Certified Ear, Hand, Foot, Facial
and Hot Stone Reflexologist
A few words about me
Hi, I'm Alana Hewitt
Hi, I'm Alana Hewitt
Back in the ‘70s I was taking a yoga class. During class I felt sick. Earlier I’d eaten something my stomach didn’t agree with. The teacher noticed I wasn’t my usual energetic self. She had me sit on the mat with her, while the class watched. She took my foot and pressed on a spot on the bottom of it. I burped! She pressed again. I burped and said “excuse me”. She pressed again and again. I continued to burp and say excuse me. She told me to stop saying "excuse me"! When my burps decreased to a frequency of happening at every other press, she took my other foot and pressed several more times. A few more burps left my body. I was amazed and confused. She wouldn’t tell me what she was doing. She told me to go back to my mat and in 15 minutes I’d feel better. A half an hour later, I remembered that I’d been feeling sick. I didn’t anymore! At the end of class, she told me that reflexology was what she had performed. I was impressed and knew it worked. I’d experienced it myself. I knew that when the time was right, I’d learn this modality and help others as I was so graciously and unselfishly helped. It was a turning point that later defined my life.
After taking the certification training with the Reflexology Association of Canada, I continued to upgrade my education through the association and with international professionals teaching at these conferences. Advanced reflexology courses from world renowned speakers such as Beryl Crane (UK), Inge Dougans (South Africa), Hanne Marquardt (Germany) and Kevin Kunz (USA). I applied what I'd learned in these courses to create unique and beneficial reflexology treatments that my clients love and value, helping them to improve their health.
My passion has not diminished over the 30 years of service as I continue to teach students and practice this professional healing art with all my clients. I am a Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist, RCRT, and a Licensed Canadian Reflexology Teacher, LCRT, with the Reflexology Association of Canada.
Why choose me
I have been a Certified Foot Reflexologist for more than 30 years, becoming an Instructor with RAC in 1995, teaching both privately in Barrie and the surrounding areas and at Georgian College in Barrie and Orillia. I operate a private practice from my home in Barrie. Services also include ear candling, and past life regression sessions.
Hand reflexology is very comfortable for the client. It can be like a friendly chat while performing the techniques that facilitate the body's mechanisms to improve the client's health. Reported benefits are a sense of well being, improved circulation and releasing emotional blockages.
Ear Reflexology or Auricular therapy, as it is also known, works on helping people drop their addictions effortlessly. I've worked with people on smoking, alcohol, weight and relationship issues. It can be applied daily (for 2 weeks) or weekly (10 treatments) and takes only 1/2 hour per session.
Alana is an incredible Reflexologist and teacher. Her treatments leave you feeling relaxed, inspired and calm. As a teacher of the course, she makes learning fun and accessible. I’m so grateful to have met her and been in the care of her healing hands! I would HIGHLY recommend her for treatments and as a teacher of the program if you’re interested in the certification.
Owner of Modo Yoga Barrie
Alana’s knowledge of how the different areas of the foot impact various body parts was very thorough. She reviews your concerns before beginning treatment. Having experienced extreme stress for a number of years, during the treatment I experienced a deep sense of total relaxation. My insomnia disappeared and my energy level increased dramatically. It is not an exaggeration to say that after a few treatments this form of therapy has made a significant improvement to my overall health.
I had reflexology years ago for a painful 3 inch spur in the arch of my foot. After 4 or 5 treatments the pain and spur were gone!
My mother, who is 98 years old and in a nursing home, was unable to hear even with her hearing aid. Alana worked on her weekly and she can hear now even without her hearing aid. My mother relaxes during the treatments and falls asleep. Afterwards she is more alert and engaging.
Alana knows her stuff and I am very pleased with the results.
The first time I met Alana I knew I had made the correct choice for my reflexology teacher. Alana as a person is warm and inviting as is the space she teaches in. She offers the gift of her knowledge and experience in a professional, organized, unique and fun way. I would recommend Alana as a teacher to anyone who is dedicated to learning the beautiful craft of reflexology.
Whether you are a mature student, young or hold a professional designation, if you have a desire to learn reflexology then Alana can help you achieve that goal. Alana has a special gift for teaching this craft to suit any student's learning style. As a mature student (53) and having recently graduated with my Nursing degree, Alana taught me material (that I thought I knew!) with such enthusiasm, variety and sense of fun. I have a whole new level of understanding about the intricacies of how our bodies work. I encourage you to start yours!
Nurse and Reflexologist
It was an absolute joy taking the RAC foot course with Alana Hewitt! She presented the material in an understandable, interesting and fun manner. She gave me the confidence to take on and master what at first seemed an overwhelming task. Her continued support after the course was deeply appreciated. Thank you Alana!
Cathy McArthur, RCRT
Cathy McArthur, RCRT
Certified Reflexology Therapist