STRESSED-OUT pupils at Yew Tree Primary School in Solihull were served up a tonic recently with special reflexology sessions to help calm their nerves before taking SATs tests.
Nine youngsters benefited from the complementary therapy offered for free earlier this month by mum of three and reflexologist Georgie Peaurt, whose own children attend the establishment in Wherretts Well Lane.
Georgie, who runs a business from her home in Ferndown Road, says the treatment which works by a type of massage and firm pressure applied to a foot, can be used to treat a whole range of health complaints for people.
Her wide client base includes mothers and elderly people and she claims to have helped patients with stress, psoriasis, headaches, irritable bowel, sinus and fertility problems.
Mrs Peaurt, a registered member of the Association of Reflexologists, gives talks across the borough to branches of the Women’s Institute and other local organisations about the art of reflexology, which is said to date back to the Ancient Chinese and Egyptian times.
She first became interested in it after undergoing aromatherapy at a Center Parks site in Longleat, Wiltshire and has been practising her craft for the past two and a half years after completing a course in Devon.
* Anyone who is interested in attending a session of reflexology can contact Georgie Peaurt via her mobile on 07841 261241 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.