Spa & Wellness Centre

Reflexology & Craniosacral Therapy


Reflexology Therapy
Reflexology is a treatment performed on the feet (and occasionally the hands) to promote relaxation, detoxification and revitalize energy. Based on ancient Eastern techniques it works on the principle that the feet and hands are a microcosm of the body. Tender areas can often indicate congestion within the body and palpation of the ‘reflex’ area can gradually ease these blockages away, helping to restore a sense of balance and wellbeing. Reflexology can help:

  • release accumulated toxins, whether due to poor diet, lack of exercise, environmental toxins, or medications
  • release deep stress and body tensions
  • improve foot mobility and flow of blood/lymph
  • regulate sleeping patterns
  • relieve digestive disorders (constipation, irritable bowel)
  • help balance hormonal conditions (ie. thyroid, PMS, menopause)
  • alleviate headache or sinus pain
  • manage chronic conditions (ie. arthritis, asthma)
  • stimulate the body’s immune system and promote immunity and self-healing

Aromatherapy Massage
A relaxing massage enhanced by the use of therapeutic essential oils. A blend of oils is selected at the beginning of the treatment to suit your individual needs. Essential oils are essences derived from flowers, plants and trees. Each essential oil has specific therapeutic properties able to help with a number of physical and emotional health conditions. Aromatherapy Massage can be beneficial for:

  • relaxation and release of daily stresses
  • back and neck pain/tension
  • headaches and sinus congestion
  • bowel problems such as constipation
  • premenstrual tension, menopausal symptoms
  • asthma, bronchitis
  • fluid retention and lymphatic congestion
  • increased immunity against illness and disease

Cranial Sacral Therapy
Cranial Sacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on therapy, working to assist the release of restrictions within the cranial sacral system. Results are profound and long-lasting and the treatment is very calming. The cranial sacral system extends from the head (cranium) to the base of the spine (sacrum) and contains an assembly of bone, fascia tissue and cerebrospinal fluid, all vital for maintaining a well functioning nervous system. During a treatment, the therapist feels for areas of fascial restriction in the body and performs delicate manipulations to free tension and improve joint and soft tissue mobility. As a result, the pulse of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the nervous system is restored, while circulation and drainage of lymph and sinus fluids is improved. The easy flow of cerebrospinal fluid reflects the softness of the connective tissues, or fascia, linking all organs, muscles and bones. Disturbances in the flow of fluid reflect tension or injuries in the body, or pressures on the cranial bones. Cranial Sacral Therapy effectively treats a range of acute and chronic conditions. It is especially recommended for those who experience:

  • a general feeling of unwellness and/or stress
  • chronic pain and tension,
  • depression or grief,
  • chronic fatigue,
  • headaches, jaw, ear, or eye discomfort,
  • dizziness or imbalance,
  • digestive concerns

Access Bars Body Process
Access Bars body process works energetically with the conscious self to empower and facilitate change and possibility. There are 32 points on the head (BARS) that when run, will unlock the conditioning and limitations of thought patterns, beliefs, points of view, emotions, and judgements that no longer serve you.
By getting your BARS run you actually start to become more present in your life, and the past doesn’t project into your future the same way. Neuroscience has found, using brain scanning equipment, the positive impact on the brain after a BARS session – specifically in the areas of attention, focus, concentration, coherence with heart and mind and information processing. The feedback I hear from a person after receiving a BARS session is that they have more clarity and awareness, more peace of mind, more mind space and less chatter, and whole lot more ease with less reaction to stressful situations.

Susan Dekker-Inkpen

Registered Reflexology Therapist, Certified Aromatherapy Holistic Practitioner
B.A., R.R.T., C.A.H.P.

Susan has been in practice for over 18 years in the fields of holistic health, specializing in Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, as well as various massage and energy work modalities. Her intuitive skills provide unique assessment and therapeutic abilities. In one session, she may use several modalities to achieve optimal results to restore wellness.

Holistic Healing is a gentle approach to wellness which encompasses all aspects of our being – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Holistic healing focuses on the whole person rather than on separate areas of the body. It aims at healing the causes of illness, rather than solely relieving symptoms. Holistic therapies complement conventional treatment; however they can be effective when drugs are not working for us, or if we prefer to avoid taking medications because of unpleasant side effects. The main objective of holistic healing is the release of stress and tensions to achieve a state of inner balance, helping the body to rid itself of toxins and strengthen immunity against illness. Where illness is present, holistic therapies activate the body’s own innate self-healing.



45 min – $70.00

Reflexology and CranioSacral Therapy

90 min – $120.00


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Phone: 902.883.8668
Fax: 902.883.7396


9am – 8pm
: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Sunday: Closed

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