Saturday, April 22, 2017

2 Feet, 10 Toes, 7,200 Nerve Endings

This segment is to satisfy the curiosity of anyone who likes to have FACT and REASON before venturing into the Holistic Treatment of Reflexology.   This study was conducted at the University of Minnesota within the last few years.

While the findings have an undeterminable result, highly in favour of Alternative based therapy, compared to Western Medicine in regards to medical conditions, please keep in mind that Reflexology is NOT a TREATMENT for these conditions. 
http://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/reflexology/what-does-research-say-about-refloxology

Knowbody Knows, do YOU?

"So, you're a Reflexologist?  Wow!  That's great!  Where exactly do you flex?" 😁 Seriously? 

I inspired to create a comedy routine involving the crazy questions that I receive about Reflexology!  Stay tuned! I'm working on it!


My sessions always allow for extra consultation time in order to listen, gather a history and discuss your complaints and medical history.  You will get comfortable on a massage table (remaining clothed), your feet will be cleansed and then I will take note of the condition of your feet. Trust is the key. I will proceed with a guided breath relaxation so you may center your energy and get used to my touch, while gently settling into a deep state of relaxation. Beginning with your head,  then moving down to your feet, pressure points will be stimulated by my fingers targeting stimulation to all systems of the body/mind. 

In the meantime, the following is a few details about what a professional Reflexology appointment is all about.   
This article helps to explain " What To Expect From a First Reflexology Session". Stay well informed!  

www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/reflexology/what-can-i-expect-first-reflexology-visit

Friday, October 17, 2014

Today, it's about Yoga

Calling all Toronto Yoga Teachers !
Mr. Gert Van Leeuwen, of Amsterdam (www.criticalalignment.nl), will be personally attending the The Yoga Conference and Show April 2015. Come by the C.A.T. booth to meet Gert and learn how the healing effects of his Critical Alignment Yoga (through sequencing, therapy and props) is both therapeutic and meditative.
Get a personally signed copy of his book: 
YOGA CRITICAL ALIGNMENT Building a Strong, Flexible Practice through Intelligent Sequencing and Mindful Movement, and learn how his one-of-a-kind props aid in mobilization techniques and can break through movement restrictions and restore mobility.

I am proud to be representing C.A.T. in Eastern Canada. Contact me for more information and keep an eye out for his Workshops and Teacher's Training soon!!


www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/yoga-critical-alignment-building-strong-flexible-practice-through-intelligent-sequencing

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Picture Yourself Here

HEALTH:
A wholeness, In which no functions are felt.
Flexible body.
Free respiration ~~ Glowing face.
Overall warmness
Great, regular heartbeat ~~ Restful Sleep.
Tranquil Mind
The sense of balance that we experience when we are healthy is both empowering and soothing.
We can't always express what we need to capture that feeling, but we do know when we need something!
The first, positive, step towards seizing that feeling of peaceful balance is to make the decision to take the time to set aside for yourself, a treatment of neccesity.
Perhaps for some well-deserved and rejuvenating Healing Touch Therapy.
Communication is the key. Melissa will help you to discover the right blend of therapies that will help you achieve the return to an equanamous state of being.
I offer you a confidential, personal, and professional environment for your rejuvenating session that will leave you feeling like yourself again.
Plan a single treatment, or a series.
My commitment is to help you find the best of therapeutic options to lead a better, healthier and energized life.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Setting a Healthy Intention Today

February mornings are hard to greet. However, the dark early hours are the best time to rise so that we can wind up our internal sunshine with a morning yoga flow. This morning sequence will guide you into setting your intentions of how your day will begin. Wouldn't it be nice to have control of that for a change? BEFORE the kids, BEFORE checking your e-mails, BEFORE getting into the traffic or subways, and BEFORE your attetion is demanded from others. Most of you are saying, "Ya, right, Melissa. I can't get up until I have my morning coffee!" Do yourself a favor and just try it. Plan on unrolling your mat the night before. Get a cup of tea ready before you practice, if you like. Have a few warm sips and take a few deep breaths. IMPORTANT: Turn on your computer but DO NOT CHECK YOUR E-MAILS....go straight to the following link. http://www.myyogaonline.com/videos/yoga/surya-morning-flow (this is only one of many short yoga sequences to greet your day....feel free to try others. This one is wonderful and a little new for beginners...trying something new first thing in the morning can make you SMILE) I'd like to hear from you. Let me know how you did. Have a wonderful day. Namaste. Breathe and blossom NEW** I have changed locations! Please see my profile for details to find me at EKA Health Clinic.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Beautiful Mantra

I am happy even before I have a reason. I am filled w light, even before the sky greets the sun or the moon. Dear Companions, We have been in love with the divine for so-very-very-long... What can we now do but forever dance. - dance with our bodies and with each other. (unknown author - this quote was shared by a sweet Yogini by the name of Clara Roberts-Oss , via her live-stream video "Groovy Hips Vinyasa", found on www.myyogaonline.com) Breathe and blossom, Melissa