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Find a Therapist…

At the last board meeting this Monday 22nd February it was decided to use the web site for greater awareness to the general public. We wish to have our names advertising our skills and we are sure more members want this service. So lets start now. Send me your details and a short story of […]

CNHC Consultation response to NICE guidelines

Dear Members and Friends of CAR You may or may not be aware, by now, that the revision of NICE Guidelines for Improving Supportive and Palliative Care in Adults is underway and the scoping process has recommended that Complementary Therapy Services (CT) are removed from the guidelines.  The rationale and implications for removing CT have yet to […]

16th Clinical Reflexology Conference ‘Cherishing the Feet’

Saturday 14th May 2016…..During the morning sessions the team will introduce SensoriReflex© – getting to know the feet as entry gates into the body based on the theory of body integration, pandiculation and soft tissue release. In the afternoon the focus will be on HypnoReflex© using techniques to promote deep relaxation and assistance with managing […]

Bury Cancer Centre is recruiting complementary therapists

 Bury Cancer Support Centre is looking for complementary therapists,  CAR trained therapists will be most welcome for consideration. For info about the post(s) contact manager Jan Katana, contact details: BCSC 406 Bolton Rd Bury BL8 2DA 0161 764 6609 email:

Foot Tapping Reflexology course in Leeds on Saturday 27th June

THE BRITISH REFLEXOLOGY ASSOCIATION 2015 Regional Lecture Day – An Introduction to Foot Tapping Reflexology Foot Tapping Reflexology (FTR) is a new technique that takes Reflexology to a new level, making your treatments much more effective. It incorporates aspects of other energy therapies into a reflexology treatment and can easily be included as and when […]

The 2015 AGM is being held on Sunday 19th April

    Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Clinical Association of Reflexologists will be held at  The Hara School, Light Alders Farm, Light Alders Lane, Disley, Stockport, SK12 2LW at 11am on Sunday 19th April, to transact the following business: DRAFT AGENDA     Approval of minutes of the previous AGM […]

Clinical Reflexology at The Christie 2016

The 16th Clinical Reflexology conference at The Christie Saturday 14th May  2016. CAR Members special offer £99.  

Vertical Reflex Therapy Workshop

Vertical Reflex Therapy Workshop Dates:          Saturday & Sunday TBC Time:            2 X full days Venue:         TBC Facilitator:    Lynne Booth Cost:            Approx. £65 for each day (dependent on numbers) The Booth Method of VRT (also known as Vertical […]

Review of the Balens Conference by our member Linda Rose

In Issue 36 of the Clinical Reflexology Newsletter, we featured an article on the Balens conference 2013, written by Linda Rose, a long standing CAR member.  Linda wrote an an extremely informative synopsis of the conference, which focused on: • Where is healthcare going? • Empirical science, vitalism or what? • Placebo or nocebo? • Online marketing […]

CAR Code of Practice and Ethics now available online

The CAR Board has recently been working hard on revising and updating the CAR Code of Practice and Ethics and is pleased to announce it is now complete and is available online by visiting the Membership section of this site.

Clinical Reflexology Conference at The Christie 2014

CLINICAL REFLEXOLOGY CONFERENCE Theme: Palliative & End of Life Care Date: Saturday 17th May 2014 Price: £120 Discount price: £99 Details: A packed day of presentations and workshops focussed on supporting patients and carers in palliative and end of life care settings Please contact us for more info….

First Aid Skills course available….

As you’ll be aware, one of the prerequisites of your Clinical Association of Reflexologists’ membership is that you must hold a current First Aid certificate. If yours has expired or will expire this year, we want to hear from you as we would like to arrange First Aid training for our members! More infomation available […]

New CAR uniforms available…..

New CAR uniforms available.....

We now have CAR uniforms available…All CAR members are invited to purchase the newly designed practitioner uniform – a while tunic in high quality, ‘easy wear’ fabric, complete with short sleeves, two pockets and neat zip fastening with smart collar feature. Gilets and fleeces with logos are also available….see the Sales page for more info.

More images showing the practical workshop demos….

More images showing the practical workshop demos....

The workshop offered a great viewing position for all delegates to see clearly demo of practical techniques.

Practical CPD event in Manchester – we celebrated a successful event providing quality time for the CAR Team and members to share.

Practical CPD event in Manchester - we celebrated a successful event providing quality time for the CAR Team and members to share.

Th event was respectfully attended and the content very well received. A varied cross section of the membership was represented including a few non-members joining us from Bury Cancer Support Centre       The day provided an ideal & rare opportunity to exchange treatments under close supervision with hands on guidance for delivering effective, individual prescriptive reflex […]

Alison Morewood – A personal introduction to the late, great Clive O’ Hara.

As your current Chair of the Clinical Association of Reflexologists and former student and friend of Clive O’Hara, it is my privilege to introduce here one of the modern day pioneers of reflexology.  During a career of more than 30 years unbroken clinical practice treating literally thousands of clients, a fact that undoubtedly qualified him as one of the leading […]

Peter Mackereth in Interview on Smoking Cessation for the BBC

Peter Mackereth, Clinical Lead for Complementary Therapies and Smoking Cessation at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester was invited by the BBC to provide his thoughts on the government’s proposals to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes. To see Peter Mackereth’s interview follow the following link: Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley recently reported that  “Each year it […]

New Advertising Standards for Complementary Therapists

New Advertising Standards for Complementary Therapists Background The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has issued new guidelines to protect consumers against false or misleading claims. The 12th edition of The UK Code of Non-Broadcast Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing (CAP Code) came into force on 1 September 2010. It replaces all other editions, which means […]

Clinical Reflexology News: We’d like to hear from you

  The Clinical Reflexology News (CRN) is CAR’s membership newsletter, published on a quarterly basis. Each edition of the CRN brings you interesting and thought provoking articles, so you can expect sections on: Letters and feedback from our members National, regional and local news updates Research updates Discussion articles offering in-depth insights on particular topics […]

First Aid courses

First Aid courses

  A high quality, 7 hours ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ training day is available to CAR members, taught by Tutor Care. The course provides a nationally recognised First Aid certificate endorsed by the Health and Safety Executive, which is valid for 3 years. 10 people are required to run the course. Cost: £55 Venue: TBC: Greater Manchester To […]

Website relaunched

Website relaunched

The CAR Board is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Clinical Association of Reflexologists website! Liz Richardson, one of our volunteers, together with Board members have been working hard to redesign the CAR website, working on the look, feel and usability of the website.  We hope you’re pleased with the results! Core information from […]

  The Clinical Association of Reflexologists (CAR) was initially founded in 1995, by the late Clive O’Hara, to give a voice on the Reflexology Forum to UK reflexologists working clinically so they could help shape and support the process of voluntary regulation in the UK. Since then, the pace of change within the reflexology field and complementary […]