Sonja Foreman – Runner-up of our Golden Graduate Award in April 2018 tells her story!

Sonja is based in East Yorkshire, UK and has the following holistic therapy qualifications:
SNHS Dip. Distinction (Indian Face Massage), SNHS Dip. Distinction (Reflexology), SNHS Dip. (Advanced Reflexology) & SNHS Dip. (Indian Head Massage)

sonja foreman

My Story

As runner up in the Golden Graduate Award 2018, I thought I would share how I decided to embark on studying with School of Natural Health Sciences. It was whilst working for probably the leading high street chain store of health foods and supplements that I saw the advertisement for School of Natural Health Sciences in “Healthy Magazine”. Staff members were given a copy of Healthy Magazine to browse through every month to familiarise ourselves with products sold in store. Thank goodness I had this opportunity as otherwise I would not have been aware of The School of Natural Health Sciences. I visited SNHS website, looked at the many accredited and insurable courses available and chose to study with this School. I can only say that the courses I chose (Indian Head Massage, Indian Face Massage, Reflexology and Advanced Reflexology) have been life changing. Combined with the knowledge and qualifications gained previously in health foods and supplements, I have been able to share my ‘hands on therapies’ and teach lifestyle changes and healthy eating habits to immediate and close family members and friends.

Prior to my therapy knowledge, I watched family members struggle with stress and anxiety and related illness from working long hours and poor eating habits. My daughter-in-law was completely debilitated with migraine attacks which prescription medication was not helping to alleviate. After several Indian Head Massage treatments using lavender essential oil, she became more relaxed, less anxious and her headaches began to be less frequent and less severe.

My other daughter-in-law was working 60 hours per week in a busy restaurant and was not sleeping well due to anxiety and stress.  I gave her Reflexology treatments regularly and her health and wellbeing started to improve after only a couple of treatments. She also enjoyed Indian Head Massage which helped with tension headaches.

I have several grandchildren who all enjoy having Reflexology massage.

I have enjoyed immensely giving Indian Face Massage to most of my family members and friends. Treating acne using Neem oil had amazing results, treating sinus problems also using Neem oil was extremely successful. But most of all I loved giving Indian Face Massage to ladies as an alternative treatment to prevent the ageing process using different base oils and combining them with various essential oils to suit the individual, giving advice on diet,  food supplements and relaxation techniques which I learned on all of my chosen courses with SNHS.

I have treated many family members and close friends suffering from various health problems including rheumatoid arthritis, acne, headaches, stress, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation to name but a few with great results.

Family and friends take it in turns to host relaxation meetings in their homes, I have passed on my knowledge of deep relaxation and meditation techniques during these meetings and we all look forward to them every fortnight where everyone can completely switch off from the stresses and strains of everyday life for a couple of hours. We drink herbal teas, and have healthy nibbles afterwards and it is a good time to discuss lifestyle changes, diet, recipes and just enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed atmosphere. All in all, my studies with The School of Natural Health Sciences have benefited us all and definitely had a positive effect on my life so far.

I have great plans for the future with my therapies and aim to work with these on a ‘professional basis’. My experience with friends and family has been invaluable to forward this aim.

Sonja Foreman

 

Email Sonja: sonjaforeman@ymail.com

Qualifications:
SNHS Dip. Distinction (Indian Face Massage), SNHS Dip. Distinction (Reflexology), SNHS Dip. (Advanced Reflexology), SNHS Dip. (Indian Head Massage)