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I'm Sherry, and let me tell you how my passion for helping other's began.  I was first introduced to essential oils shortly after my husband suffered a back injury.   I was told about the use of the oils to help relieve the pain and  help prevent scar tissue after his surgery.  One day when I was on the phone with the person  telling me about the oils, my daughter was coughing
violently.  I explained that she was born with the R.S.V. virus,  I quickly learned how the oils could help her.   I was hooked.   I started to learn all I could about the oils.  I became a independent distributor of Young Living Essential Oils. Continuing  to learn all I could about the oils and started doing Raindrop Therapies.  Oils are a part of our everyday life and I want to share them with everyone, even my husband and daughter talk about them. For more information on these wonderful products click here than on the product picture of your choice.
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Reflexology By Sherry
Now Located At 2 GREAT Locations in Quincy and Camp Point to serve you.
Offering all of my wonderful services.
To schedule an appoint at either location call 217 440 4930.

SERVICES:  I offer Raindrop Reiki  ●  Reflexology ,Therapies  ● Detox foot baths . I will soon be completing my training to be a Master Reiki and a Certified Reflexologist. I also offer informational class's on the Essential Oils  and there use's. Oils are also on display and for sale.   To make an appointment for a any of these services or to purchase any products call me at 217 440 4930

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Give them a gift certificate for one or all of the following services Reflexology, Raindrop Therapy, Reiki or Detox Foot Bath.

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  What is Reflexology?

  Interested in a gentle, non-invasive treatment to complement your current medical care?
     Welcome to the very “hands-on” practice of reflexology. Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure by thumbs and fingers to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears in order to improve the recipient’s health.

    Reflexologists understand that these areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person’s general health. For example, reflexology holds that a specific spot in the arch of the foot corresponds to the bladder point. When areflexology practitioner uses thumbs or fingers to apply appropriate pressure to this area, it affects bladder functioning.

    Although reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure health disorders, millions of people around the world use it to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis.

    Reflexology is growing increasingly popular as both as a complement to other treatments and as preventive measure across Europe and Asia. One example is Denmark, where various municipalities and companies have employed reflexologists since the early 90’s.

  According to several studies, this practice in Denmark has resulted in reduced sick leave and absenteeism (and significant economic savings for the employers). Employees have consistently reported complete or partial improvement in conditions where they sought reflexologists’ help and even relief for additional problems related to stress. In one municipal district, almost one-third of the employees reported greater satisfaction with their jobs after completing six sessions with a reflexologist.

  Where are the reflexology points and areas?

   In reflexology, points and areas on the feet, hands, and ears correspond to specific organs, bones and body systems. Practitioners access these points on the feet and hands (bottom, sides, and top) and the ear (both inside as far as the finger can reach and outside) to affect organs and systems throughout the entire body.

    Maps of reflex points have been passed between practitioners across the globe. Understandably, there is not agreement among all reflexologists on all points;however, general agreement does exist on major reflex points. Some scientific documentation of linkages between the skin and internal organs also exists.

    To represent how the body systems correspond to one another, reflexologists use reflexology “maps.” A good example of a reflexology map exists for the feet. Each foot represents a vertical half of the body:

    The left foot corresponds to the left side of the body and all organs, valves, etc. found there.
The right foot corresponds to the right side of the body and all organs found there. For example, the liver is on the right side of the body, and therefore the corresponding reflex area is on the right foot.
The illustration to the right shows a reflexology map for the feet.

 For a map of the hands, see

    A reflexologist may perform a general, integrated session; or may focus on specific problem areas on the feet, hands or ears. For example, if time is limited and the person really needs to relax, the reflexologist may choose just to work on the ears.

    Whatever the approach, the reflexologist attempts to release congestion or stress in the nervous system and balance the body’s energy.

  How does reflexology relate to other therapies?

Acupuncture and Acupressure: Reflexology is similar to acupuncture and acupressure in that it works with the body’s vital energy through the stimulation of points on the body. However, acupuncture/acupressure points do not always coincide with the reflex points used in reflexology.

Reflexology and acupressure are both “reflex” therapies in that they work with points on one part of the body to affect other parts of the body. While reflexology usesreflexes that are in an orderly arrangement resembling a shape of the human body on the feet, hands, and outer ears, acupressure uses over 800 reflex points that are found along long thin energy lines called meridians that run the length of the entire body.

Massage: Some people confuse reflexology with massage. While both massage and reflexology use touch, the approaches are very different.

Massage is the systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, using specific techniques (for example, tapping, kneading, stroking, and friction) to relax the muscles.
Reflexology focuses on reflex maps of points and areas of the body in the feet, hands, and ears using unique micromovement techniques such as thumb or finger walking and hook and backup to create a response throughout the body.
In short, massage therapists work “from the outside in,” manipulating specific muscle groups or fascia to release tension. Reflexology practitioners see themselves as working “from the inside out” -- stimulating the nervous system to release tension.

Another difference between massage and reflexology is that a client will stay fully clothed for a reflexology session except for removing footwear, whereas clients remove clothing for a massage session.

Where does reflexology come from?

Because reflexology is an ancient practice, its origin and history is difficult to track. However, reflexology is thought to have been passed down through an oral tradition, and possibly first recorded as a pictograph on the Egyptian tomb of Ankhamor in 2330 BC along with other medical procedures.

Reflexology symbols are also thought to be recorded on the feet of statues of Buddha in India and later China. The Chinese classic, the Yellow Emperor’s Classic ofInternal Medicine, which was written around 1,000 BC, has a chapter on “Examining Foot Method” and is the beginning of discussions in print about the connection of life force and points and areas on the feet.

It is believed that Marco Polo translated a Chinese massage book into Italian in the 1300s, thus introducing reflexology and massage to Europe. In 1582, a book on an integral element of reflexology called zone therapy was first published in Europe by Dr. Adamus and Dr. A’tatis.

In the United States, William H. Fitzgerald, MD, who is frequently referred to as the father of reflexology, wrote in 1917 about ten vertical zones that extended the length of the body. He found that the application of pressure to a zone that corresponded to the location of an injury could serve as relief of pain during minor surgeries.

Dr. Fitzgerald’s work was expanded by Dr. Shelby Riley, who developed a map of horizontal zones going across the body and a detailed map of reflex points on the feet and hands. He also suggested pressure points on the outer ear.

Eunice Ingham, a physiotherapist who worked for Dr. Riley, is another prominent figure in the development of reflexology. In her research with zone therapy’s pressure points, she found the feet to be the most sensitive and responsive. She developed the foot maps still in use today and introduced reflexology practices to the non-medical community in the 1930s. Ms. Ingham also designed one of the most commonly used reflexology charts, which has since been refined by her nephew, Dwight Byers, at the International Reflexology Institute.

In 1957, Dr. Paul Nogier recorded a reflex map of points on the outer ear. His work has been expanded by Oleson and Flocco and is now being taught as part of an integrated approach to hand, ear and foot reflexology.


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Reiki by Sherry

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy." A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being.
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Young Living Essential Oils

12 Oils of Scripture • Every Day Oils • Oil Collections  Essential 7 Brochure 

 Thieves® Booklet •  Essential Oils Users Guide  Oil Class Schedule  Oil Secrets andTips       

Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture™ contains the twelve most significant oils found in the Bible. Young Living's wish in bringing them to you is that you will savor and enjoy the beautiful fragrances and intriguing histories of these precious pure essential oils. Gary Young draws on his travels to biblical lands and explains the twelve oils on an audio CD, also included in this collection
Twelve Single Oils (5ml bottles): Aloes/sandalwood (Santalum album), cassia (Cinnamomum cassia), cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica), cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), frankincense (Olibanum -- Boswellia carteri), galbanum (Ferula gummosa), hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis), myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), myrtle (Myrtus communis), onycha (pronounced oh-nigh-kah, a very thick oil, remove the plastic orifice and warm the bottle in your hand so that the oil will flow -- Styrax benzoin), Rose of Sharon/cistus (Labdanum -- Cistus ladanifer), and spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi).

New International Version (NIV)  Ezekiel 47:1212     Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.

There are 188 references to oils in the Bible. Some precious oils such as frankincense, myrrh, rosemary hyssop and spicknard were used for the anointing and healing of the sick. The three wise men brought essential oils of frankincense and myrrh to the Christ Child. Frankincense oil is now being researched and used therapeutically in European Hospitals. Clinical research now shows that it contains very high immune stimulating properties

Leviticus 14:4, 6, 49, 51, 52
Exodus 30:23
Proverbs 7:17
Song of Solomon 4:14
Revelation 18:13
Exodus 30:34
Leviticus 2:1, 2, 15, 16, 5:11, 6:15, 24:7
Numbers 5:15
1Chronicles 9:29
Nehemiah 13:5
Song of Solomon 3:6, 4:6, 14
Matthew 2:11
Revelation 18:13
Genesis 37:25, 43:11
Exodus 30:23
Esther 2:12
Psalm 45:8
Proverbs 7:17
Song of Solomon 1:13, 3:6, 4:6, 14, 5:1, 5, 13
Matthew 2:11
Mark 15:23
John 19:39
Exodus 30:23
Exodus 16:31
Numbers 11:17
Exodus 30:34
Exodus 12:22
Leviticus 14:4, 6, 49, 51,52
Numbers 19:6, 18
1Kings 4:33
Psalm 51:7
John 19:29
Hebrew 9:19
Job 30:4
Nehemiah 8:15
Isaiah 41:19, 55:13
Song of Solomon 1:12, 4:13, 14
Mark 14:3
John 12:3

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Make oils an essential part of your day, every day! It is always important to have Young Living’s therapeutic-grade essential oils on hand for your home and family. To help you get started, Young Living recommends nine of our most popular essential oils and essential oil blends for a wide range of uses and benefits. Try them in the following favorite everyday applications Young Living created the Everyday Oils collection to meet a variety of daily needs, from cooking and first aid to cleaning and aromatherapy. Containing nine of our most popular essential oils, this collection offers the cleansing power of Thieves and Purification, the comforting touch of PanAway and Valor, the soothing benefits of lavender and Peace & Calming, and the versatility of frankincense, lemon, and peppermint.

Uplifting, protective, calming, and regenerating, essential oils are a unique gift from the natural world. Often referred to as “nature’s living energy” or the very essence of a plant, essential oils are aromatic liquids derived from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds. They not only deter­mine the plant’s aroma, but are vital for plants to grow, live, evolve, and adapt. Essential oils also help defend plants from insects, environmental conditions, and disease. Today, research shows that when used aromati­cally, applied topically, or taken internally, essential oils can calm, ener­gize, balance, purify, and rejuvenate the mind and body
From perfumes and aromatherapy to cookng and medicinal purposes, essential oils have been a vital part of everyday life, dating back to 4500 BC. After personally experiencing the many benefits of essential oils, D. Gary Young, Founder and President of Young Living Essential Oils, began a personal campaign to promote the ancient healing art of essential oil therapy. The result? An abundant line of pure, therapeutic-grade essen­tial oils, including over 140 single essential oils and unique essential oil blends, and the world’s largest community dedicated to achieving well­ness via nature’s purest, most potent gift.

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  Raindrop Therapy

Raindrop Therapy
originated from the research of D. Gary Young and a Lakota medicine man in the 1970s. It is based on the theory that many types of spinal misalignments are caused by viruses or bacteria that lie dormant along the spine. Different essential oils are dripped onto the spine, legs and feet and worked into the vertebrae to bring the body into structural and electrical alignment . This technique uses a sequence of highly antimicrobial essential oils designed to simultaneously reduce inflammation and kill the viral agents responsible for it. Although the entire process lasts approximately 1 hour, the oils will continue to work in the body for 5 to 7 days following treatment, with continued realignment taking place during this time. Oils listed below are commonly used in a raindrop therapy

  Basil - can be relaxing to the muscles, including smooth muscles (those not subject to our voluntary control, such as the heart and digestive system). It may also be used to soothe insect bites when applied topically. Beneficial for mental fatigue, basil may help stimulate and sharpen the sense of smell.

Wintergreen / Birch - contains an active principle similar to cortisone and is beneficial for massage associated with bone, muscle, and joint discomfort.

Cypress-is one of the oils most used for the circulatory system. It is also a natural antimicrobial (an agent that kills microorganisms or suppresses their multiplication or growth).

Marjoram-is used for soothing the muscles and the respiratory system. It also assists in calming the nerves. It is antimicrobial and antiseptic.

Oregano-is one of the most powerful antimicrobial essential oils. Highly damaging to many kinds of viruses, oregano was recently shown in laboratory research conducted at Weber State University to have a 99 percent kill rate against in vitro colonies of Streptococcus pneumoniae, even when used in one percent concentration. (S. pneumoniae is responsible for many kinds of lung and throat infections).

Peppermint-is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. Many studies have shown the usefulness of peppermint's role in affecting impaired taste and smell when inhaled; the ability to improve concentration and mental accuracy; ability to directly affect the brain's satiety center, which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals.

Thyme-is one of the most antimicrobial and antiseptic essential oils. It contains thymol, which has been studied for its effect on gingivitis and plaque-caused organisms in the mouth. It may be beneficial in helping to overcome fatigue and exhaustion.

Aroma Siez blend-helps relax, calm, and relieve tight, sore, tired, and aching muscles resulting from sports injuries, fatigue, and stress. Contains Basil, marjoram, lavender, peppermint and cypress.

Valor blend-helps balance electrical energies within the body, giving courage, confidence, and self-esteem. It has been found to help the body self-correct its balance and alignment. Contains Spruce, rosewood, blue tansy, and frankincense in a base of almond oil.

These oils are used on the feet with Reflexology and then "dropped" along the spine and massaged into the body with a gentle persuasive massage which encourages your body to relax and re-align itself while the spine is gently stretched to release any muscle tension and mis-alignments. The oils used are intended to help rid the body of bacteria and viruses that are trapped in the tightened muscles along the spine.

Raindrop Therapy is not a cure-all. It is a tool to help restore a balance in the body that may result in good health


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Oil Collections

Raindrop Technique® combines the art of aromatherapy with the techniques of Vita Flex and massage in the application of essential oils to various areas of the body. This collection provides a revolutionary means of bringing balance and harmony to the body - physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Contains: Seven Single Oils (5ml bottles): Thyme, Basil, Peppermint, Oregano, Wintergreen, Cypress and Marjoram. Two Oil Blends (5ml bottles): Valor® & Aroma Seiz™. Also contains one 8-oz. bottle of Ortho Ease® Aromatherapy Massage Oil and one 8-oz. V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex.


ssential 7™ was created for every home and every body. Enjoy the benefits of our most popular therapeutic-grade essential oils and blends.
 While single oils may be used as dietary
supplements, all of these oils may be diffused; applied topically; applied over the Vita Flex points on the feet; added to bathwater in our Bath and Shower Gel Base or Epsom salts; or used for body and foot massage. Refer to individual oils for specific benefits.

 Comes with the "Essential Oils: The Missing Link" CD.
Contains: Three Single Oils (5ml bottles): Lavender, Peppermint & Lemon Four Blends (5ml bottles): Joy™, PanAway™, Peace & Calming™and Purification™.


Ensure you'll always have the benefits of Young Living's therapeutic-grade essential oils on hand with our brand new, 10-oil Everyday Oils collection.
The oils in this select collection will provide ongoing support for your home, health, and body. Enjoy the relaxing benefits of lavender and Peace & Calming, the cleansing power of Thieves and Purification, the comforting touch of Valor and PanAway, the uplifting properties of the newly added Joy essential oil blend, and much more.

Everyday Oils Essential Oil Collection includes:

Singles :1 - 5 ml Frankincense 1 - 5 ml Lemon 1 - 5 ml Lavender 1 - 5 ml Melaleuca Alternifolia 1 - 5 ml Peppermint     

 Blends: 1 - 5 ml Joy™ 1 - 5 ml Purification® 1 - 5 ml PanAway® 1 - 5 ml Thieves® 1 - 5 ml Stress Away


100% Pure-Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

• Personal Care Products
• Reference Guide Book
•Home & Car Diffusers
• Greeting Cards with Oil
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For Information on Yong Living Essential Oils and all of these amazing products call
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Health & Fitness

The Quincy Herald Whig

Saturday, Nov. 15. 2008 

Aromatherapy rejuvenates mind, body, spirit.


(H-W Photo/Philip Carlson)


Sherry Cress, an independent distributor of the Young Living brand of essential oils, poses with her "traveling" kit inside Body Mind Spirit in Quincy. Essential oils are aromatic liquids derived from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes and seeds.


The activities of the holiday season, from shopping to baking to party going, often can make a person  feel overwhelmed and stressed out. But Sherry Cress of Quincy says there's a way to comfort oneself and de-stress during a hectic time, while creating a festive holiday atmosphere at the same time. The elixir: aromatherapy.  Aromatherapy uses pure essential oils to relax, balance and rejuvenate. Some oils in particular have scents that are perfect for the holidays - pine, nutmeg, peppermint, frankincense and myrrh. "Oils are my passion," said Cress, who has been using essential oils for about 12 years. She's an independent distributor of the essential oils and teaches aromatherapy classes at Body Mind Spirit, 1704 N. 24th. Essential oils are aromatic liquids derived from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes and  seeds.  Research shows that when used aromatically, applied topically or taken internally, essential oils can calm,  energize, balance, purify and rejuvenate the mind and body.  "Aromatherapy oils started before biblical times with the Egyptians and Chinese," Cress said. In addition   to directly inhaling the oils, drops can be placed in an oil diffuser or in a humidifier to disperse into the air.  People can use the oils  to create a relaxing bath.  Cress said essential oils also can be applied  topically to the body. "So many think aromatherapy is smelling the oils, but it's also applying the oils," she said. "You can use the oils on the point of concern (on the body) or the bottom of the feet, and it will reach all cells within 20 to 25 minutes." If the oil is a pure grade, just one drop is needed. Hundreds of different oils are available. Some are single oils, while others are at least two oils blended together. For stress, Cress suggests lavender. "It's a very calming oil. When we get worn down with the holidays, it's good for that,"she said. "There's also a (blended) oil called joy that helps with the emotional part. It uplifts us." Roman chamomile and an oil called peace and calming also are good to rid the body of stress and tension, and an oil called immune power can help boost the immune system, she said. "For me, when I get sick or feel  run-down, I use a special bath of seven oils that soak in the water, and (it) helps relieve the tension in your joints, it helps pull all the bad stuff out," she said. "It helps get you going again. "The Young Living brand of essential oils, which Cress uses and sells, has a holiday collection that includes Christmas spirit, joy, cassia, frankincense, myrrh, nutmeg, orange, peppermint and pine. These oils not only help rejuvenate individuals, but also can fill a home with cheer.  "It smells just like Christmastime in your house,"Cress said of the Christmas spirit oil. The oils can be placed in water in the Christmas tree stand or sprayed directly on artificial trees for a fresh-cut aroma.  Cress said people can add a festive scent to the fireplace by putting one or two drops of essential oils on the log.  At night, she suggests wiping some oil on the pillowcase to help promote a sense of calm and  provide a better night's sleep. Lavender works well for this, she said. "Lavender is a universal oil, good for anything and everything," she said. "If you're not sure which oil to use, use lavender." She emphasizes that single oils can be layered, or used together, but blended oils should not be. If a person wants to use the oils topically but has sensitive skin, she says it's best to apply them to the feet. People who have allergies need to be careful which essential oils they use. For example, if someone is allergic to birch, he should refrain from using a birch oil.

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