Tuesday, December 7, 2010
We've enhanced the beauty of gifting a gift certificate!!!
It begins with a large (32 oz) jar of Create Bath Salts. These salts were hand-crafted by a small and growing local Memphis company, Trinity Health Essentials. They have combined a perfect blend of salts and therapeutic grade essential oils of lemon, tangerine, orange, and sandalwood.
To that we've added just a bit of decadent chocolate sweetness from Sweetriot. A personal tin of their very special treats!
You may choose a gift certificate for a single 75 minute reflexology experience or our 3 session package. To learn more about Footsteps In Eden's reflexology services, please visit us on our website. We offer so much more than "just a session."
And as a bonus, we've beautifully gift wrapped it all. It's ready for your giving pleasure. :o)
WITH JUST 24 OF THESE ARE AVAILABLE, IT'S DEFINITELY A LIMITED EDITION
And we have value priced the whole package:
With single reflexology session - $85 ($115 value)
With 3 reflexology sessions package - $185 ($245 value)
If you live in the Memphis area, or will be giving a gift to someone in the Memphis area, we'll take care of you splendidly. Just email us you contact info, or visit our facebook page for more contact options. We're here for you.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
We've already unveiled the cute tins of delicious chocolate that will be included in the Gift Package, and the beautiful package itself. Be watching for the last item -- coming very soon. This promises to be a perfect gift of relaxation as may be found for those in the Memphis, TN area.
We'll be taking orders as soon as we can show you this last very special item. Quantities are limited. We will provide all the info you'll need to secure yours. We assure you of timely delivery for Christmas gift giving! :o)
1. Try a new exercise routine (remember that there is no such thing as inappropriate weather for walking, riding a bike, etc., only inappropriate clothing.)
2. Limit social obligations to people you really like.
3. Spend no more than 1 percent of your annual income on gifts.
4. Pay cash.
5. Give of yourself (volunteer in some capacity).
6. Brighten someone's day.
7. If your current holiday traditions aren't enjoyable to you, then makke new ones.
8. Make a list of your blessings.
9. Spend More time in silence and nature.
Additional suggestions from Footsteps In Eden Reflexology and Heaven Scent Essentials
12. Massage a few drops of Valor® essential oil blend on the feet each morning and evening. This may bring balance to the body. Add a drop of Joy® essential oil blend over the heart. Inhale deeply of the aromas.
13. Enjoy the treat of a PURE therapeutic grade essential oil bath. Mix several drops of Lavender or Peace & Calming® essential oil with 1/2 cup of epsom salts, baking soda, rock salt, mineral salts (or a combination of the above). Pour under running water as tub is filling. Relax and destress as you breathe in the pure aromas. Your body and your spirit may thank you.
14. Diffuse Peppermint essential oil in your vehicle. Place 2-3 drops on a cotton ball and place in the air vent. This may be quite uplifitng as well as calming in stressful situations like holiday traffic.
15. Keep the therapeutic effects of armatherapy around you all season long. Diffusers of many types are available for home and office. Diffusing the oils helps to oxygenate the air and the aromas may contribute to a wonderful sense of well-being. Frankincense, Myrrh, and Christmas Spirit® are all delightful fragrances of the season.
16. Diffusing Thieves® essential oil blend is not only reminiscent of the season because of the cinnamon and clove it contains, but may help to keep you and your family free of the cold and flue bugs circulating during the winter season as well.
17. My Best Suggestion -- :o) -- Give yourself permission to relax. Footsteps In Eden Reflexology offers a wonderful experience in relaxation, encouraging your body to greater health & wellness.
18. Take time to meditate and contemplate the birth of the Savior we celebrate!!!!
All pure therapeutic grade essential oils mentioned including the special blends are available at Heaven Scent Essentials.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
We are so excited. One of the items is being hand-crafted right here in Memphis... Love being able to support local business. And it's Small Business Saturday today so that's a cool thought for this post!!!
A limited number of these very special packs will be available. Watch, too, for our announcement of pre-orders with timely holiday delivery. A Reflexology Gift Certificate, of course, is one of the items included -- so, GREAT for those in the Memphis area or who will have guests visiting the area who may take advantage of our oasis of relaxation.
Value Priced, One size fits most.... & WAY, WAY BETTER THAN FRUITCAKE.... :O)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The fast approaching holidays, and the limited time available to be and do all we would like during the months of November and December, have had my mind in a spin. As moms and grandmothers and women in general, we take on the holidays with a vengeance. I'm not sure what we're looking for, except perhaps to recreate a memory or a dream we see in our hearts, and hope to experience too. I'm thinking of the ways to make our dreams realities while keeping our dispositions kind and our hearts loving. Anything less would spoil the effect. You're agreeing about now, right? :o)
Here are a few of my thoughts on destressing the holidays for a happier, healthier, joyful celebration for all:
1. We all have so much. So, do most of those on our gift giving lists. I see so many things I would love to purchase for my children and grandchildren. It's challenging, but one a pray I'm up to: limiting my purchases to one well-chosen gift for each person. Being able to purchase gifts that also benefit a cause makes them even more special.
2. Choosing simpler menus, and planning ahead. Tough one when everyone has their favs and expectations. Spreading the responsibilities among family and friends who will be joining you for the festive meals is a great help too.
3. Finding time for relaxation and destress in the midst of it all. This is so important in order to be at our best and for our bodies to be encouraged to maintain health and wellness.
This last one is so important to me personally because of what I do. Reflexology is such a great way to destress and relax and encourage your body toward greater health and wellness year round. Of course, it is an exceptional gift for yourself during the holidays as well. Our regular sessions are a beautiful experience in relaxation and are 75 minutes long. A fabulous treat (or perhaps a necessity) for yourself.
Time is, of course, at a premium during the holidays. During the months of November and December Footsteps In Eden will be offering some shorter sessions that may be a great fit for you. These are half-hour sessions for $40 each. We'll also offer a package of 2 one-hour sessions for $115. These offers are good only during November and December 2010. The 2 session package must be used by December 31, 2010.
We would love for you to help us bless the St. Jude kids living at Target House here in Memphis. During November and through the first week of December, we'll be collecting NEW GAMES for Santa's deliveries to each of these children. For your donation we will gift you with $5 Off on one single (75 Minute) reflexology session or $10 off the 3 (75 minute each) sessions package. Coupon expires Dec. 31, 2010. The three session package may be purchased and first session used by December 31, 2010 with remaining two sessions scheduled and used by March 15, 2011.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Look for more details on our website. Then call us to arrange the perfect oasis for your group.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Good Morning Blog Friends (and those who follow Footsteps In Eden Relfexology on facebook and twitter, too.)
Via a great reflexologist (and mentor to many of the rest of us reflexologists), Kevin Kunz, I have the opportunity to share this educational and fun interactive hand reflexology chart with you. Ever wonder where to press on your thumb or fingers or palm of your hand to make other parts of your body feel better? Have a look. Play with it. Play with your hands. :o). You may be surprised by the effects. Alternating pressue (inch worm style) from thumb or fingers works well.
Click on the "reflexology hand chart" widget to the right of this blog post to begin.
To learn more about reflexology and how it may benefit you and your family, please visit Footsteps In Eden's website.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Laying aside the main topic of health & wellness and reflexology here. Taking the moment to share and celebrate our growing family.
Introducing our two newest grandchildren:
Faith Meron Watson & Asher Melese Watson
These children are sister and brother. Their new parents are our son and daughter-in-law, Amy & David Watson. 2 yr old, Isaac, has been waiting for his new siblings, and will be excited to meet them, too.
Learn more about this family's adoption journey and view additional photos of these beautiful children at www.EthiopiasCalling.blogspot.com
As we prepare to welcome these two special blessings from Ethiopia, Africa, into our family in the next couple of months it seemed appropriate to share the video below. "You Raise Me Up" is one of my favorite songs. It is sung here by Josh Groban and the African Children's Choir. (Please ignore the "donate to American Idol" messages on the screen. This is not a promo for them.) Enjoy the video!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
What continuously amazes me after these dialouges, is that God in His wisdom and knowledge of each individual and their challenges, has entrusted them to my hands. What a huge responsibility and privilege!
I am always humbled by the opportunity before me. My compassion generally kicks in first. I may ask questions that will cause them to think about their state of health on a holistic level (body, mind & spirit). Lots of those require no verbal answer. I may just let them talk and share what's on their mind, and what they hope reflexology will do for them. I pray, however, that it leads them to feel my sensitivity to what's happening in their lives and that they are speaking with someone who cares about them specifically.
In every reflexology session my gratitude is overwhelming in that I have much more to count on than my own humanly limited resources. Working with each individual in each reflexology session is an acknowledgment over and over again of His healing power moving through my hands at the directive of His Holy Spirit living within me. The positive outcomes often seen are the proof to me of "Divine" intervention.
Setting up my little oasis for reflexology sessions, His Healing, Loving Presence is always invited to be present and active... in "this place and in and through my touch." How thankful, blessed, and humbled I am to acknowledge He is faithfully there every time!!!
Friday, April 30, 2010
First and foremost, reflexology is not foot massage. While a reflexologist may include some massage techniques, it is not the main focus of his or her work. Once heard reflexology described by another reflexologist as a "moving accupressure." That's not a very scientific definition, but it certainly gives you a clearer picture of the work being done.
A recent article at NaturalNews.com featured reflexology as an effective, drug-free, non-invasive way of reducing tension. Based on the premise that all organs, glands, and parts of your body are mirrored on your feet, reflexology uses very specific touch therapy techniques applied to the feet, encouraging all body systems toward greater balance. Scientific research in the reflexology field offers continuous proof.
With that said, unless a massage therapist has received additional training in reflexology, the quick overview of it in massage school probably does not qualify them as a reflexologist. As a licensed massage therapist, however, they certainly may do reflexology. If you opt for this choice, realize what you think you're getting and what you actually receive may be two quite different things.
Second then, and equally important, ask questions. What are the reflexologist's credentials. What training does she/he have? Is that training both classroom and "hands on?" Are they nationally certified by the American Reflexology Certification Board (board testing required)? (National Certification requires both classroom and "hands-on" training.) Has he/she taken or are they taking advanced reflexology courses to enhance their practice? Are they members of professional reflexology associations? What does the session include? Does the reflexologist's scheduling allow time to take a vital interest in your specific needs? Will you feel like there is a buzzer set while you're in the session? (You know - exactly 55 mins. and it's over.) What extra touches, if any, are included in the session?
Third factor is price. I put this last, because I firmly believe that the reflexologist's skills and time carry value. Pricing says much about the value they place on their services. Depending on where you live (in the U.S.) fees generally range from $50-$100 for a 1 hour session. In light of current economic conditions, it is very tempting to look for the cheapest prices on everything. That is, of course, not always the best value.
The reflexologist who offers deep discounts, just to lure some extra business, may also find themselves resentful for the lack of income they are producing for their time and hard work. It would be difficult to keep from projecting that resentment and frustration on to the client if even in a subtle, non-verbal way. They have devalued themselves and the benefits their service adds to your health and wellness goals.
Massage chains are well-known for their low prices. Just to see, I called one locally and asked about the price of a one hour reflexology session. $39. And then, of course, there were the package deals that made it even cheaper. When I asked if they had a reflexologist on staff, I was met with, "Well, we have people who know how to do it." "Are they trained specifically in reflexology?" I asked. The response: "Well, no, but they know how to do it." I was convinced there are much better choices to be made. (Note: Some of these establishments may have a well-trained reflexologist on staff. I would still be concerned about the low value they have placed on their time and their skills to work for so little.)
At Footsteps In Eden Reflexology instead of offering deep discounts we offer what we believe is an awesome value for investing your budgeted health and wellness dollars with us. We have endeavored to create a wonderfully relaxing and "soothing to all your senses" experience for our clients. We offer sessions 30, 60, and 75 minutes in length. The 60 and 75 minute sessions include some extra touches our clients seem to truly enjoy. Our sessions are usually scheduled with 30 minutes between, so that no one need be stressed. We prefer punctuality, but everyone has those days they are running a few minutes behind. Many times, too, there is just a reason or two we would like to indulge our clients a few extra minutes of our attention. And there's time to take care of the necessary business details at the end without the client feeling pushed out the door.
Lynn Watson (Footsteps In Eden Reflexology) is a Registered Certified Reflexologist (State of TN Health Related Boards). She is Nationally Board Certified, studied reflexology at Laura Norman School of Reflexology (Boca Raton, FL), holds certification from both Laura Norman's School and Healthflex School (Knoxville, TN) and additional Certification in Maternity Reflexology from Soul to Sole Reflexology (United Kingdom). Maternity certification indicates competence in reflexology support for preconceptual care (including sub-fertility challenges), antenatal care, birthing preparation, postnatal care, and newborn baby care. She has taken course work in a Plantar Fasciitis specific reflexology protocol. Lynn also holds an international certificate in aromatherapy from Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy (San Rafael, CA) and is a member of the Reflexology Association of America, the Tennessee Reflexology Association, and the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals, and has been featured in local news media in Memphis, TN. Desiring to give back to the community, Lynn also volunteers at Target House in Memphis, offering reflexology to the parents of critically ill children of St. Jude Hospital.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Bookstores have lots of shelf space and titles dedicated to decluttering your life. Feng Shui experts tell us that clutter has a significant (negative) effect on the way we experience life. Stuff that we don't absolutely love or need just gets in our way.
Stuff getting in our way is reminding me right now of a reality show I've seen a few times where people have this horrible disease of hoarding. Their lives are so effected that many of them can barely function. At the same time, they have such a difficult time even beginning to let go of any of it. Sometimes I believe any of us could get to that point if we don't make a conscientious point of regularly removing clutter from our surroundings.
So time to Spring Clean!!! Will you haul that "stuff" to the street for the garbage men or take it to Goodwill or the Salvation Army? Salvation Army, Goodwill, and other non-profits are a great choice if you need the tax deduction. (Remember to keep a real specific list. You'll need that for the I.R.S.)
At this point, however, I'm interjecting some additional food for thought here. Don't need that tax deduction, or are willing to forgo it, or you would rather not be bothered with having to keep up with all the lists.... Have you considered donating your unneeded - no longer loved by you stuff to a family hosting a yard sale to raise funds for their adoption?
There are often families right around you that are in this process. The Adoption journey can be a quite expensive one. Many families fundraise to help them meet the financial burden, and yard/garage sales are a common fundraiser. We all know it takes lots and lots of stuff to make that a real profitable venture. Your donations could mean so much.
There is a bit of a personal agenda in this post, too. Our son and d-i-l are adopting two precious Ethiopian children. The time is nearing to bring these children home, and considerable additional funds are still needed. A yard sale is being held in Bartlett, TN on May 22.
If you are in the Memphis, TN, area will you join me in this Spring Cleansing endeavor? Would you consider donating those items you no longer need or love to the yard sale to help bring these precious children home to their forever family? Please direct message me with your email address, and I'll be in touch. We'll even come get your "stuff."
You may read about Amy & David's adoption journey at their blog, Ethiopia's Calling.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Did you know?
Members of royalty were called bluebloods due to the silver content in their blood and the blueness of their skin. When eating the royalty used almost exclusively silver plates, bowls and utensils. They essentially digested large particles of silver over an extended period of time, which created a permanent discoloration of the skin, due to the excessive silver deposits. This condition is known today as Argyria.
The mineral known as silver has been used for healing purposes and for treating diseases as far back in recorded time as 4000 B.C. Eastern Persian records specifically mention the practice of placing water in silver vessels, and the ancient Babylonian and Greek civilizations were fully aware of silver's ability to disinfect.
Colloidal Silver was in common use until 1938, and had proven itself to be useful against 650 different infectious diseases, but was very costly to produce at that time. Today, advanced technology provides us with electro-colloidal solutions that produce even greater results.
In a December 1996 article in Readers Digest entitled, "Warning: Antibiotics Could Endanger Your Child", it is stated that "Antibiotic resistance appeared soon after the introduction of these synthetic drugs in the 1930s. Since then, more and more bacteria have become resistant to more and more antibiotics." The article continues: "Last January, researchers at the Georgetown University School of Medicines Department of Pediatrics monitored 20 children taking amoxicillin daily to prevent ear infections. (Note: Dr. Fallon) The study indicated that while their risk of infection from a resistant germ was 20% before using the antibiotic, after a five-month regimen, they stood a 100% chance of contracting a superbug, a fivefold increase in risk. Four months after those children were taken off amoxicillin, their risk level returned to its original point."
The following is a comprehensive listing of all ailments or disease-conditions that have been successfully treated by solutions of Colloidal Silver:
Acne, AIDS, Allergies, Angina (Vincents™), Anthrax, Appendicitis (Suppurtive post-operative), Arthritis, Athletes Foot, Axillae and Blind Boils of the Neck, Bladder Irritation or Inflamation, Blepharitis, Blood Poisoning, Boils, Burns or Wounds (Corneal), Cancer, Candida Albicans, Catarrh (Nasal & Nasopharyngeal), Catarrh (Spring), Cholera, Colds, Colitis, Conjunctivities (Gonorrheal), Conjunctivitis (Phlyctenular), Cough (Shooping), Cystitis (Chronic), Dacrocystitis, Dermatitis (due to Extreme Toxemia), Diabetes, Diarrhea, Diphtheria, Dysentery (Bacillary), Ear Infections (Inner Ear), Eczema (Chronic Anterior or Meatus of the Ear), Eczema (Perineal), Eczema (Pustular of Scal0p), Edematous Enlargement of Turbinates (w/o True Hyperplasia), Epididymitis, Erysipelas, Eustach Tubes, Fatigue (Chronic), Fibrositis, Furunculosis, Gastritis, Gonorrhea, Halitoses (Bad Breath), Hayfever, Hemorrhoids, Herpes or Shingles, Impetigo, Indigestion, Infantile Disease, Inflammation, Infections (Bacterial, Fungal, Parasitic or Viral), Pleurisy, Polyps (Nasal), Prostate (Enlarged or Inflamed), Prostatic Gleet (Gonorrhea Pruritis Ani, Psoriasis, Pyorrhea Alveolaris (Riggs Disease), Quinsy, Rheumatism (Inflammatory), Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rhinitis, Ringworm, Scarlatina, Scarlet Fever Seborrhea, Sepsis (Ears, Eyes, Mouth and Throat), Septicemia (Puerperal), Sinusitis, Skin Rash (Diapers), Sores (Soft, Sprue, Staph or Strep Throat, Stomach Flu, Thyroid Disorders, Tonsillitis, Tonsillitis (Follicular & Septic), Tooth Decay, Toxemia (Extreme Systemic), Trachoma, Tuberculosis, Typhoid Fever, Ulcers (Corneal Infected), Ulcers (Septic in Legs), Ulcers (Stomach, Urticar (Ulcerative, due to Extreme Toxemia), Valsavas Inflammation, Vorticella, Warts, Yeast Infections.
For myself, I am a believer! Last summer under the direction of a naturopath, this amazing solution (along with much prayer and the healing power of God) restored my health after a serious bout with an allergic reaction which yielded itself to a systemic strep infection, toxic shock syndrome, and cellulitis all rolled up in one big ball.
Wrote this post so long ago... Can't believe I failed to post it then. Pray someone finds the information useful for their life today.
Photo above from www.sxc.hu
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
What a beautiful quote I came upon this morning. As a reflexologist, and especially one that is just completing certification in Maternity Reflexology as well, it holds so much significance I'm bounding over to share. Praying I will articulate my thoughts with understanding for you the reader.
To begin please allow me to share from the Psalms:
You are the one who put me together inside my mother's body, and I praise you because of the wonderful way you created me. Everything you do is marvelous! Of this I have no doubt.Now add to this a brief definition of reflexology. Reflexology is based on the belief that every organ, gland, and part of your body is reflected in the feet. The reflexologist uses specific hand, finger, and thumb techniques to address these reflex points encouraging all systems of the body to greater balance and deep relaxation.
Only The Creator -- the One True God of the universe -- could even conceive of such an incredible plan. In the beginning when man went without shoes and traveled on foot, each step was an opportunity for those reflexes to be addressed by the earth it touched.
Over many centuries (earliest evidences dating back to 2500 B.C.) man has learned to work with the foot to encourage it toward health and wellness in a most non-invasive manner. To do this, he has gleaned knowledge of how each point on the foot resonates with a part of the body, and all working as a whole may work to restore health and wellness. Even that this may occur is the healing power of The Creator, the Great Physician, flowing through the hands of the practitioner allowing an opportunity for the body of the receiver to work for restoration of challenges it may be facing.
When the new incoming soul is conceived within the woman's body and is there knit together (even as the Psalmist spoke), a reflexion of that new life is very visible upon the woman's feet. She so clearly holds "creation" within her womb and her feet.
It is so amazing to me as a reflexologist every time I am allowed to be the vessel God uses to encourage healing and wellness within the body, mind, and spirit of another. What I bring to the table is a learned skill set, a willing heart (and pair of hands), and an ear tuned to the direction of His guiding influence for each person He entrusts to my care.
Each unique individual is His Creation, and every outcome is in His hands. Each miracle I witness is beautiful and amazing. Everyday I am humbled that He chooses to use me in this way in the lives of His creation.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Looking for effective new ways to promote Footsteps In Eden Reflexology. Your suggestions are welcome. What would attract you to make reflexology a part of your regular wellness plan? (Click on above link to learn all about the potential benefits of reflexology, and read the testimonies of others' experiences.)
There is much wisdom in the old proverb: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." We are all finding ourselves in a position of seriously considering the choices we make in spending our hard earned dollars. The health care debate rages on. Wherever you stand on that issue, there are still serious considerations about where the system will leave any of us in our time of health crisis.
Reflexology is so beneficial in bringing balance to all the systems of our body and working holistically (body, mind, and spirit) to encourage our bodies toward health and wellness. Clients who have made reflexology a priority every week or every other week, have reported their continuous state of enhanced well-being. They often tell me how much their body has reminded them of its loss, when they have had to reschedule appointments, and their have 3-4 week or longer intervals between sessions.
What is this contribution to their wellness costing them? Three session packages at Footsteps In Eden are $165. That's a mere $55 per session of reflexology and supreme pampering -- 75 minutes in all. So that comes to $105-$210 per month. I so often hear of those who are spending $500 or more per month on meds (even with insurance). Is this investment in your health today worth potentially less need for the medical intervention and expense of it in the future? I believe it is.