Saturday, March 22, 2008

Queen for a Day

I've been invited by the South Elementary School Fundraising Committee to participate in their "Queen for a Day" fund raiser on March 30th here in Stoneham. The donations and proceeds from this event are going towards ArtQuest. Kim shares...
Art Quest is a unique educational program designed to develop thinking skills through observation of visual works of art. Art Quest integrates art history and art appreciation with class curriculum providing students with an opportunity to learn visually.

I will be providing sampler sessions of foot, hand and ear reflexology as well as foot reading demonstrations. If you are interested in attending or want information on this event please contact me and I'll put you in touch with Kim and the organizers.

Friday, March 21, 2008

New pictures of the office

I received a call from a magazine last week wanting pictures from the office for an upcoming online article on Reflexology and Reflexologists in the Boston area. With the help of a friend (thanks Kris!), I have some new pictures of the office to share!

This first image is taken from the front porch where our sign reads "Relax, Renew, Reflexology." I had the sign designed from one of the main images on the website - the one with the beautiful lotus flowers on it.

And the second image here is of the treatment room featuring me, reclining in the zero gravity chair. I don't know about you but when that chair is reclined I go into instant power nap mode! I moved the Sansevieria trifasciata, aka: Snake plant, into the treatment room from the waiting room and it looks really cozy in the corner by the radiator.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Reflexology for the Childbearing Year Workshops

On February 23rd I co-taught Reflexology for the Childbearing Years with Marionna Sabia at the Palmer Institute. The students were current Reflexology students or graduates of Reflexology courses looking to incorporate techniques and theories to work with clients from preconception through postpartum. Two of the students were pregnant so everyone in the class got a chance to feel and see the differences in the reproductive organ reflexes of:
- a pregnant foot
- a never-been-pregnant foot
- one or more pregnancies foot
- and even the areas reflecting the residual scar tissue from cesarean deliveries

Reflexology is so wonderful for women during this stage of their life. Though the studies, so far, have been few it is certainly showing the benefits range from ease of pregnancy symptoms, to improved chances of conception, to shorter labors and births, and a quicker recovery period after the baby is born.

I will be teaching a similar workshop at the Cortiva Institute in Watertown in September but this time it is geared towards birth professionals, couples and massage therapists. For details click here.