I heard from two recent graduates of the Therapeutic Hand & Foot Reflexology Professional Certification this month. Both honored the entrance of new family members in a unique way.
Within a couple of hours of her debut, Brian celebrated the arrival of his first grandchild by giving his pride and joy her first reflexology session. “Grandma” came by to show me pictures and report how Brian gave his new granddaughter a blow-by-blow verbal explanation of reflexology as he lovingly touched her precious little feet. (He also promised her a position in his newly-opened clinic should she care to follow in her grandpa’s footsteps!)
Earlier this month I heard from Katy, who had been blessed by the smooth and easy birth of her sweet healthy daughter five days earlier. Katy discovered she was pregnant when she was in her reflexology training earlier this year; with her belly growing monthly in front of my eyes, I almost feel that I know this little cherub already. How lucky for Raya Luna to have indirectly received reflexology sessions throughout her entire development in her mother’s womb. Within the first days following her entry Raya Luna received two reflexology sessions from her proud and happy mom.
I built my reflexology practice in Canada years ago working with pregnant women. The above stories remind me of the powerful benefits that reflexology can offer pregnant women, babies as they are developing within the womb and newly arrived little ones.
I remember watching little feet and hands kicking against a mother’s abdomen as a reflexology session would begin, and then to see the activity stop as the little one felt the effects of the work calm them. I remember how much easier the pregnancies and deliveries were for the moms and how much more relaxed the babies were once here.
I’ve often read that the process of being born is one of the most traumatic events that humans experience – how fortunate, following a baby’s successful journey into this world, to be able to ease the transition, to smooth out the “edges” with reflexology.