What is Functional Reflex Therapy?
Functional Reflex Therapy (FRT) was developed by Lorraine Senior, a reflexologist, and an experienced teacher working for over 20 years with children and adults with special needs.
It is a combination of positive touch relaxation movements, drawn from traditional reflexology, and was primarily aimed at children and adults with autism, autistic spectrum disorders, neurological impairments, learning difficulties and complex needs.
FRT for stress, anxiety depression
Due to the effect that FRT may have on the sympathetic nervous system, that is the system which prepares us for ‘fight or flight’, both calming the production of the stress hormones including cortisol, and increasing production of the ‘happy’ hormones, such as serotonin, the routine can be extremely beneficial for those experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety and depression.
1:1 Treatment Sessions
This treatment will take place in my therapy room or in the comfort of your own home. The treatment is booked out for an hour but actual treatment time is 30mins, this allows for consultation, removing shoes and socks (to promote independence where possible) and follow up.
Price £20 (additional £5 charge for travelling to the client)
I can offer one-to-one training for either hands or feet therapy in my therapy room or in the comfort of your own home. I will provide learning materials and on-going support, and a FRT tool kit bag.
Allow up to 2 1/2 hours for training.
A workshop can be arranged for groups of 4-6 parents/carers who wish to learn the FRT approach for their own use at home or work. Workshops are available to enable you to learn to use and apply the FRT routine.
The Workshop is:
- Informative and fun
- Two 2.5 hour long sessions that are held over consecutive weeks
- Teaches routines to be applied to the hands and foot
- You will be provided with handouts to support the skills you learn including a FRT ‘Tool Kit’ Drawstring Bag
£60 per person, materials will be providedUpon successful completion of the workshop, you will be presented with a certificate to confirm your new skills.
I can also offer this therapy in schools, residential homes and care homes, please contact me for details.
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