Ever the Student
I've had to do some research on Reflexology. I've been working on my daughter trying to get the swelling out of her legs while she waits for a Dr. appointment. She's been waiting 4 weeks and still has 2 more to go before she can get in to see a doctor.
I warned her before the session yesterday that I may have to hurt her. My approach has always been gentle and sometimes a tap and roll motion, but that wasn't working, so I went back to my book Body Reflexology by Mildred Carter and Tammy Weber. Then I got on the internet and did some more research.
I worked the pressure points on the top of her feet, below and above her ankles and on her calves. She flinched a few times but said she could feel and that was a good thing.
We ate lunch together and had a good visit afterward and when I started to leave she walked down the step of her porch to walk me to my pickup. She said "Hey, look at me! I walked down the steps!" That's something she has only done with a lot of effort and trepidation maybe half dozen times during the last 4 months. She was on the sidewalk before she even thought about it.
She hasn't been able to lie flat and put her feet above her heart in a very long time and that has contributed greatly to the swelling in her legs. She told me later in the day that she had laid down on the couch with her feet up on the arm and slept for an hour. I just hope the swelling doesn't get worse again before our next session.
You never know all there is to know about any subject. Just keep on studying and learning. Keeps ya young, ya know.
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