Don's wife Christy is a Reflexology, CranioSacral, and Acupressure Therapist. She has her Masters in Liberal Studies and BA in Psychology. Her work is excellent by itself and is a wonderful combination with Don's Work. Christy's work gives you a gentle, deep and potentially profound way to reach your aspirations and health care goals.
What is Foot Reflexology
Reflexology is a natural healing art which has helped many people to attain a more balanced state of health. Reflexology has been around for many years. Ancient people of China, Egypt, India and Thailand practiced it more than 5,000 years ago, dating back to 2330 BC!
Foot Reflexology is the gentle but firm pressure point massage of the over 7,000 nerve endings in the feet to help promote relaxation to all areas of the body. It helps to circulate blood flow and relaxes the body so the body can heal itself.
Benefits Some of the proven benefits of Reflexology:
Improved Immune System,
Improved Sleep Patterns,
Greater Sense of Well-Being
Some of the health problems that reflexology has either altogether alleviated or helped to alleviate include; Backaches, Digestive Problems, Menstruation Problems, Heart Disease, Asthma, Arthritis, and Insomnia.
A Session A full foot reflexology session lasts 60 minutes. The client lies fully clothed on a massage table in a comfortable and warm treatment room, while the practitioner applies gentle pressure to the feet.
What is CranioSacral Therapy (Christy's Description)
Health is always present within us, and CranioSacral Therapy works to support the underlying health of the whole body-mind system as well as relieving tension and symptoms in the body. The therapist does this by connecting with the central nervous system and the rhythm of the spinal fluid. This reminds the client’s system how to settle and become more still and quiet. It also reminds the client's system of the vast support that is available beyond its usual coping strategies. This helps to create a good foundation for whatever else the person is doing to support themselves. Whether it’s diet, exercise, homeopathy, Chinese medicine or lifestyle – CranioSacral work enables the person to integrate the results more fully with their entire body-mind system.
Benefits CST helps relieve a full spectrum of pain, illness and dysfunction, including:
Stress and Tension-Related disorders, including Anxiety and Insomnia,
Migraines and Headaches,
Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries,
Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia,
Infant and Childhood Disorders, including ADD/ADHD,
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and
Many Other Conditions
A Session CranioSacral sessions takes place in the quiet, private calm of the therapy room. At the beginning of the session you are invited to lie down fully-clothed on a massage table. You may wish to share the pain, tension or discomfort that has brought you. When you first lay on the table, you may experience a busy mind, and possibly anxiety or stress that was a part of your day. When I place my hands on your body, I often experience places that feel rigid or solid, or agitation in the system. After a short period of my hands connecting with the nervous system and the rhythm of the spinal fluid and following various movements in the tissue, we both enter a quieter space together. Places that felt hard or stuck begin to soften and spread and melt beneath my hands. It begins to feel more fluid-like and you will relax more. The body starts to feel more connected and whole and will begin to gently release the tension it's been holding. Most people will feel deeply relaxed after a session but you may feel energetic, sleepy, or even a little ‘spacey.’ It's good to allow some time and not have to rush or drive off immediately after the session to integrate what occurred.
Because it's so gentle, CST can be effective for all ages, from newborns to elders.