I run a number of fun, informative workshops based on reflexology and massage techniques, suitable for parents and carers and families. These can be arranged for small groups or on a one-to-one basis.
Functional Reflex Therapy Workshops
Functional Reflex Therapy is a reflexology treatment designed for children and adults with autism, autistic spectrum disorders, learning difficulties, neurological impairment, challenging behaviours, and complex health needs. It is also suitable for adults with Dementia or Alzheimers disease. These techniques are currently being used in a number of Special Educational Need Schools and Care Homes for adults, as well as at home. The workshops for parents and carers teach simple hand and foot positive touch therapy techniques to encourage relaxation that may reduce stress and anxiety, relieve tension, help improve mood, encourage social interaction and generally support individual wellbeing.
Baby and Toddler Reflex Workshops
Baby and Toddler Reflex workshops are designed to teach parents and carers a simple, gentle form of reflexology created especially for babies, infants and toddlers from one month to three years old. Baby reflex is worked on the feet and toddler reflex teaches hand reflex techniques with nursery rhymes. Both workshops are taught in 2 x 1 ½ hour sessions.
Story massage is a fun and interactive way of enjoying positive touch through storytelling and simple massage strokes worked on the back, arms and head. It is suitable for everyone, whatever age and ability.
Children’s Reflexology Programme
This programme, designed by Susan Quayle, author of the children’s reflexology book The Mouse’s House, uses rhyme and storytelling to teach parents and carers simple, easy to learn reflexology techniques. The techniques are designed to combine positive bonding with the healing qualities of reflexology. These 6 week courses are held for various age groups; Newborn to pre-crawlers, crawlers, toddlers, pre-schoolers and mums of school age children. A short pre-natal course is also available.