- PASSION & PURPOSE -
Hi, I’m Laura! This is a little bit about me and my journey towards becoming a reflexologist. I am so very passionate about reflexology, and believe that once you have tried it, you will love it too!
– THE BEGINNING OF A PASSION –
I first became interested in holistic therapies, when I was studying Human and Biological Sciences at university. A fellow student was a practicing holistic therapist with a particular interest in reflexology; and noticing I was a “little stressed” during my exams, kindly offered me a free reflexology treatment. I was a bit skeptical but felt absolutely amazing afterward. I wanted to know more about reflexology and enrolled onto the reflexology course at a local college. Since then, reflexology has been my passion, but I always felt I needed to know more before going into practice. However, at the time I couldn’t find any additional courses to expand my knowledge. I continued to practice on friends and family for a number of years, always wanting to return to my reflexology studies one day.
– CONTINUING TO LEARN & GROW –
Following on from some research into reflexology courses I decided to re-train in 2014 with Allison Walker, an amazing reflexologist who teaches the Level 5 Centralia Reflexology Mastership course at the Contemporary Reflexology College. The course is fantastic and includes some specialist areas (fertility and maternity care and palliative care). I have also completed a 2-day training course on Adaptive Reflex Therapy for Back Pain and Whiplash with Gunnel Berry at the Christie Hospital Complementary Therapy Unit. Having successfully passed these courses, I want to use my skills to deliver excellent bespoke clinical reflexology treatments to my clients.
In July 2016 I attended a course in Functional Reflex Therapy taught by Lorraine Senior who developed this technique. Functional Reflex Therapy is an area of reflexology designed to support children and adults with autism, learning difficulties, special educational needs and more recently is being delivered to people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. It is a gentle, structured routine that is very relaxing! I really loved learning this new technique and how to train parents and carers to deliver this treatment!