Rebecca Korinko had had it with the corporate lifestyle. But her inspiration for what would come next was right in front of her
Rebecca Korinko had had it with the corporate lifestyle. But her inspiration for what would come next was right in front of her-daughter Anika.
"We had problems conceiving," says the 39-year-old. One of the treatments that she and her husband Joe turned to was reflexology, a type of healing medicine that involves applying pressure to different "zones" of the body, most often the feet. The pressure points correspond to other parts of the body. Unlike massage therapy, it does not use any lotions or oils.
One healthy baby later, Korinko began searching for a career that would enable her to spend more time with her daughter, now 8. She found it in reflexology.
"I call reflexology my gateway drug," Korinko smiles, explaining how her studies led her to also expand into a variety of other alternative "hypno" treatments, focused on challenges like fertility, birthing and even mothering.
In July of 2011, she launched Soul Retreat (SoulRetreatLLC.com), a business that now operates out of a cozy suite of offices just south of Worthington. While many clients come to her with specific physical ailments, Korinko finds that creating a balance of energy through reflexology creates better physical and emotional health for anyone.
"It gets you in touch with what's going on with your whole body," she says.Living Better: 5 Things to know
Korinko shares her thoughts
Make water your drink of choice. Tempted by an unhealthy choice? Instead, drink water, wait 5 minutes, then reassess how you feel.
Have a consistent sleep routine. It can help the body fight off illness, stabilize appetite and promote clearer skin.
Celebrate "body movement." Stop beating yourself up over exercise goals; instead, celebrate the movement you do every day.
Commit to living without judgment. Your co-worker may appear to be a supermom, but her laundry probably sits in the dryer, too.
Don't take it all so seriously. Someday, your children will remember when you brought out every pillow in the house and made a giant fort. They won't remember spotless floors.