Saira Hussain is a Certified Reflexology Health Practitioner, Artist, Artistic director, energy worker, award recipient &radical self-worth advocate. She is an annual advocacy coordinator with Superwalk Vaughan, facilitates seasonal mental health workshops with Sakeenah Homes while developing a three year research study with her reflexology practice to help mitigate symptoms for those with Parkinsons. Saira provides her clients integrative, and holistic approaches to help support their lives.
'The body is a community in itself so how can we address all our concerns with one treatment or expect a one-stop-heal-and-fix situation?'
In 2018 March she was diagnosed with Bell's palsy, which invited her to address the unresolved stress in her life. She began alternative therapies and reclaimed a healthy relationship with her body began - the body as a messenger. Having experienced the ebbs and flows of hormonal acne, reproductive health concerns, & deep financial trauma - she helps her clients take back their power by building realistic & holistic treatment plans through her services and empathetic nature.
Your feet, your body will show you what's needed.
As a holistic health practitioner and conduit of creativity, she has integrated art therapies including her holistic henna treatments, aromatherapy and energetic modalities to help her clients embody self-compassion while addressing their physical and mental needs. As a multidisciplinary artist, she has produced visually-charged artworks highlighting the intersections of POC women and their individualized, yet, communal health stories which have been awarded by organizations including the Toronto City Council, Brilliant Minded Women's Organization. She has been published as an intuitive artist and art director on CBC, Toronto Life,
Some of the areas that Saira focuses on include: stress relief, pain relief, grief support, sleep regulation, anti-inflammation, lymphatic drainage, healthy relationships with self, pelvic power, self-compassion and releasing healthy anger.
Currently, Saira works out of clinics in Vaughan, ON as a Reflexologist and practitioner, which is branches from her love for the physical body. To share her integrative healthcare with community, she curates art therapy workshops integrated with alternative medicine that include mental health workshops, emotional wellness programs with art therapy for womxn and persons + majorly focuses on brand growth, design and storytelling as an art director.
As of 2022, as an art director and set production designer, Saira has been contracted for two CBC productions including 'Get Up Aisha' and 'Bollywed, Season 1'.
On November 12th 2022, She received the Mind, Body and Soul award as a Women's wellness advocate for her extensive wellness programming for communities surrounding marginalized persons and women fleeing domestic abuse and violence.
As of 2022, she has facilitated workshops with Sakeenah Homes and the Women’sCouncil of Erin Mills featuring members of parliament helping over 25,000+ women.
Art is powerful!'It has the ability to weave all our senses (sight, touch, smell, taste and hear) collectivelywith the act of presence. Art helps us build confidence to address our emotions while in solitude. While we are alone, weare able to witness our truths and become our compassionate witness. We are able to facefear with compassion..it is a life long journey..' Saira mentions.
Saira's mission to normalizing henna to be recognized in its centuries old medicinal and therapeutic art form has become a reality as of March 2023 as she is the first Holistic Health practitioner to use her Henna art-based therapies in a clinical setting. She offers her sessions for prenatal and post natal support, transitioning through grief, life celebrations, & to address sexual and mental health.
Henna helped elevate her self-esteem in times of scarcityas her family suffered significant financial losses, which delayed her graduation, but provided her with an opportunity to mirror life experiences and emotions on the skin in a therapeutic way. She followed her intuition and became a full-time Artist in 2017making a 6 figure revenue. Taking on appointments far and wide (destination weddingsincluded), she is acknowledged by hundreds as a conduit to help individuals embody their life transitions.
In her interview with Preim beauty, Saira shared ...“We haven’t looked at henna holistically,” she says. Indeed, most of us don’t perceive hennato bear such healing powers, but perhaps that is due to a lack of education, as Saira pointsout.
She describes the multi-faceted experience one can have if we shift our perspective andbegin to view henna as a form of therapeutic healing – starting with the actual henna powder.
“The henna plant has cooling properties”. Now, imagine combining this with water, lemon juice, essential oils, and physical touch. Theresult? “A beautiful sensory experience.”