How to Do a Fire Cleanse to Get Rid of Negativity, Stress & Past Trauma

Stress, negativity and past traumas cause all kinds of problems, including anxiety, depression and physical problems like headaches, IBS and other digestive issues. In this episode, The Little Shaman demonstrates how to do a fire cleanse to rid yourself of negativity, stress, past trauma and more.

15 Foods That Naturally Detox & Cleanse

15 Foods That Naturally Detox & Cleanse

Understanding Reflexology

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What is reflexology? 

Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet, hands and ears. Reflexology is generally relaxing and may be an effective way to alleviate stress. The Reflexology Association of Canada defines reflexology as:

“A natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears and their referral areas within zone related areas, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes without the use of tools, creams or lotions, the feet being the primary area of application, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.”

How does reflexology work?

The theory behind reflexology is that these areas correspond to organs and systems of the body. Proponents believe that pressure applied to these areas affects the organs and benefits the person’s health.

Reflexologists use foot charts to guide them as they apply pressure to specific areas. Sometimes these practitioners use tools, such as rubber balls, rubber bands and sticks of wood, to assist in their work. Practitioners of reflexology include chiropractors, physical therapists and massage therapists, among others.

Does reflexology work?

Several studies funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health indicate that reflexology may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, and enhance relaxation and sleep. Studies also show that reflexology may have benefits in palliative care of people with cancer.

Hot Compress For Injured Muscles & Much More

There’s nothing worse than an injured muscle. They hurt and depending on where they are, they can impact your ability to walk, move around or even breathe. What follows are very simple instructions for making a hot compress that works very well for pulled, strained and otherwise sore muscles.

  • Take a washrag and run it under very hot water. You can also wet the rag and heat it in the microwave a few seconds. Be very careful if you choose to do this.
  • Fold the rag into a rectangle or large square; whichever fits better depending on the size of the affected muscle and where it is.
  • Place 3 drops peppermint essential oil, 3 drops lavender essential oil and 2 drops Texas cedarwood essential oil across the rag.
  • Place the hot rag oil side down on the affected muscle and let it sit.

That’s it! Easy and very effective. If you don’t have all of these, just peppermint oil or just lavender oil works just fine. They work well together because peppermint kills the pain, lavender kills the pain and relaxes the muscle, and Texas cedarwood oil increases blood flow to the muscle, helping it heal. A drop of lemongrass essential oil can help with relaxation of the muscle as well.

This compress also works to help relieve the pain of sprains, pinched nerves, sinuses*, headaches* and more. Try it the next time something hurts. You will be glad you did. 🙂

*Please be very careful not to get the oils or water from the rag in your eye.

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