Let’s put it simply- 3 reasons why you should try Reflexology
You’ve never thought of going for a reflexology treatment, in fact you’re not sure why you would have one or what to expect……
Here are 3 reasons you might like to try a session……
For pure relaxation and stress relief:
Do you find that you are busy at home, busy at work and generally don’t have time to stop properly and relax? You may feel fine now but prolonged periods of stress can end up affecting your health and wellbeing. A reflexology session would give you an hour’s worth of relaxation and quiet time all to yourself, enabling your mind and body to take a breather, phew! Clients find the treatment itself deeply relaxing, some fall asleep and many report a feeling of deep relaxation and a sense of calmness that lasts after the session.
You feel out of sorts and not quite right somehow:
You’re not ill but you just don’t feel right somehow and you can’t put your finger on what is wrong. A reflexologist will gently massage all the reflex points on both of your feet, which will help stimulate the blood flow, boost circulation and eliminate toxins and
waste. One treatment or a course of treatments can be enough to rectify what was not feeling quite right and help prevent a more serious health concern.
You have a specific health issue you want some help with:
You have a specific health problem that you want improved or resolved. You may have already tried other therapies, or you may be under the care of your Doctor but so far you haven’t found an improvement to the problem or know more could be done to help. By stimulating the specific reflexes and focusing on your particular problem a reflexologist maybe able to help alleviate your condition. By undertaking a full health & lifestyle consultation a practitioner really focuses their treatment on your specific needs, aiming to improve your condition as quickly as possible.
So, whether you are in need of some you time, feel out of sorts or have a specific health problem reflexology maybe a therapy for you to try.
To find out more or book your place please go to www.oastosteopathy.co.uk/reflexology
A Passion for Pilates
Most people who know me, will know that once I start talking about Pilates, I find it hard to stop. When I am asked “how can it benefit me?” – the list is endless and the beauty is that actually, I believe Pilates can be tailored to suit your needs and goals whatever your situation. Whether you are a fitness fanatic, pregnant, a new mum or even suffering with chronic pain, it is very likely that Pilates can work for you and help you become a stronger, more balanced individual.
So for all the patients I see week in and out for Sports Massage, I am also thinking “you know what will help you..Pilates!” And I think I can confidently say that those who have taken me up on this new experience have been better for it.
I love seeing the joy and happiness of a patient who can now touch their toes since joining a class, or simply just watching a patient walk out the room taller because they have become more aware of their posture. I am currently working 1:1 with a lady who has suffered nearly her whole life with chronic back pain – even after our first session she was amazed how much better she could move and weeks on she is almost going a whole week without pain!
When I first tried Pilates, I was in a large class in a leisure centre where it all happened quite fast and I wasn’t sure what I was doing – or if I was doing it correctly. I tried Pilates again when starting work at The Oast, in a small group where I was taught how to properly find and engage my core and started to realise what it was all about. I could feel muscles working I hadn’t noticed before!
I soon realised that Pilates was a skill I not only wanted to master, but to be able to teach and pass on to others. Pilates has benefited me by keeping me
aware of good posture, especially when I am doing Sports Massage. I have also been able to work out my own muscle weaknesses and use Pilates to re-balance and re-engage muscles to work more efficiently. This has helped me to keep a good technique when working in the gym and when pursuing my recent triathlon events!
feel very lucky to have found a passion that I get to perform not just as leisure but as my job too. So this blog is not to tell you to do Pilates, but to encourage you to find your passion, what makes you get excited and want to get out of bed in the morning – and involve it in your life everyday