Former counsellor opens reflexology business in Wisbech

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Wisbech’s newest business owner is swapping working with people’s heads for their feet.

Jackie Whyles had worked as a counsellor for 25 years but has taken a new direction to train as a reflexologist after being made redundant.

She has now opened up The Holistic Health Clinic at The White House, 2 Post Office Lane.

Mrs Whyles said: “Working as a counsellor for the past 25 years I am very aware of the increasing stress people are under now and how it affects their bodies as well as their minds, how the emotional state and physical state are often related.

“Here at the Holistic Health Clinic I am hoping to offer a range of complementary therapies which treat the body as a whole, which is very different from treating symptoms and parts of the body in isolation, which often results in the root cause remaining.

“There is a huge difference in just being free of symptoms and achieving maximum health.”

She qualified from the East Coast Reflexology school in 2014 and has been delivering auricular acupuncture for the past 10 years.

Reflexology can be used for a variety of conditions such as back pain, muscle pain, arthritis, hormonal balances,infertility, sleep disorders, eczema, asthma, stress and anxiety amongst others.

Mrs Whyles said: “In addition to its use as a treatment of ill health, reflexology can be used to maintain good health and as a prevention of illness.”