Reflexology and Feng Shui

August 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Articles by Wendy

 

“Feng Shui – Supporting the Body by Balancing the Room, What Every Practitioner Should Know”

Over and over again, I see clients who have chronic issues and wonder why, despite all of their hard work, their progress or recovery seems so slow.

Could it be that there is something else contributing to the issue that may be beyond the body? Can our body be affected by the things that surround us? And, if we’re so sensitive to our environments – could there be more to it than meets the eye?

These are all questions that Feng Shui can and does answer. The answer, of course, is – Yes!

For well over 5,000 years of observation and practice, Feng Shui has evolved into a sophisticated and complex system for supporting the living and working spaces so that our environments can also support us, or at least not hinder our lives while we inhabit them. It works for any room (as well as for large tracts of land, but that is a whole other subject).

Because of the length of the topic, I’ll stick with a few suggestions that you, as a practitioner or anyone who wants to uplift their environment, can do immediately.

Let’s start with your healing space, the room that you practice reflexology in.

1. Sit in the location of optimum support.

First, stand in the doorway of this room and look into it. Notice if the direction you sit while practicing is facing the door. If it’s your back that you would see (while sitting in the chair that you commonly use), it’s time to move.

The most auspicious direction to face, in any room for optimum health and success, is the direction facing the door.

But wait. You don’t want to be right in front of the door either. Too much energy is coming in there and this practice is all about balance. Instead you want to be situated in the opposite corner of the room, away from the door, but facing it.

You might think that this is the best place for your client to face. It is after all, their health that needs the support. And, yes, you’d be right but this room is your practice space.

It would be good to suggest that while at home your client is positioned so they face the door while sleeping in bed or at their office desk while they work.

Since this is your office or practice room (and they will only be visiting for an hour or so at a time), make it work for you. This way you’ll have the energy balance to best help all of your clients. (There’s a reason they say in an airplane, “put your mask on first and then help the person next to you”.)

2. Clear out the clutter.

Too much stuff – especially things that have not been used in a while (6-12 months) will create an area of energy stagnation in the space. You know what happens in the body if stagnation occurs… it can effect the lymphatic and circulatory systems and might even be life threatening.

This doesn’t mean that you have to throw out all of your things either. It’s all about balance, which is easier to maintain when energy is flowing, so don’t let the energy in your room drag you down.

3. Let nature flow.

Rooms can get stuffy especially when the temperatures are very hot or very cold. We tend to close everything up so we don’t waste electricity, but we might be blocking another kind of energy.

It’s important to let the air flow from the outside to the inside, and from the inside to the outside. In extreme temperatures, you don’t have to leave the windows and/or doors open for too long, but it’s still a good energy balancing technique to air rooms out on a regular basis, especially since you are working with many different people and issues in your practice…

Out with the old (and stagnant) and in with the new and fresh!

Have you noticed how all of these techniques occur in different forms in many different cultures from around the globe? I always take that as an excellent confirmation that they work.

Start with these three Feng Shui techniques and I’m sure you’ll notice a difference in the energy of the room right away.

Enjoy your wonderful reflexology skills.

Wendy Coad – Online health and reflexology expert and the “Reflexology Professor” publishes the popular “Reflexology Secrets, Tips and Techniques” weekly email newsletter to subscribers from around the world. If you’re ready to enjoy health, express creativity, gain knowledge and skyrocket your reflexology or holistic health career, get your FREE tips now at http://www.reflexologyprof.com and join us at the top right corner.

To your reflexology success –

Reflex, Live Long and Prosper,

Creator of the Mega Reflexology Training

“THE FOOT FACTOR PROGRAM”

Reflexology and Infertility

August 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Reflexology Tips

The versatility of reflexology never ceases to amaze me.

Over the past several years I’ve seen an increase in the number of people who come to complementary and alternative medicine, for support of other treatments.

Reflexology and Infertility is just one of them.

In fact, it’s both men and women (and it should be both because this is hugely a couples thing) but, the larger numbers by far are women.

Let me say just one thing before continuing: reflexologists never diagnose, treat, or prescribe. If there is an illness or pathology you must see a medical doctor.

And, why wouldn’t you want to get the medical diagnosis and find out what the prescribed treatment is. Once done, you can choose whatever complementary modality – yes, read reflexology here – to help your body to help itself.

In reality the healer is really inside the body that needs the healing. Nothing else can take its place.

But our stress-relieving techniques also support most medical interventions and processes. And sometimes this support is what is needed the most.

This brings me back to our topic of infertility. Let me start at the beginning.

When learning about the body and its systems, I was fascinated to find out that for of the reproductive system there are primary and secondary components.

The primary reproductive system is comprised of the ovaries and testes. That’s it. And, the secondary part is… everything else.

It made me wonder – why only one primary organ and no t any of the other parts of the system.

Well, the primary is the only part that is also a member of the endocrine system – the hormone producing, regulating system of the body.

Let’s face it, as a species, we’re designed to do something very important in order for the species to survive. You guessed it, we’re designed to reproduce.

That’s why the endocrine glands are primary, that’s why everything else comes in second place – because without the parts that regulate, that give the all important instructions, well, in a way, nothing else really matters, does it?

Now, what happens when good evolution slows down?

That’s where we get issues with infertility, or, as some would call it, sub-fertility.

I like that second term because a lot of times it’s not broken, just a bit slow.

Again, knowing the “how’s and whys” is not our job, even though we can and should be knowledgeable.

Most importantly, reflexology can and does support the body in its own natural processes – balancing and healing.

Now, there seems to be a ground swell in regards to people seeking reflexology for infertility.

Maybe the information about reflexology is being passed around amongst those in need, perhaps in the clinics or the chat rooms.

I’ve noticed that over the past few years, there’s a definite increase in interest.

And, why wouldn’t there be?

Some reflexologists have made it a specialty. And, I personally have seen up to an 80% success rate with my reflexology clients who come for support with this particular goal.

That’s right – up to 80% have been successful. Happy everybody.

So what does that mean for reflexologists?

Well, the information we get is really an anecdotal statistic. I can’t, nor would I even want to ever claim to cure anything.

I have long contended that one of the most powerful things we do in our reflexology is to relax the body. And when stress is relieved a body does tend to work better in all its functions – powerfully and positively.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, one of the most important things that supports healing is touch – touch that is safe & compassionate, touch that is about the focus, the concentration, the listening and being non-invasive.

This touch is truly a universal healer. And, that’s the touch I’m talking about.

So what can a reflexologist do?

Now, here in America, there’s a commonly held belief that it’s best to cease doing our fabulous reflexology in the first trimester of pregnancy.

I do just that.

But here, there’s an issue of infertility, not pregnancy.

Common wisdom tells us to detail the reproductive organ reflexes, the endocrine reflexes, CNS reflexes and the lymphatic reflexes.

Why?

Because this support is not just aimed at relaxation for the body… it’s not just about the stress relief. It’s also about strengthening whatever needs strengthened so that the internal environment can be the best and strongest it can possibly be.

And, if fertility treatments are happening, then everyone’s on a schedule. There is a definite pattern… support, support, support, and then wait, wait, wait.

I do the same thing in scheduling my hope-to-be-pregnant clients – session, session, session and then after their treatment, wait, wait, wait.

Of course, pregnant women need their feet worked on. So once the pregnancy is past the first trimester, and there are no complications, I work on just about everything but the reproductive reflexes because they’re already happy!

Always remember, when in doubt about giving reflexology to anyone, at anytime – you must talk to a medical professional.

You won’t get medical advice from your instructor… unless they’re a doctor!

Enjoy your wonderful reflexology skills.

Wendy Coad – Online health and reflexology expert and the “Reflexology Professor” publishes the popular “Reflexology Secrets, Tips and Techniques” weekly email newsletter to subscribers from around the world. If you’re ready to enjoy health, express creativity, gain knowledge and skyrocket your reflexology or holistic health career, get your FREE tips now at http://www.reflexologyprof.com and join us at the top right corner.

To your reflexology success –

Reflex, Live Long and Prosper,

Creator of the Mega Reflexology Training

“THE FOOT FACTOR PROGRAM”