Candice Dowie – Registered Reflexologist“I am a registered Therapeutic Reflexologist, member of Allied Health Professions Council of SA, Board of Healthcare Funders, The South African Reflexology Society and IARAMT Alumni.”
I studied Therapeutic Reflexology under the guidance of Inge Dougans at The International Academy of Reflexology and Meridian Therapy. I graduated with a Diploma in Foot Reflexology, 5 Elements Theory, Anatomy and Physiology, and Pathology. I am trained on the Dougans Vacuflex and have been actively using this technique since 2012. I have a certificate in Swedish Massage where I incorporate Meridian Therapy. I am also certified in maternity Reflexology trained by Mauricio (Moshe) Kruchik in 2013. I offer auricular therapy (ears) and hand reflexology and qualified in these extra therapies within my seven years of practice.
With so many different and amazing results I have seen with my patients, it is humbling to witness the benefits from Reflexology as it’s not possible to force the body into health and balance. Reflexology is a tool that speaks the language the body understands and for this, I will always be grateful to be a part of every patient’s journey.
Rebalancing the body
Reflexology works by stimulating reflex points on the feet that correspond to parts of the body. The maternity reflexologist is specially trained to work the relevant reflexes and the supporting systems. For example, it is obvious to work areas relating to the reproductive system but it is also important to work the nervous system as this supports the body in creating the right environment for conception and pregnancy.
Massage is fantastic, and a hot stone massage another level again, but reflexology is in another league of its own. The difference is that the benefits are multi-dimensional and they last – feeling calmer, generally happier and more in control. Reflexology rebalances the hormones within the system. Anyone who has regular reflexology treatments and then stops, soon realizes how much better they felt having the treatments.
Of course, all women who are trying to conceive are at different stages in their journey. However, simply acknowledging that they are ready for a baby, and they feel it is time to take positive steps to help themselves achieve that is very powerful indeed. The very act of taking an hour for yourself, making space in a busy life and receiving physical and emotional support from a therapist can make all the difference.
Women who have reflexology to aid conception to feel more relaxed, more in control and feel they have more perspective on a very stressful process in their lives.
Candice – 072 970 2544