Words of Wisdom from Head to Toe with Jaspal Singh
This is no ordinary foot massage. This legendary alternative holistic healer walks us through the incredible healing powers of foot reflexology.
Before I met Jaspal Singh, I never really knew what to think of reflexology.
I had never actually had any sort of reflexology treatment before– not even a foot massage. It was just not my thing. While away on a wellness retreat in Turkey, I knew that it was time for me to try. Luckily, I happened to meet Jaspal Singh on that very occasion.
Jaspal works as anAlternative Holistic Healer with specialization in foot reflexology, reiki and bio-energy. His sessions will take your body to a completely new level. His treatments help you eliminate physical, emotional, and psychological problems, as well as improve your well-being.
Jaspal’s therapeutic foot reflexology targets a lengthy laundry list of problems including the following: physical problems, such as lower back pain, sciatic pain, stiffness in neck and shoulder, digestive problems, gynecological issues, menstruation problems, lymphatic problems, medical complications, carpal tunnel, arthritis, allergies, and more.
I had the chance to ask him a few questions and share the best secrets of reflexology with BWB’s readers.
Could you tell us more about your work?
I’m a health, wellness, and holistic healer offering my very special healing modalities at my healing center based in Istanbul, Turkey.
For physical problems, I do therapeutic foot reflexology. For emotional and psychological problems, I do energy balancing therapy. I believe every part of our body has its own memory storage– not just the brain. Every experience we have ever had has been stored in our cellular memories. I have extra-sensitive hands, so when I touch the body, I receive this information from the body’s cellular memories. This communication helps me understand facets of a person’s nature — personality, problems, traumas, etc – which have ultimately created fear, phobias, insecurities or imbalance.
After reading this information from the body, I use energy balancing therapy. This blend of 7-8 different therapies, along with Reiki and Pranic healing energies, restores the balance in their system. I also provide suggestions for lifestyle changes in order to help them enjoy their lives and better understand the hidden/problematic aspects of their nature.
What motivated you to become a healer and reflexologist?
I was not always a healing therapist. I have a Masters in Performing Arts from the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi, with specialization in design and direction. After working for many years in that field, I felt that something was missing in my life. I had studied reflexology after my Masters in Performing Arts and had been treating people on a part-time basis. I found this line of work much closer to my heart and more satisfactory compared to my previous career. With increasing interest andinclination, I made the life-changing decision to leave my well-paying theatre job and take up healing and reflexology as my new profession. Since then, the journey has been very rewarding.
What is your routine to keep a healthy lifestyle?
I start my day with at least 1.5 litres of water to flush out the toxins from my body. For strengthening my immune system, I take baking soda and apple cider vinegar once or twice a week in the mornings AND evenings. I prefer to end my day with either turmeric-black pepper and basil with some Indian herbs or Indian ginseng in hot water. For balanced nutrition, I try to restrict myself to seasonal veggies and fruits, and I also incorporate flax, sesame, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds, quinoa, raisins and nuts into my meals.
I try to walk on a regular basis, and I do some stretching and physical exercises aimed at the neck, shoulders, lower back, hips, and calves. I give special attention to deep breathing, which plays a major role in keeping me grounded, calm, and patient.
I make sure to do my meditations twice a day in the morning and evening. I’ve developed a habit of expressing gratitude to universal powers. I make sure to spend some time with animals and children, which reminds me to enjoy my life and laugh just to laugh. In my religion, there is a practice of serving the community and sharing, which I do as much as I can.
Could you share with our readers some key advice on what we can all do to be healthier, whether it be nutrition or physical activity?
In my opinion, there are three basic things we should be careful about:
- Breathing. We should concentrate on having slow and deep breathing. This calms us, improves our memory and digestion, and gives us better control over our senses. Try to do at least 30 conscious breaths in the morning and evening.
- Water. We should start our day with water. Aim to have more water during the first half of the day, comfortably less in the second half, and try to avoid or have as little as possible before sleep. We should have a glass of water immediately before having tea, coffee, wine, alcohol or anything strong/pungent. Your water should also be at room temperature.
- Food. We should try to eat slow and chew our food well. This makes us more patient, helps in better digestion, and maintains energy levels.
Apart from these three things, we should try to not let other people’s problems disturb us. Instead of finding flaws in others, it’s better to ignore and accept them as they are. Forgiving and forgetting easily is also a key to maintaining peace of mind. I recommend that my patients practice humming because the vibrations allow the heart to pump more blood to the brain, which in turn creates a calming effect and helps you sleep better.
What are some big mistakes we all make and should avoid?
With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, people tend to grow more impatient, short-tempered, aggressive and less trusting of others. In my opinion, we should make an effort to be conscious of our habits and choices, and to take precautions in order to cope with daily problems.
A few tips to improve our quality of life:
- Breathing, food, and water, as explained above.
- The window of time between our last meal and sleep shouldn’t be more than 2 hours. Ideally, we should sleep around 11:00 p.m. at the latest, to get enough sleep.
- Avoid having a pure form of milk with anything salty.
- Forgiving ourselves and others is very important for moving on. Release your grudges, resentments, self-hate, anger, and fears, and don’t compare yourself to anyone else.
What is the very first thing we should do when we wake up in the morning?
We should take a long, deep breath with a big smile, and send a thank you note to the universe for keeping us alive and healthy.
In my opinion, there are two moments of the day that are the most important. One is the last thought you have before you sleep and the other is the very first thought you have when you wake up. Determining these thoughts requires immense control and self-awareness, but with a little practice, this becomes easier over time. I practice recalling my whole day and focusing on the happiest moment of the day. It brings a subtle smile from within. This brings positivity and balance in my life, so that I start my day on a high note.
What is your advice when it comes to traveling? How can we avoid things such as bloating or jet-lag?
- Slow and deep breaths
- Avoiding drinking water during your meals
- Skipping or having irregular meals
- Too much caffeine or alcohol
- Less salt to avoid having Edema/water retentions
What is your life philosophy or the number one thing you wish to achieve through your work?
I’ve been gifted with the ability to read the body. With this gift, I can counsel my patients to help them better understand themselves and find solutions to their problems. My goal is to connect with more and more people to educate them on how they can live healthier, happier and more enjoyable lives.
So far, I have successfully solved the following issues: menstruation-related problems, hormonal imbalances, menopausal problems, digestive problems, kidney and liver disorders, stiffness and aches, migraines, sleep disorders, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, skin disorders, spinal problems, and more. After just a few sessions with me, some of my clients have been able to regain their sense of smell, avoid spinal surgery, and return to a normal menstrual cycle.
So far, the journey has been incredibly rewarding and satisfying, and I am proud to say that my list of happy clients grows longer each day.