Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Natural Relief for Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are very common, affecting as many as 40 percent of teenagers & adults. Often brought on by stress, headache pain may be caused by the tightening or contraction of the neck and scalp muscles. These are called cervicogenic headaches because they originate in the cervical spine—the seven vertebrae of the neck.

Sufferers can find relief for tension and other types of headaches through reflexology.

Foot reflexology can be particularly useful for relieving tension and stress that can cause headaches by releasing tightness in the cervical spine. It is also used to treat migraine, cluster, and sinus headaches. Reflexology can help a person anticipate the onset of a migraine by tapping into subtle symptoms that appear before the headache.

Monday, February 11, 2013

What Does Reflexology Research Show?

Research has shown the specific techniques of reflexology to be effective and beneficial in many ways, impacting a variety of physical and psychological concerns. This discussion notes results gathered from year-long research project of 170 reflexology studiesfrom 21 countries with fhindings published inEvidence-Based Reflexology Research for Health Professionals and Researchers(Kunz and Kunz, 2008, RRP Press, ebook, 224 pages).

The studies were selected among those available because the abstract or full study information included anindication of dosing—how much reflexology work lead to reported results. This included information about the frequency (how often) and/or duration (how long) of technique application.They, thus, met the major goals of this research—assessing reflexology research to determineparameters for success or failure with reflexology technique application in reference to dosinginformation.

Assessment of the 170 studies showed nine areas of effectiveness for reflexology application:relaxation, pain reduction, ameliorating of health concerns, improvement in blood flow, aid topost operative recovery, impacts physiological measures such as blood pressure, enhances medicalcare, eases pregnancy, delivery and post-partum effects, benefits mental health, eases pregnancy,delivery and post-partum effects and complements cancer care.

Source: http://www.reflexology-research.com/index.php/13-intro/373-what-does-reflexology-research-show

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Announcement! In-Home Reflexology Visits Now Available!

I am available at Health Works Chiropractic and Wellness Centre on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the last appointment I can recieve will have to be on the massage table by 4:30pm.  The Centre isn't open on Saturday or Sundays.

My office is located on the second floor, only accessable by stairs. For both of these reasons, I am now available to do In -Home Reflexology Visits in Midland Ontario and Area.

These treatments are good for people who want the benefits of Reflexology treatments but either are unable to walk up the stairs at Health Works, or are unable to take the time off work to come during the work day.

For your home visit treatment within Midland Ontario, I provide the towels and foot lotions. I will also bring a zero gravity chair to your home for you to sit in. If you have an upholstered recliner that you would prefer to use, this is also an option. You provide pillows and blankets for your session to help support you and keep you warm. As you relax, your body temperature will drop!

Soothing music is also a very nice way to help your body relax - choose your favourite meditative or classical music to play during your session. Be sure your selection is at least an hour long, as that's how long your reflexology session lasts.

For in-home visits, if you have animals, they must be kept in a separate room and away from the seating area where your treatment will take place, so as not to disturb your treatment. I am unable to make home visits to homes that are smoked in for health reasons.

For more information on how to have your Reflexology treatments happen in your home, details and rates, email me!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Reflexology: Suddenly I Can Sleep

An interesting article on a reporters experience with Reflexology, and how it's helped them get a great night's sleep.

For a Reflexology session in Midland Ontario, call 705-526-6900 to book an appointment.

Juice Plus Sweetener and Ingredient TRUTH Exposed!

I had been looking for a Shake-Alternative, that was truly as good as they said. The last shake mix I took was sold to me as being "all natural" - and then upon closer inspection, I found it wasn't. I felt duped. And dumb for not doing my OWN research.

I really love having a shake in the morning. Getting calories in the morning makes sure I DON'T gain unwanted waist weight.

I am also 'MOSTLY' vegetarian, and wanted to be sure I was getting the proper nutrition - even with being conscious of what I eat (local foods, natural foods) it's sometimes easy to miss what's needed in a busy life. 

So, in my search, that has taken some time, I found a product that is affordable, tastes good, AND I did the research on each ingredient listed.

The ONLY ingredient in the list on the shake mix that I DIDN'T recognize as being natural was l-methionine. This is what I discovered about it:

an enzyme that can be found in eggs, sesame seeds, Brazil nuts, fish, meats and some other plant seeds; Also found in cereal grains. 


This product is sweetened naturally. This was a big deal to me, after discovering the OTHER shake mix I was taking was infact sweetened artificially with sucralose, a chemical sweetener. When I discovered this, after being told it was all natural, I knew I had to make a change for my health. For my peace of mind!

I am really pleased to find something that I can feel good about giving my kids and putting in my own body. 

Reflexology is just one of the WELLNESS things I do for myself and my family, and want to share with others to help them learn too. I don't want to sound like a commercial - but after feeling duped with another product, I'm pretty excited about finding this. I feel like I can just get on with my healthy lifestyle now, and continue to move forward, instead of being stuck in this breakfast dilemma!

Have a wonderful day!!!


Got Questions?? See THIS INFO WEBSITE and then contact me to chat!

Juice Plus Shake Mix Ingredient List HERE
NSF Ingredient Certification Listing of JP capsules HERE