WWD - Spa’s are Fertile Ground for Options, The Olive Leaf Wholeness Center now offers a natural fertility program which uses holistic health approaches to help women become pregnant. The fertility program is led by Vera Krijn, a reflexologist, who has helped 32 women over the past two years in becoming pregnant.
“Reflexology helps with stress reduction, and stress affects our reproductive system,” Krijn said. “The program is a holistic approach, that includes nutrition and promotes "Fertility Awareness”.
SPA Business - “Vera says “I have been practicing and teaching reflexology for over fifteen years and I got interested in the work of Dr. Gowri Mohta” - an obstetrician in London, and pioneer of the water birth- who first introduced reflexology treatments during and after pregnancy. Dr. Mohta found that reflexology dramatically reduced several pregnancy issues, including high blood pressure, fluid retention, heartburn, backache, constipation and fatigue. After giving birth, the balancing and restoring qualities of reflexology can help to alleviate cramping, mild edema, stimulate milk production, and help the uterus return to its normal proportions”
Reflexology has been effective when dealing with the after effects of epidurals and to alleviate post-natal depression".
Herbs for Healing - "Vera Krijn, president of the New York State Reflexology Association, thinks that reflexology has matured in the United States over the past decade. The scope of work has expanded because many medical facilities, spa's and sport centers now offer reflexology treatments.
We have really seen an increase in demand for reflexology in the medical setting, says Krijn.
NHK Japanese Television - A 30 minute documentary about Vera and her work, including intervies with clients, students and doctors.
Vera Krijn is a certied reflexologist, nutritionist and a client-centered practitioner with over 24 years practical experience in reproductive health.
With insight and wisdom, she has helped thousands of couples to conceive naturally, and supports women to navigate through the challenges of pregnancy towards a “gentle and positive birth experience”. In addition she eases new moms and thier babies into the postpartum phase.
Educated in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, she has written for national and international publications on reflexology, health and nutrition. She is the author and editor of various cookbooks and her nutritional strategies have been included in the Dutch magazine for Orthomolecular Nutrition and Health “Fit met Voeding”.
Her Reflexology Assisted Fertility Program (RAF) was integrated into the Natural Fertility program of Olive Leaf Wholeness Center in New York City, working closely with New York University Fertility Clinic and The Rocking Chair, a women's wellness center in Englewood, NJ.
Her program "Conditioned Response Reflexology” (CRR), a method developed as a pain management program during labor and delivery is being taugt to midwifes, doula's, childbirth educators and reflexologist abroad and in the USA.
Vera is also a certified "Healthy Foot Practitioner “ a program related to the biomechanics of the foot, and helps people with muscular/skeleta foot problems.
She was twice president of The New York State Reflexology Association and has been recognized by the Reflexology Association of America with "the Eunice Ingham Pioneers Award”.
"I recommend Vera without hesitation. Her calming touch is accompanied by an incredible wisdom of the human body and its relationship with the human emotions. She works with 100% positive intention, is completely present, and is the consummate professional" Dr. G.M, Village OB/GYN
"As a labor support doula, I work with many pregnant women and their partners, each of whom has a unique story about how easy or difficult it was to conceive. I first heard about Vera Krijn from a client of mine who had worked with Vera while trying to conceive as well as during her pregnancy and in preparation for her child’s birth. My client’s stories about Vera were rich with feeling and a sincere belief that Vera’s skilled touch and wisdom had helped her toward a purely positive experience at every turn. While I had never had any personal experience with Reflexology, I was compelled by my client’s tales to call Vera myself – both for the stress reduction benefits as well as the fertility benefits (I had suffered two miscarriages in twelve months)"
Unlike most care providers I had dealt with (namely primary care physicians and obstetricians), Vera’s approach was personal and attentive; she seemed genuinely interested in my story and my history. I did and began seeing Vera on a weekly basis, and conceived again within two months .I am currently eight weeks into what appears to be a healthy pregnancy.
I have also recommended Vera to other clients of mine, one in particular, who at two weeks postdate with her second baby was facing a medical induction. She phoned me after her Reflexology session with Vera and used only superlatives when describing her experience. In fact, two days later she had a swift and natural labor and delivery" Jennifer K.
"It was only yesterday when I woke up feeling weak and depressed. Today I feel incredible!! I have no symptoms at all. I'm so amazed. GRACIAS, GRACIAS" Alexandra P
"After a miscarriage last year, I am now 6 months pregnant at age 40, and the sessions have been a source of great support. Your knowledge, warmth, and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated, and I look forward to our continued work together through this pregnancy and beyond. Thank you very much for the work you have been doing for me. Daria C.
I wanted to let you know that I got a positive blood result from NYU! To be honest it is still sinking in. I cant thank you enough for always putting my mind and body at ease and for making yourself available when I needed you. I am incredibly grateful and so excited to be another one of your success stories. You came highly recommended and you lived up to your reputation. I will certainly keep you posted. Thank you so much for everything! Sincerely" Joanne A
"I hope you are well. I think of you often and it is all beginning to sink in, I am 21 weeks today--Yay!--and We also found out we will be having a little girl and are really excited. Please take care and thank you again for everything. I believe you were the missing piece of the puzzle!! Love" Eliza L
"Just wanted to let you know that I got very good news on Friday, I am really pregnant. Thank you so much for all your help!!! Best" Elizabeth K
"Great news- baby is vertex! In perfect face-down position. Thanks, your help was a godsend" Marcie H.
"Wow!!! I can't believe it. You truly have a gift!! They just called me with the good news! My first result was very high!! Thanks again for everything!! See u Monday" Ines D
"She is here! Labor was 2 hrs, natural and a piece of cake .Giant thank you to you and we will talk soon.” Arielle L
"Just wanted to let you know I had a little boy. I only pushed for 8 minutes and the doctor believes it was a result of the reflexology sessions! So thank you! Sincerely, Julia P
"Our baby boy, Calder, was born Sunday, March 16th, just a few days after our last appointment" Celine R
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