Thank you to everyone, particularly on LinkedIn, for your congratulations on my work anniversary of 15 years. Many people have asked why I chose reflexology. I think it more chose me. I had met a gentleman at a Reiki weekend who had learnt reflexology so that he could help his wife. Some months later I met him again at a Mind Body Spirit festival where I was sharing a stand and promoting my very first book “Something to Think About.” I was more interested in Kinesiology at the time, but he insisted that I go with him to the reflexology stand and meet his teacher. He placed brochures and an application form in my hand and told me that if I ever wanted to learn reflexology, this was the college to go to. As I was at the festival for a few days, I began to take notice of how much interest was in which modalities. People were queuing to have their feet done. Other stands didn’t have such a following. So, I decided that if I was going to learn any therapy, I may as well follow the market.
When I enrolled in the course for reflexology, I never thought for a moment that it would become my career. But, life rarely turns out the way we expect it to. I qualified in June 1999 and began two part time practices a few months later in August. My options were to work from home, or set up a practice in the area I had been employed in where I was well known. I couldn’t decide. So, I chose both. I gave up paid employment in October 2000 and promised my husband that if I couldn’t make my business work within 6 months, I would look for another job. I never looked back.
From my mid-twenties, I had been questioning the role of sickness and disease in a person’s life. So, focusing on the metaphysical and holistic approach to reflexology seemed a natural progression.
Thank you again to everyone who has supported me by showing interest in all the things I do.