I unearthed this testimonial sent to me a while back from a student who attended the 3-day Traditional Thai Reflexology workshop. Somehow it slipped through the cracks and I never shared it. It is sooo worth reading! Never underestimate the human body’s ability to find a way.
“Four years ago, a gentleman in his 50’s, asked if I could help him with the difficulties he was experiencing, as a result of his last year of cancer treatment. As he told his story, I came to know that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer, and had agreed to enter an experimental treatment in Texas that would offer him a 5% chance of survival. Yes, you read right: 5%. He was one of eight people in the small study.
After removing most of his esophagus, the surgeons re-positioned his stomach inside his chest wall and then somehow stretched the duodenum of the lower stomach so as to reach the small intestine. Months of painful radiation and chemotherapy followed, leaving him with pain when breathing and swallowing, and discomfort when eating.
I recognized how traumatized this man’s body was. Since his doctors had forbidden massage to his torso I decided to offer him a Thai Foot Reflexology session. For two years, I gave him that session every two weeks. We have now extended the time between visits to one month. He returned over and over again because he was convinced the Thai Foot Reflexology was the only thing that was bringing him any sort of relief in his new existence.
Throughout all the times I have had the pleasure to work with this man, he always experiences ‘fluttery’ sensations where his esophagus once had existed when I perform the Thai technique affectionately known as ‘Cut a Groove’. This technique runs through the third branch of sen Kalathari in the third zone of the plantar surface of the foot. Sen Kalathari is an energy sen line that crosses the body from left to right within the abdomen, which might explain his response.
There’s a good ending to this story. My client’s now expected chance of recovery is 98%. He is one of two people to have survived cancer and the treatment.”
I was flabbergasted, to say the least, when I read the above. The impulse to live is so strong in each of us, and when given just a little, continuous support, will ignite.
Of course, Thai reflexology supports those with less dramatic conditions than the one above. It is a masterful and time-proven way to balance the body’s energy so that our organs and glands can function optimally.
Massage therapists enjoy learning this protocol. The techniques are unlike any taught in western massage (and reflexology, too.) It takes only three days to learn, unlike the training to become a certified reflexologist, which takes months. Certified reflexologists like having another reflexology approach to use other than the conventional western style they are trained in.
I’ll be offering this training three times this year and hope that you will make a point to join us at one. You will be provided with an illustrated manual, Thai wooden tool, organic Thai oil and lifetime access to a video of the hands-on protocol.
April 26 to 28 Killington, Vermont
June 16 to 18 Vaudreuil-Dorion (Montreal), Quebec
June 28 to 30 Gainesville, Florida