The Practitioner - Kathy Arnold
I qualified in Reflexology in 1995 and Aromatherapy in 1996 and have been practising ever since.
I am ITEC qualified - that is through the International Therapy Examination Council and am an A.O.C. Registered Aromatherapist, and a friend of the A.O.R. (Association of Reflexologists)and registered with CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council).
A couple of years later, I also qualified in Indian Head Massage and Hopi Ear Candling (Thermo auricular therapy) and then studied Bach Flower Remedies to practitioner level.
Also I hold an ITEC certificate in Diet and Nutrition (which does not make me a nutritionalist but I am able to give nutritional advice), and I have also studied Basic Counselling skills.
Continued professional development is important to me, so I have undertaken Advanced Reflexology Techniques workshops with Tony Porter, one of the UK's leading reflexologists and also attended a weekend workshop in Maternity Reflexology, and a one day workshop in vertical reflex therapy.
I am a member of the Complementary Therapists Association which is part of Embody and am fully insured. see www.embodyforyou.com
In 2006 I became a qualified City and Guilds 7407 Stage 2 sessional tutor, working in the community for East Berks College, offering short introductory courses in Aromatherapy and Massage, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage. I am a member of the Institute for Learning and CRB checked. I worked at the Windsor Complementary Therapy Clinic from Jan. 1998 to Dec 2009.
My treatment room in my home in Buckland St Mary, is a nice quiet room (up some stairs). After the consultation, I turn down the lights to create a relaxing atmosphere and always offer my clients water or herbal tea to drink. It is an unhurried, homely atmosphere and not at all clinical or conveyor-belt-like. There is free parking outside.
All treatments are tailored to the individual, and are preceded by a consultation about lifestyle, health and diet. Advice on self treatment and lifestyle changes can also be provided.
For further information contact me on 01460 234693 or email me at [email protected]