August seems to be busy month no matter who you are or what you do. Parents have children off school and lots of people take their holiday either flying off abroad, staying closer to home or even staying at home (staycation). It has been, so far, very busy.
So I feel like I’ve had a bit of a transitioning period lately. Completing my courses after 9 months of hard work and exams, and then realising I actually need, and would like to, put my new found skills of Reflexology and Aromatherapy into practice. A little recap of what they actually are:-
Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that encourages the body to balance and heal itself. It involves applying finger or thumb pressure to specific points on the hands and feet. These points are called “reflexes” and they reflect, or mirror, the organs and structures of the body as well as a person’s emotional health. In this way, the hands and feet are “mini maps” of the body that can be used to encourage holistic healing. It is extremely relaxing.
Aromatherapy is the art and science of using oils extracted from aromatic plants to enhance health, beauty and emotional wellbeing. These oils represent the “life force” of the plants – they are essential to the plants’ biological processes, as well as being the substance that gives them their scent. Synthetic oils, even if chemically similar, will lack all the natural elements, and this vital life-force.
Thus only natural essential oils are therapeutically valuable. Essential oils are extracted from flowers, herbs, spices, fruit, bark, roots, seeds and grasses. They are used in massage, baths, compresses, inhalations, vaporisation and perfumes.
The Holsworthy Foot Health Clinic
I have been extremely lucky and recently started working at The Holsworthy Foot Health Clinic each Tuesday. To find out more you can access the website here
The owner, Debra De Ste Croix S.A.C Dip O.A Dip is a fully qualified Foot Health Practitioner. What does one of those do, I hear you cry.
A Foot Health Practitioner (FHP) is qualified to provide routine footcare and maintenance for your feet. They can assess the condition of your feet and treat as appropriate and refer you if necessary.
Initially I thought I would be offering just Reflexology but the owner, Debbie, is very happy for me to offer other treatments also. I’ve been made very welcome by Debbie and her team (Debbie owns the clinic, but there are other therapists also working there on different days). The nice thing for me is that I feel like I’ve joined a little team all encouraging and supporting one another.
To introduce myself to the Clinic, and in the hope of gaining some new reflexology clients (well at least I’m honest!), I am currently offering a 40 minute reflexology session for only £25.
If you are curious about the treatment, suffer with headaches, have trouble sleeping or would just like a bit of relaxation, please either make a booking with me at my own treatment room or, if you live in the area, come and see me at The Holsworthy Foot Health Clinic.
I will be there each Tuesday offering not only reflexology but massages and facials too. It would be lovely to see you.
Enjoy the rest of the Summer.
Many thanks for reading.