It was fun to do, especially because my all-time favorite sister came with me as moral support (visiting all the way from Hawaii no less).
The Veria Living segment gives you a chill out workout for your feet and offers tips you can do at home to help with mental stress (who doesn’t have that?!), digestion, and back pain.
Remember, any time you can take time out of your day to interrupt stress your body will thank you. Ready to interrupt stress?
I’m not sure if it’s possible, but I think my sister might be an even bigger fan of reflexology than me. This is the photo she sent me: multi-tasking with her various reflexology gadgets.
For more reflexology gadgets, see my previous post. Let me know how it goes!
I hope everyone had a nice 4th of July. I spent some quality time with my family and we even made time for reflexology. I showed my parents some self-help techniques they can use when I’m not in town to give them a session. My 94-year-old grandfather even got involved, trying reflexology for the first time. It’s such an wonderful thing to share, and I really enjoyed connecting with them in this way.
For self-help reflexology techniques you can do on your own, here are some techniques from one of my past articles.
I’m also happy to be included in an article in Organic Spa Magazine, “Restore Your Soles ,” on how to take care of your feet during the summer. It also gives a good description of how reflexology works.
What’s the difference?
I hear this question every now and then. I also see many clients who are very clear on the difference, and say they’ve received what was called reflexology but was in fact more of a foot rub. They’re coming to me in hopes they’ll get a true reflexology session. So what’s the difference?
Massage focuses on the soft tissue of the body–muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue.
When I use reflexology, my focus in primarily aimed at the organ systems of the body. I’m paying much less attention to the muscles and attachments of the foot, and am much more focused on the spine, adrenals, intestines, thyroid, and kidneys, just to name a few.
This is one of my favorite things about reflexology. With a massage you just can’t access some of the organs of the body, or if there’s an issue with a particular organ, it may be painful to work near that area. With reflexology, it’s an all-encompassing treatment. All organs, glands, and the skeletal system can be stimulated through the feet and hands. In this way, it’s very efficient. MORE…
Do Not Bear Anger
The system of Reiki offers 5 precepts (or rules to live by). The first one is “do not bear anger,” and I’ve recently been exploring this precept in depth.
I think the definition of “bear” is interesting–“to carry in the mind or heart.” The precept isn’t saying don’t get angry, but rather don’t hold on to it or suppress it. Instead of keeping it, feel it and then let it go. Otherwise, you carry it and research suggests anger can contribute to many illnesses (see below).