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Louise Dennison, professional member of the Reflexology Association of Australia and the Complementary Medicine Association.
A journey of a thousand steps begins with a single step. Lao Tzu
Welcome to my new website - Compleat Wellness.
Zen Reflexology has rebranded as we feel this incorporates all of what we offer. Our skill set has grown from offering just Reflexology to now include Nutritional Medicine, Bach flower remedies and natural healing too.
From a young age I have been interested in health, healing and wellbeing. My mother taught me about the importance of nutrition and as a young girl I remember hearing about reflexology at school and being blown away by it! After leaving school I completed a Higher Diploma in Food and Nutrition, with my research project being ‘The relationship of dietary habits to the development of stomach cancer’.
In 1997, I completed a Certificate of Reflexology, beginning the journey that would eventually lead me to create Zen Reflexology, a fusion of Reflexology, Acupressure and Massage; with essential oils incorporated into my signature hand and foot crème. I have found that this unique combination enhances my reflexology practice with greater efficacy and results. I have also recently completed training in Auricular therapy or Ear Reflexology which adds another dimension to my practice to better help you reach your health goals.
As a practitioner, I am committed to walk the healing journey with my clients and to educate them on how healing takes place in the body on an energetic level through Reflexology. My aim is to reawaken our body’s innate healing ability and bring it into balance to function optimally on all levels – mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.
I am also a qualified Clinical Nutritionist so am able to conduct nutritional assessments, create individual nutrition plans and advise on supplementation when necessary.
To further compliment my practice, I can also provide Natural Healing treatments and individualised Bach Flower Remedies.
As a practitioner, I bring a unique blend of personal qualities to my approach. Being highly intuitive, I provide individualised care that is tailored to each person. Using my insight and tools, I am able to hone in with focused precision on the underlying issues affecting clients and how this is affecting your health.
I provide a non-judgemental, practical treatment that nurtures and supports your own innate healing with gentleness and compassion. I create a warm, confidential space that is based upon respect, honesty and sensitivity to your needs.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey to health.
See to the feet, my friend, and you have seen to the body
Zen Reflexology is a fusion of acupressure and reflexology. The treatment is applied to both the hands and feet as this is the most practical, accessible and effective. The hands and feet are also the body’s interface to the rest of the world. Our physical connection to the world is almost entirely through our hands and feet. Not only do they allow access to the rest of the body through the reflexology points, but also every Meridian starts or ends on the hands and feet. Access through these points, combined with reflexology allows us to stimulate and restore full function to the controlling energy flows of the body, and through them, restoration of full function on all levels of the person’s being in one all encompassing technique. It is a complete therapeutic yet pampering treatment.
Zen Reflexology stimulates the latent healing abilities within the body creating a healthy and harmonious state.
Reflexology is an ancient and gentle form of healing which has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. It dates back to the beginning of human life when reflexes in the feet were naturally stimulated by walking and running barefoot over the earth's uneven surface. Throughout history feet have represented security, mobility and grounding. Reflexology with a professionally qualified Reflexologist can be integrated with any medical or health modality.
A Reflexology treatment, releases tension in the body, brings over-active and under-active areas back into balance and helps the body flush out toxins resulting in a feeling of deep relaxation and wellness. It also balances all body systems and enhances immune system function. It is wonderful for any stage in one's life from pregnancy right through to the golden years.
The benefits of Reflexology include:
Enhances the functioning of body, mind and soul
Stimulates the body's innate ability to heal itself on all levels
Treats the body holistically
Can be used during pregnancy, childhood, adolescence, adult years, golden years and during times of illness.
Some commonly addressed conditions include: sinusitis, asthma, allergies, viruses, infections, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue, headaches, reproductive disorders, endocrine imbalances, stress and emotional issues.
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food Hippocrates
Food is fundamental to life and health. The science of nutrition focuses on nourishing our bodies to meet physical demands as well as mental and emotional stresses encountered on a daily basis.
Many factors influence the quality of our nutrition such as cultural/ family influences, the media and our belief about food. Unfortunately today the quality of our food is also decreasing as a result of changed farming methods, pesticides and cold storage so we are left with nutrient deficient food. We are also exposed to environmental pollutants, busy lives and much higher stress levels. It is therefore very easy to utilise the plethora of fast food outlets or ready-made meals available to us.
If correct nutrition is not received by the body it can lead to degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and obesity.
It is important to nourish the body correctly depending on what demands you are placing on it and what season of your life you are in. For example, a sports person would require different nutritional support to a child or pregnant woman.
Generally a western diet and lifestyle are not always conducive to a healthy body and mind. Acidity in the body causes inflammation which in turn leads to disease. A healthy diet as well as exercise, sufficient sleep and the reduction and management of stress, enables the body to function at its best on all levels.
I am passionate about reducing the toxic load in our bodies and enhancing wellness through nutritional assessment, healthy meal planning and supplementation as needed.
Nutritional medicine is a complementary holistic approach to wellness, assessing the whole person, not just the condition or symptom. When you partner with an accredited Nutritionist, we work together to achieve your health goals by creating an individualised treatment plan for you and your lifestyle.
STRESS PROFILE ANALYSIS
BACH FLOWER ESSENCES
Health depends on being in harmony with our souls
Dr Edward Bach
As a practitioner I have found that when clients come to see me, whether for a physical ailment, or an emotionally related problem, stress is always a factor. Stress can affect people in all different ways, but essentially stress can only happen when the situation you find yourself in does not match your belief system regarding it.
Not all situations affect people in the same way, so we cannot blame a situation for causing stress, merely our reaction to that situation based on our belief system.
Our belief system is made up of the sum total of all input received from pre-birth up until this point in our lives, whether it is experiential, learned or has been imposed upon us. If any of this input is negative or distorted in any way, then our belief system will have these negativities and distortions. This means that everytime we have to access that distorted part of the belief system we are going to come up with a decision that is not functional for us and it is going to cause stress. You can only do what you believe is right and appropriate at any given time. This explains why some parts of our lives work and other areas don't.
Our belief system is totally dynamic, it is changing all the time relative to the input we are receiving. This means that if we can change that negative or distorted part of our belief system, we will no longer be making decisions based on this distorted information so can now respond to life from our own true perspective.
To achieve this, my clients complete a stress profile analysis questionnaire which pinpoints those negative or distorted parts of their belief system relative to the seven fundamental emotional states identified by Dr Edward Bach:
Insufficient interest in present circumstances
Those over-sensitive to influences and ideas
Despondency and Despair
Over-care for the welfare of others
I then create a unique formula of Bach flower essences specific to You, as no two people are alike. The flower essences work in a very gentle yet subtle manner with no negative side effects and are wonderful for all ages and stages of life.
You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
Natural Healing is the art and science of assisting the restoration of health at all levels of a person's being, irrespective of where ill health has manifested.
The healer acts as a catalyst, a transformer, conducting external, beneficial energy or life force into the client through their hands, working on the energy field. This animates the vital force within, which stimulates the body to heal itself on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, as it was designed to do.
We are not just a physical body, we have an energetic body too which is not normally visible to ordinary sight. This energetic body consist of a collection of subtle energy fields that surround and interpenetrate the physical. These subtle fields extend beyond the physical and create a force field of energy and luminous colours, commonly known as The Human Aura.
The Endocrine glands are the hormone producing glands in the physical body and are therefore the controlling glands of the physical, emotional and psychological parts. These powerful glands give off their own set of energies and are the connection point for the subtle bodies to the physical. The endocrine system represents the major energy vortexes within our body which provide the physical with vital hormones for survival, development and growth.
There are seven major energy vortexes in the body and each one predominates in a different colour.(the colours of the rainbow). They form a straight line up the centre of the body and relate to the endocrine gland closest to it. It is the function of each vortex to absorb the energy frequency it predominates in, to transform it and then to transmit this energy into the physical body via the blood stream. These energy vortexes vitalise and energise and are the main vehicles for the physical body's interaction with the universal energy field.
There is an intimate relationship between the Human Aura or Energy Body and the Physical Body. What affects one affects the other, so if the Energy Body is healthy, the Physical Body will be healthy too. It is therefore extremely important to keep the Energy Body healthy.
Healing may be given for any illness, stress or injury as a therapy which has no side effects and is complementary to any other form of treatment. Healing balances physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually so one does not have to be sick to receive a healing. It is a wonderful way to keep our amazing body balanced.
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