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Balens’s Bespoke Insurance cover for members of the Clinical Association of Reflexologists

Bespoke Insurance cover for members of the Clinical Association of ReflexologistsBalens are a well-established, fourth generation family business who specialise in insurance cover for Health & Wellbeing, Fitness, Beauty Therapy and other Health Professionals and organisations. We are experts in the development of insurance wordings for Health & Wellbeing Professionals. These wordings are, in our […]

The Earthing Movie: The remarkable science of Grounding…

The Earthing Movie: The remarkable science of Grounding… As a member of CAR now for well over twenty odd years and also a board member that long too I am always interested in sharing with friends, family and clients what stops me in my tracks…. Yesterday a good friend told me about this movie…its only […]

Lastest update on the current situation…

As you are of course aware, England entered a national lock down at midnight on 4 January in response to a rapid increase in the number of coronavirus cases across the UK. The government has confirmed that providing treatments are essential and being carried out for genuine health/medical needs, and relevant government guidance is being […]

COVID-19 -The current situation…where to look for the best updates that meet all guidelines for the whole of the UK.

As a result of our own recent research of the current situation the board of C.A.R. have found that the best up to date knowledge to follow has already been published most efficiently and covers every view point necessary for us to be vital for ourselves and our clients therefore we encourage you to follow […]

Reflexology Conference 2019

  Dear Readers, We would like to bring to your attention the next Reflexology Conference 2019 hosted by Sue Ricks… 7th October 2019, Kegworth, East Midlands… Last year Lynne and myself where able to attend the Reflexology Conference March, 2018 and loved every moment. Over 200 delegates signed up and although the weather outside was […]

Welcome Josie

On behalf of the whole board of directors may I welcome Josie Greenhalgh from Warwickshire…..Josie joined us last month and is looking forward to coming up to meet us all here in Manchester shortly….for more information please visit …… or contact Josie on 07807026161 or at        

Article from Patricia Hunter…C.A.R. board member

In over 25 years of practising reflexology, it still never ceases to amaze me what the feet can tell about the person sitting in front of us, and the deep relaxation that reflexology brings to the individual. My first encourter with reflexology was when I was working as a nurse at Beechwood Cancer Care Centre. […]

Barbara Scott- Reproflexology ™

Barbara Scott  is another of the wonderful speakers from Sue Rick’s UK Reflexology Conference 2018  Barbara is the founder of Seren Natural Fertility, Reproflexology ™ Training and Chair of The Association of Reproductive Reflexologists. She is the author of ‘Reflexology for Fertility, Watkins Books 2016, and was awarded ‘Complementary Therapist of the Year 2017 by […]

Geraldine Villeneuve- Structural Reflexology®

Geraldine Villeneuve is the third speaker from the UK Reflexology Conference 2018 Geraldine Villeneuve, Author of “Put Your Best Feet Forward”, is an American Board Certified Reflexologist, has been practicing reflexology for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor of science in Therapeutic Recreation, and is a licensed massage practitioner specialising in injury remediation. She […]

Sally Kay-Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage RLD

Sue Ricks chose Sally to open the UK Reflexology Conference with her ground breaking findings and research…. Sally has very kindly given us permission to publish some of her work. You will see Judith Whatley’s name appear often here, together Sally and Judith make the most amazing team to get a paper published….other speakers have […]

Jane Sheehan-International Foot Reader

Jane Sheehan-International Foot Reader

A private view of what the conference did for me in many articles… “I met Jane at the UK Reflexology Conference this year in East Midlands, hosted by Sue Ricks an amazing lady with a heart of gold… Sue invited 17, UK and International speakers to bring us all together as one united Reflexology family….This […]

CCR and CAR’s Official Review of the New 2018 Edition CNHC Reflexology Core Curriculum

CCR and CAR’s Official Review of the New 2018 Edition CNHC Reflexology Core Curriculum *Featuring ‘The Reflexology ‘Swear Word’ – STIMULATION’ In April 2018 CAR were invited to be a member of the consultation group for the CNHC Reflexology Core Curriculum draft review. The CAR Board responded concluding that the draft document successfully provided a […]

Forth coming AGM 4th June 2018

The board would like to invite all our loyal members to join us for the AGM will be held this year on Monday 4th June at 19.00pm. Venue: Mrs Marian Foster 29, High Street Hyde SK14 2PU We are looking forward to seeing you all again. Our good wishes Alison Morewood, Marian Foster, Lynne […]

GDPR- C.A.R Privacy Notice

YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION – GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) GDPR is bringing in new legal protection for personal information from 25th May 2018. This tells you what personal information we hold and why, and what your rights are. Organisation Name: Clinical Association of Reflexologists Address: 8, Ramsey Close, Atherton, Manchester. M46 9EQ Telephone No: 07916308942 […]

Attention all members……..A.G.M

The board wish to announce the date for our next A.G.M. It will be on Monday 10th April 2017 all members are welcome. The Venue: Marian Foster’s home 29, High Street Hyde SK14 2PU The meeting will start at 19.00pm… All board members will be here to share and support. Looking forward to seeing you […]

Balen Declaration Form

DECLARATION FORM I have never been convicted of, or charged (but not yet tried) with any criminal offence, other than motoring offences, or offences that are spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. I have never had a proposal or renewal for insurance declined or cancelled; a policy voided, withdrawn or suspended, or special […]

Balens Zurich

Balens Health Professionals Scheme Professional Liability and Malpractice Insurance Policy Devised and arranged especially by Balens Specialist Insurance Brokers to Health Professionals and Organisations Policy underwritten by Zurich Insurance plc Contents A warm welcome to Balens 3 Your Balens Health Professionals Scheme policy 4 Definitions 8 Insuring clauses 12 Section I Professional Liability 12 Section […]

Balens Specialist Insurance Brokers

Who are Balens and the Affinity Team? Balens are a well-established, fourth generation family-run business which has been built on solid roots going back to 1950, and we have grown during that time to our present size mainly through recommendation; not acquisition or private funding. We are Pioneers in the development of top quality insurance […]

Clinical Reflexology Conference “Cherishing The Feet”

Invite from Linda to all reflexologist or student/researcher of reflexology I would like to invite you to our annual Clinical Reflexology Conference “Cherishing The Feet” on Saturday 14th May 2016 The cost of the conference is £99 for the day which includes a buffet lunch. The day will be split into 2; during the morning sessions […]

Event – Sunday 3rd April 11.00am – 15.00pm

Bury Cancer Support Centre; The event tomorrow Sunday 3rd April 11am – 3pm is the launch of this year’s monthly events and to promote David and Tom McLenachan’s planned fundraising event which is a trek to Mount Everest Base Camp (they are setting off this weekend). Donations for this event can be made at: Cheques […]

Self Care – An Essence for a Carer

  What is the reasoning behind this topic? I am aiming to discuss the need for more Self Care and ‘Managing your Emotions‘. We can increase better health and prevent further imbalances and diseases if we choose to acknowledge our emotions as valid clues and then take steps to help ourselves. Everyone in the household […]

Taking a Leap hosted by Susie Ramroop

  Are you living a life that doesn’t light you up?  That drains your energy? Is your life producing great results, just not the ones that make you feel alive? Are you settling for not having enough time in the day, let alone any for you? What if you woke up at a time that worked for you, in a location […]

Self Care – A gift from a client known as A

  My purpose today and every new day is to ‘manage my emotions’.  Calm and satisfied emotions gives me peace of mind, a good state to offer a client. In my archives I have a recording of my client A reading from the “Instructions for Life” from the Dalai Lama’s “Comments On The Millennium”.  Sadly […]

Self Care ….try a Gong Bath

Martyn Cawthorne – Gong Spa I’m a gong practitioner, and as such I provide a variety of forms of sound bath for those who are interested in the sounds, the vibrations, and the effects on our well-being of these fantastic instruments. I’ve been a musician and a meditator for 25 years or so, and a […]