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Andy Blackwell MAR Mobile reflexology in and around Bath

Relax with Reflexology

In this article at Asiana.tv online, Fariha Sabir enthuses about her first, but by no means last it seems, experience of Reflexology.

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Simple reflexology techniques to try to help a colicky baby

Here is an article in Baby Magazine that gives a few easy to use reflexology techniques for anybody trying to soothe and calm a colicky baby.

Reflexology for Soothing Crying Babies

Sally Earlam, Maternity Specialist for the Association of Reflexologists, shares some simple reflexology moves on baby's feet that may help reduce crying fits:

Reflexology for Soothing Crying Babies

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What's all the fuss about Parabens?

This blog by one of my reflexologist colleagues gives an excellent introduction to what Parabens are and how harmful they are to us:

What can reflexology offer you?

Cosmetic magazine have been talking to the Association of Reflexologists and have published this Question & Answer article about what reflexology can do for you.

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Alternative health: an expert explains the benefits of reflexology

A good article on #Reflexology and its benefits by a London-based #Reflexologist and Member of the Association of Reflexologists, Rosanna Bickerton

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Trying Out Reflexology - Bangs & A Bun

London-based writer, blogger, exercise fanatic, and fashiony type Bangs & A Bun (Muireann Carey-Campbell) shares her account of her very enjoyable first experience of Reflexology

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Why standing barefoot is healthier

Ever wonder why so many people have knee and hip pain when the foot is obviously more fragile? Shoes can protect your feet, but they often cause more problems...
Have a look at this article on "How Shoes Hurt You & Why Standing Barefoot is Healthier"

How Stress Affects the Body

Bearing in mind that Reflexology can provide relief from stress, anxiety and tension you may be interested in having a look at this article which gives some facts about stress and the effects it has on the body. Did you know that the American Medical Association has noted that stress is the basic cause of more than 60% of all human illness and disease?

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I'm now on a Professional Standards Authority (PSA) approved Accredited Voluntary Register

The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register has been approved as an Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for Health and Social Care. This means that I am now on an Accredited Voluntary Register (or the FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register), which has been independently assessed and approved by the Professional Standards Authority.
The PSA oversees statutory bodies that regulate health and social care professionals in the UK, including the General Medical Council (medical doctors), Nursing and Midwifery Council (nurses and midwives); General Chiropractic Council (chiropractors), and Health and Care Professions Council (arts therapy, chiropody/podiatry, nutrition, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, practitioner psychologists, and others).
The PSA also sets standards for organisations holding voluntary registers for health and social care occupations that are not statutorily regulated, such as complementary therapy, and accredits registers that meet these standards. These PSA-accredited registers are referred to as Accredited Voluntary Registers (AVRs).

High heels?

Ladies, if you're interested in reflexology and looking after your feet you might want to have a look at this medical article about wearing high heels

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Reflexology 'as effective as painkillers'

You can follow the link below to see an article from the Daily Telegraph about research at the University of Portsmouth which showed that reflexology can be an effective complement to conventional drug therapy in treating pain-related medical conditions.

Daily Telegraph online article

I'm a VRT Practitioner

Having been trained in Advanced techniques of Vertical Reflexology Technique (VRT) I include this in treatments when I consider it appropriate and if you are comfortable.

VRT, 'the Booth Method', is a form of reflexology where the hands or feet are worked in a weight-bearing position for short periods, providing an intensive level of treatment that can aid general well-being, relieve tension in the body and bring about a state of relaxation throughout the body.

Reflexologist Lynne Booth developed this unique method of reflexology over 20 years and in 2011 received an award from the Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicine (ICNM) for this ‘Outstanding Contribution to Complementary Medicine’.

Learn more about VRT from the Booth VRT website.

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