Trying to conceive for over a year

    A young lady came to see for fertility reflexology. They had been trying to conceive for over a year.   “I decided to try fertility reflexology as I was struggling to get pregnant and had read online that reflexology can help.   After my first treatment I felt relaxed and calm. More in…

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Hip Pain

Sarah had been experiencing hip pain as a result of a horse riding accident. She had been speaking to a friend about her hip pain and she suggested  trying reflexology.   When she arrived she felt very sad, her mood was low. The cortisone injections she had been having were no longer working as well.…

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My Wellbeing

My wellbeing  A healthy well balanced diet. I notice my energy is so much better, quality sleep and my skin feels the benefits. Drink plenty of water and watch my sugar intake. But I still have treat’s every now and then.    Sleep I struggle if I have a lack of sleep, it reminds me…

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“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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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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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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