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Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Aug
27

When Feet Take a Beating

Some people claim that of all our body parts, our feet tend to suffer the most. I don’t know if that’s true, but I do know that there’s nothing worse than sore feet; and sore feet are a guarantee if neglected. Our feet are our trusty servants, providing a foundation upon which we “take a stand” and allowing us to move forward in life. As a reflexologist, I often hear the statement “My feet are killing me!” Perhaps that painful complaint would be more accurately stated with, “I’m killing my feet”. We stuff them into poorly designed, ill-fitted shoes and then proceed to stand on them hour after hour without rest. We pay little attention to the fact that the feet carry our whole body weight and who we are every day of our lengthy existence here on earth. When you treat your feet well, they tend to return the favor. For that reason I have dedicated my private practice to putting “feet first”. Because I am a board-certified reflexologist, people often mistake my qualifications for that of a “foot doctor”. . . . → Read More: When Feet Take a Beating

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Aug
05

Plan NOW to Honor “The Protector”

September is National Prostate Month, a good time to invite your male clients to receive a reflexology session geared specifically to their health. Suggest a weekly session during the month of September, followed up by monthly maintenance sessions. Send them home with an informational handout on how to keep this walnut-shaped gland functioning optimally, and test how targeted treatments might support the health of their prostate. prostateThe prostate is the structure that secretes fluid that nourishes and protects sperm. During ejaculation, the prostate squeezes this fluid into the urethra, and it’s expelled with sperm as semen. It makes sense that the Greeks named the prostate the “protector”, since the alkalinity of semen protects sperm from the acidic environment of the vagina. . . . → Read More: Plan NOW to Honor “The Protector”

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
Jul
27

PTSD and the 5 Elements

Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of inquiries on various reflexology Facebook group pages about working with people suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD), so I’d like to speak about it again here. Bottom line – reflexology is very beneficial to someone suffering from PTSD. At the same time, it would be prudent for the therapist wishing to work with this population to . . . → Read More: PTSD and the 5 Elements

Monday, June 23rd, 2014
Jun
23

A Complication of Paralysis

When people consider what life would be like should they lose the ability to move their limbs, I don’t thing most people think beyond the paralysis. There is no question that life would never be the same, but could anyone ever anticipate some of the other unusual issues that might result? . . . → Read More: A Complication of Paralysis

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
Jun
11

Reflexology for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

The human body is an amazing work of art; perhaps no more evident then in its split-second ability to initiate chemical changes that prepare us to defend against, or avoid, imminent danger. This healthy “fight-or-flight” adaptation of the sympathetic nervous system originates in a part of the brain known as the amygdala, and results in the launch of cascading hormones throughout the entire body, that make it possible for us to perform instinctual, sometimes Herculean, responses to the situation. A fair amount of research has been conducted on the emotional and mental effects of reflexology on those suffering from PTSD. In this study conducted by Academy grad Darlene Torroll, the goal was to investigate whether reflexology could help restore functioning in areas of physical complaint. . . . → Read More: Reflexology for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

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