Functional Reflex Therapy

Parenting is a rewarding yet tough job.  Parenting a child with additional support needs brings about it’s own unique set of challenges. The Functional Reflex Therapy Framework for Reflexology is designed for children and adults of all ages with high levels of anxiety, intellectual difficulties, autism, special educational needs and disabilities and is an enjoyable beneficial experience for more vulnerable adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Developed by Lorraine Senior, FRT may reduce stress, anxiety, relieve tension, help improve mood, encourage engagement, social interaction and increase receptiveness.

Individual Treatment and Prices

Adults – Sessions are £35 for a one hour appointment.  Allow up to 90 minutes for your first session as a free consultation is carried out.

Children – Sessions are £20 for 30 minutes.

Home visits are available (£5-£10 is added depending on distance to travel).

Cancellation Policy – a minimum of 24 hours notice is required or you may be subject to being charged the full amount.

Workshops for Parents & Carers 

Are you a parent, grandparent, older sibling or primary carer looking to learn relaxation skills you can use at home?  The Functional Reflex Therapy Rainbow Relaxation Routine is shared through fun, informative, practical workshops led by a qualified FRT Reflexologist.

If you have an interest to learn this lovely positive touch routine and you’re looking to incorporate relaxation into your lifestyle at home the FRT workshop is for you.

What will I learn on the workshop?

  • A little information about Reflexology and Functional Reflex Therapy
  • The many benefits of using the positive touch relaxation routine
  • Practical skills to deliver the hand routine and the routine for the feet
  • How to develop a useful tool kit to support your relaxation time and help with communication for the receiver if it is appropriate.

How are the workshops run?

  • Workshops for hands and feet are usually held over consecutive days or over consecutive weeks with two 2½ hrs sessions, but timings may vary depending on the numbers attending the workshop.
  • If you prefer the hand only or the foot only routine please get in touch as workshops can be tailored to meet your needs.
  • Workshops are run at a local venue.  Workshops will be updated on the website and on our Facebook page.  Workshops from the comfort of your own home can also be accommodated.

By attending the workshop you will learn the relaxation techniques and be able to use them at home for the benefit of you and your family.

Attending the training does not give you permission to use this routine in the workplace. This is to be used in the comfort of your own home.

Workshops Healthcare Assistants

Do you work in a nursing home or similar?  FRT workshops can also be delivered to healthcare assistants who work with service users who may benefit from this wonderful experience.

The workshop will prepare you with skills to deliver the structured FRT relaxation routine for the hands in your place of work. The intention is for you to provide a pleasurable, positive touch activity to support the wellbeing of the residents or day centre visitors.

Your employer will be required to adhere to and take full responsibility post training to support staff who deliver the FRT relaxation routine in their place of work.

These 1 x 4 hour workshops cover the following:-

  • A little information about Reflexology and Functional Reflex Therapy
  • The many benefits of using the respectful positive touch relaxation routine
  • Practical skills to deliver the hand routine
  • How to develop a useful tool kit to support your relaxation time and help with communication for the receiver if it is appropriate.
  • Guidelines for good practice for delivery of the routine in your place of work
  • Awareness of your personal responsibility
  • An understanding of the responsibility agreed by your employer for support post training
  • Workshops can be run at a local venue or your place of work.  Please get in touch if you are interested in hosting a workshop for your staff.

Does the workshop provide me with a qualification?

The workshop is not part of any recognised reflexology training course. It does not provide you with a qualification.

Can I teach others?

FRT respectfully asks that you do not try to teach others and that if you have enjoyed the learning you share the information about workshops and support your local reflexologist.

Can I use the title Functional Reflex Therapist?

Attending the workshop does not give you permission to use the title Functional Reflex Therapist. It prepares you with skills to deliver the relaxation routine in your care role within the residential environment.

Of course it also provides you with lovely relaxation skills to use with your family in the comfort of your own home.