On the 9th of October 2019 I embarked on an exciting new journey to become an Emmett Practitioner. The Emmett Technique is a gentle form of muscle release using light pressure. Last weekend on the 31st of July 2021 myself and three colleagues achieved our goal, one year late due to COVID.
We are indebted to Judith for her wonderful teaching methods which made each module interesting and fun. I made good friends along the way with Jayne, Sera and Helen and hope our paths cross in future modules to come.
I look forward to adding this wonderful therapy to my toolkit for the benefit of my clients in helping them deal with a wide range of problems. Watch this space!!!
Yesterday, 22/02/2021 took part in a fabulous zoom six and a half hour Reflexology Lymph Drainage Refresher Course with the wonderful Sally Kay. Sally teaches all over the world and as a result and due to the power of the internet we mixed with people from UK, Washington, Pennsylvania, Texas, Canada, Greece and Northern Ireland.
It was great to refresh what we already knew and pick up a few added tips along the way!
Just completed my first week back in the clinic setting, lovely to be back but lots to get used to! Working in PPE has been a bit challenging in these temperatures but I guess it will get better as the weeks go on.
For those of you looking to return to some well earned reflexology treatments anybody that has been shielding, vulnerable but not shielding or anyone who has had COVID 19 and is now recovered need to get the OK form their GP/Consultant before resuming treatments. This keeps our insurance valid and keeps everybody safe. Look forward to seeing familiar faces and new ones too. Send me a message or give me a call on 07780454501 if you are ready for some self care! 👣👣
As a Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) approved therapist I am required to carry out a full risk assessment that adheres to COVID-19 guidelines produced by the government and my professional association prior to any treatment. For more information, visit fht.org.uk/coronavirus .
This COVID related questionnaire will need to be completed no more than 24 hours prior to your treatment. This can be done over the phone. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about this.
The following is an example of the typical questions I will ask and information I will need: Your name Date of treatment Type of treatment
Do you currently have COVID-19 or any symptoms of COVID-19?
Yes ☐ No ☐
Please defer your treatment if you: are waiting for a COVID-19 test result; have recently tested positive for COVID-19; or have a high temperature, new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. If you currently have symptoms of COVID-19 but have not yet used the NHS 111 online coronavirus service, please do so. If you have any other new or unusual symptoms, please discuss these with your therapist before your appointment.
Have you had COVID-19? Yes ☐ No ☐
If you have had COVID-19, please seek consent from your GP or consultant before treatment.
Does anyone in your household or support bubble have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19? Yes ☐ No ☐
Have you been in close contact with anyone else in the past 14 days who has symptoms of COVID-19, or been contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service and told to self-isolate? Yes ☐ No ☐
If yes to either question, please defer seeing your therapist until it is safe to do so.
Are you classed as an extremely vulnerable person (high risk)?
Yes ☐ No ☐
If you are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable and require shielding, you will have received a letter from the NHS explaining this. Defer treatments until the government indicates that it is safe for you to leave home or have visitors providing non-essential care.
Are you classed as a vulnerable person (moderate risk)? Yes ☐ No ☐
Unlike people at high risk, those who are classed as clinically vulnerable will not have received a letter from the NHS. If you are unsure if you are clinically vulnerable, please refer to the NHS website at www.nhs.uk. If you meet the definition of someone who is clinically vulnerable, please discuss this further with your therapist and seek consent from your GP, midwife or consultant before having a treatment.
Please check your temperature on the morning of your treatment. If it is higher than usual, or if you have any other symptoms, please contact me to defer your treatment.
Please ensure that you follow all new procedures prior to treatment.