LINDA HAMMOND RA CRM5 PRM MARR
Hello, my name is Linda and I practise reflexology and other holistic therapies at Harlow Holistic Therapy Centre. I feel lucky to be part of a team of other very experienced and highly trained professional therapists. Our special family support each other. We are passionate at what we do and pride ourselves in providing an outstanding, professional and bespoke treatment to every one of our clients.
My first taste of alternative therapy was in 2002 when I received the Bowen Technique. The three years before I had various symptoms that had a huge impact on the quality of my life in which conventional medicine had proved unsuccessful. Within months my life had improved considerably, and most of my symptoms had disappeared.
I hold the NNEB (nursery nurse) qualification and have worked with children for over 30 years. In 2014 I decided that I wanted to train in a different field. Before I knew what was happening I had taken out a three thousand pound bank loan and had enrolled on a reflexology course. If you had asked me the day before if I would be touching people’s feet for a living I would have said ‘don’t be silly’. From that day to this, I have not looked back.
I am a highly qualified professional clinical reflexologist. I trained at the prestigious Reflexology Academy in London with one of UK’s leading reflexologists Hagar Basis. I hold UK’s highest reflexology qualification, the Centralia Reflexology Mastership, which is fully regulated by the awarding and qualification organisation Agored Cymru. This incorporates level 5 reflexology and level 4 anatomy, pathology and physiology. The course also consisted of four specialist subjects, which were infertility, pregnancy, hand reflexology and palliative care.
During my training, I was amazed how quickly my case studies had positive results that improved their day to day living. Hip pain had been relieved in a few sessions and clients could now enjoy pain free walking. A bladder problem was rectified in just one session when usually an operation would be needed. I also had the additional experience of helping my best friend who had terminal cancer. The first session saw her pain free for twelve hours something a selection of strong painkillers including morphine could not do. The afternoon of her second session she was baking cakes with her son, something she had not been able to do for a long time. I decreased her lymphoedema and increased her kidney function. I treated her in hospital and the hospice and gained the experience of treating someone in different positions. After watching her suffer for years. I no longer felt helpless. I was now able to do something to help relieve her symptoms. Her son, who I am now guardian of, always asks for reflexology when he is ill.
Soon after qualifying I experienced amazing euphoria when my first infertility client become pregnant after only three sessions. I then trained as a Seren Natural Fertility Reflexologist and I experience the same euphoria every time a client becomes pregnant.
Over the years I have completed additional training in advanced reflexology and in unique ground-breaking reflexology techniques for pregnancy, for the treatment of pain, for fibromyalgia and for autoimmune diseases. I am also trained in hot stone reflexology.
Since practising at the holistic centre, I have now become interested in other therapies and how beneficial they are. I am now qualified in Indian head massage and warm bamboo and rosewood face massage. This year I will be adding other therapies to this list including full body massage.
I feel very privileged to be able help others with the skills that I have acquired from great tutors and the experience I have gained over the years. I look forward to welcoming you to the centre.
I am member of the highly acclaimed Professional Reflexology body. PR members are recognised as the foremost Reflexologists in the UK and I am also a member of the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists.
22/05/2015 Hot Stone Reflexology by Sally Earlam.
06/09/2015 Centralia Reflexology Mastership (certificate number 6044794) (level 5 reflexology and level 4 AP&P) incorporating infertility, pregnancy, hand reflexology and palliative care. Hagar Basis Reflexology Academy.
19/05/2017 Seren Natural Fertility Reproflexology by Barbara Scott (part 1 - Natural Conception).
01/06/2018 Seren Natural Fertility Reproflexology by Barbara Scott (part 2 - Assisted Conception).
09/07/2017 Finger Free Reflexology by David Wayte.
19/04/2018 Baby Reflex by Katie Gunn.
04/06/2018 Reflexology for Pregnancy and Birth by Mauricio Kruchik.
28/05/2019 ART (Advanced Reflexology Techniques) by Tony Porter.
16/02/2020 Reflexology for the Treatment of Pain (TOP module 1) by Mauricio Kruchik.
10/09/2020 Reflexology for the Treatment of Pain (Top module 2) by Mauicio Kruchik (Fibromyalgia and Autoimmune Diseases). 8 classes online, total of 18 hours.
28/08/2019 Indian Head Massage.
03/02/2020 Warm Bamboo and Rosewood Facial by Lynne Akers.
24/02/2020 Aromablend by Lynne Akers.