“It is better to travel well than to arrive.” ~ Buddha
Reflexology & Remedial Massage
Wendy is a full diploma qualified reflexology practitioner and remedial massage therapist. Since setting up practice in 2012, Wendy has helped hundreds of people reach a level of physical and emotional balance that had previously eluded them through the power of touch applied via reflexology and massage. She holds certificates in Muscle Balance Analysis for Pain Relief, Senior First Aid and also has a Blue Card. She is experienced
working with cancer sufferers, diabetics and those struggling with anxiety and depression. Wendy is a full professional member of the Reflexology Association of Australia (RAoA) and the Association of Massage Therapists (AMT).Go here to read Wendy’s full bio.
The Tranquil Sole Environment
Making your way to reception through pleasant gardens, take the time to enjoy the sound of running water and admire the happy goldfish in their pond. You may even see baby water dragons scampering off into the undergrowth. Once inside you will find the treatment room is clean, private and quiet. It has been
purpose built, with reverse cycle air-conditioning keeping the temperature comfortable all year round and there is a separate client bathroom. The lighting is soft and fragrant essential oils add to the soothing atmosphere. Relaxing music plays lightly in the background. Many clients become so relaxed, they drift off to sleep.
An Introduction to Your Therapist, Wendy Dalzell.
Who am I and what path led me to reflexology?
I’mWendyDalzell;awife,amother,adaughter,asister,afriend.Iwasa self-employedtranscriptionistbeforebecomingadiplomaqualified reflexologistandremedialmassagetherapistwhoispassionateaboutthe benefits that can be gained through regular reflexology and massage.Youwouldthinkafter50yearsoflivingandshoulderingallthe responsibilitiesthatcomewithbeingawife-mother-daughter-sister-friend withasuccessfulhomebusiness,mypathinlifewouldbeprettymuchlaid downsolidandallI’dhavetodoisputonefootinfrontoftheotherand followit.WellIdon’tknowwhy,perhapsit’sarebelliousstreak,callmea latermaturer,whateveryoulike,butI’vealwaysbeenonetoseekoutthe curvypathwhereyoucan’tseewhat’scomingaroundthenextbendwhen, for others, the straight path would do just fine.Butforme,lifeisaboutalwaysgrowing,alwaysseekingnewchallenges. ForseveralyearsIhavepracticedTaiChi,aswellastakingupkarate trainingat43(remember,latematurer).Martialartstrainingisholistic,with foundationsinChinesephilosophyteachingtheprincipleofrespectand discipline of mind, body and spirit.Ihavelongheldaninterestinnaturalcomplementarytherapiesandtheir benefitsincombinationwithWesternmedicine.Ipassionatelybelievethat asynergisticblendofstress-reduction,exercise,goodfoodandcleanwater, freshair,sunshine,naturaltherapies,andbodyworkisthebestwayto preventillness.IalsobelievethatWesternmedicinehasaplaceinhelping us overcome serious diseases.Sohowdidreflexologyappeararoundthebendinmypersonalpath? Thank you for asking.Ihadbeenthinkingaboutachangeincareerforawhile;somethingthat wouldallowmetointeractwithpeoplebutalsowhereIcouldhelpease theirstresses.Ialsowantedthissomethingtobealongthelinesofanatural therapy.Withthesethoughtsalwaysvaguelyinthebackofmymind, severalyearsagoIwastakingaweekendbreak,wanderingthroughthe marketsinbeautifulBangalow,NSW,whenIcameuponastallholder offering20-minutefootreflexologysessions.NowIdon’tknowabout anybodyelse,butIjustadorehavingmyfeetrubbed.Sonaturally,Itook the opportunity to have what I thought was a simple foot massage.How naïve was I!That20-minute‘footrub’changedmylife.TheenergyIfelttravelthrough mefromthatreflexologytherapist’shandsleftmethinkingWow,thisiswhat I’vebeenlookingfor.Thischanceencountercrystalizedmyvaguethoughts andgavemethegoaltoaimforthatIknewwouldfulfilmydesiretohelp others through natural therapy.TheBangalowEpiphany,asIhavecometothinkofit,wasoneofthose‘in therightplaceattherighttime’moments.AssoonasIreturnedhometo BrisbaneIstartedresearchingreflexologyandthemoreIreadaboutit,the morefascinatedIbecame.ImadethedecisiontostudyforaDiplomaof Reflexologyandtherest,astheysayintheclassics,ishistory.ThemoreI practisemycraftthemoreIlearn,andseeingthepositiveeffectsmyclients enjoyreinforcesmyconvictionthateveryoneshouldincluderegular reflexology and massage sessions as a part of maintaining their health.