LISA FREEMANTLE KINSMAN
American Board Certified Reflexologist
Nottingham, England where I lived until university. I then spread my wings wide and spent almost 12 years in Hong Kong before landing in the States in 2000. I live with my family in Larchmont.
My education and training...
BA in German, French and Drama; Post Grad Certificate in Education (UK)
American Reflexology Certification Board -2005 (Feet and Hands)
Touchpoint Reflexology - Stress and Digestion
Laura Norman School - Ear and Face Reflexology
London School of Reflexology - Facial Reflexology
Conditioned Response Reflexology - Supports Pregnancy, Labor, & Delivery
My love of this gentle but powerful practice stems from childhood when my mum would rub my feet and legs to help me sleep! Of course, I had never heard of ‘reflexology’ then, but many years later while living and working in Hong Kong, I came across a foot map sign outside a store and it spoke to me instantly. I began to receive regular sessions to see if it would help me find relief from debilitating migraine headaches, and the great benefits I experienced to my own health made me want to share this special practice with others. Specifically, reflexology taught me how to soothe the body, calm the mind and manage stress more effectively. It also gave me a toolbox at my finger tips to help my own children sleep, just as my mum had done with me!
I love being a reflexologist because...
Every day I get to help and support my clients no matter their age, gender, physical or emotional challenges. There’s a unique bond formed when I connect with someone though reflexology and it is rewarding to see them discover how supportive this non-invasive practice can be. And since reflexology reflects what is happening in the body, every session is unique as our bodies change from day to day.
My work style...
To be mindful and attentive of my clients’ needs – what will allow them to gain the most from the session? To listen closely, pay attention to their comfort and provide the best possible environment for them to relax as deeply and completely as possible.
To help people learn more about their own bodies, to teach them how to manage everyday stresses and strains more effectively and to show them how the relaxation and balance experienced during a session can expand into the rest of their life. I also love to teach people relaxation techniques and offer self-help strategies that they can use at home and share with their families.
When I am not practicing reflexology...
I am avid yogini and I love to walk outside every day, often to the yoga studio! When not with clients, I’m usually listening to the radio or a podcast - I am a big fan of the BBC. My husband and I spend far too much money on concert tickets and try to go to several gigs a month, although we have yet to persuade our grown-up kids that coming with us could be fun!