By Simona Stefaniskova
I have never met anyone who wanted to be a reflexologist from tiny. I am sure that people like this exist, however that was not my case.
My very first contact with reflexology was through my beloved grandfather who was my therapist as well as a client 😊 He was not a professional therapist but he believed in the magical power of touch. I will never forget the amazing times I spent with him. Every evening before sleep or while watching TV he was working on my feet, gently pressing on my soles and massaging them (and I can tell you that he was pretty good). I loved how it felt and I was always requesting more and more. Once my granny found me sleeping on the sofa with my foot in my grandad´s hand and grandad snoring on the armchair. I bet that if she'd had a camera near she would have taken a picture of us. It felt so natural to my grandad to grab my feet and provide me with reflexology without knowing what it is and it was also so bonding. I had an incredible relationship with him. We had an amazing spiritual connection which I can´t explain (I might tell you about it next time). Did reflexology help with our unbreakable bond? Maybe 😊 . But what I believe, is that it definitely strengthened our relationship.
On the other hand, I was giving my grandad regular massage sessions. He used to say that I had golden healing hands. He truly was an amazing person. Back massage was something he would always be looking forward to so much. And it made me very happy to see how he was responding and how grateful he was. He made me feel special. It sort of became a family tradition that I provided massage to family members from the age of 10.
As I was growing up I had many passions and professionally I wanted to become a teacher. I absolutely love working with kids of all ages and I feel massive fulfilment in this area. However, life took me in a completely different direction in both my personal and professional life. I feel my life purpose is definitely linked to working with kids and young people and the idea is getting much clearer recently. My extreme interest in holistic health lead me to study holistic medicine, as this option was not available in my country I was determined to move abroad and study high quality courses so I could offer the very best.
I started first with doing self study of reflexology later aromatherapy. I took several online classes to help me to dive more into the theory of the subject while I was working full time. The more I learned more I became interested. Let´s say that there are two approaches in reflexology eastern and western. Eastern is more about Chinese reflexology and using Chinese pentagram to balance the health. Western approach is modern reflexology. I will take a closer look at this in a video or blog post later on. They are both different in the techniques used and ways of working with a client. I felt drawn to both of them. I went to Prague in 2015, to participate on a workshop two amazing, highly experienced reflexologists were offering, which was focused more on the eastern approach to reflexology. I loved it. I began looking for material and classes to understand it further and practising my skills on my clients.
When it felt like the right timing I applied to study complementary therapies in Metropolitan College in Brighton, UK. It was incredible. That was exactly the piece in my education which I had felt was missing. Having experts teaching me and supervising my work for a whole year is priceless and a significant experience in life of a therapist. Not only that but I enjoyed the hard work which came with it, providing reflexology, aromatherapy and massage treatments to many clients with various health issues, and I successfully graduated with the award of student of the year. I am so grateful that the passion and energy I give to my treatments was not only reflected in the amazing feedback from clients, but also from tutors who were very happy with my work. I was inspired and even more motivated to constantly improve and offer genuinely transforming treatments to everyone who feels like working with me.
So here I am. At the moment I am working from our temporary home-based practice in Cumbre del Sol, Benitachell until we open our Simsar Healing Centre in Spain.
If you are living in Costa Blanca, Spain or coming for holiday, you are very welcome to book a session and experience the amazing benefits of reflexology on yourself.
Please contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or I am also available on WhatsApp on +447749342190
What is self-love and why is it important? If you have any questions or if there is anything you feel like sharing don´t be shy to connect with us.
Also maybe if you can reply to the following questions…
Did this podcast help you to look at the self love differently? If so in what way? What did you realize? Do you feel that self love is essential for happy and fulfilled life?
Let me know.
As a fully qualified aromatherapist I always explain to my clients, that aromatherapy is an amazing, powerful therapy but must be used correctly.
Please be careful with information online coming from sales consultants instead of qualified aromatherapists.
In this interview we talk about why Simona became an Aromatherapist, what her job involves and why she decided to expand and start making products available to all.
Order a bottle to try, and enjoy its beautiful aroma and amazing benefits!
What would you reply if someone asked you for the advice written in the title of this article?
When someone asks me I always say: "Start to believe that it is possible to fulfil all of your dreams!" This is my brief, and I believe, useful advice on how to manifest dreams.
You might say... "Is that it?”
Well, of course not. But to start to believe that YES, YOU CAN FULFIL YOUR DREAMS, is a very significant step.
You cannot walk without taking a first step and then a second one, right? The same applies to our dreams.
Make it very clear to yourself what it is that your heart would love to create in this reality.
Once you are sure, and I am not talking about picturing every detail of it (unless you want to of course), hold the vision of your dream and believe that if this dream is coming from your heart it will become your reality.
After this, you are fully ready to set smart and sensible goals towards your dreams in order to achieve them.
Let me remind you this... We all deserve the best, all of us, with no exception! That’s the truth. No matter how badly you judge yourself, how horrible and painful your life used to be, or no matter how hard your life may seem to you now, maybe your life is not even bad but you feel stuck and unable to do what you really would love to do, just remember that You deserve THE BEST. Let me repeat once more. YOU, my friend, DESERVE THE BEST, in every part of your life.
Have a good night and sweet dreams/dreaming :-)
Loads of love,
I created two soothing, cooling holistic and natural recipes for facial application.
With summer time here now, from time to time we might suffer from sun exposure reactions, which obviously can be caused by prolonged stays in the sun without skin protection when the heat is so unbearable that we may end up with heat rash and sunburn or an allergic reaction to the sun which can be caused from many different reasons. All of these are extremely uncomfortable and share similar or the same symptoms such as itchiness, redness, pinkness, pain, burning, even swelling on our face which is a particularly sensitive area.
In the worst scenario when reaction is really bad, people can suffer from serious skin damage, painful blisters, scaling, crusting or bleeding, lumps filled with pus, fever. In this case do not wait to seek medical help.
Please be careful and self loving while you are enjoying the summer!
Stay well hydrated.
Use sensible sun protection which is reapplied regularly especially when you go swimming.
Avoid the sun completely in its strongest hours if you can.
Always search for the shade.
Wear head protection.
Do not over do it sunbathing and make your health a priority.
Recipes by Simona Raso Stefanisko
(Please watch the videos for detailed instructions.)
Cooling, Refreshing and Hydrating Cucumber Mask
A small chunk of cucumber as you can see in the video around 10 cm long (best to use cold from fridge)
4ml of sweet almond oil (or grapeseed, if you suffer from nut allergy) mixed with 1 drop of peppermint essential oil
Once this is blended together add 2 drops of lavender essential oil and stir.
You can apply this mask twice a day morning and evening. Store in the fridge no longer than 48 hours, then make a fresh one.
Cold Tea Compress
1 tablespoon of herbal mix from fresh or dry chamomile
Several leaves of Melissa fresh or dried
1 cup cold filtered water
4 drops peppermint essential oil
Make a tea from the herbs and let it cool down. Once cool, mix it with the filtered water and add the essential oil, then stir. If your compress solution is not cold enough put it in the fridge for a while.
You can apply this compress several times a day or overnight. Also you can use it on other parts of your body which need cooling and soothing.
*TIP* After you wash your face after any of the cooling remedies you can apply this facial homemade cooling blend.
Here is the recipe:
10 ml sweet almond oil (substitute this if you suffer from nut allergy)
3 drops of peppermint essential oil
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Let me know if you enjoyed any of the recipes.
I am going to share with you updates and what is coming up very soon in this video.
We haven’t been posting regularly due to very positive events in our personal life.
We have been super busy and we had to take little break from work. However we are back now super inspired and excited !!!!!
What you can you expect from our channel and other social media?
What is new on SimsarHealing?
You will find out in the video.
Have a lovely day,
Here's a quick introduction to the chakras from our course Chakra Balancing with Aromatherapy:
SIMONA & SARA