Anatomical Reflexology Charts Complete

The complete set of reflexology anatomical charts or maps
The Reflexology Visual Dictionary Series now has a complete set of  reflexology anatomical charts.


About the Project
Being a reflexology instructor I wanted to create an easier understanding of the foot/body connection for my students


I had not seen too many reflexology charts that had all the body parts illustrated right on the feet so, I figured that would be a good place to start. This seemed to be an easy enough task, right? not so easy ... ran into a major problem, which I think a lot of other reflexology charts ran into. The issue: a 2 dimensional chart was trying to express that of a 3 dimensional foot and body. For example the kidneys get buried behind the stomach and liver when you are using the anatomical drawings or pictures. It makes sense to me now why a lot of the reflexology maps out there are simple outlines that are labeled with the organ names rather than a clear drawing or picture of the actual body part. This problem has turned into a blessing because now I have created all the systems of the body in a visual clear way. This project is a lot of work / play and is still growing but now there is a set of charts to show. 


I have a deep respect for those who are brave enough to tackle a Reflexology chart and for the great variety of Reflexology charts that are out there. If one speaks to you that may just be the right Reflexology Chart for you. 
Happy Reflexology
Yours warmly,
Adam.   


To see the complete set please visit The Reflexology Visual Dictionary Series at www.balancingtouch.ca



The power of Sesame oil

I keep running into the benefits of massaging with sesame oil. I first heard about it when I was reading Perfect Health-The Complete Mind Body Guide by Deepak Chopra. He mentioned doing a daily massage using Sesame oil and how beneficial it is for anxiety and stress so, I tried it and after only one time I felt great. I have been recommending it to my reflexology clients and many have had great results. 

A little Background:
Sesame seeds were one of the first crops processed for oil as well as one of the earliest condiments. Sesame oil is also used in many Ayurvedic (a system of traditional medicine native to India) medicines, for treating various ailments like pacifying stress related symptoms. 

Sesame seed oil absorbs quickly and penetrates through the tissues to the very marrow of the bone. Sesame seed oil helps joints keep their flexibility. It keeps the skin supple and soft. It heals and protects areas of mild scrapes, cuts and abrasions. 

Which Sesame oil do you use?

For the best results choose a sesame oil that is cold-pressed, and organic. The oil will look like the oil in the picture above NOT the dark brown coloured toasted Sesame oil, that is for cooking.

Steps to cure or purify your Sesame Oil: 
When you follow this process it makes the oil so it does not go rancid. Usually sesame oil only lasts about 3-6months after opening.
  1. Purchase cold-pressed, chemical-free organic sesame oil which offers the best results for massage.
  2. Pour the oil into a sauce pan.
  3. Use low heat, and don't leave the oil on heat unattended
  4. Wait until you start to see steam or bits of smoke rising from the oil (like mist rising off a lake in the early morning) DO NOT boil!
  5. Remove from heat and set it aside to cool down (I put it outside because it has quite a strong smell)
  6. Pour it into a container for storage. You can use the same bottle it came in which is usually a glass container.
  7. Massage with the oil ... Enjoy! Sesame oil is easier than most oils to wash out of cloths but still be cautious with the cloths you wear.


Massage with Sesame Oil:
When using the oil as a massage oil, stroke the long limbs up and down. Use circular motions over all joints to stimulate the natural energy of those joints. I find it best to do a full body massage just before I get into the shower. Here is a link on how to give yourself a massage: Click HERE to watch a Youtube Video on self massage