“Get Walking”

May is National Walking Month and a form of exercise which I really enjoy. Not only does it help you get fitter. It can help you emotionally to feel better. Perfect for fertility, pregnancy,  and helps our hormones and stress levels. What are the health benefits from walking: Improved mental/emotional wellbeing Helps our circulation Reduced…

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“Secondary Fertility”

Liz came to see me for reflexology with Secondary Unexplained Fertility. Her first child had taken 2 years to conceive.   They had been trying for a second for over 3 years. All tests had been taken via their GP and had come back clear.   Due to an irregular menstrual cycle Liz had been referred…

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Stress and Hormones

  Stress has a big effect on our hormones and period health. It can even decide you should temporarily stop ovulating and having periods. I experienced this when moving to a new house 9 years ago, my periods stopped for 3 months. Stress can affect our cortisol. Cortisol is a steroid hormone made by your…

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“Her Goal Was To Conceive”

      Claire a 28-year-old Supervisor, came to see me for Fertility Reflexology treatments. She said “Her Goal Was To Conceive”.   She had high anxiety and stress levels due to her very busy job. With a lot of stress/tension headaches.   Her goal was to conceive, feel more relaxed, less stressed and to…

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“I Just Want A Baby!!”

A friend had recommended reflexology to Jo. Saying how great reflexology was for stress and fertility. Jo is a 30-year-old teacher. She had experienced an early loss miscarriage. She arrived feeling very upset and felt very anxious when we met for her first Fertility Reflexology appointment.  Very worried that she would be unable to conceive…

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Trying to conceive naturally?

    Ali, a 29-year-old Accountant came to see me for fertility reflexology.   She was desperate to start a family. They had been trying for a baby for over a year.   All tests had been carried out for them both and they had come back clear. Her GP suggested she that she may…

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What does self-care mean to you?

This is self-care awareness week, this year is “Choose Self Care for Life” So what exactly is self-care? I regularly discuss with client’s the importance of self-care and what to do to help improve it. Self-care is about taking time out for yourself. Eating well, quality sleep, staying hydrated and exercising. We need to stay…

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The Menopause

The Menopause I entered the menopause not really knowing that much about it probably like most of us. Although I had been experiencing various/changing symptoms during the peri-menopause it came as a bit of a shock. I was listening to a podcast about the menopause on https://soundcloud.com/thelifestylenewshound/tlsnh-erika-schwartz and became interested in bio-identical hormones after hearing Dr Erika…

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Stress

    This week we mark National Stress Awareness Day. Wednesday 6th November 2019. Stress is our body’s way of responding to any sort of demand or threat. When you sense danger real or otherwise your body goes into fight or flight mode. Known as the stress response it is your body’s way of protecting…

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Summer Feet

Summer is a happy time for our feet. So lovely after months of  being trapped inside boots, trainers and shoes. Here are some tips for keeping your feet happy and healthy. When cutting toe nails you cut across and don’t cut down the side of the nail. Ingrowing toe nails are very painful. Longer nails…

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Karen Jones Reflexology

I am excited to announce I have changed my business name from Wellbeing Treatments to Karen Jones Reflexology. The name Wellbeing Treatments was originally used for my business as I wanted to explore other treatments as well as reflexology. I was also selling candles at this time so the name Wellbeing tied in nicely. However,…

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Breathe

      When suffering with stress or anxiety it is important to look at how you are breathing. As part of the nervous system we have the sympathetic nervous system which is stimulated in the stress response and the parasympathetic system which is responsible for resting and regeneration. When in stress response, the sympathetic nervous system responds by breathing faster…

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