January 7, 2020

Human beings need touch in a very literal sense. Being touched in a positive way affects our physiology and gives us a sense of overall well-being. The lack of touch from a very young age can actually affect growth and development. Research and observation of children...

August 22, 2019

A wedding, the birth of a baby, a vacation in Italy, watching your favorite team play in the playoffs... these are all good life events that also have the potential to cause stress! For anyone who has planned a wedding, it's not hard to imagine how the desire of wantin...

June 20, 2019

Though one of the ways reflexology works is via the nervous system, specifically through the 250 thousand nerve endings in the feet, another way it works is through the energy pathways (similar to acupuncture). When using reflexology, the electrical energy flows from t...

January 18, 2019

If you’ve been wearing high heels for a long time, then it will take some time to release the tight and very shortened calf muscles in order to wear flatter shoes more comfortably and safely. If you can barely stretch your calves while performing the calf stretch (belo...

January 18, 2019

If you only wear high heels for a special night out, then you know that sometime during the night your feet will be screaming to be let out. You don’t dare take your shoes off (even though it’s what you most want to do) because you know your protesting feet will never...

October 23, 2018

Did you know that your immune system is linked to your stress level? Think back to a time when you were really sick. What was going on in your life then? Can you make a connection between your stress level and your health?  Were you constantly on the go, overly worried...

June 30, 2018

For those who like scientific explanations and reasons for why things work, reflexology can seem  "airy fairy" or "woo woo". It's reasonable to question how manipulating the little toe can address shoulder pain, for example. I get it.  But countless testimonials from c...

April 10, 2018

When talking to people about reflexology, they generally understand that it has something to do with the feet. When I explain that the reflexes are also located in the hands, this is almost always a surprise.

Unlike the more common practice of foot reflexology, hand ref...

March 13, 2018

Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic, widespread pain and tenderness in the body. It is difficult to diagnose because there are no diagnostic tests or x-rays that can detect it, and the symptoms of fibromyalgia mimic symptoms of other medical conditions. Research s...