Whilst pregnant with my first child I experienced the benefits of reflexology and I loved every minute of it! So rather than return to my position of Marketing Manager for a communications company I trained with the International Institute of Reflexology (IIR) and passed my IIR Diploma in Reflexology in London (one year course).
I passed my IRR qualification in September 2012 and have gained a wealth of qualifications and experience since.
I trained in 2014 with Barbara Scott who founded the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists (ARR) to which I am a full member. My training was extremely comprehensive and required the submission of detailed case studies. This membership ensures I am up to date with the latest trends/changes in the world of fertility.
I am very pleased and proud to confirm that I have helped a number of my clients conceive – this is an amazing feeling!! Many clients then stay with me for maternity reflexology.
I do insist on booking a 90 minute Fertility Consultation with new clients. This is simply because this is such a wide subject and I need to ensure I have as much information as possible to put a plan together. During the first session we go through a detailed questionnaire and I follow up with my own questions (e.g. do you know when you are ovulating? how would you describe your lifestyle, diet, how long is your cycle?, what are your stress levels like and why?). I can then put a bespoke plan together based on this information. I ask about your fertility journey to date and about any tests you have had at the doctors / hospital. Many clients come to see me after given the diagnosis of ‘unexplained infertility’ – sometimes it is a matter of making some diet and lifestyle changes. Some clients visit me with secondary infertility – the pressure of wanting a sibling for your child is very tough. A client with secondary infertility recently fell pregnant after 5 weekly treatments with me – which was amazing! She found the treatments alone extremely relaxing and was able to totally switch off. I recommend hand reflexology for my clients they can do on themselves at home (it is really simple but very effective). The aim is to tell the body what it should be doing.