SPRING HAS SPRUNG..............................
Now that Spring is here we sometimes feel that its time for an overhaul on the body. Modern life can be very hectic when juggling work and family commitments. Stress can play a big part in our lives and it can go unrecognised until it starts to show physically.
Stress can manifest in different ways, including anxiety, insomnia, anger or frustration and these feelings can become over-whelming. We are expected to be on call 24/7 since email and messaging have entered our lives, whether this is with work or relationships.
A Reflexology treatment can help to relax the body, which then in turn, can unwind the mind. Freeing the mind, even for just one hour can release stress and help to promote a sense of well-being. This well-being can then help to heal the body so it is easier to face life pressures.
A big welcome to my new clients who have already booked appointments this new year. Looking forward to getting to know you and giving you the help you need to support your health over the coming months.
Winter can play havoc with the immune system, colds and flu bugs are passed around frequently causing an on-going cycle of illness. During this time the body needs help to clear infections and toxins. Reflexology can give the system the boost it needs to keep viruses at bay and give the body a chance to recover.
Christmas can be time of over indulgence which may lead to stomach complaints and digestive issues. Reflexology can be very beneficial for a number of concerns, mainly stress and inflammation that can play havoc with the digestive system.
If you are unsure if Reflexology can help you please contact me for a chat, or maybe a taster session, as this is truly a wonderful therapy.
I recently attended a two day workshop for female health and it was an amazing insight into how Reflexology can help women through every stage of their life. This includes periods, fertility, pregnancy and menopause.
The advanced Reflexology techniques I learnt are powerful and I was really impressed by how quickly they caused reactions in the body.
I volunteered to have my Pituitary gland worked and the feeling was amazing! I could feel the energy travelling up my body, but at the same time I felt a feeling of deep relaxation. My tiredness had left my body and I felt totally focused for the rest of the day.
I am totally hooked with this type of Reflexology and cannot wait to start treating my female clients. I really believe that I can make a difference to women's health.
AROMATHERAPY WEEK 2018................
June 11th to June 17th is National Aromatherapy Week.
I will be offering Aromatherapy blends with my treatments free of charge.
Each blend will be tailored to the individuals needs which could be for relaxation, fertility, energy or whatever is required.
The blend would be available to take home for further use.
I love it when I can say 'congratulations' to one of my clients when they tell me they are pregnant. It makes all the training and studying to be able to practice this wonderful therapy worthwhile.
I received a text this morning from one of my ladies and I am so thrilled for her. Trying to conceive can be a very stressful time for couples and Reflexology can really help to induce relaxation.
Many areas have had there funding for IVF cut so Reflexology could be a natural alternative to helping with conception. It has shown that Reflexology can help release the endorphins which promote relaxation and ease stress that is associated with modern living. It has a growing reputation for helping with fertility problems because it deals with all the systems in the body and helps create the perfect environment for a new life.
Everyone love going on holiday. To get away for a week or two, somewhere warm and stress free is most peoples idea of bliss.
After the organizing, packing, checking passports and getting to the airport we are ready to drop the suitcases and completely chill out.
To feel the warm sand on our feet and listen to the sea rippling in and out is a perfect way to relax.
The one downfall to going on holiday is coming home to the holiday blues. For some people, the thought of not going on holiday again for another year and having to return to work can be very daunting. It can make us feel quite down when we lose that feeling of no schedules, no deadlines, no commuting and no work stress. The feeling of total relaxation is soon lost when we step back into our homes and face the reality of the daily routine. Stress can easily creep back into lives once the mundane tasks of life begin.
To keep that relaxed, holiday, stress free feeling can be quite a task.. We have to get back into the daily chores fairly quickly, with the washing, shopping and preparing to go back to work, and sometimes, even the thought of this can tense muscles and release adrenaline which kick-starts the stress response. Reflexology can induce relaxation and reduce stress levels by working the nervous and endocrine system. To have that warm human touch on the feet along with the added bonus of the reflexes being massaged can help to keep the holiday blues at bay.
Women, especially, can suffer with the anxiety of the daily grind. Our hormone fluctuations along with stress can make life seem an uphill battle. Reflexology is fantastic for keeping us balanced with more energy to face our stresses and even one session, just once a month can work wonders.
I was always a pretty good sleeper until a couple of years ago when the menopause hit me like a brick wall. At the age of fifty three I was diagnosed as being menopausal and all the usual symptoms appeared. After the hot flushes, I found one of the worst symptoms was insomnia. Like thousands of women, this made me feel exhausted, anxious, irritable and emotional. Everyday tasks seem overwhelming, even the washing-up has me in tears!
The majority of menopause symptoms are caused by the drop in oestrogen levels. If, like me, you don't want to go down the HRT route, here a few tips to getting a better nights rest.
Avoid caffeine before bedtime -
This is probably an obvious tip, but not drinking coffee, tea and cola from late afternoon onwards can really help.
Ditch the nightcap -
Though alcohol can help induce relaxation it can also disturb sleep patterns. It can also cause several trips to the loo as it is a diuretic.
Stick to a bedtime routine -
Do not lay-in at weekends and get plenty of exercise. Make sure to finish workouts 3 hours before bedtime. Have a warm soak in the bath but be sure to cool down before going to sleep.
Do not use devices before bedtime.
Screens, such as tablets, phones and tvs can suppress melatonin. This is the hormone that regulates our body clock.
Watch bedroom temperature -
The ideal temperature should be between 15 and 19 degrees.
To Detox Or Not To Detox?................. That Is The Question.
This is the time of year that always bring up the question of whether to ditch the alcohol, junk food and box sets, in favour of a more healthier lifestyle. We all have the friend in our social group who takes up the latest health trends and manage to stick to it and put us all to shame. The more extreme health fanatics among us tend to kick off the 'New Year, New Me' resolution with a detox. There has been some controversy over the years regarding detoxes, so I ask the question, Do Detoxes Work?
Usually, a detox involves a period of fasting followed by a strict diet to eliminate toxins from the body. Detoxes can also promise 'fast weight loss', 'perfect skin', 'better energy' and a whole lot more, but is it really worth the time and money? Different detox diets have become popular over the years, promoting the use of certain teas, juices and foods, but isn't our body programmed to detox naturally, on its own?
The liver, kidneys and digestive system remove anything harmful during the natural cleansing process, and, detox diets do not have any scientific backing.
The main detoxing organs are :-
Liver - filters toxic substances from food and liquids.
Kidneys - filters toxic substances from our blood.
Colon - flushes out toxic chemicals in through waste.
Lungs - eliminates toxins via breathing.
So detox diets should not be necessary and could possibly do more harm than good
WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?
Reflexology is a complementary therapy that is based on the theory that the whole body is mapped out on the feet. If certain areas on the feet are manipulated, then, this may cause a healing reaction in the corresponding areas in the body.
As Reflexologists, we do not diagnose or claim to cure, but we help the body to re-store balance, ease stress and improve functions such as sleep and digestion. Generally, Reflexology aids the sense of well-being to lessen the impact of everyday stresses.
A Reflexology treatment is tailored towards the client's needs and it is non-evasive as it only requires the socks and shoes to be removed.
It is suitable for any age and normally takes about an hour. A medical history is taken prior to the session and after the treatment there may be some slight discomfort as the body reacts to the healing.
A professionally trained Reflexologist performs more than just a foot massage as they can pick up areas of stress that could possibly cause problems in other parts of the body. Overall it should be a very relaxing experience.
REFLEXOLOGY FOR FERTILITY
10 Reason Why Reflexology May Help With Conception -
1. Reduces stress.
2. Balances mind and body.
3. Induces relaxation.
4. Stimulates reproductive organs.
5. Balances hormones.
6. Regulates menstrual cycles.
7. Improves menstrual problems.
8. Releases possible blockages.
9. Increase blood circulation.
10. Supports couples undergoing assisted conception.
Do You Value Your Health?
Today, more people are becoming disillusioned with conventional approaches to healthcare. With long waiting times to visit GPs and services being cut, its no wonder that many people are turning to complementary therapies. Of course, traditional medicine will always have it's place in our healing, and it is life-saving, but sometimes prevention is better than cure.
Modern day lifestyles can bring on many ailments that could possibly lead to more serious conditions, this is where Reflexology comes in. This wonderful therapy can help increase well-being, promote relaxation and ease stress.
I hope you will enjoy reading how Reflexology can help improve your health along with other lifestyle tips and advice.
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