I thought that I was immune to the illness that has been flying through our community, but alas, it got me. Today is day one of feeling better, after a week of wrestling with the respiratory THING that I caught.
I'm still recovering faster that others that have had it. I have chatted with a lot of people who have said this cough has held onto them for weeks and weeks! Oh dear.
Although I cancelled a bunch of reflexology appointments, and during the fever missed a bunch of calls, I still had to go to my part time job at the thrift store, as there was no one there to cover for me. I bought masks at the Shoppers Drug Mart on Hwy 93 in Midland. They sell them for 50 cents each, but I purchased a whole box!
I figure, I'll be using them up with clients! If you are not feeling well, it doesn't necessarily mean you have to miss out on your reflexology appointment. I know, when I was sick, it was most comforting to have someone close by. So, if you are past the fever stage, but still suffering from the cough or sore throat, we can always mask you up.
For me, this thing started as a twitch in the lungs. It moved into a fever, then dry cough. A general feeling of lethargy set in while my body fought it. I ate a lot of garlic, took a lot of hot baths with epsom salt, and sipped a lot of Tumeric and Ginger tea. Although I rarely take medication, I bought some over the counter day time/night time combo for cold and flu. I only needed half the dose to get some relief, though.
If you are experiencing this respiratory thing going around, Reflexology can help you feel better, and can also help by encouraging lymph to move through your system, and give you a circulation boost.
I also diffuse Eucalyptus essential oil during our session, to help kill airborne germs and soothe the cough.
Now that I'm through it, I'm back to taking bookings. If you are working your way through this illness, I hope you feel better soon!
Lori Petroff, Reflexologist.