Reflexology For The Spirit

Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual Syndrome is a collection of many uncomfortable symptoms  accompanying women’s menstrual cycles.

PMS causes the following symptoms:

negative  moods

headaches

food cravings

fluid retention

decreased energy

depression

emotional imbalance

weight gain

water retention

constipation

forgetfulness.

And, that’s not the whole list.  It’s just the symptoms that came to mind first.

PMS is on the rise.  It’s a situation  made worse  by stressful situations in women’s lives as well as increased toxicity caused by artificial hormones now found in increasing quantities in our food, water, and environment in general.

On the spiritual level,  PMS flourishes in situations where women suffer with anger, confusion, fear, frustration, inferiority, rejection, self-doubt.  PMS accompanies situations where women feel a need to hold on to past hurts they’ve received from men.  Women suffering with PMS experience a need for more strength and power.

Dietary changes can often help:

Eat more  fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds, soy,  vegetables, whole grains.

Eat less dairy, fat meat, and sugar.

Eating organic foods is important because they have fewer environmental estrogens.

Detoxing the intestinal tract and liver will help.

It will be helpful to take probiotics.  In order to be sure you’re not wasting your money, consult with Liz at Village Vitality (Woodstock Apothecary ) 845-679-0790.  Liz will also work with you to determine if you are getting enough of the proper vitamins and minerals for your situation.

Overcoming the negative aspects of PMS will probably not happen overnight but the situation will improve over time…especially if you include regular reflexology sessions to encourage homeostasis.

When offering reflexology for the spirit to a client-partner suffering with PMS, begin by working the endocrine system.  Focus on the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, ovary, and uterus reflexes.

Work the nervous system as you focus on the brain reflexes.

Work the urinary system as you focus on the kidney reflexes.

Finish the session by working the solar plexus and liver.

If cramps are involved, use the following protocol:

Begin the session by working the solar plexus and diaphragm reflexes.

Work the endocrine system and focus on the thyroid,  parathyroid gland reflexes and the uterus reflexes.

Finish the session by focusing on the spine and spinal cord reflexes.

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Infertility and Reflexology

EXPERIENCING INFERTILITY CAN BE DEVASTATING TO A COUPLE.    People  feel they’ve been victimized.  Life sometimes ceases to have meaning for some.  They become depressed, jealous.  Marriages sometimes fall apart.  People feel rejected, abandoned, inadequate, sad.

INFERTILITY HAS MANY CAUSES  – both physical, and emotional:  environmental, hormonal, genetic.  Drug usage, stress, blocked fallopian tubes or testicles, unconscious fears, childhood abuse, can all contribute to infertility.

In this country, people don’t often think of reflexology to help with infertility issues.  In other parts of the world, people trying to overcome infertility issues use the services of a reflexologist  successfully.

If you’re offering reflexology to a couple  dealing with infertility, begin the session by working the solar plexus and diaphragm reflexes.

Work the entire endocrine system and then focus on the pituitary gland reflexes, the ovary and testicle reflexes, and finally, the uterus and prostate reflexes.

Finish the session by returning to the solar plexus and then the liver reflexes.

REFLEXOLOGY SESSIONS NOT ONLY STIMULATE THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS BUT THEY ALSO HELP BALANCE ALL THE BODY SYSTEMS.   This is extremely important to a couple trying to create new life.

AND, I OFFER A FINAL SUGGESTION.   There are many reasons for infertility. Some are spiritual.  This may be a time for you to review what may be your life path and goals.  There are many, many children and other animals in dire need at this time on our planet.  At the risk of totally upsetting everyone who reads this blog, I submit to you that possibly your path includes embracing one or more of these precious beings into your life instead of bringing a new life into embodiment.

IS THE UNIVERSE TELLING YOU SOMETHING?   Listen carefully.  There are many ways to use your caring,  nurturing, and creative energy for the benefit of all mankind.  There are many creatures in need of the  love you have to offer.

On behalf of the many needy beings on this planet, I thank you for reading this blog/book.

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Thurman Greco

Constipation – a Very Common Complaint

MARGE D’URSO TAUGHT ME THAT ABOUT 50% OF MY CLIENT-PARTNERS  SUFFER FROM CONSTIPATION.   She was not wrong.  Many times, a person comes to my table suffering with constipation and doesn’t even tell me about it.  However, over time, I hear about the situation when it’s in the past tense.

It is very difficult to receive regular reflexology sessions and suffer with constipation.

Constipation is often accompanied by gas and abdominal discomfort.  Physical causes include improper diet, stress, dehydration.

PEOPLE SUFFERING WITH CONSTIPATION OFTEN HAVE DIFFICULTY LETTING GO OF  THE PAST – EVENTS, BELIEFS.

People suffering with constipation can be very controlling.

People suffering with constipation can have relationships that need to end, jobs they need to leave, anger they need to let go of……

When offering Reflexology for the Spirit to a client partner suffering with constipation, begin by working the solar plexus and diaphragm.

Work the digestive system as you focus on the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, and intestinal reflexes.

Work the endocrine system as you focus on the adrenal gland reflexes.

Finish the session by working the liver and solar plexus.

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A Very Common but Rarely Discussed Health Issue – Hemorrhoids

AS WE AGE, MORE AND MORE OF US SUFFER WITH HEMORRHOIDS.   This makes sense when we realize that aging is part of the situation.  Spiritually,  as we age, some of us develop an inability to let go of life events.  We develop a feeling that life has been unfair as we become critical of ourselves as well as others.  Fear is always a factor in hemorrhoids.  Fear, anger, lack of self-confidence  Many of us cling to beliefs, opinions that are outdated.

ON A PHYSICAL LEVEL, HEMORRHOIDS ARE VARICOSE VEINS IN THE RECTUM AND ANUS AREAS.  They are considered to be harmless unless they become infected or rupture.  So, hemorrhoids become a part of our daily lives as the bowel movement becomes slower than we want and more difficult.

CHRONIC CONSTIPATION, PERSISTENT DIARRHEA, PROLONGED SITTING, PREGNANCY, AND ANAL INTERCOURSE CONTRIBUTE TO HEMORRHOIDS.  Softening the stool, eating a high fiber diet, and being hydrated, help prevent hemorrhoids.

WHEN YOU OFFER REFLEXOLOGY TO A PERSON SUFFERING WITH HEMORRHOIDS,  begin by working the digestive system as you focus on the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder reflexes.

Work the endocrine system as you focus on the adrenal gland reflexes.

Work the intestinal reflexes.

Finish the session by working the liver and solar plexus.

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Cirrhosis – indeed, a spiritual disease

THE LIVER PERFORMS MANY MORE FUNCTIONS THAN WE HUMANS KNOW ABOUT OR UNDERSTAND.   It’s an emotional organ, and a quite large organ at that.

MORE WOMEN SUFFER FROM CIRRHOSIS THAN MEN.    And, although we think of cirrhosis as a disease of alcoholics, it’s not always necessary to drink oneself into this disease.  Spiritually, the liver begins to break down and cirrhosis rears its ugly head when a person experiences frustration, aggression, rage, guilt, fear.  Sometimes, when a person begins to sabotage personal progress, cirrhosis becomes a reality.  In any event, the constant inner struggles encourage the disease.

LIFE EVENTS CAN CONTRIBUTE TO CIRRHOSIS.  They include long term exposure to toxic chemicals, infection with Hepatitis B, C, D, or E, medication with steroids.

Reflexology helps bring about homeostasis which can be very important for the cirrhosis sufferer’s well-being.

When offering reflexology to a person suffering with cirrhosis, begin with the endocrine system and focus on the thyroid and parathyroid glands.

Work the digestive system as you focus on the liver and gallbladder  reflexes.

Work the urinary system as you focus on the kidney reflexes.

End the session by working the liver again and the solar plexus.

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Reflexology Blog – Prostate Disorders

Prostate problems are common in men over fifty.  The most common disorders are prostatitis, benign enlargement, and cancer.  Over half of men over 50 suffer from prostate problems.  By far, the most popular is enlarged prostate.

Causes of prostate problems are nutritional, hormonal, and spiritual.

Nutritional causes include low levels of nutrients – selenium, zinc.  If you have prostate issues, now is a good time to have a nutritional analysis.   As always, I recommend you  contact Liz at Village Apothecary – 845-679-0790.

Hormonal issues suggest a trip to a medical professional.

Spiritual issues call for regular reflexology visits.

This is also a time to examine how you feel about your self and your life.  What words come to mind?

Feeling:  ashamed, helpless, inferior, resentful, stuck.

Allow yourself to express your feelings as opposed to suppressing them.

Focus on the positive aspects of your life.

When addressing prostate issues begin the session by working the endocrine system by working the pituitary reflexes,  testicle reflexes, and the prostate reflexes..

Work the nervous system as you focus on the spinal cord reflexes.

Work the  lymphatic system.

End the session by focusing for a few moments on the liver and solar plexus.

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Endocrine System: Bottom Line Information, 9 Essential Oils, 25 Foods that Nourish the Endocrine System and 3 Improvements to be Expected from Sessions to the Endocrine System

BOTTOM LINE: This is where Reflexology for the Spirit really proves itself to be a superior modality.

FOODS WHICH NOURISH THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM INCLUDE almonds, apples, avocados, beans, beets, bitter melon, blueberries, celery, coffee, dandelion, dates, garbanzos, garlic, grapefruit, green tea, guava, lentils, mushrooms, oatmeal, pecans, peppers, prunes, rice, seafood, vinegar.

Of the foods on the above list, the following foods are also on Johnny Bowden, Ph.D.’s list of the 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth:  almonds, apples, avocados, beans, beets, blueberries, celery, dandelions, dates, garbanzos, garlic, grapefruit, guava, lentils, mushrooms, oatmeal, pecans, peppers, prunes, vinegar.

IMPROVEMENTS TO BE EXPECTED FROM SESSIONS TO THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM:

Working  the endocrine system offer  the entire body  a “tune up” which encourages homeostasis.

The body can be energized with endocrine system work.

Working the endocrine system offers the body an opportunity to return to its normal rhythm.  Better sleep and wake patterns can result.

The endocrine system is, really, the most responsive to spiritual work.

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The Endocrine System – very important for both physical and spiritual health

THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM IS MADE UP OF A SERIES OF GLANDS INCLUDING SEVERAL GLANDS WHICH WORK TOGETHER TO MAINTAIN HOMEOSTASIS.  They include the hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroids, thymus, adrenals, pancreas, and ovaries/testes.  In addition to working to maintain homeostasis, the glands of the endocrine system work together to regulate our metabolism, growth, reproduction, and body chemistry.

Endocrine glands secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream.  They work with other body systems and are important to the overall function of a person in everyday life.  It’s important that the different Endocrine glands work well.

THE HYPOTHALAMUS, PITUITARY, AND PINEAL GLANDS ARE LOCATED IN THE BRAIN IN THE AREA BEHIND THE EYES.   They all three interact with the nervous system.  It’s believed that the hypothalamus controls the “mother” gland because it’s believed to coordinate the functions of the other endocrine glands in addition to regulating growth, blood pressure, and sexual development.

When a person is stressed emotionally and spiritually, the pituitary reflex becomes sensitive.  Sometimes it’s so sensitive to the reflexologist’s touch that it can’t be worked.  When this happens, go to the pituitary gland reflex on the hands and work there.

The pineal gland produces melatonin which is responsible for sleep patterns.  Many people believe the pineal gland functions as our “third eye” and works with our spiritual and psychic development.

THE THYROID AND PARATHYROID GLANDS ARE LOCATED AT THE BASE OF THE THROAT.   They’re attached to the wind pipe with the thyroid in front and the parathyroids in back.  The parathyroids are believed to control calcium and bone metabolism.  The thyroid, a very important gland, coordinates how everything in our body works.  The thyroid is to the body what the gas pedal is to a car.  People with thyroid imbalances often experience anger.

The thymus is a gland located a couple of inches below the thyroid and parathyroids.  This gland offers support to the immune system.  Our thymus is a certain size when we are born and does not get much larger as we grow up and age.  This leads some professionals to believe the thymus is more important in infanthood and childhood than in adulthood.  Here again, we have a spiritual gland.  The thymus works better when we feel more positive about ourselves.

The pancreas is partially an endocrine gland which works in close conjunction with the digestive system.  The pancreas has two parts:  endocrine and exocrine.  The endocrine part of the pancreas is called the Islets of Langerhans.  This is where insulin is produced.

THE ADRENALS ARE LOCATED ABOVE THE KIDNEYS.  They work closely with the nervous system to maintain fluid and mineral balance.  The adrenals are easily felt because we experience them as “butterflies” in our stomach when we are suddenly nervous.  Prolonged stress overload has a negative effect on the adrenals.  When the adrenals get overstressed it takes time and effort by the practitioner to return them to balance.

THE OVARIES IN THE FEMALE AND THE TESTES IN THE MALE ARE ENDOCRINE GLANDS.  This is a point of creativity in the body.  They are managed by the pituitary gland.

KEEPING THE VARIOUS ENDOCRINE GLANDS BALANCED IS IMPORTANT TO US ALL.  Sometimes, when an endocrine gland is not balanced, our whole (physical, mental, spiritual, emotional) reflects this imbalance and is affected negatively by it.  Reflexology for the Spirit sessions help balance our endocrine system.

AN EXAMPLE OF A NICE SESSION IS TO FOCUS THE ENTIRE SESSION ON THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM.    The importance of endocrine balance cannot be overestimated.  One effective way to focus on the endocrine system is to offer rotations (about 10 rotations per point) to each of the endocrine glands in the following order:  solar plexus, pituitary gland, thyroid, parathyroid, liver, adrenal glands, ovaries/testes.  Then, finally, return to the solar plexus.

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Guided Meditation – An Angel Brings Forgiveness

 

Page0002 (2)Begin this guided meditation by putting on some soft music.

Now, get in a comfortable place.  Sit in a comfortable chair, or lay face up on a sofa or sit back in a recliner.  The important thing here is comfort.

Begin this meditation by breathing slowly.  Breathe in relaxation as you take deep breaths.  Breathe out stress, negativity.

Allow yourself to sigh, and yawn.  Stretch if you feel like it.

Pay attention to your body.  Feel your body relax as you breathe in fresh, cleansing air.

Feel your body let go of negativity as you exhale.  Releasing  negativity allows your body to feel a little lighter.  It allows you to relax even more.

Every breath allows you to become more relaxed and to let go of the buildup of negativity.  You begin to feel the warmth of comfort and safety.

As your breathing continues, you find yourself in a meadow…a meadow created just for you.  Your breathing allows you to relax even more in the warmth of the sun.  Your breathing allows you to become one with the meadow.  You become aware of the sights, sounds, fragrances, wildlife, of  the meadow.

This meadow offers you peace.  This meadow offers you an opportunity to let go of negativity.

You look around and see an angel.  This angel  stands beside you in a beautiful clearing with  butterflies, flowers, birds, grasses, trees.

As you see this angel, you realize that now is a time for you to give up past negativity.  This is an opportunity for you to let go of feelings of negativity, being stuck, inferiority, shame, confusion, disappointment.

You turn to the angel.

You see you are being given an opportunity to travel down the different paths of your life.

You are being given an opportunity to safely explore lessons learned through past experiences.

You are being given an opportunity to acknowledge that you no longer need to hold onto negativity, disappointment.

With the angel beside you, you feel empowered – safe.

With the angel beside you, you are ready to offer forgiveness as you grow beyond this negativity that has been holding you back.

With the angel beside you, you are in a space where your heart can open and receive positive energy in the place that once held negativity.

With the angel beside you, you are able to spontaneously accept  giving up negativity of all kinds.  This negativity is replaced by forgiveness not only for  other persons and events but also for yourself.

With the angel beside you, you  are instantly moving forward in life as you embrace new energy and a new life force.

With the angel beside you, you know  all is forgiven…forever.

You turn to the angel and look deeply at this glorious being shrouded in green who has accompanied you on this  journey.  As you examine this angel deeply, you know  you have received an incredible gift…the gift of forgiveness.

You thank the angel for such a generous, life changing gift.

Now you return to the room knowing that the angel  in green is waiting for you any time you want to journey down the path of forgiveness again.

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Reflexology Blog – Headaches Always Have a Muscular Component

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Headaches have many causes:

Alcohol

Drugs

Emotional Stress

Excessive Noise

Food Allergies

Glaring Light

Poor Diet

Tension in the Neck

Tension in the Shoulder Muscles

Vision Problems

On a spiritual level, the causes are just as numerous:

Feeling out of control

Frustration

Overwhelmed,

Overcrowded

Over thinking

Self Critical

Undermined

A good first step in dealing with headaches is to figure out what is happening in your life just before a headache begins.  This investigation may require  a headache diary.

Begin by keeping track of everything you are eating.  You want to find out if a food can be the cause of your headaches.  Marge D’Urso always said that two biggest causes of headaches are wheat and dairy.  She recommended that a good first step in dealing with headaches is to give these items up for six weeks.

Keep track of your environment and how it’s affecting you.  Describe your feelings. You’re looking for  evidence of repetitive behavior and/or attitudes which may affect your headaches.

Record your headaches:  location, duration, severity.

There’s a muscular component to all headaches.  Addressing this component involves regular visits to a reflexology for the spirit practitioner.  Regular sessions relieve stress,  encourage homeostasis, improve day-to-day functioning.

Record your sleep patterns.  Is insomnia a factor?

Thyroid and adrenal hormone imbalances can cause headaches.  Visit an endocrinologist.

NOTE:  If you discover that the headaches recur regularly, you need to visit a medical professional.

When offering a reflexology session to a headache sufferer, begin by working the solar plexus and diaphragm reflexes.

Work the nervous system as you focus on the brain reflexes.

Work the respiratory system as you focus on the sinuses.

Work the digestive system as you focus on the pancreas.

Work the sense organs as you focus on the ears and the eyes.

Work the muscular system as you focus on the arm, shoulder, and neck muscle reflexes.

Work the spinal reflexes.

End the session as you spend a few moments on the liver and solar plexus.

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Thurman Greco.

Work the digestive system as you focus on the pancreas.

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