Monthly Archives: April 2012

Reflexology……WOW

Have you ever had a reflexology treatment? It is  A M A Z I N G !  Reflexology is an ancient healing art that arrived in the United States in the early 1900’s.  The origin is not clear but some credit the ancient Egyptians for its birth, while other sources credit the Greek’s (everything started with the Greeks right?)

Reflexology is an alternative healing art form that involves applying pressure to the feet, hands or ears on specific points that correspond to body parts or systems.  The intended effect is to stimulate the body’s natural energy, or Qi, to accelerate healing, promote general well being and to relieve stress.  Whatever the effect is, most receivers will tell you that it FEELS FANTASTIC.  You be the judge!

etant has some amazing practitioners that would love to give you an incredible reflexology treatment; whether it is your first one, or if it has just been TOO LONG since your last session.  Call or go online to book one today!

 

 

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Fish Oil is KING

Did you know that there are many benefits to taking fish oil as a supplement for the whole family?  including the dog and cat?   Yes it is TRUE!

Fish Oil benefits almost every aspect of your health including maintaining a healthy heart, brain, hair and skin.  Did you know the largest organ in the human body is the skin?  Fish oil reduces inflammation that can be underlying in joint pain, allergies and premature aging.  It also helps stabilize your mood, reduces depression, relieves PMS symptoms, and helps heal burns and support healthy weight loss.

Fish oil can be taken in liquid and capsule form and comes in a variety of flavors.  It also comes in Fish….so EAT YOUR SALMON…wild caught is the best!

 

 

How did you sleep last night?

Many of us have trouble sleeping, but getting enough sleep is crucial for every day functioning.  Lack of sleep can affect mood, memory, ability to learn, reduction of stress, and many other areas of life.  Here are some pointers to help you get more sleep!

Watch your caffeine intake before bedtime. Caffeine can stay in your system for up to 8 hours!

Set a regular bedtime.  This isn’t just for kids; your body likes a regular sleep-wake cycle.

Create a tranquil sleep environment.  Any color in your bedroom is OK as long as it is a soft and soothing hue.  Keep TV and the Laptop OUT OF THE BEDROOM!

Exercise daily, outdoors if possible.  This reduces stress and anxiety which are prime factors in sleepless nights or abbreviated sleep.

Don’t eat so late!  The body requires at least 3 hours to process a meal completely before bedtime.

Have a relaxing bedtime ritual.  Don’t do anything too rigorous before bedtime that will wind you up.  A relaxing ritual signals the body that its time to slow down. Read, write or pet the dog.  Don’t surf the internet.

Good luck and don’t forget to count them sheep!

Relieving Migraine Pain

Migraine comes from the Greek word hemicranias which means half-head. Migraine headaches can be triggered from such common things as; stress, caffeine addiction, hormonal changes, food allergies and environmental irritants.  Some sufferers report the pain on one side or the other, and some report it in the center of the forehead.  Wherever you suffer the pain there are some things that can be done to reduce or relieve the intense pain of a Migraine headache.

During a migraine the pain associated with it is caused by over dilated blood vessels in the head, or vasodilation.  Excessive muscular tension has also been found to be a cause of migraine headaches.  Acupuncture and Massage have been found to help with the circulatory and muscular tension associated with migraine headaches.

Clients respond to varying degrees of pressure for massage during a migraine episode, so trial and error is always a good approach.  Especially effective it light to moderate pressure massage applied slowly and evenly to the many small muscles of the neck just below the back of the skull; the suboccipitals.  Try these natural remedies and see if this approach works for you!

Bolster your immune system

We currently have 2 friends down and out for the count.  The culprit?  Stomach bug…..yuck!  We can’t do anything about the germs we encounter on a daily basis, but we can take care of ourselves and build up our defense system to its strongest.

1. Reduce stress.

Cortisol is a stress hormone that does all kinds of bad things to us, one of which is negatively affecting our immune system.  Reduce your stress, reduce the production of cortisol.  Do what makes you happy, smile, relieve stress.

2.  Eat your vitamin C

Studies show Vit C can reduce the severity and duration of a cold or flu.  It helps our white  blood cells fight the bad germs.  Boost your Vit C intake daily to help prevent the onslaught of ‘Stuff.”  Eat plenty of fruit and dark green leafy vegetables.

3.  Get some Zinc

Zinc also helps the whit blood cell army.  Proteins and shellfish are a great source.

4.  Be Happy.

Hang around with loved ones, family and friends.  Hug your animals, smell the flowers in your neighborhood, walk to the store, feel the sunshine on your face.

These are but a few things you can do to boost your defenses against the outside world and its germ brigade!