Reflexology & Reiki

Azure Holistic Modalities
Jacqueline Cramer-Hicks, HHP
 
Holistic Health Practitioner specializing in Reflexology and Reiki
 
Jacqueline is the owner and operator of Azure Holistic Modalities. She graduated from the Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) program at Grant MacEwan University in 2010 with certification in Reflexology and Reiki. She has been in good standing with NHPC (Natural Healthcare Practitioners of Canada) since 2012.
Jacqueline is a mother of two and is passionate about female health and wellbeing. She believes strongly in the ability of alternative health care to positively compliment medical care in all aspects.
 
Services:
Reflexology is a gentle compression technique that is performed on the feet and/or hands. By stimulating the more than 300 points, a nerve response is sent to the corresponding organ, gland, or body area to clear congestion and balance function.
The physical, mental and emotional changes that a woman undergoes during pregnancy can be overwhelming for some. Many women can find relief from many of the common pregnancy related complaints with the help of reflexology.
 
What are some of the Benefits of Reflexology?
  • Increased Blood Circulation (can lead to increased oxygen reaching tissues and an improvement of healing)
  • Lowered/balanced Blood Pressure (as long as it is not pre-eclampsia related)
  • Detoxification
  • Relaxation
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Reduction of swelling around joints (as long as it is not pre eclampsia related edema)
  • Endorphin Release (Your Natural “Pain Killer”)
  • Immune System Stimulation
  • Increase in energy
Note: Due to the incomplete data collected regarding reflexology in the early stages of pregnancy reflexology will not be done on any pregnant woman before 12 weeks. There is little evidence showing complications however most practitioners agree that it is best to wait until after 12 weeks to receive reflexology.
 
Reiki is a Japanese born technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki practitioners use a "laying on hands" technique which is a light, healing touch on various body areas to clear and balance energy flow. It is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us. If one's "life force energy" is low or unbalanced, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress/pain. If it is in balance, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki addresses physical, emotional, mental andspiritual imbalances. While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to use reiki.
 
Reiki during pregnancy can be a gentle yet powerful, non-invasive treatment that provides emotional and physical support to the woman.
 
What are some of the Benefits of Reiki?
  • Reduced fatigue
  • Reduced lower back pain
  • Balanced mood changes
  • Reduced stress
  • Reduced emotional disruption experienced both during and after pregnancy
  • Reiki can create a balanced, loving and harmonious relationship between the mother and the child
  • Reduced anxiety, sleep problems, colic, and enhances motor activity and active sleep
  • Used during labour stage has been shown to help control and lessen pain and ease delivery
  • Can be used to help improve the whole family’s experience through pregnancy
 
Appointments are available within the centre on Thursdays.
Home visits are available throughout the rest of the week.
 
To book an appointment, please contact Jacqueline directly by email or telephone/text.
For more information, please visit her website.
 
Jacqueline Cramer-Hicks
587-341-7273
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Upcoming Events at the Lucina Centre

HypnoBirthing Classes  4 Tuesdays Jan.23- Feb 13, 6:00-8:30.  This class is for all parents and all birthing environments.  Your partner is integrated into the classes so that both of you will feel informed and empowered for the birth.  Taught by Tracy Martin, Clinical Hypnotherapist.  Contact Tracy at: MartinHypno@shaw.ca or call 780-232-3827.

Lucina Centre Knitting Club: The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 9:30-11am starting December 6.  Did you know knitting can make you feel calm and happy? AND, according to a study published in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy it's even better if you do it in a group?  Drop in and see what happens! 

Infant Massage Classes: A 4 week class starting Tuesday February 6, at 11:30am.  Participate in learning how to massage your baby, safe stretching practices, how to massage for common childhood ailments, and deepen the bond between you and your baby.  Both spouses are encouraged to participate. Contact Molly Brook at www.mollybrookmassage.com or call 780-918-6803.

DONA Doula Training with Suzanne Moquin: For upcoming trainings...Contact Suzanne at 780-440-6105 or suzanne@gentletouchdoula.com for costs and more details.

Breastfeeding Clinic:  Mondays, 9:30am-12:30pm (by appointment) Breastfeeding support offered by experienced RNs.  Please email for an appointment: pregnancytoparenting@gmail.com or call (587)986-9295.

Days For Girls Monthly Meeting: 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm.  Next meeting February 28. This non-profit organization helps girls stay in school and retain dignity, giving back important days of their lives.  Most girls in developing countries miss school during their periods; many eventually drop out.  Come help make lovely, high-quality feminine hygiene kits and help end the cycle of poverty by keeping girls in school.  Contact Pat Prendergast 780-466-6448 or edmonton@daysforgirls.org

Nurture Her Birth Better Class: Physical Preparation for Birth and Beyond:  Next Class Feb. 4 1-5:00.  Learn skills to build a better birth.  Partners also learn hands-on skills and lots of tools to help a birthing mama.  Taught by Mandy Rempfer-Kuncio, pelvic health physiotherapist and doula.  Register online: http://nurtureher.ca/birth-better-classes/ or contact Mandy at info@nurtureher.ca or 780-278-2004.

Prenatal Yoga: Thursdays, 6:45-8:00pm.  Classes Are Back!  New series starts January 11, second Series starting March 8 A 6-week prenatal yoga series starting designed to decrease stress, strengthen the major muscles that are active during labour and birth, as well as enhance the connection between mom and baby.  No prior yoga experience is required.  Contact Ashley at graces3yoga@gmail.com to register. $80/session or $150 for both.

Postnatal Mom and Baby Yoga: 9:45-11:00am. New classes starting January 11, Second series starting March 8.  A 6-week postnatal yoga series for moms and their new additions.  Bond with new baby while restoring and strengthening pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.  For more information and to register contact Ashley at graces3yoga@gmail.com. $80/session or $150 for both.

Bringing Baby Home Workshop: January 27 & 28 9am -5pm. An educational program to support couples prepare for life with a new baby which increases the joy of parenting and gives new parents the tools they need to be the best parenting team possible.  Presented by Claire Wilde, M.ED., R.PSYCH.  Contact Claire at: www.clairewilde.ca

Prenatal Workshop Series: March 5-26, April 30-May 28 (no class May 21)  A 4-Week Prenatal Education Series presented by Certified Doulas/Childbirth Educators. Contact Niko 780-965-6585 or register online at doulacare.vpweb.ca

Mosaic Magazine Mystics Meeting: March 6, June 5, Sept. 11, Dec. 4.  RSVP Connie at mosaicmagazine@shaw.ca for this month's topic and registration details.

DONA-Approved Postpartum Doula Training, June 13-16. A postpartum doula is trained to provide support and education for the mother and her family during the first three months of their baby's life. She acts as both mentor and guide, nurturing the mother as she helps a family learn how to care for their new baby.  This training is offered by AJ Hadfield, certified postpartum doula trainer.  Training fee $625 (Early Bird rate available).  For more information, contact: ajdoula@shaw.ca or 403-923-7329


Birth Photography Promotion! The Lucina Birth Centre is teaming up with photographer Vannessa Brown to offer a special birth photography promotion. Contact Vannessa at vannessabrown.com for details!

Meet the Midwife! Lucina Centre will be holding information nights on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm. Group tours of the Lucina Centre will accompany the info sessions. If you are interested in seeing the Centre and learning about midwifery care, the Birth Centre, and wellness services offered at the centre just drop by at 7:30pm, no registration or appointment needed.

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