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GIVE YOUR BODY THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAL ITSELF. BECOME MORE EDUCATED. SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION WHEN IN DOUBT.

How many sessions will it take?

That depends so much on the issue, injury or condition. Things like ION detox or Plantar Fasciitis recommendations are around 10 sessions. Many issues are better served by frequency rather than longer sessions. For example, if you are diagnosed with whiplash, shoulder issues – rotator cuff, frozen shoulder, etc., you might want to start with 2 sessions each day for a week, then once a day for a week, 2-3 times a week – gradually decreasing the frequency and probably increasing the length of time for the session. While I find that most people do not necessarily recognize the immediate relief, they do recognize when the pain returns or increases. The objective is to lengthen the time between sessions based on how soon the pain returns.

Most importantly, I have special pricing for long term sessions. And when paid in advance, I will schedule our sessions around your schedule, including evenings and weekends.

Where will my energy, Reflexology, MFR session take place?

Your session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a massage or cosmetologist table. Weather permitting, you may chose outside in the meditation garden, next to the waterfall or under the pyramid.

What is the difference between massage, reflexology, MFR?

APPLICATION:

Reflexology is applied to specific areas to promote a response from an area far removed from the tissue stimulated via the nervous systems and acupuncture meridians.

Massage is applied to the whole body, muscles and connective tissue locally for local or overall benefits.

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 improves the function of organs and glands, all systems of the body. It works with functions 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. 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, MFR, Reflexology or aroma therapy.

Are the essential oils organic or organically grown? What are certified pure therapeutic essential oils?

Organic means being carbon based. And yes these oils, as all oils, are organic, but the important issue is pure therapeutic grade. How plants are grown, is not relevant here. 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 : https://www.doterra.com/US/en/cptg-testing-process

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. You may request work on the hands in which case you remove no clothing.

MFR - Myofascial Release is worked skin to skin. If you wear loose fitting clothing, nothing needs to be removed.

What are the benefits of Reflexology, REIKI, MFR, or aroma therapy?

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, and 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. MFR training included the many benefits of a session immediately after giving birth for both the mother & child.

How do I use the oils?

Information provided here applies to doTERRA certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils (CPTG) 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.

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?

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.

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

Reflexology, Reiki or aroma therapy 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. I take a brief medical history from you. I respect your privacy, please share any medical conditions that you might have, in order to avoid complications.

Allergies to essential oils are rare. The pure therapeutic grade oils that I sell have all impurities removed and there are no additives.

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.
Be cautious and aware of any side effects. Seek medical attention when necessary.

What to expect after most any session.

There are different ways people may respond after receiving a session.
Generally, clients feel relaxed, energized, calm and improved sleep

You may experience a temporary worsening of symptoms at some point during the 48 hours after the session. You may experience a headache or “flu-like” symptoms. If you feel worse, you may think the session is not working, but this type of response in fact means the treatment work is indeed doing its job and helping the body to rid itself of toxins and impurities.

A healing crisis is what people experience after many alternative or wholistic healing techniques. During these techniques, trapped toxins are released and eliminated from the body, The body eliminates toxins in lots of ways - The Skin is the largest elimination organ of the body - rash or irritations may appear. The bowels and urinary tract are the most thought of elimination methods. You may experience constipation or diarrhea. The urine may change color. Excess toxins in the system may cause headaches.

Some of the responses you feel might not be very comfortable. The severity of the responses usually depends on the degree of the imbalances in the body. Most common responses are due to the fact that the body is cleaning itself and getting rid of toxins and waste.

IN ADDITION YOU MAY EXPERIENCE:

Increased urination Tiredness
Increased perspiration Headache
Increased mucous Discomfort or soreness in muscles
Increased bowel movements

TO ASSIST THIS PROCESS, YOU CAN HELP BY:

Drinking plenty of water, juice and herbal tea Resting or napping to help the body restore more quickly
Avoid stressful activities It is always good to drink lots of water after a session as it helps with the cleansing process and toxin elimination of the body.