Monday, October 19, 2009

Walking on rocks and bamboo

While barefoot hiking season is most likely over for us New Englanders, I'm finding a little indoor Reflexology mat is working as a good substitute.

My colleagues Barbara and Kevin Kunz, really cool book authors, have created a kit called The Reflexology Path with Barnes and Noble. I've had a couple of weeks to try it out and so far I'm really lovin' it.

So, I've brought the entire kit to the office for anyone to try out that fancies it. Take off your shoes (socks too if you'd like) and walk over the Cobblestone Foot Path, try the Bamboo Takefumi tool and see what you think!

If this is popular enough I may just have to get another kit for home and keep this one at the office for some pre- and post-session foot fun.

Full review to come soon!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Marionna Sabia Joins the Practice

Marionna is a close friend and a gifted Reflexologist. She joins us at the office on Thursday afternoons and one Saturday each month. To book a session with Marionna call her at 617-460-5771.

A little background on Ms. Sabia

Marionna Sabia started her Reflexology training in 1988 in her native country of Switzerland where she practiced for many years part time.

After arriving to the United States she formalized her training at the Palmer Institute of Massage and Bodywork in Salem, MA in 2003. She studied both the Universal Method of Reflexology by Chris Stormer and the American Standard Method of Reflexology. She was introduced to both Traditional Chinese and the Ayurvedic Medicine and subsequently received the Massachusetts Certification in Reflexology.
After successfully passing the national certification exam of Reflexology through the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) she became a National Board Certified Reflexology Therapist (NBCRT) in 2004.

Marionna Sabia’s Reflexology expertise further includes the Hedi Masafret and Hanne Marquardt’s Reflexology methods. In 2003, 2005, and in 2008 she attended workshops in the Father Josef Method of Reflexology from which she further learned to incorporate Traditional Chinese Medicine into her practice. In 2007, Marionna participated in the Language of the Feet – a foot reading workshop offered by Chris Stormer. And in 2008, at the national Reflexology Association conference in Portland, Maine she completed Meridian Reflexology, Korean Hand Therapy, and Cranio Sacral Reflexology workshops.

Marionna continues her professional development by attending workshops and seminars by skilled experts in the field.

Marionna was the Reflexology Instructor at the Palmer Institute of Massage and Bodywork in Salem, MA from 2004 – 2009. She will continue to teach Reflexology workshops in the area.

In September 2009 she moved her home practice to Stoneham, MA where she will offer sessions at ‘The Barefoot Dragonfly’.

Picture: Marionna Sabia and Amy Kreydin enjoyed a foot soak and hot tea together at the Reflexology Association of America's National Conference in Portland, Maine.