Deborah Watts is an accredited practitioner specialising in Reflexology, having established her clinic at Picnic Point, New South Wales in 2002. Reflexation Natural Therapies has been in continual operation since its inception.
Deborah is an accredited professional member and Fellow of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) and the International Council of Reflexologists (ICR). She is also a professional Reiki practitioner with the Australian Reiki Connection (ARC).
Additionally, Deborah is a long-term member of the Canterbury Bankstown Chamber of Commerce (CBCC).
Deborah has a Diploma of Reflexology and has trained with internationally renowned reflexologists from Denmark, U.K., Sweden, Canada, Sth Africa and Germany. She has also studied reflexology for cancer care therapy with Marie Duggan UK, which equips her and other reflexologists to perform volunteer work with patients at the late Professor Chris O’Brien’s Lifehouse Cancer Centre at RPA.
She has undertaken advanced training in Maternity Reflexology, biomechanical assessments and advanced orthotic therapy.
She holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment which equips her to teach her therapies in colleges and a variety of training environments. She conducts educational and instructional workshops on Foot Reflexology, Hand Reflexology and Indian Head Neck & Shoulder massage at a college as well as her Picnic Point clinic. These courses have been designed by her.
In addition, Deborah conducts corporate information sessions on the benefits of natural therapies, including Reflexology and regularly attends speaking engagements with various community groups on a voluntary basis.
She operates her Picnic Point clinic fulltime with the majority of her clients attending clinic for Reflexology. She also offers Indian Head Neck & Shoulder Massage and Reiki at her clinic, as well as conducting biomechanical assessments and prescribing foot orthotics.
Her vision is to contribute to, and educate consumers in, the improvement of their health and wellbeing. Deborah also aims to educate people on taking responsibility for their own health.
Deborah’s multicultural client database comprises children and both men and women of various ages with her oldest client being 87 years of age.
Achievements and recognition of her business include:
- Winning awards in the 2020, 2018, 2017 and 2015 Local Business Awards and four times finalist in Business of the Year in 2020, 2018, 2017 & 2015
- “Highly Commended” Award as “Practitioner of the Year” in the ATMS + Nature & Health Industry Awards (Australia wide)
- 2021, 2020, 2018 Finalist in Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE)
- Being one of three finalists in the News Limited GoWest Champions of the West Awards in the category of Small Business
- Eight times finalist in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards (2021 awards pending due to Covid)
- Eight times finalist in both the Local Business Awards and category of Business Person of the Year (2021 awards pending due to Covid)
Additionally, Deborah is passionate about the benefits of reflexology for consumers and continually promotes the modality of reflexology in all forums. She actively takes the opportunity to promote her modality and increase awareness of the natural medicine industry at business chamber events and business award functions.
Her professional learning and interaction with international therapists, brings the latest techniques in reflexology to her local clients, with no additional cost.
Deborah first discovered Reflexology while studying massage: it was love at first sight!. She was then determined to include this modality in her life and share this therapy with everyone.
Beyond her extensive therapy training and advanced orthotic therapy, she draws upon her additional corporate training in project management, workplace health and safety, internal quality auditing, policies/procedures, legal administration, marketing and acquired communication skills across her previous areas of tertiary employment.
Reflexation at Picnic Point has demonstrated business excellence as evidenced by both the awards achieved and continued positive testimonials from clients, students and natural therapy practitioners.