Nicole is a fully trained Podologist / Reflexologist with a B.a. in Sociology from York University. Her practical training includes four years of combined clinical and theory experience at a chiropodist office, the North American School of Podology, and Holt School of Natural Healing.
A podologist is someone who has advanced knowledge of diseases and disorders in the lower limb, as well as gait analysis and advanced pedicuring skills. They specialize in pedicuring geriatric, diabetic and immune compromised clients.
Why is it important to our health?
Due to the lack of standardization in pedicuring services, clients who suffer from ingrown toenails, skin or nail infections, structural disorders, or who are diabetic may not be getting the proper care they require. Podologists must complete a specialized curriculum focusing on the care of these clients with special foot care needs in a safe and effective manner.
Types of treatments:
- ingrown toenails
- fungal toenails
- and medical pedicures
Reflexology is a natural healing practice which recognizes that there are reflexes which correspond to every area in the body, that with gentle stimulation on the feet removes stress, improves circulation, increases blood flow, and normalizes metabolism.
A reflexology treatment helps to break up deposits (often felt as sandy or gritty areas under the skin) which interfere with the natural flow of the body’s energy.
Benefits of reflexology:
Increases energy, boosts circulation, elongated toxins, prevents migraines, assists with pain management, releases tension, helps with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, cholesterol, and much more.