Posted by kate on December 15, 2014
A subject that comes up frequently when I am with clients is how to make sure they are drinking enough water. While we all know that we should be drinking at least 2 litres of water a day, many people struggle to do this.
While I think it is best to make sure that we are drinking 2 litres of water a day, I do feel that if people struggle with this, a good compromise is to include herbal teas.
Here are a few tips to ensure you are drinking enough:
1. Try to drink a large glass of water as soon as you get up in the morning.This will help flush out toxins that have built up in your system overnight.
2. Try drinking a glass of water every time you have a cup of tea or coffee.
3.Have a bottle of water with you at work.
4. Drink lemon water. Its health benefits are numerous and it is refreshing and delicious. Make by squeezing a quarter segment of lemon into a mug and dropping the segment in as well. Top up with boiling water.
I hope you have found these tips helpful.
Posted by kate on December 4, 2014
I recently went through the very uncomfortable process of a professional photo shoot in order to get some new pictures for marketing materials.
Here are the results.
Posted by kate on July 27, 2014
Proofs of my new business cards.
Posted by mohunky on October 1, 2013
I know most visitors to this blog will have some knowledge and experience of Reflexology, but just in case you are new to the subject here are a few generally agreed statements which I hope you will find illuminating.
WHAT is REFLEXOLOGY?
Reflexology is an ancient and relaxing therapy that can help improve circulation and help normalize bodily functions. It is a holistic therapy which addresses the whole body rather than isolated symptoms.
- Reflexology is a system of healing by structured foot massage which is suitable for most disorders and diseases.
- The health of the human body is affected by many influences ranging from the obvious, such as the quality of the food we eat, and the air that we breathe, to the less obvious, such as the subtle energy systems that exist in each person.
- These energies flow along pathways which may mirror better known pathways such as nerves and blood vessels but also have an additional subsystems.
- In all cases these energies connect and give vitality to all the working parts of the body, and each energy pathway has a start/end point in the feet.
- Reflexology aims to restore a balanced flow of energy to all parts of the body by gentle massage of the reflex or energy points on the feet, thus restoring health and vitality.
- Some acute conditions may be relieved very quickly and simply, but others may need several treatments before healing will be noticed.
- Some people seek treatment for a particular condition and others with no specific ailment just enjoy the toning and relaxing experience of a treatment.
- Reflexology aims to complement other treatments, and in no way claims to replace orthodox medical care which, in some cases will be more appropriate.
Posted by mohunky on September 26, 2013
Eunice Ingham, known as the mother of Reflexology, said that even 15 minutes of Reflexology can be beneficial, and I whole-heartedly agree with this. As a therapist I have seen all types of clients visibly relax within minutes of me starting to work on their feet. I should add here that taster treatments should under no circumstances be used instead of a complete holistic treatment.
I co-ordinated a project for women with mental health problems in Swansea for two and a half years and during that time I spent many hours visiting the mental health services encouraging health workers to refer their clients onto the project. I very quickly learnt that just giving talks on Reflexology did not have much effect. I got very few referrals. However when I began giving 5 minute introductory talks, and then asking the health workers to try a taster treatment everything changed. All of a sudden I was getting referrals from social workers, CPN’s, Psychiatrists and support workers.
The difference was that once they had tried it themselves they could by extension imagine how it might benefit their clients. If 15 minutes could make them feel that relaxed then how much more benefit would a full treatment provide? And this leads me to the secret of what I think the most profound benefit of Reflexology is….
It’s ability to aid relaxation and its effect on stress! In over 10 years as a therapist I have worked with hundreds of clients with all kinds of complaints. The vast majority have reported massive improvement in their symptoms and overall health and wellbeing. And this is wonderful, but to me it is just the icing on the cake.
The thing which is so amazing about Reflexology is that even if all an individual gets from a Reflexology treatment is an hour of relaxation, then it is still more than most people experience in their daily lives, and for some people it can be the trigger for meaningful change! To have an hour of pure and intense relaxation and “me” time is a massive thing, and to award yourself that by visiting a Reflexologist sends out a big message about how much you value yourself! So why not try it?
Posted by mohunky on September 26, 2013
I’m Kate, a Reflexologist based in the Swansea area. I aim to blog about the things I am passionate about – mainly Reflexology!
I want to share my own experiences of how beneficial Reflexology can be, along with useful health information I come across.
If you want more information about my practice, visit my website http://www.lotusreflexology.co.uk
And if there is any information that you would like, feel free to let me know!