West Coast Reflexology will open regular hours for most of the summer, but I do have some summer vacation time scheduled. Please note that the studio will be closed from August 11 to August 26, while I enjoy some summer sunshine and relaxation with the family. Due to the decrease in hours over the month of August, my schedule typically fills up fast, so please be sure to book your appointments over the summer months and into September ASAP to ensure that you are able to get in for a treatment during a time and date that works for you!
This past month I recently went to Vancouver for a second training session on Dien Chan Module 1 and Chan‘beauté multireflexology training. A good friend of mine and fellow reflexology therapist & Dien Chan practitioner in Calgary, Erica Layton hosted the training session.
Each time I have completed this training program I am ever more inspired about it’s healing and beauty benefits.
Here’s a pic of the crew that took the spring 2018 training in Vancouver.
For those of you that are wondering what Dien Chan, Chan’beauté is all about here is a brief explanation (excerpt taken from www.chanbeaute.pro):
“Born from Multireflexology – Dien Chan, Chan’beauté offers aesthetic treatments with a therapeutic dimension. Our philosophy is totally the opposite to that of the beauty industry.
THEIRS: Use of machines, surgery and other invasive procedures, such as injectables that ultimately are only effective because of their toxicity and only enhance a youthful appearance, temporarily.
OURS: A non-invasive, modern, cutting-edge technique using simple, natural hand tools to bring out your natural beauty – literally! No knives! No needles!
And remember the secret – Inner harmony = Outer beauty!
Here’s an example of how Dien Chan, Chan’beauté techniques can be used to help with your beauty routine using the Small Brush No. 252:
I am just back from the Reflexology Association of Canada 42nd Annual General Meeting & Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This event was a great opportunity to network with other reflexologists from across the country and to sit in on some professional development workshops.
Here’s a pic of the BC Representatives that were in attendance.
This is Marguretie Sutherland, President of the BC Chapter of R.A.C and Dr. Michael Epstein & myself (Michele Mork)
Dr. Michael Epstein is theManaging Director of theCentre for Integrative Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.
This picture is of Katie Dempsey of Brand Ambition and myself.
Katie is the Owner and Director of Marketing & Training for Brand Ambition, and she provided an amazingly informative session for reflexologists and small business on tips to consider when building your business and your brand.
The next R.A.C. Reflexology Conference is scheduled already for April 26-28, 2019 in Nova Scotia. More information available at: reflexologycanada.org.
I am off to spend a couple of days this month in Saskatoon for the Reflexology Association of Canada (R.A.C.) Annual General Meeting (AGM). This is R.A.C.’s 42nd AGM, and will be great opportunity to connect with reflexology therapists across Canada to connect, network and share information and knowledge. The theme of this year’s conference is “Picking Up Steam.”
I am looking forward to the informative workshops that are being hosted on the second day of the AGM which include topics such as:
Building and Integrative Practice: The Benefits of Nutrition, Herbs and Self Reflexology
Integrative Medicine, Change Leadership and the Future of Canadian Health Care: Implications for Reflexology in the Coming Decade
Social Media Strategies for Wellness Practitioners
While in Saskatoon I also plan to visit family nearby. This means that I will be out of town and away from the studio beginning May 3, returning May 14th. I will do my best during this time to stay connected, but my apologies in advance for any delays in returning calls or emails.