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Dragonflies (and All!),
Have you ever tried hoof cream? (doesn't that sound UNcomplimentary? I tell my clients its only for prize-winning thoroughbreds! ha)
I am not a Reflexologist, but really endeavor to work the feet well in my massage. I find I have a really good balance between slip & control with this.
Another product I like to use is fro Got2Be products. Its a minty & very thick/emolient foot cream. Called something like Sole ___. Its a hioliday & I am not at work & at a loss for the 'name'.
In my other postings about cupping massage, the links/articles there talk about Reflexologists using the microcupping sets to get great results in their R therapies. Any thoughts?
weh9800 wrote:In the summer I leave my foot lotions on my dashboard before working on feet. The hot sun warms the lotion and the people I work on love it!
SDorje wrote:Other than inhalation, absorption through the feet is the quickest way to get the oils into the clients tissue. Especially after a Reflexology session when the circulation in the feet is elevated.
sagetherapist wrote:Another product I like to use is fro Got2Be products. Its a minty & very thick/emolient foot cream. Called something like Sole ___.
weh9800 wrote:At the CVS and Wal Greens pharmacy they sell a foot lotion by Sally Hansen. This is hands down the best foot lotion out there and I have tried most of them.
[email protected] wrote:My favorite lotions are made by Eminence Organics, they make delicious smelling handmade organic products in a ton of scents and combinations! You can also use it quite sparingly and it goes a long way! I think this is wonderful when paired with a paraffin dip as well!
Dragonflies wrote:[email protected] wrote:My favorite lotions are made by Eminence Organics, they make delicious smelling handmade organic products in a ton of scents and combinations! You can also use it quite sparingly and it goes a long way! I think this is wonderful when paired with a paraffin dip as well!
I'll have to try them out Jenn, I've seen them on the shelves at Whole Foods and such but I don't think I've tried them yet for Reflexology.
[email protected] wrote:Oh my gosh I love eminence products! They smell so good, have a great glide, and each product is handmade in Hungary with subterranean lake water or something! I know that it works though! My nails grow like crazy when I do a lot of treatments with it! And because they have tons of different scents you can create all kinds of fun protocols!!!
[email protected] wrote:Hi Drangonflies,
I'm not a certified reflexologist, but I have taken a class on it, and I read a few books on the subject. No expert by any means, but I like to work on feet, I think they hold a lot of tension! Our spa offers it, so I give my own mixed version of reflexology, swedish massage and stretching. I usually start by following the meridians down the feet without lotion, then I use a little lotion to add in some effleurage and then joint movements and stretching. You can buy samples of eminence on Ebay pretty cheap, and since you don't need a lot of glide you can try it a few times and see what you think! There a TON of different varieties so check out their website first and see what you want lol!
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