Randy Eady: Head Over Heels About Healing
This appears to be a most eventful time for many of us, including Randy Eady, aka “The Foot Whisperer.” Since Randy is holding a Moving Event this weekend in Boca Raton, Florida, it seems a good time to share some of his wonderful work with you. And you don’t need to go to Florida to ” get your feet wet ” – Randy will be at the Summit in Santa Fe this coming February.
I became acquainted with The Foot Whisperer in June, when I made my first workshop presentation at The Parkinson’s Summit in Cincinnati. My own preparation for this event kept me too busy to research much about my co-presenters. So at the summit I became intrigued by this fellow who offered Chifeet mats, foot soakings, specialized foot gear, worked with foot acupressure points, and demonstrated taichi and other body/mind methods, including yoga and qigong. In social conversation one evening, I also learned that Randy does work with the Department of Defense, bringing hope and healing to many returning wounded vets. So for those skeptics who view non-traditional healing techniques as woo-woo or soft science, even Uncle Sam has endorsed Randy!
It is challenging to fully showcase Randy and all he does, so this piece will focus on sessions offered Parkinson’s and other (symptomatically) related neurological conditions and the treatments offered at his center and at the Summit. The following are excerpts from a recently conducted interview:
Q: Please describe a typical session at your center, including time frame
A: A Foot Whisper session involves a 10-15 minute foot soak in medicinal-grade salts while a concurrent client-centered study of footwear/gait pattern and a diagnostic pulse and circulation reading (in 3 locations on the foot and ankle) are completed…then a customized application of a palpation technique based on Asian foot, body and energy medicine treatment…Each foot is treated symmetrically using the same pressure technique…the session then expands to key pressure points in the hands, back, neck, face and scalp and concludes with application of vibro-acoustics/crystal-magnetics to enhance enhance body function/polarity stimulation and promote natural detoxification. A session concludes with with a coordinated movement activity that organically integrates the three balance centers in the body. A typical session is 80-90 minutes.
Q: Please describe a typical session at a summit/conference, and give time frame.
A: (It) is a condensed/concentrated version of the same treatment that also focuses on “take-away/take-home tools” that specifically bolster and sustain balance center reintegration, engage care provider/giver support, and offer ways to minimize th anxiety of participating in further exercise programs, such as yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong and Pilates. A session at the summit/conference is 45-55 minutes.
Q: Do sessions for PD, Polio, and other chronic neurological conditions differ from what someone addressing another type of situation would receive?
A: Yes…psycho-social factors often make trauma (latent, present, or projected) a challenge point in engagement with physical activity — which may be the case for why some people with exceptionalities in organic balance and movement–avoid strength and balance workouts and thus require the application of a process called ANCIENT WALKING TO PRIMAL RHYTHMS (AWPR). AWPR includes exercises that blend head movements with visual/auditory focus activities , upper body coordination, and other strength exercises that support and stabilize the joints. ..and activates the eye muscle response directly with rhythms occurring in the limbic brain.
Last June Randy was booked up and couldn’t see me as a client. In Santa Fe I will be marching my flat feet, hammer toes, Achilles tendonitis, pronated ankles, and the rest of me in Randy’s direction. See you there.
For additional information information on Randy, go to:
www.parksinsonsrecovery.com and check the Summit 2013 offerings, or simply google “Randy Eady The Foot Whisperer”
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
I would like to thank two FB friends, Barb Galyen and Tomiko Yabumoto, who independently and unaware of each other promoted this blog last week. Barb “fanned” me on “The Huffington Post” and Tomiko endorsed me on Linkedin. If you have received help, support, or motivation through any of these posts, I would invite you to do the same. I can be found as either Bianca Molle or by my non-professional name, Blanche Molle.
I am excited to announce an expanding audience and give a shout-out to my new friends at the Martinez chapter of the Post Polio Survivors Group. It was a pleasure presenting for you last Saturday and to learn more about the many shared physical symptoms of PD and Polio. Also, it was most gratifying to receive feedback that people were actually feeling relief after participating in a few simple Wisdom Healing Qigong movements. Thanks for your invitation to return- I will be happy to spend more time with with your upbeat and spunky group!
I look forward to spending this Tuesday and Wednesday at the Healing Intensive Retreat at The Chi Center in Petaluma. Welcome to my virtual friends from overseas and those from distant areas of the US. Looking forward to seeing you in the flesh very soon.
Judith Kahealani Lynne, an amazing sound healer who is working successfully on her own recovery from PD, will be hosting The Sunday Connections internet radio broadcast this week at 2pm Pacific Time on the 21st. Judith is currently in Massachusetts enjoying the beauty of the Berkshires, presenting workshops, attending a yoga retreat at the Kripalu Center, and preparing to go into retreat to work on her book!! You go, girlfriend!! BTW, Judith is also presenting in Santa Fe and hers is another presentation I plan to attend.