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by Dragonflies
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Reflexology Techniques and Other Thoughts
Topic: Numb Arms
Replies: 6
Views: 4108

Re: Numb Arms

Might be worth exploring whether she'd respond better with 30 minute sessions spaced a bit closer.
by Dragonflies
Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Tools of the Trade
Topic: best foot cream!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 23552

Re: best foot cream!!!!

<bumping this thread> Does anyone know what they mean when they are talking about a "whipped" shea butter for making foot cream? It's exactly as it sounds pueppi - you carefully melt shea butter in a double boiler, then alternate cooling it and whipping it in a stand mixer. Aromaweb has a nice reci...
by Dragonflies
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Aromatherapy
Topic: Organic Essential Oils?
Replies: 17
Views: 17398

Re: Organic Essential Oils?

Wow, this Amrita company just sent me the GC of the oil I requested. :) I cant make heads or tells of it though, im not a chemist :smt017 if anyone would like to see the info I received I can send the email to you. Reading and understanding a GC/MS report comes with training in essential oil chemis...
by Dragonflies
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Reflexology Techniques and Other Thoughts
Topic: Castor Oil & Reflexes
Replies: 10
Views: 8984

Re: Castor Oil & Reflexes

Castor oil packs are super tough in hot, muggy weather! You layer the pack: castor oil, plastic food wrap, towel, heat source. The heat source alone would be yucky on a hot day and castor oil takes its sweet time soaking in so you need to hang out with it for at least a half hour. Considering where ...
by Dragonflies
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Aromatherapy
Topic: Organic Essential Oils?
Replies: 17
Views: 17398

Re: Organic Essential Oils?

In addition to knowing if they are certified organic by a third party I would also ask if every batch of essential oil is tested using GC/MS and if I can have a copy of the report for each oil I wanted to purchase.
by Dragonflies
Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Reflexology Techniques and Other Thoughts
Topic: Reflexology - Black feet
Replies: 7
Views: 5608

Re: Reflexology - Black feet

Black skin on the feet can be an indicator of diabetes or gangrene - but I can't imagine it would be a "detox" from Reflexology. If it washes off then it's dirt. Sometimes skin will turn a different shade because of a metallic reaction, was there some sort of foot soak or foot product used during th...
by Dragonflies
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Aromatherapy
Topic: Raindrop Technique
Replies: 12
Views: 13054

Re: Raindrop Technique

There's a lot of red flags with regards to this technique and most folks practicing the "Raindrop Therapy" are a.) lacking full aromatherapy training/certification, b.) under the misinformation that undiluted essential oil applications to the skin is safe, c.) practicing without regards to safety st...
by Dragonflies
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Reflexology Techniques and Other Thoughts
Topic: Question about Inflammatory Disease
Replies: 3
Views: 4397

Re: Question about Inflammatory Disease

I researched Aromatherapy for Inflammatory and Heli and Clove was what they said to use. I take it then you're not an aromatherapist? I'd be very cautious about willy-nilly use of essential oils, especially with a client that has multi-system health concerns. :shock: I put only 2 drops in quite a b...
by Dragonflies
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Reflexology Techniques and Other Thoughts
Topic: Metamorphosis & The "M" Technique
Replies: 4
Views: 3721

Re: Metamorphosis & The "M" Technique

So, does the "M" technique work without EO's? I suppose you could but it is such a basic sequence of movement - I like to use it on my very frail clients with thin skin (especially on the backs of the hands), even then I'm usually incorporating EOs for arthritis, insomnia or the cold/flu, etc... An...
by Dragonflies
Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Reflexology Techniques and Other Thoughts
Topic: Metamorphosis & The "M" Technique
Replies: 4
Views: 3721

Re: Metamorphosis & The "M" Technique

They're both lovely but quite different from each other and from Reflexology. Metamorphosis uses the reflex areas of the spine on the feet and hands but the similarities end there. The 'M' Technique was designed by Ms Buckle to have a uniform therapy in which to have topical applications of essentia...
by Dragonflies
Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Animal Therapies
Topic: Equine Aromatherapy?
Replies: 3
Views: 3842

Re: Equine Aromatherapy?

Don't horses have a limbic portion of their brain? And an olfactory bulb? That's all you need for inhalation aromatherapy. I have no training in the brain of a horse but I am trained in clinical aromatherapy - scent memory is only one small aspect of aromatherapy. The horse would not need to recogni...
by Dragonflies
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Reflexology Techniques and Other Thoughts
Topic: Question about Inflammatory Disease
Replies: 3
Views: 4397

Re: Question about Inflammatory Disease

Can I ask why you would use a strong dermal irritant and sensitizer such as clove on someone with such a serious condition? Did she patch test OK for clove? As for Reflexology I would want to see this client for 20-30 minute treatments 2-3 times a week. Working lighter and gentler with the intention...
by Dragonflies
Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Reflexology Techniques and Other Thoughts
Topic: The Feet... on the FEET!
Replies: 3
Views: 3296

Re: The Feet... on the FEET!

An example of working the foot reflex on the map of the foot would be for plantar fasciitis cases. I spend some extra time working the reflex areas of the hip, leg, knee, and foot in addition to some site-specific work for the foot pain. This seems to boost the effectiveness of the session.
by Dragonflies
Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Reflexology Business, Marketing, Products & Ethics
Topic: How many clients do you treat a week?
Replies: 6
Views: 5450

Re: How many clients do you treat a week?

MarionFM wrote:To be honest, I don't think my thumbs could take that many reflexology clients a week.
Thumbs are still going strong! I just celebrated 8 years of Reflexology. :woohoo:
by Dragonflies
Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Reflexology Techniques and Other Thoughts
Topic: The Feet... on the FEET!
Replies: 3
Views: 3296

Re: The Feet... on the FEET!

The foot reflex shows up on the lateral portion of the foot near the malleolous. Think just above the knee/leg/hip triangle in that indentation at the end of the 5th metatarsal. I'll link Stormer's chart again just as a visual reference (though I find the foot located closer to where Chris has the w...
by Dragonflies
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Reflexology Business, Marketing, Products & Ethics
Topic: How many clients do you treat a week?
Replies: 6
Views: 5450

Re: How many clients do you treat a week?

I've scaled back to seeing 16-18 Reflexology clients a week and a handful of Aromatherapy consults peppered into the week.
by Dragonflies
Wed May 30, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Aromatherapy
Topic: Essential Oils
Replies: 4
Views: 5670

Re: Essential Oils

What kind of training in the therapeutic use of essential oils have you had? If the answer is "none", I advise against adding this to your practice. If the answer is "minimal", I advise against adding it to your practice. Essential oils, like anything else that can be used for therapy, may cause un...
by Dragonflies
Fri May 11, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: Reflexology Education/Legislation
Topic: Help! - Derwen Reflexology Academy / ITEC?
Replies: 17
Views: 11935

Re: Help! - Derwen Reflexology Academy / ITEC?

Wow, they're very thorough with their documentation requirements. That's fantastic! My school didn't require pictures of case study feet but I can see how that might be helpful for the instructor to grade. We used a blank foot chart to denote skin texture changes (callusing, blisters, peeling, crack...
by Dragonflies
Wed May 09, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: When to Call the Police
Replies: 5
Views: 2639

Re: When to Call the Police

This type of behaviour often escalates and the perv can turn into something much worse. If more therapists would take the time to report these incidents we would have an easier time creating laws to put consequences in place and perhaps heading off more serious offenses in the future! Remember, if ...
by Dragonflies
Wed May 09, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: MT School?
Replies: 6
Views: 2650

Re: MT School?

You might try asking around and seeing if you can chat with some of their graduates. Grab a cup of tea with someone who went to that particular school and pick their brain about the aspects that would be important to your education: do they help you find a job after you leave, or were they particula...
by Dragonflies
Wed May 09, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Business Issues & Marketing Discussion
Topic: Providing a "Money Back Guarantee"
Replies: 11
Views: 4527

Re: Providing a "Money Back Guarantee"

I also have a MBG, but it is not unconditional. I want to know what they weren't happy with, because if they aren't happy with something, someone else just may be unhappy about the same thing! I have a form they can fill out and return. Can I ask what is on your form? i.e. how the language is worde...
by Dragonflies
Wed May 09, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Spa Techniques
Topic: Diamond massage :-)
Replies: 5
Views: 4510

Re: Diamond massage :-)

The massage technique is nothing particularly special – it’s a simple hands-on, full-body massage that last 90 minutes – but the oils used are some of the most exclusive in the world. Rachel Knapp, spa director at The Trump Soho in New York, says that unlike most massage oils, which are comprised o...
by Dragonflies
Sun May 06, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: Aromatherapy
Topic: Aromatherapy and pregnancy
Replies: 4
Views: 4059

Re: Aromatherapy and pregnancy

Avoid using these essential oils on your skin at any time during pregnancy: Basil, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Fennel, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Peppermint, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sage and Thyme. Don't forget these oils still act on the body through the limbic system (smell) so it d...
by Dragonflies
Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Reflexology Business, Marketing, Products & Ethics
Topic: Reflexology Pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 4315

Re: Reflexology Pictures

Hi, I have been into few reflexology sessions and man, you will really have to endure the pain. The best part of it is the after effect. You will really feel relaxed and you will easily fall asleep. Lissette - Reflexology should never be about enduring any pain. It may be sensitive at times but Ref...

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