Last week I went on a two day course with Hanne Marquardt on "Reflexotherapy". The course was really interesting and has yet again ignited my long standing passion in reflexology. Hanne is an incredible 85 year old woman, who has a lot of experience and knowledge behind her. She trained with one of the leading pioneer's in reflexology- Eunice Ingham, and has set up schools and lectures around the world. I learnt so much from Hanne and it was a very inspiring couple of days.
Two things I will take from this course are the 5 grips we learnt which can help to stabilize the Autonomous Nervous System, and the Reflexotherapy techniques for treating scars on the body. Scars that have been left by operations, accidents, or other reasons can often held a lot of emotional blockages, and can take a while for people to process. I learnt a technique from Hanne of how to work on these areas in the feet, by promoting blood flow to the area and so unblocking the stuck energy.
Hanne also taught us an interesting saying that "solutions lead to solutions"- meaning that the body's process of healing after a treatment (which can often mean getting rid of all the waste products through urine, faeces, snot and even tears) can lead to solutions of problems, whether that be a blocked digestive system, insomnia, pain in different areas, or any other reasons that led you to have reflexology in the first place.
I had a great time on the Aromareflex course yesterday. We learnt about 12 essential oils to combine in different ways to help enhance treatment objectives. It's a great way to combine aromatherapy with reflexology.
The different blends we learnt can help with a range of different problems. We looked at the following treatment objectives:
When you come for an aromareflex treatment, we will discuss what you want to get out of the treatment first. Then I will prepare a blend to use for the treatment, the remainder of which you can take home for your own use. Get in contact now to discuss having an aromareflex treatment.
As 2016 is now drawing to a close, it's time to look back on the year and look forward to 2017 and hopefully a more positive time. The negativity of 2016 seems to be all around- on the radio, in the newspapers and even on Christmas cards being sent this year.
However, a brighter outlook will help us all, and I feel like the new year is much needed for most of us to do this.
For Retreat 4 Your Feet, this year has been packed full of fun and memories. I brought in the New Year in Mozambique with my family, went on a road trip in Florida, had a city break in Barcelona, went to my 3rd (and muddiest!) Glastonbury, completed a Whole30 challenge, and passed my driving test(!)...all amongst working with the most lovely clients, all of whom I feel honoured to have helped and treated.
I have furthered my Reflexology knowledge by taking part in some great courses- including hot stone reflexology, a breakthrough seminar with Tony Porter, and linking meridians with reflexology.
There is also so much to be excited about for 2017!
Retreat 4 Your Feet is excited to announce that we will be working at FloVibe festival, which takes place in Northampton on 2nd-4th June. A unique festival where retreat meets festival, and you don't have to take a 1 week holiday to recover afterwards! The festival will include some amazing yoga, meditation and pilates workshops, lots of great music, and of course some treatments. You can purchase your tickets here: FloVibe Tickets and make sure to use the discount code: georgiefv to get some money off!
I'll also be taking part in more great courses, to keep my knowledge as up to date as possible.
I will be spending Christmas in Devon this year, and will be away from 23rd December- 2nd January. If I don't see you before Christmas, have a wonderful time, and I look forward to treating you in 2017!
Georgie created "Retreat 4 Your Feet" in 2011. The blog includes fun facts, personal stories, and general information.