Reflexology Mini Course with Alena
Reflexology with Alena Part 1
Reflexology with Alena Part 2
Reflexology with Alena Part 3
Reflexology with Alena Part 4
Reflexology with Alena Part 5
Welcome to this 5 part course introducing reflexology where you will learn basic reflexology techniques for deep relaxation, stress release and grounding. These are simple techniques that will help you to establish a new type of connection with the people you care for through gentle, nurturing, healing touch.
This online course evolved from a strong feeling that in these times when the human connection is so precious, reflexology can offer a way to really nurture and look after the people we care for.
I love my work and never stop being fascinated by the far reaching effects of these healing arts.
Below you can find some safety information, which can also be found as a PDF at www.bit.ly/ReflexologyCautions
Precautions to using reflexology relaxation techniques explained in this course:
High blood pressure - care in positioning the receiver ( see Part 2 )
Heart problems - work gently (avoid working in severe heart condition)
Pregnant women - care with positioning the receiver ( see Part 2 ) and avoid working in the first trimester (leave to a professional)
Young children and elderly people - work extremely gently
Osteoporosis - be aware of the fragility of a person’s bones, use lighter pressure
Complex health conditions - work gently, get feedback and do a shorter session
Diabetics - be very gentle as in advanced diabetes there can be loss of sensation
Contraindications: • Person who is contagious, high fever • Under influence of stimulants, sedatives • Open wounds, recent injuries to the area • Internal bleeding, gangrene • Partial or potential thrombosis, blood clots in the arteries • Inflammation of venous and lymphatic systems • Lymphatic Cancer • Major skin problems or conditions of the feet which makes the reflexology treatment impossible • Cellulitis • Arthritis with inflammation or pain
If you would like to book a consultation with Alena, you can get in touch with her here www.stroudreflexology.co.uk
I have been passionate about movement, nature, plants and healing since childhood. These passions combined and wanting to explore and search for a deeper connection with the Earth led me on an adventure working on various organic farms in Europe. Eventually this journey brought me to England where I did my apprenticeship in biodynamic gardening and farming during which I met my partner Nathaniel Hughes who works as a herbalist and teacher. I have put my skills from growing into establishing a medicinal herb garden for his school and for which I am still tending.
Feet always struck me as our point of contact with the ground and having had experience of profound healing through this connection I trained in Reflexology in 2008-2009 and soon after established my practice as a holistic therapist working with Reflexology and Reiki. I have been really enjoying my work and I never stop being fascinated how often the far reaching effects those healing arts can have. I am continuing to learn as well as I have been sharing my passion for healing through the feet running Introduction to Reflexology courses. This online course came out of a strong feeling that in the times when the human connection is so precious reflexology can offer one way how to really nurture and look after the connections we have.