Frequently Asked Questions

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Information provided here is not meant for self-diagnosis or treatment. Statements here have not been evaluated by the FDA. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any dis-ease.

Where will my session take place?

Your session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Weather permitting and at your selection many of the services can be done in the Meditation Garden. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a massage or cosmetology table.

What is the difference between massage, reflexology, MFR?


APPLICATION:

  • Reflexology is applied to specific areas of the feet or hands to promote a response from an area far removed from the tissue stimulated via the nervous systems and acupuncture meridians.
  • MassageMassage is generally applied to the whole body, muscles and connective tissue locally for local or overall benefit.
  • MFR is applied to the fascia in specific areas of the body where you may be experiencing pain and where the body responds to the release.

  • MOVEMENT:

  • Reflexology uses small muscle movements using the thumbs and fingers.
  • Massage uses large muscle movements using hands, feet, arms and/or elbows.
  • MFR uses a light pressure & hold position allowing the fascia time to relax.

  • FUNCTION:

  • Reflexology works with and improves the function of organs, glands, and all systems of the body.
  • Massage primarily changes the soft tissue directly stimulated. It works with the structure of the body.
  • MFR improves the function of the body: organs, muscles, bones, allowing them to move freely within the body.


  • Is there any scientific basis to reflexology or aroma therapy ?

    For more than a century, an international array of documented scientific work has validated the results of reflexology, including:

    Reflexology is used in European hospitals for pain management for terminally ill patients, resulting in better quality of life with reduced pain.



    Reflexology enhances the performance of U.S. athletes and reduces pain from injury and over work. (C. Issel REFLEXOLOGY: Art, Science & History)

    Reflexology has been found to decrease pain intensity, anxiety and side effects from chemotherapy in 4 U.S. university research studies on cancer and reflexology.

    Aroma therapy, research is continuing on a regular basis. Aroma Therapy is practiced regularly outside the U.S. Request a tri-fold brochures detailing this research in the contact screen. Preliminary research indicates that many aroma therapy applications can be beneficial in fighting all types of ailments and discomforts. This research compares the effect of the applications on the bad cells and the effect on surrounding good cells. Unlike chemo or radiation, research has proven that aroma therapy activity on good cells is minimal. Remember a few things: before big drug companies, our grandmothers and various medicine "men", treated ailments with herbs and aroma therapy. Most drugs are made or derived and developed from various plants. Life is fragile. No one can cure everything, not the doctors, drug companies, chemo, radiation, or aroma therapy.

    Are the plants used in making essential oils organically grown? What are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils?

    Organic means being carbon based. And most essential oils are made from plants, which are by nature carbon based. The important issue is the purity of the oils that you use. How plants are grown, is not as important as how they are processed. Please read on ->

    When doTERRA receives a new shipment of oil, that shipment is sent to two separate laboratories for testing. The oils are tested at the beginning of the batch and at the end. (that is 4 times total.) The oil must meet strict standards at all four points of testing or the entire batch is discarded. Any insect sprays or fertilizers that may have been used in the growth of the plant must be removed in order for the oil to pass the certified pure therapeutic test.

    For More information visit:
    https://sourcetoyou.com/en

    https://www.doterra.com/US/en/search/fullsearch?saveSearch=true&text=therapeutic+grade&contentType=PRODUCT

    http://www.aromaticscience.com/

    What parts of my body will be touched, what level of clothing?

    You select where the Reflexology work is performed: on the hands and / or feet. You remove shoes and socks.

    You select the type of REIKI - touching or not. During REIKI my hands are placed either on or over area being worked, you may keep your clothes on.

    Aroma Therapy usually includes work on the back & feet. Clothing above the waist, shoes & socks are removed. You are draped with a sheet over the areas not being worked on for warmth. If you request work on the hands in which case you remove no clothing. If you choose to have your session outside, I provide a smock that opens in the back.

    MFR - Myofascial Release is worked skin to skin. If you wear loose clothing, you may remain clothed. In other circumstances women wear a 2-piece bathing suit, men wear trunks or speedo or if you prefer you may wear basic underwear - women bra & panties; men shorts or briefs. I provide a sheet or blanket for comfort - modesty and warmth if you chose to remove any clothing

    What are the benefits of wholistic sessions?

    All modalities may offer pain reduction, improve circulation, reduce stress & tension, assist in controlling blood pressure, assist in controlling cholesterol, assist in healing of post-operative surgery, assist in healing of injuries, assist in the elimination of harmful toxins.

    Reflexology, MFR, Reiki and aroma therapy can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Reflexology, Reiki and aroma therapy are also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.

    Who can benefit from Reflexology, Reiki, MFR or aroma therapy?

    People of all ages can benefit from reflexology, MFR, Reiki, or aroma therapy treatments. We all suffer from stress at one time or another, PTSD is becoming commonplace and responds well to all of these modalities. Aches and pains are a part of daily life. All of these modalities have a long history of promoting relaxation and healing. Anytime you take 30 minutes or so out of your busy day to take care of yourself, you are allowing your body to relax and relieve stress. Several modalities address the many benefits of a session immediately after giving birth for both the mother & child. Age is no limit

    How do I use the oils?

    Information provided here applies to doTERRA certified pure essential oils that I sell.

    If you purchase other brands or from your local health store, be sure to follow the instructions that come with the oils you purchase.

    You may use oils:
    A = aromatically - breathe directly from the bottle; place a drop in the hand then cup over your nose; place a few drops in a diffuser, on a piece of terra cotta, cotton or reed and place on table or in an open container.
    T = topically - place a drop or two on the bottom of the feet or on the desired area. DO NOT PUT OILS IN THE EYES, EARS OR NOSE. Apply them topically to the outside, general area of the eyes, ears, nose. As the skin absorbs the oils, the skin will carry the oil closer to the areas. Some oils must be diluted. Refer to the specific oil for dilution. The following key applies to most brands:

    N = neat - use directly from the bottle.
    S = sensitivity - may cause skin sensitivity.
    D = dilute as directed - usually in a carrier oil, I can provide a wonderful fractionated coconut oil that we refer to as FCO.

    REMEMBER: Oil and Water do not mix. You cannot wash off an oil. If there is any irritation, use oil (FCO or any oil in your kitchen - (olive, canola etc., baby oil, ) to dilute.

    BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS WITH CHILDREN. Refer to the specific dilution rules for children. THE BOTTOM OF THE FEET HAVE THE TOUGHEST SKIN ALLOWING FOR FEWER SKIN IRRITATIONS, AND THE LARGEST PORES ALLOWING FOR THE FASTEST ABSORPTION.

    I = internally - if you are using the doTERRA brand of certified pure essential oils, many of them can be taken internally, follow directions for specific oils and brands. You will find some websites that tell you never to take oils internally. These sites are out of date and it is safe to take some oils internally. Again - follow the directions for the specific oil and brand that you purchase!

    How will I feel after a session?

    Your first session will begin with an introduction of the modality chosen. In a reflexology session, I will begin to apply thumb or finger pressure to your feet. The more you receive reflexology, MFR, etc. the more benefits you are likely to notice. Most of my training classes recommend that you are better off working daily for 30 or 60 minutes so that your body (cell & muscle memory) can be retrained. The more frequent sessions, the longer-lasting results.

    Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Responses to any of these modalities vary widely.

    What is a Healing Crisis?

    Modern / Western (allopathic) medicine has conditioned us to consider many of the body's natural healing efforts as signs of illness. For example, fever is the body's way of killing unwanted organisms; sneezing clears the head; coughing clears the lungs; yet modern medicine encourages us to stop this process. While side-effects from using essential oils, are rare, responses and reactions are possible. When the body starts to heal itself, it tries to eliminate toxins in the body via any of the senses, runny nose, skin rash, sneezing, constipation, diarrhea, etc.

    In many healing situations, you may experience a HEALING CRISIS, which some people describe as getting worse before you get better. Have you known anyone who has tried to quit smoking or drugs and suffered withdrawal? That is a healing crisis.

    Allow your body to eliminate toxins naturally and do not rush the process. Attempting to detox too fast may cause you to feel flu-like or it may even make you sick. Be cautious and aware of any side effects. Seek medical attention when necessary.

    For more information visit our Healing Crisis Page

    Are there any medical conditions that would make reflexology, Reiki, MFR or aroma therapy inadvisable?

    Wholistic therapies will not make any condition more acute. They help nature to normalize body functions. These sessions relax the stress that can affect your health. They are safe, effective ways to better health. Certain abdominal MFR techniques are not performed if you are pregnant; others are avoided if you have specific conditions.
    We will discuss your medical history briefly. I respect your privacy, but please share any medical conditions that you might have, in order to avoid complications.

    Allergies to therapeutic grade essential oils are rare. The certified, pure therapeutic grade oils (doTERRA), that I sell have all impurities removed and there are no additives. Refer to the FAQ on organic oils. Many times, you may encounter sneezing or mild skin irritations. This is your body's natural response to eliminating toxins. Please refer to the HEALING CRISIS discussion AND seek medical attention if symptoms continue.


    What is your cancelation policy?

    24 hour advance notice is required when canceling an appointment. This allows the opportunity for someone else to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to give us 24 hours advance notice you will be charged the full amount of your appointment. This amount must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment.

    No-shows Anyone who either forgets or consciously chooses to forgo their appointment for whatever reason will be considered a "no-show." They will be charged for their "missed" appointment.

    Late Arrivals If you arrive late, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. Depending upon how late you arrive, your therapist will then determine if there is enough time remaining to start a treatment. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the "full" session. Out of respect and consideration to your therapist and other customers, please plan accordingly and be on time.