As a reflexologist it is hardly surprising that The Reflexology Path at Bastyr University, was one of the highlights of a recent trip to Seattle. It was the first time that I had encountered one of these pathways which are so popular in Asian countries.
Despite the rain, I took my shoes and socks off and walked slowly along the 65 foot path located in the sensuous Medicinal Herb Garden at the university. It was an amazingly uplifting experience â€“ a real link with the earth beneath my feet and with the wisdom of ancient Egypt, India and China.
The Walk of Health
The path, which is known as the â€˜Walk of Healthâ€™, is built of smooth native stones embedded in cement. Installed in 2004 as a form of preventative medicine, walking barefoot on the artistically laid stones stimulates the reflexology points on the soles of the feet.
Visitors are given a reflexology foot map with instructions to note any areas of tenderness experienced on their feet and compare them to the areas on the foot map. There are even benches where you can rest awhile to massage away any tender areas.
Make your own Reflexology Path
Inspired to find out more, I did a search on the internet and was intrigued to find instructions on how to build your own reflexology path in your garden or local park. http://www.reflexology-research.com/howtoreflexpath.htm.
You can even buy your own reflexology mat for your front room! http://pathsofhealth.com/index.html
Wet but Wonderful!
The whole experience was wet but well worthwhile! Has anyone got any experiences of reflexology paths? Do let me know.