Sunday, April 28, 2013
A few Springs ago we made a trip to South Georgia to visit family. Now, being a resident of the Memphis, Tennessee area I am well acquainted with seasonal allergies; but nothing had prepared me for the sneezing, itchy eyes, and total discomfort of the allergy season I encountered there. Nothing at all!
As a reflexologist, I know the value of reflexology for helping to relieve allergy symptoms. Alas, I did not have one available to me. Young Living Essentials Oils, however, are also a big part of my life. Of course, I had a goody bag full of these with me. I had heard others say that lavender on the back of the neck just above the hairline often often provided them great relief. Guess what? I tried it! It worked!! And I used it ALOT!!!
Lavender is often nicknamed the "Swiss Army Knife" of essential oils, because of its many-faceted benefits. I had often used a drop or two on my pillow as a sleep aid. I knew its potential effectiveness for helping to heal burns and skin irritations (diluted please). The benefits list goes on and on.
With Spring a great time of renewal we expect the pollens in the air. A bottle of lavender in your medicine cabinet (or better yet, in your purse or backpack) may be a perfect natural choice for you. If you would like to learn more about lavender essential oil, please leave a message here on the blog. I would love to share more.
To learn more about Young Living Essential Oils, please visit this link.
Just as an afterword here, I've also planted some lavender in my herb garden. Looking forward to some lovely fragrant flowers later this summer.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
New growth belongs to Footsteps In Eden Reflexology's Spring renewal focus in the month of April. My thoughts have turned to an herb garden in a small prepared bed in my backyard. I'm eager to begin and even spent a little time this weekend to clean out some of it and discover a few new sprouts from last year's endeavors. I've also spent a little time investigating cultivation of herbs and have found a couple articles to share with my readers.
The first gives some basic information for planting herbs. It is found at The Tasteful Garden. The second -- and this one may be quite helpful to many of us -- discusses 10 things not to do with an herb garden. I'm perfectly willing to learn from another's mistakes. I'm including it here for you, too. It is found at The Skinny Gourmet. She grows her herbs on a fire escape in Chicago.
Where will you grow your herbs and what will you plant? I'm considering several herbs, and also some edible flowers. For those in the Memphis, TN area, the Memphis Botanic Garden Spring Plant Sale is this coming weekend -- Friday and Saturday, April 19th and 20th. Check their link in this paragraph to learn more. I know there will be lots of choices and lots of folks with 'sage' advice (pun intended) for those who would like to learn more. See you there!
By the way, I have found those poles for my front yard garden and will be ordering them this week. They are actually willow poles made into a planting sort of "tee-pee." Looking forward to my little piece of the garden world this summer.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Rather than rehash it all here, I'm suggesting this link: Energize Alkaline Diet Blog. This blog writer has covered the subject thoroughly. Venture over there and learn much about alkalinizing the body, which may result in increased health and wellness.
High pH water is suggested. Last summer I discovered the BioCerra water system and invested in a filtering pitcher that enhances water with electrolytes and increased alkalinity. I have no vested interest in this product except to say that my family and clients have had the opportunity to benefit from the quality water it provides, and you and your family may as well. You will find this pitcher available at KHT Systems.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
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Sunday, March 10, 2013
So as we celebrate green, the first interesting fact we're choosing to share:
The actual color of St. Patrick is BLUE. GREEN became associated with St. Patrick's Day during the 19th century. Green, in Irish legends, was worn by fairies and immortals, and also by people to encourage their crops to grow. (Sounds a bit -- or maybe even a whole lot superstitious to me -- but a fun fact none-the-less.)
In Chicago the Chicago River is dyed green for St. Patrick's Day (with green vegetable dye).
Lucky Charms, a favorite cereal brand among many, young and old, was created in 1963, with its popular mascot, Lucky the Leprechaun. Its jig is a memorable tune for many, including the young at heart.
Hearts, Stars, and Horseshoes
Clovers and Blue moons
Pots of gold and rainbows,
And the red balloon
That's the luck of me lucky charms!
Their magically delicious!
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the highest number of leaves found on a clover is 14.
The harp is the symbol of Ireland. The color green is also commonly associated with Ireland, also known as "The Emerald Isle."
On a more serious note:
After more than six years as a prisoner, Patrick escaped. According to his writing, a voice -- which he believed to be God's -- spoke to him in a dream, telling him it was time to leave Ireland. To do so, Patrick walked nearly 200 miles from County Mayo, where it is believed he was held, to the Irish coast. (Anyone else agree this many seriously could have used some reflexology?)
Patrick was a humble, pious, gentle man, whose love and total devotion to and trust in God should be a shining example to each or us. He feared nothing, not even death, so complete was his trust in God, and of the importance of his mission.
We learned these facts by visiting the websites below. Be sure to check them out for yourself to learn more about this man's fascinating life and the land where he lived.
Photo credit: www.canstockphoto.com
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Keep reading to learn all about these little treasures and Target House.
A word about Target House..... The children's artwork is beautifully displayed and a major acitivity for the children at Target House, a home away from home for families whose children are receiving treatment at St. Jude in Memphis, TN. Their masterpieces add a most wonderful touch, and always bring an extra smile to my face during my monthly visits.
A word about the Treasure Pockets...... These treasure pockets are one-of-a-kind fabric art creations -- no two designs/fabric combinations have ever been the same. Over the last few years I have sold them with proceeds benefiting a few different causes. Originally created with the idea in mind that they would hold 6 bottles of Young Living's amazing essential oils. As friends and family saw them everyone had their own ideas of their potential purposes. Here are a few of them:
*Gift wrap for money, gift certificates, jewelry, or other small items
*Keep pens and stamps conveniently
*Checkbook or cash holder
*Camera bag (small digital ones plus an extra battery and card fit well)
*I have one holding my crochet hooks, stitch markers, 6" ruler and other small knit and crochet items
*Believing you could think of a dozen or so more special uses....
Purchase yours from Footsteps In Eden Reflexology when you visit.
We are adding them to our Etsy shop. One is there now. We'll add more this week. Be watching. We'll make the announcement.... on our Facebook page. Follow us.
Awesome value at $15.00 each (This is 50% of original selling price)
Sunday, November 25, 2012
We've been saying in anticipation of the holidays, "Everyone's holiday stress level would be well served by weekly sessions. Schedule at least one for yourself during the holidays. You will be so thankful for the relaxation, respite, and oasis you allowed yourself in the midst of the hurried-ness of all the preparations -- a redirect of focus for the moment to ponder what's really important about the season."
We are looking forward to wishing you Holiday Blessings in person in the next few weeks! Memphis Friends, a simple phone call (901-674-3934) or an email will reserve your spot(s).
Sunday, October 7, 2012
While many medications are available to treat the symptoms of allergy challenges, the root cause of those symptoms are not addressed by the meds.
Web MD says the following about those root causes and triggers of Fall allergies:
Male plants release tiny cells called pollen into the air in order to reproduce. When these pollen or other allergy triggers get into the noses of certain people, their immune system mistakenly sees them as foreign invaders and releases antibodies -- substances that normally identify and go after bacteria, viruses, and other illness-causing organisms. The antibodies attack the allergens, which leads to the release of chemicals called histamines into the blood. Histamines trigger the runny nose, itchy eyes, and other symptoms of allergies.Dust mites and mold spores are also mentioned as seasonal culprits and have the same effects.
May well be your reflexologist is just the place to turn for relief from your challenges. Therapeutic reflexology addresses these root causes as it works to bring all systems of the body into better harmony, while assisting the cleansing of toxins from the body. Besides the seemingly obvious reflexes of the sinuses themselves, your reflexologist will know other key reflex areas on the feet and hands where extra focus is indicated, including the lymphatic system to help with the removal of the histamines/toxins from your body. The reflexologist who also has knowledge of the use of essential oils may include these to further encourage the body's recovery.
Seasonal allergies are a major challenge in the Memphis, TN, area where I am located. Within my own practice (Footsteps In Eden Reflexology) it is most common to hear clients (who often have not even mentioned their clogged sinuses or itchy eyes) comment on the relief they are suddenly feeling with their breathing or calming of sinus irritation during a session. The testimonial evidence I see in my practice every day for allergy symptoms and relief of so many other health challenges as well, remind me over and over of the miraculous way in which God created our bodies. It is always amazing how -- while He certainly is able to act on His own without help -- He uses skilled and caring, gentle touch to enhance the body's ability to return to a state of harmony and wellness.
For those who may not be blessed to have access to a professional reflexologist, and for those who would like to assist themselves with sinus symptoms even more between sessions with their reflexologist, there are some simple self-help things you may do. Here is one from Livestong's website:
Hand reflexology can be an effective self-help method for alleviating allergy symptoms. Clear your sinuses by applying gentle pressure to the tips of your fingers just below the nail. Hold each finger for a few seconds until you begin to feel relief.
Above photo from: multi-mediastock website.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Another positive change was our gift plan for our clients who highly value the benefits they receive, scheduling regular appointments on weekly to monthly basis. The illustration above says it all. Treat Yourself! When you do it regularly at Footsteps In Eden Reflexology, we have a Gift Certificate for you! Some of our clients are already half way to their first one. We so value all of our clients, and we are looking forward to giving away lots of these! Here's how it works.
You treat yourself to four (4) 3 session packages within a 12 month period --
Four (4) Haven in Eden packages -- each package is three 75 minute sessions for $195 --
receive a $40 gift certificate
receive a $25 gift certificate
- Only valid with the Haven in Eden and Oasis in Eden packages described above
- The four (4) packages must be purchased and used within a 12 months* (this equals the equivalent of at least one session per month)
- If you make the investment to be here weekly or bi-weekly and purchase your sessions by the package as described above, you will receive more gift certificates accordingly.
- Only packages purchased for your personal use count toward the gift certificate. Packages you purchase as gift certificate(s) do not count toward the four.
- Packages being used by different members of the same household/family may not be combined.
- Gift Certificate will be presented at the 12th session.
- Gift Certificate(s) may be used by you personally or gifted.
- Payment in full for each 3 session package is due at first session when package is purchased.
*For example: if the first package is purchased and begun on 8/1/2012. The 3rd session of the 4th package must be used by 7/31/2013.
Photo Credit: Can Stock Photo, Inc./Kbuntu
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
- Just the very nature of reflexology makes it a VERY GREEN business. There's really nothing actually required for this therapy except a client and a reflexologist's hands (OK, they will need to be attached to the reflexologist - LOL).
- I work from my home. Situated in a park like setting, it is surrounded by GREEN.
- Products that are organic and sustainably produced are used whenever possible. These include, but are not limited to lotions and aromatherapy essential oils.
- Paper waste is greatly minimized by reusable linens and hand towels.
- All linens are laundered with eco-friendly products.
- The Thieves® line of products from Young Living,* provides anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-fungal protection for cleaning routines, personally and within the space. Thieves® products are all natural and plant-based, with no added toxic ingredients.
- Recently, we invested in a BioCerra pitcher. This allows us to provide our clients with filtered high pH, electrolyte added water in their own cup or a biodegradable to go cup. This is allowing us to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles.
- Our space is located where heat and air are only used when necessary for clients' comfort, saving precious energy resources.
*Use "Thieves" as your search term on this website to learn much about these wonderful products.
Above photo from canstockphoto
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Footsteps in Eden Reflexology would like to remind those of you still looking for the perfect Valentine's Day Gift, we have the solution. When you give reflexology you give an experience of relaxation, peace, and tranquility that expresses your love beautifully. Visit our website. We make it easy to order your gift certificates for the special one or ones in your life.
Photo from www.multimedia-stock.com
Friday, January 13, 2012
In these hands on workshop, you will learn about every part of the body being mirrored on the hands and feet, along with some easy, but effective reflexology tips for your babies challenges with colic, teething, ear pain, sleeplessness and more.
Workshops are being held at Singleton Community Center, Bartlett, TN. Here is the schedule through June 2012. Register for these workshops by calling the Community Center: 385-5593
Schedule: Monday January 23 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday February 18 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Monday March 19 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday April 21 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Monday May 21 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday June 16 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Bartlett, TN Resident: $20
Just so you will know my qualifications to teach you about the world of reflexology here are a few of my credentials: Registered Certified Reflexologist (TN); American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) certification; Maternity Reflexology Certification; many additonal hours of advanced training; Owner at Footsteps in Eden Reflexology, Bartlett, TN.
Maternity Certification in Reflexology includes pre-natal, post-natal care for mom and baby, as well as sub-fertility challenges.
Reflexologists do not diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any health condition. Please see your professional health care provider.
In this hands on workshop, provided by Footsteps In Eden Reflexology owner, Lynn Watson (that's moi) you will learn about every part of the body being mirrored on the hands and feet, and how to use your hands and a few common household items to do quick reflexology, self-help on yourself and family members.
A few aromatherapy suggestions, which may enhance your enjoyment of reflexology even more, will be included.
Below you will find the schedule with dates and times. All workshops are being held at Singleton Community Center in Bartlett, TN. Call them to reserve your spot: 385-5593.
Schedule: Saturday January 21 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Monday February 20 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday March 17 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Monday April 23 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday May 19 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Monday June 18 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bartlett, TN Resident: $25
Just so you will know my qualifications to teach you about the world of reflexology here are a few of my credentials: Registered Certified Reflexologist (TN); American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) certification; Maternity Reflexology Certification; many hours of advanced training; Owner at Footsteps in Eden Reflexology, Bartlett, TN.
Reflexologists do not diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any health condition. Please see your professional health care provider.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Gift Certificates for 30 minute sessions: 2/$49 ($80 Value)
Gift Certificates for 60 minute sessions: 2/$89 ($130 Value)
Gift certificates feature a festive holiday design, and if purchased in person, we'll include a gift box and tag (different from what is pictured above) for each certificate. If purchased through the website, we will mail them to you and include a nice quality envelope for each gift certificate.
These special price gift certificates may be redeemed though 6/30/2012. To purchase you must call 901-674-3934 or order from this link.
A Limited number of gift certificates are available at this special price. OFFER EXPIRES DEC 3, 2011 or while supplies last. Full price gift certificates may be purchased at any time.
The important fine print:
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
We are looking forward to your answers while we remind you that to keep a spirit and attitude of Thanksgiving Alive! each and every day all year long.
The winner will be chosen on Thursday. Thanksgiving blessings from our home to yours!
Pool of Delight in Eden
At Footsteps In Eden Reflexology we will prepare for you a delightful foot bath of sea salts and aromatherapy. The properties of the salts and therapeutic essential oils provide the potential for warmed muscles, increased circulation and detoxification. We add strokes of relaxing massage, preparing your feet and your whole body for the beautiful reflexology treatment to follow. We use an ionized copper foot basin, providing a healthy environment for your feet. Offered as add-on service to foot reflexology only. Sessions are extended 10-15 mins. This Lovely Delight will be available beginning the week after Thanksgiving. To learn more check out the "Sessions" link on our website.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
So, question #3 and another opportunity to perhaps recieve our wonderful Relaxation Give Away Package: Limiting yourself to just one thing (:-)that will be tough, of course), what would you say is the most dramatic single benefit you have received from reflexology?
For those reading this who have not yet experienced this amazing modality, it will be tough for you to answer this one. Gift yourself with that opportunity and learn for yourself what reflexology has to offer for you. In the Memphis area, we would love to hear from you and help you on your journey of discovery into reflexology. Begin by visiting our website.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
From our very beginning, Footsteps In Eden chose to offer you way more than a reflexology "session." Our goal was to offer you an experience of delight for all the senses. We appeal to your sense of smell through the use of aromatherapy. In our case, high quality therapeutic grade essential oils from Young Living. Did you know that of all of our senses, the sense of smell is the only one where we react first and think about our response later? Something to think about, but not the question for today.
To familiarize yourself with essential oils and their benefits, begin your journey of discovery here.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Comment here on the blog or on this post on our Footsteps In Eden Reflexology Facebook page. Your answer puts your name in the drawing for a nice relaxation package. (See previous post.) While we are in the Memphis, TN area, we would like to encourage everyone to participate. We will ship the package to any winner within the U.S. (If you're in Memphis area, we'll ask you to pick it up.)
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Be watching for questions and posts, which ask you to participate. You may comment here on the blog or on Facebook. Your answers must be specific and pertinent to the question asked. You'll see as we go along. Thanksgiving Day we'll choose a winner of a fun pack of relaxation goodies. If you're not in the Memphis area, but in the Continental U.S., we invite you to join in the fun. If you win we will send it to you. (In the Memphis area, please plan to come by and pick it up if you are the winner. :-) Watch for first opportunity tomorrow, Monday, November 7, 2011. Here's a glimpse of what you may win.
website. Wonder what other specials we might dream up just for you.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Tranquility is life to the body." Proverbs 14:30
Peace on Earth. . .A major holiday theme, but often our lives are anything but peaceful during this very busy season of celebration. Running from shopping to cooking to entertaining to travel to parties to decorating and perhaps gift making as well we are often out of steam, stressed, and on edge.
The meaning of the season is almost sure to be lost. Add to that, stress is a major factor in 90% plus of all the dis-eases of our bodies. King Solomon shared the avove quote thousands of years ago. How true it is. Is it time to take a closer look at those todo lists and calendar apps, and make the time to minimize your holiday stress and maximize your enjoyment of the holiday?
Reflexology's number 1 benefit is stress reduction. With reduced stress, of course, healing on many levels has opportunity to take place in your body Footsteps in Eden Reflexology has created a haven for you to spend 30-75 minutes totally relaxing, allowing a treat for all of your senses and an encouragement of your body toward greater balance and wellness.
In the Memphis area, give us a call today. 901-674-3934. Choose a short respite from your many to-dos.
Wishing you Peace on Earth... and in Your Holiday Celebrations!
Visit us at www.FootstepsInEden.com and/or Follow us: www.facebook.com/footstepsineden
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
In this hands on workshop, you will learn about every part of the body being mirrored on the hands and feet, along with some easy, but effective self-help reflexology tips for challenges like sinus pain, headaches, toothache, indigestion, insomnia, and more. We will be working on hands and feet. You are encouraged to to attend with a friend. Cost is $25 per person.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
In our home we have found the Thieves® line of products from Young Living™ to be most helpful. We clean with it, we diffuse it, we wash with it and more. My clients often comment on the fresh and clean fragrance of my hand soap. It is diffused at my husband's office. While not everyone there may be in agreement about its effectiveness, the fact that when it runs out they ask for more, speaks for itself. The purse sprays are a healthy option for spraying shopping cart handles, and use in public restrooms. There is also toothpaste, mouthwash and hand sanitizers -- all made with wholesome, good-for-you ingredients. Thieves® has also been shown to be highly effective in removing mold and mold spores. Here's a little history of this great line. It just may surprise you to learn of its origins.
"A blend of highly antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-infectious essential oils, Thieves® was created from research of a group of 15th-century thieves who rubbed oils on themselves to avoid contracting the plague while they robbed the bodies of the dead and dying. When apprehended, these thieves disclosed the formula of herbs, spices, and oils they used to protect themselves in exchange for more lenient punishment."
The entire Thieves® line is available at www.richinoils.com, where you have the opportunity to learn much more about the high potential of therapeutic grade essential oils.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
As I recall building imaginary walls around myself to protect myself from the many pains of my childhood, I wonder how much of the world around me I really missed seeing. Really seeing. It was so easy to stick my nose in a book and escape on someone else's adventure than it was to participate in many of my own. I remember my mother encouraging me to look at "all the beautiful scenery." An invitation I often ignored.
With all the mental details flying through my mind, it often requires intentional effort to "take it all in." I've done much better with this, but it still amazes me at how easily I can have tunnel vision, drive down the street with my mind engaged elsewhere and miss everything. I'm believing I am not alone here. Our hurry up world with its super-sized demands on our time and attention can be an incredibly large distraction for taking time to view the details and beauty of the creation and the created all around us.
How do you make time to see this happen in your life? (pun intended)
Photo from canstockphoto.com
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Yes, this is the original picture of the basket. We added lots more names over the past few weeks. Forgive us for not having that photo to post.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
All the information to enter as often as you like is in the copy below or you will find details on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/footstepsineden
We are growing and want to build our Memphis following on Facebook. This will allow you to be quickly updated on last minute appointment openings, news from Footsteps in Eden, and announcements of upcoming events. To enlist your help, we are giving away 2 tickets to see Orla Fallon (Celtic Women) in a solo concert on Friday, September 23, 2011 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center in Bartlett, Tennessee. The contest runs from June 18 through July 4.
The winner will be drawn from entries, and to enter you can do all of the following:
- Since you already Like our Facebook page you automatically have one entry!
- Have a business page? Then make the Footsteps page one of your favorite pages. (Already fav our page? You will automatically have one entry!)
- Make a relevant comment on a post.
- Share our page with friends by
• Messaging them with an invite & a link to Footsteps in Eden facebook page
• Post an invite on THEIR WALL with a link to Footsteps in Eden facebook page
Your friend must “like” or “fav” the page for you to receive an entry.
- Email us at email@example.com to be added to our newsletter list. (Already receive our newsletter? You have one entry!)
- Be on the lookout for special, one-time opportunities on our Facebook wall - you never know what we'll do!
Enter as often as you would like. You will need to email us with what you have done so we can credit you for each entry. You may include multiple items in your emails. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winner will be drawn on July 4th, and announced on Facebook that day. Good luck!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
This is one of the most frequently asked questions from clients. You may have asked it yourself. Rather than offer the "one size fits all" answer, here are some reasons for considering the cumulative effect of reflexology for your personal health and wellness goals.
Health challenges are often a part of life for months and even years -- often many years. When clients choose weekly or bi-weekly sessions, and make these a priority over a span of months and in some cases years, they often experience amazing results. (Some sessions may bring nearly indiscernible baby steps. Other times the client is amazed at the dramatic changes.) By allowing their whole being to enter that deep state of relaxation on a regular basis they encourage their whole body toward greater health and wellness for a lifetime.
Sometimes new clients "try" a few sessions over 6 or 8 weeks time expecting to see significant results for their long-term challenges. They become disappointed and choose to stop with reflexology. From experiences in my practice, I know that those with the most awesome stories to share are those who have chosen to continue regular sessions for months and longer, believing that positive changes are occurring within their body. Ultimately, they are most often rewarded with enhanced health and wellness.
New energy patterns are introduced into the body through reflexology. These are helping to bring all systems of the body into greater balance and strengthening the immune system. Consistent regular sessions help to maintain this enhanced state of health. I have some clients who consider regular reflexology to be their "health plan." They report such great benefits that their body knows when it has missed even one session.
Reflexologists do not diagnose or treat for disease. They do not prescribe or adjust medications. Please consult with your medical professional for your health challenges and concerns.
Photo from www.multimedia-stock.com
Friday, June 3, 2011
Our five senses -- seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching -- are so important in our discovery of life around us, and our overall well-being. A few days ago I posted a link on my Facebook page, briefly outlining using our five senses to recharge. Intrigued by this article because of my personal experiences and light bulb moments, I believed the article would touch others as well.
The article quickly skimmed the surface. In the next several blog posts I choose to be transparent with you, my readers, sharing my story of learning to experience and value the senses more deeply. By sharing, I pray your life my be enhanced as well.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
By guest blogger: Jen Froggatt
If I was to say to you that hypnosis could help you relax and de-stress, you would think of watch being swayed side to side and being told, 'you are getting very sleepy', am I right? Well you couldn't be further from the truth. Although hypnotherapy is a relatively new therapy, many have been using it as a relaxation technique for years.
Hypnotherapy works by communicating with your subconscious mind, to help you overcome negative thought patterns which in turn helps you to relax. A qualified hypnotherapist will help you achieve a deeply relaxed state (different to sleep) before starting your hypnotherapy session so you can use your full imagination. Many compare this state as being in a daydream.
Hypnosis for stress can be very effective because hypnotherapy can help alter your reactions to possible stressful situations. A hypnotherapist can change your thought pattern so when faced with these situations you have a much more positive reaction. This is because it is not the situation that causes stress (otherwise everyone would be stressed about the same thing at the same time) it's the way we react to this situation that causes stress. When you are less stressed you will then find easier to relax and wind down at the end of the day.
For more information on how hypnotherapy could help you visit Hypnotherapy Directory
Saturday, January 15, 2011
How kind are you to your feet? We call 'em our "dogs," but do we treat them as the beloved members of the family, like many do their furry friends?
Alice was certainly concerned about her feet as she grew taller and taller in the 2nd chapter of Lewis Carroll's famous tale:
"'Good-bye, feet!' (for when she looked down at her feet, they seemed to be almost out of sight, they were getting so far off). 'Oh, my poor little feet, I wonder who will put on your shoes and stockings for you now, dears? I'm sure I shan't be able! I shall be a great deal too far off to trouble myself about you: you must manage the best way you can; —but I must be kind to them,' thought Alice, 'or perhaps they won't walk the way I want to go! Let me see: I'll give them a new pair of boots every Christmas.'
And she went on planning to herself how she would manage it. 'They must go by the carrier,' she thought; 'and how funny it'll seem, sending presents to one's own feet! And how odd the directions will look!'"
I see great wisdom in Alice's thinking. Just from the perspective of my feet carrying me every where I choose to go, it seems being nice to them is more of a necessity than a chore. Who needs feet talking back?
Did you know that every organ, gland and part of your body is mirrored on your feet? When there are challenges in your body they show up in your feet, and when your feet have been mistreated that well may show up in the rest of your body. Reflexology may be your perfect solution. You and your feet and all the rest of you may be ecstatically happy that you finish reading this post, and take the suggested "steps" to be kind to your feet!
With the beginning of a new year focus often turns to sustaining or improving your health. Consider the option available to you to treat yourself to an amazingly rejuvenating experience. Reflexology encourages every system of your body toward greater balance, inviting your whole being into a deep state of relaxation and allowing it to find its place of enchanced health and well being.
At Footsteps In Eden Reflexology we make sending gifts to your feet much less complicated than the steps Alice encountered in gifting hers. What's more it is a treat for not only your feet, but your whole body as well. What will reflexology do for you? Besides being a most amazing experience, here are some ot the benefits you may expect from a reflexology session.
- Reduces stress
- Revitalizes energy
- Assists functioning of circulation
- Assists functioning of nervous system
- Assists cleansing of toxins from body (immune system support)
- Assists the harmonizing of the body's systems naturally
- Is Prevantative/Supportive/Non-Invasive Caring Touch.Visit Footsteps In Eden website to learn more about reflexology and Lynn Watson, Reflexologist. We have sessions and packages to meet everyone's needs.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Health & wellness plans are close to the heart of many of us. With a new year we also often bring a redifined focus in this area. Reflexology's benefits have such an abundant potential for helping to encourage the body toward healing from almost all health challenges. It is also considered by many to be the perfect therapy for maintaining health and wellness.
Since opening our doors in November of 2007, we have offered only an ultimate relaxation experience. With the above paragraph in mind, along with time constraints, budgets, and the individual's desire for choice, we have created 3 unique options for visits to Footsteps In Eden Reflexology. We have certainly kept what we believe to be the most wonderful experience and option, and definitely the best value.
A Little Touch of Eden:
30 Minute Session -- Especially designed for those with more limited time constraints, these sessions offer a spot of relaxation, health, and wellness. Enjoy a short escape to a place of stillness and refreshment.
An Oasis in Eden
60 Minute Session -- One definition of “oasis” includes this statement: “People actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests.” Our 60 minute sessions begin with hot moist aromatherapy infused foot wraps. You’ll find your body and mind quickly unwinding, bringing you into an oasis of relaxation and helping to encourage your body to greater balance, health, wellness, and rejuvenation.
OUR VERY BEST VALUE:
A Haven in Eden:
75 Minute Ultimate Experience -- Enhancing your experience with additional minutes of reflexology and relaxation, these sessions conclude with the touch of hot stone therapy and a second helping of hot moist aromatherapy infused foot wraps. Other luxurious touches may be included.
My work is done from my home -- a park like setting in Bartlett, TN. All sessions are experienced in our warmly inviting relaxation room, purposely designed for enjoyment by all your senses.
Maternity Reflexology and "A Little Peace of Eden" Wedding Packages are also available.
Further information on reflexology, our services, and our fees for services may be found on our website: www.footstepsineden.com. The website is now, also, fully accessible from iPhone.