About Oran

Photo of Oran Oran Aviv has been giving Reflexology treatments for over 19 years.   She became a Reflexologist in 1995 and completed her studies as a Senior Reflexologist in 1996 in Israel.  Oran is constantly increasing her knowledge in Reflexology by learning new methods for giving treatments and reading the feet.  After so many years in practice, Oran can still be blown away when she sees how effective Reflexology can be.   

Oran’s treatments combine other complementary and alternative therapies that she has learned over the years.  These include courses and workshops she has taken in diagnosis throught the feet, Reiki, Quantum Touch, Indian Hot Stone Massage, nutrition, EFT and The Meir Schneider Method. Oran also works with other practitioners to make sure clients get the best possible care.
Each person and each session is different.  Each individual treatment is suited to the person’s needs at the moment.
Oran was accepted as a Senior Reflexologist to the Israel Reflexology Association in 1998. 
Oran feels that everyone can learn to use Reflexology and has developed a Hand Reflexology Course that teaches participants to use Hand Reflexology on themselves and on their families and friends. To learn more about the course: Click here
Oran was certified in 2014 as  Validation Worker and completed  "The Activity for Health Project" course with the Israel Alzheimer’s Association in 2006.  She works at the Senior Day Care Center in Kfar Saba where she teaches memory games and gives Reflexology treatments to seniors with  Dementia/Alzheimer’s.  Oran has also developed and teaches  "Hand -on-Dementia" a workshop based on hand reflexology to medical staff and caregivers who care for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia and to the staff of  nursing homes. 

Tapping with Oran

jazz full cropped longOran is originally from San Francisco (née Helen.)  Today she lives in Kfar Saba, Israel with her husband and 3 children.

Besides her continued interest in complimentary medicine and her constant search to find new and simple methods to keep people healthy, Oran’s other passion is dance and musical theatre.

Oran began dancing at an early age and taught dance for over 20 years in Israel and abroad, including tap, jazz and modern dance.

Today Oran continues to teach tap dancing workshops around the country where she teaches children, youth and adults (some even in their 70's!) to tap and tries to pass on to them her love for musical theater.  You can catch a class with her at Jacob's Ladder Music Festival.  

Oran also choreographs musicals, her most recent production was Evita for Israel Musicals in 2013.



Travel with Oran

Oran also loves being out in nature and treasures the time she spends with her family hiking and camping.  She loves the energy that she feels in the mountains. 

Grand Canyon

 The Grand Canyon


The Dolomites, Italy

The Eastern Dolomites, Italy

A Second Generation's Journey

My name is Oran (Helen) Aviv and I am the daughter of two Holocaust survivors from Bochnia, Poland. 

I have decided to dedicate a few pages on my site to my family and the Holocaust.
From Bergen Belsen to Officer's Course
As the child of two Holocaust survivors I grew up being told that I don't have grandparents.  In Auschwitz I realized that I really did have Grandparents  
I accompanied my son's 12th grade class on their 1 week journey to Poland to learn about the Holocaust. I shared my journal with famiy and friends by writing  emails.  
Barbara's Story: Seeing the War as a non-Jew from Bochnia from Outside the Ghetto
Seeing the War from Outside the Ghetto
By Barbara, the daughter of my mother's non-Jewish school friend
Traveling by train one can see glimpses of what life is really like in Israel 
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