About Oran

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Oran Aviv has been a reflexologist for 25 years.  Even though she has worked with hundreds of clients, Oran can still be blown away when she sees how effective Reflexology can be.    

Besides learning other reflexology methods, Oran also continues to learn various health modalities to help her clients, especially those who suffer from pain and or sports injuries.  These include Trigger Point Massage, Myofascial Release, Cupping, Tui Na and Shiatsu. Oran also works with other practitioners to make sure her clients are getting the best possible care for their specific health issues. 
 Besides helping her clients feel better, Oran's other passion is helping those with memory loss, people who have Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.  Oran created and teaches Hands-on Dementia,  a method based on the principles of hand reflexology to help those with dementia.  She teaches workshops to caregivers and staff at senior facilities and nursing homes around the world.  Oran was the recipient of the 2018 Geller Prize for her work that helps people with dementia.
In 2013 Oran saw the clip of Naomi Feil using Validation on Gladys Wilson,a woman with advanced stage dementia, and was amazed to see Naomi magically help Gladys become more coherent and verbal. Oran realized that Validation would be an important tool to add to hand reflexology to help those with dementia. Oran immediately signed up for a Validaition worker's course and in 2014 she became a certified Validation Worker.  She continued studying Validation and in 2019 became a certified Validation Teacher. Today Oran teaches both Hand Reflexology and Validation. 
Book Cover of "Beyond Words"
Her first book, Beyond Words - Using Hand Reflexology to help your Loved One with Dementia, will soon be available as an e-book.  
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