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I recently did a reflexology segment for the Lisa Oz Show. She’s a big fan of reflexology. The aim of her show is to empower others to live well. I can get on board with that wholeheartedly!
I talked with Lisa about things you can do at home to find balance and achieve wellness, including a 5-minute reflexology routine you can do to alleviate allergies and congestion, PMS and hot flashes, and stress.
I also recommended my favorite reflexology gadgets, and even a few easy reflexology techniques you can use with your kids. Here’s a previous post on DIY reflexology gadgets in case you missed it.
Here’s the clip: watch to find out the unusual reflexology gadget I keep in front of my kitchen sink (a favorite with visitors to my apartment), along with the #1 most powerful point in reflexology (it’s a good one).
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.
This is one way to interrupt stress: no matter what is going on, how busy you are, or what the news of the day reports, take a moment and pay attention to what you love. Really take it in and allow yourself to be nourished by it.
“Interrupt stress and do it frequently.”
This is something internationally-recognized reflexologist, author and researcher Kevin Kunz talks about a lot. Kunz says the feet and hands help set the tension level for the rest of the body, and because of this, reflexology is an easy way to interrupt the stress signal and reset homeostasis, the body’s equilibrium.
The benefits of reflexology (and Reiki!) have to do with the reduction of stress–both general stress and very specific stress. For example, when you come for a reflexology session usually you walk away (pun intended!) feeling refreshed and relaxed overall. If you come with a specific issue: neck/shoulder/back pain or digestive problems, for example, I use specific protocols to support and relieve stress in these areas.
Try This: The Golfball Technique
This is a great technique to use between sessions, especially if you have digestive issues, sinus headaches, allergies, diabetes, or asthma. And it only takes a minute. Do it once or twice a day.
All you need is a golf ball: watch this super-short video to see it for yourself.
Hold a golf ball in your hand. Clasp your hands together interlinking fingers. Roll the golf ball over the palms of your hands. Focus on the palm of the hand below the thumb for headaches, sinus headaches and problems, allergies and hay fever. Focus on the heel of the hand for digestive upset.
Your Next Session
If you need a way to interrupt your stress, book a session or package series, to help keep you in balance.
And feel free to ask me at your next session about other self-help techniques that will help you interrupt stress.
Let me know if you find the Golfball Technique helpful; I always love hearing your feedback.