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Love is expansion

What is love? Love and reflexology - what is the connection?! Where does it come from? Is it all heart based? But what of the butterflies in your tummy then? Are you born to love? Do you learn to love? Can you love anything, anyone? Is one love more important than another? Is love a solo emotion or is it tied up with trust or forgiveness or open-mindedness? And what of unrequited love, what then?

So what does love have to do with reflexology? While not obvious at first, reflexology is in fact well suited as a relaxing and gentle way to explore your emotions. Love is just one emotion.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine our major organs are paired up like best friends:

*Liver / *Gall Bladder,

*Kidney / *Urinary Bladder,

*Spleen / *Stomach,

*Lungs / *Large Intestine,

*Heart / *Small Intestine

...each supporting the other, and both working in unison with the other paired-up buddies. I suppose it's a bit like a family or community, where the strong shouldn't be overbearing but rather use their position to support the weaker or those needing a "leg up". Love is healthy when everyone plays by the rules.

Each organ is associated with an emotion, for example joy, hence why keeping them balanced through the stimulating or sedating power of reflexology will help keep your emotions in check.

Liver (anger, frustration, resentment) / Gall Bladder,

Kidney (fear) / Urinary Bladder,

Spleen (worry, pensiveness) / Stomach,

Lungs (grief, sadness) / Large Intestine,

Heart (joy) / Small Intestine

So use Valentines Day as a reminder to love yourself (often the hardest to do), love a partner, family member, colleague or even a pet, but know this: Love is expansion. Love builds on itself.

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*In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the first letter of each of the five sets of paired organs is capitalised because each organ represents a meridian (an energy pathway with associated characteristics).

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