China Beach

Taking advantage of the longer days, my husband and I took a drive out to China beach this past weekend. It was glorious and so well needed. The soft dark volcanic sand hugged the big black basalt stones rising out of the sea floor contrasting perfectly against the bright pacific ocean colours and the blue sky backdrop. It was a west coast serving of intoxicating sights and sounds. Along the way, we admired some beach stones and other ocean treasures such as chiton shells, fish heads, sea weed and even a bit of sea glass. I always feel better when I am surrounded by nature. We are fortunate to be at an arms reach from these places but of course I dream of being even closer; to immerse ones self in nature is a perfect life and it’s one I strive to achieve.

There is no doubt in my mind that even the inanimate natural objects hold more secrets than we can ever know. We take for granted the abundance of black stones all around us, for they are non living, non feeling objects. But they serve a structural purpose for our earth. The interconnectedness of not only living beings but the matter that upholds life provides a ground to stand on. Better yet, it provides a way to ground our own bodies, first making contact with our feet, better experienced without shoes. Spring is close and as the warmer temperatures draw near, it is the perfect opportunity to rub bare feet against these ocean floor basalt stones; for they are the natural masters of massage. Next time you find yourself around soft stones, go ahead and give your feet (and hands and face) a rub. You might be surprised as to how good it feels. At the very least, take a moment to observe their purpose and presence.

Case Studies

My name is Maria and I am a reflexology practitioner student, studying under the Reflexology Association of Canada. I am conducting 50+ treatments in order to receive my certification.

Reflexology puts the body into homeostasis (parasympathetic mode), allowing for distressing and healing.

What people are saying;

  • My feet felt amazing
  • I felt lighter on my feet
  • I had an amazing sleep
  • I haven’t felt this relaxed in years
  • It’s like getting a full body massage
  • I felt more energized at work the following day
  • I felt less anxious driving in traffic and at work
  • The swelling around my ankles has reduced
  • My toes used to curl under, now they’re flat

What is reflexology?
Reflexology is the study of reflexes. Reflexology therapies are natural therapeutic methods derived from this study based on the principle that there are reflexes in the body that map to other parts, glands and organs of the body. Through the application of pressure to these reflexes, reflexology can: 1) relieve tension 2) improve circulation 3) support the body’s efforts to function optimally. 

Reflexology does not: 1) diagnose 2) prescribe 3) treat for specific conditions. Reflexology is not a replacement for medical treatment.

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Case Studies are private with the exception of my husband, Markus who is featured on this website, as this work is dedicated to him.