I have lived in Wathamstow , E17 for nearly 20 years and am mum to three boys of school and nursery age.
Having worked in the voluntary and public sectors for many years as a project manager, I retrained as a reflexologist in 2017 because I wanted to fulfill my long held aspiration of setting up a reflexology practice.
I have lived with various stress and anxiety symptoms since childhood, and fully understand the impact that these conditions can have on my mental and physical health.
Over the years I have found different ways to self manage my own stress and anxiety symptoms, and worked out what for me can trigger anxiety and stress, and the importance of reducing stress levels through having a healthy diet and regular exercise . But I still have times when I feel overwhelmed and full of worry, which are exacerbated by not being able to switch off, go to sleep, or get back to sleep.
I had my first reflexology treatment in my late 20's and was astonished how quickly I was able to relax and properly switch off, speaking as someone who generally struggles to sit still and do nothing.
I love the therapy because of the way it works on so many different levels: reducing stress and anxiety; boosting your mood; helping reduce the symptom patterns of illnesses and ailments; and providing pain relief.