Perth School of Reflexology was established by Hollie Ann Kelly and Karen Bishop in Perth, Western Australia in 2012. Both Hollie and Karen have had many years experience in Reflexology, run their own private practices and are Accredited Trainers of the Reflexology Association of Australia.
Creating the School came about as they saw a need for more Reflexology practitioners to spread the word of the benefits of this amazing modality, yet there were very limited facilities to train at a high enough level in Western Australia.
“Even after 22 years of practice, this wonderful modality never ceases to amaze me!” says Hollie.Hollie completed her Practitioner Qualification in 1992 in London, England. She has since built a busy home practice as well as working in various settings including: Cancer Units, Hospitals, Aged Care and Disability Centres. She began teaching Reflexology in 2002 and pioneered a new curriculum syllabus aimed at Adults with Disabilities for her local Government Authority.
Since arriving in Perth in 2005, Hollie completed the Cert. IV Training & Assessment qualification enabling her to deliver Reflexology Units at Central Institute of Technology (formerly TAFE) as well as Introduction to Reflexology at Endeavour College.
Aside from her private practice, Hollie works in Adult Disability Centres, providing treatments to clients with physical and intellectual disabilities.
“I particularly enjoy my work within the Disability Sector. Aside from the obvious benefits reflexology brings to my clients, it is wonderful to be able to offer a service that may not otherwise be available for this sector of the community.”
Hollie obtained Professional Membership of the Reflexology Association of Australia in 2008 and has held the positions of Vice Chairperson and Chairperson for the WA Branch.
“What started out as a ‘hobby’ has since transformed into an incredible journey.”
Karen previously worked in the IT Industry for over 15 years where she enjoyed assisting and training staff in all aspects of this industry. She became very aware of the many benefits of Complementary Therapies during this time, which led her to train as a Reflexologist 10 years ago.. She has also further studied Maternity & Baby Reflexology which has helped a number of women with fertility & pregnancy issues. She also offers clients Indian Head MAssage which they enjoy.
As well as running her private practice, Karen is involved with St John of God’s ‘Fit for Growth’ Program where various staff members receive regular reflexology treatments on a monthly basis.Karen previously worked in Aged Care offering Reflexology Services and realises how important and beneficial. the power of touch is to the elderly
Karen is also very interested in women with hormonal issues especially those with PMT, Perimenopause and Menopausal issues and is a great believer that Reflexology and lifestyle can really assist women to feel better during these times.
Karen obtained Professional Membership of the Reflexology Association of Australia in 2007. She held the position of Board Director from 2011 – 2013. and is currently on the WA National Conference which will be held in Perth In October 2016.
“My enjoyment with training people coupled with my fascination with reflexology makes me always eager in sharing this knowledge further through the Perth School of Reflexology.”
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