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Is it Time?

Posted on November 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (111)

Kick Arthritis to the Curb: Part 1

Posted on July 10, 2015 at 8:39 AM Comments comments (7)
Arthritis pain
The number one tell-tale sign of years starting to pile up is arthritis and joint pain. It is a constant reminder, especially in the mornings, of just how many times we have threaded a needle or ran a mile. Things that were once easy and painless are now activities we avoid at all costs because of the pain! But there is hope, symptoms can be manages and your quality of life can be improved tremendously through reflexology.

There is quite a bit of information on the subject of reflexology and arthritis, pain and stiffness, so erring on the side of caution (we never want you to get bored), we will discuss the benefits of reflexology this week, and the actual practices next week. We have to keep you coming back for more!

Reflexology can be useful for arthritis in these capacities:

  • Pain relief – The existing research into the effectiveness of  reflexology in treating arthritis has concentrated on its ability to reduce pain or the need for pain medications (always a plus in our book).  Regular treatments have been shown to reduce pain and, in some cases, help to alleviate the depression long term sufferers can experience.

  • Detoxification – Individuals coping with gout, pseudogout and certain other forms of arthritis are often encouraged to change their diets in order to improve their symptoms. That is because toxins cause inflammation in the body and inflammation, in turn, causes pain. Regular reflexology sessions can help to speed up the process of removing toxins from the body and will have a positive effect on your metabolic rate.

  • Improve sleep – Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons why people struggle with sleep. If you could get more and better sleep, your body has more time to repair, regenerate and reduce inflammation.

  • Improve circulation – Reflexology is an excellent way of improving the circulation of both blood and lymph. Improving the circulation will help to remove toxins that are contributing to arthritic symptoms. This is particularly important for those suffering from gout or pseudogout, where waste products of metabolism have been deposited around specific joints. Getting rid of these waste products will significantly reduce the symptoms of gout.

  • Reduce stress levels  - Living with the discomfort of arthritis is going to generate a certain amount of stress in your life. Long-term stress can leave you feeling exhausted, debilitated and prone to developing other symptoms of ill-health – as well as making your arthritic symptoms worse. Regular treatments can help to keep stress at manageable levels and to keep you in optimum health.

  • Improve the immune response – Some forms of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis in particular, are autoimmune conditions. They develop as a result of the body’s immune system starting to attack other body tissues. Reflexology concentrates on balancing all body systems; that includes encouraging the immune system to respond normally.

Want to know ways you can supplement at home in between sessions? Check back on Monday for all the details! Be well!

Fighting the Invaders

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 11:57 AM Comments comments (10)
common-cold

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!

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