Sunday, December 2, 2012

Your Treasure Pocket Purchase Creates Treasure for Kids

Discover a way to make a little spot of your gift giving count for the kids at St. Jude Children's Hospital. Today there are a limited number of Treasure Pockets available. All the proceeds will be used to purchase art supplies for the kids at Target House.

Keep reading to learn all about these little treasures and Target House.

A word about Target House..... The children's artwork is beautifully displayed and a major acitivity for the children at Target House, a home away from home for families whose children are receiving treatment at St. Jude in Memphis, TN. Their masterpieces add a most wonderful touch, and always bring an extra smile to my face during my monthly visits.

A word about the Treasure Pockets...... These treasure pockets are one-of-a-kind fabric art creations -- no two designs/fabric combinations have ever been the same. Over the last few years I have sold them with proceeds benefiting a few different causes. Originally created with the idea in mind that they would hold 6 bottles of Young Living's amazing essential oils. As friends and family saw them everyone had their own ideas of their potential purposes. Here are a few of them:

*Sunglasses/eyeglasses case
*Makeup bag
*Sewing kit
*Gift wrap for money, gift certificates, jewelry, or other small items
*Keep pens and stamps conveniently 
*Checkbook or cash holder
*Coupon keeper
*Camera bag (small digital ones plus an extra battery and card fit well)
*I have one holding my crochet hooks, stitch markers, 6" ruler and other small knit and crochet items
*Believing you could think of a dozen or so more special uses....

Purchase yours from Footsteps In Eden Reflexology when you visit.
We are adding them to our Etsy shop. One is there now. We'll add more this week.  Be watching. We'll make the announcement.... on our Facebook page. Follow us.

Awesome value at $15.00 each (This is 50% of original selling price)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Gifting Fun with our Reflexology Clients

We've loaded the gifts on our "sleigh." Footsteps in Eden Reflexology is ready for some gift giving fun! Our clients are so special, and we would like to treat everyone of you who takes the time for reflexology between now and Christmas. Adding to the enjoyment, we've made it a game, too.
Think those little rubber duckies at the carnival. The children choose one and the number on the bottom corresponds to the prize. We'll be doing that with the ornaments on our Christmas Schefflera. Yep, that's what we're decorating! The cute and sparkly footprint ornament will be yours to keep. Each one will have a number on the back to indicate your special gift. We have a bunch!!! Their values? From a dollar or two to a Gift Certificate for a one hour reflexology session (value $65). And lots and lots in between. Like to know something even better? Every visit to Footsteps In Eden between now and Christmas means another gift for you. If you visit every week, you'll be taking home a lot more goodies, and we do have some wonderful gifts to share!

We've been saying in anticipation of the holidays, "Everyone's holiday stress level would be well served by weekly sessions. Schedule at least one for yourself during the holidays. You will be so thankful for the relaxation, respite, and oasis you allowed yourself in the midst of the hurried-ness of all the preparations -- a redirect of focus for the moment to ponder what's really important about the season."

We are looking forward to wishing you Holiday Blessings in person in the next few weeks! Memphis Friends, a simple phone call (901-674-3934) or an email will reserve your spot(s).

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Reflexology for Fall Allergies

It's Fall! In this reflexologist/writer's humble opinion, the most beautiful season of the year. Many of  you would agree. It's also a season of sneezing, dripping sinuses, itchy eyes, stuffy nose, etc, due to seasonal allergies. Sure does put a damper on enjoying the beautiful sunny and crisp autumn days. What triggers these Fall allergies and where do you turn for relief?

While many medications are available to treat the symptoms of allergy challenges, the root cause of those symptoms are not addressed by the meds.

 Web MD says the following about those root causes and triggers of Fall allergies:
Male plants release tiny cells called pollen into the air in order to reproduce. When these pollen or other allergy triggers get into the noses of certain people, their immune system mistakenly sees them as foreign invaders and releases antibodies -- substances that normally identify and go after bacteria, viruses, and other illness-causing organisms. The antibodies attack the allergens, which leads to the release of chemicals called histamines into the blood. Histamines trigger the runny nose, itchy eyes, and other symptoms of allergies.
Dust mites and mold spores are also mentioned as seasonal culprits and have the same effects.

May well be your reflexologist is just the place to turn for relief from your challenges. Therapeutic reflexology addresses these root causes as it works to bring all systems of the body into better harmony, while assisting the cleansing of toxins from the body. Besides the seemingly obvious reflexes of the sinuses themselves, your reflexologist will know other key reflex areas on the feet and hands where extra focus is indicated, including the lymphatic system to help with the removal of the histamines/toxins from your body. The reflexologist who also has knowledge of the use of essential oils may include these to further encourage the body's recovery.

Seasonal allergies are a major challenge in the Memphis, TN, area where I am located. Within my own practice (Footsteps In Eden Reflexology)  it is most common to hear clients (who often have not even mentioned their clogged sinuses or itchy eyes) comment on the relief they are suddenly feeling with their breathing or calming of sinus irritation during a session. The testimonial evidence I see in  my practice every day for allergy symptoms and relief of so many other health challenges as well, remind me over and over of the miraculous way in which God created our bodies. It is always amazing how -- while He certainly is able to act on His own without help -- He uses skilled and caring, gentle touch to enhance the body's ability to return to a state of harmony and wellness.

For those who may not be blessed to have access to a professional reflexologist, and for those who would like to assist themselves with sinus symptoms even more between sessions with their reflexologist, there are some simple self-help things you may do. Here is one from Livestong's website:
Hand reflexology can be an effective self-help method for alleviating allergy symptoms. Clear your sinuses by applying gentle pressure to the tips of your fingers just below the nail. Hold each finger for a few seconds until you begin to feel relief.

Above photo from: multi-mediastock website.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Be Rewarded for Regular Reflexology Treats In Memphis, TN

Footsteps In Eden Reflexology in Bartlett, TN, has made many changes to our menu of services in recent months. Beginning in May of this year your investment per session was adjusted. Your ability to create a custom reflexology treat to best serve your personal relaxation, health and wellness goals has been greatly enhanced.

Another positive change was our gift plan for our clients who highly value the benefits they receive, scheduling regular appointments on weekly to monthly basis. The illustration above says it all. Treat Yourself! When you do it regularly at Footsteps In Eden Reflexology, we have a Gift Certificate for you! Some of our clients are already half way to their first one. We so value all of our clients, and we are looking forward to giving away lots of these! Here's how it works.

     You treat yourself to four (4) 3 session packages within a 12 month period --

Four (4)  Haven in Eden packages -- each package is three 75 minute sessions for $195 --
                       receive a $40 gift certificate
Four (4) Oasis in Eden packages -- each package is three 60 minute sessions for $165 --
                       receive a $25 gift certificate

A full description of these packages may be found on our website

The fine print:
  • Only valid with the Haven in Eden and Oasis in Eden packages described above
  • The four (4) packages must be purchased and used within a 12 months* (this equals the equivalent of at least one session per month)
  • If you make the investment to be here weekly or bi-weekly and purchase your sessions by the package as described above, you will receive more gift certificates accordingly.
  • Only packages purchased for your personal use count toward the gift certificate. Packages you purchase as gift certificate(s) do not count toward the four.
  • Packages being used by different members of the same household/family may not be combined.
  • Gift Certificate will be presented at the 12th session.
  • Gift Certificate(s) may be used by you personally or gifted. 
  • Payment in full for each 3 session package is due at first session when package is purchased.

*For example: if the first package is purchased and begun on 8/1/2012. The 3rd session of the 4th package must be used by 7/31/2013.

Photo Credit: Can Stock Photo, Inc./Kbuntu

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Green Facts for Footsteps In Eden Reflexology

Does Footsteps In Eden Reflexology in Bartlett, TN, have eco-friendly practices, and what are they? While I have been pondering a blog post on this topic for awhile now, I was smacked in the face with it this morning as I was registering my business with Angie's List. That was a 'surprise' question to me in that 'setting,' but a great one as well to make me think how to answer. Kudos to Angie's List for asking!

First of all, don't you just love the green footprint?!?! How perfect to find that little jewel for a post on eco-practices in my reflexology business. Just love it! Now on to what Footsteps In Eden Reflexology does do to be green.

  • Just the very nature of reflexology makes it a VERY GREEN business. There's really nothing actually required for this therapy except a client and a reflexologist's hands (OK, they will need to be attached to the reflexologist - LOL).
  • I work from my home. Situated in a park like setting, it is surrounded by GREEN.
  • Products that are organic and sustainably produced are used whenever possible. These include, but are not limited to lotions and aromatherapy essential oils.
  • Paper waste is greatly minimized by reusable linens and hand towels.
  • All linens are laundered with eco-friendly products.
  • The Thieves® line of products from Young Living,* provides anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-fungal protection for cleaning routines, personally and within the space. Thieves® products are all natural and plant-based, with no added toxic ingredients.
  • Recently, we invested in a BioCerra pitcher. This allows us to provide our clients with filtered high pH, electrolyte added water in their own cup or a biodegradable to go cup. This is allowing us to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles.
  • Our space is located where heat and air are only used when necessary for clients' comfort, saving precious energy resources.
Do you have suggestions for more green ideas we might use? We would love to hear about them.

*Use "Thieves" as your search term on this website to learn much about these wonderful products.

Above photo from canstockphoto

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Reflexology: Perfect Valentine's Gift

Footsteps in Eden Reflexology would like to remind those of you still looking for the perfect Valentine's Day Gift, we have the solution. When you give reflexology you give an experience of relaxation, peace, and tranquility that expresses your love beautifully. Visit our website. We make it  easy to order your gift certificates for the special one or ones in your life.

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Friday, January 13, 2012

"Help Your Baby with Reflexology Workshops" in Bartlett, TN

Footsteps In Eden Reflexology owner, Lynn Watson, will be hosting workshops for helping your baby with reflexology. You are encouraged to bring your baby. It is no real surprise that infants most often love the playfulness of the techniques you'll be learning.

In these hands on workshop, you will learn about every part of the body being mirrored on the hands and feet, along with some easy, but effective reflexology tips for your babies challenges with colic, teething, ear pain, sleeplessness and more. 

Workshops are being held at Singleton Community Center, Bartlett, TN. Here is the schedule through June 2012. Register for these workshops by calling the Community Center: 385-5593

Schedule:      Monday            January 23            7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
                      Saturday           February 18          9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
                      Monday            March 19              7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
                      Saturday           April 21                 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
                      Monday            May 21                 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
                      Saturday           June 16                 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Bartlett, TN Resident:        $20
Non-Resident:                    $25

Just so you will know my qualifications to teach you about the world of reflexology here are a few of my credentials: Registered Certified Reflexologist (TN); American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) certification; Maternity Reflexology Certification; many additonal hours of advanced training; Owner at Footsteps in Eden Reflexology, Bartlett, TN.

Maternity Certification in Reflexology includes pre-natal, post-natal care for mom and baby, as well as sub-fertility challenges.

Reflexologists do not diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any health condition. Please see your professional health care provider.

"Love Your Feet with Reflexology Self-Help Workshops" in Bartlett, TN

Leading successful Self-Help Reflexology sessions has been quite exciting. . . just love introducing people to this great therapy. "Love Your Feet with Reflexology Workshops" are now scheduled monthly through June. Here's your chance to discover reflexology for yourself and learn how valuable this experience may be for minor health challenges and just pure relaxation for you, your friends, and family. 

In this hands on workshop, provided by Footsteps In Eden Reflexology owner, Lynn Watson (that's moi) you will learn about every part of the body being mirrored on the hands and feet, and how to use your hands and a few common household items to do quick reflexology, self-help on yourself and family members.

A few aromatherapy suggestions, which may enhance your enjoyment of reflexology even more, will be included.

Below you will find the schedule with dates and times. All workshops are being held at Singleton Community Center in Bartlett, TN. Call them to reserve your spot: 385-5593.

Schedule:       Saturday        January 21                9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
                       Monday         February 20             7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
                       Saturday        March 17                 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
                       Monday         April 23                   7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
                       Saturday        May 19                    9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
                       Monday         June 18                    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Bartlett, TN Resident:        $25
Non-Resident:                    $30

Just so you will know my qualifications to teach you about the world of reflexology here are a few of my credentials: Registered Certified Reflexologist (TN); American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) certification; Maternity Reflexology Certification; many hours of advanced training; Owner at Footsteps in Eden Reflexology, Bartlett, TN.

Reflexologists do not diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any health condition. Please see your professional health care provider.