I thought a good place to start my blog would be my first experience of Reflexology. It was during a holiday in Africa with my family, when I was 8/9 years old. My siblings and I had been taken to a very special safari camp in Africa, http://www.garonga.com/ where we were taken for a Christmas holiday. My parents treated me to a short treatment of Reflexology whilst we were there, in "Sala" the treatment room. I found the whole experience completely extraordinary, to having the treatment itself.
The smell that hit me when I walked into the treatment room was incredible, a gorgeous mixture of Neroli, Lavender and Eucalyptus essential oils. The therapist welcomed me in, and I lay on the massage couch, not really knowing what to do, she covered me with a blanket which I thought strange considering the temperature there, but thanking her for it later on in the treatment when I got a bit cold (it is said that the blood from the surface of your skin goes deeper to repair your organs during a treatment.)
Then she began the reflexology, a shorter session because I was so young. I loved every second of it. Asked endless questions, and was fascinated by what the therapist was doing! She talked me through everything and I felt inspired. She then gave me foot maps after the treatment and said if I wanted to do something special when I was older I should do reflexology.
I still have these foot maps, which were shoved into a box in my room when I was younger. I forgot about my passion for reflexology until I left university in 2010, feeling it didn't suit me, and regained my interest.
I began reading lots of books from the library on reflexology and booked myself onto a course, which I completed in 2011. I felt I had really found something that I was genuinely passionate about, and wanted to pursue. Soon after I completed my course I booked onto a Maternity Reflexology course with Louise Keet, (http://www.learnreflexology.com/) which I use almost every day now, with pregnant clients.
I am lucky enough to have found something in life that truly interests me and that I love doing.
Georgie created "Retreat 4 Your Feet" in 2011. The blog includes fun facts, personal stories, and general information.