Clients often ask me where reflexology comes from, or how old is the practice, and that is a difficult question to answer. Some say that it dates back to ancient Egypt, China and Greece, but we only have crypitc images like the two below showing ancient Egyptian doctors touching each other's hands and feet, or statues of the Buddha with symbols covering the soles of his feet. But no one can be sure if modern reflexology is what they were doing. I believe that all cultures h
Did you catch A Prairie Home Companion this week? Reflexologygot a little props! “…and she presses on the soles of your feet and your whole nervous system just lights up like a pinball machine… like the northern lights going off.. your whole body comes alive. Out the door you go and you’re walking on air…” Listen here. #reflexology
Someone recently asked me “Is it true that you can get an abortion from reflexology?”. At first I was shocked but then I looked on the internet and found several websites discussing exactly that topic. I’ve also heard concerns from pregnant women who are afraid to get a pedicure and foot massage during their pregnancy for fear of accidentally starting labor too early by touching around their ankles. With all this fear and misconception about reflexology and the uterine refle
I was looking at the Amazon.com Kindle Daily Deals and saw they were offering this ebook for only $2 today. It’s a nice set for beginners to learn about the hand and feet reflexology maps, techniques, stretches, and points for specific conditions. Give it a look. #reflexology #technique
I’ve never had access to an infant to try these points out, but I have heard from others that gently holding pressure over the center of upper abdominal area (yellow) wonders for colic. Try it out and give me some feedback. “Research shows children who receive massage are more alert, gain weight faster, sleep more soundly, and suffer less anxiety.” (Source: Massage & Reflexology for Babies and Children – http://amzn.to/1h0pmIw) The book covers a 10-minute massage for newborn
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