Extensive Dementia Experience
Persons with Special Needs
Rainbow Relaxation Routine
Tracey Liebig graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Arts - Focus of study Gerontology. Her career focused on counselling, providing adult education and working with caregivers and people living with dementia. She is married to her High School sweetheart, Gerry, who has been by her side through all of the ups and downs of life and they have been blessed with two wonderful children.
Tracey was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease at the age of 21 while attending university. After nine months of chemotherapy which challenged her body, mind and spirit, she started her recovery phase. It was during this time, she realized the importance of one's health and came to understand that she must take active steps on a daily basis to try and build and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Tracey became passionate about learning to garden, choosing organic food options where possible, using less toxic products, drinking lots of water, taking supplements to support her diet and saw a chiropractor on a regular basis. A few years later she started to see a massage therapist to support her body in recovery. This is a lifelong journey of wellness for Tracey, she has some regrets however her motto is “When you know better, do better.''
Her journey with reflexology came out of profound loss. Following her first miscarriage Tracey struggled to get her hormones and mental health back on track. On the advice of her mother, she sought out a local reflexologist which truly changed her life. As we know, “Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural balance and facilitate healing. (RAC Website)” These sessions over time helped to restore well-being and regulate hormones. Since that first treatment in 2000, Tracey added reflexology into her health maintenance program.
With over 12 years working with the local Alzheimer Society, Tracey felt a call to help people in another way. Seeing families struggling over the years caring for loved ones with dementia, as well as recognizing the rise in stress and anxiety levels in the general population, Tracey embarked on a very different career path. In 2016, Tracey decided to leave her management position to pursue her dream of becoming a reflexologist. In February 2019, she became a Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist with the Reflexology Association of Canada. She loves meeting new clients and enjoys seeing the benefits that others experience when they add reflexology into their regular health maintenance routine.
Tracey has added Functional Reflex Therapy(FRT) to her practise, taking the course from the founder Lorraine Senior. The Functional Reflex Therapy Framework for Reflexology is designed for children and adults of all ages with high levels of anxiety, intellectual difficulties, autism, special educational needs and disabilities and is an enjoyable beneficial experience for more vulnerable adults with dementia and Alzheimer's. This is an amazing therapy that can benefit so many. Tracey is trained to deliver FRT as a therapy, as well as to train parents and family caregivers how to use the Rainbow relaxation routine at home.