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

EgyptianGraphicReflexology is not a new therapy. It

has been around for over 2000

years. Reflexology was practised in

both China and India. There were

even records of it found on walls in

Egypt. Clearly, reflexology has stood

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 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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Treasure Each Day with Your Loved Ones!

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!

Treasure Each Day with Your Loved Ones!

My Heart & Stroke Story

In 2016, my mom almost died due to heart failure. As a child, she developed rheumatic fever which severely damaged her heart valves. Although surgery was recommended for years, she avoided it out of fear. But in the latter part of 2015, my mom’s quality of life deteriorated. At this point, it became apparent that surgery was her only option.

My mom’s surgery was not an easy one, with two valves being replaced and a third one needing to be fixed. In a matter of nine days, she was resuscitated twice, and was wheeled and or whisked to the Operating Room three times. Thanks to the kindness and expertise of Dr. Bonneau’s team at St. Michael’s Hospital, the care and professionalism of the staff of the Cardiac ICU and the staff on the Cardiac Floor, as well as a lot of prayers and family love and support, my mom pulled through. She is one of the lucky ones.

My mom has come a long way, and I treasure each day I can spend time with my mom. She looks so good in her new limited-edition Roots Canada tuque (which by the way, supports Heart & Stroke research).

Last year, I made the Ride for Heart Day a Family Event. And this year, I am doing it again! I know that Heart and Stroke research was a large contributing factor to this story, and I am so grateful. That’s why our team is fundraising for the 2018 Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart on June 3rd. My team is called The Healing Hand. You can sponsor me and my team members by visiting this link: http://support.heartandstroke.ca/goto/thehealinghand

Or, book a Reflexology treatment with me. A portion of the proceeds from each new appointment from Heart Month until Ride for Heart Day will go to advance Heart & Stroke research. Visit www.thehealinghand.ca for more info or email me at health@thehealinghand.ca to book your appointment.

Please help us with our fundraising goal and make a donation today. Your donation will push forward life-saving research like this and more and fund incredible breakthroughs to create more survivors of heart disease and stroke!

Thank you!