New Year’s Resolution – To Your Health!

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New Year’s Resolution – To Your Health! Help improve your health with regular Reflexology Treatments – Book now!

Who doesn’t want to improve their health? A regular health maintenance program is a good way to start! Yes, you want to eat healthier, exercise, and get more sleep – but why not get a little help in reducing stress, improving circulation and energy, as well as boosting immunity? Regular Reflexology Treatments can help you achieve this great health goal.

Now is the time to commit to your health! Make a S.M.A.R.T. Goal (SMART Goal) – For example: I will help to improve energy and reduce stress through 12 Reflexology treatments in 2019, beginning this month, by booking the appointments now. The Healing Hand is currently accepting new clients. Contact me now at www.thehealinghand.ca/contact and take advantage of my Loyalty Program!

The Healing Hand is located in the beautiful Town of Port Perry, and is a short drive from the surrounding Durham Region areas of Uxbridge, Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Courtice, Ajax, Pickering, Stouffville, and Peterborough. The Healing Hand also offers the following treatments: Reiki and Hot Stone Therapy.

Happy New Year to you from The Healing Hand!

You Can Only Put Yourself “On Hold” for So Long

TODAY’S MEDITATION | THE HEALING HAND

Here you will find a Collection of Ideas, Images, Meditations, Reflections, and Thoughts – These items resonate with me. I hope they will inspire you. Passion is the path to health. If you find your passion, you find your vitality and you revitalize. Stay on the path!

Inspired by L is for Love Yourself – DALAI LAMA -LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND MAKE IT A MASTERPIECE

L is for Love Yourself

The demands of life are many, and all too often there is little time left for yourself at the end of the day. But as long as you have some time for yourself, it will be okay. Day to day is manageable. Sometimes there are extra demands, and even that’s okay. It’s to be expected – life happens. Although you know that it’s important to have time for yourself, you can put yourself “on hold” when you need to. The problem arises NOT when life throws you a curve ball.  The problem arises when life throws you a few major life curve balls that carry on for too long. When you can’t even do what you need to do, let alone what you want to do, the problems begin.  You know you’re here when it’s an understatement to say that “Life is too demanding” and it’s too easy to say, “I’m not having any fun”. But you carry on by prioritizing because you have to, and you know that it can’t go on like this forever. Then finally when the heaviness begins to lift, you realize that life now has a “new” normal. It’s a slow process “putting back the pieces”, and it does take time. But being “whole” will not happen until you take time out for yourself, for you can only put yourself “on hold” for so long. Rebuild yourself, for you will not be able to be there for others unless and until you are there for yourself.

Nurse Your Way Back to Health with a Plant

Taking care of plants can be very therapeutic. I can personally verify this. After my miscarriage, I was drawn to plants. Taking care of plants helped to redirect my focus during a difficult time. Appreciating the simple beauty of these unique floral arrangements then allowed me to experience gratitude in other areas of my life. Because they helped me to relax and bring me peace of mind, I started to feel better. That is why I have assembled these unique and beautiful plant terrariums. My hope is that they will help bring relaxation and peace of mind to anyone who needs this. Or maybe you know someone who could benefit from a gift like this?

I’m not the only one who feels that plants can benefit your health. Take a look at what is being said about the health benefits of plants:

“Researchers…found that plants in the office significantly increased workplace satisfaction, self-reported levels of concentration, and perceived air quality.”…“A study by Ulrich and Simons found that being exposed to natural settings and plants can reduce stress levels within a five-minute period.” http://www.urbanplanters.co.uk/benefits-of-plants-article/increase-workplace-productivity/

Plants in offices increase happiness and productivity – What was important was that everybody could see a plant from their desk. If you are working in an environment where there’s something to get you psychologically engaged you are happier and you work better,” Knight said. https://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/31/plants-offices-workers-productive-minimalist-employees

The Healing Hand designs both Air Plant Terrariums and Tropical Plant Terrariums. Scroll down to learn more.

Air Plant Terrarium

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Air Plant Terrarium with Cool Beach Theme

No time for a vacation to the beach, no problem!  Just stare into this terrarium and IMG_0489daydream about it!  It’s a unique item that’s sure to please.

So what is an air plant?  Well, its a special plant that can be placed just about anywhere.

This glass terrarium is about 8 1/2 inches tall by 5 inches, and it comes with everything you see.

To care for it, you need to either spray it or soak it once or a twice a week.  See how here.

Here is another variation of this cool beach theme!  

If you’re interested in one of these unique gift ideas – please email me.

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Tropical Plants Terrarium

Terrariums were popular during the Victorian Age and are making a comeback.  Gazing IMG_0567into a terrarium can have a very calming effect and be a good source of relaxation.

It could be a unique gift for that hard to buy for person, (or, better yet, treat yourself!)

This is a special and unique floral arrangement that is pretty easy to take care of.  Because a terrarium is somewhat enclosed, it helps to keep in moisture that tropical plants need.  A few sprays of room temperature water a couple of times a week should do the trick.  See how here.

And just so you’re all set, I’m including a spray bottle with the terrarium.

To give you an idea of the size – this terrarium is about 11 inches in height and the diameter is approximately 4 ¾ inches.

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Here is another variation of a tropical plants terrarium.  This terrarium is about 8 inches in height and the diameter is approximately 7 ½ inches.  To make a purchase, please email The Healing Hand.

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“Let my hands help you maintain your health!”

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What is Stone Therapy?

Visit www.thehealinghand.ca to book an appointment or purchase a product.Stone Therapy is the therapeutic use of stones that are either heated or cooled in water with the combination of massage. A variety of different stones (basalt, jade, soapstone…) with different properties (relaxing, revitalizing…) can be used consistently to help relax physical tension and anxiety, soothe aching muscle pain, and ultimately lift your spirit. As ongoing stress can lead to serious health issues, Hot Stone Therapy can be thought of as a preventative measure, and thus should be a part of your health maintenance program.

History

Hot Stone Therapy originated more than 5000 years ago. Here are some examples of how different cultures used stone therapy. It was used in Ayurvedic medicine in India with the stones being warmed in water or on hot coals to relieve muscle pain and discomfort; Native Americans used stones heated by the sun’s rays (heliotherapy) to ease pain, https://thehealinghand.ca/hot-stone-massage/particularly cramps felt during menstruation. They also used them to heat sweat lodges and believed that this ritual could purify and cleanse the body of disease; in Hawaii lava stones were wrapped in ki leaves to heal and protect the body. As you can see, the therapeutic use of stones has been used all around the world for many years as a healing remedy.

Modern day Hot Stone Therapy is rooted in a practice that started in 1993 by Mary Nelson of Arizona, who was guided by an inner voice that explained the basis of the current techniques used in Hot Stone Therapy. Since then, Hot Stone Therapy has become quite popular, and is viewed as a holistic healing therapy that both relaxes, refreshes, and revitalizes body, mind, and soul.

What are the Benefits of Stone Therapy?

The benefits of Hot Stone Therapy are many, especially if Hot Stone Therapy is received on a regular basis. While the holistic modality of Hot Stone Therapy does not diagnose, prescribe, or treat for a specific condition, it can help to:

  • Improve back, shoulder, and neck painhttps://thehealinghand.ca/contact/
  • Alleviate stress and anxiety
  • Improve relaxation and breathing
  • Improve mental clarity and peace of mind
  • Improve lymphatic circulation
  • Improve circulation
  • Release toxins
  • Regulate metabolism
  • Reduce menstrual pain
  • Reduce joint pain
  • Reduce tension headaches
  • Reduce sciatic pain
  • Improve overall well-being and vitality
  • Promote grounding due to the high magnetic field found in basalt stones

Cold Stone Therapy can be combined with Hot Stone Therapy. Contrasting hot with cold dilates and constricts blood vessels, and as a result this process helps to improve circulation, reduce swelling, and improve tissue healing.  Ultimately, the result is a refreshing feeling. Cold Stone Therapy can help with:

  • Local swelling, inflammation, redness
  • Acute injuries
  • Tension headaches
  • Sinus congestion
  • Toning and stimulating the body

Most people can benefit from Hot Stone Therapy, however, you should avoid it if you have:

  • Advanced diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, kidney, liver, or heart disease
  • Acute pneumonia
  • Severe hypertension (high blood pressure) or unstable blood pressure
  • Hemophilia (internal bleeding), phlebitis (inflamed veins)
  • High fever
  • Contagious or infectious conditions
  • Rash or a condition with open wounds

If you have the following local conditions, please inform me so that the treatment would be avoided in these areas:  flare-ups of inflammatory arthritis and nerves, surgery in which nerves have been cut or altered, open wounds, recent burn or frostbite, skin conditions aggravated by heat, and metal implants.

Treatment modifications can be made by reducing the temperature of the stones (and a doctor’s note may be required) with the following conditions: cancer, hypertension, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, pregnancy, kidney disease, heart failure, diabetes, fibromyalgia, elderly people and young children, people with varicose veins and those who are on anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants.

For these reasons, it is important to communicate with me in regards to your health conditions, and also to complete your intake form with care and accuracy. And if at any time during the treatment, you experience any sensitivities, please let me know so we can discuss and so that adjustments can be made. Individuals with medical conditions or health issues are advised to consult a healthcare professional where appropriate. Always take your own health seriously and seek advice when needed.

About The Healing Hand

The Healing Hand is located in the beautiful Town of Port Perry, Ontario, Canada.  The Healing Hand does not diagnose, prescribe, or treat for a specific condition. However, the goal of The Healing Hand is to help improve and maintain your overall wellness. With this in mind, The Healing Hand offers Healing Services and Healing Products to help you “Relax, Refresh, and Revitalize”. Together, we can strive towards your health goals.  Current services include Reflexology and Hot Stone Therapy.  The Healing Hand in Port Perry also offers Healing Products that have a therapeutic objective. I design Plant Terrariums with Tropical Plants and Air Plants, as well as Zen Gardens. Looking at and taking care of plants, and tending a garden can help you develop peace of mind, focus, and balance.  I also design Bath Salts to help you relax both your mind and body.
In addition to serving Port Perry, Durham Region, The Healing Hand is conveniently located a short drive from the surrounding areas of Uxbridge, Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Courtice, Ajax, Pickering, and also not too far from Stouffville and Peterborough too!  The next time you plan to visit Port Perry, why not plan a visit to The Healing Hand!  And let my hands help you maintain your health! To book an appointment, please email me.

Your Feet are in Good Hands!

 

WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?

reflexologyReflexology is a natural healing art in which special technique pressure is applied to reflexes in the head, feet, and hands, which correspond to other parts in the body.

When special gentle pressure techniques are applied to the reflex points and areas, the corresponding locations in the body are stimulated and blockages and toxins are encouraged to clear. Thus, reflexology stimulates the body to heal itself.

Reflexology can help balance the body’s condition, improve your health, as well as boost your immune system. It is an overall support for wellness, and there has been success with treatments. For more info, please visit http://www.reflexology-research.com/?page_id=161

The main goal of reflexology is to help you relax by triggering the body into a parasympathetic state, which then stimulates your body to heal itself.  Besides releasing endorphins and reducing the production of stress hormones, reflexology also improves your circulation of blood and energy.  As a regular treatment, it can help you maintain your health.

HISTORY

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the test of time.

Modern day reflexology is rooted in Zone Therapy which started with Dr. William Fitzgerald in Connecticut in 1913 and spread with his colleague Joe S. Riley, M.D and student Eunice Ingham. According to Dr. William Fitzgerald, the body is divided into ten vertical zones. Energy travels throughout these body zones via the nervous system. Applying pressure in any of the zones sends a signal throughout the body via the nervous system, stimulating improvement in body functions. The body is balanced and in good health when our energy is flowing freely through the zones. But when a blockage occurs, often felt as a crystalline or gritty deposit (likely from uric acid), the body becomes out of balance. A reflexology treatment works to break up the deposits and helps to restore the natural flow of the body’s energies.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REFLEXOLOGY?

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It doesn’t’ matter what your age is, you can benefit from reflexology. While the modality of reflexology does not diagnose, prescribe, or treat for a specific condition, it can help improve your overall wellness with respect to the following:

  • relax your mind and body,
  • improve your circulation and energy,
  • balance your body’s condition,
  • maintain your health,
  • and boost your immunity.
  • And many clients report that it makes them feel good!

Reflexology should be a part of your health maintenance program!

Furthermore, success has been achieved with evidence based research.

According to Reflexology Research Project, http://www.reflexology-research.com/?page_id=155 “The proven benefits of reflexology include:
• Creation of relaxation
• Reduction in pain
• Amelioration of symptoms of health concerns
• Improvement in blood flow
• Impact on physiological measures
• Enhancement of medical care
• Complement to cancer care
• Adjunct to mental health care
• Post-operative recovery and pain reduction
• Easier delivery and post-partum recovery.”

Reflexology is a good choice for everyone, unless you are experiencing pain in your feet, or your feet have been injured or altered. For localized conditions, modifications to the treatment can be made. For example, in the case of pregnancy, there are certain areas I would avoid during treatment. Or in the case of neuropathy, the amount of pressure used would be adjusted. For this reason, it is important to communicate with me in regards to your health conditions, and also to complete your intake form with care and accuracy. And if at any time during the treatment, you experience any sensitivities, please let me know so we can discuss and so that adjustments can be made. Individuals with medical conditions or health issues are advised to consult a healthcare professional where appropriate. Always take your own health seriously and seek advice when needed.

 Book an appointment today and you can be a part of “Reflexology for a Cause”. https://thehealinghand.ca/2018/03/29/your-feet-are-in-good-hands/Give your feet some lovin’, while at the same time supporting a worthy cause. A portion of the proceeds from each new Reflexology appointment from Heart Month to Ride for Heart Day will go to advance Heart&Stroke research. Click on the following link to find out why this cause is important to me:  http://support.heartandstroke.ca/goto/thehealinghand  

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What is Holding You Back?

TODAY’S MEDITATION | THE HEALING HAND

Here you will find a Collection of Ideas, Images, Meditations, Reflections, and Thoughts – These items resonate with me. I hope they will inspire you. Passion is the path to health. If you find your passion, you find your vitality and you revitalize. Stay on the path!

Inspired by B is for Believe in Yourself – Dalai Lama –LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND MAKE IT A MASTERPIECE

Always believe in yourself. You have nothing to prove to anyone.  Just have a little faith.  Everything will make sense soon.  Just let yourself be who you are meant to be!  You can do anything!

 

How to be Mentally Strong

TODAY’S MEDITATION | THE HEALING HAND

Here you will find a Collection of Ideas, Images, Meditations, Reflections, and Thoughts – These items resonate with me. I hope they will inspire you. Passion is the path to health. If you find your passion, you find your vitality and you revitalize. Stay on the path!

Inspired by The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong-Amy Morin-watch it on this post.

Click on the above image and then watch the clip The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong by Amy Morin. It is so touching-It brought tears to my eyes. Please put aside 15 minutes and watch this video.

 

Visit www.thehealinghand.ca to book an appointment or purchase a product.

The Healing Hand’s Philosophy

TODAY’S MEDITATION | THE HEALING HAND

Here you will find a Collection of Ideas, Images, Meditations, Reflections, and Thoughts – These items resonate with me. I hope they will inspire you. Passion is the path to health. If you find your passion, you find your vitality and you revitalize. Stay on the path!

THE HEALING HAND’S PHILOSOPHY

RELAX – MAKE OR BECOME LESS TENSE OR ANXIOUS

REFRESH – GIVE NEW STRENGTH OR ENERGY TO

REVITALIZE – IMBUE (SOMETHING) WITH NEW LIFE

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I believe that health is maintained by an integrative approach with balance in mind – Everything in moderation.  In my opinion, stress is the root of many health issues.  In order to cultivate health, we need to “Relax, Refresh, and Revitalize”.  These are the seeds of health.

Relaxation is one of the first seeds of health.  It is important to “slow it down” sometimes.  In the stress and chaos of everyday life, people often forget to be good to themselves.  Make the time to do something for “you” everyday. Take a walk, soak in the tub, meditate.  Use your senses and hear, feel, taste, smell, and see your way back to life. Notice and appreciate the beauty around you. In other words, take the time to smell the roses. Often this is overlooked but has so much value.  Once you are less tense, you will have more energy to be able to do the things that you like.  This will help you to Refresh and be happy.  At this point, the seeds of health are growing, and everything is working better in your life.  If you find your passion, you find your vitality, and you Revitalize.

The Healing Hand does not diagnose, prescribe, or treat for a specific condition. However, the goal of The Healing Hand is to help improve and maintain your overall wellness. With this in mind, The Healing Hand offers Healing Services and Healing Products to help you “Relax, Refresh, and Revitalize”. Together, we can strive towards your health goals.  One of the aims of Reflexology and Hot Stone Massage is to help you relieve stress and help anxiety by Relaxing both your mind and body.  I am currently offering Reflexology treatments, and I will be expanding to other health modalities including Acupressure and Reiki.  The Healing Hand also offers Healing Products that have a therapeutic objective.  I design Tropical Plant and Air Plant Terrariums and Zen Gardens.  Looking at and taking care of plants, and tending a garden help you develop peace of mind, focus, and balance.  I also design Bath Salts to help you relax both your mind and body.

Contact me to set up an appointment for one of my Healing Services or to purchase one of my Healing Products, and “Let my hands help you maintain your health!”

Visit www.thehealinghand.ca to book an appointment or purchase a product.