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How many times do you check in with yourself a day? Once? Twice? Do you even know what it means to check in with yourself?

How is your stress level? Have you taken time to be still and assess your emotions, your body? Any aches? Any pains? Are you tense? Why is it important?

Lets talk about the mind-body connection. We have all heard stories of people who become sick, and decide they will not be sick, and guess what? They get better. We chalk it up to good luck, but what if your mind could tell your body to get well?

Reflexology & Neuropathy

Good Monday everyone!!! Today we are talking about a common ailment that plagues quite a few people in the general population, neuropathy. While some people may experience neuropathy intermittently due to poor circulation, many people experience it due to chronic disease such as diabetes, or a a side effect from chemotherapy. The most common symptoms of neuropathy are consistent hand and foot pain, numbness in the hands and feet, burning pain, sharp, jabbing pain, extreme sensitivity to touch, lack of coordination and muscle weakness or paralysis.

What the Reiki?

As much as we love reflexology over here, we love all forms hands-on healing just as much (almost). One of our favorites, that gets a little less love than some of the others is Reiki. 

So what is Reiki? It is a type of hand-on massage, often called "palm healing" in which a professional places their hands lightly ove the body of the patient to encourage the process of healing.

The word Reiki is derived from Japanese and Chinese words for spiritual and vital energy. We believe that your body, under the right circumstances, has a natural ability to heal itself.

Headaches and Migraines and Feet! Oh My!

Migraines and headaches can get the best of us. What seems to be a perfectly good day can take a turn for the worse the minute you start to feel that raw pain. And if we are being honest, we most likely don't have a concierge reflexologist at our fingertips to do the trick! Use the chart above the next time you are in a pinch and have got to get rid of that pesky headache. Massage each of the points by putting pressure on both the top and bottom of your foot (like a tiny finger clamp) for 5-10 seconds, alternating between each point! Happy days aHEAD (see what I did there?)

Drink Your Water (Without Essential Oils)

I hear it all the time. I think my ears are just tuned to pick up on people talking about essential oils, but I pick up on quite a few conversations of people talking about the wondrous liquids. What stops me dead in my tracks is when they talk about putting the oils in their water as flavoring.

Believe me, I know how good lemon water tastes and how boring plain tap water is, but I don't believe the drinkers of these homemade concoctions realize what they are really drinking. This? From a true EO lover you ask?

Not Safe for Baby

We talk a lot about the pros of essential oils over here. Their benefits are too many to count and if I had to choose one thing to be stuck on a desert island with, it would be my oils. Part of the power of the oils is the knowledge of when and how to use them. Too often I see oils for sale in the Vitamin Shoppe, surrounded by young women who want to see what all the hype is about. They are all the rage right now. And while, yes, they are AMAZING. They can also do terrible harm if not used properly.

Spoon Dropping Pain

So let's say you are cooking some delicious dinner, a stew of some sort, and as you pick up the spoon to stir, you realize you are unable to grip the spoon. As the spoon falls to the floor, pain shoots up your arm from your wrist. I know this sounds like a bad commercial, but it is a problem all too common for my patients. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

CTS has many causes including repetitive motions, commonly found in the workplace. (Think typing or stapling, yes, stapling). There are quite a few things you can do to help CTS, but since we are in the business of natural healing, let's talk about the pressure points that can relieve the pain from CTS.

New Year's Resolutions

As we quickly approach Christmas, our brains do a funny thing. They seem to skip over Christmas, and all the food and desserts we will be eating and head straight to the first day of the New Year when we will be devoted, whole-heatedly to the lofty goals and resolutions we set for ourselves. Do you know what the number one New Year's resolution is? Weight loss. Do you know what the number one reason people give up on their resolution? Results don't come fast enough. So how do we set ourselves up for success?

Gifts For Everyone on Your List!

Struggling to find the perfect gift for someone on your list? Don't forget we offer gift cards of any size! Gift the gift of relaxation this season!! 

Winter Doldrums

As we gear up for the winter season, we think about all the warm fuzzies of the season. Family dinners, Christmas tree decorating, sugar cookie eating, gift giving and family traditions, no matter how obscure. Very rarely do we think about how the winter weather can affect how much we enjoy the festivities of the season. 

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a mood disorder that shows up when people who have typically healthy mental patterns most of the year, but experience depressive symptoms in one of the seasons, particularly during the cold winter months.