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More Reflexology less time to Blog!

I know I have been very quiet on here, and like all good plans my blogging ones have not materialised this year! But I’m being kind to myself and accepting I have been very busy with my reflexology and mindfulness clients, busy getting married and busy supporting my son through his GCSE exams. A busy bee indeed! I thought after my hiatus and in line with appreciating what I have done rather than focusing on what I have not, I would spend some time looking over some of my favourite previous posts from over the years . I didn’t realise I have written so much!

Ok, so the first one i have revisited is from 2016 and really would have been a great opening blog right back in 2008. In this post I explore why I chose the name Breathe for my therapy business. It is quite a personal piece which is not common for my writing. I normally keep away from sharing my own stuff. So if you’d like to read about how I came up with my business name have a little click below

Why Breathe 2016

The next post I have chosen is essentially the principles of mindfulness. I find mindfulness invaluable, I am far from my goals but being ok with this is just another way of expanding my mindfulness work. Non striving is so tough for me as I am, like so many others, a goal orientated box ticker!!! ( and in mean that in a non-judgmental way of course!!) Click the link below to take a look.

Mindfulness Explored 2015

Another more personal post this time, looking at how I had managed some challenges using my own therapeutic skills. Sometimes as a therapist it is easy to forget to attend to your own needs or to use your skills for your own wellbeing. This blog explored a couple of challenges I had encountered and overcome with a little help from myself!

Coping with Challenges 2015

I love exploring research about how relaxation effects our bodies. We often focus on the effects of stress but it is equally important to appreciate the real biological and emotional effects of relaxation. By understanding the significant way relaxing changes the body it may be easier to find time for this vital activity.

Relaxation Explored 2014

This is such a fun blog! My work involves look at a great number of feet, so these foot facts seemed suited to the website. One of my favourite is that butterflies can taste with their feet….I dread to think what my feet could taste right now in my trainers!!

Foot Facts 2014

Finally I wanted to revisit all the fun charity events I have been lucky enough to run successfully with the support of my clients and friends. I have found these events so rewarding especially feeling the genuine help and backing from everyone involved. My passion for locally available defibrillators has been important since 2012 and continues today. In this blog post I was working with Hand on Heart to provide defibrillators for local schools, which we successfully achieved!

Reflexology Fundraising 2013

I hope you have enjoyed looking back over some of these old posts, if you want to read more then keep scrolling down and keep pressing older! After looking at the many many posts I have shared over the years it is clear that focusing on what actually is present in my life is much more rewarding than looking at the things I have not yet achieved.

Fundraising Reflexology in Kidderminster

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During my ten years working as a reflexologist in Kidderminster I have enjoyed many fundraising events. I am adding to this years tenth anniversary celebration with a charity day for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). On 10th November Reflexology will be available all day with all donations going to the charity.

Every week, 12 apparently fit and healthy young people (aged 35 and under) die from a previously undiagnosed heart condition. In 80% of cases, there will have been no signs or symptoms, which is why the charity CRY believes proactive cardiac screening is so vitally important. This is not currently available free on the NHS. Its pioneering screening programme is overseen by world-leading sports cardiologist, Professor Sanjay Sharma. CRY now tests over 27,000 young people (aged 14-35) every year in the UK. I took my son for screening and although we were nervous it was a very easy experience and we were relieved to find that his screening did not show any signs for concern. We were grateful for the screening and so I decided it was time to plan another charity day!

I feel privileged to be supporting the charity CRY. It is important that I can raise as much money as possible to support CRY and to pay tribute to the hundreds of young people who lose their lives to sudden cardiac death in the UK every year, plus help fund CRY’s vital work:

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• CRY was founded in May 1995. As well as campaigning and providing a subsidised cardiac screening for young people, the charity also provides an internationally renowned research programme and specialist support to bereaved families.

• CRY funds the CRY Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Clinic and the CRY Centre for Sports Cardiology at St George’s Hospital London

• CRY works closely with MPs to improve awareness of sudden cardiac death in young people, leading to CRY’s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG)

Young Sudden Cardiac Death (YSCD) is an umbrella term for heart conditions that affect fit and healthy people which, if not treated can result in sudden death

• CRY’s myheart network offers help, support and information to people who are coping with a diagnosis of an inherited or congenital heart condition. www.myheart.org.uk

• CRY has tested well over 170,000 young people, resulting in 100s of potentially life-threatening conditions being identified. The programme is growing annually.

• Now, anyone between the age of 14 and 35 can book an appointment online and, in 3 clicks, can register to have a free cardiac investigation overseen by a specialist. As CRY receives no government funding this is only possible because of the incredible support CRY receives from communities throughout the UK to provide this free service to the public. www.testmyheart.org.uk

For more details about the event or to book your fundraising reflexology appointment please call Joanne on 07531121199 or email breathetime@gmail.com.

To find out more about CRY and details of the services it provides visit www.c-r-y.org.uk.

Posted on October 3, 2018 and filed under reflexology.

Aromatherapy, massage and reflexology skills

As an aromatherapy, massage and reflexology therapist it is vital to keep up to date with new research and training, constantly learning and developing skills to provide the best possible experience and results for out clients. It was wonderful to meet so many of other therapists at the Federation of Holistic Therapists 50th anniversary conference. The FHT Training Congress provided the opportunity to listen to a wide range of expert speakers on aromatherapy, advanced massage and reflexology, it was also ideal for meeting other like-minded therapists and talking to reputable therapy training and product suppliers.

It was fantastic to meet and learn from other therapists and trainers in aromatherapy, advanced massage and reflexology. Lectures and workshops to develop my expertise in areas such as individually blending the perfect aromatherapy oil for my clients and advanced massage to really help with painful stiff muscles were enjoyable and educational. Expanding my skills in areas such as facial reflexology allows me to offer treatments even more tailored to my client's unique individual needs. You can discuss your needs before any treatment to ensure you enjoy the best treatment for you at that time.

You can spot me on the photo...the one on the left wearing spots!


For Reflexology in Kidderminster. Please contact Jo 0753 1121199

Reflexology Treatment. How reflexology feels to my clients.

Reflexology, as with all holistic therapy, is a very personal experience and as a therapist it is essential to ask for feedback from clients. When clients take time to provide feedback it is invaluable for both the reflexologist and anyone thinking about trying reflexology.  Why not pop along to my Reflexology treatment comments page.

Providing feedback is also helpful for clients as it allows them to take a moment to think about what reflexology feels like for them and how it has benefited their lives. Often people report that they can find a new perspective and see how they have progressed with their own individual needs since beginning reflexology treatments.  Thank you all for providing your feedback.