Meet Suzette du Bois
My name is Suzette, I am a reflexologist, offering Foot, Hand and Integrated Ear Reflexology.
My services also include Indian Head Massage, Meridian Therapy, Aromatherapy Natural Facelift Facials
and Personal Health Coaching.
I was inspired to study reflexology while having regular treatments myself. The benefits quickly showed what a powerful, yet gentle therapy reflexology is. It helped me feel so relaxed and stress free and I found out what amazing things your feet can tell about your health!
My years on my own health journey inspired me to learn and practice modalities to help people and make a difference and hence my passion for natural therapies was born. I am dedicated to helping people achieve and maintain health and wellness through reflexology, lifestyle and good nutrition.
I feel privileged to have discovered my talents and will apply them accordingly to provide a healing and relaxing service to you.
I am a member of the Association of Reflexologists New Zealand and stay up to date with monthly meetings.
I have a certificate in Reflexology through the Auckland School of Reflexology (Currently completing my Diploma by November 2019); a Certificate in Indian Head Massage, a Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology (SIT), and have offer Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (by Sally Kay).
I love walking, animals, reading and spending time with family and friends, which is very important to me and so is looking after my family’s and my own health and well-being. The ocean is my happy place!
I love learning about nutrition, the human body, mind and spirit, and I constantly study these subjects
via reading and workshops.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is the systematic and scientific application of gentle pressure using specific thumb and finger techniques on the hands, feet and face on the nerve endings of reflexes to promote homeostasis thus stimulating the body’s own healing system. Each reflex point relates to various organs, glands and body parts and has an effect on their function. A calming message is sent from the extremities to the central nervous system, inviting the body to adjust tension levels, increase blood supply and therefore oxygen and nutrients, to nourish and restore equilibrium.
All the systems of the body are worked on the feet, musculoskeletal, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, nervous, and lymphatic.
Reflexology is a deeply relaxing treatment and some people even fall asleep during treatment, however you may feel some tenderness in certain areas corresponding to parts of the body which are out of balance, but this is usually momentarily. Reflexology isn't “ticklish”, and pressure can range from a feather like touch, ideal for babies and those with extremely sensitive feet, to a firm pressure for individuals who prefer a much deeper treatment.
How does Reflexology work?
Therapeutic Reflexology is beneficial for almost anyone, whatever their age or state of health. From the elderly who may have arthritic and mobility difficulties, to babies with colic, and for varied acute and chronic conditions in adults and children as is a non-invasive therapy. Reflexology is intended to reduce generalized stress and help the body achieve a state of deep relaxation and homeostasis.
Reflexology assists in the restoration of health, healing and balance on a physical and emotional level. It nurtures our bodies and rids us of the stress and tension we accumulate on a daily basis and clears blockages by stimulating sensory receptors in the nerve fibers of the foot. Reflexology has been shown to be beneficial for treating cases of insomnia, stress related illnesses, digestion problems, headaches and fatigue. The underlying cause of many of our health problems stem from striving to manage the stresses of everyday life and over-straining our bodies. Many of our clients suffering from chronic illness and other ailments have found it to be particularly beneficial. Reflexology has been attributed to pain relief, muscle tension, fatigue and general health, which is believed to help rid the body of toxins. By balancing the nervous system and releasing the body’s natural chemicals to reduce pain, and relieve stress working towards total mental and physical health.
What benefits could Reflexology provide?
A reflexology session greatly relaxes the body, thereby reducing any constriction of blood vessels and improving circulation.
In turn, it helps to break up and dissolve crystal deposits caused by an excess of uric acid, which has built up in the body
and settled in the feet. With regular sessions reflexology may assist in offering relief for a wide range of conditions such as:
Reflexology has also been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, with patients reportedly feeling up to 40% less pain.
A common risk of heart disease, reflexology is thought to assist with the reduction of hypertension.
Anxiety and depression
The two most common mental health problems. The relaxation side of reflexology can extend to the mind to calm and aid any signs of depression and anxiety.
Receiving foot reflexology is known to improve your blood circulation to vital organs. This in turn can result in quicker healing and regrowth of any damaged cells.
Reflexology is regularly used on those suffering with cancer. It is known to reduce symptoms caused by chemotherapy including nausea, pain, constipation and diarrhoea.
Reflexology has an ability to stimulate nerve functions that help your body increase your energy levels, circulation, central nervous system, lymphatic systems prevent migraines,
clear urinary infections, sleep disorders and depression.
Encourages elimination of toxins and brings about detoxification
Back pain and headaches
Relieves digestive complaints
Stress Management and anxiety related issues
Promotes general health and well-being
Balances and restores energy
Teenagers under pressure from exams
Infertility and encourages hormonal harmony
When you’re feeling ‘off ‘ or ‘out of balance’
After physical or emotional trauma
Reflexology during pregnancy can help to alleviate common discomforts of pregnancy, such as nausea and backache. It can also help you to overcome lack of sleep and fatigue.
If, however, you suffer with varicose veins, ingrown toenails, bruises, cuts, foot fractures, athlete’s foot then you should avoid receiving reflexology treatment.
No matter where you are in your healing journey, there is always something you can do that will help you to feel better.
Most people find reflexology for the most part to be very relaxing, and many people’s bodies respond really well to it.