Hello and welcome. I am Tracey Scott-Nicholson, the owner of the Sole to Heal Reflexology and Aromatherapy Clinic. I established the clinic after I qualified through Nelson’s Aromaflex Academy as a Professional Clinical Reflexologist in 2014.
Completing my degree level Anatomy & Physiology training at AUT University was immensely beneficial to my understanding of the physical body when working with clinical reflexology and aromatherapy techniques.
While training as a volunteer in a New Zealand hospice for the terminally ill, I began giving deeply relaxing aromatherapy foot massage treatments. This began my training in natural health care and was to prove invaluable to me when my father passed late 2019. The smell of Aromatherapy oils, also known as aromatic oils, have always been known to bring much peace and many health benefits to healing environments.
After my hospice training I decided to make a change and follow my heart in the work I chose to do. This came after spending many years working as a Professional Administrator, in very busy work environments, where the tempo of life seemed to have sped up considerably. This would leave me very little time for connection to a healthy work, life, spirituality balance.
While studying for a Certificate in Aromatherapy Massage at Aromaflex Academy in Nelson, I saw some information on a Diploma in Reflexology also offered by the College which ignited an interest in me. The idea of Reflexology itself was initiated by an ear, nose and throat specialist, Dr William Fitzgerald, who found that putting pressure on certain points of the body enabled him to perform small operations without anaesthetics. Over time these points became identified as key pressure points that run through the body to the feet, hands and ears, now identified on reflexology charts the world over.(https://www.open.edu/openlearn/body-mind/health/health-studies/reflexologist-writes)
Following the qualification of my Diploma in Reflexology, from Shelley Monrad’s school Aromaflex, I had the confidence to open up my own clinic combining Reflexology and Aromatherapy. Registered as a member of the Natural Health Practitioners NZ, I now practice offering these natural therapies in my lovely, peaceful Point Chevalier based clinic where clients are invited into a relaxing space that smells aromatically divine. I enjoy combining my love of reflexology and aromatic oils with my knowledge of spirituality, healthy foods and herbal teas in my home clinic part time.
I have also been very fortunate to have been able to give aromatic oil reflexology treatments to nurses as part of a much needed wellbeing day in their very busy hospital environments. This alongside continuing to enjoy working part time in my local educational institute helps me to bring healthy awareness and balance to otherwise busy work environments often filled with stressed out people.
Clients have been thankful to be able to come somewhere peaceful, quiet, relaxing and revitalising. Somewhere to talk about life’s challenges and explore the numerous different options in health available to us. To just have someone to talk too and be heard feels good. I feel very fortunate to have had available the many wonderful options and courses, to train in, that are available in our world today.
Through Professional Development and Research I continue to learn more about the many uses of aromatic oils in the world and the benefits of new clinical reflexology techniques. I hope you find the time to visit my Treatments Options page, have a look at my current treatments available, and come along to begin a new journey to wellbeing.
And finally I must add a big thank you to all my regular clients, who I am blessed to have in my clinic. I look forward to continuing working with you and all the new clients who take their first step towards their own Sole to Heal Pathways.
For available appointment times please contact Tracey on:
(ph) 021 044 8585 or by (email) firstname.lastname@example.org
Warmest wishes, Tracey at the Sole to Heal Clinic http://www.nhpnz.org/tracey-scott-nicholson/ Advanced Natural Therapies Practitioner at Natural Health Practioners NZ; BSc Hons Social & Child Psychology; Dipl Reflexology