Are you feeling tired, have you chronic pain or not sleeping properly? Are you emotionally drained? It may be down to your adrenal glands…… The adrenal glands are the two glands that sit on top of your kidneys. They are involved in producing over 50 hormones (including adrenaline and cortisol) that drive almost every bodily function. They work closely with the pituitary and hypothalamus glands to control all the hormones - and they are essential to our health and wellbeing. When the adrenals are over-worked or tired, it makes the body feel pretty awful. You may suffer with anxiety, poor sleep, pain or emotional issues. The adrenal glands pick up on what you experience, they are receptors of anything that is stressful to you – emotionally, mentally and physically. Something I hear from clients is that [...]
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So many studies have shown massage therapy to be an effective treatment for reducing stress levels as well as pain and muscle tension. Stimulating the soft tissues of the body will release toxins. This, in turn, will loosen muscles, which will allow the body to achieve its full capacity of movement. Muscular aches and pains are the most common reasons that drive people to seek massage therapy. Here are some of the known remedies it provides. BACK & NECK PAIN Much evidence proves that massage helps treat chronic, uncomplicated back pain. Massage therapy accompanied by proper exercise is also more effective than massage alone. In the same way, much evidence also proves manual therapy can help clients with neck pain. HEADACHES & MIGRAINES Tension-type headaches and those related to neck pain appear to [...]
How Thai Foot Massage is different from Reflexology The main difference is the importance of massage within the treatment. Thai Foot Massage is more about using massage to encourage the flow of energy, a special stick is also used to stimulate the reflex points on the feet. Thai foot massage includes massage on the lower legs up to the knee. If you are on your feet all day and suffer with aching legs and/or feet, Thai Foot Massage is a great option. It works all the muscles and joints of the lower legs, leaving you feeling like you are floating on air. Benefits of Thai Foot Massage Thai foot massage provides healthy blood circulation, it energizes you and relaxes you at the same time. Clients report relief from stress, plantar fasciitis, high blood pressure, [...]
What is Cupping? Cupping therapy is actually an ancient form of medicine originating in China that involves a therapist applying suction to certain parts of the body using silicone “cups.” The idea is to produce a vacuum effect that loosens tight muscles and improves blood flow through the body, particularly in the areas to which the silicone cups are applied. Cupping gets fluids that have been stagnant in the body moving, which has numerous benefits. What are the Benefits of Cupping Therapy? 1. Pain and Inflammation Relief Cupping therapy has been proven to reduce back pain, making it a great option to naturally relieve aches and inflammation. 2. Relaxation Much like massage therapy itself, cupping is a deeply relaxing process. As the blood flow through your body increases, you may notice a warming [...]
Many people experience sleep issues for a number of different reasons. We need sleep to function – both physically and mentally. Sleep regulates your mood, improves your memory and it also maintains health, weight and energy levels. Many of us have suffered from sleep disorders at some point in our lives, it is a common problem. Lack of sleep or lack of good quality sleep can interfere with the daily life and health of an individual because of its effects on energy levels, emotional balance and general health. As a Reflexologist I work on the individual systems that may be causing your body issues. Then I focus on the nervous system as this will help induce relaxation and slow the body’s reactions to anything that may be causing it to be stressed and [...]