Happy World Reflexology Week!
My office smells a bit like gourmet pizza this month. I've been using Oil of Oregano or as one my younger clients affectionately calls it, the "pizza oil".
There are many varieties of this oil. Oreganum vulgare is the one I use and it's one of two that are known for their therapeutic benefits.
This oil promotes upper respiratory and digestive health. Most importantly for this time of year, this oil lends support to our immune systems, helping us stay free of colds and sinus infections.
For my use, and because it is a strong oil, I dilute it in a carrier oil before applying. Combining the benefits of essential oils with the therapuetic touch of reflexology creates a wonderful environment for stimulating balance, growth and healing.
As it becomes more well-known, many are discovering and experiencing the deep relaxation as well as the many health benefits that come with regular reflexology. Clients continue to report that reflexology has become their number one favorite therapy. As I've had the opportunity to work with runners, weekend warriors and pro athletes, here is what they tell me regular reflexology does for them. It's an impressive list!
In brief, reflexology evokes the natural healing powers inherent in the body to help the body heal itself. The chief outcome of reflexology is to relax the body in order to improve blood flow, nerve impulses, and the bioelectrical energy throughout the body, allowing the body to normalize, balance and heal. There are no side effects like those experienced with drug therapy. Reflexology is a complete healing system unto itself. It is gentle, precise and appropriate for any stage of life, including before and after surgery. A session can occur in almost any place with little to no equipment, making reflexology an ideal therapy and wellness practice.
This is the disclaimer to remind you that I am not a licensed physician and cannot give medical advice or treatment. These are my personal opinions and the summarization of research as well as verbal and written reports of my clients. As always, consult your doctor if you need medical advice or treatment.
Dr. J. Manzanares from Barcelona, Spain is a rare gift to the reflexology world. He is an M.D, surgeon and a teacher of reflexology. He has researched reflexology for the past 27 years with more than 70,000 clinical cases. His contribution and advancement to the science of reflexology is groundbreaking and is expanding as he travels to share his research and teach in the U.S.
Link to his website and his research and findings.