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Ever since I discovered how helpful complementary therapies were in resolving my insomnia, I’ve been passionate about helping other people tackle their health problems, including those which are stress related.
I’m a strong believer that our bodies have amazing healing abilities but that often life and the choices we make get in the way of us improving our health. Sometimes this means that we feel out of sorts and sometimes it means we’re living with chronic health conditions.
So how can I help? Well, as a Reflexologist or by using Seated Acupressure (sometimes called Seated Massage) I can create a wonderful sense of relaxation during which your body will be able to rebalance itself. If that sounds a bit woolly, it’s because the Advertising Standards Authority prevent me from making claims about Reflexology and Seated Massage helping specific health conditions because there’s not the research to prove it, although there is plenty of anecdotal evidence. There’s little research because sadly, complementary therapies don’t have the money which the drugs industry has. In any case complementary therapists treat the person, not the condition. It’s all about you!
Stress! What can I say? It is thought that up to 70% of health problems can be attributed to the effects of long-term stress - headaches, back pain, high blood pressure, insomnia, aches and pains to name a few. It affects not only our physical health but our mental and emotional health too. Reflexology has been shown to improve sleep and aid relaxation, so just think how it could help you cope with stressful situations, or life in general.
Who wouldn’t want a bit of chill out time, having a wonderful foot or head, neck and shoulder massage? A Mindfulness Reflexology is particularly helpful for stress or maybe a Seated Massage? The choice is yours.
Whilst I understand that many of my Reflexologist colleagues like to offer support to those with fertility issues, I am drawn to women at a later stage in life experiencing the menopause as I feel that so often there is little support or help available to them. Many of my clients who are undergoing the menopause feel as though they’ve been forgotten about – but not by me!
But it’s not just about people of a particular age group because I believe that folk of all ages can benefit from some Reflexology or Seated Massage. My clients' ages range from 12 to 80 years.
Did you know that about 20% of women who undergo treatment for breast cancer subsequently experience lymphodoema? Despite this shocking statistic, there is often no treatment offered to help with the condition. Reflexology Lymph Drainage has produced some remarkable results during research and in clinical practice, so if you are suffering lymphodoema please check out the Reflexology Lymph Drainage section of my Reflexology page to see what help I can offer.
So who might come to see me?
I could go on and on, but I’m sure you get the idea that there are many people in all kinds of situations who could benefit. As a Reflexologist and Seated Massage practitioner I'm convinced that management of our health is in our own hands, but that a bit of extra help from someone like myself can make a huge difference too.
Because I’m virtually on the Essex and Suffolk border, if you live in or near Colchester, or between Sudbury and Colchester then it’s really easy to get to me. Even if you're further afield in Essex or Suffolk, because I'm in a convenient, yet quiet, location situated just five minutes away from J28, J29 and the Birchwood slip road of the A12, you'll still find me easy to get to. And if you’re in Sudbury, because I’m only a short distance from the A134, I’m still only 20 minutes away.
I offer appointments Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Some evening appointments are also available.
If you are interested in trying Reflexology or Seated Massage and would like to discuss how they could help you please give me a call or e-mail me.
March 2019 - Move that body!
Toe to Top – get that body moving!
So last time I promised you a routine which would work your body from the toes to the top. I know a lot of people will wonder why I didn’t say ‘Top to Toe’ as most folk would, but I am a reflexologist, so feet come first for me.
These exercises are about building movement into your daily life rather than ‘exercise’ as, if you read my previous blog, you’ll know my feelings about that. Exercise is great but everybody needs to make sure they move as well.
So some of these movements can be done sitting or even lying down and, whilst they may seem very gentle, they will assist in moving blood and lymph around your body as well as helping to massage your internal organs - all beneficial stuff.
So pop over to my Blog page to find out how you can start to get moving...….