Why learning to cope with stress is a bad idea. No one really wants to admit that they can’t cope. It’s like we have been convinced that stress is necessary in our lives, that it is something we must accept and learn to manage. But, wouldn’t it be better to get into the habit of letting go, and removing ourselves from situations that we find stressful? While we are well equipped to handle stress - our body is built to cope with moments of heightened fear and anxiety - it is a necessary survival mechanism. But remaining in a constant state of anxiety or fear takes a toll on our health as it is not a natural state of being. A prolonged state of stress is not a positive thing. It causes a [...]
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Reflexology for Palliative Care There are many different ways that Reflexology can help people. Whether it’s for stress relief, insomnia, fertility, during pregnancy or for general well-being. Recently I was providing Reflexology for Palliative Care, the person had cancer and was also my father. When somebody receives a diagnosis of a life threatening illness, understandably, it is a massive shock and the emotional and physical trauma is huge. The individual has to cope with a rapid physical decline and the gruelling process of treatment for cancer - radiotherapy, chemotherapy, medication, which frequently causes negative physical reactions such as loss of hair, loss of appetite and sickness. Reflexology can help them both emotionally and physically to overcome this shock, to aid symptom relief and boost overall well-being. It gives them a sense of taking [...]
Pregnancy Reflexology Reflexology is a gentle and relaxing therapy, and works on pressure points in the feet and hands, that are connected to areas of the body. Controlled pressure is applied to these pressure points, easing discomfort and imbalances in the corresponding areas of the body, allowing the whole body to be treated through the feet. It is a treatment that can be continued throughout the duration of the pregnancy at a time when your body goes through significant changes; changes that will affect the emotional, hormonal and physiological balance of your body. Reflexology can help to alleviate or prevent discomfort arising from this imbalance and restore the body’s equilibrium. Reflexology is very beneficial and can be used safely throughout pregnancy. If you have had reflexology before, then treatments can be continued [...]
The Many Benefits of Reiki There are many wonderful benefits of Reiki. Reiki is a very simple process, but usually produces quite profound effects. The main purpose of a Reiki session is not only to support the physical body, but also to promote a positive mind so you can experience more joy in life. The great thing about Reiki is that one does not have to be ill to experience the benefits. Some come to Reiki to help with their energy levels, managing the stress of daily life or when transitions are happening in their lives. Others will come to develop themselves spiritually and experience a greater sense of meaning in life. Many of my clients are well and want to stay that way so Reiki helps them to maintain that harmony so they [...]