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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.
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
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.
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:
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
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
How does reflexology relate to other
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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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
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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
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
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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
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2:1, 2, 15, 16, 5:11, 6:15, 24:7
Solomon 3:6, 4:6, 14
Solomon 1:13, 3:6, 4:6, 14, 5:1, 5, 13
6, 49, 51,52
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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 andbenefits. 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.
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essential oils have been a vital part of everyday life, dating
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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 .
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
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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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.
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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.
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Contains: Three Single Oils (5ml bottles): Lavender, Peppermint & Lemon Four Blends (5ml bottles): Joy™, PanAway™, Peace & Calming™and Purification™
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Health & Fitness
Saturday, Nov. 15. 2008
Aromatherapy rejuvenates mind, body, spirit.
By KELLY WILSON
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.
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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