I have always had an interest in the body, health and fitness. My interest in reflexology started in my teens when I came across a book on the subject. Reflexology appealed to me because it is a manual therapy, which aims to balance the systems of the body, to promote vitality and well-being.
I gained my Diploma from the International Institute of Reflexology in 2012. Since starting to practice, I am intrigued and inspired by the effectiveness of reflexology, and the beneficial outcomes that my clients have reported. I believe that all our bodies ‘want’ to be healthy, energetic and full of life, but sometimes our systems can be knocked ‘off-balance’. This can impact on areas such as our mood, energy levels, sleep and mental clarity. It can also lead us to feel ‘below par’, or become prone to particular ailments.
Prior to studying reflexology, I completed an honours degree in Physiology and Sports Science, followed by a Masters degree in Physiotherapy. I worked for several years as a physiotherapist in the NHS, and in a private, sports-injuries clinic. Throughout this time I always kept a background interest in reflexology, often reading on the subject and practicing the techniques on myself.
Although I always enjoyed my work as a Physiotherapist, I felt a strong urge to practice more specifically as a manual therapist. I also wanted to be able to use manual therapy to help my clients feel better in themselves, through stimulating relaxation and balance within the body, in addition to aiding recovery from a specific injury or condition.
The opportunity arose after my maternity leave, when my two little boys were still young. I seized the chance to follow my passion for reflexology and began my studies. I am delighted to be in the position now where I can focus on reflexology from my own private practice, with a solid background in healthcare.
I am a member of the Association of Reflexologists. I am committed to providing the most effective reflexology treatment I can, and regularly partake in continuing professional development to advance my knowledge and skills.
To book an appointment with Emily, please call 07816 325 302.