I hear this sentiment from friends and clients who are chronically ill; that the thing they most want is friends who are “still normal”. A scary diagnosis shouldn’t change the core things you like about your friends. So call an ill friend and tell them about your day, meet them for tea, tell some funny stories. This is a great article with a few more tips for helping a sick friend. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/turning-straw-gold/201207/what-those-chronic-pain-or-illnes
Today I saw two clients each with a different experience of foot pain that their doctors had waved off without a treatment plan. Although I am not a doctor and do not know the cause of their foot pain, I am always thrilled and amazed at how effective reflexology can be for just about any foot pain. Doing these tiny little thumbwalking moves over each little part of the foot naturally encourages the body to release any tension stored in the intricate musculature of the foot.
What is the difference between a foot massage and reflexology? First and foremost, in a foot massage, the foot is viewed simply as a foot. Reflexology sees the foot as a mini map of the whole body as well as a just a foot. These special reflex areas on the foot also help set the reflexologist’s intentions to addressing the needs of the whole body. Secondly, massage techniques tend to use a flat hand or all fingers together and motions tend to be smooth and flowing. Reflexolo