The learning and fascination never ends at Footloose. In 2020 my colleague Sharon Bowers & I were ready to host 9 days of classes from world renowned reflexology expert Moshe Kruchik of the Kruchik Institute for Specialized Reflexology. At exactly the moment when we had full classes for 3 different courses (Treatment of Pain I, Treatment of Pain II (for specific conditions including auto immune conditions & for Reflexology in Pregnancy), Conestoga College residence booked, and were excitedly looking forward to an amazing 9 days with colleagues from the U.S. and from across Canada, Covid struck. Moshe (who created the World Reflexology Nework; a group of more than 5000 reflexologists from all over the globe) was able to pivot his in person business to an online format, and offer the courses online. We continue to study and perfect his groundbreaking techniques and I am looking forward to offering these extraordinary ways to my clients at Footloose. It has been an incredible journey. Not quite the one we had imagined, but it has been a remarkable priviledge and honor to learn from this outstanding professional.
Dale's great teaching adventure:
Longtime colleague Dale Wombwell of For Healthy Living @ www.forhealthyliving.com is an excellent local reflexology teacher for those interested in certification for reflexology.
Plantar Fasciitis Prevention and Treatment
It's not unusual for clients for report that they have suffered from this common, painful, condition for a number of years. People typically try 5 to 7 different approaches, and often get only minimal relief. Footloose now offers this outstanding treatment which combines the historical wisdom of reflexology with release of the fascia for a treatment option that is remarkably effective. Between reflexology appointments consider Hatha yoga asanas (a lower body routine). This will address all of the same muscles, tendons and nerves that we address in a reflexology treatment. Excellent for maintenance and prevention.
Grand River Reflexology Associates celebrated their 10th Anniversary Summer of 2010. Find them at www.reflexology-grra.com
At the age of 57 I embarked on a stress relieving job at Watson Foods (Cargill) packing meat. This purely physical job, standing for 8 or more hours at a time, and working with body rather than brain has been fun and challenging over the past year. I look forward to many more years there. To help my aging and not so strong body deal with the demands of the job I have been using the services of Andi Jakowlew, Osteopath, and of Guelph Community Acupuncture Clinic. Both are AMAZING. I am so grateful to have found these new additions to my wellness toolkit. I encourage you to try them out for what ails you.
We all need to continue to seek ways to be well.
Andi Jakowlew M.OM Sc
519.239.8641 email@example.com on Hazelwood, off of Downey Rd.
Many of my clients RAVE about Andi, and continue to use her services. In my opinion, she is one of the most talented body mechanics people I've met in a long time. She gets things working that you didn't know were jammed up.
Guelph Community Acupuncture Clinic www.guelphcommunityacupuncture.ca
Sliding scale of fees for affordability for everyone. Community Acupuncture means treatment happens in a common room-a circle of 10 or so comfy chairs-treatment is on lower legs, arms, head, ears. The best naps I've ever had-profoundly restful. They offer free trial afternoons every so often, and once in awhile run a special. Bargain of the century in my opinion. Very effective for stress related illness, immune support, pain management and a host of other symptoms. Lisa and Stephanie are very talented and effective practitioners. Go and nap with the neighbours. Located at the back of Baker Street parking lot, in the Guelph Community Health Centre. Totally accessible.
Suggested reading: Emotion Code by Dr. Bradley Nelson
Emotion Code treatments are one of the very effective tapping therapies offered these days to remove subconscious blocks to our conscious good functioning. (Christine Ball in KW) So much of what affects our bodies and conscious minds is a result of things we've ignored, forgotten, or stuffed down so that we can get through life. We are learning in the energy medicine realm that the wounds are real and hold us back. There are somewhere between 20 and 30 methods of tapping therapies-they are shown time and time again to be VERY effective. So-rather than spending upwards of $150/hour on therapy of various kinds-why not give a tapping therapy a try. Victims of prisoner camps from Bosnia were treated in this way and made amazing progress in a very short time. Check out EFT (Susan Bushell in Guelph is an expert) Body Talk, Faster EFT with Robert K. Smith (youtube)EMDR, Brain Gym. See what resonates for you. Dr. Mercola's website has self help instruction available.