Six wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans have completed the first ever Introduction to Reflexology course at Help for Heroes Recovery Centre Tedworth House.
The course was led by City and Guilds tutor and Holistic Therapist Lynda Greenwood, who travelled from Northern Ireland to volunteer her time and teach wounded heroes about reflexology.
Lynda was inspired after seeing a television program about Help for Heroes and because two special people in her life served in the military. “My niece is a highly trained Trauma Paramedic and went to Afghanistan twice to help others. Her Husband also serves and it inspired me to set up this course for Help for Heroes.”
The two-day workshop taught the group an introduction to reflexology, preparation and aftercare, the anatomy of the feet and systems of the body.
Some of the course are now looking to take their studies even further with one member saying: “I was given additional reading to support the lessons which I’ll continue with. I learnt a lot and would love to work towards a qualification now.”
“The introduction to reflexology was taught at an excellent pace which created a relaxing and stress-free environment.”
Lynda Greenwood is now looking at running a similar course next year for more wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans at Help for Heroes Recovery Centres.
Programme & Events Co-ordinator at Help for Heroes Caroline Shields added: “What an amazing opportunity and a first for our wounded Heroes. It was great for them to learn how our bodies communicate to us if we are willing to listen. Here’s to the next one.”