Sept 29, 2018
This is the first blog I have ever done, so please have patience with me as I learn and gain experience. I'd love feedback and suggestions on how to improve.
My goal with this blog is to help people understand what reflexology is and what it can do for you.
I worked in a hospital warehouse while I was studying to become a foot reflexologist. It became apparent that my co-workers had been telling people that I was studying something that had to do with feet. As pleased as I was that my co-workers were interested enough in what I was doing to talk about it with others, I was a bit surprised at the number of strangers (people that worked in other departments at the hospital) that would come up to me and ask "You're learning about feet stuff, right?" and they would start taking off their socks and shoes to show me a bump, rash or blemish or describe pain they were having and ask me if I knew what it was and how to fix it. To say the least, I was concerned with the amount of pain and discomfort that people were willing to endure when it came to their feet. I would always advise them to go see their doctor and get a diagnosis and stressed how important it was to take care of their feet. I always got a look of confusion when I tried to explain I was not a podiatrist but a reflexologist - they clearly had no idea what I was talking about and walked away disappointed that I couldn't help them.
I felt disappointed that I couldn't help them with what they needed.
Reflexology, although done through the feet, hands and ears, is actually a whole body treatment.
I cannot diagnosis a condition, prescribe medications or treat specific conditions, but I can help promote your body's systems to work better naturally to help heal itself.
The best example that I have been able to come up with so far to describe how reflexology works, it by comparing it to a light switch. When you turn a light switch on, the affect is seen in the light bulb that is on the ceiling. The reflexes are the switches and the light bulb is the area that corresponds to the reflex. That may not be the best example, but it's the best I've come up with so far.
Reflexology helps to release stress and toxins which bog our bodies down. It helps improve circulation which benefits all areas of the body by keeping things energized and moving.
I'll end today's blog by simply saying take care of yourself.