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
"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.
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
is a client-centered practitioner with over 16 years practical proficiency in fertility, pre-natal and postpartum related issues.
With insight and wisdom she
has helped couples overcome various challenges for them to conceive naturally, and helps to prepare couples for a rewarding birth experience and healthy baby.
education at the VU of Amsterdam, in The Netherlands.
She has written for national and international publications on nutrition and is the editor of several cookbooks.
Upon becoming the sole supporter of her family, she worked as medical assistant in obstetrics, while pursuing studies in reflexology.
studied with teachers here and abroad, and eventually started her
own program and private practice.
Alarmed by the seemingly quantity of reproductive problems among her
studied anatomy and physiology, consulted experts, and commenced independent research.
Committed to help couples with natural alternatives, she
cultivated RAF™, which is now taught as a continued educational program at various institutions for health care professionals in the USA and abroad.
Vera was director (2001-2006) of the fertility program of the "Olive Leaf Wholeness Center" in New York City, and a contributing practitioner (2009-2011) of "The Rocking chair " a women's wellness center in Englewood, NJ.
She was the president (1999-2003) of The New York State Reflexology Association, where she still serves in an advisory capacity.
was recognized by the Reflexology Association of America
with "the Eunice Ingham Pioneers Award".
nutritional strategies have been included in the Dutch magazine
for Orthomolecular Nutrition and Health "Fit met Voeding".
Vera is also a certified "Healthy Foot Practitioner "through the Restorative Exercise Institute, a science-based education facility that teaches biomechanics of the foot relating to the body.
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WHAT OTHERS SAY
I recommend Vera
calming touch is accompanied by an incredible wisdom of the human body and its relationship with the human emotions.
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
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 .
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.
phoned me after her
Reflexology session with Vera
and used only superlatives when describing her
In fact, two days later she
had a swift and natural labor and delivery.J.K.