Medulla and Friends Summer Solstice Open Day

Our regular gathering of therapists and cake takes a slight twist this time as we coincide with the Summer Solstice (the longest day!).

If the weather is kind there will be meditation in the garden as well as therapies and readings to try.  Shopping and cake too with donations for Bedford Daycare Hospice

Bookings now being taken for:

  • Reiki – with Naomi
  • Scalp Massage or summer facial – with Cheryl
  • Sound Healing – with Gaynor
  • Bowen Therapy – with Lorraine
  • Hand pamper treats – with Anne
  • Numerology readings  – with Gill
  • Gypsy Card readings  – with Patrick
  • Tarot readings  – with Claire

Details of treatments, therapists and readers will be added over the coming weeks so please check back regularly or message me for details.

Please complete the form below to book your treatment or for any other details including directions.

Looking forward to seeing you on this fun and chilled out day!

Anne and friends xx

 

 

Holistic, Lifestyle, Reflexology

WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet, hands or ears. Reflexology is generally calming and may help ease stress.

The theory behind reflexology is based on an understanding that areas of the foot (hand or ear) correspond to organs and systems of the body. Pressure applied to areas on the foot is thought to bring relaxation and therapeutic healing to the corresponding area of the body. Reflexologists use foot charts to guide them as they apply pressure to specific areas. Reflexology may sometimes be combined with other hands-on therapies to create a holistic approach to wellbeing.

What Happens During a Session?

Visiting a reflexologist should be an enjoyable experience.  Your therapist should provide a clean, comfortable and inviting room for your treatment.

A session is usually carried out in a reclining chair, or on a massage couch, and you should expect to remove your shoes and socks or tights.  Some women may feel more comfortable wearing trousers.

  • a full consultation and medical history will be taken at the start of the session.
  • your feet will be cleaned by the therapist at the start of the treatment.
  • this will be followed by working each foot in turn, applying pressure to stimulate the reflexes of your entire body.
  • the treatment ends with relaxing foot massage.
  • a glass of water will be provided along with full aftercare advice.

massage collection

Possible Side-Effects?

Reflexology is generally a safe and non-invasive treatment.  By clearing blockages or obstructions you may experience an overall body response as the body attempts to release accumulated toxins; symptoms may include

  • headaches
  • nausea
  • flu-like symptoms
  • tiredness
  • heightened energy

Symptoms usually pass within one to 24 hours and may be reduced by drinking plenty of water.

Pouring of fresh water from jug into glass on wooden table

How Else Can It Help?

Reflexology is a way of recognising and locating imbalances in the body’s organs and systems.

The human body is constantly trying to maintain a natural balance.  Sometimes due to stress, injury, a build-up of toxic waste, bad diet or poor elimination, this is not possible and the body becomes unwell. Reflex zone massage picks out these areas of imbalance and with a little work, helps them to return to normal.  It is not necessarily a cure but can help in the body rebalance itself.

Disease is caused by blockages in energy lines and treatment involves clearing these obstructions by stimulating various points along the lines. When congestions are cleared energy is able to flow freely and the body is able to achieve a state of balance.

Safety

Although not an alternative to conventional medicine, reflexology complements and can enhance conventional medicines and treatments.  It is also ideal if you’re seeking relaxation and stress relief.

Choosing a Reflexologist

Each individual therapist brings their own personality and unique way of conducting their treatments. It is important that you have a good rapport with the person who is going to be working with you. You may wish to consider the following points when choosing a reflexologist or other complementary therapist.

  • meet or speak with your therapist before booking
  • location and accessibility
  • training and experience
  • number of sessions
  • cost per session
  • other services/products

If you’d like to speak to me about anything in this article, have any further questions or would like to book an appointment, please complete the contact form below with your query or phone number if you would like a call back.  Alternatively you can find me number directly on the contact page.

Northamptonshire Health & Wellness Event

Join us at the Northamptonshire Health & Wellness Event on Sunday 19th May – 11am to 5pm

Flyer for Northants Health & Wellness event

For this I’m collaborating with the lovely Rachel Dennis who is also a Neal’s Yard Consultant.  She will be sharing the blue bottle love with people and I will be offering Reflexology taster sessions on Sunday 19th only.

 

Do come along and support us  – try a treatment or a new product.  Surround yourself with Health & Wellbeing and let it into your life!

April Meditation Circle

Join me for a four week Meditation Circle starting on Wednesday 24th April 2019.

Have you heard how powerfully calming meditation can be?  Have your read about it online or in a magazine, or heard about it from friends and want to try it for yourself?  Or have you already joined one of our circles and wish to continue your practice in a group setting?

Come together to learn how to still the mind and find peace within.  Over the next four weeks we will go on to develop a meditation practice you can use going forward.  We will try various exercises and meditation practices so that you can find what suits you best, giving you a grounding for your own practice.

This programme will be a great way to continue your practice if you joined me for an earlier meditation Circle but will equally be suitable for those who have never practiced before.

We will sit in practice for about an hour followed by (optional) tea and cake afterwards.

Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.  You can book or ask any questions using this contact sheet: