My Parents Weren't Hippies...

...And I'm not a new-age gal, but when I was a kid, my mom and I suffered from terrible sinus headaches. My grandmother believed in something called reflexology. Reflexology is a little like that ring-around-the-collar laundry detergent from the 1970s--an ancient Chinese secret. It is the practice of treating the nerve endings in our hands and feet that are connected to all different parts of the body. I can attest that it works. I've had some personal experiences with reflexology that I'd prefer not to share, but that have made me a believer.

I don't like talking about sickness or physical ailments. We all know how much fun it is to be around someone who dwells on their aches and pains and maladies. It is exhausting and I try not to be one of those people. But because I want to share something wonderful with you, I think you need just a little medical history, so please bear with me.

A little over fifteen years ago, I was in a horrific car accident with my sister and two of my kids. My 3 year-old son suffered serious facial lacerations requiring over 180 stitches. I suffered internal injuries, multiple fractures of the pelvis, a crushed elbow and sciatic nerve damage. Thankfully, we all survived and recovered remarkably well. Our physical bodies are truly miraculous.

Unfortunately, if I let myself get too tired or stessed, I experience pain, especially sciatic pain. Pain and stress also take a toll on the lymphatic system and it sometimes becomes difficult to handle. Several years ago, I was introduced to a woman who does reflexology and lymphatic massage and experienced great benefits from both. When we moved to a new state, I tried to find a replacement and after several attempts, I gave up.

Last spring, the pain became severe and my husband went on a quest to find me some help. The help he found me was a woman named Karalee. She works out of her home in Utah County and she's a miracle worker. A bonus for all of us is that she wants to help people, so she's also reasonably priced. Her reflexology and lymphatic massages are only $30.00/hr. That is a bargain!

She also does the stone massages, sports injury massage, essential oils and emotional release therapy. I don't really know anything about any of those, but you could talk with her if that is something you're looking for.

If you're interested in setting up an appointment with her, email me and I'll send you her number.

Just a quick note, however. Reflexology and lymphatic massage are not relaxing and pleasant. You may actually find (as I have) that it would be preferable to have your fingernails yanked out with pliers or your teeth drilled without medication. It hurts. It feels like acid coursing through your veins. The benefit comes after it's over. You just might feel like a new person.

***This is not a paid endorsement. I will pay my $30.00 every time I go, just like anyone else. I'm telling you about her because she's helped me and I wanted to share the benefits of her skills with others who might need it.***

5 comments:

Lisa said...

i'm such a believer in this. i think some people think i'm crazy when i mention it. it CURED me of my sinus headaches/infections that i got twice every year. i would love to be worked on by this lady...can i justify a 90 mile distance for that? that is totally a bargain. i'm glad this gives you relief from your pain.

mormonbirthmom said...

I've always wondered about it myself. I don't have any major ailments except depression...is there a place on the foot for that?? I do go get body massages monthly for stress relief and all my aches and pains and it is helping so much! Wish I lived down there, I would go to her. And by the way, who would be a "visitor" on your site from Meridian? Mine always comes up as Boise which is strange. Just curious.

Scott / Lori said...

I NEED a treatment from this new found miracle worker of yours! One of these days................

Leslie said...

i looked into taking a course on this stuff and getting certified. if it didn't cost a million dollars, i would have done it.
(slight exaggeration on the cost, but it might as well be that much since i can't afford it}

glad you found someone to help.

Janeal said...

I would love to learn more about this. I have had experience with kinesiology and muscle testing, it is fascinating to me. I once heard Dr. Oz say that the next frontier in medicine is energy work, I believe it! My e-mail address is ksmithj5@msn.com --please send me Karalee's contact information.