Its been a busy 6 months with the building work at home and I am now feeling that life is getting straight and the dust has finally settled (well most of it!). The treatment room was worth the wait and is really relaxing and I am so pleased to have had lots of positive feedback from clients about it too.
With the calm, I have been reflecting on my reflexology journey and how so many clients recommend others and re-book with me repeatedly. Its been, and continues to be a joy in helping clients with ailments and stress reduction. A lovely lady said to me this week "you are wonderful at this, you have a real passion to help people and an interest in finding the best way to do this". This made me wonder if people return not only due to the benefits clients experience but the fact that I look at my clients in a holistic manner, rather than 'walking symptoms' as modern medicine does. By understanding the client and their needs, and addressing issues in a holistic way, they receive a totally individualised, comprehensive an inclusive treatment that has proven to be hugely beneficial for many, and in some cases life changing.
it is true that my treatments are a bit longer than most reflexologists, spend time taking a comprehensive medical history and I always adapt treatments as things change. I try to go the extra mile, whether that is suggesting self-help techniques or researching latest developments, all to meet clients needs as much as possible. The little extras during the treatments, such as hot flannels, are things I would like if I were the client. I can do this because I am my own boss and I want to help people as much as I can.
I think perhaps all of these things combined are why I love what I do and is why my clients feel so positive about Sole Therapy Reflexology.
I am a mum of 2 young boys and prior to becoming a reflexologist I worked within health and education. I am a former Midwife and have also worked in adult education and schools with children with additional needs. As a Midwife, I became frustrated with hospital policies, time limits and staffing, all of which prevented me from being able to give the quality of care and time that I wished to give to families at this precious time in their lives. Working with children and adults in a variety of roles, has helped develop my knowledge and skills in working with people from all walks of life.