At the start of this month I went on a course in Reflexology Lymph Drainage, with Sally Kay. Sally has developed a reflexology sequence that can help improve lymphoedema in breast cancer patients. She has carried out extensive research to prove that the treatment has results, and we were shown some amazing results that she has had with it, where swelling has visibly reduced, and the clients quality of life has improved.
The sequence works to move the stagnant lymph around the body. Clients that have had this treatment report a feeling of "pins and needles, pain moving, cold fizzing, tingling" during the treatment.
RLD cannot claim to repair the problem if lymphoedema is severe, but it can help with coping with the problem, and can improve symptoms. It won't make it simply go away, but will help!
RLD can also be used for people who suffer with migraines, arthritis, asthma, eczema, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, ME, sinus problems, muscular tension, premenstrual syndrome.
From experiencing the treatment on the course, I have seen personally that it is a hugely beneficial treatment. I have been having problems with my sinuses since a bought of flu 2 months ago, and I felt that shift and move on. I also felt and heart my digestive system moving during the treatment, and although the treatment doesn't work directly over these areas, the lymphatic system (which it does work on) is a system which interacts with the digestive system, the cardiovascular system and the immune system, so it is a key area to work on!
I will be using parts of the RLD technique in my day to day treatments, and am going to focus the specific technique on case studies and patients that have breast cancer or any of the above problems that RLD can also help with.
Have a look at this YouTube video to hear more from Sally Kay:
This month means NO SHOPPING!
I don't mean shopping for food, but I do mean shopping for clothes, things I don't need, materialistic items and meaningless objects!
By doing this I am hoping to save some money through the month, and to realise how I don't need any more "stuff"!
I often find myself wasting hours of time on internet shopping sites, trawling through the endless options, to then only return the majority of the things I buy. It is a waste of time which could be better spent doing other things.
I love shopping, and it is something I have loved since I was young. February is a short month (I didn't do this intentially!) so I think I will just about manage.
P.S this does not mean I can't shop for food- as this is a neccessity!!
My mother, Katie Sandeman, is a birth doula and she is highly recommended.
A birth doula is there to support you in any decisions you make with regards to the birth of your child. She will offer one-to-one support during the ante natal period and throughout the birth itself.
She is also a breast feeding support volunteer at Chelsea & Westminster, so can help iron out any problems following the birth of your child and any breastfeeding issues you may be having.
If you are interested in having extra support during your birth, please contact Katie at:
I have been asking lots of my clients what their new years resolutions are this January. I've heard some very good ones, and I decided it was about time I set myself one, or two, or three....or TWELVE! So I went about setting myself some monthly resolutions...
I'm excited about this year, as I have lots of exciting new changes in my personal life, such as becoming an auntie!
I'm hoping to be able to complete all of these monthly resolutions and I will let you know how I am getting on throughout the year.
One of my goals for 2018 is to make time for myself- and you should do this too!
Whether this means getting up a bit earlier in the morning to go for a walk or run before work, making time to meditate on your lunch-break, reading a book in the evening instead of watching TV, giving yourself a break from your phone and social media, and spending the time doing the things you love to do.
We spend too much time rushing around and not being present- I think we are all guilty of this in London!
And yes- this does mean making time for treatments such as reflexology. Get your appointment booked in now!
I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of my clients, existing and new, a very happy and healthy new year! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and are settling into 2018 nicely.
Hot stone reflexology proved very popular towards the end of 2017, during those chilly days, and I've had some clients who are complete converts now! Make sure you try it out if you haven't already.
This year I want more people to try aromareflex. During an aromareflex treatment we will discuss a focus for your treatment. Whether that is energy levels, hormone balance, immune system boosting, muscular aches and pains etc. A unique blend will be made up for you, and used during your treatment, and then the remainder will be given to you to use at home. With all the viruses and bugs going around at the moment, I'll be offering free immune boosting blends to try out in your treatments in January.
January is a time for many to detox and reset, so what better way to do that than to organise a pamper party in your own home. Get a group of friends together and then decide which treatments you would like to have, then get in touch to arrange it with me.
In 2018 I will be embarking on some new studies. I'll be going on a course in February to learn all about reflexology and lymphatic drainage, which can be very effective and helpful when a client is suffering from lymphoedema.
Happy new year and let's make it a good one!
I treated my first paying client 5 years ago today, and from then until now, I have treated over 450 different clients, and completed 15 different courses- ranging from maternity, to cancer care, to aromatherapy. I have volunteered for Crisis at Christmas, treating homeless people in a centre set up for Christmas, I have treated the feet of marathon runners, I've worked at my first festival...
My techniques have improved and I have gained so much experience over the past 5 years- I have learnt a huge amount. I want to say ThAnK YoU to you for being one of my loyal clients!
Georgie created "Retreat 4 Your Feet" in 2011. The blog includes fun facts, personal stories, and general information.