A little about me
It all started in Berlin in the late 90's when I was an au pair. I was about to move to Paris and my host family gave me a few sessions with a reflexologist as a leaving present. My head was full of to-do lists so time out and relaxation just weren't on the agenda. However, I did go and see the reflexologist and was amazed and intrigued that she could tell me so much about the state of my health via my feet, and so I somehow left her little clinic feeling much more relaxed about the imminent move - a suprising outcome...
A few months later in Paris I came across a book written by Mireille Meunier-Roux a Heilpraktikerin (German for female naturopath) who had used reflexology extensively in Berlin but was now based in Paris....and only a few metro stations away...
It was one of those "full circle" moments when I knew I had to further investigate this intriguing health option. I signed up for her workshop and a couple of her year long courses. And when I then moved to Grenoble I was lucky enough to train with Virginie Kergresse (trained by Besty Shands, who herself was trained by Dwight Byers - nephew of the founder of modern reflexology, Eunice Ingham). So when I moved to Sydney it was only natural I would seek out further training; and the rest as they say is history.
Over the years I have been called upon to help friends, family and work colleagues with various common health complaints such as torticollis, painful wisdom teeth, constipation, stress and overthinking, weak bladder, insomnia, colic in babies, stiff shoulders, and post-op knees. It is my wish that you too will benefit from this deceptively simple healing technique.
I am absolutely passionate about the benefits of reflexology and therefore aim to keep abreast of current thinking within the field by attending post graduate courses and reading and watching anything I can about the subject!
Reflexology is gaining ground as a serious, cost-effective option in our quest for health and is very popular in China, Denmark and the UK, where the percentage of people going for treatments is increasing year on year. Australia benefits from its close proximity to Asia where reflexology may have been sampled whilst overseas on holiday or business as a great way of relaxing, however real health benefits are now being researched and documented and it is this aspect that I am keen to promote when I meet clients.
Reflexologists will all have their own personal anecdotes of success stories but it is important to see that research is being carried out albeit on a small scale and shows that schools and associations around the world are committed to lending credibility to the discipline. This can only be a positive thing!
May you stride on in good health,
Training in France (in French):
Foot Reflexology & 5 Elements workshop with Mireille Meunier, St Antoine L'Abbaye, 1999
Foot Reflexology & 5 Elements modules with Mireille Meunier, Paris, 1999 - 2000 & 2001
Certificat de Réflexologie Traditionnelle & Evolutive with Virginie Kergresse, Grenoble, 2004
Training in Australia:
Nature Care College: Diploma of Reflexology, 2012
Australian School of Reflexology: Certificate in Auriculartherapy (ear reflexology), 2013
Australian School of Reflexology: Certificate in Chinese Reflexology, 2014
Australian School of Reflexology: Certificate in Using Traditional Chinese Medicine
with Reflexology, 2015
Mauricio (Moshe) Kruchik: Reflexology for the Treatment of Pain, 2018
Reflexology Association of Australia: Fully insured, certified Professional Member (no. 2545)
Volunteer work for the Reflexology Association of Australia:
Mind Body Spirit Festival: 26 - 29 October 2017 (co-coordinator for the NSW branch of the RAoA)
Mind Body Spirit Festival: 23 - 27 Oct. 2016 (co-coordinator for the NSW branch of the RAoA)
Mind Body Spirit Festival: 23 Oct. 2015 & 24 Oct. 2014 (volunteer for the NSW branch of RAoA)
Australian Jewish Fertility Network: 6th "Spa for the Soul", Watson's Bay, 9 Sept. 2014
House of Wellness TV Season 2, Episode 7, "Happy Feet" segment: 7 October 2018, reflexology demonstration on host Bianca Chatfield (ex-Commonwealth Games netballer), with my colleague Jill Freestone demonstrating on show host Ed Phillips - see event clip here .... we feature from 2:20 - 8:28)