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...

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...

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...

June 20, 2017

As a Reflexologist, I find it exciting that studies are being done to validate what every Reflexologist knows, and most clients of reflexology experience! 

Twenty-seven studies show that pain reduction is a significant result of reflexology work. The studies included in...

April 20, 2017

I’ve had a couple of people contact me recently asking if reflexology can help with peripheral neuropathy, so I thought that it would be a good topic to address. Before jumping into how reflexology is beneficial for persons with this condition, it makes sense to first...

April 5, 2017

Stress shows up in our bodies in many different forms. It shows up physically, psychologically, and/or behaviorally so gradually, that before we know it we are in pain, depressed, ill, or have a myriad of other symptoms that leave us feeling just plain "blah".  If you'...

January 16, 2017

Did you know that 75% of disease is caused by stress? Have you noticed, for example, that when you have been on the go for too long, or when work and/or home life is stressful,  that you get sick, tired, have headaches, back pain, neck and shoulder pain, stomach proble...

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