January 30, 2018

In addition to making healthier lifestyle choices, studies show that reflexology can lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. First what are these and what do they mean?

Systolic blood pressure is the top number in a pressure reading which measures the pressure...

January 24, 2018

It’s that time of year in the Pacific Northwest when the days are short, cold, and rainy. For many, these winter months of little sunshine cause a type of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is related to changes in seasons - it begins and ends a...

December 21, 2017

Foot cramps are extremely common and can occur at any time, whether during exercise and activity, or during rest and sleep. Even the slightest movement, like pointing a toe (which shortens the muscle in the arch) can trigger a cramp.

Causes

The exact cause of foot cramps...

December 1, 2017

As a Reflexologist, clients come to me with a variety of health issues, the latest being rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This prompted me to learn more about this condition, as well as the difference between RA and osteoarthritis (OA).

Simply stated, OA is caused by continue...

November 13, 2017

I’ve mentioned previously that one of the benefits of reflexology is that it improves oxygen saturation levels. What exactly does this mean, and what is the importance of good oxygen saturation levels?

Your blood oxygen level is a measure of how much oxygen your red blo...

October 17, 2017

“Don’t worry, be happy!” For many people, this is easier said than done! After all, there are so many things to worry about! People die, they lose jobs, friends, money, and homes. There are natural disasters, diseases, and politics that add to an unpredictable future....

September 25, 2017

Circulation is the most important factor to keeping the body functioning by delivering oxygen and nutrients to the cells, and removing waste. If circulation is poor, toxins accumulate at the nerve endings in our hands and feet where the transfer is made from the arteri...

September 12, 2017

What is chronic pain, and how does it differ from acute pain? Let’s first consider acute pain. Acute pain is caused by an injury or specific disease. It serves a protective function, letting the injured person know that there has been damage to some part of the body. T...

August 23, 2017

A cancer diagnosis is scary for all concerned. Not only does it affect the person who has received the diagnosis, but the family and friends of the person as well. We have all been touched by cancer, and know the emotional roller coaster that we find ourselves on throu...

August 3, 2017

The benefits of reflexology for wome