I believe too that we learn to relax by experiencing it, not by telling ourselves (or heaven forbid, being told by someone else) to “just relax”. The experience of feeling ourselves in a relaxed state is what creates the desire for more. The body wants to feel relaxed. It functions better that way.
The wisest, smartest part of me will find a way to give me more of what I want. With each experience of relaxation, my ability to let go increases and deepens. With each experience I want more.
What Stress Does
In this crazy world we live in right now, the importance of learning to relax has never been greater. Here’s just a sampling of what happens when the body is under chronic stress:
- The heart beats faster.
- Blood pressure increases.
- Breathing becomes shallow and rapid, reducing the amount of oxygen available to your body. (Remember, oxygen is our primary food.)
- Blood sugar rises, paving the way for diabetes.
- Endocrine functions are disturbed, including a surge in the production of adrenalin and cortisol.
- The immune system weakens, making you more vulnerable to illness.
- Digestion is halted.
- Aging is accelerated.
Scientific studies have found, over and over again, that chronic stress increases the likelihood of developing really serious illnesses, including heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, panic attacks, depression, stomach ulcers, chronic fatigue and migraine headaches.
And that’s why I LOVE reflexology!
What Reflexology Does
Reflexology is a very enjoyable and highly effective way to reduce stress. I’ve never had anyone get up from my table and not give me that feedback. Personally, I’d have a session every day if I could!
Reflexology is also easy and fun to learn to give.
Here’s what a few former participants had to say about the Academy’s 2-day foot Reflexology training:
“The most enjoyable, constructive workshop I have ever taken.”
“Learn how to give the ultimate technique for relaxation.”
“Treat your life to this experience. Your appreciation of your feet will never be the same.”
We might not be able to help everyone on this planet, but we can make a difference in our clients’ lives, and also our own. Whether you offer reflexology as a stand-alone session or combine it with massage, everyone wins. Your clients feel better; they return for more and tell others.
Register now to attend an upcoming foot Reflexology workshop. Together we become an army for good, changing the world one sole at a time!