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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/...


Acupressure practitioners work with a concept called Qi, pronounced “chi.” It refers to vital energy that circulates throughout the body in pathways called meridians.



How to Choose Bike Shoes

You can ride a bike in just about any shoes, but anyone who rides regularly can benefit from shoes designed specifically for cycling. Compared with typical athletic shoes, bike shoes are designed with stiffer soles for more efficient energy transfer as you pedal. The type of riding you do will guide your choice, whether road cycling, mountain biking, or commuting and running errands around town.


Relaxation Response for Reversing Stress

The counterpart to the fight-or-flight response, the relaxation response, occurs when the body is no longer in perceived danger, and the autonomic nervous system functioning returns to normal.Simply put, the relaxation response is the opposite of your body's stress response—your "off switch" to your body's tendency toward fight-or-flight.


Reflexology: A Moving Experience

Aging is often associated with declining mobility, which is discouraging to say the least. Reflexology addresses conditions that result in limited mobility, which often include pain, inflammation, trauma, postural disorders and injuries, among others. Wherever there is immobility, there is tension, and tension in the foot often points to tension elsewhere in the body.


Longer Exhalations Are an Easy Way to Hack Your Vagus Nerve

Two years ago, I published a nine-part series, "The Vagus Nerve Survival Guide to Combat Fight-or-Flight Urges." The genesis came from an "Aha!" moment when I noticed a pattern of diverse scientific literature published by researchers correlating unexpected lifestyle factors (e.g., positive social connections (Kok et al., 2013), narrative expressive writing (Bourassa et al., 2017), and self-distancing (Grossman et al., 2016)) with improved heart rate variability (HRV).


Science Confirms That the Vagus Nerve Is Key to Well-being

Take a deep breath. Hug a friend. Reach for the ceiling and stretch your limbs. Each of these simple acts bestows a sense of calm and comfort. And each works its soothing magic in part by activating a complicated system of nerves that connects the brain to the heart, the gut, the immune system, and many of the organs. That system is known collectively as the vagus nerve.


How to avoid stress-related to body features

We are created differently and our bodies represent different features. Some of us are tall and big while others are short and small. All these are natural occurrences and there isn’t much we can do about it. But do you know, how your body features appear especially while sitting either at your place of work or at home or when hiking all in-effort of relaxing and killing burnout could result to a considerable amount of body-related stress. In this article, we are going to look at 5 ways of how you can avoid stress-related to body features especially if you are tall and big.


If the Shoe Fits the Hazard, Wear It

When it comes to safety footwear, one size does not fit all. Just as with other types of personal protective equipment (PPE), many work environments and hazards require specific types of footwear if workers are to be properly protected.

 

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