I think it was serendipity that Dina was one of the winners of the free Reflexology sessions at the end of March.
met Dina almost a year ago, I think, when I was at the thrift store.
She would come in with her hubby, and make me laugh, and shop till they
dropped. Oddly enough, I had no idea how TRUE that statement was. I
didn't know until last week, that one of Dina's routines was to get her
Remicade treatment for Crohns, come shopping, have lunch, until the
Remicade kicked in and knocked her on her backside for up to 4 days.
is about 36. (I totally just outed your age, Dina... but it's Okay,
because I'm 2 years OLDER than you! lol.) For the last 2 years, she's
been suffering with Crohns. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crohn%27s_disease). She also suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rheumatoid_arthritis), and Fibromyalgia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibromyalgia)
had very little idea about what all these 3 diseases entailed on their
own... after reading about them in depth, I then had a VERY big picture
about what all 3 meant when you mixed them up together, and put them in
the lap of a 36 year old woman, mother, wife.
Then I learned
about what the Remicade does to her, on top of that. Up to 4 days of
being unable to do anything other than sleep, waking often in pain.
Unable to eat, sleep, or be awake comfortably. Not being able to
participate. They described it to me as "like a chemotherapy treamtment,
My first visit was Friday April 5th, the day AFTER
Remicade. Dina was in pain, they had a rough night, and I could see it,
but she still made me a tea while we filled out her health records and
paperwork. I got her set up comfy, turned down lights, and she put on
some soothing music.
And I put every ounce of intuition, reiki,
and healing into that first session - being aware of her arthiritic
foot, and to go easy on the stomach reflexes on her foot!
She fell asleep, so I quietly filled her husband in on the details of her treatment, and went back home.
later she emailed me here at Facebook. She had slept for 3 hours after I
left. When she woke, she had said that her Headache and pain were all
but gone. She got up and stayed up for the day, and her husband also let
me know that she was very alert, engaging, and had lots of energy. They
both messaged me through the day to let me know just how amazing the
'day after Remicade' was, in comparison to how it NORMALLY goes.
Saturday I visited. She was up, walking around, playing at the
computer, alert! She says on Saturday and Sunday, she was actually able
to do housework. HOUSEWORK. On a day where she is normally still swollen
and in pain, unable to participate, troubled with headaches and unable
I did a second follow up treatment yesterday (Monday) and
we made appointments in advance, for the days BEFORE she gets her
Remicade (as they are usually trying days for her too.) and the days
I have to tell you, I'm no exaggerating when I say I am
only ALMOST as excited as she is about this. THIS is why I came to
Reflexology as a healing modality.
Here are Dina's words below:
friend Lori owns a reflexolgy(pressure points in your feet) here in
Midalnd, Ontario. I have been suffering for 2 years now from chrons. My
first appointment was on April 5th this year. I receive remicade for my
chrons every six weeks, and I experience severe side effects. Headaches,
lots of pain, very tired and severe swelling and no energy. After Lori
was done I slept for 3 hours and when I woke up I felt amazing. Saturday
and Sunday I was able to catch up on my house work, make supper and
horse around with my son. Never in the past year since I started the
remicade have I ever been able to do that. Lori will be helping me out
with the chrons, her work is amazing and its nice to not experience the
nasty side effects of chrons, and my fibermylagia and rheumatoid are
less painful and 90 percent of the time I don't feel any kind of pain.
As well I have been sleeping better as well. If anyone is interested in
giving it a shot even if your healthy its an amazing relaxtion as well.
If interested let me know by message on facebook , and I will talk to
Lori and set up something for u. LORI Your Amazing.