Jackie Blakeman MAR.MFHT.
Listen to your body - help maintain or improve your own health - find your own balance, wellness - try complementary therapies
Contact Jackie for free advice and costs regarding the following treatments:
Reflexology - suitable for all ages and may help bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. To aid Wellbeing. Pressure techniques on the hands and feet, working on reflex points and help to naturally restore your own healthy balance. The treatment is adapted to the individual, generally 45-50minute treatment allowing time also to aid relaxation. Additional techniques may be included to enhance your treatment - VRT, RLD - details below:
RLD - Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage - Focus on lymphatic reflexes on the feet, researched and developed by Sally Kay Bsc(Hons), whilst working in cancer care. Mapping MLD via foot reflexes - The results positively appear to support the theory of reflexology, with her growing data base of case studies providing clinical evidence.reflexologylymphdrainage.co.uk
Vertical Reflex Therapy - a short but effective treatment while standing or sitting, providing deeper access to reflex points, with relaxing and non-invasive techniques. Methods may also be used to enhance a conventional reflexology treatment. VRT's therapeutic response often appears to be quicker possibly because all the anatomic nerves in the feet and hands become sensitised when weight -bearing which may increase the therapeutic response. This method was first discovered by Lynne Booth, gaining a Highly Commended Award for its Outstanding Contribution to Complementary Medicine by the Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicine 2011 Awards.
Auriculotherapy - Individual treatments / Ear Acupuncture - Protocols to support clients experiencing stress or anxiety, Emotional disorders also Musculoskeletal
using up to five very fine, sterile needles in each ear for approx 25+ mins, while resting, it is a relatively noninvasive technique. Similar to reflexology, it is based on the belief that areas such as the foot, hand and ear correspond to all areas of the body. Treatments include promoting relaxation aiming to ease symptoms such as headaches, tension and insomnia. It may help bring comfort and improve quality of life to clients living with certain chronic conditions. Musculoskeletal and psycho-emotional disorders.
Alongside medical care and advice, ear acupuncture can be used as an individual or during a reflexology treatment. (Currently unavailable)
Indian Head Massage - treatment time can be varied, includes mainly head,face,neck, upper back and shoulders, a mixture of traditional Indian and western massage techniques. May help to reduce stress and improve circulatory and lymphatic systems (Currently unavailable)
Ear Candling - particularly useful for softening and loosening compacted earwax and may help relieve sinus problems. A gentle alternative to ear syringing, the ear candle is held gently touching the opening of the ear. High quality Biosun candles used for a simple and safe treatment. (Currently unavailable)
Nail Care Therapy - Foot care treatments at an affordable price, nails cut and filed, dry skin filed, advice on foot care. Supported by B'ham NHS Podiatry (Feet/hands - including 'low risk' diabetics) Fast track referral to Podiatry if required.
Nerve Reflexology Level 1- Ref: The muscle, organ and nerve chain in chronic lumbar and pelvic pain.
NR reflex points may be included during a conventional reflexology treatment.
Reiki - a life energy that helps vitalise our own healing systems, offering time to relax and re-balance.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Reflexology Diploma (AoR)
- Advanced techniques including:
- Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) Practitioner
- RLD - Reflexology Lymph Drainage
- Nerve reflexology training Level 1
- Microsystems Ear Acupuncture / Auriculotherapy - Mastering the Art of Auriculotherapy - Individual treatments for individual patients (The VAS, Musculoskeletal Protocols, Blockages to Healing)
- Ear Candling Therapist
- Reiki (Practitioner level)
- Indian Head Massage VTCT Level 3
- Nail Care Practitioner (Reg. Birmingham Nail Care)
- Previously trained within NHS Podiatry - over 25yrs experience
- Anatomy & Physiology VTCT Level 3
- Health & Social Care City&Guilds Level 3
- Nutrition & Health NCFE Level 2
Association of Reflexologists
The Association of Reflexologists (AoR) is a non-profit making association which aims to provide support to professionally qualified practitioners.
Membership is open to practitioners who have gained an approved qualification or who have provided proof that their training and practical skills meet the standards set by the AoR.
Federation of Holistic Therapists
FHT is the largest multi-disciplinary therapy organisation in the UK and has been representing holistic, beauty and sports therapists for over 45 years.
There a number of different membership categories (including Fellows, Member, Student, Associate and Non-Practitioner) which are dependent on qualifications and experience.
FHT enforce high professional standards, and all Members, Fellows and Student Members are required to follow a strict Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Other available therapies
- Ear Acupuncture / Auriculotherapy
- Ear Candles
- Advanced Reflexology
- Foot Care / Nail Care - supported by NHS B'ham Podiatry
Reflexology and Footcare - Appointments for home visits now available within local area. Contact for updates or advice due to the current Covid pandemic.
Qualified and insured, home visits are available within local area.
Enhanced DBS Disclosure
NB: Following current Gov guidelines due to Covid-19, therefore availability may change at anytime.
Complementary therapies are not considered to be a substitute for medical treatment or advice, however they may often be used alongside to enhance treatments or offer support.
Children under 16yrs age must be accompanied to the appointment by someone with parental responsibility for that child and remain during the treatment.