Reflexology, or zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques.
Have you done it?
Didn't you LOVE IT?!?
I had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to try it out for the first time. Truth be told.... I was a little skeptical at first. I mean come on, really, your whole body is in a "Map" on the bottom of your feet?
And the BIGGEST reason... I HATE, HATE, HATE having my feet touched! But... it was my nephew, he is still in school, needed some hours, and I trusted him. He used Essential Oils for the treatment and it was so calming and relaxing. There definitely were some problem areas but the most amazing thing was when he transferred energy from him to me! I could honestly feel it, I LOVED IT!! (I wasn't even really paying attention but when he started that, it caught my attention immediately!)
He warned me that some people become sick, tired, have headaches, or feel energized. I thought that for sure I was in for a horrible headache but I was the exact opposite. I felt so energized! And what new mom doesn't appreciate that at around 2:00 in the afternoon. I also felt that way for a few days after.
One of the areas that he work on was my neck. I suffered an injury back in high school and have been bothered with a headaches just about every day. Since the zoning I have had only a few, that has been wonderful! He also stated that he could feel the incision from my C-Section on my foot! I know, crazy!!! This one I'm not proud of but he stated that maybe I should open up and start expressing my feelings. I've known this forever, but haven't wanted to. Maybe one of these days.
But since the zoning I have also become a firm believer in the use of Essential Oils.
They are all natural, the smell great, and I always could use a burst of energy at any given point throughout the day. They have helped with the treatment of my headaches, the hubby suffers from cold sores year round, and our daughter recently had a cold which once we started using Lavender on her night and morning there was a noticeable change in her cough and the way she felt. So check it out if you are not familiar with these great products and services. There is a ton of information on the web here is one such resource...