Now that the Fall and Winter are upon us, it’s quite common to experience an occasional cold.
Reflexology can work wonders for relieving much of the physical discomforts, and also help support immunity – so that the body can naturally move into wellness.
Reflex Points of Focus
*To help decongest the head and sinuses.
*To help break up congestion
*To help with immunity
*To help with immunity
(the thymus reflex point is located on the inside portion of both feet, about 1 inch below the neck reflex point)
*Note: Please refer to the Foot Map Page to get a clear view of where these reflex points are located.
Application of Reflexology
*Using either your thumb or index finger – firmly, but gently press and rotate on each of the reflex points.
*Work each point thoroughly for approximately 1 minute – then repeat the process 2 more times.
*This can be done 3 times a day.
*Note: Reflexology effectively breaks up congestion in the head and lungs; so don’t be alarmed if after the first application, your cold symptoms seem worse. It’s simply doing some “house cleaning.” These symptoms will normalize.
The use of essential oils along with reflexology is very beneficial in supporting the body’s natural immunity.
The essential oil of Eucalyptus is effective against coughs and colds, both as preventative and as a remedy. Externally it works as a decongestant, expectorant, and is excellent for the immune system.
*After completely reflexology – blend 3 drops of eucalyptus oil to 1 teasoon of Jojoba oil.
*Apply a small amount to both feet and rub in well.
*Breath deeply as you do this, to receive the benefits of this wonderful essential oil.
*Cover you feet with a pair of gym socks and allow the mixture to penetrate the skin.
~Use only pure essential oils.
~For external use only.
~Keep essential oils away from eyes.
~Never use essential oils on the skin without first diluting with a carrier oil.
So if the “cold bug” gets you down…have no fear…Reflexology and Aromatherapy are here!
When used with care and respect, these two modalities will help your body, help itself…naturally.
Wishing you a cold-free season…aaaaachooo!#?*
For pure essential oils and supplies: Hands-On Aromatherapy
Photos: Marc 50 & Snowing Indoors