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Yvonne, one of our first client's on the day

On Saturday the 25th September 2021 we successfully held our first community clinic.

The response was positive with members of the community able to experience Reflexology, in many cases for the first time. It was also an opportunity to speak about the benefits of Complimentary Therapies, health and wellbeing.

We greatly appreciated the support for this initiative.

20th to the 26th September 2021

World Reflexology week, it has been important to offer information and to raise awareness of not only the benefits but also increasing knowledge concerning this treatment.

In some ways using images and diagrams can help to clarify the basics.

What is Reflexology ? Reflexology is a treatment which focuses on the feet.

The practitioner uses their finger and thumb to gently works on the areas of the feet which correspond with the bodies systems, until they have all been worked on.

There are many benefits that can be experienced when using this treatment including ; pain relief, relaxation, and stress relief. It can also assist with insomnia and unsettled sleep patterns.

The diagram below reflects the different areas of the feet and the corresponding systems

Reflexology is often experienced as a soothing calming treatment which can create such a deep level of relaxation, that some recipients fall asleep while being treated.

Balm Therapies CIC are offering taster sessions particularly, but not exclusively to community members who have not experienced this type of treatment before.

To arrange a session contact details are below:

Email: or call 07828995741

Elsa a Balm Therapies CIC volunteer

We were fortunate enough to be invited by Chayah, a grass roots organisation based within the local community to 'The Big Eat' a series of networking events which were held in venues across Nottingham City. Attended by diverse members of the local community, the event was accessible to many individuals and groups.

Bringing people together now that lockdown restrictions have eased may be considered to be going someway towards reconnecting with each other, and doing what we may previously have considered to be the norm. For some it represented an opportunity to interact with others, and to learn more about local services.

As a result of the lockdown there has been an increased sense of isolation for many, and events such as this can assist in signalling the return to some form of normality.

Fortunately, the weather held out and this made the event successful.

It was a good to speak about the work we have been involved in, particularly during the pandemic, and the work we intend to undertake going forward.

Discussing the benefits of holistic therapies in relation to managing anxiety and stress sparked some interesting conversations. Using samples of essential oils, we encouraged attendees to feedback on their preferences, Ylang Ylang and Lavender were the most popular choices.

Contributing to community events enables us to continually raise awareness and share information in relation to the Complimentary health field, supporting us towards achieving our goal of increasing accessibility, and raising awareness.

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