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Resources – relaxation exercise

Relax – and Enjoy It! – Dr Robert Sharpe This is a relaxation programme which was first recommended to me nearly 20 years ago, and is one I still occasionally use myself and have suggested to several friends and clients … Continue reading

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Resources – further reading if you’re interested

There are an awful lot of books available on the topics of holistic therapies, chakras, subtle energy and the like and it’s really difficult to find out which are any good without developing a very expensive book habit like mine.  … Continue reading

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The origins of aromatherapy

Since aromatherapy is a relatively modern term, its history must be seen as linked with the use of aromatic and medicinal plants throughout time.  Plants and people have evolved together on the planet and since prehistory people have been utilising … Continue reading

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The benefits of massage

Massage is sometimes called “therapeutic touch” and stems from the most natural instinctive impulse to touch or stroke ourselves or another to reassure, calm, signal attention and caring and seek to relieve pain or suffering. Touch between people is a … Continue reading

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Ha ha ha hee hee hee

On Saturday I finally got to do something I’ve been wanting to try for a while – Laughter Yoga.  Called yoga by its founder, Dr Madan Kataria, because it utilises breathing exercises similar to those used in mainstream yoga, and … Continue reading

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Raising funds for a sensory play scheme in Chester

On Saturday evening a group of Chester ladies enjoyed a pamper evening hosted by Karen White, chair of the new Hoole Alexander Rotary Club.  The aim of the evening was to have fun, enjoy some health and beauty treatments and … Continue reading

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Prana – energy therapy through yoga

On my website you may have come across the use of the word “energy” in a few places. Reflexologists often talk about “balancing the energy” of the body, “energy flow”, “low energy” or “blocked energy”. Often what is meant by … Continue reading

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A Talk at Sychdyn WI

The ladies of Sychdyn WI near Chester kindly invited me to give a talk about reflexology last week.  It’s always a bit nerve-wracking standing in front of quite a lot of people and trying to engage them – even when it’s … Continue reading

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Teaching Hand Reflexology in School

I recently spent a day teaching hand reflexology to classes of years 7 to 9 at a school in Chester, as part of a group of local Gaia School trained reflexologists delivering part of a health and wellbeing program.  As I … Continue reading

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How does reflexology work?

There are several different schools of thought as to why reflexology works. Frustratingly, it is not easy to design experiments or studies which test these theories and so understanding proceeds slowly. It is perhaps helpful to look at the treatment … Continue reading

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