Pat began her reflexology career many years ago, by attending a course run by my sister Ann Gillanders.
Following this she attended A.R.T. reflexology training with myself. I was impressed by her command of reflexology - it came naturally to her.
Pat's approach to treatment was and still is practical and positive. By this I mean she simply identifies and works out the disturbed reflexes in a positive and focused manner.
Her patients actually feel the treatment in a therapeutically 'good hurt,' way.
This was how Eunice Ingham worked. Sadly in these days this type of treatment is rare, particularly in the western world.
Pat is also an author and artist. Her letter is below.
Oh how this book was part of changing my life!
I used to work in publishing, in management accounting. My husband had an accident at work and his consultant said he'd be in a wheelchair within two years.
One of my publishers gave me free rein to the books in her health section, and one, a Joseph Corvo book, led me to reflexology.
I started being taught by your sister, Ann -and this was one of the books she recommended.
Find the sore spot, work it out, became my mantra!
I qualified, started my own practice, and after a few years learned ART reflexology. My practice took off and most importantly, some 25 years later, my husband's still walking unaided.
Reflexology gave me hope, a walking OH, a business, a lifestyle and great satisfaction in seeing so many people helped.
On my latest holiday, I even helped a fellow camper with back pain.
For this book, all my reflexology books, you and your sister's training, I am immensely grateful.
None of it possible without Eunice and her dedication.
Mother of Reflexology, for sure!