Last week I met up with Tania Meacher, who you may be familiar with as the woman behind Zenses Holistic Therapies. I wanted to know more about her expanding range of services, and in particular her latest course – The Light Touch Baby & Toddler Reflexology Course.
Tania has been practicing complementary therapies for over 7 years, specialising in maternity and fertility treatments and has always offered reflexology. Having developed a relationship with her clients through pregnancy massage and reflexology treatments, she wanted to continue that relationship after the birth of the baby. Baby & Toddler Reflexology classes were the result, and these offer parents the chance to learn how to use reflexology on their own children, to help with teething, sleeping and digestive issues, further aiding bonding. The courses are for parents to learn to use the treatment on their own child, not for any child. This course is unique in the Portsmouth area.
The treatment can aid digestion and ease colic by relieving trapped wind or constipation. Sleeping can be improved by use as part of the bedtime routine, helping to promote deep and regular sleep, reducing hyperactivity and promoting calmness. It has also been shown to reduce mucus build up in sinus, ear, eyes, nose and throat areas which is great for colds in very young children who simply can’t take the remedies that older children can. Teething pain too can also be reduced by using the treatment.
The courses vary depending on your child’s age, with three 60 minute sessions for babies from 4 weeks to 10 months old and 20 60 minute sessions for toddlers. Both are held as group sessions either in the Zen Garden Room in Havant, or various other locations in Southsea or Havant, including Portsmouth Yoga, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre and the Mountbatten Centre. To check availability and location or to book, use this link. If the course dates aren’t suitable for you, it is possible for you to get a group of friends together and host it at your house, with the added benefit that the host receives a reduced course fee. Tania has set up a facebook group especially for her clients, or anyone wanting to know more and you can join it here.
Zenses offer maternity and fertility reflexology treatments, Swedish massage, pamper parties, manicures, pedicures and as a Neals Yard Remedies Organics consultant, Tania can also incorporate their organic, safe products into your treatments. You can also purchase these lovely products by holding an NYR Organics experience in your own home.
Holding an impressive array of qualifications including accreditation by the Federation of Holistic Therapists and ReflexologyUK.org, Tania takes her continuing professional development seriously, striving to offer the highest standard of service at all times. You can also now find Tania at The Natural Therapy Centre in Cosham as well as the Garden Zen Room in Havant, offering another location to access her range of services and home visits can also be arranged for the less mobile.
More information about the range of treatments and packages offered by Zenses Holistic Therapies is available on the website. If you’ve had a treatment by Zenses and you’d like to leave a review, please add one here.