Relaxation Reflexology owner and certified reflexologist, Taleah Uhles, has always been interested in alternative healing practices for as long as she can remember; her dream of being able to open her own practice became a reality on August 15 when the doors opened to her Pleasant View office located at 6522 Highway 41-A.
The practice, the first of its kind in the area, will offer its patients hand and foot reflexology services of varying lengths, as well as hot stone reflexology— a service hard to come by.
In the office located in the Pleasant View Center, visitors are welcomed in a calming lobby where they can help themselves to fresh fruit and water. In the therapy room, there is a comfortable recliner where the client rests during the session, a salt lamp, soft music, aromatherapy, warm towels, and an eye-mask if desired; there is also a selection of oils and lotions available.
The practice’s most impressive attribute, however, is Uhles’ extensive experience and passion for what she does. Fully licensed and certified in the field after 312 credit hours, she chooses to continue her education in order to deliver her clients the most beneficial and positive experience she can.
To reap the full potential and benefit of reflexology, Uhles says, certification is incredibly important.
With over 7,000 nerve endings in each foot alone, it is crucial, she strongly believes, that a reflexologist use the proper technique and know all of the reflexes, including which ones to avoid on a person-to-person basis.
“Certification is key in being able to properly communicate with clients, offer valuable feedback, and identify stressors,” she sys.
By properly stimulating the nerve endings on the feet and hands, reflexology has the ability to heal many areas of the body in various ways. In addition to the hands and feet, it has been known to help with sinus trouble, back pain, mental health, internal organs, and more.
“The great thing about reflexology is that it is not only relaxing and enjoyable, but can also be used to help a variety of health complications; it is an enjoyable experience that is packed with countless benefits,” Uhles adds.
Beyond excited to share her skills with the community, Uhles encourages anyone to stop by Relaxation Reflexology or give her a call at (615) 854- 0491. It is currently open Monday through Wednesday from 10 AM to 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM to 6 PM with extended hours on Thursday and Friday coming in the near future.
“Almost anyone can receive and benefit from reflexology,” Uhles boasts about her area of expertise in the ever growing field of alternative therapy. “It is where health and relaxation combine.”
A 12-year resident of Cheatham County, Uhles lives in Ashland City with her supportive fiancé, dog, and seven rescue cats. In her downtime, she loves to roller skate and take nature walks.