Reflexology and sustainable, environmentally friendly practice are not often commonly put together, however, the link is much stronger than you can realize just from looking at the surface.
In the first of our Ivonne Reflexology Blog Series, we are looking at the deeper connecting between reflexology and leading a more green life.
Reflexology is an amazing therapy, it is not just for the body, mind and spirit, but it also does a lot of good to the environment. In the first place, Reflexology is a natural therapy, even beyond that, it is mostly a consumption free therapy. This means, that, apart from your feet and the use of some essential oils (Ivonne Reflexology uses organic, cold-pressed local essential oils) there is no other waste or product use!
If you think about the pharmaceutical industry (from organic to synthesized) it all requires a huge amount of materials, chemicals, processing, packaging, transportation and the list goes on. Reflexology does not. So immediately all that supply chain disappears. Products, their carbon footprint, the supply chain (from primary sources to manufactured and sold goods) acquires a huge negative environmental cost (we’re no even going to get into the social cost for this first blog).
So what exactly is Reflexology? And how is it possible to help the body so MUCH without putting ANYTHING in it?
Well, Reflexology uses “pressure”, although this cannot be seen, the precise use of energy and pressure on a spot during a reflexology session works to stimulate nerve end points and to help the body detox itself and rebalance. Essentially, a reflexology is just pressing the right buttons, and the body does the rest of the hardwork!
The body is really an incredible machine that just needs to tweaked and undergo some maintenance every now and again. Reflexology aids this natural, and evolutionary process.
A life with dependency on medicine (synthesized) or alternative medication that comes from afar (even if it is organic and natural) is not sustainable. The carbon footprint is huge, the water footprint is substantial and the detrimental effects on our environment from overusing our natural resources is putting humanity and future generations in a terrible predicament. The pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest industries on the planet, bringing in hundreds of billions of dollars each year. By removing yourself from investing and using this industry (wherever and whenever you can) the small positive contribution to our planet will add toward the bigger sustainability picture.
Reflexology has been used for over 5000 years in China, and Asia; it is a trusted and wise therapy that is still widely used all over the world today.
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