Karen Ball is a reflexologist who incorporates essential oils into her sessions and her teaching. In this guest post she expresses her appreciation for essential oils, and how Aromatherapy and reflexology work together to enhance her sessions.
Twenty-seven years of practicing reflexology--and 24 years of teaching this amazing modality--have taught me there are three primary reasons that a person seeks out reflexology.
In no particular order, they are: pain in the hands or feet, overwhelming stress, and improper functioning of organs and glands.
My own clinical experience has convinced me that Aromatherapy and reflexology are perfect partners in combating the stress and discomfort most of the population lives with.
Reflexology’s efficacy is exponentially increased when essential oils are carefully matched to the presenting symptoms. As part of a care protocol for the over 50 pathological and non-pathological imbalances studied in my Therapeutic Hand & Foot Reflexology Professional Certification, I always recommend my students add essential oils to their work.
I’d like to share a few examples of the ways I have easily incorporated aromatherapy into my reflexology practice: