Reflexology is an ancient practice that was developed and used by many cultures across the globe including the Egyptians, Chinese and Vietnamese. It is a gentle, non-invasive technique of activating reflexes in the feet that affect the body’s organs, glands and parts to help to improve overall health, naturally. Modern reflexology is becoming increasingly popular as a holistic treatment for many issues and conditions.
When it comes to our children, we want the best for them and often go to great lengths to raise them in the safest and most natural way. I know I’ll buy my toddler the organic brand and skimp on my own or take hours researching the best product options because heaven forbid we make a "wrong decision" - #firstchildproblems ;)
What if I told you there was a natural & effective way to combat common baby ailments, right at home? Foot reflexology is a great technique to relieve common baby ailments, whether you use it alone or in conjunction with other traditional treatments.
Babies and children are especially receptive to the effects of reflexology since their feet are so “new” and the skin, ligaments, bones, nerves and arches have yet to develop fully. There are less physical and energetic blockages in the feet so activating the reflexes becomes easier and the effects can be faster and more specific.
In addition, infant & baby reflexology;
· Is nurturing & helps enhance connection between caregiver and child
· reduces stress
· calms & soothes
· activates the self healing mechanism
· balances hormones leading to greater health of all the body systems
· detoxifies the body
· feels great and is fun for the caregiver
Reflexology is also safe, doesn’t have any unpleasant side effects and can be used as a preventative and maintenance tool – for example, combining it with your bath or bedtime routine!
If you’re a parent who would like to try using reflexology for your little one, I have developed a Baby & Me Reflexology Workshop where I show you how to activate the foot reflexes to bring about relief for 5 common baby ailments including Teething, Sinus & Congestion, Gas & Constipation (Digestive Upset), Sleep & Relaxation and Skin Conditions.
Moms have been super happy with the results, especially as they’ve seen a doubling or more in length of nap times after a session.
“I was very pleased with all the different techniques to use for various common baby ailments. My son is not a very good sleeper and much to my surprise after this workshop he surpassed his usual 45 min nap and slept for 2.5 hours!!! I also practiced the calming reflexology points before bedtime because he can get quite grumpy at the end of the day, and he was extremely calm afterwards. I highly recommend this workshop! Thank you so much Suzanne!”
~ Jessica, mom to 6 month old.
Please check the “Workshop” tab on my website to see when I’ll be offering the next one or if you would like to host a workshop in your city please reach out to me!
**Disclaimer: While reflexology can be extremely effective in helping relieve common baby ailments, it is not to be used in place of your doctor or pediatrician’s expert medical opinion.
Please contact me if you have any questions!
To you and your little one's health,
SUZANNE CHILTON is a mobile Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist with the Reflexology Association of Canada (RAC) and an Approved Practitioner member of the Reflexology Association Of BC (RABC) having trained with Helga Petersen at the HCP Reflexology Institute in Langley, BC. She is also a passionate Wellness Advocate with doTERRA Canada, using Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils and natural health products to support her clients' health journeys.
With her previous experience as a professional artist, Suzanne combines her sensitivity, intuition and energy work with the science of reflexology & essential oils to create a holistic treatment for every client.
Suzanne is excited to be able to bring these ancient forms of natural healing to her clients in the comfort of their own space.