As the world begins to open up, we’re all navigating how that impacts each and every one of us. But the In Fiore way means maintaining your rituals grounded in self-care.
Enter Firmante Leg Tonic: Infused with essential oils and herbal actives like black spruce, cypress, echinacea, fennel, alfalfa, dandelion, and horse chestnut. It targets the unwanted effects of circulatory stagnation, water retention, and tissue laxity. Firmante ignites the internal radar that guides one towards self-discovery, stabilizes the body while propelling it forward, enables us to stand tall while remaining grounded, and moves us forward with purpose.
As a “grounding” tonic, Firmante is a Kidney-Yang specific. Deficiency will be expressed in the weakness of the knees, legs, and feet. The legs and feet connect one to the ground, and thus, the earthly plane. When there is weakness in the legs and feet and a person is not grounded, they cannot cope with their problems, work, societal interactions, and environmental challenges. Grounding also serves a function in the human organism similar to the one it serves in an electrical circuit. Emotional stress is cumulative and can overload one’s “circuits.” Well-grounded people can tolerate more emotional charge, while the poorly grounded ones are prone to overloading their emotional circuitry. Because of the weakness of their legs, they will have difficulty “standing on their own two feet” and moving forward with stable purpose in their lives.
In body/mind theory, the knees are associated with fear and with the need to bend to life’s challenges. Furthermore, in Chinese medicine, the kidneys are considered to be related to the knees and the seat of fear and anxiety. The kidneys are also strongly related to the feet. The acupuncture point: Kidney 1 is located mid-sole on the foot. It’s referred to as “Bubbling Spring” because it sustains an energetic connection with the Earth. The kidneys are also referred to as the “root of life” (the root anchors the plant to the ground).
Firmante relates to a particular aspect of the warming process described by the Chinese as Kidney Yang or “Life-Gate Fire.” Kidney Yang— corresponding to a great extent to the adrenal cortex and the hypothalamus-anterior pituitary-adrenal cortex axis—kindles the fire of metabolism. It sparks the metabolic processes, warms the body, animates the astral body, and activates the spleen and liver.
For full leg massage
Post-dry brushing, hydrotherapy, steam, or sauna, apply a full dropper and massage starting at the feet and working your way up toward thighs and hips.
For the feet
Acupuncture point Kidney I located mid-sole on the foot.
For sensorial gain
Apply three drops, warm between the wrists, and hold them to the nose and inhale deeply for 10 seconds. Repeat five times. Continue with a full leg massage or your mediation practice.
Throat and sacral—structure and straightforwardnes
Elevating Leg Tonic