Pat's Reflexology Plus
Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the body that map to other parts, glands, and organs of the body. Through the application of pressure on these reflexes
Reflexology aids the body to:
relax, release, rejuvenate, detoxify, improve circulation, reduce stress, energize, balance, soothe, and function optimally.
"Reflexology Therapists do not ...
3. treat for specific conditions or;
4. use machines or instruments they weren't trained to use."
Reflexology Association of Canada
“A journey of a thousand miles
begins with a single step”
- Lao Tzu
Foot Reflexology with intake
This includes taking a health history and charting the feet.
90 Min - $110
60 Min - $80
60 Min - $80
30 Min - $40
In 1982, the World Health Organization collaborated
with the Chinese Acupuncture
and Moxibustion Association
to standardize 90 points (International Standard Auricular Points) on the ear. Did you know that there are over 200 points on the ear? 30 Min - $40
Are you stuck in negative belief systems or ways of thinking?
Are negative thoughts, stress, exhaustion, anxiety, or past trauma blocking you from getting the best out of life?
Emotional reflexology can help you uncover what the body is trying to tell you and help restore balance.
Intake and treatment
90 Min - $125
60 Min - $95
Child / Infant
30 Min - $35
There are 32 points on the head (Access Bars) that when gently touched, effortlessly, and easily release anything that stops you from feeling joy and ease in your life.
60 Min - $80
Payment may be made by e-transfer or cash.
What can you expect from a Reflexology treatment?
You will remain clothed. Only your socks will be removed. Lay on your back and relax on the massage table as you gift yourself 60 minutes of self-care.
Fresh, heated towels will be used to warm and prepare the feet to receive the treatment. During the treatment, you will feel pressure, maybe some "crunchies", and some tender spots, but it should not be painful or cause bruising! If the pressure is too hard it is important to tell the practitioner so the pressure can be adjusted.
Hands will be washed before and after each treatment.
There is a chair in the treatment room to put your things (coat, purse..) on.
Each client will have fresh, clean linens.
A hand towel will be on the vanity for your use. Please leave it on the vanity and it will be cleaned following treatment.
Sanitization protocols will occur between clients.
How often should I have a treatment?
After you have had a session we can discuss a treatment plan based on your particular needs.
Want to learn reflexology? This is the course for you.
Certified Core and Foot Reflexology
$2500.00 CAD (Course + Student Supplies) plus $125.00 GST
(+$30.00 shipping if applicable)
The next scheduled class is July 8, 9, 15, 16 and August 12, 13
the course instruction,
home study workbook,
mandatory course review,
one written exam and
one practical exam.
*pre-requisite - must be at least 18 years old or have completed high school
Save your spot with a $250 non-refundable deposit.
Registration and payment must be paid in full to secure your seat (by eTransfer, Certified Cheque, or Money Order).
The objectives of this course are for students to:
Understand the principles of reflexology
Gain an introductory understanding of how the human body systems function
Learn to map the body to the feet
Learn how to stimulate the various reflexes on the foot for a safe, effective therapeutic treatment
Qualify to become a Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist (RCRT) and Professional Member of RAC (if desired)
The foot reflexology certification course is taught in 5 parts:
1. Theory Training
2. Practical Training
3. Written Exam: The reflexology manual and workbook provide all of the information needed to prepare for the written exam.
4. Mandatory Review: After successful completion of the theory portion of the training (passing the written exam), you will start doing practical sessions. Applying your new knowledge and skills can be a very exciting time. After 20 sessions, there is a mandatory review with the instructor to ensure that you are doing the method correctly and make adjustments if needed.
5. Practical Exam: Once you have completed the training and 50 practical sessions with clients you will do a session with the instructor. Upon successful completion, you will earn your certificate and transcript certifying you as a foot reflexologist.
*This certificate is recognized across Canada*
After successful completion of the initial training, if you wish to become a Reflexology Association of Canada (RAC) Reflexology Therapist (RCRT), you may apply to take the RCRT board exam. With RCRT status (optional), clients that have reflexology in their group benefits coverage can submit the receipts to get reimbursed for their reflexology sessions with you.
If you have questions or are interested in learning more please contact Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, and welcome!
My name is Pat Nostbakken. I was first introduced to reflexology in the late '70s by my
dad (Bill Goble) after he took a Reflexology Association of Canada (RAC) Foot Reflexology
course at Kelsey (S.I.A.S.T.) campus.
It changed our lives! He became a practicing Reflexologist and he shared his knowledge
and insights with everyone who was interested. I took what he taught me and applied it to friends and family for many years.
It wasn't until August 2019 that I officially took the plunge to take the core and foot reflexology course. I was certified in January 2020. In early 2020, I took the Emotional Reflexology course which I completed in October 2020. In August 2020, I successfully completed the requirements to become a Reflexology Therapist (RCRT). This means that
if your benefits provider covers reflexology, you can submit receipts for reimbursement.
Most recently, I completed the training to be a Licensed Canadian Reflexology Teacher.
I look forward to getting to know you and helping you feel your best self, inside and out!
Pat's Reflexology Plus
Pat's Reflexology Plus
Hours are flexible. Contact me to arrange the best time for you.
"Pat has an amazing ability to make you comfortable. I have done many different forms of reflexology with Pat including feet, ears, and hands. All have been amazing. Most recently I have discovered face reflexology thanks to her, and it is hands down one of the most relaxing experiences I have had. I recommend Pat for her knowledge and genuine care that she has for each person that she treats"
I had the pleasure of receiving an access bars session. Unsure of what to expect, Pat explained the process and we began. In less than 10 minutes I was in a deep state of relaxation. With each touch of the access bars, I would have different visions. While explaining this to Pat after the session, she gave explanations to validate what/why I had these visions. It was so cool! I live a fast-paced, busy lifestyle with not much downtime, so having a deep sense of peace and calmness for 1 hour was great! Even better - the feeling continued even after the session was complete.I definitely recommend this! Joni A
Scientists Use Functional MRI to Validate Reflexology Tenets - Researcher Barbara Kunz
Some of the findings disclosed in this article include: "The fMRI study has found a direct correlation between pressure to a single reflex area of the foot and one of the brain's processing areas for pain, the insula. This same area of the brain helps integrate homeostatic responses and may help explain results obtained in other research studies that link reflexology to changes in the body's viscera."
The Effect of Reflexology on Low Back Pain in Operating Room Nurses. By Didem Kandemir Ayşegül Abdullayev, Ezgi Seyhan Ak, Gülay Altun Uğraş, Nevin Kanan. Pub. by Holist Nurs Pract. 2022 Mar-Apr 01; 36(2):112-118. PMID: 33306494 DOI: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000428
In this study, reflexology significantly reduced the pain of nurses who had low back pain. Therefore, reflexology might be useful in controlling low back pain of operating room nurses
Using Thermal Imaging to Measure Changes in Breast Cancer-Related Lymphoedema During Reflexology. By Judith Whatley, Rachael Street, Sally Kay, Phillip E. Harris https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33030372/
This study had only 2 participants but the thermal imaging taken before, during and after Lymphatic Drainage Reflexology showed a reduction in heat and swelling of the affected areas during the treatment and up to 24 hours following treatment. Participants said they had reduced pain in the affected areas.
Effect of Foot Reflexology Massage on Pain and Need for Opioid in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Mastectomy after Radiotherapy: A Randomized Clinical Trial. By Eghdam-Zamiri, Dorosti. Iranian Quarterly Journal of Breast Disease. 2020; 13(1):8-16.
Foot reflexology massage reduced the severity of pain and the need for opioids in women who are candidates for mastectomy following radiation therapy.
Effect of Foot Reflexology as an Add-on Intervention on Pain Among Women Having Undergone Mastectomy. By Nivya Lukose, Sheela Pavithran, K Anu. Nurs J India. 2016 Jul; 107(4):159-162. PMID: 30695377.
The findings revealed that there was a statistically significant difference between the pain scores. A statistically significant reduction in physiologic parameters was also observed.
A comparison of the effects of reflexology and relaxation on pain in women with multiple sclerosis. By Fatemeh Nazari, Mozhgan Soheili, SayedMohsen Hosseini, Vahid Shaygannejad. J Complement Integr Med. 2016 Mar; 13(1):65-71. PMID: 26581073 DOI: 10.1515/jcim-2015-0046
The results showed that both interventions are effective in relieving pain in women with MS; however, it appears that the effect of reflexology on pain reduction is greater than that of relaxation. Hence, these two methods can be recommended as effective techniques.
Effects of Reflexology on Pain in Patients With Fibromyalgia. By Esra Akin Korhan, Meltem Uyar, Can Eyigör, Gülendam Hakverdioğlu Yönt, Leyla Khorshid. Holist Nurs Pract. Nov/Dec 2016; 30(6):351-359. PMID: 27763930 DOI: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000178
The results of this study implied that the inclusion of reflexology in the routine care of patients with fibromyalgia could provide nurses with an effective practice for reducing pain intensity in patients.