Ina qualified as a Registered Therapeutic Reflexologist by completing a comprehensive 2-year diploma course in 2003 with The School of Effective Reflexology Methods in Johannesburg, South Africa. The course syllabus consisted of advanced reflexology, anatomy & physiology, pathology, nutritional counselling, I.C.U. protocols, Aspects of Chinese medicine, homeopathy and phyto-medicine, biomechanics, Bach flower remedies and the basics of pharmacology and also included 300 hours of case studies and a thesis which Ina completed on cerebral palsy.
Ina's teacher and mentor, Liz Graham; a reflexologist for 35 years, administers the school and also teaches and lectures globally, most notably in China, Brazil and Italy. The course secured accreditation with the Department of Education and the Allied Health Professionals Council in South Africa and due to the professional nature of the course Ina was able to work in hospitals and I.C.U.
Ina's passion for therapeutic reflexology led to her lecturing the course for The School of Effective Reflexology Methods while also maintaining a full time, and successful, practice while in South Africa. Teaching reflexology was a highlight in her career which further ingrained her love for what is her passion and chosen life's path. She has offered many lectures and teaching in The School of Effective Reflexology Methods modality in Canada thus far.
This knowledge has given Ina an understanding and focus on treating the individual, and not simply the problems and symptoms they are experiencing. It is Ina's belief that each treatment is as unique as each individual, and she adapts to meet the specific needs and desires of her patients.
Ina's particular interest in fertility and pregnancy led to her undertaking a Doula's course to further enhance the health of mothers in her practice while she has also had a great deal of success in working with children. She prides herself on being a people person and it brings her great joy to be able to help others. As a result she welcomes a diverse group of ages and cultures to her practice and she treats every individual with the dignity, care and respect they deserve.
Ina has two daughters and came to Canada with her family in July 2007. She ran a successful practice at Health Matters and since coming to Canada has undertaken further study to enhance the energy side of her work. She has a particular interest in quantum healing and has completed a course in Quantum Touch, successfully incorporating it into her reflexology practice.
She is also currently undertaking another 3 year Earth Spirit medicine course to add to her melting pot of knowledge.
Ina believes that life's journey, which has brought her to where she is today, has added a richness to her life. She looks forward to sharing with others while assisting them in helping them find their own richness and balance.