Longtime colleague Dale Wombwell of For Healthy Living @ www.forhealthyliving.com is an excellent local reflexology teacher for those interested in certification for reflexology.
Karen Ball, Ancient Academy of Reflexology, St Augustine FL taught local reflexologists how to manage the most common painful foot condition in North America-Sept 15/16, 2012 Plantar Fasciitis Prevention and Protocol
It's not unusual for clients for report that they have suffered from this common, painful, condition for a number of years. People typically try 5 to 7 different approaches, and often get only minimal relief. Footloose now offers this outstanding treatment which combines the historical wisdom of reflexology with release of the fascia for a treatment option that is remarkably effective.
Grand River Reflexology Associates celebrated their 10th Anniversary Summer of 2010. Find them at www.reflexology-grra.com
I have FINALLY discovered yoga.....don't know what took me so long! If you haven't yet tried yoga-do yourself a giant favor. If you suffer from Plantar fasciitis consider Hatha yoga classes to loosen up those painful too tight areas of the lower body. www.blueheronyoga.ca
Rita Cupitt provides relaxing, rejuvenating Hatha Yoga. Wonderful informative workshops and classes at Village at Arbour Trails. You may reach Rita at 519 780-2881 The studio is at 30 Sugarbush Place in Guelph.
"Rita's classes always leave me feeling like I've enjoyed a big nap with stretching. All of my aches and pains have receded, and all of my joints feel beautifully mobile. I never go home with strained muscles-she has a special talent for encouraging us to work just where we need to work today!" Donna
For those who are not on the RRCO or other facebook pages, A new Functional MRI Scanning trial has been done, furthering the proof that Reflexology really does have effect on the body and the brain. The trial paper is titled:
Activity in the primary somatosensory cortex induced by reflexological stimulation is unaffected by pseudo-information: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study.
These findings suggest that a robust relationship exists between neural processing of somatosensory percepts for reflexological stimulation and the tactile sensation of a specific reflex area. Reflexology helps the body normalize itself in the process.
We can choose positivity for our brains: This is an area of personal interest-I'm reading lots of interesting things on the subject.
I invite you to consider, in this hyper stressed world of ours that we can create positive function in our brains.
At the age of 57 I have embarked on a stress relieving job at Watson Foods (Cargill) packing meat. This purely physical job, standing for 8 or more hours at a time, and working with body rather than brain has been fun and challenging over the past year. I look forward to many more years there. To help my aging and not so strong body deal with the demands of the job I have been using the services of Andi Jakowlew, Osteopath, and of Guelph Community Acupuncture Clinic. Both are AMAZING. I am so grateful to have found these new additions to my wellness toolkit. I encourage you to try them out for what ails you. We all need to continue to seek ways to be well.
Andi Jakowlew M.OM Sc
519.239.8641 email@example.com on Hazelwood, off of Downey Rd.
Many of my clients RAVE about Andi, and continue to use her services. In my opinion, she is one of the most talented body mechanics people I've met in a long time. She gets things working that you didn't know were jammed up.
Guelph Community Acupuncture Clinic www.guelphcommunityacupuncture.ca
Sliding scale of fees for affordability for everyone. Community Acupuncture means treatment happens in a common room-a circle of 10 or so comfy chairs-treatment is on lower legs, arms, head, ears. The best naps I've ever had-profoundly restful. They offer free trial afternoons every so often, and once in awhile run a special where it's $75/5 treatments. Bargain of the century in my opinion. Very effective for stress related illness, immune support, pain management and a host of other symptoms. Lisa and Stephanie are very talented and effective practitioners. Go and nap with the neighbours. Located at the back of Baker Street parking lot, in the Guelph Community Health Centre. Totally accessible.
See Goldie Hawn and Dr. Dan Siegel on their TED TALK on You Tube for more information about some of the new science. Goldie has written: "10 Mindful Minutes" and quotes on page XXVI that their MindUP program in schools resulted in a 63 percent rise in optimism among participants, improved ability to manage stress, better interpersonal relationships, better attention and more concentration and a 25 percent reduction in aggression on the playground among other things. It's worth a look!
Understanding ear reflexology, naturally leads to interest in brain function, and how to improve brain connectivity-I've had a long standing curiosity about Brain Gym-there are many useful You Tube videos on the topic-look up PACE-a short easy way to connect quadrants of the brain through easy physical activity. Great for focus and to make learning easier as we age. Donna
Suggested reading: Emotion Code by Dr. Bradley Nelson
Emotion Code treatments are one of the very effective tapping therapies offered these days to remove subconscious blocks to our conscious good functioning. (Christine Ball in KW) So much of what affects our bodies and conscious minds is a result of things we've ignored, forgotten, or stuffed down so that we can get through life. We are learning in the energy medicine realm that the wounds are real and hold us back. There are somewhere between 20 and 30 methods of tapping therapies-they are shown time and time again to be VERY effective. So-rather than spending upwards of $150/hour on therapy of various kinds-why not give a tapping therapy a try. Victims of prisoner camps from Bosnia were treated in this way and made amazing progress in a very short time. Check out EFT (Susan Bushell in Guelph is an expert) Body Talk, Faster EFT with Robert K. Smith (youtube)EMDR, Brain Gym. See what resonates for you.