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THE BRITISH REFLEXOLOGY ASSOCIATION EDITOR’S LETTER CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Administration Office: The BRA AGM is to be held in London on
‘Communication’ - I have been thinking about the
Monks Orchard, Whitbourne, Worcester WR6 5RB
‘word’ and ‘action’ of the word communication. Sunday 8th May and I hope many of you are
Tel: 01886-821207 / Fax: 01886-822017 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / website: www.britreflex.co.uk
How the meaning appears to have ‘changed’ so considering attending the meeting and lecture day
PRESIDENT: Princess Elaine Galitzine much over the years. At one time it involved sitting being held that day. The AGM is an important
FOOTPRINTS EDITOR: Diane Morgan and writing, then some progressed to using the part of the functioning of our association and also
186 Fosse Road North, Leicester LE3 5ES typewriter (manual and then electric). Later we saw a good opportunity to come along and meet up
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS (2010/2011) laptop. Today we have phones that send and receive
Jackie Baillie (Kent) Nicola Hall (Worcs) Jessica Murray (Hants) Angela Schroeder (Kent)
In order to try and reduce costs, details of the
emails whilst we are on the move, so that the art of
Daphne Foster (London) Philippe Mathon (London) Kenneth Rock (Herts) Co-opted: communication has become so much easier….. Or AGM have this year been sent out by e-mail
Linda Gilling (Herts) Diane Morgan (Leics) Roberta Sale (London) Roxanne Win (Berks) has it? It never ceases to astound me how many of rather than post to those for whom we have e-mail
my emails remain unanswered, just a simple one line addresses. We will be using e-mail as much as
CHAIRMAN: Nicola Hall
answer would often suffice and would make me feel possible in the future as this does help
The Bayly School of Reflexology, Monks Orchard, Whitbourne, Worcester WR6 5RB.
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is the natural way of life. Change can be particularly with the ever increasing postal
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Within this issue of Footprints there is an article
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RESEARCH CO-ORDINATOR: Roxanne Win, Maidenhead. Berkshire. Spring is in the air and with it the country side has carefully. Complementary therapists are coming
Mobile: 07710 301792 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org already started to change. There are buds appearing under continual pressure at the moment from
on bushes and trees, the brave daffodils and other individuals determined to make life difficult for
B.R.A LECTURE DAYS 2011 spring flowers are beginning to force their way us. I find it hard to believe that individuals can
through the hard cold earth to bring colour back into spend time trying to find fault with others but
Sunday 8th May AGM Lecture Day – Adapted Reflextherapy in Spinal Pain our grey world. Spring is such a wonderful time
Lecturer : Gunnel Berry there are some strange individuals about ! Why
filled with promise, or at least it is for me. I hope it they have to show such venomocity towards
Venue : Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum, London SW7 is for you!!!!!
Sunday 3rd July Regional Lecture Day – Cancer complementary therapists is surprising but we
Lecturer : Edwina Hodkinson I would like to thank all those who have sent me have to accept that not everyone is supportive of
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Saturday 15th October Autumn Lecture Day – An Introduction to NLP hope that many of our members will follow their complementary therapists. If any member is
Lecturers : David Holmes and Robert Russell lead and send me something for inclusion in a future targeted about their advertising and wants to
Venue : Park Crescent Conference Centre, London W1 edition. discuss this further then do please contact me. I
EXHIBITIONS/CONFERENCES/SEMINARS 2011 have been advised by CNHC that at the time of
Saturday 7th May 5th Children’s Complementary Therapy Network (CCTN) Conference Diane Morgan
writing, 85 reflexologists on the CNHC Register
Venue : Birmingham
Further details : www.freshwinds.org.uk/cms/5th-cctn-conference
INDEX……. (not just BRA members) have had complaints
Page 3 Editor’s Letter/Chairman’s Report made about their advertising. Be careful about
16th/19th September International Council of Reflexology (ICR) Conference
Pages 4/5 Regional Lecture Day Summary what you say and write about reflexology and
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hopefully you should not have any problems.
Conference - 6th/7th November 2010 I apologise to members that there have been
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January edition – last copy date 15th November April edition – last copy date 15th February
Page 10 Linda’s Page
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very frustrating and although as I write this report
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Page 14 Book Review
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Spring Lecture Day – Saturday 26th February 2011 We have been for many years trying to simplify
wordings and get insurers to be much more
Continued from page 7… a strongly opposing
view. Moshe explained more in depth his
Korean Hand Reflexology with Jong Baik transparent with the way policies are written, but intervention with a woman with oedema and a BP
they have very good reasons for having a variety of of 190/115, after which research was discussed at
Summary by Philippe Mathon, Lecture-Day Co-Ordinator trigger dates for a claim to be dealt with. We are length. Does it need to be via double blind trial?
trying to change these types of wording but it is a Do we need a university degree in complementary
We had a fairly good turnout on our first lecture two micro-meridians: the ‘A line’ (the Conception long process as these are typically the way that these
day of the year. The event was taking place in the Vessel or Ren Mai in traditional acupuncture), therapies or is this only relevant for teaching? Is
types of policy wording are traditionally written. reflexology any nearer to being accepted? There is
Park Crescent Conference Centre in London on which is comprised of 33 points in the mid-line of
26th February. 29 people had booked a space for the palmar surface of the hand, and the ‘B line’ A recent common question is to do with Advertising a big difference between the ‘old days’ and the
Standards. You need to be careful about this in your excitement we now have of finding our level with
the day (19 BRA members and 10 non-members). (the Governing Vessel or Du Mai), 27 points on
practice. The Anti-CAM lobbying groups are standards and research. The Japanese contingent
the dorsal aspect of the hand.
Our speaker for the day, Jong Baik, started his focussing on what Natural Medicine Practitioners was asked to share their published research in
lecture by briefly explaining the possible We also learned on how to locate the major say about themselves either publicly or in private English. A good basic training was felt to be 360
underlying working theory behind Korean Hand organs: liver, spleen, gall-bladder, heart, etc. with clients. You should therefore review your hours with 7 modules. Learning is lifelong – is it
Therapy (KHT). literature carefully. Make sure you are not implying necessary to specialise? The forum was slightly
One of the main advantages of the therapy is that you can solve chronic or acute conditions even if
The KHT theory was originated, studied and it can be taught to patients: a simple pressure can negative in some ways but it was certainly a
you know you can. Make sure your information is
developed by a Korean acupuncturist called Dr be applied on any of the relevant reactive site(s) to healthy discussion.
clear, fair and not misleading. Check your websites
Tae Woo Yoo around 1971. Jong explained the relieve or lessen acute pain. are free of any potentially “misleading” information I felt the conference was well put together and
correspondence theory from a KHT viewpoint, to attract people to come to you. varied enough in its speakers, although I’m not
which is fairly different to the Bayly method: • KHT is also very appropriate after a 'normal'
Business issues such as contractual agreements, sure I learned much to change the way I already
foot reflexology session, especially if using
Right hand: business disagreements, contract disputes and treat clients. It’s always good to try to widen one’s
some of the other tools used for that therapy:
advertising contraventions may not be covered under knowledge base and it made me think seriously
• 1st finger (thumb): left leg and foot, • Press pellets: they are made of aluminium
your policy, just the free legal advice over the about training in maternity reflexology. At the
• 2nd finger (index): left arm and hand, (can also be silver or gold but they then need
phone. Risk Management therefore has to be the very least, meeting new people and networking is
• 3rd finger (middle): head, neck, trunk, to be used with care by someone order of the day. helpful and affirming and the venue was
• 4th finger (ring): right arm and hand, understanding their uses) plate with one or excellent.
From “the sense about science” website – ‘Sense
• 5th finger (little): right leg and foot. more protrusions. They should be applied on
the painful areas or on the areas you want to About Science’ receives frequent calls about science
in complementary and alternative medicines (CAM)
The opposite for the left hand: treat for specific conditions. It is believed that Continued from page 5 … have a whole hour, where
so we have extended our expert base in this area. We
• This is based on the correspondence theory, its high conductivity acts to adjust the ionic
have commitment from a number of leading she could talk, download her problems, and be
the principle is to identify and stimulate the imbalance of the body. Pellets tend to be left scientists to provide evidence-based information on: listened to. I must admit, I didn't do much talking at
location of particular points and areas on the on the patient between 3 and 6 hours. It is best homeopathy, acupuncture, aromatherapy, magnet all, because I felt that to listen to her and her
hands that correspond to the problem area in not to use them on patients with ME. Some of therapy and a range of other subjects. Please problems was what she needed more than anything
the body (same principle as the Bayly the pellets have one single bump, others have contact us on the number below if you are looking else.
method). several in order to cover larger areas. for help, and we’ll do our best. Our scientists are Susan continues to have regular reflexology sessions
• Hand rollers: spiky bars that you rub in compiling materials for a resource on this webpage’. and still has serious problems with the family health
The palmar side of the hand corresponds to the
between your hands (repeat 10 to 20 times) to We should not fear investigation – the fact that there issues, but is now to able cope with whatever
anterior side of the body, where all the 'solid'
stimulate blood flow in the hand and stimulate is a vocal lobby against what you do also speaks for comes along with the knowing that she can talk
organs are represented. You could also use the
most of the palmar micro-meridians in one go. its’ success - but trust in your skills and experience. and I will listen – and that is so important for a lot
dorsal aspect of the hand to stimulate the solid
Stimulating the hands with the hand rollers (or If not making claims about your clients health, you of people today.
organs but it is better to use the palmar side first.
simply by rubbing the hands together, less are certainly entitled to comment about success in
effective but sometimes more practical) will Of course, we all know that Reflexology is a
The dorsal side of the hand corresponds to the reducing stress and promoting their wellbeing, The
make the body warmer. Jong explained the ‘brilliant therapy’, but the stuff that goes with it is
posterior side of the body. The main structure of feedback from the client is more valuable than a
just as important. A quiet, peaceful space, some
the body that corresponds to that area is the essential need for the body to remain at the randomized controlled trial into Reflexology and
'empty' time – with no’ to-do's’, a sympathetic ear,
spine.You can stimulate points using your thumb right temperature: the body temperature whether the points in the foot correspond with
permission to relax and unwind, these all combine
and fingers, using press pellets or a probe but also margin is relatively narrow. 37C (98.6F) is the pathways to the brain or not, so if possible getting
with our reflexology to make a difference in
using acupuncture needles. normal body temperature; at that level, your client to confirm improvements and positive
someone's life. It is such a privilege to be able to do
immune system is strong and you are comments themselves in a feedback form is all
Although the above principles seem very similar this.
emotionally stable and in good mood. When useful evidence.
to the Bayly method, KHT is much more complex the body temperature falls to 36 degrees, the Answers to Question Time on page 15
I hope this article has been informative - we have
as it utilises the concept of acupuncture meridians body would shiver to produce additional heat. every confidence that the Natural Medicine and 1. sinuses, 2. sino-atrial node, 3. synovial,
within the method. They are called 'micro- Wellbeing Movement will go from strength to
meridians' - 14 of them and hundreds of points, When it drops to about 35 degrees, excretion 4. sclera, 5. scaphoid, 6. Sjogren’s syndrome,
strength, especially as patient led healthcare is being 7. systole, 8. scoliosis, 9. stapes,
just as for more traditional body acupuncture. function would start to go sluggish, autonomic more and more available through proposed changes 10. subclavian.
We spent most of the day on the point location of in the delivery systems. We shall see!
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Legal expenses and your BRA Insurance Scheme nervous system would show signs of malfunction and pains she had been experiencing for about a
and a person become hypersensitive AND the year. I felt so sorry for her. She was obviously one
by David Balen Managing Director, Balens Insurance Brokers body environment is conducive to cancer growth. of those people who put everyone else's concerns
We regularly are told by clients they didn't know we (rather than another individual) of breaking the Law, Jong was very keen for us to understand that before her own, but had at last determined to do
covered so many extra things in our specialist the burden of proof is higher for this type of cancer came from cold inside the body and that something to help herself
packages! The purpose of this article is to you give situation (beyond all reasonable doubt rather than a keeping the body temperature even and at the She was keen to try Reflexology, having studied it
you a little more understanding of the balance of probabilities) so the cost and time spent right level was essential for good health. He some years earlier, but had never received a
comprehensive range of services which are available proving one way or the other can be quite protracted, certainly convinced me. Especially, since below treatment since then. She was also keen to steer
to you protecting your business yourself and especially as there is more to lose (ultimately your 35 degrees, death is imminent! clear of taking too many drugs, and to try something
possibly your family. freedom). more natural.
• Probes: used to locate the points and areas of
Firstly we need to understand the difference between The Legal Expenses core cover gives you the right Her symptoms were many – hot flushes (especially
any legal expenses policy and the concept of having to be defended against actual breaches of the law pain with more precision and used also to
stimulate those points. at night), depression, aching joints, indigestion,
a legal defence cover included as part of the which may result in a custodial sentence, fine, bloating, feeling faint and tired all the time. The
professional indemnity policy. A Professional sanctions, court orders etc. The defence is covered We had time to try and locate the different points,
drawing them on each other's hands and pressing menopause sprang to mind, but I didn't say anything
Liability policy is mainly to cover the damages but not the fines etc. You are not covered to sue initially as I was keen to get on with the treatment,
element of a court case against you where a client or anyone else, just to be defended in event of an on at times quite sensitive pressure points. The
attendees also asked a lot of questions on practical to see what was what.
patient is seeking reparations for their alleged allegation.
financial or emotional loss, injury, disability, pain, uses of the therapy in their own practice. On her first treatment, nearly all of her reflex points
Your legal expenses package is covering you for up
loss of autonomy, harm caused. A significant aspect to £100,000 worth of criminal defence for such were tender, especially the pituitary, her digestive
Jong proved to be an entertaining, likeable and system; elbows, knees and hips – in fact all of the
to the claim will be the costs of the defence on your situations as sexual allegations, discrimination knowledgeable speaker. The subject was too vast things she complained about showed up. Susan was
side and of course damages for the cost of the other allegations and various breaches of the law. In
side in having to bring the claim against you if you for one day but I hope that some, if not most, of a textbook case! I mentioned that her symptoms
addition there is cover for Inland Revenue the attendees will use their newly acquired
lose the case. As well as fees for the solicitor, investigation. We know that many accountants have might feel worse during the next few days or so, but
barristers and their legal teams who collate prepare information for their daily reflexology practice -or she was quite prepared to put up with this, if it
their own schemes some of them costing in excess on themselves. I for one have been using my hand
and look after the voluminous files that can build up of £100 per year to cover the costs of an accountant meant feeling better in the long run.
on a case, there are also expert witness costs. roller a few times today and as I am writing this
preparing your claim should be HMRC decide to There was a gap of three weeks before Susan was
Whilst other policies on the market cover these look into your tax affairs. These can be very difficult next able to visit - with good news. Susan had been
defence costs they are often included as part of the situations to deal with and can go on for many years. Anybody interested in buying some of the tools informed that she did not have the 'breast cancer'
overall sum insured. Furthermore some policy You may be able to use your own accountant to deal used on the day or in attending some workshop gene or polymyalgia. Her GP wondered if her
wordings limit the amount of defence costs available with a claim but this is not automatically granted by should check the following website: symptoms might be the menopause, and offered her
to you. Fortunately most Insurers tend to settle out the insurers. http://www.acurea.co.uk/. HRT, which she refused.
of court to minimise costs, but it’s good to know you The package that we offer incorporates all of the
have the financial muscle to go for the long haul. As EDITORS NOTE: On this second treatment, her reflex points felt a lot
above and much more besides. In addition to jury Our next lecture day will be our AGM in May so we more tender than they had felt on her first visit; in
the legal expenses aspect of any claim can be quite service compensation, witness expenses, there are a
considerable, and regularly can be equal to the look forward to seeing many of you there for another particular the thyroid, the lungs, the spleen, the
range of help lines not only giving legal and tax enjoyable day of learning and the opportunity of digestive system and the lymphatic system. Susan
amount of the actual court award, it is important to advice but also offering counselling for either
look closely at this aspect when choosing a policy to meeting up with friends. Why not contact some of our had felt really poorly after her first treatment, but
yourself or members of your family in acute or members that you trained with and make a date to meet had realised that her body was recovering from past
protect your livelihood! stress conditions. up and exchange stories. neglect and was now keen to eat well, drink
Defence costs and expenses are incorporated into the The date when a claim on these types of policy may regularly and to do some daily exercise.
Professional Liability policy and not subject to any be admitted will depend very much on the type of
run off conditions so that if you were insured, the Susan was beginning to see that her health was in
situation which has occurred. For example if it her hands, and she could improve her sense of well-
time of doing the work this aspect of any claim will concerns an Inland Revenue investigation, then a ‘SUSAN’ – A Case Study
continue on after you stop the policy in the same being by doing simple thing like eating well,
claim is based on when you discover from the by Ann Sarson MBRA exercising, keeping hydrated.
way as the indemnity limit which is used to pay for revenue that there will be an investigation not when
any damages awarded against you does. the period of activity took place. For disciplinary Even though I have been in this business for quite a On her third treatment in September, the tenderness
So far so good! The above situations are governed hearings, it is on based on when you did the work while now, Reflexology never fails to amaze me. of her reflex points were much improved, as was her
by the Law of Tort, and involve Case Law. If you causing the complaint in question. For criminal Take the case of 'Susan'. general health and sense of well-being. But more
breach a duty of care you could be held legally proceedings a claim will be based on the date when She first came to see me in August, looking grey and importantly, she was so cheerful and upbeat and was
liable, but the burden of proof is based on the the criminal activity was deemed to have taken place exhausted. She was feeling particularly stressed by coping with her mother's and sister's illnesses in a
balance of probabilities. provided all these situations occurred during the the fact that her mum had been diagnosed with much more positive way. I don't think, in all my
So why do you need the included DAS Legal period of the policy. terminal breast cancer, as had her sister. Susan was years of treating people, I have ever come across
Expenses package? Well, there are situations where For any late discovered claims after terminating a awaiting results of a test which could confirm if she such a rapid improvement in well-being and energy,
Civil Law or Tort do not apply. There is also the policy, you have 180 days from the date of had the 'breast cancer' gene. as I saw with Susan. As we were saying goodbye
Criminal Law and the Statute laws which exist to discovery to notify the insurers - the small print isn’t after this third session, Susan turned to me and said
She was also waiting for the results of a test to see if that she felt like a new woman, was very grateful to
protect individuals in Society against harm and to always clear!!
she had polymyalgia, which would explain the aches
protect the State. If you are accused by the State Continued on page 17
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more and taking care when driving - with general
Maternity Reflexology Conference - 6th/7th November 2010 BOOK REVIEW safety alongside strategies for developing mental
Report byAlison Kilvert-Jones resilience and physical well being.
Unstuck – Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey
I attended the first UK Maternity Reflexology morning. Out of Depression by James S. Gordon, MD
In his own practice which is 10 miles north of
Conference which was held on the 6th-7th ISBN 978-1-84850-239-0 - Price: £12.99
The first session after a short lunch break was www.hayhouse.co.uk
Exeter, he has a patient panel which feeds back
November, 2010 at Reading University. Many of ideas and issues. People talk to each other and
‘The Development of Maternity Reflexology in
the delegates were either Midwives trained in Many people suffer from depression at some point form groups with similar self care interests. He
Japan and the History and Journey of the Japanese
Maternity Reflexology or Reflexologists who had in their lives and no doubt reflexology also has a herb garden outside his practice and a
Midwives Reflexology Association (JMRA)’
done specialist training and the level of practitioners will have patients, friends and self care leaflet library.
presented by Chikako Nagasu and Atsuko Sato-
enthusiasm was palpable. colleagues who do so. This book offers a simple
Campbell. Chikako established the ‘JMRA’ which Self care is fundamental. It effects relationships,
Attendees came from far and wide - Australia, now has 70 midwives and 5 regional groups as seven-stage program to help those suffering using
various techniques including food and nutritional the management of stress and knowing when and
Barbados, Belgium, Canada, France, Holland, members. Besides being a Maternity Reflexology where to seek support. Health professionals need
Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Spain and, of course, Trainer she is also a Psychotherapist. Atsuko lives supplements, Chinese medicine, movement,
exercise and dance, psychotherapy, mediation and to know how to support the starting point for
the UK. The days were long, both running from between Japan and London and is the official encouraging self care. The following are
9am-6pm, with a varied programme and excellent translator of the JMRA material. As well as being guided imagery, and spiritual practice. Dr Gordon
believes that depression in not an end point, a suggested:
workshops. The subject was divided into three a Nurse and Midwife she is an Aromatherapist
disease over which we have not control. Instead it • Resist the temptation to take charge.
half-day sections:- and Massage Therapist. It was fascinating to hear
is a sign that our lives are out of balance, that • Support health - not cure.
• on making babies, how Japan has embraced Reflexology during the
we’re stuck. This book offers ideas to help find a • Work individually.
• carrying and birthing babies and past fifteen years and how professional it has
way out of depression. • Work holistically.
• finally, mothering babies with four hours of become. Training lasts four years and one module
workshops on Sunday morning. is solely research which is then presented at their Not many doctors do this nor do they allow
AGM. They even have the support of a Consultant Ponder on this……. patients to make mistakes and learn from them.
Susanne Enzer, the founder of the Maternity Obstetrician although it wasn’t clear how this ‘Tis all a Chequer Board of Nights and Days CAM is popular with the public as it works on
Reflexology Consortium, gave the first impacted on Reflexology in general. Where Destiny with Men for Pieces Plays different principle to biomedicine and therefore
presentation examining the past, present and Hither and thither moves and mates and slay can be difficult for some doctors to grasp.
future of maternity reflexology. As a midwife she We then moved back to Australia for Lyndall And one by one back in the Closet lays.
went to work in Australia where she continued the Mollart’s presentation which was called ‘Issues in
the Tissues’ - an enthusiastic talk on pregnancy From the ‘Rubaiyat of Omar Hayam’ - Astonomer and
work she had started in the UK, of supporting Poet of Persia. Born in the latter half of the 11th and QUESTION TIME - with Nicola Hall
women and their partners with reflexology during related oedema. Lyndall is a Midwife,
died within the first quarter of the 12th Century.
pregnancy and labour, and developed it into a full Reflexologist and Reiki Master and has instigated Some further questions to test the memory.
teaching course. Since then she has taught around many research projects in Reflexology and All of the answers to the following begin with
the world alongside fellow members of the Midwifery as an accredited trainer of Susanne Continued from page 8… All Public Health the letter ‘S’.
Maternity Reflexology Consortium. Interestingly Enzer’s Maternity Reflexology Course. She publicity is good. What a monstrous intervention 1. These air filled cavities in the skull help
it is in Europe where there has been the slowest explained the causes and treatment of oedema of was required to get everyone to wear seatbelts. lighten the weight of the skull.
acceptance. the feet and ankles in pregnancy, not now The subsequent wearing of back seat belts 2. This is another name for the pacemaker of the
considered abnormal if not accompanied by other promoted no negative publicity. We need a heart.
Susanne continued her presentation after the symptoms such as raised blood pressure. Lyndall carefully orchestrated campaign against the
coffee break with a more formal talk on fertility 3. This type of membrane is found lining a joint
described a research project in Australia carried pharmaceutical industry which earns one trillion cavity.
and menstrual cycles, followed by her ever- out as a single blind trial using two reflexology dollars a year from us and the NHS is not
popular ‘Hormone Hat’ presentation which BRA 4. This is the name of the outer lining of the
techniques versus simple relaxation. The trial was sustainable if this industry continues to grow. eyeball giving rise to the ‘white’ of the eye.
members have had the chance to see before. Lots complicated to a certain extent by all the women
of fun! Simon Mills suggested a health ‘question time’ in 5. This is the name of one of the carpal bones of
involved wanting the reflexology option. It was an the hand.
practices where the audience could ask questions
The morning ended with Chris Roscoe who interesting point that the oedema of the feet and 6. In this condition there is a deficiency of
from experts. He also suggested the idea of the
teaches Reflexology, including Precision ankles tends to be over the reflex zones for breast secretion from lacrimal, salivary and other
intelligent waiting room - tea, chat, some cake and
Reflexology, at the Bristol School of Holistic and pelvic areas. glands.
a waiting room kiosk for self help questions. He
Therapies. She has also trained in Hypnotherapy, Lyndell was followed by Denise Tiran on ‘Safety, thinks we should rethink the waiting room as it is 7. This is the contraction phase of the cardiac
Reiki, and Indian Head Massage and has done Efficacy and Evidence Based Practice’. Denise is dead space and people are often waiting more than cycle.
courses to advance her technique in Maternity a Midwife, University Lecturer and Reflexologist. 20 minutes. This could be time well spent with 8. In this condition there is a lateral curvature of
reflexology, Precision Reflexology and VRT. The She has conducted much research as well as an classes, painting workshops, local social networks the spine.
presentation was entitled ‘The Causes and NHS funded project on CPD amongst etc. He said that many of our biggest social 9. This is the name of one of the small bones
Orthodox Treatment of Sub-fertility and complementary therapists. Lyndall has had both challenges will be met if we promote management found in the middle ear.
Infertility’. This was a very useful introduction to papers and books published and she is a credit to of chronic illnesses, avoiding smoking, drugs and 10. Lymph drains back into the venous system via
her work which she was to teach in detail in her her professions. Indeed the whole presentation drinking too much alcohol. Healthy Living should these two veins.
workshop which I attended the following was extremely professional, both straightforward also emphasis the importance of diet, exercising Answers can be found on page 17.
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time she was back to her old self, bubbly and patients and gave thanks for the privilege of being and not shirking responsibilities towards the reflexology and remain ‘simply’ a Reflexologist, I
vivacious. We had a good old catch up as to what able to help them make the very best of the time mainstreaming of reflexology through further have always felt I have benefited from listening to
had happened to each of us during the past years they had left. Not such a bad year after all! research, better basic training and more these broader views. Chris’s approach and
and she told me how they had to move into a The stories above are just a few examples of how specialised training. Denise was very clear about knowledge was very easy to take on board and we
small flat and that she had to get a job in a effective Reflexology can be, I could go on but the law and our acceptance of proven safety were shown many techniques to help sub-fertile
sandwich bar to help out. I then asked if she had these are embedded in my memory as a techniques and parameters. It’s puzzling that clients including VRT and Precision Reflexology.
ever had the operation, ‘Oh no,’ she said ‘and if it Reflexologist. I’ve never counted how many NICE prefers pregnant women not to use She explained causes of sub-fertility and helpful
hadn’t been for you I wouldn’t have been able to clients I’ve seen in my 17 years of practice but complementary therapies. lifestyle changes plus conventional investigations
work either, especially standing all day’. they run into hundreds, some of whom came only and treatment. She feels that we provide the
Reflexology really worked for her, it was no quick The next presenter was Gill Thomson, a Midwife
once, never to be seen again. Most came on a human face of treatments with emotional and
fix but it succeeded where others had failed. and Tutor, Health Visitor, Reiki and Reflexology
regular basis and said that they had benefitted physical support. Two interesting reminders -
Practitioner. Gill is also part of the newly formed
Case No. 5 - 1996/97! At the time I thought it greatly from regular reflexology treatments sperm production is a three month process and
Maternity Reflexology Consortium. Her talk was
was a dreadful year! I had three terminal cancer whether it was on a physical level or enabling statistics for likelihood of pregnancy due to
entitled ‘The Pelvis and Maternity Reflexology -
patients all coming during the same year along them to be able to make the best of each day frequency of intercourse are:
It is what birthing is all about’. This was an
with my regular client base which at the time was because their sense of wellbeing was improved. enthusiastic presentation about the role of the • Once a month takes approximately 43 months
quite large. One of them (I will call her client ‘A’ The side effects of Reflexology are just so pelvis and optimal foetal positioning with plenty to conceive.
for identification) had a two children age 12 and uplifting. I don’t know what made me decide to of tips to give clients on optimal foetal positioning • 3 times a month takes approximately 15
10 and my youngest was 12 at the time so we train with the Bayly School of Reflexology rather for a straightforward birth. There was a follow-on months to conceive.
connected from the start. Reflexology helped all than one of the other schools, it was just the luck in her workshop the next day where she gave an in • 10 times a month takes approximately 5
of them to cope with their chemotherapy and life of the draw I suppose but it was the best decision I depth demonstration of reflexology techniques for months to conceive.
in general but client ‘A’ had decided to really live have ever made. I have had clients tell me that endocrine balancing. • 15 times a month takes approximately 3.5
before she died. She had lots of friends and was they’d had Reflexology in the past but had not months to conceive.
financially very comfortable and was out and enjoyed the experience at all. However, the Bayly Saturday’s final presentation was by Moshe
about socialising and having as much fun as she method is so different, so relaxing and so effective Kruchik, an Israeli Doula, Reflexologist and It was a very interesting four hours which passed
could manage between her chemotherapy and and I’ve never had anyone say they didn’t like it. Maternity Reflexology Trainer, entitled ‘Doula quickly.
Reflexology sessions. Client ‘A’ had her first and Reflexologist, the Perfect Combination’. On Sunday afternoon the first presentation was by
As I finish writing this letter I feel very emotional,
Reflexology session on 7th November, 1996 and Whilst Moshe’s enthusiasm and his results are Cheryl Cole, a Reflexologist and a Community
and realise that I will miss being a ‘Professional
came on a weekly basis whenever possible, what amazing I couldn’t help but worry that if we Midwife who specialises in home births. I was
Reflexologist’. I would like to say thank you to
with her busy social life and of course the chemo undertook the sort of interventions he presented looking forward to her talk but found it a little
the Members of the British Reflexology
sessions. She had had chemotherapy before and we would be at risk of litigation. This was a disappointing and rather bitty,
Association and to the staff of the Bayly School.
knew exactly what to expect and specifically said shame as clearly he is very committed to helping
that Reflexology helped her to feel well enough to women in labour. Perhaps it was the proximity of She was followed by a Spanish Midwife and
be able to do all the things she wanted to do Denise Tiran’s talk, or the fairly sensational video Reflexologist, Teresa Huelga, who spoke on
before her time came. Client ‘A’ was still clips we saw out of context. Anyway, he was a ‘Reflexology in the Puerperium: how we can help
managing very well by the following July 1997 BOOK REVIEW brave lone man in that room full of women! the new mother’. This was lively, exciting and
warmly presented. Though the Puerperium is
and had a thoroughly enjoyed herself, even having Get Started in Reflexology - Revitalize your Life There was a choice of four workshops on Sunday
a dance at a family wedding during that month. formally accepted as 6 weeks post-natally, Teresa
by Chris Stormer morning:- feels that it is lifelong! She also specialises in
She had a hospital visit and her bloods and liver (Hodder Education - ISBN 978-1-444-10110-2) 1. Lyndall Mollart - ‘Miscarriage and loss,
function was good and they decided to reduce her home births, which helps her to get to know her
Another good book by Chris Stormer on the basics
including endocrine balancing’. clients well, thus enabling confidence of the
dose of steroids. By the 11th August however, she 2. Jenni Grant (Midwife and Maternity
was not feeling so good, she had been sick the day of reflexology but also incorporating her ‘readings parents through the whole birthing procedure as
of the feet’ including her ‘insights’ as to Reflexology Consortium) - ‘Minor disorders well as after the baby has arrived. It was a very
before, was feeling very tired and slept all through of pregnancy and reflexology techniques
interpretations of reflexes and toe/foot shapes well received talk, professional, but also
her treatment. A week later, on the 18th, her including endocrine balancing’.
linking body and mind together. recognising how self-important the medical
husband phoned and asked me to come and visit 3. Gill Thomson - ‘Pelvic girdle pain and
her. She was very ill but wanted to say thank you Those of you who have had the opportunity to meet profession can be and how important our role is.
reflexology techniques including endocrine In addition there were some lovely photos!
to me for helping her to get through and to make Chris will know of her enthusiasm for reflexology
the best of her last year. She died 10 days later. and this inevitably comes across within this book The final part of the conference was a Maternity
which includes some excellent ‘affirmations’.
4. Chris Roscoe - ‘Holistic treatment of clients
All three of the cancer patients I saw that year had with fertility problems including techniques Reflexology Forum chaired by Gill Thomson. It
seen some benefits from their reflexology sessions I opened the book on the page that stated ‘Think from Reiki, crystal and magnet therapies and was partly an audit of the conference but also a
and made a point of saying how it helped them to only the best, be only the best, Do only the best, others’. chance for delegates to raise issues with the
cope and all three of them died that year, 1997. It relate only the best, Expect only the best’ - an speakers. This was a very lively session with a
example of the positivity throughout the book. I attended Chris Roscoe’s workshop as I was good deal of debate on Moshe Kuchik’s
was a very sad time and I took a few months off in
Well worth a read ! drawn to Chris as someone who balanced the presentation, with quite polarised views on what
1998 to recoup my energy. During those few
Nicola M Hall esoteric with pragmatism and common sense. we are safely able to do, with Denise Tiran taking
months I reflected on my three dear, lovely cancer
Even though I’m a purist with regards to continued on page 17
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Parliamentary Group for Integrated and Complementary Healthcare (PGICH) LETTERS FROM THE MEMBERS………..
‘Self Care in Integrated Health’ 12th January 2011
Report by Roberta Sale MBRA ‘Reflexology then Retirement’ into my reclining chair with great difficulty. After
his third session he said that he thought his right
Margaret Paterson from Orpington arm was more mobile and he had a tingling in his
I attended the PGICH ‘Self Care in Integrated skills. He said it is time for politicians to stop in Kent writes:
Health’ meeting on the 12th January 2011. It was telling people to live healthier lives and perhaps legs for two days. As I worked he would often
an interesting meeting and there were three supply them with the means to do so. Doctors Dear Editor, ask me to work deeper and harder as he said that it
speakers. need to have more input into what treatment is I’ve decided to retire. During the recession my caused a tingling sensation in his legs and spine. I
being provided for patients. It is essential that client base has dropped dramatically and made me won’t bore you with all the months of treatment
Simon Mills a Cambridge Graduate in Medical think about whether to carry on. and the points worked during the year that I saw
complementary therapists understand about diet,
Sciences and a Herbal Practitioner. He is the him but he started to get more mobility and
relaxation and relationships. I became a qualified Reflexologist in April 1994
Managing Director of Sustain Care, a community strength in his arms, shoulders, legs and hips and
interest company dedicated to developing new Sarah Stewart-Brown the next speaker said that if and have had the best job I could ever wish to
by the time of his last visit he was able to walk in
models of self care. He is the project lead on the she had had guidance and support from the NHS have. I have always practised from home which
on his own using walking sticks. Because of his
Department of Health project - ‘Integrating Self in the last six months in which to develop, has allowed me to be a Mum to my children when
injury, he had not been able to work, finances
Care in Family Practice’. Simon is Secretary of implement and coordinate supported self-care they were young and when they married and
were very tight and he could only manage a
the European Scientific Cooperative on models towards medical populations that include moved out I had time to spend with my husband
treatment once a month but even so, he and his
Phytotherapy, past president of the British Herbal diet, exercise, life style and home remedies, to and take my dogs for long walks each morning
wife were so impressed with his improvements
Medicine Association and has been an advisor to enlist and champion local community needs, she before seeing my clients.
that his wife decided to train as a Reflexologist
the Government on Herbal Medicine. could have been even more effective. She feels I will be 62 in February and it doesn’t take much herself and he stopped coming. I like to imagine
that the medical profession encourages people to mathematical know how to work out that I will that he continued to get stronger and more mobile
Professor David Peters has been a doctor since
believe they can be helped by Doctors but this is have been practising Reflexology for 17 years in but that is one downside to the ‘job’, you can’t
1972 and has been practising complementary
of course a fallacy. The medical profession April 2011. During those 17 years I have treated always keep in touch for updates.
medicine for more than thirty years. During that
encourages this belief by shouldering some amazing people and I would like to share
time he has explored mind/body techniques like Case No. 4 - One day as I was out shopping I
responsibility for fixing things. She said that she some of their stories with you.
meditation, yoga, as well as a varied range of bumped into a friend, you know the type; blonde,
felt that this allows patients to think that illness is
psychotherapy approaches. David is Clinical Case No. 1 - The first person to prove how vivacious and full of energy but this day she was
their lot in life and this in turn is due to lack of
Director of the School of Integrated Health at the effective Reflexology could be was my husband. hunched over and obviously in pain. When I
psychological well being and disbelief in their
University of Westminster which is home to the He had put his back out and was bent double, it spoke to her she told me that she had hurt her
ability to change, resulting in lack of self
UK’s largest University Department of was a Saturday and he couldn’t get in touch with back several months previously; she had seen a
motivation and the experience of well being.
Complementary Therapies. his osteopath. He had always refused to let me specialist in the NHS, tried acupuncture,
What needs to happen for people to start this ‘touch’ his feet but this was a perfect opportunity physiotherapy and osteopathy and had paid for her
Sarah Stewart-Brown is the Professor of Public
process Sarah feels is to increase public for me to convince him that Reflexology worked!! own MRI scan, which at the time cost about
Health at Warwick Medical School, University of
awareness/knowledge about health, well-being After his session he was able to stand up straight! £1,500. Nothing had helped and the consultant
Warwick. Her research interests focus on two new
and what health care can and can not do. She He followed up with a session at the osteopath but wanted to weld her vertebrae together with a
areas of ‘Public Health Practice - Child Public
reported that 60% of adults in England report it was the start of many conversations to follow, 50/50 chance of improving her condition and a
Health’ and ‘Public Mental Health’. Her most
chronic health problems and a quarter of this i.e. “When do you think you could do my feet for chance she was very reluctant to take. I
recent contributions lie in the development and
group have three or four problems. 80% of the me?” suggested she try reflexology and to give me a
validation of measures of mental well being for
GP’s time is taken up with these problems - IBS, Case No. 2 - My youngest son in the middle of his ring if she was interested. She was, and she did
public health use. She is currently developing a
Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, along with mild to homework one evening said he couldn’t do it give me a ring. After 12 consecutive treatments
research agenda relating to the ‘Contribution of
moderate depression, allergies and sleep because he couldn’t think of any ideas for his her back did not seem to be improving and I told
Complementary and Alternative Healthcare
problems. Conventional interventions may be project so I suggested he took some time out and I her that maybe Reflexology could not help but she
Approaches to Mental Health and Well-being’.
ineffective or unaccepted. On average we each gave him a Reflexology session; after the session said that the treatments helped her to cope better
Professor David Peters started with his make five visits a year to our GP. he had plenty of ideas for his project . . . . . . relax and that it lifted her spirits and so we continued.
presentation on the subject of ‘Fringe Medicine’ the body and free the mind! A few more weeks passed and she said that she
She promoted the idea of integrated self
which subsequently became ‘Alternative and had had two days free of pain for the first time in
healthcare in families, in other words reminding Case No. 3 - In April 1996, I treated a young
Integrated Health Care’. An expanding body of months. More treatments… Eventually the pain
us that family members often have knowledge of man of 39 who had had a motorbike accident. He
evidence illustrates how cultural policy, ceased and she was able to get on with her life and
family health history and can sometimes make had broken his neck and had C5 and 6 welded
workplace beliefs, behaviour and learning can even play golf again! We lengthened the time
better suggestions than the GP about: together. He had spent months with his head in a
either support what keeps one well or undermine between sessions to monthly and she continued to
communal resilience; how and what one eats and • Things to try. cage and then more time having physiotherapy. come until one day she said that her husband’s
how the energetic’s of inter-personal relationships • Things to buy. The hospital discharged him saying that this business was in trouble and that she would have to
have an effect on each of us. A placebo is more • Things to do. would be as good as he will get. He had limited move to a smaller property and would not be able
effective than Prozac if your doctor tells you to movement in his arms and legs and when he to come any more. We lost touch completely until
take it, in other words fewer pills and more people Continued on page 15 arrived at my doorstep for the first time his wife about 3 years later I bumped into her again; this
and I manhandled him into my work room and
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Feedback at the end of the session: Mrs X reported We discussed her visiting the doctor to report the
feeling tired after the treatment, and an immediate problem, plus a potential referral for physiotherapy
‘A Spotlight on Advertising’……..…
improvement in her C-section tenderness. to address re-educating her core postural muscles. Maggy Wallace, Executive Chair, CNHC
Fourth Treatment - 14/10/10 She was relaxed during the session, and reported
Mrs X reported feeling much better this week. that by the end of the session the C-section Why is advertising so relevant at the moment? a Conduct and Competence Panel. If the complaint
Feedback on conditions: 48 hours of LBP after last tenderness had almost disappeared. Is complementary healthcare being ‘got at?’ goes to the ASA it is likely to be considered against
session. No pain now. Feedback at the end of the session: She felt tired There seems to be little doubt that issues to do with the strength of the evidence available for the claims
Feedback at the end of the session: Became very after the treatment and was upset that the course had ‘advertising’ are some of the ways in which those that are being made. CNHC is currently in
congested during the treatment, unclear why as she come to an end. who are sceptical about complementary healthcare discussion with those with research expertise to
has never had a history of sinus problems. I SUMMARY OF THE TREATMENT SESSIONS are choosing to try and make their point. provide evidence that might be acceptable to the
reassured her that it could be a side effect of the Mrs X has really enjoyed the reflexology sessions ASA where necessary. One of the difficulties relates
reflexology. Otherwise relaxed and enjoyed the What is actually happening? to what type of research will be considered
with no episodes of her restless leg syndrome, We know that a number of people who either
session. heavy/tired legs or circulatory problems. She has acceptable. Randomised control trials don’t feature
Fifth Treatment - 21/10/10 disbelieve the efficacy of complementary health, or very highly in the complementary healthcare sector.
taken on board the advice about lifestyle changes, who are very sceptical about how (or indeed,
Mrs X reports that the congestion she experienced particularly avoiding stimulants like caffeine and
during the last session lasted into the next day and whether) it works, are trying to ‘attack’ a number of What can you do about it?
alcohol. Taking regular exercise and establishing a therapies. You may be aware that chiropractic has Make sure that you are very careful about what you
then resolved. regular sleeping pattern. She has started taking a hot
Feedback on conditions: She reported that the day been subject to hundreds of complaints to The write. Always bear in mind that you may need to
bath in the evenings and massaging her legs General Chiropractic Council (GCC) over the past provide evidence to back up any claim you make
before she suffered from “restless arm syndrome” afterwards. She has also started taking a calcium
and recalls similar symptoms 2 weeks ago but did year or so. Homeopathy has also been targeted to the about efficacy in particular. After March 2011
supplement on the suggestion that the restless legs extent that a significant number of courses have now website information will also be subject to ASA
not think to mention it. She reports that the could be more muscular in origin. Mrs X has had no
symptoms are like those that she gets in her legs, closed in several Universities. It now appears that scrutiny and complaint. Also, be cautious about
change in her incidences of LBP. She had one reflexology is also in the spotlight and it is possible what you say - don’t make claims that have no
where she has a need to move her arms when at rest; episode of LBP before the 4th treatment, which she
this lasted for about 2 hours - an isolated incident that other therapies will be targeted in due course. evidence.
linked to poor posture at her place of work – this
and no symptoms now. She is unclear as to the needs to be looked into. The bowel urgency showed Why is this happening? Do you need help?
cause. I checked against the life style changes no change. She had the problem with aggravation of At one level, it is good for any profession to be Please don’t worry too much - not everyone is out to
promoted for restless leg syndrome and there did not her old C-section scar as discussed above, challenged about what it does. We should never get you, even if it feels like that at times! Just be
seem an obvious reason. reflexology helped with the pain, but Mrs X hopes to listen only to our friends if we want to have a cautious and sensible. Read the advice provided by
Feedback at the end of the session: Relaxed and have physiotherapy to address her core stability balanced view of our actions. We should all be able CNHC, by the British Reflexology Association
tired. weakness and possible Rectus Abdominis Diastasis. to provide a rationale for our activities and be able to (BRA) and look at the Committee of Advertising
Sixth Treatment - 29/10/10 This should also improve her bowel problems. justify what we do and why, when it involves other Practice (CAP) Code.
Feedback on conditions: Mrs X reports feeling OK. people and their health and well being. For those
She is concerned again by a re-occurrence of the Mrs X is very pleased with her improvements and is Continue to be proud of your work and the help it
very keen to have further reflexology in the future. reasons we should listen to those who are sceptical brings to those who need it.
inflamed tender C-section scar with tummy bulging. and work out the best way to answer their queries.
She reports she noticed it after cleaning the kitchen She is also keen for her daughter to have reflexology Who to contact:
floor - this probably caused an acute re-injury of an and is promoting it to all her friends and family. What might happen? • CNHC: www.cnhc.org.uk
already chronic and poorly healed C-section scar. One of the ways in which some people are working, • Email: email@example.com
in the first instance, is to search all written material • : 020 3178 2199
produced by CNHC registrants for statements they • ASA: www.asa.org.uk
believe cannot be justified by evidence. This may • CAP: www.cap.org.uk
Date of Treatments Date of Treatments
TENDER 23/ 01/ 07/ 14/ 21/ 29/ TENDER 23/ 01/ 07/ 14/ 21/ 29/
include information on your web site or in your
REFLEXES 09/ 10/ 10/ 10/ 10/ 10/ REFLEXES 09/ 10/ 10/ 10/ 10/ 10/ publicity material. They then look to make a
RIGHT FOOT 10 10 10 10 10 10 LEFT FOOT 10 10 10 10 10 10 complaint. This may be to CNHC where Clause 15
Neck X X X Neck X X X of the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Department of Health expresses
Side of head/brain X X X X X Side of head/ brain X X X X X Ethics will be cited. Alternatively they may continued support for the CNHC
Top of head/ brain X X X X X X Top of head/ brain X X X X X X complain to the Advertising Standards Authority
(ASA). It is two years since the CNHC opened its register in
Spine –thoracic X X Spine - thoracic
January 2009 and the CNHC is delighted to receive
Spine – lumbar X Spine - lumbar What happens next? a message of continuing support from the
Sinuses X X Sinuses X X If the complaint comes to CNHC it will be first Department of Health.
Shoulder X X X X X X Shoulder X X X X X X considered by the Registrar to see if it needs to be “Over the last two years the CNHC has clearly done
Thyroid X X Thyroid X X X X progressed or if it can be dismissed as merely a lot to set standards for a range of complementary
Para thyroids X X Para thyroids X X X X vexatious (i.e someone just being silly or malicious). healthcare disciplines and the Department welcomes
Sciatic loop X Sciatic loop If there is a genuine concern, then the complaint will its continued good work. The CNHC is sponsored by
pass on to an independent Investigating Committee the Department and we recommend that where
Panel for consideration. This panel has the power to people are looking for complementary healthcare
make a decision that no further action needs to be practitioners, they use someone who is CNHC-
taken or to pass the complaint on to a full hearing by registered. (Department of Health, January 2011).
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Linda’s Page……… Bayly School Student Case Study
Type Vehicle Example 1-2 3-6 7-27
Submitted by Caroline Bicheno as part of requested work for Module 7
Group Vehicle Days Days Days
Manual B Ford Fiesta £33.38 £30.18 £26.71 Name: Mrs X Born: 1973 Occupation: Works Poor circulation to the legs: DR: Heart. AR: Hip and
1.2 part time & has 2 children, aged 5 and 2 years. knees, Lumbar/Sacral spine, Massaging the arms -
The new Avis Rent a Car UK have a new AWD C Nissan £36.65 £33.05 £29.16 Serious Illnesses and Operations: zone related therapy.
number for BRA members. It is K384101 and this Note 1.4 Fibroadenoma removed from her right breast and Heavy/Tired legs: DR: Hip and knees. AR:
is linked to the UK rates. The AWD will also rate D Ford £41.00 £36.89 £32.43 benign lump from the right side of her abdomen. Thyroid/Parathyroids, Kidneys, Small intestines,
shop for all other rates in our system (Special Mondeo Caesarian section in 2008. Main Conditions to be Lumbar/Sacral spine, Heart, Solar Plexus.
Offers/Holiday Rates etc.) and will always offer 1.8 aware of: None. Medication: None. Doctor: Not Massaging the arms - zone related therapy.
BRA members the lowest rate in the Avis system. E Ford Focus £38.28 £34.49 £32.94 recently. Other treatments: Physiotherapy for Low back pain/Sacro-iliac pain: DR: Lumbar/Sacral
In 3-6 months Avis will look at how BRA members bowel control and urgency post pregnancy. Diet: Spine. AR: Sacro-iliac joint, Sciatic Loop, Muscles
F Vauxhall £50.33 £45.30 £41.47
have taken advantage of this offer and if it goes well Insignia
good - lots of vegetables, few fruits. Drinks wine but of the pelvis, Adrenals, Solar Plexus, Pituitary.
they will be able offer a better discount for BRA 2.0 less than the recommended daily allowance. Low Bowel urgency (post pregnancy): DR: Large
Members. Opposite is a schedule of the prices being water intake, and 6 cups of caffeinated tea a day. intestine. AR: Adrenals, Pelvic Muscles,
Estate G Ford Focus £48.15 £43.38 £39.59
offered to BRA Members. Estate 1.6 Condition of Feet: Verruca - left foot, base of the Lumbar/Sacral Spine.
H VW £53.59 £48.17 £42.30 5th toe (ear reflex area on the foot.). Otherwise good Left shoulder pain: DR: Shoulder. AR: Pituitary,
For all those members who hire vehicles on a
Passatt shape, bony structure, arches and skin condition. Solar plexus, Adrenals, Thyroid/Parathyroid,
regular basis there is Avis Preferred. For more
estate 2.0 MAIN REASON FOR TREATMENT Cervical Spine. Massaging the right hip - zone
information on Avis Preferred please contact
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or one of the Sales Automatic I Ford Focus £49.24 £44.34 £39.03 • Restless leg syndrome (Ekbom’s Syndrome) –
1.6 Abdominal bloating and inflamed tender Caesarian-
Direct Team on 08445-810-010. The account will be suffered since childhood, occurs monthly.
J VW £59.09 £53.01 £46.42 section scar: I considered this to be due to excessive
set up with the correct details, discount number etc. Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a fairly common
Passatt 2.0 strain on the poorly healed scar from the birth of her
A card will be sent out in the post holding all condition that causes uncomfortable sensations in
K Mercedes £69.38 £62.07 £54.14 second child in 2008. There may also be a diastasis
personal details that we need in order to hire a C-Class the legs. The symptoms can vary from being mild to
of the Rectus Abdominis muscle, which is a
vehicle. Avis rental staff will prepare all the N Mercedes £85.16 £76.41 £66.93 severe. There are 2 types of RLS, primary (occurs
separation of the connective tissue joining the two
paperwork before you arrive, and you should then E Class naturally in early adulthood, symptoms are mild and
strap like muscles down the middle of the abdomen.
receive a car within 3 minutes or Avis will give you O Renault £59.09 £53.01 £46.42
progress with time) and secondary (complication of
MPV This would also have occurred during pregnancy.
a £20.00 vouchers towards your next rental. Scenic another health condition). Over 5 million people in
DR: Stomach. AR: Pituitary, Solar Plexus, Adrenals,
Manual the UK are affected by the condition, most
Note from the Editor: Thyroid/Parathyroid, Abdomen - dorsal aspect of the
L Renault £85.16 £76.41 £66.93 commonly older women. Symptoms get worse with
Linda Gilling works hard on behalf of all the BRA feet.
Espace 2.2 age. The exact cause of RLS is unknown. However
Membership trying to get the best deals possible evidence suggests that the condition is related to an (For breakdown of “crunchy” reflexes found in
from all those companies listed within our BRA imbalance of the neurotransmitter dopamine. each session please see chart on page 12)
Benefits List. The Special Offer above is one of her The International Hotel Group Treatment is lifestyle changes and medication for the First Treatment - 23/09/10
latest efforts. So, if you need to rent a car do not are offering…..…… severe cases. Feet were not at all sensitive to treatment. Client was
forget the above offer, give Avis a chance. 25% off weekend stays and more very relaxed after the initial assessment, so much so
Important reflex areas to treat for main condition
that she could not speak properly as she was so
********************* InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is offering a present
overcome with fatigue.
minimum of 25% off weekend stays including up to Restless Leg Syndrome: DR: Brain. AR: hip and
Second Treatment - 01/10/10
The British Reflexology Association 35% off Friday and Sunday nights at over 200 knee, Thyroid/Parathyroid, Kidneys, Small
Mrs X experienced extreme tiredness and slept for
Members Benefits List TOP TEN participating InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, intestines, Lumbar/Sacral spine, Heart, Solar Plexus
12 hours after last treatment.
Holiday Inn and Express by Holiday Inn hotels reflexes. Massaging the arms due to benefits of zone
Companies for this edition: across the UK and Europe…. so if you're already in related therapy.
Feedback on conditions: No symptoms.
Feedback at the end of the session: Mrs X reported
1. Best in Jewellery town on a Friday for business why not stay the extra OTHER CONDITIONS PRESENT tingling throughout the legs, especially the thigh
2. Candle Lite Living night so your partner or friends can join you to enjoy • Poor circulation, worse in the winter months. area. Also she reported feeling tired after treatment.
and explore the city and stay at one of our superb • Tired/heavy legs -daily. Third Treatment - 07/10/10
3. Capital Cliff Ltd selected hotels.
4. Cress Ltd • Low back pain (LBP)/sacro-iliac joint pain - Mrs X said that she had felt relaxed after the last
Call: 0871 423 4874 and quote ‘exclusive’, or visit: poor posture from her desk job, intermittent treatment. Reports that she is not feeling great due to
ihg.com/members as below pain, every few months and it lasts for a few abdominal bloating, combined with a raised and
6. Nasaleze days - over last 5 years. inflamed C-section scar which is tender to touch and
7. Phytoscience (natural figure) • Bowel problems after the birth of her first child a new left shoulder pain. She is not sure as to the
8. Potter's herbals in 2005 - problems with lack of control/urgency cause and feels it could be just her age and slight
9. Simply Animal Sales - Moderate improvement with physiotherapy. weight gain. Mrs X reported she was not pregnant
10. The Yoga Shop Please note: calls from 0871 numbers are charged at and it is not linked to her menstrual cycle. She
10p per minute when dialled from a BT landline. Important reflex areas to treat for other
believes the left shoulder pain to be due to cleaning.
Feedback on conditions: No Symptoms.
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