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Gemstone Reflexology Treatment

Reflexology TreatmentWhenever I go to The Ranch I spend over half of each day on my feet – hiking Mt. Kuchumaa, roaming the gardens, and working my tail off in the fitness classes. At the end of a Ranch day I always put my feet up or take a dip in the hot tub to soothe them.  So that’s why, on my last visit, I tried The Ranch’s Gemstone Reflexology Treatment. Since it targets pressure points on the feet and lower legs, I figured it was the perfect way to honor my foundation.  What I didn’t expect was that I would fall in love with the treatment. It relaxed me from head to toe and felt exceptionally marvelous! It’s an outstanding treatment, and is so beneficial for the body that it’s now going to become a regular part of my holistic health regimen.

My therapist Marilu was incredible. After I got cozy on the treatment table she covered my body with a sheet and guided me through a calming essential oil inhalation. Next, she applied pressure to my feet and legs in a massage-like fashion. I felt the effects of the treatment immediately throughout my entire body; everything felt good. Then, Marilu rolled gemstones along my feet and legs. These smooth stones were cool, refreshing, and added an extra element of pleasure to the experience.  Later on Tere Ochoa, the Spa Director, informed me that rose quartz is said to exude a gentle energy that can calm the spirit, and the green quartz is intended to transmute negative energies into positive ones.

Reflexology is an ancient healing art from China in which different points on the feet correspond to certain parts of the body.  The treatment is intended to stimulate and promote healing within the parasympathetic nervous system. It can help to improve circulation, reduce stress, alleviate pain, and restore the body’s natural balance. After the treatment concluded I was fully relaxed. My body and spirit felt nourished. I strongly recommend scheduling this treatment during your Ranch visit – your feet and your entire body will thank you.


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Five Elements Series: Metal

Recently I wrote an article about our new Five Element Treatments.  They are five separate treatments, each a different element: fire, water, earth, air and metal.  I was lucky enough to experience the metal treatment and it was just what … Continue reading


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