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Enhance your therapeutic toolkit with a hands-on workshop bringing together the powerful practices of reflexology and aromatherapy to help manage anxiety and depression. Anxiety disorders affect over 8 million people in the UK (Mental Health UK), and about 280 million people worldwide struggle with depression (WHO). The need for effective, whole-person treatment approaches has never been greater.

When combining reflexology and essential oil therapy, we amplify the benefits of each modality, providing a deeply powerful and comprehensive approach to supporting our clients. Direct inhalation of essential oils quickly transmits these chemical messengers from the olfactory bulb to the regions of the brain that play a key role in emotional responses, learning, memory, and social interaction (Arisi et al 2012). Reflexology’s targeted pressure techniques send waves of relaxation and comfort throughout the nervous system. Together, these therapies create a synergistic effect, offering greater relief and support than when used individually.

In this supportive workshop, you’ll gain advanced skills and knowledge to support your clients’ mental health and emotional well-being. Through detailed instruction and hands-on training, you’ll learn how to effectively combine these modalities in your professional practice, making a real difference in the lives of those you care for.

Who should attend?

  • Reflexologists, and massage therapists seeking to expand their skill set and confidence in holistic mental health.
  • Mental health professionals looking to integrate somatic therapies into their practice.
  • Phytotherapy practitioners wanting to enhance care plans with pressure point techniques and fast-acting aromatics.

 Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the common symptoms and causes of anxiety and depression.
  • Recognize the physiological and psychological effects of mood disorders on the body and mind.
  • Explain the physiological effects of reflexology and essential oil therapy.
  • Create a personalized treatment plan using reflexology and aromatherapy to address specific symptoms of anxiety and/or depression.
  • Formulate a bespoke personal inhaler based on the treatment plan.
  • Educate clients on the benefits of combined reflexology and essential oils for mental wellness.
  • Provide self-care recommendations for clients to use at home.
  • Ensure safety through identification of contraindications and safety precautions when working with concentrated plant aromatics.

About Amy

Amy Kreydin, Board Certified Reflexologist and Clinical Aromatherapist, has been in private practice since 2004. Kreydin received her certificate as a Certified Reflexologist from the Palmer Institute in Salem, MA in 2004, and was awarded her board certificate in Reflexology from the American Reflexology Certification Board in 2006. She trained at a Harvard teaching hospital in Boston, MA and obtained her Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner (CCAP) in 2011. In 2016 she completed her advanced diploma in Aromatic Medicine. Since 2022 Amy has run a weekly group in a psychiatric and behavioral hospital working with a range of mood disorders and ages, in her ‘aromatherapy group’ patients use a combination of self-care reflexology techniques and direct inhalation of essential oils. Kreydin is passionate about whole body wellness and loves helping folks reach their wellness goals to live an abundant, vibrant, and balanced life.

Course Cost:

$100.00 deposit with balance of £260.00 due on the day.

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