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|Posted on June 20, 2016 at 3:12 PM||comments (166)|
How many times do you check in with yourself a day? Once? Twice? Do you even know what it means to check in with yourself?
How is your stress level? Have you taken time to be still and assess your emotions, your body? Any aches? Any pains? Are you tense? Why is it important?
Lets talk about the mind-body connection. We have all heard stories of people who become sick, and decide they will not be sick, and guess what? They get better. We chalk it up to good luck, but what if your mind could tell your body to get well? It can. Our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes can positively or negatively affect our biological functioning. In other words, our minds can affect how healthy our bodies are!
Our body gives us cues. And our brain knows what to do when those red flags pop up. Call it good engineering. Our lives have become so hectic, that when our body is screaming and our mind is trying to pick up on the cues, we overwrite the program with stress, and homework, and work, and tv, you name it. The lines of communication get lost and what we have is a failure to communicate. We wind up sick and tired.
How do we fix this?
Taking time to check in. Really check in. This is why yoga, meditation and reflexology are so important. Do not be a passive participant, but engage. Check in. How do you feel about today? How does your body feel? How do you feel about how your body feels? How do you wish it felt? See where I am going with this? Connect with your mind. Connect with your body. Connect.
|Posted on September 12, 2015 at 4:27 PM||comments (12)|
Fall is in the air. You can almost tell the exact moment when it hits can't you? You walk into the grocery store to grab a gallon of milk while it is still Summer and walk out into Fall. If the crisp air, pumpkin spice lattes and colorful leaves haven't given you the tip, chances are your sinuses have. What a time to have to slow down. It feels so good, you actually want to be outside. School is in swing, tailgating for football is a must and that fall festival is getting closer and closer. The good news is that you can take your sinus issues into your own hands, literally!
We've mentioned it here before, but the hands, like the feet, are a map to every organ in your body and by gently massaging individual pressure points, you can provide the balance you need to thrive.
So what about those sinuses? As you can see, the sinuses (in bright green on the diagram) are located at the tips of the fingers (and toes). When we are feeling the pressure, we like to gently massage the tips of each finger alternately as well as giving our lungs a little extra power by running our thumbs along the base of the fingers. It is so easy, you can do it while cooking, cleaning, watching tv, going for a walk outside, enjoying a tailgate, you name it!
|Posted on March 13, 2015 at 11:57 AM||comments (10)|
Good morning, good morning, good morning! How many of you woke up this morning knowing you would accomplish that one thing you have been meaning to do, or knew you should have done for quite some time, but you’re just too busy with work and the kids and the last three seasons of (insert current Netflix series here). We feel you. Today is that day for us. Welcome to the very first post of our blog. Or rather, should we say, “Welcome to the World of Reflexology as we know it.”
This is the beginning of a beautiful thing. Posts about health and reflexology and the body and life and Downton Abbey (maybe not. You get the idea). But mostly posts about reflexology, because that is what we do.
You have heard it all before. Life is about balance, the ying and the yang. The push the pull. Believe it or not, your body is all about balance too. When it gets out of balance, whether it be from emotional stress (anxiety, fear, sadness) or environmental stress (think bad habits), it doesn’t respond to invaders the way it should. Therefore, you get sick. Nobody has time for that.
Never fear, we are here with a solution. Your body is engineered to heal itself. The lymphatic system is all about that. It is the cleansing process of the body. It guards against invaders such as bacteria, viruses and disease. It removes waste from tissue and flushes out toxins and excess water. When this system doesn’t function properly, you end up with congestion and sounding like Sneezy and Dopey at the same time.
Lymph relies on circulation. What happens when you start feeling under the weather? You sit down on the couch and watch the fourth season, like the good patient you are. This is where reflexology comes in. By focusing on the areas of the feet the correspond with the chest, neck, shoulder, groin, thymus, spleen and upper lymphatics, your lymphatic system will get the support it needs to give your immune system the extra boost to get you over the hill of your next cold.
You can also increase lymph circulation by pointing, flexing and rotating your feet. Pretty simple huh? That is the point. Balance and simplicity for a healthier and happier you!