Reflexology made easy- Pain relief without drugs-
Robert Labensart, CMT.CHT,RYT www.therapiesforliving.com 707-396-8788
*”If you take care of the feet, all will be well” These words of advice came from an wise healer in India reflecting on how working with the 72,ooo nerves in our feet can powerfully help ease pain and encourage our natural healing processes to help with any health challenge.
How to do Reflexology made easy:
-Gently yet firmly massage your feet with your hands. Be creative and intuitive. It’s important to lovingly listen to feel how your feet respond while you’re working on them. Notice how your feet and body feel the next day. More pressure is not necessarily beneficial. The key is to do something everyday if you can fit it in your schedule. Five minutes working on each foot on a regular basis can over time give you wonderful therapeutic benefits. Some of my clients have made it part of their routine to do 10-20 minutes each foot.
“Benefits may include: More vitality, better digestion, deeper sleep, Dissolving pain throughout the body (back pain, sciatica, shoulder pain, knee pain), more self-confidence. Many times my clients have come in with pain in different places on their body and they reported after working on their feet that the pain is either gone or significantly lessened.
- You can also use crystal massage wands, wooden hand tools. It’s important to lovingly listen to how your feet respond. More pressure is not necessarily beneficial. -If you press or massage too strongly you may create more inflammation, blockage and pain in your feet.
- Initially start using light to medium massage pressure for 5 minutes a foot.
- Use only light pressure to the inside of the arch since the area is more delicate.
- Observe the bottoms of your feet for indented lines, which indicate those areas, need more work.
- With your hands carefully stretch your feet in different directions to increase flexibility and stimulate circulation.
- Massage in circular motions each toe with your fingers
- Go on line or find a book foot chart to see where each part of the foot connects.
“A simple remedy to help with foot, back pain or stress:
Soak your feet in hot water with Epsom salts and sea salt in it for 20 minutes in the evening. According to acupuncture this is beneficial to prevent getting winter colds and helps ease plantar fascitis, leg and back pains. Afterwards, put castor oil on your feet and put socks on and go to bed (remedy from Edgar Cayce for pain)
“Foot Therapy Pad: By walking on this pad for 20-60 minutes daily developed by a Korean acupuncturist, you stimulate the 72,000 nerves in your feet. This will help increase your metabolism, lymph flow and energy. It also has helped clients lose excess weight. My clients have found it easy to do this while talking on the phone or viewing television. See store for more info.
Experience the deeply relaxing effects of a Reflexology foot massage session in Santa Rosa, Petaluma or Corte Madera, California.
Your feet and you will feel fantastic!
Disclaimer: None of these therapeutic approaches treat, prevent or cure any health condition nor substitute for the need of professional medical intervention. Testimonies are anectodal only and do not represent what you may experience. Results vary. Check with your medical provider first before using these approaches.