This Malu Monday blog post features one of our newest practitioners. Read on for some great information and tips from Heather Han( Still & Movingʻs resident reflexologist), and our weekly Malu Healing Room special.
A hui hou,
Mālia Helelā, LMT and Healing Room Manager
”We only have two important jobs in this lifetime one is to feel love and the other is to be love.” –Joerdie f.
Aloha Heather, thank you for sitting down with me. What draws you to reflexology? Ever since I experienced my first reflexology session I felt like I was walking on air. My whole body felt lighter and more balanced and since that time I have wanted to share reflexology with others. I love doing reflexology and am always amazed by the benefit reported by my students and clients. Reflexology is also easy to learn and a great way to support your own health and connect with other people.
How does reflexology work? Foot reflexology is based on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas on the feet that correspond to all parts of the body. If we look at our body as a system you can think that anything affecting one part of the body is affecting other areas as well. The main benefits of reflexology are supporting balance or homeostasis in the body, improving circulation, and reducing stress. I think relaxation and stress reduction is one of the most important benefits because I believe that stress brings us out of balance which can lead to disease.
Is reflexology only done on the feet? There are many different kind of reflexology practiced all over the world. We commonly hear about feet, hand and ear reflexology but I have also seen charts for the eyes, face and even intestines. It goes back the principle that the body is a system and everything is affecting every other part.
Heatherʻs Reflexology Tip: I recommend walking barefoot in the sand or rolling a golf ball under your feet to help activate reflexes and relax your whole body.
Special Deal: Mention this blog post for $10 off your next reflexology appointment when booked from October 10-17.
Headʻs up: Learn reflexology! Heather will present an Introduction to Reflexology class this Saturday, October 15, from 1-3pm.
Bio: Heather has her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University and received her massage training at Honolulu school of massage in 1999.
She is a Hawaii Department of Education certified instructor and a licensed massage therapist for 14 years. She has studied many massage modalities including Medical Massage, Lomilomi, Acupressure, Thai, Swedish massage, Reiki, and specializes in Foot Reflexology. She received her national reflexology certification in 2006 and is now president of Hawaii Reflexology Association.
She teaches Massage, reflexology, career development, and anatomy at Remington college and runs Inner Rhythm Holistic Healing school that provides massage licensing and reflexology certification.