I just had the BEST reflexology treatment EVER, by the amazing and talented Michelle Cousins of Touch.Restore.Heal, right here in our cozy little office!

Michelle specializes in reflexology, craniosacral therapy, and aromatherapy.  Though she works on all women, pregnant or not, she is specifically trained in all of these modalities as they relate to pregnancy, breast feeding, and postpartum, and offers individualized care, at the Moxie office, on Sundays.

So, what exactly IS reflexology?  It’s a therapy based on the notion that areas on the feet and hands are linked to other areas and organs of the body. Reflexology is used to treat symptoms in many parts of your body by using fingertip pressure on specific areas on your feet primarily, and sometimes on your hands as well. The idea is that this pressure allows blocked energy to flow freely, which increases blood flow to the corresponding part of your body and assists with healing.

In pregnancy, it is often used to soothe achy backs and joints, as well as helping to alleviate morning sickness, heartburn, swelling in your feet, constipation, high blood pressure, insomnia, bladder problems, mild cramping, and even hemorrhoids. In addition, reflexology seems to reduce emotional stresses, such as depression and anxiety. Reflexology may even be helpful after you give birth — some studies show it stimulates milk production.

Most people are less familiar with CranioScaral therapy, but it can be a God-send in pregnancy as well as the postpartum period.  I have personally witnessed this therapy help my clients process emotional trauma from previous hospital births as well as assist a newborn with recovering from a heart anomaly.  It is powerful stuff!

Here’s a link to an article in Midwifery Today, specifically related to CranioSacral and Pregnancy:  http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/cranialsacral.asp

Michelle also does aromatherapy consults and will create a custom blend, for whatever ails you.

AND, she is running a special for the month of April, to celebrate her new office space!  Normally, her visits are $70 for an hour, but she is offering an hour of reflexology, craniosacral, or aromatherapy for only $50 an hour!  Sweet!

We are so excited to have Michelle weaving her magic at the Moxie office!  Please visit her website at www.touchrestoreheal.com and contact her at 602-399-3932 or michelle@touchrestoreheal.com.

More about Michelle:

Michelle is the owner and operator of Touch. Restore. Heal.  As the mother of a young child with a physical disability, she became frustrated when conventional therapies that her daughter was receiving were not treating the whole condition, or person for that matter. She became motivated to learn about how the body functions from different perspectives, and sought empowerment in so far as being able to deliver services to her daughter herself.

Michelle has been extensively trained in a variety of massage techniques and other bodywork modalities. In addition to graduating from the Master Massage Therapy Program at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, where she specialized in reflexology, cranial unwinding and nutrition, and she has also received her Certified Aromatherapist designation with the Aromahead Institute. She continues to train with the Upledger Institute as she prepares for her CST designation.

Michelle is passionate about food, an avid yoga enthusiast and takes a whole-person, whole-body approach both with her clients, and in her own life.  She looks forward to working with you.

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