This has to be one of Vancouver’s best kept secrets: On Tuesday evenings the Pacific Institute of Reflexology holds a student clinic. One hour reflexology appointments with a well-trained student in a private room cost just $25.00 inc. tax. Appointments are on the hour at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm.

The Institute is located at 535 West 10th Avenue (near West Broadway/ Cambie Street intersection) in Vancouver. Call: (604) 875-8818 to book.

If you have never experienced reflexology – words cannot describe the wonderful relaxation that it brings to the whole body. Each person has a unique relaxation experience.

First and foremost reflexology reduces stress and tension thereby producing a profound relaxation throughout the body. Most people experience a deep sense of relaxation after a reflexology session.

From this reduction of stress and tension the flow of blood and lymph is enhanced, especially in areas of the body that have been tense. Simultaneously nerve function is enhanced. As a result, some people will feel chilly during their reflexology treatment as the blood flows away from the skin to their internal glands and organs.

As a consequence of the improved blood and lymph flow – cells throughout the body are nourished and cleansed. This includes the cells of all the glands, organs, muscles and bones. Some people will experience a nauseous feeling, bad taste in the mouth, headache, perspiring, etc. as the body releases toxins that it has accumulated. As cells are nourished and cleansed revitalization and rejuvenation of the body is achieved. Simultaneously, pain is relieved.

If you are sick your natural healing processes will be enhanced. If you are not sick your body will be cleansed and revitalized – this is usually an ongoing process as we are constantly plagued by different sources of stress that affect different parts of our body. Once you have achieved general good health, ongoing reflexology provides you with an effective method of maintaining your good health – in that sense it can be used as a preventative therapy. Health is wealth, and, it is well worth looking after for your quality of life.