Friday, January 1st, 2016
‘Welcome’ the New Year in and say ‘Goodbye’ to those niggling ailments that you carried throughout 2015!!
The way you treat your body dictates what it can deliver for you. So why not make that one of this years resolutions? ‘Treat your body with respect’. This doesn’t mean go on strict diets, join the gym and empty your cupboards of all caffeine, cheese and chocolate. But to remind yourself that it is all to easy to view the body as a reliable car that never gets serviced, until it breaks down! The body needs its MOT, it’s check up and regular service. With the disclaimer that as it clocks up the mileage, the parts can’t be as easily replaced!
What you do on a day to day basis can effect your body in the short term but more importantly in the long term. Bad habits that accumulate can weaken the immune system, such as burning the candle at both ends for excessive periods of time. This is easy to do whether you are a full time parent, freelancer, city worker or public sector worker. The weight of responsibility does not unfortunately allow a worm hole in time to be created, therefore the mind body and spirit is put under immense stress.
Insomnia, digestive discomfort, acne, irritability, the physical symptoms of muscular pain and picking up injuries more easily. Are all signs that the immune system is not functioning at its optimum efficiency. Signs that the nervous, muscular, digestive systems are under stress. They need a reboot and some down time. Signs that you need to start paying attention to your body and create the time to address the symptoms.
Each person has their own way of unwinding, but some people don’t know how to unwind! I often get clients that say “I just can’t switch off”, “I never get the time”, “My mind is always on the go”. I even get some clients that refuse to relax, their eyes stay fixated on me, almost unblinking, which I must say is a bit unnerving as a therapist!
BUT, I am pleased to say even those clients that have come to me with the ‘unblinking eyes’, by the end of an hours treatment, have relaxed! The holistic approach of Reflexology and any reputable therapist, is to treat the whole person. Our aim is to create an environment which is conducive to relaxation, to allow the client to find a space of quiet and release anxiety and stress. It really is amazing what an hours treatment can do for a person. The most natural form of assessment as to how much a client needed a treatment, is reflected in the amount of “oohs and ahhh” and stretching that occurs at the end of a treatment. The most rewarding aspect of my job, the Cheshire cat grin that they have on their face as they leave.
So what are you waiting for? Show some respect to the vehicle that transports you around 24/7 and book it in for regular servicing and the much needed MOT.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!