I am Sandrine Marquet, an ITEC level 3 qualified reflexologist and a member of the UK Association of Reflexologists http://www.aor.org.uk/
Originally from Paris, I have been living in London since 2003. I studied at the Central London College of Reflexology in 2012-2013 and worked at the Reflexology Space in 2014 (http://www.thereflexologyspace.com/) before starting to work as a freelance therapist.
Why reflexology ? : Before reflexology, I had been using and studying various complementary therapies for over 10 years, originally to deal with my stress levels.
I have found that reflexology truly rebalances us holistically and works on all aspects : physical (muscle tension, health of organs), emotional (people usually feel much lighter, very relaxed and happier following a session) and spiritual (clearing of any energetic block and balancing of the chakra system).
My philosophy : we are whole beings and the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects need to be in balance and looked after.
If we neglect an aspect, the whole will suffer.
I have been working on myself for a while and try to always progress on all levels. This is why I spend most of my time learning about health, fitness, nutrition, complementary therapies but also psychology and all fields of self-development in general. I study and then experiment with different diets, supplements, physical activities, therapies, etc.
I love exercise of all sorts (high intensity like kickboxing or circuits training as well as low impact like Pilates) but the main thing to do is simply to move our body. I know that for me exercise had a massive impact and taught me to simply have a body and be comfortable in it. It also got my body used to being totally relaxed, so much so that exercising is probably what I enjoy the most in life now.
My background : I first worked in the corporate world for years after my university studies and enjoyed some aspects of the jobs such as dealing with customers and working within international teams. After studying and using various complementary therapies for 10 years, I started my reflexologist training in 2012 and passed my ITEC level 3 diploma in 2013.
I also trained in a couple of energy healing modalities :
-Access Consciousness bars : by touching certain points on the head, limiting beliefs and blocks are released. When I receive sessions myself, they are always very relaxing and either quite energising and uplifiting or cleansing if some emotions get released.
-Gaia Healing that is similar to Reiki but with a stronger energy and channels the energy of the Earth.
I am also a big fan of Chinese Tonic Herbs, Bach flower essences (and other essences) and essential oils. They are such an effective and quick way to relax, they help with negative emotions and boost energy, confidence, etc. Those 3 supplements have had such a tremendous impact on my health and happiness.
I love sound therapy and I am hoping to start including soon an instrument such as a singing bowl to start my sessions. The vibration of the bowl really entrains the brain and relaxes body and mind within a minute.