Barbara Scott, MFHT, won the title of Complementary Therapist of the Year at the 2017 FHT Excellence Awards ceremony.
The award was presented to Barbara at a prestigious FHT Excellence Awards Dinner held at the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa, on 17 November. Organised by the FHT, the Excellence Awards aim to bring much deserved recognition to high-calibre practitioners, students and tutors working in the fields of complementary, sports and holistic beauty therapy.
Barbara, founder of Seren Natural Fertility and Chair of The Association of Reproductive Reflexologists based in Carmarthen, specialises in providing reflexology treatments to couples who are having trouble conceiving. Her interest in this area was sparked 20 years ago, after treating her very first reflexology client, who was struggling to fall pregnant. As a result of supporting this one lady, many more clients – both men and women – started coming to Barbara, presenting with a range of fertility issues.
At the time, Barbara had difficulty finding any courses to further her knowledge in this complex field, and so she began to research the subject extensively and develop her own reflexology treatment protocols. Two decades later, Barbara has helped hundreds of couples struggling to conceive – through her own private practice, and by training other therapists in Reproflexology.
Barbara has formed collaborations with medical professionals, presented at major events, and authored a book, called Reflexology for Fertility, so that others can benefit from her vast experience. She is currently working with Cardiff Metropolitan University to extract data from a Reproflexology study and put together a research paper.
Speaking about her win, Barbara says: ‘I am truly delighted to have received this award in recognition of not just my own work, but the fantastic work that our practitioners do in supporting couples having difficulties in conceiving. My hopes are that it allows us to let couples know that there is support for them, that reflexology is an excellent tool and that making even the smallest changes can be beneficial to them on their journey to parenthood ’