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...

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 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...

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...

April 12, 2017

"Healthy skin

is a reflection

of overall wellness"

Howard Murad, MD

Our faces tell the story of the amount of tension, worry, and stress in our lives. We all know people who wear years of stress in wrinkles between the eyes or across the forehead. Maybe you’ve experienced...

March 2, 2017

Reflexology is much more than a relaxing "foot rub"! While one of the main benefits of reflexology is relaxation, I think that people often underestimate the benefits of this type of bodywork. The relaxed state achieved during a reflexology session is called the alpha...

February 8, 2017

Muscle tension. We’ve all experienced it. It sneaks up on us during periods of stress, or when we’ve been sitting in one place, doing the same activity for too long. When it hits us, we rub our shoulders, arch our back, roll our neck, shake our hands, anything to try a...

February 2, 2017

I describe the alpha state as “the space between”. It’s that place where you’re awake... but not really. Where you’re asleep... but not really. It’s the state of relaxation and peaceful wakefulness accompanied by feelings of tranquility. Tension does not reside here, a...

January 25, 2017

Everything in life is about balance, and our bodies are no exception. Our bodies are always striving for balance. They may feel out