Did you know that a tennis ball can be an affordable, invaluable tool for releasing many aches and pains? I have already blogged on this last week and today I will discuss how a tennis ball can be used to relieve sciatica.
With Wimbledon week in full swing, what better time to discuss balls and their use in a massage. As a therapist I love a good ball, or two. I use them a lot to help with my own personal rehabilitation and during times, like now with lockdown, when I cannot assist with releasing my client’s muscles. Let us look at the different types of balls out there and how they can be used by you, from the comfort of your own home to self-help aching muscles.
I chose to become a Reflexologist to help others and to treat certain health issues. Pregnancy comes with its discomforts however, I work on combining different systems and zones of the body, to help with these common pregnancy-related discomforts. These can include nausea, sciatica, heartburn, back pain and swollen feet.
From an early age, I can remember my mother teaching me to always, as best I can live in the ‘present’ moment, not the past nor the future. This is not easy I know and I have suffered a lot from living in the past post my mothers’ passing to cancer at age eighteen. Living in the past gets you nowhere but unfortunately, it is our brains ‘default’ setting.
Reflexology, for those of you who are unsure what it actually is, can be used to help a vast array of conditions. Here is a quick recap from other blogs I have written on this topic, to explain before I go on to discuss its use in helping migraine sufferers.
So it has been 12 weeks since I chose to temporarily close my clinic doors at Purple Freesia Integrated Therapies. I thought that now would be a good time to personally interact with all my present and future clients to touch base with you all! I sincerely hope that you have all been getting by, as best you can, in this situation.
More and more people have heard about reflexology these days but many of you may be wondering does reflexology work. Reflexology can certainly help to relax the individual and relieve stress.
Looking after your body, and keeping it in balance is one thing, but for some, it is difficult to know when to book in for that deep tissue massage. Getting the work-life balance right is so important for your physical, mental, and emotional health. You NEED your body to be functioning well for you because you only get given one body to get you through life.
In our daily routines, most of us say that we never have the time for any ‘self-care’, as we are always too busy with life. During this pandemic, being forced into lockdown isolation has been difficult for the masses, but what a positive time to start to put some self-care practices into place.
It is so important, and more so whilst we are in lockdown, that we improve our body’s basic functionality. I have been looking after my body physically with regular daily stretching to help my muscles, skeleton, and keep my mental health ‘balanced’ during isolation.