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STRESS AFFECTS ON YOUR ADRENAL HEALTH

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 [...]

STRESS AFFECTS ON YOUR ADRENAL HEALTH2020-11-21T11:08:53+00:00

What Massage Therapy Can Do For You

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 [...]

What Massage Therapy Can Do For You2020-07-09T20:53:12+00:00

What is Thai Foot Massage?

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 Thai Foot Massage?2020-06-22T14:46:28+00:00

Cupping Therapy Explained

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 [...]

Cupping Therapy Explained2020-06-04T14:14:05+00:00

Reflexology for a good night’s sleep

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 [...]

Reflexology for a good night’s sleep2020-06-02T19:00:09+00:00

Don’t just learn to cope with stress

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 [...]

Don’t just learn to cope with stress2020-05-04T09:07:36+00:00

Reflexology for Palliative Care

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 [...]

Reflexology for Palliative Care2020-05-01T10:50:40+00:00

Pregnancy Reflexology

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 [...]

Pregnancy Reflexology2020-06-22T14:14:23+00:00

The Many Benefits of Reiki

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 [...]

The Many Benefits of Reiki2020-02-12T11:59:38+00:00

ABOUT ME

Fully qualified reflexologist with a passion for women’s health

Registered Reflexologist, Massage Therapist, Facialist and Reiki Master. I have also completed courses in Crystal Healing, Understanding the Chakras and Psychic Development & Awareness and The Shaman’s Journey.