Sarah Bird MAR
Reflexology, including Facial Reflexology and Functional Reflex Therapy for Children and Parents.
Some of the many benefits of Reflexology:
- Release of tension
- Mood improvement
- Perception of health
- Sleep & relaxation
Reflexology can fit into a busy lifestyle and can easily be part of an individual's coping strategy, resulting in multi-system relaxation and increased well-being.
Reflexology using the Functional Reflex Therapy Approach.
Functional Reflex Therapy is a combination of relaxation techniques drawn from reflexology. A structured therapy session with a specific aim and purpose it is delivered as a timetabled therapy in mainstream and special needs schools, or privately with a FRT therapist. It is used as a relaxation therapy by qualified Reflexologists who bring their own experience and specialism to the therapy time and may address issues that have been highlighted by parents and school. Supported with the use of the FRT tool kit to help with communication, preparation and responsibility, it also adds a little fun and most importantly meets the child's individual needs. Functional Reflex Therapy is suitable for all children, not only those with special needs, such as Autism or ADHD, it supports all children who would benefit from regular relaxation. I am passionate about offering FRT in mainstream and special needs schools for children, but also offer FRT workshops for parents, so they too can learn and use the techniques on their own children. Not only is this great for the child, FRT workshops are a fantastic way of being able to reduce parents anxiety and stress levels too, (as a parent myself I understand how stressful it can be when you can't find a way to help your child) FRT thereby helps the whole family.
The Bergman Zone Method.
Facial Reflexology has all the benefits of foot and hand reflexology. By focusing on pressure points on the face it is a great way to relieve the effects of stress on the body. Improving circulation to the face and head, it also helps improve Lymphatic drainage aiding the removal of toxins. It can help relieve muscle tension, mental strain, sinusitis, congestion and can improve concentration. Facial Reflexology has a wonderful rejuvenating effect on the skin and leaves the face glowing and radiant, leaving you with a feeling of calmness and deep relaxation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists and I am fully qualified and insured.
MAR – the sign of a professional and wise choice: Sarah Bird MAR.
I qualified in July 2003 as a Reflexologist and since then have trained in Functional Reflex Therapy, Maternity and Facial Reflexology. I have personally benefited from Reflexology over the years and enjoy being able to pass these benefits onto my family, friends and clients. I am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists and Functional Reflex Therapy.
Anyone can claim to have trained in Reflexology and there are many short courses, where you can 'learn' to be a Reflexologist in just a few weeks. Unfortunately, Reflexology is currently unregulated by the government, so when looking for a reflexologist it is important that the therapist has completed a high level of training and has a detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology in order to understand the systems of the body and how the treatment may impact health conditions. Therefore membership with the Association of Reflexologists requires a high level of training. By choosing a Reflexologist with the letters MAR, FMAR or HMAR after their name, you choose a therapist with Full Membership status of the Association of Reflexologists. This means that they continually demonstrate that they have met the strictest standards for professional excellence in reflexology practice, as well as being committed to continually developing their skills and knowledge. All members of the Association agree to abide by the Associations code of practice and have confirmed that they are insured to practice.
Cost per session:
Reflexology (Feet): first consultation and treatments thereafter £39
Facial Reflexology (Face) : first consultation and treatments thereafter £39
Block of 6 sessions at a discounted price of: £195 (last session is FREE, must be paid in advance)
Please allow up to 1.5 hours for your first consultation as a full medical history is taken, after that treatments are for 45 mins - 1 hour.
Functional Reflex Therapy for Children (up to the age of 18 years) : first consultation and treatments thereafter £19.
Block of 6 sessions at a discounted price of: £95 (last session is FREE, must be paid in advance)
Please allow up to 45 minutes (1 hour for the first session). A parent is required to stay with their child throughout the whole session.
Functional Reflex Therapy Workshops for parents : 2 x 2.5 hours workshops a week apart £49 for groups or 1:1, please enquire for more information.
Bayside Reflexology is located just up from the main High Street in Herne Bay, off the main Beltinge Road, in a quiet residential street overlooking the sea. There is a calm and relaxing treatment room in the garden with a separate side entrance for easy access. There is parking available outside on the street.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
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