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How Reflexology Helps People Experiencing Stress and Anxiety

I am treating more and more clients for stress and anxiety in my Reflexology clinic.

Many have been signed off work to try and recover.  Some are on medication and others are not.  Some have emotionally “cut them selves off”. They cannot say how they feel.  The best way some of my clients can describe how they feel is “vacant”, “empty” or “numb”.

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So what happens when you book into visit to Calm Therapy Reflexology? 

Firstly, I talk with my clients and ask a few general health questions.  By listening to them I can get a better understanding of where their energy is blocked or stagnated and needs releasing.  The body is reflected on a Reflexology map and is based on the foot along 10 longitudinal lines. So I can then give a treatment specific to their needs.

When the Reflexology session begins, I make sure they are comfortably lying on their back on the treatment couch.  If someone is highly stressed, I can encourage them to be more aware of their breathing.  I then start the Reflexology with ALOT of relaxation techniques and then continue to give an hour long session.  During this hour, all my client can do is lie there and receive the treatment.  This is a massive part of the therapy.  People who are highly stressed are not used to giving themselves time out and receiving.  They are usually the ones giving away all their reserves and energy, whether it be at work or home life.  They may even have experienced a recent trauma.   Reflexology releases a lot of stress and tension during the session and I notice a real positive difference in my clients demeanour as they come to the end of their hour.

This is a brilliant summary by Lynn Booth, the creator of Vertical Reflex Therapy.

“Reflexologists are trained to help balance the mind and body and to maintain this state of homeostasis the body needs to run smoothly. When there is a malfunction in the body it is thrown off balance. Reflexology helps to sustain a natural equilibrium in every gland, organ, muscle, tissue and cell in the body through stimulation of pressure points, called reflexes on the hands and feet.”

People who live with stress and anxiety experience a lot of tension in the upper part of their body, head, neck shoulders and digestive areas.  So this is why Reflexology is so good for this condition.  Treating the feet is encouraging their energy to flow more freely all around their body.  Touching the feet helps them to feel grounded.  I have previously posted links to my Calm Therapy Eastbourne Facebook page about the importance of Grounding, walking bare foot and getting in touch with nature.  Getting out in the country and trips to the coast will definitely help those with stress and anxiety.

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It will take more than one Reflexology session to feel that sense of balance and wellbeing, but thats what its all about.  These symptoms relating to stress and anxiety are there to slow you down.  It’s your body telling you that it’s time for a change or to start doing things in a different way. It’s time to look at yourself and invest in yourself.  And what better way to do that then to book yourself in for some Calm Therapy Reflexology.

Jane Long MAR has 15 years experience as a Reflexologist.  She also practises Facial Reflexology and Reiki in Old Town, Eastbourne.  For more information and to get in touch with Jane please phone 07734 695 964, email jane@calmtherapy.co.uk or visit www.calmtherapy.co.uk

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#TeacherTuesday! I’m offering £5 off Reflexology treatments to Teachers on Tuesday 24th October 2017

#Teachers are under ALOT of pressure these days and are in need of our support! This is why I hold #TeacherTuesday each #HalfTerm. I offer #Teachers £5 off their #REFLEXOLOGY treatment.
My next #TeacherTuesday will be 24th October.
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Association Of Reflexologists Area Group Meeting

I spent a lovely morning meeting some fellow #reflexologists at a new local #AOR area meeting. We each came a way with a book that was donated by an 80 year old retiring Reflexologist!
I picked up “Reflex Zone Therapy of The Feet” by #Hanne #Marquardt. I love the diagrams and the way several paragraphs have been underlined and studied

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My website is www.calmtherapy.co.uk

Feel Fabulous On Mother’s Day!

Feel Fabulous On Mother's Day

Treat your Mum to a wonderfully relaxing Facial Reflexology session for Mother’s Day and get a FREE Neal’s Yard Organic Geranium & Orange Soap gift. (While Stock’s Last).

During a Facial Reflexology treatment I use an Organic Rose Facial Oil or Frankincense Facial Oil.  Benefits Of Facial Reflexology include:

  • Promotes the Production of New Skin Tissue.
  • Improves Skin Tone.
  • Releases Emotional Stress from the Face
  • Feel and Look Good, with a Natural Glow!

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For more information or to make a booking please call Jane on 07734 695 964 or visit www.calmtherapy.co.uk

I look forward to treating you!

Jane x

 

International Women’s Day! Eunice Ingham; The Mother Of Reflexology

To Celebrate International Women’s Day I Thought I Would Introduce To You
Eunice Ingham, affectionately known as The Mother Of Reflexology.

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Eunice Ingham was born in South Dakota in 1889 and went on to work as a physiotherapist for Dr Joe Shelby Riley. Dr Riley was very interested in some work that a colleague, Dr Fitzgerald has published on the subject of zone therapy. Eunice Ingham took time to research and develop the zone therapy findings and developed her foot theory in the early 1930’s.

Eunice spent many hours probing the feet, finding tender spots and equating them to the anatomy of the body. She then began working on people’s feet, using her thumb and fingers to push and prod. She became so convinced with the benefits of this treatment that she planned to write a book and travel throughout the USA to talk about health seminars.

Eunice’s life-long goal was to help mankind as much as we are able, whenever possible and wherever we might be.

In 1938, Eunice published her first book “Stories the feet can tell” which very quickly spread the word about the benefits of Reflexology. Eunice became very well known and travelled the world attending health seminars where she spoke with medical practitioners about her therapy. In latter years she was joined by her nephew, Dwight Byers.

Eventually, Dwight took over the teaching seminars and established the International Institute of Reflexology, to protect Eunice’s original writings, worldwide.

In December 1974, Eunice passed over at the age of 85 years. She had dedicated her life to helping others and was totally committed to the benefits of Reflexology.

Text was copied from The Institute Of Reflexology‘s Website.

For more information about Reflexology or to book an appointment please call Jane on 07734 65 964 or visit www.calmtherapy.co.uk

 

Feeling Stressed? Try Reflexology!

We all experience Stress at some point in our lives, some more than others. So what is Stress and how can Reflexology help those who live with it’s symptoms?

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Stress is a physiological reaction in the body which results in physical and emotional changes in the body.

If you are in a state of stress, your emotional response may include feelings of fear, terror, anger, helplessness, anxiety, panic and overwhelm amongst others.

Your physical stress response may manifest in the form of many symptoms.  They may be  associated with conditions including insomnia, digestive conditions such as IBS, fertility or  menstrual issues and other hormone related problems. Neck or back pain and non specific aches and pains.

The main aim of Reflexology  is to reduce symptoms of physical and emotional stress.  It is a non invasive complementary therapy and can work well with diseases that have an adverse affect on the body.

It is advisable to commit to a course of 6 treatments.  This way you will notice a greater difference in your health than if you book in for the occasional treatment.  Reflexology will encourage deep relaxation, stimulate your body’s own healing processes and help you return to a state of balance and well being.

To Book Your Reflexology Appointment Call Jane on 07734 695 964 or Visit www.calmtherapy.co.uk

 

How Reflexology Can Help Improve Your Sleep.

Do You Have Trouble Falling Asleep or Waking in The Night?
Do You Feel Lethargic and in Need of more energy in the Mornings?

Then try Reflexology.

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It’s a fact; we all need a good nights sleep and you will regularly hear me say “Sleep is the best remedy”.

Sleep patterns can be disrupted for many reasons including stress, depression, side effects of medication, pain or indigestion.

Lack of sleep can lead to weight gain, poor concentration, greater risk of heart disease and stroke, hormone imbalances, mood swings  and depression.

How Can Reflexology Help?

Reflexology is a deeply relaxing, non-invasive therapy.
The treatments aim to reduce symptoms of physical and emotional stress which can manifest in many ways. A full treatment may release stress, anxiety and tension. This in turn may boost your energy levels.  Treating yourself to regular Reflexology aims to promote good health, emotional wellbeing and vitality.
Most importantly, Reflexology is a therapy that ANYONE can enjoy.

Benefits of Reflexology:

  • Release your tension
  • Improve your sleep
  • Improve your moods
  • Increase your wellbeing

Stimulating points including the spine, especially the neck and shoulders, the diaphragm and lungs.  Hormone reflexes including pituitary, hypothalamus, adrenals and then the solar plexus, all help to aid a better nights sleep.

Self Help Tips For Better Sleep.

  • Don’t eat after 7pm and eat a light evening meal.
  • No Caffeine after 4pm
  • No Drinks at all after 7pm
  • No Screens including mobile phones or tablets after 8pm
  • Don’t watch the News Channels after 9pm
  • Try reading before bed
  • Meditate for 10 mins per day.
  • Visualise and focus on the positive moments of your day.
  • Soak In The Bath.
  • Exercise during the day, brisk walk or even a light jog!

You could ask a friend or partner to give you some Hand Reflexology.
Click on this AOR YouTube Hand Reflexology link from the Association Of Reflexologists about Hand Reflexology tips to aid a better nights sleep.

Book your appointment today with Jane at Calm Therapy Reflexology

Phone: 07734 695 964
Email: jane@calmtherapy.co.uk
Website: Calm Therapy Reflexology
Facebook: www.facebook.com/calmtherapyeastbourne

Sleep Well!

 

 

What’s Stopping You Visit A Reflexologist?

Are you embarrassed about the appearance of your feet?
Do you describe your feet as “hooves”?
Are your feet ticklish when touched?

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These could be possible reasons why you would not consider booking in for a Reflexology session!

During a typical Reflexology session, general pressure is applied to specific points on the feet which correspond to particular parts of the body.  This in turn will:

Reduce Stress Levels
Improve Your Sleep Pattern
Improve Your Mood and Wellbeing
Release Emotional Tension

A good Reflexologist will have a firm grip of your feet, therefore preventing any tickling sensations.

So What Can You Do?

1) Book A Facial Reflexology Session
When receiving this treatment, emotional stress will be released from your face as well as experiencing the benefits of conventional Foot Reflexology.
You will glow from within after Facial Reflexology.

2) Book A Hand Reflexology Session.
This is a deeply relaxing treatment as the hands are better connected to the spine.
You can ask to finish your Hand Reflexology session with 10 minutes of Foot Reflexology to see if you like it.

3) Book to see a Podiatrist or Chiropodist.
Get your feet healthy and in great shape!

4) Love Your Feet
Your feet work hard for you carrying you around, getting you to where you want to be.
Practise self care, treat them well, give yourself a mini pedicure.
Enjoy buying different colour nail polish, look good and feel good!

So now you know how you can enjoy Reflexology, through the Foot, Hand or Face,
Phone 07734 695 964 or
Email jane@calmtherapy.co.uk

You Will Feel Well After Calm Therapy Reflexology