President , Founder and Principal of the Universal College of Reflexology
Lauren Slade is a business women fascinated with alternative medicine and holistic healing modalities. She was born in London, England where she was educated in many healing arts including Reflexology, Herbs, Homeopathy, Massage Therapy and Aromatherapy. Working in private practice for many years has been a source of joy and delight for her as she have watched clients with a wide range of conditions from coughs/colds to cancer and HIV/AIDs move onto to better health. Lauren moved to Canada and founded the Universal College of Reflexology in 1991. She has taught 1,000’s of students around the world about Reflexology, Traditional Japanese Reiki, Herbs, Dowsing, Meditation, Aromatherapy and Crystals to mention just a few of her favourite subjects.
With over 30 years experience as a practitioner, Lauren also teaches and lectures about reflexology at the highest levels. Lauren originally studied in London, England with Dwight Byers of the International Institute of Reflexology, and has subsequently enjoyed learning many different styles of reflexology from all four corners of the globe. She has specialized in studying Hand, Ear and Foot Reflexology as well as Facial Reflexology, Scalp Reflexology, Nose Reflexology, Body Reflexology, Nail Reflexology and Tibetan Reflexology from a wide variety of highly respected teachers around the world.
Lauren is always exploring ways of passing this most effective, ancient healing art onto as many people as possible. She is constantly writing and updating the wide collection of Reflexology and natural health manuals (over 42) that are used at the Universal College of Reflexology.
Lauren Slade is Past President of the Reflexology Association of Canada where she assisted in broadening the scope of the RAC to include hand and ear Reflexology.
Lauren understands the importance of improving the quality of education and professionalism of Reflexology. Lauren also loves discovering and exploring different ways of integrating reflexology into every day healthcare, such as how Reflexology can be used for a wide variety of ailments from stress relief to pain management.
Lauren lives on an island in the Pacific Ocean with her husband and dog Oliver, surrounded old growth forests with 800 year old trees and nature filled with wild life such as Eagles, Blue Herons, Deer, Cougar, Bears, Sea Lions, Seals, Otters, Mink, Racoons and Wolves. There are two native pods of killer whales and dolphins that live just off the coast in the Pacific Ocean and who swim by the ferries that move back and forth to the mainland. Lauren lives between the snow-capped mountains with world class ski resorts and the white sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean.
Teaching others how to have fun and heal themselves and their lives is one of Lauren’s main passions in life.