Its been more than a week since I penned any words. It has been a hectic week, with Satya returning from his last expedition, then the book I am editing and a host of festivities. Navratra and Durga Puja have kept us on our feet – meeting families and friends, fasting and feasting. Today, it has all concluded.
I am also excited about all the work we are achieving on the Institute front. It seems like a few months more and we should have the Reflexology training institute up and running! Already a Basic course in reflexology is underway and its an interesting batch. We have a health worker, a neuro linguistic programmer, a psychologist, a housewife, a masseur, a government servant ( I find the term servant, associated with the government quite funny :))amongst others..For the health worker, it is an effort in unlearning all that she is taught in medical science and to look at the body as a work of art. The psychologist wants to experiment with the marriage of complimentary healing systems with traditional medicine. The NLP guy…wonder how he plans to integrate his current profession with this.
One of my own students is also sitting in, for revision. Got a message from her today saying that her father is addicted to reflexology. The day she doesn’t do his feet, he questions her :). Glad to hear of such responses. Meanwhile, one of the sweet old ladies coming for sessions, is doing splendidly. Her arthritic knee is much better, infact lighter and she has been climbing stairs for the last two days :).
Over time, I have seen people with back aches, cervicals, spondyliosis, diabetes, fissures, acidity, cysts, rare case of anaemia and arthritis. Of course, there are other related problems, and some which cannot be defined. Each day, I pour over my medical dictionary, trying to make sense of terminologies and conditions that people come with. And each day, I learn something new. I think reflexology has added that enthusiasm to my life, of learning anew every time. And Satya is now getting knwoledgeable too, considering I repeat whatever I have learnt, fascinatedly to him. All in all, its a wonderful cycle.