One Leaf Reflexology

Reflexology - Feet, hands and ears. Helensville, Auckland. Mobile service by appointment. I've always had an interest and affinity for all things alternative/natural and have tried a multitude of lotions, potions and therapies over the years to support my wellbeing.

Then I met reflexology ................. and well, we just fell head over feet in love with each other. Your body is always communicating with you and, as your reflexologist, I encourage you to tune into that conversation with curiosity and kindness, to discover a more meaningful connection with yourself. I am passionate about supporting you to take a proactive role in your own health and make the

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14/09/2021

Point Zero (centre of the ear) location.
This point can be used as a sedation point for the "rest and digest" part of our nervous system, making it the perfect point to work when your sleep cycle is disrupted.

Point Zero (centre of the ear) location.
This point can be used as a sedation point for the "rest and digest" part of our nervous system, making it the perfect point to work when your sleep cycle is disrupted.

14/09/2021

Yoda is awake so let's talk sleep!

13/09/2021

What’s in the diffuser?

For me, aromas evoke strong emotions; I can’t always picture, or even remember, the associated memory, but I can certainly recall the feeling at the time.

This comes from a time in my late teens when I was in hospital due to a car accident. I had only my hearing and smell to rely on as the rest of my senses were medically interrupted for a while.

These two remaining senses became particularly sharp, especially my sense of smell, and I could smell my attending doctor coming before I could hear him. To this day I couldn’t tell you what he looked like, but I could pick him from a line up if he was wearing his cologne!

This is something that has stayed with me; I wholly trust my sense of smell and the feels it gives me, and so it is that a diffuser is a staple in my treatment room.

While we are predominantly stimulating the sense of touch with reflexology the other senses are certainly not overlooked, with soothing music in the background, the diffuser releasing a gentle aroma of calm, and a tranquil view of nature outside to rest your gaze upon if you wish.

So, what's in the diffuser today? A blend of lavender and spearmint essential oils. This blend isn't 'accidental'; can you guess why I chose them?

Do you have an aroma that reminds you of a special person or place or event in your life?

What’s in the diffuser?

For me, aromas evoke strong emotions; I can’t always picture, or even remember, the associated memory, but I can certainly recall the feeling at the time.

This comes from a time in my late teens when I was in hospital due to a car accident. I had only my hearing and smell to rely on as the rest of my senses were medically interrupted for a while.

These two remaining senses became particularly sharp, especially my sense of smell, and I could smell my attending doctor coming before I could hear him. To this day I couldn’t tell you what he looked like, but I could pick him from a line up if he was wearing his cologne!

This is something that has stayed with me; I wholly trust my sense of smell and the feels it gives me, and so it is that a diffuser is a staple in my treatment room.

While we are predominantly stimulating the sense of touch with reflexology the other senses are certainly not overlooked, with soothing music in the background, the diffuser releasing a gentle aroma of calm, and a tranquil view of nature outside to rest your gaze upon if you wish.

So, what's in the diffuser today? A blend of lavender and spearmint essential oils. This blend isn't 'accidental'; can you guess why I chose them?

Do you have an aroma that reminds you of a special person or place or event in your life?

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What made you smile today?

Share a GIF/pic/description in the comments and spread your smile!

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07/09/2021
30/08/2021

The fabulous Brenda at Blue Chair Wisdom offers another perspective on coping with anxiety.

#anxietytipsfromSamfromAtypical #survivinglockdown

One of the shows that’s been keeping me entertained during our current strict lockdown in New Zealand is the series Atypical. Most of the blurbs about the series will describe this as a show about a teen on the autism spectrum who decides it’s time to explore romance and how this puts his whole family on a path to self-discovery.

This is true… Sam is autistic, he does seek out his first relationship and this does change a whole lot of things for his family.

More than that, though, I think Sam has lots to teach us about how to get through tough times. Sam experiences LOTS of anxiety and he’s developed a range of coping strategies to help him navigate the twists and turns of life.

As someone who works with many people who experience anxiety, I’m always looking for ways to make things more practical and relatable. I thought these things that I observed Sam doing to manage his anxiety fit the bill, especially for all of us who are feeling anxious as we navigate another lockdown.

1. Make a list

One of the ways Sam keeps things manageable is to make lists.
When we’re feeling stressed and anxious, having a list can help us get things done. In times of threat, it’s a totally normal physiological reaction for parts of our brain to go offline, especially our pre-frontal cortex. This is the executive part of our brain which helps us reason, be logical, find words and make meaning.

Given that the last week has been a been at least a wee bit stressful for most of us, it makes sense, that we might be finding it hard to focus and concentrate and be productive.
If you’re struggling to get stuff done and keep going in circles trying to remember what you’re supposed to be doing, be like Sam and make yourself a list.

2. Get an external perspective

When we’re in a state of high anxiety, it can be hard to make sense of what’s going on around us (and even harder for someone who is neurodiverse). Sam doesn’t always grasp emotional nuances so he often asks people to explain exactly what they mean, which seems so much more effective than making assumptions that are often inaccurate!

3. Remove the stimulus

When things get hectic, Sam is (mostly!) good at removing himself from the situation. Sometimes he leaves physically and finds a place that’s quieter, calmer and more soothing. Other times, he uses his noise cancelling headphones to reduce the intensity of the environment.

Either way, Sam knows when things are getting too much for him, he knows what to do in response to situations that are overwhelming for him AND he takes the action he needs. So many of us miss the third step in the process...

4. Name the penguins!

Adélie, Chinstrap, Emperor, Gentoo.

When Sam gets really stressed, he recites the names of these four different penguin species and this helps him calm down. Sam is Antarctic and penguin-obsessed so it makes sense that this is a soothing thing for him to do.

While the words may not resonate if you aren’t quite so penguin-focused, the mechanism might. Reciting words or a phrase that tell your brain you’re safe and everything’s going to be ok can be really useful, especially if you use words that mean something to you.

If all else fails and your anxiety is still ramping up, I can recommend you put your feet up and watch the series for yourself. It covers lots of real human stuff in a relatable, light-hearted easy-going kind of way - perfect lockdown viewing distractibility!

It's probably not suitable for younger kids BTW - some of the themes are pretty adult so you may want to consider the suitability before you share it with teens. I find it hard to gauge what's appropriate these days as some kids seem more adult than me, but some I've spoken to have suggested 16+.

(Pic is of Happy Feet, a penguin we rescued on the beach years ago!)

30/08/2021

Gentle movement combined with mindful breathing helps to relax the mind and invigorate the body.

27/08/2021

We're off to a tropical island. 🌴 A simple and nutritious smoothie to boost your mood 🥭🍍🥥

25/08/2021

3 Reflexology points to relieve stress and anxiety.

24/08/2021

Level 4 Lockdown continues in New Zealand until next week (at the least), so if the news has you feeling a bit anxious or out of sorts, join me over the next few days for some tips that may help relieve the stress and anxiety that comes from all the uncertainty.

I'll be pulling up my big girl pants, facing my fears, and coming at ya via video each day.

Level 4 Lockdown continues in New Zealand until next week (at the least), so if the news has you feeling a bit anxious or out of sorts, join me over the next few days for some tips that may help relieve the stress and anxiety that comes from all the uncertainty.

I'll be pulling up my big girl pants, facing my fears, and coming at ya via video each day.

23/08/2021

One of my favourite hot drinks! How do you use Cacao?

Cacao powder is processed at low temperatures and then milled into powder so, unlike cocoa powder, it retains more nutritional value. And value it has!

Some of the benefits of cacao powder include
✅ promoting healthy digestion
✅ lowering blood pressure
✅ improving blood flow to the brain and heart
✅ reducing inflammation in the body
✅ excellent source of iron, protein, magnesium, potassium and fibre.

Keen to try it as a hot drink? Here is the basic recipe I use:

🥄 1 teaspoon cacao powder
🥥 1 cup coconut milk (or your preferred milk)
🥄 ½ - 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
🍯 Honey/other natural sweetener - to taste

Warm the first three ingredients in a pot over a low heat. Stir thoroughly.
Once warm, add sweetener if using, and serve.

Enjoy! ☕

One of my favourite hot drinks! How do you use Cacao?

Cacao powder is processed at low temperatures and then milled into powder so, unlike cocoa powder, it retains more nutritional value. And value it has!

Some of the benefits of cacao powder include
✅ promoting healthy digestion
✅ lowering blood pressure
✅ improving blood flow to the brain and heart
✅ reducing inflammation in the body
✅ excellent source of iron, protein, magnesium, potassium and fibre.

Keen to try it as a hot drink? Here is the basic recipe I use:

🥄 1 teaspoon cacao powder
🥥 1 cup coconut milk (or your preferred milk)
🥄 ½ - 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
🍯 Honey/other natural sweetener - to taste

Warm the first three ingredients in a pot over a low heat. Stir thoroughly.
Once warm, add sweetener if using, and serve.

Enjoy! ☕

20/08/2021

From Chaos to Calm!

In this 30 minute online session, I'll be taking you step-by-step through a self-help sequence and sharing relaxation tools you can use on yourself and your family to reduce stress and provide you with a moment of calm.

During the session you will work your own feet by completing the sequence fully on one foot, then shifting to the other foot.

For those that may struggle to reach their feet, I've got ya covered! The hands are easier to reach and work, so let's have a hand reflexology session instead.

Got questions? Feel free to message me!
Or hit the book now button above for your unique At-Home Reflexology Experience!

From Chaos to Calm!

In this 30 minute online session, I'll be taking you step-by-step through a self-help sequence and sharing relaxation tools you can use on yourself and your family to reduce stress and provide you with a moment of calm.

During the session you will work your own feet by completing the sequence fully on one foot, then shifting to the other foot.

For those that may struggle to reach their feet, I've got ya covered! The hands are easier to reach and work, so let's have a hand reflexology session instead.

Got questions? Feel free to message me!
Or hit the book now button above for your unique At-Home Reflexology Experience!

19/08/2021

While we are all home this weekend I have opened up Sunday bookings for Chaos to Calm - your online guided At-Home Reflexology Experience.

Available from 9am to 8:30pm.

Hit the Book Now button 👆🏽 or message me to secure your "you time".

While we are all home this weekend I have opened up Sunday bookings for Chaos to Calm - your online guided At-Home Reflexology Experience.

Available from 9am to 8:30pm.

Hit the Book Now button 👆🏽 or message me to secure your "you time".

One Leaf Reflexology updated their business hours. 19/08/2021

One Leaf Reflexology updated their business hours.

One Leaf Reflexology updated their business hours.

19/08/2021

I know "we've been here before" and "we'll get through this" and all the other catchphrases that are becoming "the norm" surrounding Level 4 Lockdowns but I have to admit I had a little cry into my cuppa with the news on Tuesday evening.

It's the little things that become big things and consume us if we don't acknowledge them. It's okay to not be okay right now, and if you need to chat or vent or share a cuppa (with or without tears) then hit me up with a message and let's get to having a video/call, a text marathon or a smoke signal soiree.

I know "we've been here before" and "we'll get through this" and all the other catchphrases that are becoming "the norm" surrounding Level 4 Lockdowns but I have to admit I had a little cry into my cuppa with the news on Tuesday evening.

It's the little things that become big things and consume us if we don't acknowledge them. It's okay to not be okay right now, and if you need to chat or vent or share a cuppa (with or without tears) then hit me up with a message and let's get to having a video/call, a text marathon or a smoke signal soiree.

Photos from One Leaf Reflexology's post 17/08/2021

Well, s**t!, I don't know about you, but this was not the end to today I had planned.

Hello Lockdown Level 4, you delightfully inconvenient beast! 🖐

On that note, I am excited to announce that I will now be offering online reflexology sessions to my clients!

With all the uncertainty in New Zealand, and indeed the world right now, I want one thing to be certain for you - that I am always *here* for you. And while I currently can't see you in person, I can provide you with some self-help tools for those days when you might need a little calm amidst the chaos.

In our 30-minute online session, I will take you step by step through a personalised self-help sequence and give you relaxation tools and points to work to reduce stress, refresh and renew your mind, body and spirit.

An At-Home Reflexology Experience provides you with a moment of calm.

03/08/2021

Nourish: [ nur-ish, nuhr- ] verb

1) to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth.

𝓗𝓸𝔀 𝓪𝓻𝓮 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓷𝓸𝓾𝓻𝓲𝓼𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓫𝓸𝓭𝔂?

2) to cherish, foster, keep alive, etc.

𝓗𝓸𝔀 𝓪𝓻𝓮 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓷𝓸𝓾𝓻𝓲𝓼𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓼𝓹𝓲𝓻𝓲𝓽?

3) to strengthen, build up, or promote.

𝓗𝓸𝔀 𝓪𝓻𝓮 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓷𝓸𝓾𝓻𝓲𝓼𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓶𝓲𝓷𝓭?

Nourish: [ nur-ish, nuhr- ] verb

1) to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth.

𝓗𝓸𝔀 𝓪𝓻𝓮 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓷𝓸𝓾𝓻𝓲𝓼𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓫𝓸𝓭𝔂?

2) to cherish, foster, keep alive, etc.

𝓗𝓸𝔀 𝓪𝓻𝓮 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓷𝓸𝓾𝓻𝓲𝓼𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓼𝓹𝓲𝓻𝓲𝓽?

3) to strengthen, build up, or promote.

𝓗𝓸𝔀 𝓪𝓻𝓮 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓷𝓸𝓾𝓻𝓲𝓼𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓶𝓲𝓷𝓭?

30/07/2021

𝟲 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗹𝗲𝘅𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝘁 𝗣𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗥𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲 𝗦𝘆𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗺𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗱

Hands up who has/had that nasty cold going around! 🙋‍♀️

Here are 6 reflexology foot points to help alleviate symptoms:

Apply gentle pressure to each reflex, try making small circles with your fingers or thumb, and remember to work both feet. Aim to work both feet for 15-20 minutes, 2 or 3 times a week.

👣 Sinuses on the balls of all your toes (clear that snot!)

👣 Pituitary Gland in the centre of big toes (controls hormone release)

👣 Thymus on the inner edge of the ball of your foot (to strengthen immune system)

👣 Chest and lungs on the ball of your foot (break up congestion and relax chest muscles)

👣 Diaphragm just below the ball of your foot (encourages deep breathing)

👣 Ileocecal Valve on the right foot just above the heel (helps regulate mucous levels)

Remember to stay hydrated, rest as much as you can, and see your Healthcare professional if symptoms become unmanageable.

Feel better soon! 💚

𝟲 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗹𝗲𝘅𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝘁 𝗣𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗥𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲 𝗦𝘆𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗺𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗱

Hands up who has/had that nasty cold going around! 🙋‍♀️

Here are 6 reflexology foot points to help alleviate symptoms:

Apply gentle pressure to each reflex, try making small circles with your fingers or thumb, and remember to work both feet. Aim to work both feet for 15-20 minutes, 2 or 3 times a week.

👣 Sinuses on the balls of all your toes (clear that snot!)

👣 Pituitary Gland in the centre of big toes (controls hormone release)

👣 Thymus on the inner edge of the ball of your foot (to strengthen immune system)

👣 Chest and lungs on the ball of your foot (break up congestion and relax chest muscles)

👣 Diaphragm just below the ball of your foot (encourages deep breathing)

👣 Ileocecal Valve on the right foot just above the heel (helps regulate mucous levels)

Remember to stay hydrated, rest as much as you can, and see your Healthcare professional if symptoms become unmanageable.

Feel better soon! 💚

28/07/2021
26/07/2021

PSA: Did I mention I'm back offering treatments from my room? 🥳

Same space but I've given you a better view than the back of the door now! You are welcome. 😁

PSA: Did I mention I'm back offering treatments from my room? 🥳

Same space but I've given you a better view than the back of the door now! You are welcome. 😁

26/07/2021

Green smoothies are a great way to incorporate leafy greens into your diet.

They are a rich source of fibre, vitamins and minerals that:

🥦 supports your digestive system

🥦 promotes a healthy nervous system

🥦 improves bone strength and

🥦 supports your immune system.

Not bad for a morning beverage that takes 5 minutes to prepare!

You can find the recipe for this Green & Clean Detox Smoothie here: https://happyhealthyyou.com/blogs/recipes/green-clean-detox-smoothie

Photo by Alina Karpenko

Green smoothies are a great way to incorporate leafy greens into your diet.

They are a rich source of fibre, vitamins and minerals that:

🥦 supports your digestive system

🥦 promotes a healthy nervous system

🥦 improves bone strength and

🥦 supports your immune system.

Not bad for a morning beverage that takes 5 minutes to prepare!

You can find the recipe for this Green & Clean Detox Smoothie here: https://happyhealthyyou.com/blogs/recipes/green-clean-detox-smoothie

Photo by Alina Karpenko

Welcome to One leaf

I've always had an interest and affinity for all things alternative/natural and have tried a multitude of lotions, potions and therapies over the years to support my wellbeing.

Then I met reflexology ................. and well, we just fell head over feet in love with each other.

Your body is always communicating with you and, as your reflexologist, I encourage you to tune into that conversation without judgement, but with curiosity and kindness, to discover a more meaningful connection with yourself. I am passionate about supporting you to take a proactive role in your own health and make the right decisions for you on your wellbeing journey.

I hold a Diploma in Reflexology (hands, ears and feet) and am also trained in Kansa Vatki Foot Massage. I currently offer treatments in my hometown of Helensville, Auckland, and also work in the corporate sector offering reflexology as part of company wellness initiatives.

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Monday 8:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 5:30pm - 9pm
Thursday 5:30pm - 9pm
Friday 5:30pm - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 9am - 8:30pm
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