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Cheryl Foster's Profile - Read a bit more about her reflexology practice as featured in the local publication, Natural Awakenings: https://www.naturaltucson.com/2020/01/06/294231/cheryl-h-foster
Reflexology: A Moving Experience - by Cheryl Foster
A different slant on 'being moved'. Read about how reflexology helps move fluids including blood and lymph as well as energy too! https://www.naturaltucson.com/2019/12/31/293721/reflexology-a-moving-experience
Reflexology: Making Space - by Cheryl Foster
Read how beneficial reflexology is for reducing tension and freeing the energy of the body. https://www.naturaltucson.com/2019/12/01/291910/reflexology-making-space
Reflexology for Ageless, Radiant Beauty - by Cheryl Foster
The phrase, “beauty is only skin deep” is interpreted as physical beauty being just superficial. But the skin is important and, in fact, the body’s largest organ.https://www.naturaltucson.com/...
Whether it’s a few moments spent holding hands, a hug hello, or cuddling on the couch, simple touches from those we care about can bring a smile to our face — even on our most difficult days.
While out for a morning run, an angry dog jumps out onto your path and starts growling and barking at you.
In the second before you turned on the lights in your empty house, your coat rack looked like it was a person standing right next to you.
Insomnia is the most common sleep condition in the world, with half of adults globally reporting occasional episodes. Chronic insomnia, though far less prevalent, affects as many as 10 to 15 percent of the adult population.
Stress isn’t just an emotional experience — it’s a physiological process. Whether you’re nervously preparing to give a presentation at work or having a full-on panic attack on a plane, the physical symptoms that come with stress can range from inconvenient to totally overwhelming, especially when the body’s defensive reaction feels out of proportion to the stressor.
Trauma affects more than a person’s mental health: it rewires our nervous systems, which has ramifications far beyond what you might think.
Arthritis or joint inflammation is a symptom as well as a disease because it affects daily life activities so significantly. There are a number of conditions in which arthritis occurs, from osteoarthritis to rheumatoid arthritis, affecting a whopping 54 million Americans.
If you experience a racing heartbeat or tightness in your chest when you read a news story about the pandemic, it’s because of your sympathetic nervous system. When the brain senses a threat, it triggers the fight-or-flight response.
We all know that a night of peaceful, restful sleep can work wonders to help the mind and body restore and heal. If you're lacking that kind of deep slumber in your life, I recommend trying the natural relaxation effects of reflexology. It's easier than you think to give yourself a mini reflexology session to promote the rest you desire.
Our ability to feel pain and react to it is both a boon and a curse, simultaneously. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage.” This means that pain is highly subjective, and it is informed by a mix of past experiences, our current emotional state, and future expectations. Since pain is an emotional and sensory experience it affects our quality of life immensely, and treatment is complex.
I don't love my feet. They're big, with proportionally big, wide toes. I’m barefoot a lot, so they’re calloused and sometimes dirty. I even gave up nail polish in an effort to lower my body's chemical burden, so I can’t hide my not-very-nice-looking feet behind a pedicure anymore. Last month, on a weekend vacation in Mexico, I went to take a picture of my feet in the sand to text my husband, and I couldn't bear to press send. They looked deceased! Missing only a toe tag! So I booked a reflexology foot massage at the hotel spa, because my poor feet were stressed, and they deserved better.
Daisy Clark, a 53-year-old ultramarathoner from Seattle, has had her fair share of foot pain: aching joints, toenails peeling off in your socks, and even nerve damage (from tying your laces too tight) are all part of the sport. On one of her first 50-mile races, Clark developed a blister “that was my entire heel — one giant blister with blood.”
For many of us, going to the doctor can feel daunting and fill us with anxiety. Here are some tips to help overcome your fears and make you calmer
People often complain about stress, but it's actually a natural reaction with an essential purpose. When the body senses danger, it starts its fight-or-flight response. Your nervous system releases hormones like adrenaline and cortisol, which jolt the body into a protective mode. Your heart pounds faster, muscles tighten, blood pressure rises, breathing quickens, and your senses sharpen.
There are a lot of signs in plenty of windows that say “Reflexology.” Typically in an ad on in massage parlors, usually it isn’t anything more than a foot rub. Massage therapists can take a short course in Reflexology as part of their training or as continuing education. Typically it is under 12 hours of training.
It’s no good being on the best diet in the world if you’re over-stressed and your cortisol is raging!
Ask any new mom what an ideal day to herself might look like and you could expect something that includes all or some of this: a full night's sleep, a quiet room, a long bath, a yoga class. I didn't *quite* understand just how attractive a "day off", or heck, even a few hours to myself, looked until giving birth to my daughter a few months ago. Quickly, I learned that while fun and rewarding, being a new mom can also be stressful, like seriously stressful.
When you're working out, the last thing you want to worry about is what you're wearing. Comfort should be more important in the gym than almost anywhere else in life, since your main focus should be your physical performance.