22Jun 2016

There’s a time for everything, and the time now is to bring DAGIIT to the world. Here is the newly revised logo that I’m excited about because of the power and simplicity the image represents.

Here’s the current DAGIIT logo design. It conveys what Dr. Allan wants to do mostly here, and that is share the variety of touch modalities that have the ability to touch, connect and heal all of us. From the professionals that desperately need it for their own welfare, to the layperson that wants to tap into the powers of touch that can be shared with their friends, family, and loved ones.

At this very moment work is being done to bring this website to fruition. The vision has been created, and now we lay the foundation.

Our Vision:

  • To maintain a functional bodywork website that has a wide appeal for anyone in the touch therapy business, and for those that have an interest touch therapy.
  • 500 videos by the end of the year, with an ultimate goal of 10,000. Let’s have videos for the general public, and for those that want to teach others.
  • Invite other top professionals that share the DAGIIT vision to participate in live and recorded events, webinars and special events.
  • To educate and empower millions of families with the Don’t Stand Up Straight™ philosophy so they can have a viable, simple method to help teach their children. Goodbye  “Good vs. Poor Posture, and the static posture paradigm.”

So now much work has to be done, but if you love your work there is only excitement on the road ahead.

The Future is Bright

After many years in the bodywork business, I have the confidence to succeed. And we are all about networking, because you can’t climb a mountain by yourself. Well at least not the summits in southern and central Asia. So, if you feel you have what it takes, or have something to offer DAGIIT, feel free to reply here, or give us a shout out to our general email box at info@dagiit.com.

 

 

16Mar 2010

Learning how to give a special treatment to the feet can be easier than you think.

For starters, I always suggest you start with a foot bath. Get out a plastic tub large enough for some wiggle room. Get some soapy warm water and a few drops of an essential oil — either a straight or blended preparation.

This version gets right to the meat and potatoes of the matter. The elements that make up a great foot treatment — joint mobilization techniques and a foot massage routine. Of course there are more extensive versions of this theme and those will be available in due time. Clicking on any image will enlarge it.

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Disclaimer: Any information disseminated in this blog is for the sole purpose of facilitating health and wellness. There is no intention in this blog to offer any medical advice, diagnose, prescribe or treat for any illness. The viewer should be completely responsible for what is done with my advice, recommendations and suggestions. It is the responsibility of the viewer to use this information accordingly and I am to be held harmless against any legal action taken against me over viewer’s negligence to common sense and the laws that govern their own profession. It is recommended that the viewer checks the legality of using any information with his or her own licensing agency and the laws that govern their jurisdiction.

14Jan 2009

These stories were received following the Reflexology eNewsletter Sent out by Bill Flocco regarding 74 Schools in Lambeth, near London, England that have people trained in Reflexology go into the schools to give students with behavioral problems sessions of Reflexology. To contact Bill Flocco, visit the Americian Academy of Reflexology in Los Angeles.

Unexpectedly, that Reflexology eNewsletter, triggered Reflexologists sending in success stories of how Reflexology was helpful in relieving a wide range of health challenges for children from 10 days to 16 years of age

3 Year Old with Cerebral Palsy & Extreme Pain

I currently am assisting a 3-year old boy with Cerebral Palsy, once/week, using Reflexology mostly, after some calming massage to begin. He really enjoys it, and his mom says results are extreme calm, followed by happy energy later. Less seizures are happening as well. Reflexology works? You bet! Cindy Rice, Oregon

10 Year Old Hyper

My nephew – 10 years old – got a few Reflexology sessions from me while I was visiting in Los Angeles. He was running on extra Duracell batteries and running my 54 year-old brother ragged. Amazing, how Reflexology works. Patricia Goldberg, Hawaii

Child With Seizures

We had a student whose’ son could not attend grade school because of seizures. His medicine was unreliable. Once she learned how to work the pituitary reflex and found how well it worked for her son’s seizures, she taught his teacher, the school Principal and nurse and his friends how to do the easy technique. He now attends regular school with his friends and his seizures have dramatically reduced. Bobbi Warren, California

Ear Aches – Ear Surgery Avoided

This is OUR first experience with Reflexology back in 1967. My brother had continual earaches during swimming season and the Dr. wanted to insert the tubes in his ear. Mom worked his ear reflexes every night for 2 weeks and when it came time for the operation … there was no problem and he never had problems with his ears since then. Love this stuff and how well it works with kids! Bobbi and Muff Warren, California

10 Day Old Constipated And Hiccups

I have a friend who is 48 who recently gave birth to fraternal twin boys … I was recruited to help out with burping and just the general juggling of feeding 2 at once. When I was holding adorable 10 day old baby Thomas, he became very fussy although he had already burped and was changed. He clearly was trying to sleep, yawning and closing his eyes – but kept on opening those baby blues and fussing more and more. I could feel gurgling – and his Mom said he hadn’t had a bowel movement that day. I so gently stroked the center of each foot with the slightest of pressure and in about 3 minutes there was another burp, some gas and a bowel movement – followed by an ‘oh so deep’ breath, closed eyes and a sound asleep baby. This is a baby who reportedly does not like to have his diaper changed at all – we did it anyway when he fell asleep and he just didn’t even wake up to notice. Later, after the next meal, Thomas got the hiccups – and they just would not quit – finally after about 5 minutes it occurred to me to use reflexology again. I gently applied the softest pressure to the rim of each ear – and after about 30 seconds they were gone! He looked straight up at me – I know babies this young cannot really focus as older babies can – but I know he knew something had happened! Annalise Evenson, New York

3 Month Old Constipated

Another friend and neighbor dropped into my apartment in NYC to introduce me to her friend who was visiting with her 3 month old baby – a beautiful baby girl – who was also fretting. The mother explained that she was constipated and had been since birth – with about 1 bowel movement a week. She said that the pediatrician said it was ‘normal’ for her but that she felt so badly for her little girl. As we chatted I asked if I could apply a little reflexology to the baby’s foot. We chatted another 10 minutes as I worked on the baby’s feet – plantar midfoot. When I first began to work on her, this little girl turner her head so fast to look at me – eyes opening very wide! Shortly my friend and her friend stood to leave – and as they walked down the hall to the elevator – all of a sudden we heard an explosion of gas from this adorable little girl! I later heard from my friend that the little girl had “pooped” all the way home in the car – but more surprisingly – had had 2 bowel movements a day for the next 6 days! When they came back to town to visit – I showed the Mom what I had done – and how to do it herself. Months later I heard that the little girl had stopped needing reflexology for that problem when she reached six months – but that it had been a gift for the Mom to learn for the 3 months in between. The Mom also said that she had not realized just how much the constipation had affected her baby until they experienced her being ‘regular.’ Annalise Evenson, New York

Children With ADHD

I wrote an article on Reflexology for Children with ADHD after seeing all of the new coverage for Reflexology for children.

http://reflexology.suite101.com/article.cfm/reflexology_for_children_with_adhd

Amy Kreydin, Massachusetts

4 Months Old Plagiocephaly

I’m writing to share with you my experience with my nephew, Connor. He will be two next month. He has a twin sister whom received most of the nutrients within my sister’s womb, leaving him small, weak and with a few physical issues. As a small infant, he had digestive problems and about 4mos. I noticed his head was showing signs of Plagiocephaly. Without going into details, my sister chose not to do anything about it. I decided to give him Reflexology when I’d see him, & it’s been enough to have calmed his stomach issues and his head looks MORE normal. Motor skills are fine and seems to be on track for his age. Now when I see him, he comes up to me several times during a visit and offers his ear(s) to me, sits in my lap and melts into me (what a glorious feeling). I have even glimpsed him working on himself. : ) I’m still finding appreciation, gratitude and love for this work. Thank you again, for sharing this incredible modality with the world. Sherae Kim, California

6 Year Old Sleep

My 6 year old grandson request reflexology foot, hands and ears every night before going to sleep. It relaxes him and he goes to sleep. Barbara Fukuda, California

16 Year Old Hyper

I have a 16 year old niece that had problems with slowing down. When she was 7 years old she had excessive energy and it was very difficult for her to go to bed in the evening at 9:00PM. A jabber mouth, She would be up at 6:00AM and zoom, like a rocket…all day until bedtime which was a major event to the point that her father would pick her up and take her to her room and put her in bed. She was not diagnosed with ADD but had many of the symptoms we hear about. I started working on her and in about 5 minutes she was quiet, not even talking. After 10 minutes she was calmed, relaxed and just stared at me. It was quite a sight to see especially when her parents came into the other room to see why she was so quiet. (They wondered if I tied her up or taped her mouth.) I could not see her on a regular basis, but when I would work on her, she became quite ‘normal,’ as the expression goes. I did about 10 minutes on each foot the first time. All of the other sessions were about 30 minutes. I haven’t worked on her in about 2 years now, but She enjoys it a lot when I do. It’s amazing how Reflexology how reduce stress in Parents. I also have attended Children’s fairs in Santa Fe Springs and Whittier to introduce Reflexology to parents to show the benefits. Randy Osuna, California.

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Disclaimer: Any information disseminated in this blog is for the sole purpose of facilitating health and wellness. There is no intention in this blog to offer any medical advice, diagnose, prescribe or treat for any illness. The viewer should be completely responsible for what is done with my advice, recommendations and suggestions. It is the responsibility of the viewer to use this information accordingly and I am to be held harmless against any legal action taken against me over viewer’s negligence to common sense and the laws that govern their own profession. It is recommended that the viewer checks the legality of using any information with his or her own licensing agency and the laws that govern their jurisdiction.

12Jan 2009

I’ve been through quite a number of lotions and oils in my day, and I’ve got some advice. I always recommend using the highest quality products whenever possible. Using harsh, clogging chemicals on the skin on a regular basis can be hazardous to your health.

Let’s look at a few questions that will certainly affect your oil/lotion decision. What is the objective of your treatment — Relaxation or therapeutic? Is there a shower available? Is price a factor in your purchase? What style of massage do you fancy?

Before I get into it, I’d like to offer a thought of caution to the beginning therapist. Don’t be a grease monkey. Many schools today start you off with basic Swedish techniques where oil is used and I feel too much oil on the body becomes a bad habit. I find many therapists reach for the oil right from the start of a treatment and would probably have trouble giving a massage without it. Learn to work without the grease. I suggest the first part of your treatment should be done without lubricant. This will allow you to assess the muscles and joint systems much more effectively and will give your treatment a more dynamic look.

This is my go to cream for deep tissue therapy and most bodywork methods

Since I’m not planning to give an exhaustive dissertation on this topic, I suggest you get more background at this following site. Also you can see a good list of choices at Biotone. I’ve used there products for years — I feel they can be a good commercial source for most of your needs.

Of course there are more natural and pure companies such as Aubrey, but their lotions don’t hold up well during a massage. I love Aubrey Organics, but not for the massage gig.

Here’s an interesting article that covers popular oils used today for massage — Click here Besides their recommendations, I have experienced hazelnut oil and found it to be a nice base that mixes well with essential oils. Regarding essential oils, the Young Living Essential Oil blends are fantastic.

I have a great cream for the foot rub. It’s called Sole Solution and it’s made by NuSkin. When massaging the feet, you need a very thick goo to achieve the proper traction. Don’t even consider giving a great foot rub with oil — it just doesn’t work. Also, Sole Solution is a great treatment for cracked skin at the bottom of the heels.

Now after all that advice, I’d like to give you the straight poop. For the most part stick with a professional massage lotion and oil company like Biotone. I suggest that you order it directly from the company, because a second party like a store or distribution center. The products are more likely to sit around longer and the quality will be compromised.

Stick with an unscented product and my choices from the Biotone catalog are dual purpose massage cream (works very much like an oil, but less greasy) and their unscented deep tissue lotion for deep tissue massage and structural integration.

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Disclaimer: Any information disseminated in this blog is for the sole purpose of facilitating health and wellness. There is no intention in this blog to offer any medical advice, diagnose, prescribe or treat for any illness. The viewer should be completely responsible for what is done with my advice, recommendations and suggestions. It is the responsibility of the viewer to use this information accordingly and I am to be held harmless against any legal action taken against me over viewer’s negligence to common sense and the laws that govern their own profession. It is recommended that the viewer checks the legality of using any information with his or her own licensing agency and the laws that govern their jurisdiction.

11Jan 2009

Why is this important? Why would I discuss such a topic on a site that is dedicated to touch therapy and improving your career?

If we use a holistic approach to our practice, we can elevate our career and enhance our overall well being. If we think holistic, we acknowledge that any aspect of our life affects the whole. Here I will explain the holistic model and how it can impact your practice.

I like to use the rocket ship model to help explain this story. I view ourselves as a rocket ship and there are 3 major components that define the life the rocket ship takes.

1) Our mind and thoughts are the engines and the steering mechanism guiding us through our daily activities.

In regards to our thoughts, we have thousands upon thousands each day and although the experts disagree as to the exact tally, one thing is certain — what we think about doesn’t change. We tend to think the same thoughts day after day after day. To improve this part of our rocket ship, consider personal development. In my last entry, I spoke of goal setting and I recommended a great website that refers to several of the top leaders in this arena. Visit Jim Rohn and browse the different CDs, DVDs and reading suggestions. Find something that interests you or choose a product or service that will support any area that you feel can be strengthened.

The mind and thoughts will affect our attitudes, posture or presence, conduct, beliefs, speech, goals and dreams. Can you think of other areas in our practice the mind and thoughts can affect?

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2) Next we have the structure of the rocket ship itself. We can view the rocket ship we live in as our armor or shell — This encompasses our physical health. As our rocket ship travels through time, we want to fortify and strengthen it and always be aware of how we use it.

This is my favorite part to discuss, and in future entries I will go over in grand detail the strategies you can utilize to help give you the edge in your practice. One of my major influences in my career was the time I spent with R. Grant Ramey, inventor of the EmbodiCloud and the EmbodiChair. I suggest you visit Embodiment to view his method.

The EmbodiCloud and EmbodiChair are products that will put the major joint systems of the body in a more centered or neutral position. This innovation particularly brings important attention to the position of entire upper extremity as it relates to the torso.

The big picture is that body positions give us a feeling and if we can identify more intelligently how we are feeling, then the whole process of our treatment will be enhanced.

Our armor or shell will affect our postures and body positions and determine the quality of our treatments. Can you think of other ways the body can affect our practice?

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3) Last but not least we have our rocket fuel that propels us forward on our journey and this encompasses our nutritional health. The nutritional factors that affect our life are air, water, sunlight, food, supplementation and sleep/rest. Can you think of how these components can affect your practice?

In my practice I specialize in nutrition and wanted to share a few items that has influenced my career.

Regarding supplementation, I would like to share a extraordinary technology that I use in my practice all the time. It’s the BioPhotonic Antioxidant Scanner. I will save many details for another entry, but feel free to click on the name above to get an overview.

Second I credit Dr. Tim OShea, D.C. and his programs for giving me such valuable insight in the general field of nutrition.

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Disclaimer: Any information disseminated in this blog is for the sole purpose of facilitating health and wellness. There is no intention in this blog to offer any medical advice, diagnose, prescribe or treat for any illness. The viewer should be completely responsible for what is done with my advice, recommendations and suggestions. It is the responsibility of the viewer to use this information accordingly and I am to be held harmless against any legal action taken against me over viewer’s negligence to common sense and the laws that govern their own profession. It is recommended that the viewer checks the legality of using any information with his or her own licensing agency and the laws that govern their jurisdiction.

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