Josie Greenhalgh CRM5 MAR MCAR
“Several years ago my daughter was seriously ill in Birmingham Children's Hospital. She underwent a series of operations resulting in extensive scar tissue. As a result, she regularly experienced adhesion pain. Keen to help her, I started to research pain management. NHS UK list complementary therapies as a treatment to control and relieve pain. I soon discovered the many benefits of reflexology which inspired me to retrain as a Clinical Reflexologist. Having had a long and successful career beforehand working in Government I regularly saw the detrimental effects stress has on our wellbeing. Not only has reflexology improved my daughter's quality of life but many clients' suffering with the symptoms of stress.”
Josie Greenhalgh, Proprietor of Advanced Clinical Reflexology is qualified to the highest level in Practitioner Reflexology having studied with the widely respected Allison Walker, Principle of Contemporary Reflexology College and former Director of The International Institute of Reflexology. Josie has studied Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Reflexology and specialist subjects including:
- Enhancing Fertility and Maternity Reflexology
- Adapting Reflexology for Cancer & Palliative Care
- Auricular Reflexology
- Hand Reflexology
- Meridian and 5 Element Reflexology
- NeuroEndoPsychoImmunoPody (NEPIP)
She is a registered member of the Association of Reflexologists, Clinical Association of Reflexologists and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
CNHC registration is recognised for reimbursement with a number of private health care providers. This means clients who are members of private health care can often claim for the cost of the treatments when they visit CNHC registered complementary therapists.
CNHC is approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This provides additional assurance that CNHC registrants meet UK-wide standards of patient safety and service quality.
General Medical Council (GMC) guidance state that Doctors are able to refer patients to practitioners on Accredited Registers – which includes practitioners registered with CNHC.
The Department of Health has recommended that where people are looking for complementary health practitioners they use someone who is registered with CNHC.
Association of Reflexologists
Association of Reflexologist membership is awarded to qualified, fully insured Reflexologists that are committed to high professional standards and adhere to their strict code of practice.
Clinical Association of Reflexologists
A Clinical Reflexologist is trained to work safely on people with medical problems without prior written or verbal permission from the doctor. However, will always seek to work with, and refer back to (when required) the client’s doctor and can be considered to be part of the client’s healthcare team. CAR members abide by the Clinical Association of Reflexologist’s Code of Practice and Ethics, adhering to excellence in professional conduct and practice.