About 10 minutes of gentle holds on the earlobes immediately relaxes the neck, shoulders, hips, and feet, and I may coach you in relaxing breathing and body awareness. There is no need to engage conversation - this is time to relax and pay attention to your own body and soul; however, I may ask you for feedback about what you are feeling in your body, and you are welcome to ask any questions.
Foot reflexology is usually started with a thorough working of the spine reflexes to prepare the central nervous system, and therapeutic essential oils will be applied to specific areas on the feet that correspond to the situations you said you'd like to address. Reflex work is continued in specified patterns on the feet so that all of the body is affected. No two sessions are the same. I customize the areas worked, the way they are worked, and the oils used to your needs on that day.
Most people experience deep relaxation during the therapy session. You may feel warmth or an electrical impulse running in your legs or in areas of the body that correspond to the reflexes being worked. Stressed reflexes in the feet may respond with a feeling of tenderness or occasionally, a very brief sharp sensation when pressed as nerve endings "wake up". If anything is uncomfortable, you should let me know. While brief discomfort may at times be necessary to break up tension, pain that makes you cringe or hold your breath is not healing, so please say something!
The session is usually ended with about ten minutes of hand reflexology with a moisturizing cream. If you prefer longer times (or no time) spent on earlobes or hands, let me know, preferably before we start.
"Earseeds," or wear-home auriculotherapy pressure patches placed on the earlobes, may be recommended in order to strengthen or lengthen the work you received. If this is done within the reflexology hour, a basic earseeds package will be included for free. Upgrades of "invisible" ball type seeds ($5 total), or 14c gold/Swarovski crystal seeds ($2/each or $10/6 seeds) are available. Stand alone EarSeed sessions also available for $15-30/session + any Upgrades.
If you wish, I will end the session with a prayer or blessing and then step aside to allow you a few minutes to "recover" before getting off the table. Most people feel very relaxed at the end of their session and if possible should plan to take it easy for the next several hours, although mild exercise along with extra water may decrease any effects of detoxing.