August 8, 2016 | by Shara

“I love reflexology and the empowering benefits it lends for self-care and the wellness of our families and communities.” – Dr. Elizabeth Marazita

Foot reflexology is an ancient worldly practice, with its roots in traditional Chinese Medicine. The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are “reflex” areas on the feet and hands that correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body, and that by manipulating these one can improve health and well-being through one’s qi. Modern day research has proven that, among other things, walking reflexology paths can actually lower blood pressure and improve balance.

DHM has recently teamed with Basalt Mountain Gardens and Paths of Health reflexology experts Dr. Paul Raish and Dr. Elizabeth Marazita to design and install a 5 Element Reflexology Path at True Nature Healing Arts in Carbondale, Colorado.   It is truly a co-creative process and an important feature in True Nature’s Peace Garden.   This particular reflexology path will be a bridging of both Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, honoring the five elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether. (Ayurveda is the healing science of longevity from India, which aligns often with yoga, the science of self-realization).

To experience the “River of Health” path walkers will take off their shoes and walk barefoot over intentionally placed stones of various colors and sizes to stimulate the “reflex” areas on their feet.  Walking the path will bestow well-being and also signal where there may be imbalances in the body.

The path’s unveiling and use for the public will occur at Sacred Fest, True Nature Healing Arts grand opening celebration September 5-7.

This 3 minute time-lapse video captures the first 3 days of construction (created byLewis Cooper of Gonzoshots)
Click here to learn more about Ayurveda and Chinese medicine energetic systems.
Click here to learn more about reflexology paths.
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