“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.