Reflexology

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Reflexology

Postby LianneS » Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:25 pm

I am starting a course in Reflexology tonight, I want to do it because it sounds interesting and I'd like to try and build up a business in it so that I can fund my way through uni to do an Occupational Therapy course. (I do have a job at the moment but dont think they'd keep it open for the time Id be on full time placement).

Anyway, am really interested to see if it helps with my HMS (as we practise on each other!!) Will keep people informed as to any benefits that this treatment gives you.
Plus anyone in the South Staffordshire area are welcome to get in touch with me if they want to book a treatment!!

Lianne
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Postby Sez » Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:40 pm

Reflexology sounds really interesting :D
Good luck with your venture and let us know how tonight goes.
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Postby Jenny » Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:24 pm

I should be doing reflexology at college in the next few weeks as part of my course! WE could compare notes :wink:

It's something I've always fancied as well.

Hope it all goes well.
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Postby LianneS » Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:58 am

What course are you doing Jenny?

The evening was brilliant, didnt do much in terms of work (that starts next week) was just told about the course etc. It sounds really interesting...Wasnt cheap but I think it will be worth it.

I have to do 6 case studies on people...my mum volunteered when I first signed up!!! and it is going to be very intense (not an easy course at all) a lot of anatomy and stuff to learn - diseases and things....

I am hopeful though as I said it might help with cases like HMS..
LianneS
 

Postby Jenny » Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:08 pm

I'm doing a BTEC National Dilpoma in Care (2nd year student).

Glad it went ok and they haven't put you off. Keep letting us know what you learn!
Jenny
 

Postby LianneS » Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:18 am

Hi guys,

Second week of reflexology went great, got to learn the 'warm up' massage. Going onto the reflex points next week I think... Its gonna be great and I think it will really help in alleviating problems. We practised on each other and it was lovely!!!

Plus I can do it on myself apparently!!! Only problem is my hands were hurting afterwards. That might be better after a while though as apparently when you first learn you tense up and do it wrong etc.

Lianne
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Postby Sez » Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:54 pm

Sounds really good! I'm still waiting to hear from my Reiki master about when we can start with my attunement. If it takes much longer, I might look into this instead! :lol:
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Postby LianneS » Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:55 pm

My reflexology tutor teaches reiki, this is something else I am going to pursue... sounds great

Lianne :lol:
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Postby LianneS » Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:11 am

Ok am beginning to really believe in this reflexology lark (not that I didnt in the first place).
Had another session last night and the girl that I was working with was doing my feet (we havent got mega far as only been learning for 3 weeks).

Anyway we were working on some areas of the feet, we'd been told about problems in the body showing up as 'grains' in the foot. Tutor said you'll feel the area is not right.... Anyway this girl was doing mine and she came to an extremely tender spot (Id never noticed it before) she felt it as soon as I felt the pain!!! she went down again to feel it again to make sure. Yep was def there - tutor told her to massage the area to push the toxins out. She did and suddenly it went POP, It was painful as it popped. She then went down the area again and the pain was no longer there.

Tutor looked at me and said that area is your lower back, do you have problems with your lower back!!! Yeah just a bit!! If it was an injury Id done say gardening, chances are that would be it... but because its an ongoing thing, I would need regular treatment to keep it under control.

We've only covered the head, shoulders arms, legs and spine so Im waiting to see if anything else pops up!!!

I can honestly say though that as soon as it happened and now today, my 'lower' back is not causing me any problems.

Im not saying its a miracle cure but I am so optimistic now.

Lianne
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Piezogenic papules

Postby Guest » Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:11 pm

Hi, do you think that reflexology would be of any help with Piezogenic papules ? (Dodgy hard white lumps on the outside of the heel just under the skin. ) Mine are really painful, and it's hard for me to walk in flat shoes. Also is it expencive ? Thanks
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Postby nonyanomemory » Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:59 pm

images papules
Can you describe the pain as this may help.

Papules may be painful when there is herniation of fat into the dermis with a resultant reduction in dermal thickness. some say Postulated reasons for this pain include a defect in septation of the adipose tissue and ischaemia due to extrusion of fat within its vascular supply and associated nerves.

Who have you seen medically ie: podiatrist... regarding pain in the feet and do you have any other mechanical problems with your feet in general? It may be that wearing completely flat shoes is part of the problem and that it may be your bodies way of saying these flat shoes hurt as the papules are a way of telling you that there is a mechanical problem with the way that you are holding your feet. So an assessment from a qualified podiatrist to see how you walk, and looking at your ankles etc may be be helfpul.

I am not a qualified refloxologist so I am afraid I can't answer your question and I don't know whether it will help or not. If you have any doubts in this regard perhaps it would be best to check with a qualified medical professional. nonya
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Striae o'rthritis/porosis PHN POTS spasms n'pathic pn IBS bladder stuff bulging discs & more!

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Postby Guest » Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:04 am

Hi Nonya, I have only been very recently diagnosed with EDS by my rheumatologist and have had to ask for the help of the local PAL worker to be referred to see a specialist, as my GP refused to refer me unless I pay to be seen privately, so I haven't seen anybody about my feet as yet, in fact I have had no help whatsoever apart from being prescribed Zydol. In point of fact even an eye clinic appointment That was requested by optician in April and marked urgent, has been cancelled (Not by me) since I was diagnosed, and the explanation I was given is that my "sight loss is attributed to EDS so there is nothing that can be done " An amazing diagnosis as I have not had my eyes examined by anybody apart from my optician.
My GP firstly said that he was "unfamiliar with the condition" (EDS) and it would seem that he is being very obstructive with regards to me getting any treatment whatsoever. I have been waiting for over two months to get the results of blood tests relating to liver cancer. Letters and reports get "lost" in the surgery that pertain to me also. This is why I have had to ask for the help of PAL.
Sorry, I digress :lol:, the pain is a sore, ache, akin to the pain from a deep bruise, but intensified, and is worse when I stand. I wear heels most of the time, not too clever when you have weak ankles etc., and are prone to falling.
Tills :D
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Postby LianneS » Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:03 am

You would be best seeing a podiatrist or doctor to begin with, in reflexology we work with the foot to balance out the body and get rid of toxins in certain areas.

Piezogenic papules can be removed with laser surgery or surgery and a dr would give you all these options...

That being said reflexology could help, we dont say we can 'heal' as that would be wrong but we can help the body to mend itself by encouraging it and releasing any toxins that are building up.
Its always worth a try, you might be pleasantly surprised. It might be good for you for your other problems relating to your EDS aswell.

The prices vary depending on where you live and who you see.
An average though is about £25 per session. (your amount and frequency of sessions will be determined by how many ailments you have!) That price can be a lot for some people but after learning reflexology and having it performed on me I am still amazed at how accurate and good it is...its also just nice to have it done, even if youre feeling fine!!

I actually have a dr living with us at the moment (is a friend who needed somewhere to stay for a while) and she commented last night how scarily accurate this all seemed to be...

The fact that the NHS is now employing reflexologists just goes to show how good it is, and to be honest if it can help your symptoms and problems I think £25 is worth it.

Lianne
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Postby nonyanomemory » Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:53 pm

Hi Toxic-Tilly,

I am sorry that you are having such a rough time of it at the moment. Beacause you are waiting for the results of other medical tests which I hope you get soon, as this sounds very stressful; I think you should check with your gp before receiving any alternative therapy, just to be on the safe side. I agree that it would be wise to seek help from a podiatrist/physiotherapist familiar with hms to assess exactly what is going on with your feet. Would it be worth writing/ringing your rheumatologist or speaking to his secretary to say explain the difficulties you are having being referred for treatment and if appropriate perhaps he/she could write/fax/ring your doctor to explain or refer you directly to the appropriate health professional(s) to treat your eds. Hope this is helpful
46yr female EDS H/mobility Type c/over vascular Dxd Prf G
V Prem club ft short stature early onset varicose veins thin skin
Striae o'rthritis/porosis PHN POTS spasms n'pathic pn IBS bladder stuff bulging discs & more!

d/tr severe EDS 20 yr
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Postby Guest » Thu Oct 20, 2005 7:17 am

Hi thanks for the advice both of you, the problem lies with my GP not wanting to help me at all. he refuses to send me for ANY referrals. Or give me the results of tests I have had in the past.

I have now got Patient Advice and Liaison Services involved (* Advice taken from this site, many thanks) And it now looks as though I might be making some progress. (Fingers crossed !)

I am still waiting for the results of a brain scan taken three yrs ago, and heart function tests taken over 18 months ago.
The Dr's attitude is akin to the add where the guy just keeps saying brand new costumers only. He seems to want to treat me like a mushroom, keep me in the dark and feed me on bull....

I'm waiting for an e.mail from my consultants secretary as I type to find out if I now have a referral to an EDS specialist. I don't feel as though I can ask my GP for any help due to his rotten attitude, so I will have to wait until I see somebody else.

Once again many thanks for your help,
Tills
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