Here you can find out all about the work I do within the local community, holistic events in the Dorset area where you can come to see me for a treatment, the awards I've won, my qualifications and all that I get up to locally providing holistic therapies.
Spring has sprung! And what a busy month it's been!
As a reflexologist, people often reach out to me with the hope to achieve positive results: reduced stress levels, increased energy, improved sleep, less headaches as well as less aches and pains amongst many other things.
Very often my clients come to me as a last resort once all other options have been exhausted to find relief from their symptoms or/and medical conditions.
Reflexology is a supportive therapy (not a replacement for medical treatments) and can positively help to handle the long term management of aches, pains and other medical issues - empowering you to regain some level of control over health issues. Clients have often tried all sorts before they come to me: from seeing their GP, improving their diet and exercise levels, taking painkillers and other medications and really trying everything they can to improve their health and wellbeing. Whilst reflexology isn't a cure, I'm fortunate to witness time and time again the incredible benefits of this therapy which can often be life changing in many cases and can offer so much relief.
With the beginning of this year hitting off to a great kick start with some lovely events, I've been reminded to not loose sight of giving a healthy respect for balancing out work time and rest time. How important it is for our wellbeing, that the one aspect complements the other. Are you getting enough rest to rejuvenate and recharge from your work load? Are you working mindfully and proactively enough so that when it comes to rest you can totally switch off from your work life and really relax? And among all of that, are you making space for all the other important things, like family time, exercise and planning healthy meals?
Carve a little time out for yourself and allow everything to slow down for a moment with a pampering treatment. A bit of quality time for you to recharge and reground - ready to conquer all of life stresses and challenges with a clear mind and positive energy.
The Beauty Studio Blandford
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ RELAUNCH PARTY ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Following on from last month's blog that I posted, I'm delighted to share when I'm not working from my home based salon in Poole or on home visits, I'll be working from The Beauty Studio Blandford at number 2 Tabernacle Walk in Blandford forum every 1st Wednesday of the month.
There will now be a variety of amazing therapists on different days offering lots of different pamper treatments.
So to celebrate this exciting collab, we had a relaunch party that went down really well to introduce all the wonderful new therapies on offer from this salon.
The therapists at The Beauty Studio Blandford:
💜 Emma, Nikki & Georgina: Nails
💜 Angela : Facials, Skincare & Makeup
💜 Elle: Reflexology and Reiki
💜 Julia : Aesthetics, Wrinkle Relaxation, Dermal Fillers, Advanced Cryotherapy
Excited to share I'll be bringing the reflexology, acupressure and reiki infused reflexology to the charming town of 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗱 at the lovely 𝗡𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗜𝘁 salon, once a month on either the 1st Wednesday of each month.
Treatments available from this location from Wednesday 8th March! 👣
And I'll be in Blandford at the Nailed It salon on the following Wednesdays:
📍 Nailed It, 2 Tabernacle Walk, Blandford Forum, DT11 7DL
2023 LIST OF EVENTS
Please find below, a summary of this year's local events where I'll be offering taster reflexology treatments (for the special reduced rate of just £20 for half an hour) throughout 2023 (Special rates apply only to the below listed events):
Thursday 26th January, 2023, 11am-4pm, Holistic Health Day, Poole Spiritual Church, 18 Kingland Road, BH15 1TP.
Sunday 12th February 2023, 10am-4pm, Merley House Holistic Fayre, Merley House, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3AA.
Thursday 16th February 2023, 11am-4pm, Holistic Health Day, Poole Spiritual Church, 18 Kingland Road, BH15 1TP.
Sunday 26th February, 11am-4pm, Rainbow Of Light Psychic Fayre, Hamworthy Club, Magna Road, Wimborne, BH21 3AP.
Tuesday 28th February 2023, 6pm-9pm, Psychic and Pamper event, Hamworthy Club, Magna Road, Wimborne, BH21 3AP.
Thursday 23rd March 2023, 11am-4pm, Holistic Health Day, Poole Spiritual Church, 18 Kingland Road, BH15 1TP.
Saturday 8th April 2023, 10am-4pm, Mind, Body & Spirit, Christchurch Spiritual Church 196B Barrack Road, Christchurch, BH23 2BQ
Thursday 20th April 2023, 11am-4pm, Holistic Health Day, Poole Spiritual Church, 18 Kingland Road, BH15 1TP.
Sunday 14th May 2023, 10am-4pm, Merley House Holistic Fayre, Merley House, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3AA.
Thursday 18th May 2023, 11am-4pm, Holistic Health Day, Poole Spiritual Church, 18 Kingland Road, BH15 1TP.
Saturday 20th May 2023, 11am-5pm, Holistic Fayre, Digby Hall, Sherborne, DT9 3AA.
Sunday 21st May 2023, 10am-4pm, Good Vibes 23, The Queens Hotel, Mercure, Bournemouth.
Sunday 7th June 2023, 11am-4pm, Rainbow Of Light Healing Day, Hamworthy Club, Magna Road, Wimborne, BH1 3AP.
Thursday 22nd June 2023, 11am-4pm, Holistic Health Day, Poole Spiritual Church, 18 Kingland Road, BH15 1TP.
Saturday 8th July 2023, 10am-4pm, Mind, Body & Spirit, Christchurch Spiritual Church 196B Barrack Road, Christchurch, BH23 2BQ
Sunday 6th August 2023, 10am-4pm, Merley House Holistic Fayre, Merley House, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3AA.
Sunday 27th & 28th August 2023, time TBC, Wedding Fayre, Hamworthy Club, Magna Road, Wimborne, BH21 3AP.
Saturday 9th September 2023, 11am-5pm, Holistic Fayre, Digby Hall, Sherborne, DT9 3AA.
Saturday 11th November, 10am-4pm, Mind, Body & Spirit, Christchurch Spiritual Church 196B Barrack Road, Christchurch, BH23 2BQ
Sunday 19th November 2023, 10am-4pm, Merley House Holistic Fayre, Merley House, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3AA.
Saturday 25th November 2023, 11am-4:30pm, Psychic Fayre and Spiritual Market, Horton Hall, Horton Road, BH21 7JA.
Save the dates and come along for a lovely pampering whilst also learning all about how reflexology and reiki infused reflexology can benefit and enhance your overall health and wellbeing. Hope to see you there! :)
Holistic Fayre at Merley House
Sunday 4th December 2022, 11am-4pm
A special day where you can come and enjoy a variety of holistic pampering and relaxing therapies including reiki, reflexology, bio resonance and more. There will be tarot and angelic readings, some beautiful stalls where you can prepare for the festive season and get hold of exquisit candles, melts, incenses, crystals and much more.
At Merley House, Merley House Ln, Wimborne, BH21 33AA
𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐃, 𝐁𝐎𝐃𝐘, 𝐒𝐏𝐈𝐑𝐈𝐓 𝐅𝐀𝐈𝐑
𝗦𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗔𝗬 𝟲𝘁𝗵 𝗡𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥, 𝟭𝟬𝗮𝗺 - 𝟰𝗽𝗺 🎟 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆
You are invited to this wonderful day of pampering and relaxation, with a range of amazing therapies, readings and stalls for you to enjoy and browse.
A variety of pampering, healing and relaxing therapies: 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗹𝗲𝘅𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆, 𝗖𝗿𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹, 𝗕𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗻 , 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲, 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘁𝗮 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗚𝘂𝗮 𝗦𝗵𝗮 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹, 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗗𝗿𝘂𝗺𝘀..
A range of holistic readers: 𝗧𝗮𝗿𝗼𝘁, 𝗣𝘀𝘆𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗰, 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘂𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰...
🤲 𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀: Only £𝟭𝟱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝟮𝟱𝗺𝗶𝗻 🤲
Some fabulous stalls for you to cast your eyes over and enjoy, with beautiful spiritual gifts, crystals, flower essences, skincare, candles & lots more magical goodies!
☕🧁 Tea, coffee & cakes will be available all day.
Christmas Market - 20th Nov. & 27th Nov.
With a variety of lovely therapies, readings and stalls with candles, crystals, incense, melts and gifts.
Sunday 20th & Sunday 27th November 2022, 11am-4pm.
At Hamworthy Club, Wimborne, BH21 3AP.
𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐚𝐲
𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟒𝐭𝐡 - 𝟏𝟏𝐚𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟑𝐩𝐦.
Give reflexology a try and experience that "feeling of walking on clouds" ! ☁️ 👣☁️ 😁
I'll be offering sessions for the special reduced rate of £20 for half an hour at this lovely monthly holistic health day.
Click here for event details.
Holistic Health Day - October 13th
This month providing reflexology at the monthly holistic health day at the Poole Spiritualist Church 11am to 3pm on Thursday 13th October for just £20 for 30min.
Hope to see you there!
Click here for event details.
🍁🍂 Autumn Market - Hamworthy Club, Sunday 9th OCTOBER 2022
Welcoming my new salon administrator, Jodie to the team at Healing Touch Reflexology, she made a great debut on her first day of work helping me on her first event with me, where I offered reflexology treatments for just £20 for 20min at the Aumtun Market at Hamworthy club. There were a wonderful variety of stalls selling all sorts of lovely gifts and offering therapies and Jodie was such an amazing help on her 1st day there. So a huge warm welcome to Jodie who has officially joined Healing Touch Reflexology where she will be taking on some important duties in the salon, managing the salon administration and ensuring a smoother process for my clients. This will also allow me to focus more attention on each of my lovely clients and give you an even better experience.
• Canford Heath Wellness evening 30th SEPTEMBER 18:00-20:30PM
A great evening meeting wonderful new faces and providing reflexology treatments at the Canford Heath Junior School wellness evening at the end of September. For more info visit here. Thank you to everyone who came, what a wonderful evening of pampering!
Holistic Health Day - September 15th
This month providing reflexology at the monthly holistic health day at the Poole Spiritualist Church 11am to 3pm on Thursday 15th September for just £20 for 30min.
Hope to see you there!
Click here for event details.
💫Stalls, Crystals and much more
What a wonderful day on Sunday 11th September providing reflexology for the Holistic Fayre at Merley House. The event ran from 10am till 4pm and what a beautiful busy day it was meeting so many lovely new faces! Donations on entry went to Samaritans and many joined us for a day of refreshing body, mind & soul. With a wonderful variety of readings and therapies as well as stalls of beautiful gifts for the mind, body & soul, I really can't wait for the next one!
Merley House, Merley House Lane, Wimborne, Dorset.
Monthly Holistic Health Days
With the summer season coming to an end with the beautiful transition into autumn, starting from next month I'll be providing reflexology at the monthly holistic health day at the Poole Spiritualist Church 11am to 3pm on Thursday 15th September, Thursday 13th October and Thursday 24th November 2022 at the special rate of £20 for 30min.
Hope to see you there!
Click here for event details.
Alongside me at this event there will also be: Brian Walker, a Psychic Surgeon & Healer and Deb Zenyoga offering Bio Resonance scanning.
Rainbow Of Light Healing Day - July 24th
I'm excited to share that I'll be offering reflexology treatments at the rainbow of Light healing day on Sunday 24th July 11am-4pm at Hamworthy Club, Magna Road, BH21 3AP. There will be a variety of stalls selling Crystals, Candles, Dream Catchers, Smudge sticks, Reiki, Crystal healing, Indian Head massage, Reflexology, Chakra balancing, Angel card readings, Tarot readings, Clairvoyant readings, Spiritual gifts, Psychic art and lots more! Bar open selling Refreshments and Food, Free parking, Free entry and a Raffle.
After meeting a fellow holistic therapist at one of my recent events, it's been a real pleasure to do therapy swaps together. Emma is a beautiful being inside and out and she helps people with Theta Healing. This module was completely new to me but what a pleasant surprise it was and if you haven't had it before, I really recommend it! The experience has been truly life changing and the effects were immediate. Over the last few months, Emma and I have been meeting up to swap therapies like reflexology and this has really helped me to tune in with how it feels to receive it and reminded me of the amazing benefits you feel after having a reflexology treatment. This has been really helpful for my personal and professional growth & development I'm so grateful to have met someone to do swaps with.
Sunny spring has sprung and I'm really grateful to have acomplished something so special to me and close to my heart by successfully completing my Usui Reiki Level 1 and 2 practitioner and Usui Reiki Master qualifications. I'm so thankful to be on this journey of healing and growth, and especially excited to help spread more love and light into this world.
I've also got myself a lovely little car so that I'm now able to offer more mobile visits and participate in more events which is such a blessing I am so pumped up about. I'm so full of joy and gratitude at this new found freedom that allows me to give more and be more accessible to my lovely client's. I look forward to seeing you out and about and hope you have a beautiful love-filled month of May!
Last month I offered taster reflexology treatments at a couple of wonderful holistic wellbeing events locally and have met some really lovely people along the way so I'm super happy to share something for your diaries to look forward to at the end of this month:
Wellness retreat day: A soulful day of pampering you.
Saturday 28th May 14:00-18:00pm
Braeside Village Hall, BH24 2PH
👣 I'll be offering reflexology taster treatments for just £15 for 20mins. 👣
There will be some wonderful therapies, tarot and angel card readers, beautiful unique products and gifts. So save the date & get in touch (FB: @pauseforwellness or email colette@Pauseforwellness) if you want to book in a mini treatment at a very reduced price. 💚
I look forward to seeing you there! 🙏
Saturday 30th April, 10am - 4pm
Merley House, Merley House Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3AA
Join us for a day of nurturing and refreshing your body, mind & spirit!
👣 𝐈'𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐲 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝟏0am 𝐭𝐨 𝟒𝐩𝐦. 𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐲 £𝟐𝟎/𝟑𝟎𝐦𝐢𝐧.👣
💚 Donation on entry to Samaritans
A wonderful variety of stalls, therapies, readings and more:
Stalls with spiritual gifts, crystals... Refreshments and Raffle (All money from raffle goes to Samaritans).
👣 🕯 HEALING & PAMPER DAY 🕯 👣
9th April 10am - 4pm
I'm thrilled to share I'll be offering reflexology sessions at the Charminster's Spiritual Church for their Healing Day on April 9th.
💜 Healing Therapies: There will be many different therapies there for you to experience.
💚 The different therapies available will be: Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Theta Healing, Iridology, Back Massage, Sound Chair, Hopi Ear Candling and more! (click link below for more info).
💙 Short Talks on Different Therapies: There will also be speakers who will be giving short talks on their given therapy.
💛 Tea, coffee, cakes & raffle. ☕ 🍰
During reflexology treatments, I will always give you the option to wear the wonderful Kenko Power Sleep Eye Mask by Nikken if you choose. The mask is fully disinfected in between each client for health and safety purposes. The main reason I encourage wearing this amazing eye mask in session is because the mask contains these special magnets that can really support you to deeply relax and enjoy your treatment even more. Here's a bit more information about this amazing mask that you can also find more about on the Nikken website here.
The area around the eyes is where we often hold stress and tension. The PowerSleep Mask helps to calm your mind for deeper relaxation, while blocking light and producing an area of magnetic flux for comfort and improved sleep.
Helps calm your mind for deeper relaxation
Eliminates light distraction
Ceramic-reflective and tourmaline fibers
This Mask includes patented DynaFlux Magnetic Technology that produces an area of magnetic flux extending farther and penetrating more deeply.
✔ DYNAFLUX TECHNOLOGY: The only design that can increase the magnetic depth of field without an increase in Gs strength. A unique feature of this configuration is that at several points, the adjacent magnetic surfaces are in opposition.
✔ FEATURE: Kenko PowerSleep Mask blocks light while producing an area of magnetic flux for better sleep anywhere. The Mask has a comfortable, washable surface and is provided with its own carrying pouch.
It can also support with insomnia, deeper sleep and headache relief.
So if you haven't tried it yet, give it a go at your next session and see if you notice the difference.
I'm often asked about the range of products that I use in my treatments and I'm proud to say that I use the wonderful Kaeso range which focuses on the finest, naturally derived ingredients. Natural, Vegan & Cruelty Free, Kaeso is a professional brand that delivers an enriched pampering experience with lucious aromas and feels nourishing and lovely on sensitive skin. The Kaeso ethos aligns perfectly with my own core values, combining naturally derived ingredients with essential treatment formulas to deliver professional quality products. All products avoid harsh chemicals and are free from: Parabens, Sulphates, Propylene Gylcol and Mineral Oil. To find out more, you can visit the Kaeso website here: https://www.kaeso.co.uk/
Wishing all my clients a wonderful new year! After a well needed few days off to recharge, I have now re-opened for January.
Jump into the new year on the right foot and with a spring in your step with a relaxing reflexology session at Healing Touch Reflexology. Sessions are slowly booking up for this month, book here to save your space.
With Valentine's day right around the corner, if you're looking for something special and romantic to do in the local area of Poole, Dorset, then look no further! - Offering candle-lit couples packages (as well as gift vouchers) for pampering reflexology treatments, show your loved one how much you care with the gift of reflexology - an experience that will leave them feeling like their walking on clouds. Get in touch to reserve a couple's session on Valentine's day. 💖
This month I'm excited to have been invited as a guest speaker to a private online event - a 30 day "reset and renew for '22" self care programme of support. Focusing on the pillars of self care to reset energy and wellbeing and aimed at supporting with going into the new year with great energy and mental clarity. 💜
I love presenting to groups, be it online or face to face with groups ranging in all different sizes, from small groups to larger groups of 50+ people, I have lots of experience in presenting and training...To book me as a guest speaker or/and to book my services to give taster reflexology sessions for an event, please contact me on 078552290919 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 3rd December is my Reflexology open day. Put your feet up and unwind with a relaxing taster treatment and find out how reflexology can benefit you:
OPEN DAY SPECIAL:
45min Taster Session for £20.
Appointments are between 10-5pm, Friday 3rd December.
Messege me to book your session. 💜😊
June- October 2021
It feels like this summer has come and gone so fast.
My treatment room has been freshly redecorated and it's such a lovely space to now relax in.
I've seen lots of feet and lots of smiles this summer, and in the background I've been quietly working on one of my favorite mini-projects to date with the help of my amazingly skilled niece, Kaelyn. A media student at the local college, she' s been helping me to produce a video for my website and social media that will give you a flavor of the wonderful reflexology experience that awaits you when you book a treatment with me. It will also highlight some of the other therapeutic elements that I offer too, in addition to (or sometimes incorporated within) your reflexology treatment.
I am so happy to be back doing what I love.
To be able to return to work and see my lovely clients has been ever so energizing and good for the soul.
I've been getting some wonderful positive feedback from my clients with the new acupressure treatments I now offer in addition to reflexology.
Did you know?
Acupressure is an ancient healing art, applying gentle pressure to key healing pressure points on the body, to stimulate the body's natural healing abilities.
Targeting any issues you may be having, like aches and pains in the back, shoulders, neck, hips, etc... releasing tension, and providing deep relaxation - acupressure can support with providing pain relief and helping your body to find balance.
My clients often say to me how I provide more than just a relaxing reflexology treatment but also helpful advice and solutions to their issues.
Many of my clients who come to me use reflexology as a supportive therapy to complement their other treatments when addressing conditions like sciatica, restless leg syndrome, lupus, or it be related to nerve function, energy levels, sleeping troubles, aches and pains, or recovering from an injury/illness. - There are many things I am helping to support my client’s with, using reflexology, along with gentle acupressure and/or gua sha therapy.
Reflexology can help to complement alongside the usual treatment of many common ailments and can provide much needed relief from the day to day stresses of modern life both physically and emotionally
The relaxation lasts beyond your treatment and you’re likely to enjoy improved sleep and a spring in your step afterwards too!
The past months have seen me shipping my prints all over the world and I'm utterly thrilled each time I receive an order for a new country. For the very first time though at the beginning of the month I have ran out of stock of my prints that I sell on my Etsy shop here. A visit to the printers is one of the first things on my mind when I re-open for business after the 12th April.
I've dedicated the the first couple months of this year to improving my therapies and therapy space as well as setting up my new Redbubble shop where you can buy all sorts of amazing reflexology themed products: from clocks, pillows, t-shirts and throws, to stickers, postcards and phone cases just to name a few of my personal favourites.
I'm really exited about expanding my reflexology product range and using this new platform to offer more wonderful reflexology based products.
It's been an unusual year and I would like to thank you all for your amazing continued support and I hope you are all well and safe. 🤗💖
I wanted to share I am developing ways to better support my clients, having recently certified in acupressure to offer you the best out of your reflexology sessions with an all-round holistic treatment - I’ll also be undergoing my Reiki training during this 2nd lockdown, which I have just began.
I’ll be taking some of this time off as well to re-charge but I will be available through the month of November to hold one-on-one video calls on ZOOM, to support with self-care pressure points, de-stressing and relaxation. If you would like to touch base or a telephone call, I’m only a call, text or email away. 😊
If you have any areas of support you need, please drop me a message.
If you would like to make a special gift from Healing Touch Reflexology to your loved ones this holiday season, I have gift vouchers available for Reflexology sessions - Beautifully presented in a ribboned scroll and encased in a clear festive bauble with a chocolate treat.💝
Packaged with love and care and posted 1st class, you can order gift vouchers here.
Things are challenging for us all at the moment, and I know many of you are truly tired and worn out.
We are in this together, so please be kind to each other, and support one other as we navigate this time.
Sending you all my love 💕 Elle
It's that time of year again and it's all about cozy blankets, hot drinks and enjoying that lovely pitter patter sound of the rain. If rainy days however aren't your thing and have a tendency to make you feel gloomy or want to snuggle up, what better way to pamper yourself than a warm and relaxing reflexology session. 🍂 My Autumn & Winter sessions are always candlelit for extra coziness!
Really treat yourself and for just £5, upgrade your booking to include a luxurious infrared therapy foot spa at the beginning of your treatment. Simply ask for the foot spa when booking to upgrade your session!
''(...) Infrared therapy has many roles in the human body. These include detoxification, pain relief, reduction of muscle tension, relaxation, improved circulation, weight loss, skin purification, lowered side effects of diabetes, boosting of the immune system and lowering of blood pressure. (...)'' Read more here.
It was world reflexology week at the end of this September. So to celebrate, throughout the whole month of September this year, I ran a special offer for key workers: Giving away their 1st reflexology treatment for the price of only £5 (Instead of £45) throughout the whole month of September to celebrate our wonderful key workers and say thank you for all their hard work!
Did you miss this offer? - Like & Follow my facebook page @Healing Touch Reflexology, to stay in the loop with all the latest special offers, discounts, competitions and prizes!
Taking the opportunity to read all the reflexology books I've wanted to study during the past few months of lockdown has been a really positive opportunity to develop my knowledge and grow my reflexology skills.
Alongside this, I've enjoyed keeping my training fresh and studying online, I'm so ready and pumped up to return to work, I'm keeping an eager eye on the government updates, hoping they will allow the industry to re-open our doors.
Staying informed with all the latest health & safety guidelines and preparing/assessing all aspects of health & safety for returning to work when the government gives the OK to re-open has been at the center of my thoughts this month.
When it is possible to re-open my business, I will be strictly following and adhering to the FHT guidelines which you can see in more detail here: https://www.fht.org.uk/coronavirus-guidelines
Until things return to business as usual, you can follow my page @HealingTouchReflexology on facebook for updates and more information. Meanwhile, I am still accepting online video reflexology self care sessions which you can book here.
In my latest youtube video, I cover some of my basic initial preparations for returning to work: https://youtu.be/wTIrvRoskWI
In the meantime, checking the latest government guidance, guidance off the WHO (World Health Organization), the NHS and your professional association (such as the Federation of Holistic Therapists) is key prior to when we are given the green light to start working again to ensure every precaution is taken in up keeping the safety and well being of clients.
This month I've kept busy with online one on one and group reflexology sessions using zoom and facebook to stay in touch with my clients and I gave an online live video talk about self care reflexology for working mums. You can view the re-play on youtube here.
*NEW!* Hand Reflexology Map
By Elle Bussey (FHT) Reflexologist - Healing Touch Reflexology
Copyright © Elle Bussey
I've been working away on my latest reflexology map of the hands which is now available to buy from my shop with 3 different backgrounds to choose from and thought I'd share a little with you on here my design process for my maps.
I've also included a video (see below) of a snippet of my final process before painting in the colours.
In the 1st part of the design process, I draw the part of the body I want to illustrate the reflex points for (in this case, the hands) and then separately I break down and draw out all the anatomy of the body that I want to show the reflex points for until I'm satisfied witch each bone and organ. I then measure EVERYTHING!! :)This is a really important part as it's key to the next step, which is to re-draw out all the anatomy to scale with the size of the hands drawn at the beginning.
Once everything is to scale I get out the scissors and glue - cutting out all my drawings of anatomy. On the provision of my earlier calculations being correct, I puzzle the pieces together onto my drawing of the hands and stick them down.
With everything then put together and roughly on my dozenth piece of paper for this project, I re-draw the whole thing. Then once I've finished drawing that, I rub out a good 40% of the drawing away to correct the positioning of the anatomy reflex points on the hands.
Once everything looks satisfactory, so that the picture is not smudged with rubber marks, I fine pencil draw it out one final time, ready to add the outlines before painting... The outlining part is what I enjoy the most, check out the video below! :)
Making Masks to Donate to Key Workers during Covid-19
I've gotten my sewing machine out and got busy making 60 breathable cotton fabric face masks to donate to my local care home and to carers.
I've uploaded a new video all about the wonderful world of reflexology 🤲👣
I'm making videos with helpful pressure points to come next, please sub to follow 😊...
Due to the current situation with Covid19, I'm also now offering online video reflexology & relaxation sessions with guided meditation
💜 TUESDAYS 8:00PM 💜
👐 You can refer to my hand map here during sessions for ease ->
Online sessions: Hosted by Elle Bussey @healingtouchreflexology
To join Tuesday evening's group meetings at 8:00PM UK time simply download the free app: ZOOM and join meeting ID:
I'm currently in the early stages of designing my next reflexology map for the hands, I'm on the 2nd stage out of the 6 steps I take to design my maps before it will eventually look something like my usual reflexology map paintings. It's somewhat vague at this stage but still interesting to look at and can be used as a basic map for support during online video sessions with me.
Reaching new milestones
To say thank you for your support and reaching 200+ likes on my business facebook page, I am sending out 2 self care pampering packages to two people this month.
Simply like my facebook page and the video (link below) to take part in the draw. 🙏💜
I've adjusted my business to continue working from home offering online virtual video reflexology and relaxation sessions during this time of uncertainty so that I can continue to support and be there for my clients.
My business, like many other small businesses has been suffering a massive hit this past month as I have had to close doors due to the current situation but I am feeling positive about moving forward offering one on one online reflexology and relaxation sessions as well as weekly group virtual sessions on Tuesdays to continue to be able to offer my support and services to all.
What insight I have taken out of this is that it has opened my mind to widen the scope of what I offer by eliminating any boundaries of distance and providing a service to anyone in the world by moving to an online platform.
I can't wait to be able to see clients face to face again, but until then, I want you to know I am always here for you. 💜Elle Bussey (FHT). March 2020.
Healing Touch Reflexology with Serenity Senses
Monthly Events At The Eco Hub - Poole Dolphin Shopping Center
Meet your friendly local neighbourhood holistic wellbeing group, Serenity Senses at The Eco Hub inside the Poole Dolphin Shopping Center.
Read on below for more information about our monthly event and please do share & invite along everyone you know! - Everyone is welcome! Come on in and see us for a chat and/or a taster session at the eco hub on the above dates or simply to have a look around at what we offer!
We look forward to seeing you there!
I'll be offering free monthly taster sessions from 11:30am-18:30pm on the following dates:
Wednesday 22nd January 2020
Wednesday 12th February 2020
Wednesday 11th March 2020
Due to the COVID19 virus, the following events have been cancelled until further notice:
Wednesday 8th April 2020
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Healing Touch Reflexology will be offering monthly free taster sessions, talks, activities and sharing information about Reflexology.
I am delighted and so grateful to have won the 2019 FHT Student of the Year award. Winning this means the world to me and I am honoured to be recognised by such an organisation. I feel thankful and inspired to have received this confirmation and I’m very excited to continue my work in developing reflexology maps. Read more here.
2019 Bournemouth & Poole College
8 January, 2020 - Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)
Elle Bussey (FHT). November 2019.
PRO TOUCH AWARENESS MONTH - October 2019
In October of 2019 I took part in pro-touch awareness month by giving away free taster reflexology sessions. The highlight of my month was taking part in a Silver Sundays event for seniors hosted by Homeinstead where I had the opportunity to connect with and give our free reflexology taster sessions to the elderly and some of the carers.
Silver Sundays - Connecting with the local community whilst helping to combat loneliness.
Giving a carer an uplifting hand treatment.
Alongside this, I also threw in a cheeky special offer to all my clients for the month of October....
To my surprise, I was totally thrilled to receive the following e-mail on the 08th November 2019:''Dear Elle To celebrate National Massage Day (NMD) and Pro-Touch Awareness Month this October, the ran an online FHT prize draw , which was promoted on social media. Congratulations! You kindly entered this prize draw and I am pleased to advise you that you are one of 10 people to have won an FHT tote goody bag, containing an FHT natural plant wax candle and a copy of FHT’s membership magazine, International Therapist. (...)''
I'm already looking forward to Pro Touch Awareness month in October 2020!Elle Bussey (FHT). October 2019.