Maureen Fagan, LMT, Certified Reflexologist
Maureen is a NYS License Massage Therapist (LMT), graduating from the Swedish Institute in NYC. 1,000+ hours of study in massage school over a 2-year period are required to earn a license as a NYS Massage Therapist. With this prerequisite completed, Maureen went on to complete 200+ hours of study in Reflexology and pass the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) exam to become a Nationally Board-Certified Reflexologist.
She currently focuses her practice on reflexology which is both an art and a science of touch that addresses the whole person. It is based on the premise that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and face that correspond to every organ and system in the body. Reflexology provides a means to manage stress by helping the recipient learn to relax. It is only when the body is in a relaxed state that its own natural healing ability is activated.
Profound results are achieved with reflexology through the strategic use of firm pressure systematically applied to reflex points on the feet, hands or face. Stimulating these reflex points promotes balance in the body which provides a sense of well-being. Learning to relax through reflexology happens in a cumulative way, with each session the body reaches a deeper state of relaxation. Chronic stress is highly correlated with many health problems—impacting physical, mental, and emotional vitality.
Maureen specializes in Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD), a form of complementary therapy that focuses on the lymphatic reflexes in the feet. This in turn stimulates the Lymphatic System within the body. RLD increases the flow of lymph fluid which results in reduced swelling. It is a unique sequence that has been researched and developed by Sally Kay, BSc (Hons) while performing landmark cancer care clinical work in Great Britain.
Breast Cancer patients can be at-risk of secondary lymphedema due to surgical removal of lymph nodes, radiation, infections, vascular surgery or direct trauma to the body, e.g. burns, accidents, grazes, or open wounds. Research suggests that survivors with lymphedema are more likely to suffer psychological and emotional difficulties, be more disabled, and experience a poorer quality of life than survivors without the condition. Improved breast cancer survival rates suggest that approximately two-out-of-three women survive the disease beyond twenty years. This means that more people are living longer with this debilitating side effect for which there is currently no cure.
Maureen is a breast cancer survivor at risk of lymphedema. She is committed to helping cancer patients find relaxation, stress reduction, relief from lymphedema, and overall well-being through Reflexology.
Please contact her at: 516-521-3771 to schedule a session.