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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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

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.

Jane has been a Reflexologist for 15 years and is experienced with helping people with stress and anxiety.  She also works with Maternity clients.

To make a booking please visit www.calmtherapy.co.uk, email jane@calmtherapy.co.uk or call    07734 695 964.

 

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!

 

 

Dry Skin Brushing

If you are looking for a way to reduce cellulite, increase your energy levels and improve your skin tone, then Dry Skin Brushing is for you!

I was introduced to this technique in my 20’s when reading a book called “Detox Yourself” by Jane Scrivner and have continued to use it most days. Its a great way to start your morning!

How Do You Dry Skin Brush?

  • Buy a natural fibered wooden brush, preferably with a long handle.
  • Undress to your underwear or take all your clothes off.
  • Start brushing upwards and in circular motion from your feet, up your legs, towards the heart.
  • Once you have reached the top of your legs, brush your buttocks in circular motion.
  • Move onto your arms, starting at the top of your hands, onto your wrists, arms and shoulders.
  • Next is the neck and shoulder, then moving down the back.
  • When brushing the stomach area be careful to brush in gentle clockwise strokes so as not to disrupt the digestive system.
  • You must only brush your face with a dry flannel or facial brush as the skin is very sensitive.
  • After brushing, shower and use a natural oil, like coconut oil to moisturise your skin.
  • Continue this process everyday or twice a day to get the best results!

round-body-brushWhat Are The Benefits?

  • The skin is the largest organ of the body. It needs to “breathe” efficiently and eliminate toxins.
  • Your skin tone will be improved as your pores will unclog as the dead skin is exfoliated. 
  • Brushing stimulates blood and lymph circulation by stimulating muscle contraction.
  • Cellulite will reduce as it disperses the toxins from the area affected. 
  • You will feel energised and stimulated by adding this to your morning routine.
  • Your skin will glow and feel softer.

Jane Long

www.calmtherapy.co.uk

Sukshma Marma Therapy with Marek

This Marek Lorys.  He is a qualified practitioner of Sukshma Marma Therapy.  I first met Marek at a networking meeting in Eastbourne where we began to chat about his work.  It was on our second meeting that we agreed to swap treatments.  So on a drizzly day in December, I drove over to Newhaven to visit Marek in his studio at the end of his garden.  I was greeted warmly and as we chatted, Marek started to build up a case history for me.  He then explained exactly what the therapy is and what will happen during the treatment.

Sukshma Marma Therapy is the art of treating very special vital points on the human body, and is one of the greatest healing secrets of Ayurveda. It can be used to detoxify the body, to strengthen and revitalise, for rejuvenation and relaxation, and to release blocked energy.
Through these energy points we can stimulate the function of internal organs, strengthen self-healing power, and harmonize mind and body. We can improve eyesight, balance the digestive system, alleviate headaches, reduce tension, and alleviate or cure many everyday complaints.
For the treatment, I had to undress down to my underwear and lie on a treatment couch, face down.  Marek began the treatment by applying light pressure to specific points including, he base of my skull, back and lower back.  I then turned over for the treatment to continue.  During this session alot of thoughts ran through my mind as if I was processing them. I felt most relaxed when Marek applied the pressure to my hands, feet and lower back. By the end of the treatment I had entered into a light dose and could barely wake to get myself of the couch!  After the treatment I felt quite alert, energized and able to get on with my day.
Marek is a lovely, kind and warm character.  He spends one month a year in America meditating…..how cool is that!??!
This picture below is the view from Mareks Studio.
For further information or to contact Marek please visit his website:

Toothpaste! I Made My Own!!!

These are exciting times!  I have always wanted to make my own beauty products and yesterday I made a start, if you can count toothpaste as beauty…?!  I would say it is more oral health.  It is not only the health benefits of making my own toothpaste that attract me but that just polished sensation your teeth have after using the mixture.  It is fantastic.

Talk about flouride and problems etc….www.wellnessmama.com

I also spent the morning juicing spinach celery, carrot, apple, orange, ginger and lemon.
health benefits are…….

Holistic “Home Maid”

Anyone close to me knows how much I loathe domestic chores.  All that dust, grease and grime that seems to shift from one end of a surface to another.  Even with the ‘latest’ cleaning product I never seem to have much luck with a ‘gleaming mirror’ or a ‘surface I could eat off’….

So imagine my delight when, at the majestic age of 42 I stumbled across the delights of lemon juice, vinegar and baking soda!
Now that spring has almost sprung and the sun light is shining through my bathroom window, I could no longer ignore the heavily water drop stained shower screen.  I tried with various shop bought products to remove these unsightly stains but with no joy.

So I turned to our trusty YouTube and found the link below explaining what natural products I need and how to use them.   And guess what….it worked and really well.  Now I have had this success, I plan to encorporate these more into my domestic cleaning routine in the future.

Method:
Squeeze lemon juice onto a sponge and then sponge down shower screen.
Mix one part vinegar with 3 parts baking soda to make a paste.
Smear some of the paste onto the shower screen and leave for up to an hour.
Mix half water with half vinegar in a spray bottle and then spray the shower screen.
Squeegy the excess liquid away and wipe dry with kitchen towel.

Do you know what……it works !!!

Click on the link below to see the clip for yourself!  Happy spring cleaning xx