Connection Between Touch and Physical Well-being
Mardi 7 janvier 2020

Human beings need touch in a very literal sense. Being touched in a positive way affects our physiology and gives us a sense of overall well-being. The lack of touch from a very young age can actually affect growth and development. Research and observation of children who have been deprived of touch has shown that they exhibit cognitive delays, decrease in growth, and an increase in aggressive behaviors. In Romania, where national policies on childbearing led to a skyrocketing birth rate,

Why Good Experiences Can Be Causes of Stress
Jeudi 22 aot 2019

A wedding, the birth of a baby, a vacation in Italy, watching your favorite team play in the playoffs... these are all good life events that also have the potential to cause stress! For anyone who has planned a wedding, it's not hard to imagine how the desire of wanting everything to go perfectly could cause stress! The birth of a baby is an exciting and joyous occasion! However, the sleepless nights and learning how to care for another human is a major cause for stress. Planning the "perfect"

Reflex Energy Bypasses Damaged Nerve Fibers
Jeudi 20 juin 2019

Though one of the ways reflexology works is via the nervous system, specifically through the 250 thousand nerve endings in the feet, another way it works is through the energy pathways (similar to acupuncture). When using reflexology, the electrical energy flows from the reflex points along the energy meridians, therefore bypassing any damaged nerve fibers. That these energy meridians exist has been proven by scientists, and they call it the primo-vascular system. It was discovered by injecting

Breaking the Habit of Wearing Heels. Is it Safe?
Samedi 19 janvier 2019

If you’ve been wearing high heels for a long time, then it will take some time to release the tight and very shortened calf muscles in order to wear flatter shoes more comfortably and safely. If you can barely stretch your calves while performing the calf stretch (below), then wait before transitioning to a flat.In the meantime, find the lowest heel that you can wear comfortably and determine this as your new high heel. As you move to a lower heel, use this time to retrain your foot muscles and

High Heel Hangover?
Samedi 19 janvier 2019

If you only wear high heels for a special night out, then you know that sometime during the night your feet will be screaming to be let out. You don’t dare take your shoes off (even though it’s what you most want to do) because you know your protesting feet will never go back into those torture chambers once they’re set free. By this time, though, it’s too late. The hangover has begun in the form of blisters, burning on the ball of the foot, achy toes, sore lower legs, calf cramps, and back

The Effects of Stress on the Immune System and How Reflexology Helps
Mercredi 24 octobre 2018

Did you know that your immune system is linked to your stress level? Think back to a time when you were really sick. What was going on in your life then? Can you make a connection between your stress level and your health? Were you constantly on the go, overly worried, trying to meet a deadline, going through a major change? Were you feeling totally “stressed out”? If so, your body perceived this as a threat to its well-being and activated your sympathetic nervous system, or your “fight or

How Reflexology Works
Dimanche 1 juillet 2018

For those who like scientific explanations and reasons for why things work, reflexology can seem "airy fairy" or "woo woo". It's reasonable to question how manipulating the little toe can address shoulder pain, for example. I get it. But countless testimonials from clients, and research studies now available for reflexology prove that it does work! Here are 4 ways that help explain how this form of body work works:1. RelaxationEven skeptics can't deny the benefits of relaxation. We all hear how

10 Awesome Ways Reflexology Can Help Your Family
Jeudi 12 avril 2018

By AlexanderHovanec - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

1. Take control. You can manage how your family feels just like you manage your family’s budget and meals and so many things. 
2. Target those complaints. Tummy aches, owies, headaches—there’s a reflexology solution for everyday problems.

3. Create some face time with your family. Everyone’s busy these days and reflexology creates time to sit and talk.

4. Show you care. Hugs are great but reflexology lets that loving touch go on longer.

5. Create a special relationship. One woman is called Aunty Foot by her young niece who loves her reflexology time.

6. What’s wrong, honey? I don’t know. When it’s one of those times when no words describe what your loved one is feeling, reflexology can bridge the gap.  

7. Take care of yourself. Your family needs you. That little thing that’s bothering you (nagging headaches, bad menstrual pains etc.) needs some attention for you to be your best. 

8. Take the edge off. Life is more of a tension filled roller coaster ride for some of us. As told to Kevin by more than one reflexology client, my family is glad to have me come and see you to make me easier to live with. 

9. Special care for special ages. Whatever the age, reflexology offers solutions medicine doesn’t. Whether it’s teething and colic for infants, growing pains for the teenager or reassurance for the elderly, you and reflexology can be there. 

10. You’re not alone. You’re not helpless. When life takes a turn with a serious illness or family problem, reflexology offers an opportunity to reach out when there are no words to help.

Why Hand Reflexology?
Mardi 10 avril 2018

When talking to people about reflexology, they generally understand that it has something to do with the feet. When I explain that the reflexes are also located in the hands, this is almost always a surprise.Unlike the more common practice of foot reflexology, hand reflexology can be practiced anywhere at any time. For example, I was traveling home on a plane after having been horseback riding. My back was aching terribly, and the thought of sitting on the plane for hours was not something that

Take advantage of nature’s gym
Vendredi 6 avril 2018

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How Reflexology Helps Fibromyalgia
Mardi 13 mars 2018

Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic, widespread pain and tenderness in the body. It is difficult to diagnose because there are no diagnostic tests or x-rays that can detect it, and the symptoms of fibromyalgia mimic symptoms of other medical conditions. Research shows that incorporating reflexology into a treatment plan is an effective, non-invasive option for relieving the symptoms of fibromyalgia, such as: All over pain and deep muscle aches Trigger point pain Fatigue and exhaustion Sleep

5 Signs That Your Body is Responding to Reflexology Work
Jeudi 22 fvrier 2018

When working with clients, I look for signs that the body is responding to the work that I’m doing. I came across a blog from “The Foot Whisperer” ( which explains what I’ve noticed during my sessions with clients, and I thought that it would be interesting to share. I’ve also added an additional sign that I look for when a client comes in with a specific complaint.Signs that the Body is Receiving Reflexology Work Through the Power of the Nervous System1) The Face Will

8 Lifestyle Changes to Lower Blood Pressure and How Reflexology Helps
Mardi 30 janvier 2018

In addition to making healthier lifestyle choices, studies show that reflexology can lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. First what are these and what do they mean?Systolic blood pressure is the top number in a pressure reading which measures the pressure in the blood vessels when the heart beats. The diastolic blood pressure is the bottom number which measures the pressure in the blood vessels when the heart rests. According to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) the

Do You Have These 10 Symptoms of SAD? Reflexology Can Help
Mercredi 24 janvier 2018

It’s that time of year in the Pacific Northwest when the days are short, cold, and rainy. For many, these winter months of little sunshine cause a type of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is related to changes in seasons - it begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you're like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, zapping your energy and making you feel out of sorts. If you’re wondering if you’re

Causes for Foot Cramps and How to Treat Them
Jeudi 21 dcembre 2017

Foot cramps are extremely common and can occur at any time, whether during exercise and activity, or during rest and sleep. Even the slightest movement, like pointing a toe (which shortens the muscle in the arch) can trigger a cramp.CausesThe exact cause of foot cramps (and cramps in general) is unknown, but some researcher believe that inadequate stretching and muscle fatigue leads to abnormalities in the mechanisms that control muscle contraction. Other causes of muscle cramps may include: