Diploma of Proficiency in Bowen Therapeutic Technique, Professional Member of Bowen Therapy NZ.,Diploma of Reflexology, Professional Member of Reflexology NZ., Advanced Certificate in Anthroposophic Health Studies. Endorsed by the NZ Association of Anthroposophic Doctors and the Medical Section, Goetheanum, Dornach.
About myself and my work:
I qualified as an NZ Enrolled Nurse in 1980 and have had many years of experience in District Nursing. I worked in Wellington, Lower Hutt and Petone. In 2001 I completed a formal qualification in reflexology and hold a certificate in Advanced Anthroposophical Health Studies and a diploma of proficiency in Bowen Technique. Through my therapy work I have helped clients of all ages with conditions including arthritis, diabetes, chronic pain, stress, sinus congestion and endocrine imbalances.
Modern reflexology was developed early in the 20th century based on techniques and practices known for centuries.
Pressure points on the feet and hands have been found to reflect all the parts of the body (external and internal - including organs and glands). The reflexologist can often feel signs of congestion on the feet as hard or tight or lumpy or tender. By massage and compression techniques these areas begin to disperse and the corresponding body part is activated to begin healing itself.
About the Bowen Technique
The Bowen Technique is a gentle form of bodywork in which very subtle moves are performed over muscles, ligaments and connective tissue sending messages deep into the body. The majority of moves can be done through clothing. Results can be remarkable, even from the first session; often only a few sessions are needed to correct the presenting problem. Because this technique is gentle, it is suitable to use on anyone from newborn babies to the elderly.
I have been having monthly reflexology sessions with Marcia for about two years now. Marcia is professional in her approach to her work and regularly attends courses to keep herself up-to-date with new developments and practices in reflexology. I have been very impressed by Marcia's technical skills and knowledge of reflexology and its benefits to well-being and health. However more than that, I appreciate her sensitivity and empathy. She has made me feel valued as a person. And, of course, the reflexology sessions have been relaxing and therapeutic. Marcia is unfailingly positive and encouraging. She is non-judgemental and respectful. Based on the reflexology sessions, she has made some gentle suggestions about things I could do to improve my health and well-being, which I have appreciated. I would unreservedly recommend Marcia for her care not only from the reflexology but also from her caring and affirming manner.