I have recently been reminded of a simple but powerful truth that enables us to regain our calm and balance.
This simple act has the power to lower your anxiety, lower your blood pressure and reboot your system to regain your calm and balance.
As the story related to me tells of a patient with severe chronic hypertension was admitted to the hospital with unrelated hyperemesis (extreme vomiting) due to food poisoning. As a result of the gravity of the situation the patient had an alarming spike in her blood pressure (195/105), the nurse on duty did not offer the presecribed medication immediately, instead she asked the patient to focus on her breath and to breathe deeply into her abdomen, (gut), with each deep breath she had her imagine the air flowing to all cells of her body, another breath from her lungs to her gut, another breath from her lungs to her fingertips, another breath from her lungs to her toes, another breath from her lungs to her heart, another breath from her lungs to her head...after 7 breaths and about 5 minutes, the nurse took her blood pressure again - it had reduced to a normal rate of 128/78 - a successful non-medicated outcome from a medical professional who has embraced alternative health practices.
The patient now has a useful tool that will enable her to calm herself whenever she needs to, without medication - a true win for alternative health!
We often forget to breathe deeply, as we rush through our busy days, we are sometimes holding our breath and then wonder why we feel so exhausted at the end of the day. If we can take the moment to take a deep breath and breathe deeply into our gut, we will instantly calm ourselves and then be better able to manage our busy hectic days.
Conscious Breathing has helped me in my practice of reflexology. I encourage all of my clients to take that initial deep breath and to focus on the area of their body that needs a little love at that moment. By taking that deep breath and engaging the energy of love , every reflexology session can have a profound healing effect.
Reflexology is the therapeutic application of specialized pressure techniques to the hands, feet or ears to stimulate specific reflex areas that correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. The intention of this massage is to produce a beneficial response in all parts of the body. These non-invasive, manual techniques stimulate pressure sensors along the body’s meridians via the central nervous system, triggering a relaxation response which allows your body to function optimally and begin to heal itself. Reflexology encourages good health, aids the lymphatic system to eliminate accumulated toxins, promotes relaxation, eases pain, helps to prevent disease and generally improves quality of life for everyone from newborn to elderly.
Research as well as personal success stories demonstrate that Reflexology can create a positive change in the body thus improving the functioning of virtually every part, gland and organ and therefore making a positive difference in how we age.
Reflexology research has proven that the specialized pressure point massage as provided by qualified practitioners in reflexology sessions are safe for everyone and achieve positive results, improves body function, and enhances the effectiveness of traditional medication, homeopathy, Chiropractic, Reiki, physiotherapy, etc.
Self-help reflexology will provide you with the opportunity to help yourself and assist the effectiveness of professional sessions. Marie will teach you a few simple ways to help yourself with Reflexology during your session, and you may take one of her classes to learn about Reflexology at a deeper level.
Reflexology also aides in recovery from illness or surgery, alleviates pain, migraines, constipation, inflammatory responses and other troublesome symptoms in patients of all ages.
Incorporating regular Reflexology sessions into your everyday life at an early age can bring health benefits many decades into your future. Weekly or monthly professional sessions as well as helping yourself daily will reduce daily stress so you can live the healthy balanced life you deserve.
Like any positive move toward better health –
It is never too late to start!