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20th-26th September is World Reflexology Week

Yes! World Reflexology Week is really a thing, or rather an event and a time for reflexologists around the world to share how fabulous reflexology is, (I’m biased of course but you’ll certainly agree with me if you’ve experienced it), its a therapy for all ages, for stress and anxiety, for fertility, maternity, the menopause and so, so much more!

So, to get things started I thought I’d share a little about me and why I became a reflexologist at the age of 47 because my ‘career plan’ had only ever been to work with children. Never, ever did it cross my mind to have more than one career path until life steered me in different directions and I came across Reflexology AND very quickly began to reap the rewards, I slept better, my back didn't ache, I had clarity and felt happier.

I loved working with children although my back didn’t, so I had regular massages and reflexology which helped with aches, pains and became part of my monthly self-care as preventative maintenance then my reflexology sessions really came into their own when my mental health wellbeing took a tumble in 2009. Reflexology significantly eased feelings of anxiety and restored a deep sense of calm. Over time I began to revaluate my life and the stage I was at. I decided to change my working life because I wanted to share the wonders of reflexology with others and help others feel a sense of well-being that I had enjoyed and benefitted from, so I returned to college and the rest is history (as they say), I haven’t ever looked back.

World Reflexology Week is a perfect time to explain what reflexology is and how it works.

It's a non-intrusive complementary therapy to help support health & wellbeing. It’s based on the principles that there are reflex points that correspond with all systems, organs and skeletal aspects of the body, the reflex points can actually be found on the feet, hands, face & ears, as a practitioner I work with the hands, face & mostly the feet.

So, how does it work?

By applying pressure & massage to all reflex points it stimulates the nerve endings & improves circulation which in turn encourages energy to flow freely throughout the body. If there are feelings of tenderness or a granular sensation that’s indicative of imbalances and congestion within that specific area of the body so as a reflexologist I’d remain on that area for longer until the flow of energy improved, and the congestion had cleared. The body soon begins to respond promoting a feeling of wellbeing as tension lifts, stress is eased, leaving you feeling calm, rebalanced and very relaxed.

The benefits

If you are unfamiliar with this complementary therapy you may be surprised to learn of so many benefits, that is the power of reflexology, our bodies are great at balancing once given a nudge in the right direction.

Quite often our feet are the last part of the body to be given any real attention, so with some dedicated time, pressure, massage and the stimulation of over 7000 nerve endings in each foot all of these benefits can have a wonderful impact physically, mentally and emotionally.

Relieve stress and anxiety

Reduce pain

Improve mood

Improve the sense of wellbeing

Improve circulation

Boost immune system

Balance the body

Improve sleep patterns

Encourage relaxation

Increase energy

Detox the body

I’ll be adding more posts during this week to my social media about how you may feel after a treatment and aftercare advice too, you can follow me on and

If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning a free hour of reflexology with me at R&R Therapy in South Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne check both Facebook & Instagram on Friday 24th September 2021 for my competition in which I’ll announce the winner on the evening of Sunday 26th September 2021.

If you miss the competition and are new to the idea of Reflexology when you book and you’ll save 10% until 31st October 2021 you can book with R&R Therapy by clicking on the contact me form

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