Chakra reflexology

Albert Einstein told us back in the 1920’s that everything (including our bodies) is composed of energy.  We all have energy within our bodies that can be used, or abused, in different ways, and the energy created from our emotions and mental attitudes are said to run through our body’s cells, tissues and organs. One belief is that our energy is channeled through chakras in the body.

Chakra is a Sanskrit term meaning circle or wheel, and is the word used to describe the points from the base of the spine to the top of the head into one holistic system. Theories on chakras link the human body and mind into a body-mind relationship and through chakras we receive, transmit and process life energies. Thus, balancing the chakras will balance energy in the body that can be major contributors to physical pain and diseases. Chakra reflexology does exactly this – balancing chakras through unblocking the corresponding reflex points and therefore using the emotional to heal the physical.

Chakra reflexology is an interesting and powerful practice. Whether you believe in chakras and energy or not, it is a deeply relaxing and meditative treatment. It works on the particular reflex points that correspond with the endocrine system, thus helping with relaxation, anxiety and stress. It also uses new freedom and energy breathing techniques that give any recipient a deep feeling of relaxation.

If you would like to find out more, or book a consultation, get in touch here or via the contact form. 

Stress in the city

I wrote an article a while back for the fantastic Escape the City on What to do about Stress in the City.

From Monday to Friday ‘stressed’ is probably a common description of the average worker in London. And it is not just a word we would use for ourselves when deadlines are fast approaching and we have a busy commute to face and bills to pay when we get home. Just writing the words make me start to fret about my ‘things to do list’ for tomorrow.

Unfortunately stress has also become a sort of adrenaline that many busy London workers live off – it has fast become part of the working culture, and therefore very difficult to escape when we try to switch off. But what does stress really do to you, physically and mentally, and how can it – in the long term – actually kill you?

Firstly stress stimulates the fight or flight reflex, producing adrenalin. This reflex used to be put into practice when we were being chased by wild beasts, not our colleagues with deadlines. So actually our fight or flight is being put into use more often than necessary, and than it should be. This puts severe strain on the heart; as your heart beats faster your blood pressure increases, your arteries constrict and your immune system goes down as your body’s blood all rushes to the vital organs for ‘survival’. When stressed have you ever noticed that you literally cannot think? That is because all the blood has left your brain to be used elsewhere.

As this is happening, your adrenals pour out cortizone. This is released to reduce pain, but in large doses actually poisons the brain, causing memory loss and/or depression. In your other systems, your liver is fast producing glucose for energy, which in high doses can cause diabetes. Your digestive system shuts down, unable to absorb proper nutrients and causing malnutrition.

The body calls on fat reserves to be used as energy. This causes hardening of the arteries and narrowing of vessels, increasing the risk of heart disease.

That is huge amount of activity to take place every single day in the body. And as you can see, this activity is definitely not positive.

When you get stressed what should you do? Take a walk, breathe deeply for 5 minutes, walk up stairs or just take 10 minutes to relax and reflect. Reflexology also helps alleviate symptoms of stress by increasing blood circulation to all the organs in the body, stimulating the body’s own self healing process.

Why do I blog?

I want to share my knowledge from the 5 years I have spent practicing reflexology. The blog will include information on reflexology itself.

However, I believe that reflexology is much more than just your feet! Reflexology is a holistic treatment that looks at the entire body, lifestyle and diet to understand common mental and physical ailments and how they can be treated.

So this blog also covers news and information about current health and wellbeing issues; from stress to fertility, meditation to diet and lifestyle.

If you have any questions or want more information on a particular subject just get in touch here, and happy reading!