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Addressing Mood Swings, Fatigue and Poor Memory With Reflexology

 
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Poor memory, continual fatigue and mood swings are common to women experiencing pre-menstrual syndrome and also in overworked men and women. These symptoms occur with the malfunction of the adrenal glands producing the hormone adrenaline. Adrenaline works with the nervous system and performs other vital functions that go into metabolism. When adrenaline goes out of balance in our body, we may experience the symptoms of poor memory, tiredness, a craving for sweets and go through mood swings. At times medications such as steroid-based drugs also throw the adrenal glands out of equilibrium.

A few sessions in reflexology along with body massage can work wonders towards managing these conditions. Reflexology therapy will involve the use of some oils for foot massage. Here is what you can expect during a reflexology session to address these symptoms:

Essential oil mix that may be used during treatment*:

• Option A:
Carrier Oil - 2 ounces of safflower oil
Top Note Oil – 2 drops of basil oil (caution--this is not to be used on sensitive skin and during pregnancy)
Middle Note Oil – 2 drops of chamomile oil (caution--do not use during pregnancy)
Base Note Oil – 2 drops of cedarwood oil (caution--do not use on sensitive skin and during pregnancy)

• Option B:
Carrier Oil - 2 ounces of safflower oil
Top Note Oil – 2 drops of thyme oil (caution--do not use during pregnancy, lactation, on heart patients or those with migraines)
Middle Note Oil – 2 drops of juniper oil
Base Note Oil – 2 drops of neroli oil

• Option C:
Carrier Oil - 2 ounces of safflower oil
Top Note Oil – 2 drops of clarysage oil (caution--do not use during pregnancy and when driving)
Middle Note Oil – 2 drops of lavender oil (caution--do not use during pregnancy and on patients with psoriasis. It should also be avoided by those with low blood pressure)
Base Note Oil – 2 drops of patchouli oil

Procedure:

1. The therapist will take up your left foot first with her right hands. The thumb of the left hand will be in an upright position so that it is placed on the reflex area of the left kidney.

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