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My interest in Reflexology started in 1989 when I was pregnant with my daughter Abbie. I wanted Reflexology in labor because I had heard of things about it and that it helped with the pain. Unfortunately, I didn’t get round to having a treatment in labor but my sister-in-law bought me a book on Reflexology the day Abbie was born.

My interest turned into a hobby, I studied for two years and passed my exams in 1992 with The Bayly School of Reflexology the first school of this kind in England.
In 1998 I passed a course on Indian Head, Neck & Shoulder Massage. After a 20 year career in banking (something completely different)! I resigned from Midland Bank plc (HSBC) in 1999.

In May 2007 I received a Diploma for Natural Lift Face Massage, a wonderfully relaxing treatment that works! I worked at Bupa Hospital and am a BUPA Approved Therapist.
I have continued to study going to various lectures and courses including Basic Pathology, Nutrition and Back Pain workshops.
2008 was a busy year for studying. In February I took a ‘Hot Stone Massage’ diploma course. Although I did Swedish Body Massage in ‘93, I retook the diploma course in March to make sure I was up to date. After that, a ‘Hot Stone Reflexology’ diploma, then a ‘Hands free massage’ diploma and finally another diploma in Indian Head Massage so five diplomas that year! In 2009 so far, another diploma for Seated Acupressure Massage.
In the last 18 years I have successfully treated:- Acid stomach and heartburn, back pain, frozen shoulder, hormonal imbalances, IBS, infertility, insomnia, sciatica, headaches and migraines, overdue pregnancy’s and STRESS to name but a few!!! Children have a very good response with reflexology and the 6 to 10 year old children I have worked with are doing remarkably well.
I am the official Reflexologist for the Traditional & Sports Karate Club
My own Doctor benefits from his treatments from me.
Ted Beckham has had regular treatments since 1995 inducing deep relaxation into his busy schedule.
Kylie Minogue’s tour manager and crew have benefited from my Reflexology and Indian Head Massage both at Elstree Film & TV Studios and Wembley Arena on tour.
Melinda Messenger enjoyed her Hot Stone Massage whilst on the Dancing on Ice program.

These simple, relaxing, non-invasive treatments are available at Club Moativation, the health and fitness club, in the Holiday Inn Hotel Elstree.

Reflexology is increasingly recognised by athletes and professional sports personalities and celebrities, for its effective healing qualities and power of relaxation, with a number of football clubs making regular treatment available for their team members.

When at Southampton Football Club, Jason Dodd and Matt Le Tissier enjoyed their treatment from one of my colleagues introduced through BUPA
Reflexology is now one of the leading forms of complementary medicine.
Linda Gilling CP.
MBRA. IHM Dip NLFM Dip. HSM Dip. SBM Dip. HSR Dip. HFM Dip. SAM Dip.
Bupa approved and on the NHS Directory
Email relax@facebodyandsole.co.uk
Telephone 01707 891919 or mobile 07752 919771.








 
Linda Gilling SAM. DTM. CP. MBRA. IHM. NLFM. HSM. SBM. HSR. HFM. Dips.WBM Cert
 

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