Cambridge and I trained at Reflexology Academy London with Hagar Basis & Melissa Softley.


I'm a 39-year-old mum of 2 lovely boys aged 6 and 9 and have been living in beautiful Cambridge for the last 8 years with my husband Dan. I love art and design and this was my background training before discovering the wonders of reflexology. I am passionate about being in the outdoors, especially with my camera. I love travelling, keeping healthy and helping others to feel the same.

I decided to train in reflexology after I woke up one morning and it was clear in my mind that this is what I should do. I started looking into courses that morning. I had been looking for a change of direction since having my son and had been thinking of various avenues I could go down but nothing felt clear until I decided on reflexology. I had also had some wonderful reflexology during my first pregnancy and was aware of the powerful benefits.

I was lucky to be surrounded by a holistic lifestyle as a child as my mum had a health food shop growing up and was also a kinesiologist, however until this point I hadn't felt it was my field. I realise now that my education started early in wellbeing and continues to influence my practice today.

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Pam Giblin PRM

I am Pam Giblin PRM from Reflect Reflexology in Newchurch Kent and studied at the London School of Reflexology with Louise Keet.

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I am lucky enough to be married to my best friend and soul mate who totally supports me in my work and goes along with all my ‘alternative lifestyle suggestions’ I feel very privileged and lucky to live in our beautiful house in a little rural village in Kent, which enables me to offer my clients a tranquil setting for their treatments with only the sound of nature to disturb their thoughts. I enjoy Pilates, going for long walks in the countryside, meditating, spending time with my family and going for long rides on my gorgeous horse who I’ve had the pleasure of having in my life for nearly 15 years.


I was inspired to learn reflexology from having regular treatments myself and the benefits I gained soon showed me what a powerful yet gentle therapy reflexology is, and how relaxed it made me feel after a stressful day at work. I have always wanted to do something to help other people, as I felt that there was and still is too much pain and suffering in the world and I wanted to do something to make a difference, hence my passion for reflexology being born.


The best thing about being a reflexologist is being able to make a difference to people’s lives every day. Seeing someone arrive in a stressed state, in pain, suffering from any number of different ailments, and watching them float away with a smile on their face is the best feeling in the world, I absolutely LOVE my ‘job’.

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Tamra Wychwood PRM

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I am Tamra Wychwood, from Daisy Daydream Reflexology in Cardigan, West Wales. I trained with David Wayte at Jubilee College, Sheffield.

I live on a smallholding with my husband and 3-year-old daughter.  I grow my own lavender to add to Epsom salt foot soaks (prior to treatments). We have pigs, geese, ducks, chickens and grow all our own veggies. I love being outdoors on the farm, growing things, going to the beach, walking, eating nice food!

I decided to train to be a reflexologist after I had a course of reflexology to help me through a difficult period. I loved it so much and it really helped improve my state of mind. It made me feel good and sleep better. I thought to myself ‘I would love to do this for a living!’ Already a qualified nurse, who was frustrated with not being able to spend quality time with my patients I realised that I could possibly help people feel better through reflexology.

The best thing about being a reflexologist is to see a person ‘glow’ and look so at peace after a session with me! I really put my all into a session. I encourage my clients not to talk during the treatment, so they can best enjoy the ‘me time’. This also allows me to concentrate on sending positive energy to areas of need, improving their overall well-being whilst giving them a peaceful experience.

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Sandra Trevor-Wilson PRM  

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My name is Sandra Trevor-Wilson PRM and my practice is Relaxing Therapy in West Byfleet, Surrey.
I recently qualified at Level 5 having studied at the Susie Jennings School of Reflexology
I live with my husband in a fairly large village. We have a cat that behaves like a dog; this could be down to the training! We have an allotment and love eating our own fresh produce. I enjoy walking and have done a couple of “Moon Walks” the half and full marathon. I love being by the sea and hearing the sound of the waves, being outside in the sun. I read a lot of books usually Reflexology or therapy related.

I wanted to do something different with my life but hadn’t a clue as to what. I had worked for twenty plus years as a bespoke curtain and bedding maker until the orders started to dry up as cheaper options were available. Needing a job to pay the bills I started working at the local Waitrose and am still working there three days a week. At the time my mother-in-law was in a care home, her dementia had worsened and she was no longer able to stay at home. We visited her daily as the care home was just up the road from us. I would sit holding her hand, patting, squeezing and stroking it. I was always amazed by how this calmed her, and she seemed much happier when we left. I had heard of Reflexology and decided to look into it……. I was hooked and knew that this was what I wanted. I immediately looked for a school that could offer the highest standard of learning, support and a qualification recognised by a professional body.

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Michelle Kyle Jones PRM 

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Michelle runs MJK Reflexology, an independent reflexology business in Sutton, Surrey and is one of our first PR members and graduates of level 5 reflexology. We ask what her why she became a reflexologist and what’s made her a successful reflexology practitioner.

Why did you choose to become a reflexologist?

In my late 30’s my biological clock was ticking, we’d been trying to conceive for over 10 years, it just wasn’t happening and we had all but given up trying until a friend at work suggested I give reflexology a go. I remember telling her she was crazy if she thought someone could rub my feet to get me pregnant, it was the most ridiculous thing I’d ever heard, but something was just nudging me to have a session, nothing to lose right?

After 3 monthly sessions I fell pregnant, I could not believe my eyes, and not only that, 3 months after he was born I found out I was pregnant AGAIN!  Needless to say, I gave reflexology a wide birth for a while, (excuse the pun), although not for too long.  I was convinced this weird and wonderful therapy was the reason I had two beautiful boys, I could not ignore the fact that there is so much we don’t know about our bodies.

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 Suzanne Travis PRM

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Suzanne is from Belton Doncaster and is married with two children. She trained with the Northern School of Reflexology, qualifying in 2006. Suzanne says: -

I am married with two children, now young adults and making their own way in the world. I love my work, 5 rhythms dancing, and every now and again I come back to my creative work, whether it be painting, drawing, felt making or stained glass.

In my 25-year teaching career, I always felt I was ‘wearing the wrong pair of shoes’.
It took me 5 years to leave teaching, gradually reducing my hours until I finally took the plunge and left in order to train as a Reflexologist. I trained and qualified with the Northern School of Reflexology in 2006. Reflexology wasn’t my first choice when I was scouting around for some kind of healing practice. However, little did I know that a whole new world was about to open up before me and over the coming years, I was to discover that Reflexology can benefit not just the whole body, but also deal with emotional and spiritual issues as well.The exploration of my subject gradually lead me down the pathway of working with the meridians with a fascination for energy-related techniques.

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