Samia Longchambon impresses fans after receiving new qualification in reflexology

Corrie’s Samia Longchambon training to be a reflexologist: ‘It’s given me a break from my own head’
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Corrie actress Samia Longchambon has added another string to her bow after revealing she has received a diploma in reflexology.

Coronation Street star Samia Longchambon has revealed she has earned a diploma in reflexology.

Samia, 36, took to Instagram to share the news with her 290,000 followers.

Proudly holding up her certificate in the picture, Samia, who plays Corrie's Maria, grins for the camera.

Samia wrote the caption: “Whoop! Personal goal for 2018 ticked off the list.

"I wanted to learn something new this year and reflexology has always fascinated me. I've loved doing the course and I'm a bit proud of myself that I can now say I've officially added another string to my bow."

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The post gained more than 9,000 likes and fans took to the comments section to pass on their congratulations.

Kazzalid wrote: "Congratulations fab news. All the corrie stars will be super pleased to have an on set reflexologist haha #perks #evenjustaquickrubofmyfeet"

mariaquin2017 wrote: "Congratulations Samia. Not an easy learn. I'm a fan of reflexology and think is (sic) amazing how it can treat the whole body from the feet. Please let me know when you are open for clients? xxxxx"

Samia previously spoke out about her decision to learn the skill, which is a complementary therapy believed to alleviate stress and treat illness. It involves applying pressure to various points on the feet and sometimes also the hands and ears; the theory being that different points correspond with other areas of the body.

“I’ve always been interest in reflexology and holistic therapy. It’s given me a focus; a break from my own head,” revealed Samia back in July.

“I did a baby reflexology course when Yves (Samia’s two year old son with husband Sylvain) was tiny, and I had a bit when I was pregnant. It helps you relax. That’s why I’ve been doing it.

“It’s something different to focus on. I do it as a home study course and send my lessons off to be marked. I’ve got to do a practical at the end.”

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