I get asked this a lot. Why Reflexology? Why did I become a reflexologist? I often don't know what to say. Not because I've not got an answer, but because the answer can be long, and you know that people sometimes don't want a long reply!
The simple answer? Because I love it.
The slightly longer answer? Because I love it, it worked for me, and I wanted to do something healing to help other people.
The really long answer? Here goes...
A long time ago (in a country far far away - the UK to be precise), my friend Kate dragged me along to a reflexology evening class. I had no idea what reflexology was, and I can't remember much about the class at all, but I do remember being very impressed when the tutor came round, showed Kate how to work the points on my toes, and promptly said to me "You have crunchy sinuses!"
I'd struggled with sinusitis all through my teenage years and on and off since then, so for someone to pick that up in about 5 seconds of touching my toes was pretty remarkable.
I didn't do anything with that knowledge for a while, but years later when i was having another bad dose of sinusitis I remembered and thought I'd try reflexology.
It worked! I went from taking as many painkillers as you could in a day to being pain free.
And that's why, when I decided to train in a complementary therapy I chose reflexology.
I trained at the London School of Reflexology with an amazing group of people and a fantastic tutor. I remember clearly on my first day training thinking "Why didn't I do this before? This is what I was meant to do." I was so excited when we took our final exam and I could say "I am a Reflexologist!"
Since then I've taken further courses in maternity, fertility, facial and hot stone reflexology, vertical reflexology and reflexology lymphatic drainage, and done a natural face massage course too. There is so much to be excited about when you start reading and learning about reflexology!
So why reflexology? I guess really because it was something I was meant to do.
(Here we all are learning to be reflexologists - such a beautiful bunch of people.)