World Reflexology Week 2021

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Did you know that this week is World Reflexology Week?

World Reflexology Week (WRW) was inaugurated back in 1999 by the International Council of Reflexologists and has run every year since then. 

Each year there’s a new theme for the week.

This year it’s Reflexology for Wellbeing.

Reflexology for Wellbeing

Our collective experience of the last 18 months has shown that we can’t take wellbeing for granted.

Reflexology works on the whole body to promote general health and wellbeing.

Clients have found reflexology particularly beneficial with all of the following:

Try Reflexology

If you’ve been considering reflexology for wellbeing but not yet given it a try, why not book your first treatment with me?

I’ve been a professional reflexologist since 2003 so your feet will be in good hands!

What’s more, I’m truly blessed to have received over fifty 5-Star reviews

Call me on 07835 340940 to make arrangements for your visit to Feet First Reflexology, Bluntisham: your sanctuary to relax, rebalance and restore.

As a member of the Association of Reflexologists, I’m proud to support World Reflexology Week.

Feet First Reflexology Goes Paperless

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Paper is Passé – Digital Does Away With It All Together

Thanks to Apple’s Magic Pencil and New Generation iPad, from today I’m moving to digital record-keeping. This is the final step on my journey to going paperless!

Did You Know?

  • For each new client consultation, I complete a client consultation form and a GDPR form
  • For every treatment, I complete a treatment record
  • By law, these forms must be held securely for up to 8 years

That’s a lot of paperwork to create, file and store in a locked filing system!

So I’m delighted that technology has advanced to the point that I can now replace my paper forms with digital alternatives.

Even better, I can complete them during treatments by simply writing directly on my new iPad with Apple’s Magic Pencil.

The benefits are:

  • Respect for the environment
  • Improved data security
  • Easier data retrieval

So, what happens next?

Paperless Records for New Clients

On your first visit I will create a new file for you. Into this file I will save your client consultation form, GDPR consent form and the record of your first treatment. For each subsequent treatment, I will add a new record and save it to your personal file.

All data will be collected on my password protected iPad and backed up on Feet First Reflexology’s encrypted One Drive Account.

Rest assured that digital record keeping is totally secure and fully GDPR compliant.

What’s more, your data belongs to you, and you can request copies of your records at any time.

For more information, please see the Feet First Reflexology Privacy Policy.

Paperless Records for Existing Clients

From Monday 13th September, I will make digital records of new treatments.

I will not transfer previous paper records to a digital format but will keep them in accordance with GDPR as set out in the Feet First Reflexology Privacy Policy.

As you know, your data belongs to you.

Naturally, you can request copies of your paper and digital records at any time.

Summary

I work hard to make your visit to Feet First Reflexology, stress-free.

Now that all aspects of your experience from booking to session records to payment are digital, you can focus on one thing only: enjoying your treatment.

Feet First Reflexology: your sanctuary to relax, rebalance and restore.

Covid-19 Safety Update

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As you are aware, on 19th July 2021 we enter Step 4 of the Government’s plan for easing coronavirus restrictions in England. You may be wondering how this will affect your treatments at Feet First Reflexology. Hence, this Covid-19 safety update.

Although mandatory mask wearing and social distancing officially end on 19th July, the Government “expects and recommends” that face coverings still be worn in close contact facilities. Feet First Reflexology is such a facility.

The Assosication of Reflexologists also advise that both clients and therapists continue to wear a face covering, unless they are exempt, during the entire appointment.

Therefore, as a responsible therapist, I will continue to adhere to Covid-19 secure guidelines for your safety and that of all clients that visit Feet First Reflexology.

As a brief reminder, these are measures that I take to minimise risk whilst ensuring that you benefit from your treatment:

1. 24 hours before your treatment you receive an email and text reminder of your appointment time with questions that you must respond to before visiting the following day.

2. You arrive wearing a face covering, unless exempt, and keep this face covering on for the duration of your appointment unless this causes you distress.

3. You place your belongings in the sanitised box provided and sanitise your hands.

4. Before treatment commences, I ask you to confirm you have no covid symptoms, have not tested positive or been in contact with someone who has tested positive within the last 48 hours or been told to self-isolate.

5. I use fresh sheets, towels, pillows, and blankets for each client and remove them at the end of the session and wash them immediately at 60 degrees.

6. I sanitise surfaces, door handles, and the plastic box for your belongings.

7. I provide you with a sealed bottle of chilled water for you to drink when you leave.

8. The reflexology room is ventilated 24 hours a day with a maximum of three clients in any working day.

9. If you need to use the toilet, this is in a separate area and is sanitised after each use for your protection.

10. In the days following your treatment, if you begin to feel unwell and suspect that you may have coronavirus, please stay at home, self-isolate, get a Covid-19 test, and inform me so that I can take the appropriate steps to protect other clients.

Please see full details on Covid-19 guidelines or contact me at anytime should you have any further questions or concerns.

You can also refer to the Government’s guidance for close contact services.

Book Reflexology and Reiki at Feet First Reflexology from Today

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Feet First Reflexology Now Open For Bookings

By now you’ll have heard the good news that businesses that offer holistic therapy including reflexology may re-open from 12th April 2021. Feet First Reflexology will restart treatments on that date. What’s more, you can book your reflexology and reiki from today.

During the latest closure period, I’ve invested to upgrade my booking system. You’ll notice the following improvements:

  • The new system is fully automated
  • You receive a confirmation email and text message when you book
  • You a reminder email and text 24 hours before your appointment
  • All communications carry the Feet First Reflexology brand

To book reflexology or reiki simply just go to the dedicated booking page. Then, choose which treatment you would like and selected your preferred appointment.

Feet First Reflexology continues to operate a Covid-secure environment where your safety and well-being remain my top priority.

I very much look forward to welcoming you all back to my treatment room.

Michelle

Brand new Feet First Reflexology Website

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It’s here – the all-new Feet First Reflexology website

The all-new Feet First Reflexology website has been completely redesigned for 2020 and beyond.

It features the following:

1. Mobile-friendly display for ease of use on Smartphones

2. Featured content showcase on the home page

3. Quick links to the most frequently viewed pages

4. Entirely new sections housing brand-new content

5. New images throughout – watch this space for new videos soon!

6. Action buttons to take you straight to the online booking page

7. All you need to know about reflexology in general and Feet First Reflexology in particular

A huge thank you to my wonderful husband Chris for his expertise in designing this website with you, my clients, in mind.

What’s new on the Feet First Reflexology website?

Pretty much everything!

As you’d expect there are full details on the treatments on offer together with information on appointments and pricing.

In addition, you’ll find articles on how reflexology can help provide relief from the following common ailments:

And do look out for the news section on the home page where you’ll find fresh insights into the benefits of reflexology and reiki as well as updates on Feet First Reflexology.

Take a tour and let me have your feedback

Please have a look through the pages on the new website and let me know what you think.

I’d be happy to make any changes that would make your user experience an even more enjoyable one.

Covid Secure Reopening

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Feet First Reflexology reopening on 13th July 2020

In line with Government guidelines Feet First Reflexology is reopening in a Covid secure way on 13th July 2020.

Rest assured that I have been doing some hard work behind the scenes to make sure your visit is both relaxing and rewarding whilst also being as safe as possible.

For more details on the changes made in light of coronavirus please see my dedicated Covid-19 information page.

As well as these changes, I have also upgraded my website to take online bookings to make booking an appointment even easier for you.

If you have any comments, questions or concerns about Covid secure reopening, please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time

I look forward to welcoming back clients I have not seen in a while and meeting new ones.

Stay safe.

Maternity Reflexology Qualification

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I’m delighted to announce that I’ve completed the Susanne Enzer Maternity Reflexology Consortium© course, passing with “flying colours”.

During my training I undertook a 4-day workshop which included hands on practice and theory. 

To complete the course and gain the qualification, I then produced several case studies along with writing essays and other supporting materials.

Naturally, I can share these supporting materials with you, my clients, on request.

I decided to train in maternity reflexology to deepen my knowledge of fertility and pregnancy

My overiding objective is to help you as best as I can on your journey from pre-conception to birth.

The benefits of maternity reflexology

Maternity reflexology can help women during pre-conception as well as during pregnancy itself.

During the first trimester many mums-to-be find that their hormone levels are changing rapidly.

This may leave you with alternating feelings of delight and anxiety. Other expectant mothers may suffer from morning sickness and exhaustion.

During the second and third trimester, early discomforts may disappear. However, expectant mums may suffer from back ache, varicose veins, low mood, and tiredness to name but a few.

Reflexology during pregnancy works by keeping your body well balanced both emotionally and physically. It nurtures both mother and baby at the same time.

Many of my clients tell me that during maternity reflexology their babies are soothed by the treatment.

The one thing that maternity reflexology cannot do is bring on labour. 

Baby will come when baby is ready. However, maternity priming techniques can help the parasympathetic nervous system to allow the body to relax and allow labour to happen naturally when the time is right.

If you would like to book an appointment go to the booking page on this website.

Alternatively, please give me a call on 07835 340940 and we can discuss your exact needs before you book.