Therapeutic Music

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I started using the music of Liquid Mind over ten years ago when I first became a Reiki practitioner. And since then, have never found anything better in allowing a client to fully relax and enjoy the benefits from my sessions.

Liquid Mind was created by songwriter and composer Chuck Wild.

When Wild started releasing the Liquid Mind albums in 1994, the first persons to use them were alternative health care practitioners, chiropractors, and massage therapists, followed soon by more mainstream medical practitioners who report utilizing the music in clinical situations to assist in relaxation.

Liquid Mind V: Serenity which is my own personal favorite, is a peaceful and soothing musical journey designed to help you relax deeply during meditation, massage, yoga, rest, or in times of stress. For many, it is a wonderful background for massage, meditation, healing, yoga, Pilates, Reiki, shiatsu, or reflexology.

 The fifth in Liquid Mind’s elegant electronic series of slow relaxation music, takes the listener to a place of deep calm and tranquility.

 This gentle album has been used by some people for things such as:

* relieving stress

*by parents to help quiet hyperactive children

*by insomniacs to assist themselves in going back to sleep in the middle of a difficult night

*by others to relieve tension after a busy day at work

 So it is with great pleasure that I highly recommend the music of Liquid Mind.

If you would like to view the complete collection, and even sample it, please take a relaxing journey over to Liquid Mind.

Enjoy!

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Reflexology Recliner

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Eight years ago when I was first certified as a foot reflexologist, I began searching for a portable recliner that I could use when making out-calls.

I needed something comfortable, compact, and durable.

One day I happened to walk into a Brookstone Store, where I spotted a fabulous looking recliner which I found out was made by a company called Lafuma.

Now what’s really interesting is that the recliner was not advertised as something for reflexology. It was actually a chair to be used for home use.

But after trying it out I knew it would be perfect, because it was absolutely one of the most comfortable portable recliners I’d ever sat in.

It was also the ideal height and width for administering a reflexology session.

So I made the purchase and couldn’t be more happier. And every client who sits in it immediately comments how wonderful they feel.

The cushion part of the chair is suspended from a metal frame with elastic woven cords, so it gives the feeling of “gentle buoyancy.”

The recliner also came with an adjustable headrest.

The chair easily reclines and returns to an upright position without any effort. And once reclined, the chair can be locked in that position.

What makes Lafuma recliners so special is something called Zero Gravity.

A zero gravity recliner is a chair that allows you to rest with your feet raised higher than your heart. By extending your lower legs and feet above your heart, the load on your spine is reduced, allowing your vertebrae to decompress after a full day of walking, standing, and sitting upright.

 The recliner model I purchased (which is identical to the photo above), has a cloth padded seat, however, Lafuma also makes recliners in a special material for outdoor use.

So if you’re a foot reflexologist searching for a comfortable recliner that’s durable and portable, or even if you’re someone who simply wants a quality recliner for home use, please head over to Lafuma.

They have many models and colors to choose from with prices ranging from $129.99-$269.99.

You’ll find the investment well worth it.

 Enjoy your recline!

A Timeless Art of Self Healing

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For those of you who may be looking for a clearer understanding of reflexology, I highly recommend Ann Gillanders video Reflexology – “The Timeless Art of Self Healing.”

I first discovered this video while I was training to become a certified reflexologist. I was looking for additional information that would assist me to delve even deeper into this amazingly effective self healing modality.

Ann Gillandersis one of the foremost practitioners of Reflexology in the world today, and she is recognized as a pioneer of modern Reflexology. Her school in Essex, England is a direct result of her effectiveness as a healer and the tremendous popularity that has grown from it. She is one of Reflexology’s best teachers and an internationally recognized author. Amazingly, she achieved all this in spite of being severely handicapped.

Not only do I recommend this video to the novice, but also to the professional reflexologist. I myself refer to this video time and time again.

The step-by-step demonstrations are cleverly interwoven with fascinating “footnotes” and tips, providing you with ample time to fully learn and perform each technique. It’s fun and entertaining.

 Running Time: 75 minutes

The video also comes with a wallet-size reflexology chart which shows the various reflex points located on the feet.

So if you’ve always wondered about reflexology, please allow Reflexology -“The Timeless Art of Self Healing” to introduce you to it’s many benefits.

And if you would like to find out more about Ann Gillanders and her plethora of knowledge, please check out her friendly and helpful website All Reflexology.

Enjoy!

Seasonal Feet!

Ahhh…warm footsies!

Feet are the great “barometers” of our body that reflect the totality of how we feel.

If you can think of the feet as an external thermometer, you will begin to see how they can greatly assist us in regulating our body’s temperature.

When our feet are hot…our whole body feels hot.

When our feet are cold…our whole body feels cold.

During this Winter season, it’s important to keep our feet warm and snuggly – so that we feel the same.

I would like to offer you some helpful suggestions for keeping your extremities in “toe.”

When Outdoors

*Be sure to wear cotton/wool socks when walking in snow. It’s very important to keep your feet warm in extreme temperatures. Boots or shoes that are water-proof are very helpful. The minute your feet become wet…your entire body will become chilled. If your feet do become wet, change your socks immediately upon returning indoors.

At Home

*Be sure to wear a pair of socks or slippers, if your home is not well heated. This will keep your body at a consistant even temperature. Cold bathroom tile floors are the worst culprits for shocking the body into an extreme temperature change.

                                 

A Warm Foot Bath

Nothing feels better than a warm relaxing foot bath during the cold Winter months.

*Mix 4 drops of Rosemary pure essential oil to a cup of Epsom salts. Fill a large basin with warm running water, as you add the mixture.

*Soak your feet for 20 minutes.

*Do this after spending the day outdoors…your entire body will LOVE you for it!

Caution Care

*Use only pure essential oils.

*Foot baths are not recommended for those individuals who have a diabetic condition.

So remember, keeping your feet comfortably warm, will reflect the same throughout your entire body.

Enjoy this Winter season…without a case of “Popsicle Toes.”

And stay well, folks!

Photos: Crittz & Mass Distraction