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Jackie Blakeman MAR. MFHT. Experienced Complementary Therapist. Complementary therapies offer support alongside medical care and advice, particularly when suffering from stress or anxiety. Member of the Association of Reflexologists, Federation of Holistic Therapists, Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) Network, and CNHC (Reflexology and Microsystems Acupuncture). Contact Jackie for a free consultation or advice on therapies, that you may find beneficial for a range of acute or chronic conditions, and may help improve or maintain your health and well-being. Suitable for all ages.

Contact NameJackie Blakeman
Birmingham B74 2ET
Phone0121 353 5840
Mobile07746 830069
Fax0121 353 5840
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Welcome to Jackie Blakeman Natural Therapies

Contact Jackie for a free consultation or advice on therapies, that you may find beneficial for a range of acute or chronic conditions, and may improve or maintain your health and well-being.

About Jackie Blakeman

Experienced Reflexologist, including Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) and Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD) techniques. Indian Head Massage. Hopi Ear Candling treatments. Reiki.

Microsystems Ear Acupuncture / Auriculotherapy - to support clients suffering from stress and anxiety, emotional disorders, blockages to healing and treatment and musculoskeletal protocols and individual treatments.

Foot Care / Nail Care Treatments and advice
Home visits are available in local area at an affordable price.

Welcome. Jackie has worked as a Dental Surgery Assistant and Podiatry Assistant (NHS) for many years and currently works as a Complementary Therapist, building her practice since 2004.
Jackie is also independently insured for basic foot care treatments, including finger and toe nail cutting, also covering low risk diabetics. Providing foot care advice and referral to NHS Podiatry if required.

Gained experience as a voluntary therapist for the Freshwinds Charity (Integrated Medicine) during Nov 2011-Sep 2015, providing reflexology treatments for people with life-threatening diseases and conditions.

Jackie currently practises these complementary therapies working from home and mobile, specialising in Advanced Reflexology techniques, also offering Indian Head Massage as an alternative stress management treatment.

Microsystems Ear Acupuncture / Auriculotherapy - Protocols for supporting stress and anxiety, blockages to healing and treatment, emotional disorders and musculoskeletal protocols, used as an adjunctive treatment to medical care. Individual treatments for individual patients.

Good health depends on balance of all our body systems - called homeostasis, excessive stress disrupts this balance. Stress is responsible for many disorders of the body, one way to relax and help re-balance and harmonise our mind and body, is by using a natural therapy.

Microsystems Acupuncture

Alongside medical care and advice, ear acupuncture may be offered as an individual treatment or during reflexology, following a consultation to check for any contra-indications.

It is based on the belief that areas such as the foot, hand and ear correspond to all organs of the body, similar to reflexology. The protocol offered promotes relaxation and aims to ease symptoms such as tension, headaches and insomnia. It may help bring comfort and improve quality of life to clients living with certain chronic conditions.

The treatment involves using up to five very fine sterile needles in each ear, when a brief sharp sensation may be felt, while resting for between 30-45minutes, considered a relatively non-invasive treatment while relaxing the mind and body. Can be given as an individual or during a reflexology treatment.


A Reflexologist uses pressure techniques on the hands and feet, including relaxation, to work on reflex points and help restore naturally your own healthy balance. A treatment usually lasts one hour, however the time and number of treatments vary, depending on the individual.

Any treatment is adapted to the individual, for example: lighter pressures or touch, or can be a brief or longer treatment time, particularly with children. It has no boundaries in terms of age limit, making it accessible to babies as well as teenagers.

Children like adults can also suffer physically from stress related ailments, also psychological and emotional turmoil while growing up. It can be used to open up pathways of communication via touch and relaxation time, depending on the child. Self-help methods may be taught or parents can be shown certain techniques to use on their child, for example with ailments such as colic or constipation.

Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) is a short but effective treatment, using reflexology techniques, which can be used on its own or to enhance a conventional reflexology treatment. It offers a beneficial treatment while standing or sitting, or if time is of essence, also providing deeper access to reflex points, with relaxing non-invasive techniques.

Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) has won the 2011 Highly Commended Award for its "Outstanding Contribution to Complementary Medicine" from the Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicine (ICNM)

Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD) is an award winning reflexology technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet. It has been researched and developed by Sally Kay BSc(Hons), whilst working in cancer care. The results appear to support the theory of reflexology.

Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may aid:

  • Stress-related conditions
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Digestive disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Joint pain
  • Muscular pain
  • Mental health issues
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Fertility Issues
Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe.

For further information; contact for free advice.

Indian Head Massage

If you do not like your feet being touched why not try Indian Head Massage?
Incorporating the head, neck and shoulders, this also becomes a stress management treatment. The main benefits being: help to improve circulation and stimulate the lymphatic system, relieve muscular tension and fatigue, help reduce stress and anxiety by encouraging the body to rest and relax.

Younger People and Children's Health

Children under 16 yrs must be accompanied to the appointment by someone with parental responsibility for that child and remain during that session.
Complementary therapies are not considered to be a substitute for medical treatment or advice, however they may often be combined to enhance treatments or offer support:

Ear Candling

A gentle alternative to ear syringing, softening and loosening compacted ear wax, in a safe way. A pleasant treatment which may help relieve 'glue ear' or stuffiness caused by allergies. Suitable for older children who are able to lie still during a treatment and following a consultation (as with any treatment) to check medical history. The ear candle is held gently touching the opening of the ear. Only high standard Biosun candles are used, for a simple and safe treatment.

Contraindications: would not be used if grommets are in place, recent surgery, ear infection or any inflammation present, fever or perforated ear drum.

  • ABC Diploma Reflexology (AoR)
  • IIHHT (VTCT) Diploma Anatomy & Physiology, IIHHT (VTCT) Diploma Indian Head Massage,
  • IIHHT (VTCT) Reflexology techniques Level 3 (2004)
  • NCFE Nutrition and Health
  • Practitioner authorised tuition: Advanced VRT/Reflexology techniques. Nerve Reflexology Training (NR) Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD) Ear Acupuncture (Protocol for supporting stress and anxiety / Skills for Health) Auriculotherapy /Ear acupuncture offering individual treatments and a therapeutic approach. 2018 - Auriculotherapy / Ear acupuncture training to include Musculoskeletal Protocols and Blockages to Healing and Treatment of Emotional DisordersEar Candle therapist
  • Reiki 1&2 Practitioner Foot Care (Insured for Toe and Fingernail cutting and filing, including low risk diabetics) Health and Social Care NVQ Level 3 Fully qualified and insured. Enhanced DBS Disclosure Registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

    Service Categories
    Acupuncture, Children’s Health, Ear Candling, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Reiki

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