“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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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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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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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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It’s Time To Find Balance

For many the New Year heralds a new start with new resolutions which work for some people. What we need to strive for is balance. The way forward is to make small changes which are easier to stick with. So rather than changing your whole diet, you could change one meal daily. Perhaps breakfast, instead…

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Observing Feet

  Observing feet some reflexologists believe that the different colours, shapes and temperature on the feet are indications of the physical and emotional health of the client. When a new client (or existing client) comes for a treatment after taking a full consultation I take a look at their feet. I use the following as a guide, which…

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Hay Fever: Natural tips

If you are someone unlucky enough to suffer with hay fever or some form of rhinitis, around a quarter of the population do. You will have experienced sneezing, sniffling, itchy and watery eyes. For some people it starts around April or May depending upon your particular allergy ash, birch, grass, oak, plane and rape being the…

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Neck, Shoulder, Back Tension

So what is tension Tension comes about by holding our emotions inside our bodies. Some emotions can be embarrassing, painful or unpleasant as a result we can end up suppressing them as we don’t want to experience them as we don’t want family, partners, friends and the outside world to see them. This is often…

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