By Brittany Cravatta
Within these past few months, stress levels among people have increased drastically. Whether you’re a business owner just trying to get by or a parent trying to care for a child who is stuck at home due to school closures, it’s safe to say that 2020 is no one’s favorite year. Luckily, reflexologist Louise Richardson is here to calm your pent up anxieties.
Louise moved from her home state of Rhode Island to the Tampa Bay area in 1989. Nearly 10 years later, she began studying and practicing reflexology and has enjoyed helping her clients along with friends and family cope with their anxieties, migraines, and stress levels.
Her passion for the practice began when her husband suffered from sciatica. One of her friends who practiced reflexology helped her husband overcome his condition when the medical alternatives were not reasonable.
Since then, she attended a workshop to learn more about the practice. “What I really love about being a Reflexologist is being able to help people become happier and easing their pain.” said Richardson.
“After I’m done with someone’s treatment, you can really see the difference in their emotions. It makes me feel like I have done something good for somebody else. It’s truly a gift from God.”
Reflexology is a holistic practice that dates back to 2300 BC to help people reduce stress and tensions in a more natural way. It is administered with hands only and no tools or instruments are needed while one receives treatment.
It uses a philosophy that uses Reflex Points on the hands and feet that correspond to all of the various parts of the body. When these Reflex Points are stimulated, the body responds in a positive way.
It works well with other healing modalities such as acupuncture, physical therapy, and massages. Ultimately, the treatments stimulate the body to heal itself over a long period of time.
Louise has reopened for business and offers her services by appointment only. She shares a facility with Dr. Robert Martinez at the Health and Wellness of Central Florida located at 2540 Green Forest Lane, Ste. 102, Lutz, Florida, 33558.
You can call her for an appointment at (813) 965-1697.