What Clients Say
“There is nothing I could give you that comes close to the gift you give me each week. I hope you will accept this token of my great appreciation for all you do for me. I wish you the happiest of holidays, followed by only good things in the New Year”…MJ
“In my mind, reflexology is just as therapeutic as, if not more so than my weekly counseling sessions. In my appointments with my psychiatrist, I am learning how certain repetitive thoughts have created feelings in me that have developed into this depression I have hidden and battled for years. The process is insightful, sometimes painful, and yes, it is helping.
But, when I receive reflexology, I don’t have to revisit past memories and painful experiences; I don’t have to try to understand anything about myself. There is never an expectation from you that I share anything about what is going on; only an invitation.
I just get to experience myself in a way I never have before. I get to relax deeper than I ever have and just feel myself safe and tension-free. That is the most healing thing I can think of, because it has shown me who I really am, beneath the depression”… Ken, high school principal
“Back surgery was ‘successful’ as defined by my neurosurgeon but left me with chronic peripheral nerve pain. Being averse to unnecessary meds, I had decided to just tough it out when a friend suggested I try reflexology. She recommended Karen Ball as ‘The Best’. The little bit of reading I did left me skeptical, but pretty certain if it didn’t help, it wouldn’t hurt. So I made my first appointment.
I am now a believer and have been a weekly recipient of reflexology for over a year now. Though I started with the goal of relief from this specific pain, through my experience and with Karen’s guidance, I realized that I could set the bar higher (or in my case, wider). I live with metastatic cancer; physical and emotional challenges abound. I find that working with Karen in my weekly sessions, targeting different issues as they ebb and flow, has absolutely improved my quality of life. As I’ve come to appreciate more fully what reflexology can do for me, along with addressing the chronic nerve pain, I have asked Karen from time to time to target my entire immune system, specific organ systems, or whatever pains or discomforts I am experiencing that week. I am never disappointed in the results of a session.
My original pain has not totally disappeared, but it often is diminished and remains at a low level for some time following a session. No, I have not been ‘ cured’ of my illnesses (nor did I expect to be!), but I return each week knowing that I always will feel better physically after a session and that my body’s negative reaction to a particular stressor will be relieved for an extended time if not disappear entirely. Additionally, unexpectedly, but as treasured as any physical outcome, I always find that receiving reflexology elevates my mood and my emotional sense of well-being.”…MJ, retired professor
For more than two decades, I had chronic muscular pain in my shoulders, caused by stress that settled in that area. It was persistent and often intense, on one side or both, and occasionally in the neck as well. In addition to numerous medications, I had physical therapy several times over the years to address this problem. Those sessions achieved only temporary relief, and the pain would return quickly and often stay with me for long periods. It had a negative effect not only on my physical activity but also on my daily comfort level and sense of well-being. It often interfered with my ability to enjoy normal activities, as the pain remained present almost constantly.
A little over a year ago, I was introduced to Karen Ball and the practice of reflexology. Karen has the reputation of being superb in her field, absolutely ‘the best’, and I emphatically agree.
Reflexology has had a profound and lasting impact on my life, and I am so thankful that I went to Karen for treatment. She began foot reflexology to help reduce the chronic pain in my shoulders, and it had an almost immediate positive result. Over time, the pain disappeared completely — truly an amazing and incredibly beneficial outcome for me.
I now have weekly sessions with Karen and, if a low level of pain recurs occasionally, she focuses on it and once again, the pain disappears completely. Also, during many sessions when I have no specific discomfort to address, a visit with Karen results in relaxation, a positive sense of good health and well-being, and an absolute absence of stress. I always, always, ALWAYS feel better than when I arrived. Reflexology has done so much for me, and I believe that my great success is 100% due to Karen Ball’s extraordinary skill level… SBS, retired education administrator