Saturday, May 17th, 2014
Academy graduate, Ken Cook, has published a case study he conducted with a 55-year old woman suffering from Marfan Syndrome (MFS), an uncommon inherited disorder that affects the connective tissue of the body. Since MFS weakens the body’s connective tissue, it can affect almost any part of the body, causing a wide variety of symptoms. The most severe complications result from pathologies in the aortic root and ascending aorta, affecting the heart, eyes, blood vessels and skeleton. . . . → Read More: Reflexology Produces Startling Results in Rare Condition
Monday, April 7th, 2014
So, let’s get this straight – a headache is not a disease. It is the loud, persistent and painful voice of a body living with chronic stress, toxic blood, physiological imbalances and/or trauma. It turns out that there are many bodies crying out for help in the United States: 45 million Americans experience chronic headaches.[i] Nearly 90% of the population experiences occasional headache pain.[ii] People seeking treatment for headache pain account for 8 million consultations with physicians annually.[iii] Migraine headaches alone account for an estimated 157 million days lost from work.[iv] I was shocked when I first learned the above headache stats, and decided that I wanted to reach out to people in my community who were sick and tired of living with headaches, and who preferred to do something other than take drugs that were only masking their pain. In other words, people who were ready to take charge. . . . → Read More: Sick and Tired of Headaches?
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Are you on the fence about registering for the 2014 Therapeutic Hand & Foot Reflexology Professional Certification? Are you telling yourself, “I’m not ready yet!” As my good friend Ron B. used to say, “What are you waiting for kid?” If you’re reading this invitation to join us this year, then remember that amazing opportunities often present themselves way before we think we’re ready. Make the decision now to go for it – to follow your heart and dreams – even if no part of you feels “ready”. Don’t run the risk of living a life of regret; don’t let fear hold you back from doing something you feel born to do. . . . → Read More: Living Without Regret
Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
When I was flying up to spend the Christmas hols with my family, I listened to the airline attendant’s ubiquitous warning, “In the case of emergency, an oxygen mask will drop down in front of you. First put the oxygen mask on yourself, before attending to those traveling with you.” I realized that this is good advice for bodyworkers also. . . . → Read More: First Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself!
Saturday, February 8th, 2014
If you’ve ever been for an acupuncture session you know that Chinese medicine places great emphasis on the health of the kidneys. That’s because the kidneys are said to store Jing Essence (pre-heaven essence), “original qi”, the energetic blueprint that we inherit from our ancestors. The allopathic equivalent to original qi would be our DNA. It’s what we’re handed, the cards we’re dealt at birth, our life force – not to be squandered or abused mindlessly. Next month is National Kidney Awareness Month – a good time to appreciate these organs (and while we’re at it, the other structures of the urinary system) that control the composition of the body’s internal environment. Contact clients now and suggest that they receive weekly reflexology sessions throughout March to support and revitalize these important structures. Function and Failure No surprise, the organs of the urinary system govern . . . → Read More: Be Kind to Your Kidneys