The best way for a body to absorb the therapeutic qualities of essential oils is through inhalation and dermal absorption.
You can apply essential oils topically through various methods like adding them to your favorite lotions, massage oils or even your bath. Before starting an essential oil direct application, you may want to test for skin sensitivity (refer to Essential Oils Safety And Usage Guidelines for patch test).
Otherwise, one of the best ways to apply your essential oils is massaging your vita reflex points. It is a simple method of applying oils to contact points (or nerve endings) on the feet, hands or other parts of your body with a series of hand rotation movements at those control points to create vibrational healing energy that carries the oils along the neuroelectrical pathways. In this way, the oils help increase the frequency of this healing energy and serve to either help remove any blockage along the pathways or to travel the length of the pathway to benefit the particular organ.
What is Vita Flex and How It Works
Vita Flex technique is using slight pressure, usually with your fingers, to apply or massage the essential oils topically to the feet, hands or any various body reflex points, to create the stimulation that can help relieve pain and discomfort, stimulate digestion, and even support physical and emotional well-being. A form of electrical energy will be produced during the massage, and this energy will find its way through the neurological pathway and create a synergistic effect when combined with essential oils. Essential oils possess potent healing electromagnetic properties, and with the frequencies of essential oils, these electrical charges then correct the weakened or injured areas to prevent blockage, lessening stress so allowing for quicker and more efficient healing.
Where are the Vita Flex Points
Vita Flex technique was developed by the Tibetans thousands of years before acupuncture. Its literal meaning is “vitality through the reflexes.” Vita Flex is based on a complete network of reflex points that correspond to all the internal body systems.
These are several different ways to apply the vita flex technique.
Healthy Digestive System – Vita flex is applied along the shins and the spinal points of the feet first. Then apply vita flex to the soles of the feet.
Healthy Respiratory System – Vita flex is applied along the lung reflex area on the feet. Then use vita flex between the bones and ligaments of the feet.
Head and the Brain – Vita flex is applied on the head and brain reflex area on the toes. This helps to release stress and tension in the head and neck area.
Healthy Heart – Vita flex is applied to the left arm and hand on the heart point back and forth in rhythm. Follow by applying vita flex to the heart reflex point below ring toe on the left foot.
For a complete understanding of the techniques, you may want to purchase the Healing for the Age of Enlightenment by Stanley Burroughs
By now, you can see one of the popular locations to apply essential oils is on the feet. There are a few reasons why it is a popular method:
- Feet have a thicker skin layer, and this means fewer irritations. This makes it a great place to use for “hot” oils like or cinnamon and thyme. Of course, dilution is still needed!
- The feet will absorb the essential oils quickly because they have such large pores. And the bottom of your feet doesn’t contain sebaceous glands, so there isn’t any sebum to act as a barrier to quick absorption.
- The feet are also porous and contain many nerve endings, so this allows small essential oil particles enter the body more quickly.
There are more than 5,000 vita flex points throughout the human body (according to Stanley Burroughs complete system) which encompass every internal system, including the mind. To use the proper points, use the charts below to help find where the most effective location is for applying essential oils for different needs.
Vita Flex Charts
Note: This chart combines the work of Stanley Burroughs (Vita Flex Charting) and Dr. Gary Young (Electrical Frequency Tracing)
Vita Flex points in this hand chart correspond to those on the feet. Occasionally the feet can be too sensitive for typical Vita Flex therapy. Working with the hands will not only affect the specific body points but may also help to provide some pain relief to the corresponding point on the feet.
Source: Reference Guide for Essential Oils (New 2016 Edition) by Connie and Alan Higley
What are the Benefits of Vita Flex Technique
There is more focus on herbal medicines and natural programs to use as alternatives for modern medical programs to lower the risk of side effects caused by such programs and medicines. Some of these programs act like complementary techniques that are highly effective, vita reflex techniques which are addressed through the reflex areas or key points of the body is considered safe.
Vita Flex technique is performed through rotations of hands motions on the hands and feet and other body parts. This home technique makes use of essential oils to provide and promote well-being, and speed up the recovery process. Besides, essential oils also relax the body, rejuvenate and boost energy which helps to enhance emotional health mood and many other health benefits.
Generally, there are no complications on this natural therapy programs. This means the therapy can also be sued as part of the regular medical care to help boost the immune system and strengthen the body. This, in turn, can enhance the quality of life and can promote a healthy lifestyle.
Some other benefits of Vita Reflex Techniques
- As it is similar to acupuncture as it is mostly accomplished through gentle pressing, releasing and rolling motions, it helps to restore balance to nerve pathways
- Because of the use of essential oils, essential oils relax the body, relieves stress and so reduces overall body tension.
- It is detoxifying
- The technique and essential oils bring organs and systems into balance
- It is effective for restoring balance, improving overall health and well-being
As different oils are used to work on specific issues like eucalyptus essential oil is often used for respiratory issues, peppermint essential oil to support healthy digestive system. Together with Vita Reflex techniques, it helps to transport and access different body systems like the digestive system, circulatory system, the liver, heart much more easily, considering as one of the great complementary healing techniques.
Reference Guides For Essential Oils and Vita Flex Massage Therapy
For your better understanding of essential oils and vita flex massage therapy, there are some recommended references and books you can purchase.
Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley
This redesigned edition of the Reference Guide for Essential Oils explains the beauty and power of one of nature’s most exquisite gifts. It includes a new opening chapter-“Introduction to Essential Oils”-which explains what essential oils are, what benefits they provide, how to use them, and much more. The book is a perfect tool for new and experienced oil users alike, containing detailed information on over 100 single oils and over 150 blends, supplements, and personal care preparations (including all 2017 releases). A color-coding system helps anyone find-and confidently use-all products for 600 health and wellness concerns. This is the indispensable reference for using essential oils today.
Essential Oils Desk Reference by Essential Oils Publishing, 7th Edition
The Essential Oils Desk Reference is like having an Essential Oil Encyclopedia on your desk! This contains valuable information on detoxification, uses of enzymes, essential oil skin care, supplements, Raindrop Technique and more! Hardcover and coil bounded.
Massage For Dummies
Massage ForDummies, 2nd Edition shows you, move by move, how to harness the healing power of touch. Hands-on and extremely practical, this book shows you how to integrate massage and its benefits into your everyday life.
The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Eastern and Western Technique
The Book of Massage offers easy-to-follow techniques for giving the perfect massage, including advice on creating the right setting and suggestions for using aromatic oils and lotions. Th classic guidebook to the relaxing and healing skills of the hands. Featuring both Eastern and Western methods, it presents step-by-step, beautifully illustrated instructions on everything from traditional massage to shiatsu and reflexology.
Inner Transformations Using Essential Oils: Powerful Cleansing Protocols for Increase Energy and Better Health
Chiropractor authors LeAnne and David Deardeuff offer insight gained through years of clinical practice using essential oils. The book starts with colon cleansing and, in a seasonal sequence, progresses through several other organ and body system cleansing protocols, including the Master Cleanse by Stanley Burroughs. It also offers rarely found information on using essential oils to enhance each cleanses and to help relieve symptoms of Chronic Fatigue, Lupus, Infertility, Hormone Imbalance, Diabetes and other conditions of our day. This book also includes many case histories.
The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
A necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing, this book contains more than 600 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments and aromatherapy.