Continuing Professional Development

Earlier this week, due to a rainy morning and a child off school, I was busy updating my CPD folder.

As a member of two professional organisations (Association of Reflexologists, and the Federation of Holistic Therapists), I have to commit to a minimum level of continuing professional development (CPD) every year.  This means that I can continue to be a member of those organisations, and that I am always learning about reflexology, its applications, research and developments.

As the AoR say in their code of ethics ‘The mark of a professional is that they are willing to continually update and expand their knowledge and skills to give the best to their clients’.  As a full member, it is compulsory to have a minimum level of CPD hours completed every year.

Some of my learning for development this year :

I have undertaken training in teaching reflexology for babies to parents and carers, taken part in a research study with the AoR, gained a nutrition and health qualification, and I am currently learning about reflexology to support fertility, conception and maternal health.

All this means for you is that I am keeping up-to-date with learning and current practice, in order to bring that understanding to my appointments with you.  Always check that you are seeing someone qualified to a nationally recognised level, and that they are a member of a professional regulatory organisation to make sure that you get the best treatments.

I wish you all the very best for the Summer (although today looks fairly horrible!) and hope to see you soon.

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Summer news

I can hardly believe that it’s a year since I started Weymouth Bay Reflexology, and only 9 months since the studio was finished and ready for clients.

If you haven’t been to visit for a while, it would be lovely to see you – I still have some appointments left in August (check here for dates).  As we missed our summer holiday time due to moving house in August last year, I’ve made the decision to work only one day per week this year, so that we can really enjoy our new location – closer to the beach!

I am looking forward to welcoming some parents and their babies for my Children’s Reflexology classes, either for a short taster session (last one before September is Wednesday July 12th, 9.45am in the garden studio) or for a full 6 week course – you can send me message to book or ask for more information, or go to kidsreflex for details.

In other news, it seems like the Summer has arrived – the last few weeks have been hot and sunny – the studio has been a little warm at times, but it’s so nice to have the windows and doors open to hear my windchimes and the birds in the garden.

Remember, you don’t have to be ill to enjoy the benefits of reflexology, and a treatment at this time of the year can help get you into the right mood for whatever the summer brings you – school holidays, children at home, or some time off!

I wish you all a very pleasant, relaxing and sunny Summer, and look forward to seeing you soon.

Rowena x