Atwater Library celebrates World Reflexology Week

Julie Thackeray of Solutions for Wellness

NORTH BRANFORD — In celebration of World Reflexology Week (Sept. 23 - 29), Julie Thackeray of Solutions for Wellness will host a presentation on The Benefits of Reflexology at North Branford’s Atwater Library 1720 Foxon Road on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

The event is free, but guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the North Branford Food Pantry.

While looked upon today as an alternative medicine technique, Reflexology — the stimulation of pressure points located on the feet, hands or ears — is actually an ancient healing modality dating back to as early as Egyptian times. It can be used either as a stand-alone therapy that can assist the body in returning to homeostasis and relieving stress or as an adjunct complimentary therapy to Western medicine.

Other benefits include: improved blood flow, reduced anxiety, pain reduction, enhancement of medical care (i.e. diabetes and asthma), complimentary to cancer care, easing PMS and menopausal symptoms, and helpful for foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis. Young and old alike can benefit from the effect that reflexology has on the entire body because it promotes the relaxation response and the release of the beta endorphins to leave you feeling peaceful and relaxed.

Traditionally trained in nursing, Solutions for Wellness owner Julie Thackeray, LPN, CRT, CH, ADS, offers restorative mind-body services that help participants move toward an improved quality of life, empowered with an effective care plan that lets you take control of your wellness. She is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, a NADA Acudetox Specialist, and nationally certified by the American Reflexology Board.

For more information about Reflexology, current programs and special offers, call 203-215-6087 or visit

— Contributed press release

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