Treat yourself to a short reflexology foot massage in between appointments!
SHARING SELF-CARING IDEA #8:
Let's pretend we have a hula hoop and do some HIP CIRCLES! Why? It's an easy and fun exercise to do, doesn't cost anything except a few minutes of your time, it reduces lower back pain, increases hip flexibility & strengthens your core.
Okay, here's how...do a hula hoop motion. Work up to 50 rotations in one direction. Stop. Do 50 circles in the other direction.
Activate your STILL POINT. This craniosacral technique calms the respiration of the skull and may provide relief from migraine headaches, lower stress levels and help you sleep.Here's how to make a still point inducer using 2 tennis balls and a sock. Put both of the tennis balls into the sock so that they are touching and tie a knot in the sock so the tennis balls do not have any room to move around. Of course, there are options for purchasing online.
Next, lie on the floor near the sofa so you can let your calves rest on it - allowing more relaxation. Place the inducer at the back of the skull, just above the 2 bumps where the spine meets the skull. Hold for 10-15 minutes.
Do not use this technique if you have had a stroke or serious brain injury.
SHARING SELF-CARING IDEA #6: Boost your immune system with this simple technique called the Thymus Thump. Here's how;
1. Take a deep full breath.
2. Using your fingertips or side of your fist tap up and down about 2-3"s along your sternum, between and above your mammary glands. (The thymus is located behind the 3rd rib, but any vibrations along the length of the upper sternum will stimulate it.)
3. Do this for 15-20 seconds and continue to take regular slow breaths.
4. Do 1-3 times a day or up to 4 during times of acute illness.
SHARING SELF-CARING IDEA #5: Many people suffer from Plantar Fasciitis. If you have this painful condition, an hour foot reflexology session will start with lower leg work to release some of the muscles that are connected to the foot - making the session even more effective. Here's yet another way for you to support yourself at home. Two stretches to heal plantar fasciitis from Mark's Daily Apple: youtu.be/RRDC8erSNqw
SHARING SELF-CARING IDEA #4: Toe spacers! Spread your toes for better balance and much much more. I actually didn't realize how beneficial my CORRECT TOES were for me until I read this article. I've had my pair for several years but they now come in in a few colors. What fun!
SHARING SELF-CARING IDEA #3: Roll away your tired feet with a foot roller! Regular use can improve foot mobility (great for plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and other foot troubles). BUT, rolling not only helps your feet but can decrease fatigue, increase circulation along with being relaxing. Foot rollers are portable (bring to work to roll during your lunch break), easy to use (roll while talking on the phone, watching a movie or reading a book) AND economical (under $25). The one I use is from FootLog (https://www.footlog.com/). Ready to roll?
SHARING SELF-CARING IDEA #2: Keep your face glowing with Face Brushing! Just as dry brushing your body has benefits, so does dry brushing your face. You get rid of old cells, you bring circulation to your face and improve lymph drainage. But, wait, do NOT use your body brush for your face! There are brushes designed for our more delicate facial skin. Here's a link to more info about face brushing and the one I use: http://www.skin-brushing.com/facebrushing/
SHARING SELF-CARING IDEA #1: Grab an old golf ball and start rolling away foot pain. How to do this easy Do It Yourself technique? Place a golf ball under your foot while sitting (easiest) or standing for a deeper massage. When you find an ouch, hold and press for a few seconds. Even if you don't have foot pain, it's worth doing as it just feels good!
Got fall hay fever? I feel for you if you do! Hay fever can mean a runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing and/or sinus pressure. Hay fever is an allergic response to various pollens from trees, grasses, ragweed or even other airborne substances such as dust mites. This means you may feel lousy in the spring, summer, fall or possibly winter! Hay fever will most certainly impact your quality of life.
Because of my own past hay fever symptoms, I have chosen to focus on this health challenge for my next Prove It Special. Sign up for 4 weekly sessions @ a reduced price of $100 (that's $25 for each hourly session) and let's see if this can further support your immune system and lessen your symptoms this fall.
Most people report that their sinuses open up when I work their face, so you can at a minimum expect a short term benefit. But what I want to know is whether regular face reflex therapy sessions could take it beyond a few hours of relief to longer. Let's find out together. Contact me to get started!