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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.


You know you’re in for something special when you walk into an adorable day spa that feels a bit like a tree house and yet somehow manages to be hidden in a busy party of West Hollywood. This is The Humble Abode, a mother-daughter owned spa that offers not only massage and manicures but also skin care, haircuts, waxing and even chiropractor treatments and Pilates classes.

How Can Reflexology Massage Boost Your Health and Wellness?

Reflexology has grown in popularity in the United States and on a global scale, owing to numerous findings on its potent benefits for the physical and mental health of human beings. One large-scale review undertaken in 2008 summarized?168 studies on this ancient healing art, with surprising conclusions, including the fact that reflexology has a positive impact on specific organs, including the kidneys and intestines (since it promotes blood flow to these organs). If you are intrigued by reflexology and you?d like to give it a go, take note of how it can change your life, helping you manage pain and achieve a state of relaxation,?with no side effects at all.

Are your shoes giving you a health problem?

It's hard to believe that there was once a time when humans simply walked around barefoot, no matter what the temperature or terrain was like. Nowadays, you'd struggle to make it down the local high street without passing several shoe stores, boasting a wealth of designer heels, on-trend trainers and seasonal specials.

Here's What Causes Charley Horses (And How To Get Rid Of Them)

If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night with a charley horse, then you know what a pain these leg cramps can be.

Charley horse is a colloquial term for a sudden, intense muscle contraction that often occurs in the calf, thigh or foot during sleep. More than half of adults report they have experienced these spasms at night, which can last anywhere from a few seconds to several excruciating minutes.

What is plantar fasciitis? And what can you do to relieve the pain?

Those who have suffered from plantar fasciitis — the inflammation of the ligament that runs along the bottom of your foot — know that the stabbing pain can be debilitating, often keeping you sidelined from your favorite activities.

I’m in pain, so why is my doctor suggesting a psychologist?

Pain makes us human. It is a bell, fine-tuned by evolution, that often rings in moments necessary for our survival. Because of pain, we can receive warnings that trigger the reflexes to escape potential danger.

How to Find the Best Walking Shoes

A form of exercise that almost anyone can enjoy in any season, walking is a heart-healthy aerobic exercise that reaps many health benefits. Though walking itself is free, the biggest investment you should make is finding the right pair of walking shoes to best support your feet and protect you from injury. Michele Dierkes, PT, DPT, ATC, offers advice on how to find the perfect pair.

Hugs and kisses: The health impact of affective touch

There are a number of good reasons that touching, hugging, and kissing the people we love feels comforting and reassuring. In this Spotlight, we will explore how such displays of affection impact your health and well-being.