Celebrating National Feet Week
We have had a new visitor at the shelter and she has been a sight for sore feet. Our new Wellbeing Room, funded by Catalyst, has been the setting for our very first alternative health therapy sessions here at CENS. Sophie, from Sophie’s Dream, has been practicing as a professional reflexologist for the past 12 years, and has been treating some of our residents to her healing touch.
In Good Hands
Reflexology is a type of massage that puts pressure on parts of the foot to stimulate different areas of the body and thereby treat ailments. In fact, Sophie says she can sometimes tell what her clients may be suffering from, just by massaging their feet! So our residents are in good hands when they step into the Wellbeing Room.
An Alternative Therapy
There is evidence that reflexology can help with many health related issues, both physical and mental. It is said to help relieve stress, depression and anxiety, reduce pain, clear sinuses and even improve digestion and ease arthritis. The theory is that the gentle pressure eases stress and this helps the body function more efficiently.
Reflexology For Residents
Having worked for 25 years within care environments, Sophie is passionate about her work and she has absolutely loved meeting and treating our residents. They have responded so positively that she feels really motivated herself. “It’s just amazing to get such great feedback from the residents. I feel that I am doing something that is really helping them, and they, in turn, have made me feel great too. In fact, one resident enjoyed it so much he fell into a deep sleep!” says Sophie.
This week when we are all supposed to be taking care of our feet, why not treat yours? Put them up for a rest, soak them in a warm bath…… or maybe book a reflexology session.
Sophie is a mobile reflexologist and can be contacted on 07890 189730.