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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

May 25, 2017

Are you someone who uses drugs as a last resort? I know that I am! If my back is aching, I’ll take my thumb and reflex my low back reflex, and then I’ll stretch out the muscles with a nice spinal twist or downward dog before ever reaching for an Advil! I am convinced t...