The Pickering Cancer Drop In Centre, 19th – 25th September

The Pickering Cancer Drop In Centre and World Reflexology Week – 19th to 25th September.

Every year a week is put aside to raise awareness for reflexology around the world, hence World Reflexology Week!

This year I’ve decided to try and both raise awareness and raise funds for the Pickering Cancer Drop In Centre – named in memory of David Pickering, a consultant oncologist in Kent who was also my husband’s cousin.

Pickering Logo with TM JPEG

I will be donating 50% of all treatments given during the week of 19th to 25th September – please help me to make it a success for the Pickering Centre and book yourself in for a treat 🙂



Treatments Available:

Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage – perfect for those who spend too long bent over their laptops

Foot Reflexology – working through the reflex points on the feet, this treatment can help bring about a deep sense of relaxation and calm.

Facial Reflexology – using Neals Yard facial oils you will find yourself drifting away as I gently work points on your face and scalp.

Treatments can be standalone or a combination subject to the time you choose:

30 minutes – £30, 45 minutes – £40, 60 minutes – £50

The Pickering Cancer Drop In Centre runs on donations and the good will of a team of volunteers without any lottery or NHS funding so all funds will be very welcome

Treatments will be at my home in Tunbridge Wells – email or call me to book – or 07768 644643

Do please pass this to anyone you feel may be interested – the more the merrier 🙂

Many thanks – and hope to meet some of you soon.


WRW 2016Pickering Logo with TM JPEG


Teenagers, Stress and Reflexology

Does your teenager seem more distant than normal? Are they cutting themself off from you and/or their friends?

For many the return to school is fun: a chance to learn, spend time with their friends, get back into the sports team and generally – be a teenager.

But for others it is a time of change, uncertainty and upset which can lead to stress, anxiety or depression.

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As teenagers differ, so too do the visible signs that something may be wrong.

The following list is by no means finite but will hopefully give you an idea of what to look out for:


  • mood swings – is your usually happy, easy going teen snapping one minute then happy the next?
  • change in sleep patterns – are they sleeping more – or less – than usual?
  • change in eating habits
  • headaches
  • regular colds/flu
  • unexplained joint/muscle pain
  • inability to concentrate – used to love reading but can’t sit still for more than a few minutes at a time?
  • cutting themselves off – do they spend more time in their bedroom than usual?
  • over social – is your teen always in the company of others (friends or family), afraid to be alone?
  • over active – do they have to constantly be on the go? unable to relax?

How can reflexology help?

Firstly – I am neither a Dr nor counsellor/psychiatrist and must point out that if you are concerned about your teenager (or child of any age) I would strongly recommend talking to your GP. The worries may be all yours with your youngster blissfully unaware that their teenage moods are causing you angst!

However, providing an opportunity to step out of their usual environment, into a non-judgemental, calm space can have a positive effect and this is where reflexology comes in.

Regular treatments can help to relax the individual, reduce stress and enable sleep patterns to improve. Often they feel it is a safe place to raise any worries they have which can help them face the challenge or see it from a different angle.

Experience has shown that for some teenagers life gets stressful at certain times – exams, return to school, move to a new school – treatments can therefore be arranged pre and during the stressful periods.

For others, the worries are ongoing so a more regular programme might be required and monitored to help maximise the outcome.

Clearly treatments and any discussions are confidential but subject to the age of the young person, may require a parent/guardian to be present and/or give consent for the treatment to proceed.

Of course you, the parents/guardians, are also more than welcome – if you are calm and relaxed you will doubtless find it easier to help your teen through their tough times – lead by example 🙂


Complete Reflexology
07768 644643