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Volume 2001

(Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington, USA)

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Oma's comments to many of the questions posted on these pages can be found in her Notes.

Name:

Michael Anthony

E-Mail:

anthonym_45(a.hotmail.com

City:

Bulverde, Texas USA

Date:

Mon, Dec 31 2001 15:28hr

Comment:
Oma,
* Good Morning !!
* You have an excellent website!
Thanks,
Michael Anthony


Name:

Rita Davis

E-Mail:

ChristaBC(a.hotmail.com

City:

B.C Canada

Date:

Thu, Dec 27 2001 18:12hr

Comment:
Dearest Oma
Thank you so much for sharing with us today at Pritchard Road in Cowichan Bay. From our meeting, Rita feels very much that this is time for an increase in energy and perhaps a bringing together of an even greater way of working in the field of Reflexology, in terms of the angelic realms and the saying "when two or more come together in my name then so shall it BE"!
Bless you and looking forward to spending more time with you, when the time is as it needs TO BE!
With peace, joy, light and love
Rita xx


Name:

bob

E-Mail:

bobjrdj246(a.aol.com

City:

wolverhampton england

Date:

Mon, Dec 24 2001 13:17hr

Comment:
I enjoyed the site. Its good to hear someone with alot of experience such as yourself.

I am just starting to learn it myself and i find it very enjoyable.

Thanks alot
Bob


Name:

Cammie Grace

E-Mail:

Motsuaki(a.aol.com

City:

Wilsonville, Oregon America

Date:

Tue, Dec 11 2001 21:30hr

Comment:
Dearest OMA,

WELCOME HOME!!!!

You must be getting settled back into your home by now. I trust your time with family was filled with much LOVE and many blessings.

We so enjoyed our time with you last month!!!! Our time was brief...but felt so blessed. Thank you for allowing us to share in the peacefilled lovliness of your home and your precious presence ~

Maddie is still in love with the angelbear you gave her...she has named her OMA :-) (thank you for being so generous)and...I think you will get that hug from Lukie next time...he is a shy little guy though (-:

GODS LOVE be with YOU dearest one...we hold you in our hearts and prayers daily!!!!

All my LOVE,
Cammie Grace (-:


Name:

Doris Martin

E-Mail:

adoni1(a.prodigy.net

City:

Durham USA

Date:

Thu, Dec 6 2001 18:41hr

Comment:
Dear Oma,
I believe in natural healing God's plan for humanity, and I would like to learn more about reflexogy. I would like to attend a school through a home study course if that is possible. Please let me know if you have such a course. Thanks so much and God bless you. Doris


Name:

simran choudrie

E-Mail:

simrankc(a.cs.com

City:

Newark CA, USA

Date:

Wed, Nov 28 2001 22:4hr

Comment:
Dear Oma, ( my children call my mother OMA too, and she too is a healer)
I think you web site is highly intelligent and that you must be producing some good results with reflexology. My sister has bone cancer, at the base of the skull, down her back and in her pelvic bones. This is her third occurence, the first was a breast and the second was ovarian/hysterectomy. The first was treated by stem cell chemo.The second was the hysterectomy and now she has completed 10 days of radiation and will face chemo from the middle of next month.
I am a believer of reflexology, as I have used it on my husband, daughters and mother,however, the corresponding areas on my sisters feet are very painful when I carry out any reflexology. I seem to be putting her through more pain. Am I doing the right thing by applying pressure to the spine/back/neck corresponding areas on her feet, and causing pain?
I know you run a paid service but I would appreciate some guidance. Yours in the only web site that provided some intelligent information. Thank you.
sincerely
Simran


Name:

Oladele Adewoyin

E-Mail:

deleadewoyin(a.joymail.com

City:

Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria

Date:

Fri, Nov 23 2001 5:16hr

Comment:
I will like to have the reflexology charts


Name:

Loukia Menikou

E-Mail:

Loukiamenikou(a.hotmail.com

City:

Kent UK

Date:

Mon, Nov 19 2001 13:32hr

Comment:
Hi Oma,
I'm a reflexologist and now looking to expand my knowledge in Colour therapy and working on the chakras !! Have you any advice for me?

Great site!!!

Loukia Menikou


Name:

Judi Gilbert

E-Mail:

judi_61(a.hotmail.com

City:

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada

Date:

Mon, Nov 19 2001 9:8hr

Comment:


Name:

Denise Crocker

E-Mail:


City:

lemyone USA

Date:

Sat, Nov 17 2001 3:49hr

Comment:
Hi my name is Denise, I would like some information on a person I"m doing a school paper on and wonder if you had any addtion information on him: Father Josef Eugster. I have an article on him that was published in the Sept-Oct 2001 Massage Magazine and thats it. If you could helpme and/or let me know where I could find more info on him I would appreciate it. P.S I would like to finish my paper this coming weekend. I do not need to much maybe a little biography back ground. Thank You, Denise


Name:

EILEEN JESPERSEN

E-Mail:

jesperseneileen(a.hotmail.com

City:

VICTORIA, v B.C. CANADA

Date:

Mon, Nov 12 2001 11:15hr

Comment:
DEAREST OMA,
CONNECTING WITH YOU, IS A MAJOR TURNING POINT IN MY LIFE.
SPENDING A WHOLE DAY IN YOUR PRESENSE IS SUCH A BLESSING TO ME, AND A GIFT TO MYSELF FROM MY AUNT IDA, WHOM I NOW KNOW AS MY ANGEL, AS SHE PASSED ON IN SEPT. AT THE AGE OF 87, SHE TAUGHT ME SO SO MUCH, AND HAD GIVEN ME THE AMARICAN $ THAT MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO SPEND A FULL DAY WITH YOU, SWEET OMA.
YOU TRULY ARE AN INSPIRATION TO ME, YOU HAVE PAVED A GREAT PATH, THAT I WILL ENJOY TO FOLLOW.
WE DO NOT NEED TO REINVENT THE WHEEL, WHEN THE UNIVERSE CONNECT US, AND A WILLING HEART IS APPLYED, THEN THE WHEELS KEEP TURNING, THERE IS A DEVINE PLAN, ALL I HAVE TO DO IS TO SAY YES.
WE SAT IN SILENCE AT CHURCH AT 11AM AND PRAYED FOR PEACE AND WAS ASKED TO DO THAT EVERY DAY AT 11AM FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR, KNOWING IT WILL BRING POSITIVE CHANGES.
GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS.
YOUR SISTER IN SPIRIT
EILEEN






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Name:

Michael Bodammer

E-Mail:

a.bodammer(a.t-online.de

City:

Konstanz Germany

Date:

Sun, Oct 28 2001 10:29hr

Comment:
Hi Omi Gretelein,

liebe Gre von allen aus Konstanz.

Michael und Familie


Name:

Clark Long

E-Mail:

hypnomaster2(a.home.com

City:

No. Hollywood USA

Date:

Thu, Oct 25 2001 22:42hr

Comment:
I understand Oma lived and practiced in the LA area, i was wondering if she knew any schools or seminars I could attend and also what is the difference between foot and hand reflexogy
thanks


Name:

Cammie Grace

E-Mail:

Motsuaki(a.aol.com

City:

Wilsonville, Oregon These United States of America

Date:

Thu, Oct 25 2001 0:0hr

Comment:
Dear Oma,

Such gratitude I have held in my heart for the blessing of coming to know you and what you stand for!!!! My life and the lives of countless others, have been enhanced through your sharing.

In recent months we have communicated about several friends I know who were fighting the battle against dis-ease. In the past month two of these friends passed on. What I want to share with anyone who might need the extra nudge into believing and living your message and the healing power of LOVE is that this is true.

Richard was one of my friends who passed in the last month. He was diagnosed with cancer a mere four months prior to his passing. Recently I received a letter that expressed Richards feelings as he faced the battle with cancer. The one message that resonated throughout his letter was LOVE. His gratitude for the outpouring of love that fell upon him everyday, from so many people. He said that before he became ill, he never knew so many people loved him ....nor had he known he was loved so much. My heart ached...how could he have not known this? He went on to share that it was this LOVE that gave him the will to live and the strength to fight the battle.

LOVE is powerful!!!! Imagine what a difference it would make if we made known the love we have in our hearts for others as we experience it. If we made it a practice to demonstrate this love daily without thought to why or whether or not there was a reason in place to do so. Why do we wait for the ones we love to take ill or leave the planet before we find it within ourselves to open our hearts and beings to them in sharing our LOVE for them? It is not a commodity we will ever run out of...the more we give love ~ the more we are filled with love!!! The word love need not ever pass our lips to be shared and known...as Oma shares in her website, love is an energy we send to others through our thoughts and intentions. Love is best when shared....when we open our hearts to receiving the love of all that is within and around us... this is when love can be most powerful. Whatever the obstacle remember to put LOVE first ~ and to give LOVE freely without having a reason to do so.

Oma, I am so grateful for you and your message ~ for your strength and courage in sharing. Such an inspiration you are!!!!

GODS LOVE BE WITH YOU ALWAYS ~

LOVE,
Cammie Grace


Name:

One of Oma's Sons

E-Mail:

sail(a.tmt.ca

City:


Date:

Wed, Oct 24 2001 22:46hr

Comment:
I just noticed the concern expressed in an entry in Oma's guestbook about the note she wrote on the National Anthem. It is clear that the writer was quite concerned. Knowing Oma the way I do I thought I would try and offer some perspective to all reading these pages.

All summer long every time I visit Oma she takes me to the colors ceremony at Roche Harbor. There from early spring to late fall she stands with her hand on her heart proud to pay her respects to this wonderful country she calls home. She loves the way the color guard marches in unison and so respectfully fold the flag of the United States of America.

Now in her 79th year Oma has seen a lot and certain experiences bring back memories. Having lived through the second world war she remembers her eldest son being frightened of thunderstorms when he was a little boy because during the first two years of his life that sound wasn't thunder it was bombs exploding all around him. She remembers trying to protect him, first from the bombs and later form the memories of war.

When she hears the national anthem of the country she loves so much, talk about bombs exploding she does not connect it with the fight for independance as the writer did. Maybe she doesn't know enough about American History to do that. She connects it with her own experience of women and children dying in the streets.

Oma knows America stands for more than bombs. She often told me the story of how it was an American Soldier who saved my brother's life by sharing his rations to keep her son from starving.

Isn't it interesting how we all see things through the lenses of our personal experience.

Oma has told me that she has asked her web master to remove her note from her pages. She does not wish to offend anyone. She never intended to express any disrespect. She just prays that the people of the world will learn to live in peace.


Name:

Tye B.

E-Mail:


City:

Brunswick, GA U.S.A.

Date:

Mon, Oct 22 2001 16:14hr

Comment:
Hello,

After reading your notes on the National Anthem, I sit here at my computer in a state of shock. How can you possibly be offended by a song that depicts the way our country was founded?? I don't believe that the verse you were referring to "the bombs bursting in air", means that war is all we stand for, however graphic it may be. It's simply a song that tells a story of our forefathers' bravery and commitment to found one of the greatest countries in the world. I agree " America the Beautiful" is a pretty song that tells just how nice our landscape is, but that's all. Also, the "Cananian National Anthem" is another "pretty" song, but if you like theirs more than ours please move there and stop trying to change something that's been a part of our everyday life for 200+ years.


Thanks,
Tye
Brunswick, GA, U.S.A


Name:

carolene mcdade

E-Mail:

cmcdade(a.satx.rr.com

City:

san antonio usa

Date:

Mon, Oct 15 2001 11:8hr

Comment:
oma, thank you for your website. i have been looking for someone to teach me reflexology. someone i could trust to show me the health benefits while performing reflex on others and myself, not just a foot massage.

you have done some great work and i can't wait to meet you and take a class on the beauitful san juan islands.

all my best
carolene mcdade


Name:

Helen Win

E-Mail:

Helsbel(a.attglobal.net

City:

Auckland New Zealand

Date:

Sat, Oct 13 2001 22:16hr

Comment:
I am in the process of acheiving a diploma through Renee Tanner school in the Uk. She has a teacher here and I find there is so much variation in technique out there. Once certified its a case of adapting to suit your intuitive touch. I am a nurse and to cover myself with indemity I must certify. Is this so in the USA. I have enjoyed your site. Do you go to conferences?
Best wishes
Regards Helen


Name:

Lynette Julius

E-Mail:

lenlyn(a.saol.com

City:

Pietermaritzburg South Africa

Date:

Fri, Oct 5 2001 19:50hr

Comment:
This is cool.The conection is refreshing.
I am a newly qualified reflexologist (2000) and am excited with the advanced technique.
God bless you.
Love Lyn


Name:

Paula Storm

E-Mail:

steveorpaula(a.Hotmail.com

City:

Albert, Kansas 67511 usa

Date:

Wed, Oct 3 2001 15:5hr

Comment:
Wanting to learn more about home study course in Reflexology


Name:

Thomas Teuwen

E-Mail:

sail(a.tmt.ca

City:

Sidney Canada

Date:

Fri, Sept 28 2001 8:47hr

Comment:
Another visit filled with joy and love is recorded in the memory of our soul.

Yesterday, while we were waiting for the floor wax to dry on the hardwood floor Oma and I went to County Park on the west side of the island. It is one of our favourite places to walk and this time of the year the blackberries are plump and sweet (well most of them) so we get sidetracked once in a while from our walk and our song to enjoy this abundant fruit.

After our walk we sat on the bench by the ocean and watched two freighters come and go on their way to and from Vancouver. We also noticed a family of seals playing with the tourists. When the tourists were waching they would hide but when they were busy posing for pictures the seals would surface behind them, out of sight and watch them.

We also watched a Haron land on a floating log that drifted with the tide towards us. We were still as could be but soon the Haron decided she was getting too close and flew off to land on another log. She repeated this trip three times while we were there.

A cormorant also joined us and paddled hard against the current finding it preferrable to actually lifting off in flight. The little birds all around us in the pine trees had no trouble with flight though, they jumped from branch to branch and tree to tree to sample the fresh seeds in the pine cones. First time ever I actually watched a bird eat the seeds in the cones while they were still on the trees.

After about an hour of taking in the clear see air, Oma decided to walk another lap around the park (and sample a few more berries) before we headed back to the cottage. The floor was dry and after dinner I could move the furniture to complete the last section.

It is such a blessing to be here with her once in a while and help her carry on her life's work. In a time of world crisis it is truly a comfort to be surrounded by Oma's love.

Her Son
Thomas


Name:

Susan Sevilla

E-Mail:

aksuz(a.aol.com

City:

Palmer, AK USA

Date:

Mon, Sept 3 2001 10:50hr

Comment:
After many years away from natural healing (not personally but professionally), I am beginning to make changes in my life that will allow me to follow this path as vocation as well as avocation. I have finally found a way that the world-wide-web can be of use, other than chatty letters to family and friends.
Thank you for being so forthcoming and sharing of your experiences and ideas. It is my experience that the basis of all natural healing (from the practitioner) is heart based generosity of spirit. You exemplify that spirit.


Name:

Martha Kilbourne

E-Mail:

NAILSPECIALIST(a.AOL.COM

City:

Guthrie,Okla. U.S.

Date:

Mon, Aug 27 2001 15:4hr

Comment:
Hi, I would like to be able to use reflexology in my bussiness but there is no school around here that I can attend.

I found a distance school on the internet. It is called Universal College of Reflexology. Have you heard of this school? Can you recommend this school? I have studied your video and read books on the subject but the respect is not there unless one has a certificate stating that one has studied the subject. Frankly I do not blame people on this.

Please if there is any advise that you can share with me it would be very much appreciated. Thank you and may God bless you.


Name:

M.Iqbal;

E-Mail:

kickpunch25(a.hotmail.com

City:

Kandy Srilanka

Date:

Tue, Aug 21 2001 23:5hr

Comment:
I would like to know way of doing refelexology. Please send me massage chart.
Thank you.


Name:

Umashankar

E-Mail:

umash_1972(a.yahoo.com

City:

New Delhi India

Date:

Fri, Aug 10 2001 10:46hr

Comment:

Dear Madam,
I visited your webpage and found it very useful. I hope that you can add more information like reflexology techniques, reflexology charts etc to make the site more interesting and useful to all interested visitors. Hope to visit your site more often.

With best wishes,
Umashankar N
Reflexologist


Name:

Marlene Matthews

E-Mail:

marlenem(a.rlp.co.za

City:

Johannesburg South Africa

Date:

Fri, Aug 10 2001 0:29hr

Comment:
Informative site


Name:

Sinead Duignan

E-Mail:

sinead.d(a.oceanfree.net

City:

Navan, Co. Meath Ireland

Date:

Mon, Aug 6 2001 6:23hr

Comment:
Oma, Thank you for your inspiration. Sinead


Name:

Lindy Carol

E-Mail:

Mimsierose(a.aol.com

City:

Eagle Point U.S.A.

Date:

Sun, Jul 29 2001 19:35hr

Comment:
Dear Oma,
I first heard of you several years ago, through my friend Korbinian, "Korby" K. and it is with delight I looked upon the face of this remarkable woman he so admires, and has been so helped by.
You web site, and what you have to offer is wonderful. I am not a Reflexologist,but rather a one in need of such a person! One day, God willing we shall meet. Until then, thank you for sharing your wisdom, and love of God~
God Bless you Sweetly~
Lindy Carol


Name:

jaya

E-Mail:

jayajs(a.yahoo.com.in

City:

tvm india

Date:

Sat, Jul 21 2001 18:52hr

Comment:
i like ur notes


Name:

Deborah

E-Mail:

soletosoul(a.hotmail.com

City:


Date:

Thu, Jul 12 2001 13:15hr

Comment:
Oma,
In reading some of your articles, we do have much to talk about. Sorry for sp's in previous note .

Deborah


Name:

Deborah

E-Mail:

soletosoul(a.hotmail.com

City:

Orillia Canada

Date:

Thu, Jul 12 2001 13:10hr

Comment:
Hi Oma,
Your page looks very interesting. I am a practising Reflexologist / Hypnotherapist. I also teach Chi Kung. With my experience coupled with what I have learned from Chinese medicine, I approach my Reflexology treatments from the mental, emotional & spiritual aspects as well as the physical.

I am looking for a mentor , someone who I can chat back & forth with . There is alway's so much to learn, and so much to teach. Interested ???

Deborah


Name:

Phyllis Fogarty

E-Mail:

phyllis.fogarty(a.verizon.net

City:

Bronston USA

Date:

Wed, Jul 4 2001 20:36hr

Comment:
Oma, I love your site. I am an RN and would very much love to have experience in reflexolgy. I will visit again. Stay healthy and keep sharing this wonderful info.


Name:

Kate Sievers

E-Mail:

feetlady(a.juno.com

City:

Santa Rosa uSA

Date:

Wed, Jun 27 2001 22:51hr

Comment:
HI Oma! How is Friday Harbor these days? Just had a hot spell in Santa Rosa of temps in the 100's. Yesterday and today had summer showers and lovely cloud cover. Lots of traffic accidents in the freshly drenched streets. Opening an office soon to have reflexology clients again. Just have to get some castor oil, and I'm in business. How was the trip to Montana and your visit with Mother Caspari? Love Kate


Name:

Anja Burns

E-Mail:

ihlevital(a.t-online.de

City:

Langenfeld Germany

Date:

Tue, Jun 12 2001 6:48hr

Comment:
WE believe in your therapy and wish you long and good health with sun in your heart.
All the best
Anja


Name:

oma

E-Mail:

oma(a.rockisland.com

City:


Date:

Mon, Jun 11 2001 16:52hr

Comment:
This answering Sandy about teaching reflexology.
So you like to teach reflexology classes but do not know how to fill the hours.?? If you know
your subject there will never be enough time to teach it. I taught at the City College Adult
Education, I gave workshops, all involved theory and hands - on.

Teach system by system. Learn to treat the whole person not a symptom and teach that to your students.

Different counties require a different number of hrs of training from 200 to 350 or even 500 hrs. This includes also practical clinical application under supervision..

So if you have a praxis, let your students work there with you and have them make a report for each case they have been working on. I advise you to get in Contact with the American Reflexology Certification Board

Their email: ARCBnet(a.aol.com


Name:

Terry/Kathie Forsyth

E-Mail:

forsyth(a.rockisland.com

City:

Friday Harbor WA

Date:

Sat, Jun 9 2001 19:39hr

Comment:
Oma is our new neighbour. To introduce herself and her work Oma did offer us a Reflexology session in the OMA METHOD. At first we were not sure what we were getting into.

But right after the first session I felt so much better, peaceful and relaxed that I decided to have regular treatments. so does my husband. He has the most sensitive feet, just the thought someone touching them makes his feet feel ticklish. The first session was very "grueling" for Oma and Terry. Evenstill at the end of the first session he confesses that his feet felt wonderfully warm. Now he is able to lay calmly in each session and he does not snore, which is a great relieve for me, so I can sleep.

At first we noticed that Terry did not snore for the whole night.. Now after he had a few treatments he does snore less and less, 3 peaceful nights in a row and we are sure the snoring will stop all together.

Now with each session with Oma there is a very notable improvement in my condition as well
I have more energy, am not as irritable as I was, no cramps or pain and the intense symptoms of PMS have totally vanished. My husband Terry and I will certainly continue to take advantage of Oma's treatments and her presence on our Island.


Name:

Oma

E-Mail:

oma(a.rocksiland.com

City:


Date:

Sat, Jun 9 2001 17:45hr

Comment:
Greetings Krista.

You might have delivered already, I was off Island and did not get your question sooner.

Reflexology is not a simple, mechanized push-buttom treatment. Much has to be considered, tempo, rythm, pressure duration considering the mental and physical condition etc. etc. Pregnant woman are treated in a special tender, loving manner and they respond well to the treatment.

Delivery and involution of organs in the puerperium are usually problem free and spontaneous after appropriate Reflex Zone massages to the feet. The period of lactation may also be prolonged by proper treatment.

Pregnancy treatment requires specialized training. There is a point in the plantar (under) area of the big toes to be treated. But you might understand, dear Krista, that I can not give you just direction to a point..

Find a reflexology Therapist near by and attend regular sessions. I wish you and your child the very best. I would love to be able to give you some personal instruction and treatments. Perhaps you can come on vacation to our paradise.

Blessings OMA


Name:

Suzie

E-Mail:

suzie(a.surfree.com

City:

na USA

Date:

Sun, Jun 3 2001 8:4hr

Comment:
I am interested in learning the orgin of Reflexology. I am basically new to the concept and would like all the information I can receive.


Name:

Sandy

E-Mail:

sandy(a.itechnet.net

City:

Modesto Ca,USA

Date:

Sat, Jun 2 2001 15:23hr

Comment:
I will be teaching reflexology in the near future and I would like any type of information or instructions on how to lead a class for 4 to 6 hrs. I know that I will start out on giving the history and the health reasons to the class. This will be an introductory class and when the students are interested in going futher , I will give them an intensive. In our town they need at least 200 hrs. to become a reflexologist. I am also a Reiki Master and a holistic health practitioner along with being a massage therapist. Sandy


Name:

Dr. Rosario Flores

E-Mail:

rflores_m_c_(a.hotmail

City:

Morelia MEXICO

Date:

Thu, May 31 2001 10:55hr

Comment:
Hello from Mexico! I would love to hear from an experienced reflexologist. I am a physician and also work on Traditional Chinese Medicine.


Name:

Kaye Brown

E-Mail:

kpbrown(a.bigfoot.com

City:

Belfast N.Ireland

Date:

Wed, May 30 2001 5:3hr

Comment:
I read your article with interest, especially that of introducing the teaching of reflexologt as part of personal education.

I have spent some time in Beijing where I have studied under Prof.Hang Xiongwen founder of the China reflexology Ass. During the revelution he was sent out to be come a 'barefoot doctor' and was amazed to see the families using massage of the feet to maintain health.

The methods were passed from the elders to the children. The pracice was done daily, on these 'magic mirrors' giving you a reliable 'doctor' at home.Love your feet and you will have a love of life and the health to enjoy it.

Although I live and teach Holistic Studies in N. ireland my family are living in USA and I have spent a summer in the San Juan Islands, a paradise in its own right.
Thank you,
Kaye Brown


Name:

Carla J. DeRoeck

E-Mail:

deroeck(a.msn.com

City:

Billings United States

Date:

Mon, May 28 2001 10:0hr

Comment:
Hello, I am a reflexologist / polarity that studied under Florence Dutton. She was a great healer. I am interested on information to help with Diabetic Neuropathy. My Father has this and is getting so severe and week that him and my Mother are coming to live with me. Please anyones input would be appreciated. I hope that you are healing well from your surgery. Greetings from Montana. Carla


Name:

Barbara Gaunt

E-Mail:

dwg(a.palnet.com

City:

Jerusalem Palestine

Date:

Sat, May 26 2001 5:10hr

Comment:
Hi from a very stressful situation, reflexology is here and doing some good work, I am also practising Reiki along with my refloxolgy, nice to see all the interest in our work.

Love to all healers everywhere
Babs


Name:

Krista Browning

E-Mail:

mamachops(a.hotmail.com

City:

Ft. Meade USA

Date:

Fri, May 25 2001 11:10hr

Comment:
Oma,
I am eight and a half months pregnant and have heard that there is a reflexology point that helps to bring on contractions and make them stronger. I would like to know where this point is and how to "work" it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Krista


Name:

subodh bansal

E-Mail:

subodh2008(a.yahoo.com

City:

agra india

Date:

Fri, May 25 2001 4:41hr

Comment:
I want to know about the latest good book on reflexogy.
Is reflexogy same as accupressure?
Can i know the email address of any reflexogist in idnia ??

subodh


Name:

Judy Bishop

E-Mail:

judybishop1(a.hotmail.com

City:

Hobart Tasmania/ Australia

Date:

Sun, May 20 2001 21:45hr

Comment:
Just a quick note to thank you for sharing your ideals with others of like mind. So many people keep their knowledge to themselves.. what might not seem important to the Healer, can often initiate a beginning for someone else..
Sincerely
Judy Bishop


Name:

Helen Regueiro

E-Mail:

helenann(a.netcom.ca

City:

Mississauga Canada

Date:

Mon, May 7 2001 8:18hr

Comment:
I am happy to meet you!

I teach reflexology here in Mississauga. (MISSISSAUGA SCHOOL OF REFLEXOLOGY)

It's always nice to meet a fellow reflexologist.

Helen


Name:

thias teuwen

E-Mail:

xthiasx(a.gmx.de

City:

Oeding germany

Date:

Thu, Apr 26 2001 7:13hr

Comment:
Hello...oma...are we relatives?
perhaps...i would like to write you...


Name:

sambri

E-Mail:

abgyie(a.usa.net

City:

malaysia

Date:

Wed, Apr 25 2001 20:48hr

Comment:
Thank a lot for your note.
I need some picture how to practice the foot reflexology


Name:

Marta Gehrig

E-Mail:

curielma(a.hotmail.com

City:

Sacramento, Ca, Sacramento

Date:

Fri, Apr 20 2001 16:51hr

Comment:
Do you carry any tools or items that help with the reflexiology treatments? I would like to obtain information about this. Thank you. Marta.


Name:

Christy

E-Mail:

prin78cess(a.yahoo.com

City:

San Diego USA

Date:

Tue, Apr 10 2001 13:14hr

Comment:
Hi Oma!

I am 22 and have just begun the journey into bodywork. I am going to massage school next month! I am so excited about this. I found your sight very interesting. I have been interested in reflexology ever since I experienced it myself in Thailand. I plan on moving to WA in a few years and would love to go to one of your retreats. I've been to Friday Harbor before, and it is beautiful! I would love to return!

Good Health to you and God bless!


Name:

maria

E-Mail:

mazi-moo(a.anothercom

City:

manchester england

Date:

Mon, Apr 9 2001 13:46hr

Comment:
helpful


Name:

Roderick Rugg

E-Mail:

RoderickRugg(a.2die4.com

City:

Hopkinsville USA

Date:

Thu, Mar 29 2001 8:1hr

Comment:
I have six toes on my left foot. Starting from the big toe, each toe looks better than the previous one. My smallest toe is pretty hideous, so you can image what my big toe looks like. I have been featured on such shows as "Emmitt's World" and "Shock the Nation." I think reflexology is a good thing but it's hard to find a reflexologist who will do it. Once a reflexologist asked me to leave and I could hear her vomiting as I was closing the door behind me.


Name:

lisa

E-Mail:

lisafm1(a.hotmail.com.au

City:

surfers paradise australia

Date:

Tue, Mar 27 2001 16:30hr

Comment:
great!!!!


Name:

Mariela

E-Mail:

cdabbah(a.aol.com

City:

Briarcliff Manor USA

Date:

Mon, Mar 26 2001 7:27hr

Comment:
I was just doing some research and came across your site's name. I smiled because my oma (grandma) was a wonderful woman and I miss her. She died 4 years ago in Argentina. It was a surprise to find your site and brought her back to my mind.

Regards,

Mariela


Name:

Mike

E-Mail:

webmaster(a.wahaa.com

City:

USA

Date:

Mon, Mar 26 2001 6:21hr

Comment:
You have a great looking site come see mind some time!
http://www.wahaa.com


Name:

Valerie Garner

E-Mail:

valerie_garner(a.hotmail.com

City:

Leicester England

Date:

Sun, Mar 25 2001 4:21hr

Comment:
Best wishes from one reflexologist to another.
This year I have Moss Arnold from Australia coming to Leicester to teach a 7 day diploma course on Chi Reflexology.
This is based on SEDATING over-active parts of the body i.e. lungs with asthma etc. At a seminar in London last year he answered many of my reflexology questions re foot-charts etc. and I am getting good results with the little I did learn on the course, including the opening of the Ankle Gate and the Meridian Balancing Sequence.
Best wishes
Valerie


Name:

CHERYL MATTHEWS

E-Mail:

soul2sole(a.juno.com

City:

INGLEWOOD USA

Date:

Fri, Mar 2 2001 21:36hr

Comment:
Dearest Oma,

I AM so very happy the angels have been encamped about you as you stride (literally) towards recovery. We know prayer changes things. Thomas is an excellent facilitator as are all the prayers sent up in your behalf. I have been diligently working as God leads me on (our) licensing. I have been before the Police Commission and shall go before them for a vote before the ordinance goes to the City Council. I start a new job Monday (March 5) Thank you Jesus, Thank you Lord! It is not reflexology yet, but that's coming in God's time not mine. Leroy and the children are fine. It has been a challenging time, but I know God has a comforter in times of test. How can we have a testimony (testimonial) without having passed a test? My father was in the hospital (he has emphysema) and I did foot reflexology with castor oil packs on his feet. Well, you know he is home. I will keep you apprised of the happenings with our ordinance. I love you and would you please send me your phone number again. In the move I cannot seem to find it. Peace and Blessings, Love and Light -- Cheryl


Name:

Eric

E-Mail:

Poet117(a.aol.com

City:

Florida United States

Date:

Thu, Mar 1 2001 9:35hr

Comment:
Dear, Omar, and anyone else. I am a student at Chiles Highschool. I write for the newspaper, and so far just do the horoscopes. I am looking to start a new section, that deals with many things. I would like to write an article about Foot Reflexiology. I know a little. The few books I have, do have pictures, and thats what I am looking for. I could use a picture, (perhaps some of you have drawn one, or what not) that shows the foot, and the diffrent sections, I would like to inform the readers of the newspaper a few things.
1st.- what Foot Reflexiology is.
2nd.- How it can help them
3rd- How to start, a few basic techniques
4th- provide a few sketches or picture, or what not, that would help them realize the diffrent points of the foot.
If you could help it would mean a lot.
please e-mail me at

POET117(a.AOL.COM

THANKS AGAIN

Eric~


Name:

Jim

E-Mail:

jjriley23(a.yahoo.ie

City:

Renfrew scotland uk

Date:

Tue, Feb 20 2001 4:44hr

Comment:
HI, i am looking to train in the art of reflexology.

I recently signed up for a course in this, but it fell through due to lack of numbers.

I would be much obliged if anyone could guide me to a teacher where this may not happen to myself again.

I live in Renfrew, Scotland, near Glasgow.

Thank's for your time


Jim Riley


Name:

Myriam

E-Mail:

mim.thoene(a.gmx.de

City:

Sidney BC

Date:

Fri, Feb 16 2001 11:46hr

Comment:
Im working as an Infant massage Instructor, wich also includes some of the Therapeutic Touch. The OMA method seems to be something which fits in my work. Im very interested to know more about. nice greetings from Vancouver Island.


Name:

Michele Rabinowitz

E-Mail:

michmass05(a.aol.com

City:

Fort lauderdale Florida usa

Date:

Tue, Feb 13 2001 8:41hr

Comment:
I am a licensed massage therapist. I took a seminar in reflexology and fell in love with it. If you could give me any suggestions or training so I can expand my skill.


Name:

oma

E-Mail:


City:


Date:

Sat, Feb 10 2001 13:48hr

Comment:
Some of the e-mail addresses do not work. If you would like to receive information from me or others, please make sure that the email address you provide is correct.

This is now the answer for the person from India about Urine Therapy: There is much Information on the Internet, just look it up at:
http://www.hps-online.com/hurine1.htm

There, you will find all the information you could want. Also to search with Yahoo can bring good results.


Name:

vikrant vaman joshi

E-Mail:

vvjoshi(a.vsnl.net

City:

pune india

Date:

Thu, Feb 8 2001 5:50hr

Comment:
I would like to know more about urine therapy.


Name:

Helen Whysong

E-Mail:

hwhysong(a.juno.com

City:

Phoenix, AZ usa

Date:

Sun, Feb 4 2001 20:15hr

Comment:
Hi Oma

So much I couldn't read it all. But I liked what I read. I am a reflexolgist in Phoenix AZ. I teach a class at the massage college. Do you know where I can get new and different charts for the ears, feet, body, head, I am into theories, I want to see them all.

Thank You

Helen Whysong


Name:

mayur ranjitbhai barot

E-Mail:

mrbarot2000(a.yahoo.com

City:

surat (gujarat state) india

Date:

Sun, Feb 4 2001 7:15hr

Comment:
Hello sir,
I am professional accupressure therapyst, having through knowledge of accupressure, and having 5 years of practical experience in this particuler field.
I would now like to have further study in same field in USA with reliable institute to add further knowledge kindly forward me the names of institutes and e mail addresses for details of enrollment and other formalities.


Name:

Rebecca Quinlan

E-Mail:

RebeccaJQ(a.Hotmail.com

City:

Nova Scotia Canada

Date:

Sat, Feb 3 2001 14:22hr

Comment:
Hi Oma,
I was just doing a bit of research and happened upon this page. I am interested in taking refexology trainning here in Nova Scotia. Got any advice for an interested student-to-be?
Thanks,
Rebecca Quinlan


Name:

Wessie G. Smith

E-Mail:

wgsmith9(a.hotmail

City:

austell, ga usa

Date:

Thu, Feb 1 2001 7:1hr

Comment:
your web is very interesting. I would like to receive information on reflexology


Name:

Jill

E-Mail:

darlynjill(a.aol.com

City:

New Jersey USA

Date:

Mon, Jan 22 2001 9:48hr

Comment:
Do u have a print out of the hand to work out headaches...


Name:

SUE YANOSIK

E-Mail:

hunky(a.belmomtcty.net

City:

Quaker City USA

Date:

Wed, Jan 10 2001 15:11hr

Comment:
HELLO, I'M A CERTIFIED REFLEXOLOGIST FROM QUAKER CITY, OHIO AND I WAS ON THE INTERNET AND CAME ACROSS YOUR WEB PAGE. I FOUND IT TO BE VERY INTERESTING.

note to Sue: That's nice, Sue, but PLEASE turn off your CAPS in the future!


Name:

Oma's Son; Thomas

E-Mail:


City:


Date:

Wed, Jan 3 2001 20:2hr

Comment:
Helping Oma with her hip replacement.

I thought I would post an update for all those interested.

Oma is a very determined woman and while her spirit is what keeps her going it can also pose quite the challange when one has to confront its stubborn nature. Hip replacement is a major, albeit highly successful, surgery. My objective was not only to be there with her through her hospital stay but to coach her through the recovery and rehabilitation. The first 24 hours after surgery are critical as that is when the adhesive hardens and after mother awoke from her morphene stupor and in her disoriented state decided to head for the door the night after her surgery I thought it best to spend the nights with her at the hospital. Nursing staff was great but they have a lot of patients to keep track of and I did not want to take any chances.

My sister Gaby came up from LA to assist in the round the clock care and also provided a comfortable car for the trip home on the ferry after 4 days in hospital. Before surgery we were introduced to the physiotherapy that would be required and I became Oma's coach. Once home we started a regimen of excercises three times a day and a careful meal plan that would keep her blood sugar in line. The local senior's center had a hospital bed they lent us so Mother was able to partake in Christmas festivities wile perched in her bed in the middle of the living room. Sonja and Laia came from Duncan, Laura came from Sidney, Birgit from Seattle and Gaby stayed over Christmas as well. It was quite the celebration.

Now it has been over two weeks since the surgery on the 18th and we just returned from the first post op visit with the surgeon. Mother's incision has healed flawlessly and her hip is perfectly positioned. Continuous diligence in watching her movements will prevent a rather unpleasant dislocation during recovery and a continued excercise regimen will increase her strength. As it is, Oma is allready able to walk without her walker at times and often chases me around the dining room table (her walking track).

I am greatful for having had the opportunity to spend this time with her and guide her through this procedure. I believe it will give her new vigour in pursuing her ambitions and I expect her to be in full form yet once again in a month or two.


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