About Lizardprints

About

Liz(ard) trained in reflexology in her homeland of New Zealand. In 2012, she gained her ITEC Diploma of Reflexology at the Aromaflex Academy in Nelson. This extensive program (over 1200 hours) utilized the Eunice Igham Reflexology Method, alongside anatomy and physiology, pathology, aromatherapy, and small business management.
Liz's range of professional skills in health care are not limited to Reflexology; Her Reiki and Lymphatic Drainage skills are also utilized at Charlotte Maxwell Complimentary Clinic in Oakland. 

Prior to Reflexology, Liz spent 20 years in the outdoor industry, primarily in New Zealand, as well as Europe, Australia, and the United States. This work included environmental conservation, adventure guiding, white water rafting, caving, hiking & lodge managing. Her love of nature and the outdoor lifestyle has given her great insight into how our bodies adapt (or not) to the vast environmental, physiological and mental stresses that we constantly put ourselves in.

Liz utilizes essential oils in her practice to stimulate the mind, body and soul.


Today many practices' of Reflexology greatly typify that of                          teachings of utilizing reflex points of the feet, hands & ears to aid in the rebalancing of corresponding organs and glands via the nervous system. Pressure from the hands is applied by the practitioner to the specific reflex points, no instruments are used.


Benefits


  • Enhanced mental clarity 
  • Greater physical health
  • Improved circulation
  • Pain relief
  • Reduced stress & tension
  • Relaxation




History


The earliest depiction of Reflexology was found in the Egyptian Tomb of Ankhm'ahor, dated 2330BC; the depiction represented treatment of hands and feet.

Over many centuries various physiologists, anatomists and neurologists studied the cause and effect of acupressure and acupuncture type 'treatments' on patients, notably on the nerve responses.

Ear, nose & throat surgeon Dr William Fitzgerald (1872 - 1942) discovered that by applying pressure to certain reflex points on the body he could numb corresponding areas, he utilized this anethisizing aspect in his practice and developed                     . 

This practice, taken up and studied by many medical and holistic professionals, including the renown Eunice Ingham (1889 - 1974) has been refined, utilized, taught and published in various editions.