What is Foot Reflexology?
Foot Reflexology is a therapeutic foot massage based on areas on the feet, called reflex zones, each corresponding to an organ or gland of the body. Massaging these reflex zones improves the function of these corresponding body parts, calms down an over-active nervous system, and enhances blood and lymph circulation. The result is relaxation, improved body function, and soothed feet.
Denise is now accepting new clients.
Due to the pandemic, for the health of Denise and all clients, COVID vaccination is highly recommended.
Masks must be worn at all times while at the Natural Healing Center.
I am Denise Held, a Registered Nurse who, in her second career, Reflexology, is trying to save the world one foot at a time! Since 2007, I have maintained a Foot Reflexology practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
I graduated from the University of Michigan School of Nursing in 1974. I have over twenty years of clinical nursing experience as a Visiting Nurse in Boston, as a Public Health Nurse in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and finally, as a medical-surgical staff nurse for 20 years at UM Hospital in Ann Arbor. I still maintain my nursing license.
I became especially interested in foot health when I helped my father with his diabetic foot care in the latter years of his life. It brought home to me that healthy feet with good circulation are very important – not only for diabetics, but for everyone.
After reading about Reflexology, I became fascinated with this therapy that is preventative, yet also helps people to deal with chronic disease by helping their bodies work on healing themselves. Helping people feel better is what I went into Nursing for in the first place, so it was a good transition for me. After taking a nine-month course in the form of Reflexology known as Reflexolo-Chi™, I obtained my Reflexology certification in September of 2007.
My mission is to improve my clients’ foot and overall health through Foot Reflexology, a therapeutic foot massage.
My massage technique follows the Reflexolo-ChiTM guidelines. This means I do NOT press down forcefully or use any tools except for my hands. I massage from a little above the ankles to the toes.
Reflexolo-ChiTM is a “melding touch” which encourages, rather than forces, the tissue to relax. It is a gentle, yet powerful, technique that soothes the feet and relaxes the nervous system to encourage your body to heal itself. It is very low-tech, involving only the use of the Reflexologist’s hands and cocoa butter for your feet.
“When I first started coming to Denise in 2015 I was full of anxiety and tension. I’m delighted to say that now, two years later, I feel stronger, more relaxed, and much more able to handle the day-to-day life with all its stress. Thanks, Denise.”– H.K., Ann Arbor, MI
“Denise’s touch is nurturing and healing!”– S.D., Ann Arbor, MI
“So Incredible, Beneficial, Helpful and Relaxing – Helping me with pain, digestive issues and an over-all sense of Well-Being. So very grateful!”– T.A., Tecumseh, MI
“Denise helps, heals, corrects [and] cures. She is one of my blessings.”– G.V., Ann Arbor, MI
“Lovely atmosphere, calming music, nicely accompanies service. Very relaxing.“– P.B., Ypsilanti, MI
“Thank you for making my feet so much better and giving me such great massages … Thanks again for helping in my overall health.”– R.R., Ann Arbor, MI
“My most blissful, relaxing hours are spent in Reflexology with Denise Held, RN – Highly recommended”– D.M., Ann Arbor, MI
“Denise calms my spirit! She is caring, warm, and sweet. I’m thankful for her!“– L.H., Ann Arbor, MI
In brief, Foot Reflexology (Reflexolo-chi™) provides:
– Pain relief
– Stress reduction
– Improved circulation
– Injury recovery
– Health Enhancement