Have You Tried the Vita Flex Technique?

5:48 PM Posted by jo

I first  heard of the Vita Flex Technique a few years ago. I was exposed to Reflexology during my aromatherapy education and I used to perform it on the family with great results. I'm now applying the Vita Flex Technique instead.
Vita Flex technique is said to have originated in Tibet thousands of years ago, and it was Stanley Burroughs who perfected it in the 1960's. It is a specialized hand and foot massage that is very effective in delivering the essential oils throughout the body. Vita Flex means "vitality through the reflexes."

Essential oils are applied to special contact points that is part of a network of several points that stimulate the internal body system. When the essential oils are applied to the contact points, energy is released through electrical impulses created by the reflex points and fingertips. This electrical charge follows the nerve pathways to a clog or a break in the electrical circuit most likely caused by damaged tissues, toxins or loss of oxygen. The body has hundreds of Vita Flex reflex points that are capable of releasing imbalances, tension and congestion.

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It is not quite the same as Reflexology which is based on steady stimulation. Vita Flex uses a rolling and releasing motion that involves placing all four fingers flat on the skin, rolling onto the fingertips, and continuing over onto the fingernail using medium pressure. Then moving forward about half the width of the finger. This rolling and releasing technique is continually repeated over until the point, or Vita Flex area, is covered. The movement is repeated over the area three times.

Combine Vita Flex technique with 1-3 drops of essential oil applied to those areas of the feet that correspond to the system of the body you wish to support. When you combine essential oils with the Vita Flex stimulation you'll get rapid and extraordinary results. The combination enhances the effect of both.

You can buy Hand and Foot Reflex Point Chart  if you want to try it at home.

Johanna is an aromatherapist and she is passionate about educating people about health, essential oils, real food, natural remedies, and nutrition so they make healthier choices in their lives. 


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