I have had an interest in reflexology for over 17 years which all started when I suffered with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME for a period of 9-12 months and I turned to reflexology. Not only did I find reflexology both fascinating and enjoyable, but it was also extremely beneficial in re-balancing my body and I am convinced it helped with my return to full health. This inspired me to become a practitioner, and 8 years later I achieved my personal goal and completed a VTCT Level 3 Diploma and qualified as a reflexologist.
I also found reflexology excellent in the third trimester of my second pregnancy when I suffered with sciatic problems. I believe that regular reflexology contributed to my short and easy labour and my daughter being delivered on her due date. In 2013, I faced another challenge, as I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had regular reflexology treatments provided by the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity which helped me cope with my treatment plan which included surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. I am a cancer survivor and I'm now enjoying my reflexology career.
I want to use my personal life experiences in a positive way to help others. I am a strong believer that reflexology can help with an individual's sense of wellbeing and that with the current demands placed on us with everyday life we should take time out and look after ourselves.
I am married with two children and I have two Cocker Spaniels but rest assured my treatment room is a dog free zone!
I previously worked for Essex Police for 22 years in various business administration/management roles and took voluntary redundancy in 2012 which enabled me to re-train and change my career path to reflexology.
I am employed as a Treatment Support Reflexologist by Penny Brohn Uk two days a week where I support cancer patients at GenesisCare Chelmsford. Reflexology is available as part of the wider whole-person treatment support programme for people undergoing radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy for cancer treatment. Penny Brohn UK is a cancer charity that works in partnership with GenesisCare. This is a very special and rewarding role where I can offer care and support to others at a vulnerable time in their life.
I volunteered at the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity shop in Danbury for 5 years as I wanted to give something back to the charity for all the fantastic support they provided me during my treatment.
As a family we have 'puppy walked' for the City of London Police and given a temporary home to a Labrador and a Springer Spaniel until they were mature enough to commence their police training. This was a very rewarding experience, although hard when the time comes to say goodbye.