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Reflexology Lymph Drainage come to Hands 4 Wellbeing

Reflexology Lymph DrainageReflexology Lymph Drainage comes to Hands 4 Wellbeing.

This award winning reflexology technique  focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet. The aim is to cause an effect on the lymphatic system in the body. It is a unique sequence that has been researched and developed by Sally Kay BSc(Hons), whilst working in Cancer Care. The results appear to support the theory of reflexology. 

More information on this new technique can be found at

Lymphatic Drainage massage (MLD) is used to treat conditions other than Lymphoedema and RLD (Reflex Lymph Drainage) may be used similarly. MLD may be useful with the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraines / Headaches / Sinus Problems
  • ME / Chronic Fatigue
  • Muscular Tension / Aches and Pains
  • Premenstrual Syndrome

Results are visible after your first treatment but research has shown a minimum of 3/4 sessions are suggested so that results last longer and that treatments are then recommended on a regular basis that suits your body.

This technique it amazing. We can offer appointments at our regular clinic at Blurton Hub in Blurton, West End Village in Stoke or  private appointment. Booking appointments is essential, please call us to arrange or if you require any further information.

We have won an award

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We are please to announce we have recently won an excellence award from our professional body The Federation of Holistic Therapists.

We have provided a large amount of talks, presentations and attended many events over the last 12 months – all of which we have strived to highlight the importance The FHT. Particularly how it champions the work we do but how it also provides trust and credibility to our profession so that therapists and more importantly our clients can feel safe and know they are being looked after professionally and by appropriately qualified therapists.

If you would like us to visit your support group, charity or place of work to understand more about the work we do and how we could help please get in touch.

FREE Wellbeing Workshops 15th & 17th Sept

Insomnia.jggFREE Wellbeing Workshops at M&S Store Wolstanton Retial Park, Newcastle on 15th or 17th September.

These workshops are aimed at supporting individuals with long term conditions but is open to anyone who wants to help relieve stress, anxiety and promote relaxation.

We will instruct self massage, show you breathing techniques, some EFT and Mindfulness approaches.

Places need to be booked;

To book your free place for 15th Sept please click 15th Sept Event

To book your free place for the 17th Sept please click 17th Sept event

If you have any questions please contact us and we will be happy to answer them.


Our FREE Wellbeing workshops are back!!

We are a social enterprise and any profit we make has a purpose and we are pleased to announce that we are holding a further 2 FREE wellbeing workshops in September at Marks & Spencers in Wolstanton, Newcastle.

We are offering one workshop on the 15th September from 2 – 4pm and the other on the 17th September from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

These workshops are designed to help improve stress, anxiety, depression and perception of pain.  We will show you simple steps to help those affected by a long term illness or those who look after and care for anyone affected.

Admission is Free but you will need to book your place as spaces are limited due to room size.

To book online please click on the link below for the date you want to come and complete the registration.

15th September Wellbeing workshop

17th September Wellbeing workshop

Workshops are free but if you wish to make a donation on the night towards our continued service we would be very grateful.

If you have any queries please email us at

Lea Road Community Church Workshop

DSC_1025We visited Lea Road Community Church last month in Wolverhampton and facilitated a workshop with their Roma community.DSC_1027

We showed them self help techniques they can use on themselves but also on each other which can promote relaxation, support stress and anxiety but also reaches out and lets them able to work and communicate with each other in a caring way.

DSC_1031We had a great time and we think the pictures that were captured show it too.  We had great feedback and as a result are going back to them in October.



If you would like us to do a similar workshop in your community or organisation please contact us for details.

Our FREE workshops at M&S Wolstanton

Come and meet us and join us for a FREE 2 hour Wellbeing workshop at M&S in Wolstanton.

During our workshop we will provide a short introduction to our service but also provide you with self-help skills to help you promote and enjoy relaxation to support any anxiety / stress or just a busy life

Places are limited due to room size so booking your place is essential.

First workshop is on the 19th May from 2-4pm and you can register at

Second workshop is on the 21st May from 7-9pm and you can register at

Feedback from our Workshop

We had a great time delivering our Wellbeing Workshop last week and asked everyone that came for some feedback.

We asked them to rate our workshop between 1 which was low, through to 5 which was high in three areas : Interesting, Useful and Relaxing

83% scored it 4/5 for Interesting

83% scored it 4/5 for Useful

92% scored it 4/5 for Relaxing.

Other comments we had were

Wonderful ladies, very enjoyable, very interesting and informative, very useful and  relaxing.

Favourite parts of the workshop were relaxing, breathing exercises, our stretchy yellow men, visualisation and being taught and practising self help techniques.

Watch out for future workshops but if you would like us to deliver one for your support group or you are an employer and would like to support your staff please get in touch.


Professional Standards Authority Report

As therapist we are listed on the FHT’s Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register (  We are really pleased to see a report published by the Professional Standards Authority (, which highlights that practitioners on an Accredited Register can help governments and public bodies achieve their aim to improve health and transform services.
It shows employers, commissioners and the public that they can have confidence in Accredited Registers and their registrants’. This is a really positive step towards a truly integrated health care service that will help to improve the nation’s
health and wellbeing. Please ‘like’ / ‘share’ this great news.

Busy week this week

Busy week here at Hands 4 Wellbeing

In addition to supporting our regular clients we are also attending the Voluntary Sector Form at Newcastle Council Chambers on Wednesday, attending a Social Enterprise meeting at Staffs Uni on Thursday and finalising our first free workshop at M&S Wolstanton on Thursday 17th March – a couple of places still left – contact us to book to make sure you have a space.

All very exciting …