Monday, November 29, 2010

Stress Relief - Week 6

Week 6 ended in a state of heightened relaxation. The delays I was dreading on the busiest travel day of the year as my son, my sister and I travelled via train and then, joining my parents, via car on our trip to Massachusetts never materialized. And although I helped clean up, I was shamefully uninvolved in the preparation of Thanksgiving dinner. Instead, I took a 2 hour nap next to my son. As I said, shameful.
But a break from both the city and my daily routine did wonders for my psyche. I like to think that my practice of Dien Cham helps forge a silent but steady current offering energy to my every action. Some circumstances are just more conducive to receiving that energy. Unfortunately, I don’t think my current day to day offers such circumstances. But all the more reason to practice!
I worked on both my sister and my sister-in-law over the Thanksgiving break. One’s neck and shoulders were bothering her; the other had a migraine. Both seemed relaxed by the session even though this was the first time anyone took a pen to their face. But neither reported immediate relief although neither did they report pain in any of the points I worked. So I may have missed the point so to speak.
I worked from the image of the frog on the face to address the neck/shoulder pain since I didn’t have my book with me. And from MFM’s protocol for migraines since I later realized my Mom did have her book with her.
My Mom and I were talking generally about the study when I realized I haven’t had a single headache since the study began. Headaches are part of my plan of action. I should mention that I think my headaches prior to the start of the study were from altering my caffeine (coffee) intake and I have been more consistent since the study began.
On a side note, I finished a book called “Born to Run” over the holiday which I would highly recommend. I thought about it a lot in light of foot reflexology as it talks about the design of the foot, our inherent nature as runners and the benefits of barefoot running.


"Facial Reflexology A Self Care Manual" Explorer said...

Great to hear, you had a chance to relax, M. Wondering whether you just worked once on your sister and sister-in-law? Sometime it takes more than one take. And did you include Point 0 or Point 0 Zone? I like to think that some systems need a bit of time to open up to the idea... - BN

MG said...

I did work point 0 both at the start and end of the session but with my napping schedule ;-) I only had time for one session.

"Facial Reflexology A Self Care Manual" Explorer said...

Hi MG, hopefully this finds you well.
"Born to Run" is an amazing book. Because of it I can actually picture myself taking up running. Wondering
whether you still have time for running
these days and how the book may have changed your approach.

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