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                                                                       Michelene Kenney

Therapeutic Reflexologist & Aromatherapist 

AHPCSA: A06264      PR: 108 000 032 9231

Feet are a Reflexologists domain; they specialise in feet and are accustomed to seeing them in all different shapes, sizes and conditions. The feet are a microcosm of the body and encompass a wealth of information about one’s general state of health. They are the keys to revealing where imbalances lie and play a vital role in the enhancement of general health and well-being. Reflexology is a holistic (complementary) therapy based on the principles that different points or reflexes on the feet, hands, ears, arms, head, legs etc. correspond to different systems organs or organ systems of the body, providing the Reflexologist with a body map. Your feet contain over 7000 nerve endings which are directly or indirectly stimulated during a Reflexology treatment. 

A Reflexologist makes use of different static or alternating pressure techniques using the fingers and thumbs to stimulate the reflexes.  By either stimulating or sedating the reflexes, energy pathways known as meridians are cleared of any blockage or congestion.  Meridians are often congested due to poor lifestyle choices, toxins, environmental & chemical pollution, STRESS, illness, and pain.  Reflexology brings about physiological changes, thereby assisting the body to detox, heal and restore balance – known as homeostasis

Therapeutic Qualifications & Special Interest

Therapeutic Reflexology

Therapeutic Aromatherapy

Women’s Health

Michelene Kenney, a registered Therapeutic Reflexologist and Aromatherapist with over two decades of experience, is deeply passionate about health and wellness. Her expertise extends to lecturing both Reflexology and Aromatherapy 1st and 2nd-year students.  Through her integrated approach, Michelene seeks to promote a patient’s overall well-being by calming the nervous system and systematically creating an environment that fosters balance in both body and mind. Her goal is to enhance physical and mental well-being through holistic and complementary practices.

Therapeutic Reflexology

Foot Reflexology

Reflexology is a powerful method of treatment primarily designed to alleviate tension and promote relaxation. Medical experts acknowledge that over 75% of health issues can be traced back to nervous stress and tension. Through targeted techniques, Reflexology enhances both nerve and blood supply, promotes detoxification and better elimination of toxins, thereby facilitating the body’s natural normalization processes. Importantly, Reflexology doesn’t exacerbate existing conditions; instead, it works to harmonize and optimize overall body functions.

 A session in Reflexology serves as a calming sanctuary, effectively reducing stress that may impact your health. It stands as a secure and efficient path towards achieving better health. Patients often experience reduced tension, improved energy flow, and a profound sense of balance after a session.

Hand Reflexology

Hand reflexology serves as a valuable alternative when foot accessibility is hindered by pain, foot pathologies, or infection. This method is not only adaptable but also empowers patients with techniques for self-treatment at home between therapeutic sessions. Engaging in hand reflexology goes beyond promoting deep relaxation and stress relief. By stimulating the nervous system, it initiates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural ‘feel-good’ hormones, inducing a profound sense of calmness and tranquility. Scientific studies have consistently reported notable benefits, including reduced anxiety and hand pain, as well as improvements in mood, sleep quality, and grip strength. Hand reflexology stands as a versatile and effective practice, offering not only physical relief but also serving as a valuable stress buster.

Ear Reflexology

Ear reflexology offers a myriad of benefits, making it a valuable component of holistic well-being. By stimulating specific points on the ear, this practice can help alleviate stress, improve sleep quality, and enhance overall relaxation. One notable advantage of ear reflexology is its adaptability for continuous treatment using ear seeds or magnets between sessions. These small, non-intrusive tools can be strategically placed on the ear to maintain the therapeutic effects, providing ongoing support and relief. Whether addressing chronic conditions or promoting general well-being, ear reflexology, especially when supplemented with ear seeds or magnets, offers a convenient and effective means for sustained self-care between professional sessions.

Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT)

Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) is a specialized method of treatment designed by Lynne Booth. This innovative approach to Reflexology is unique in that it involves applying pressure to reflex points on the feet while the patient is in a weight-bearing position, typically standing or sitting. Unlike traditional Reflexology, VRT engages the feet when they are vertically loaded, enhancing the body’s response to the therapy. Originally crafted for those with limited mobility (wheelchair bound), VRT has proven effective for various conditions, including musculoskeletal issues and stress-related ailments. The main distinction lies in the vertical position, which is believed to activate deeper reflexes, potentially amplifying the therapeutic impact compared to conventional Reflexology. 

Therapeutic Aromatherapy

Scope of Practice

The scope of practice for a Therapeutic Aromatherapist in South Africa involves the application of aromatherapy techniques for therapeutic purposes. A qualified Therapeutic Aromatherapist typically uses essential oils and aromatic substances to promote physical and mental well-being. The specific scope of practice may include:

1. Consultation and Assessment: Conducting patient assessments to determine individual health needs and concerns, taking into account any existing medical conditions or medications.
2. Formulating and Blending: Creating customized blends of essential oils tailored to address specific health issues or to promote relaxation and overall well-being.
3. Application Techniques: Administering aromatherapy treatments through various methods such as massage, inhalation, or diffusion.
4. Education and Guidance: Providing patients with information on the safe and effective use of essential oils, as well as offering advice on self-care practices.
5. Collaboration: Collaborating with other healthcare professionals when necessary, especially when clients have underlying health conditions.

Pregnancy Massage

Aromatherapy pregnancy massage offers a range of benefits for expectant mothers, combining the therapeutic effects of massage with the use of essential oils. Some key advantages include:

1. Stress Reduction: Aromatherapy massage can help reduce stress and anxiety levels, promoting a sense of relaxation and emotional well-being during pregnancy.
2. Pain Relief: The gentle massage techniques, coupled with carefully chosen essential oils, can provide relief from common pregnancy discomforts such as nausea, back pain, joint pain, and muscle tension.
3. Improved Sleep: Aromatherapy oils known for their calming properties, such as lavender, can contribute to better sleep quality for pregnant women who may experience sleep disturbances.
4. Reduced Swelling: Certain essential oils have anti-inflammatory properties that may help alleviate swelling and oedema, common concerns during pregnancy.
5. Emotional Support: Aromatherapy has the potential to positively impact mood and emotions. Oils like citrus or chamomile can uplift the spirits and provide emotional support during pregnancy.
6. Enhanced Circulation: Massage, combined with the right essential oils, can improve blood circulation, which is beneficial for both the mother and the developing baby.
7. Bonding with Baby: Aromatherapy pregnancy massage can create a soothing environment that enhances the mother’s connection with the unborn baby, promoting a sense of well-being for both.
8. Post partum recovery & lactation:  essential oils may provide relief from post-natal depression, difficulties with lactation and other post-natal niggles.
It’s crucial to note that during pregnancy, certain essential oils should be avoided or used with caution. Always consult with a qualified Aromatherapist or healthcare professional before undergoing aromatherapy massage during pregnancy to ensure the safety of both the mother and the baby

Baby Massage

This therapy facilitates a sense of calmness, aiding infants in self-regulation and relaxation. It creates a delightful space for early bonding between mother and baby. Beyond fostering emotional connection, baby massage has been recognized for its positive impact on neurological development. Furthermore, it offers potential relief from common discomforts such as gas, teething, colic, and congestion. The benefits extend beyond mere relaxation, contributing to the holistic well-being and comfort of the baby.

Women’s Health

Reflexology and Aromatherapy offers numerous benefits for women’s health, addressing a range of conditions across different life stages. Here are some potential benefits:

1. Perimenopause and Menopause:

– Hormone Regulation: Reflexology may help balance hormonal fluctuations, easing symptoms like hot flashes, insomnia and mood swings.  Essential oils such as Clary-Sage, Geranium, Bergamot & Coriander have proved helpful to alleviate many symptoms of menopause.

– Stress Reduction: Reflexology can contribute to stress relief, promoting emotional well-being during transitional phases and the
addition of essential oils such as Lavender, Bergamot and Roman Chamomile could promote better sleep quality and stress reduction

2. Fertility:

–  Reproductive System Stimulated: Reflexology may enhance blood flow to the reproductive organs, potentially supporting fertility.  The further addition of essential oils such as Cypress, Clary-Sage, Geranium and Fennel assist to promote female fertility.
– Stress Reduction: By reducing stress, Reflexology and Aromatherapy may positively impact fertility by creating a more supportive environment for conception.

3. Painful Periods and Endometriosis:

– Pain Management:
Reflexology may help manage menstrual pain by promoting relaxation and reducing muscle tension whereas the essential oils of Roman Chamomile, Lavender and Peppermint could assist to remedy
menstrual pain when massaged into the abdomen.

– Improved Blood Circulation: Enhanced circulation may contribute to
symptoms associated with endometriosis.

4. Hormone Imbalance:

– Balancing Effects: Reflexology may support the endocrine system, potentially aiding in the regulation of hormonal balance.

5. Longevity:

– Stress Reduction: Reflexology’s stress-reducing effects may
contribute to overall well-being, potentially impacting longevity.  Aromatherapy massage as well as essential oils such as 
Neroli, Rose and Frankincense could keep you looking younger for longer.

6. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS): 

– Symptom Relief: Reflexology may alleviate PMS symptoms, such as mood swings and bloating, by promoting relaxation.

7. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS):

– Hormonal Balance: Reflexology and Aromatherapy’s potential to balance hormones may have positive effects on managing PCOS symptoms
– Stress Management:
Stress reduction can be beneficial for women with PCOS, as stress may exacerbate symptoms.

The Practice is nestled in a beautiful garden setting, adding to the relaxing and therapeutic benefits of the treatments on offer.  A sacred space for healing, rest and restoration of both body and mind. This sacred space is designed to be safe, comfortable, and brimming with positive energy.
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I am truly excited at the prospect of sharing the incredible benefits of Reflexology & Aromatherapy with you.
Step into Wellness, One Reflex at a Time!


Contact Michelene Kenney:
082 559 6162

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Wellness on Whisken, 38 Whisken Avenue, Crowthorne AH, Gauteng 

Michelene Kenney Therapeutic Reflexologist & Aromatherapist