I was recently asked by my friends at                           to write a blog for them. Initially I thought que? (no way) and then in a light bulb moment I realised yes! of course I can do it. So here its is, my first blog.....

Looking back a good few years (more than I want to believe!), I realise that my journey into alternative and holistic therapies started with a passion for energetic healing which I felt while still living in my home city of Barcelona. Even so, I would never have imagined then that my journey, via marriage to an Englishman and moving to London, would lead me to become a Reflexologist and Reiki Practitioner. But this journey took quite a while to unfold…

I chose to become a ‘mum at home’ for my 2 children and as they grew older I felt the need to venture out and do something for myself. I then stumbled across Nicola, a Salsa teacher and passionate dancer who was teaching Zumba. With her persuasive encouragement, I found myself working for her as a qualified Zumba instructor. I will never forget my first class. As I was driving to the venue gripped by fear and panic and thinking that it was all just a ‘bad dream’, I overcame my anxiety and delivered what would be one of the hugest turning points in my life. It marked the beginning of fantastic years to come full of joy, discovery and laughter.

I will always consider Zumba a stepping stone in my life into becoming a more confident, well-balanced person, who would only do a job that they truly loved. My enthusiasm for alternative therapies only increased and as I was evaluating my working life my good friend Anna, over a cup of coffee, suggested I studied reflexology. My immediate reaction was: ‘when pigs fly’. Handling people’s feet was not for me and going to college to study again was out of the question. Nonetheless, I enrolled in the London School of Reflexology in Regent’s Park and, after a very challenging 9 months, I qualified as a Reflexologist. I then went on to enrol in a Facial Reflexology course and parallel to this I found a Reiki Master and qualified in Reiki also. Healing, I found, was always my great goal and finally I could deliver both therapies.

So, here I am today with my own Reflexology practice in Wanstead, helping my clients, by means of this wonderful therapy, to heal themselves and to address many health conditions and improve their sense of well-being. As one of my teachers says ‘the feet never lie’. I also practice Reiki, a soothing yet powerful hands-on therapy for stress reduction, relaxation and rejuvenation of the body and mind. Outside of my practice I have also experimented with the healing of Reiki for friend’s and family’s pets.

This is not the end of my journey! My dedication and yearning to carry on learning whilst sharing with my clients will continue for many years to come.

Sylvia

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