Who can benefit from reflexology?

Reflexology is suitable for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. After you have completed a course of reflexology treatment for a specific condition, many people find it beneficial to continue with regular treatments in order to maintain health and well-being.

While many people use reflexology as a way of relaxing the mind and body and counteracting stress, at the same time many doctors, consultants and other health care professionals recognise reflexology as a well established, respected and effective therapy.

With ever increasing levels of stress, it is important people take more responsibility for their own health care needs. Reflexology helps us to cope on a physical, mental and emotional level thereby encouraging us to heal and maintain health in all areas of our lives.

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Functions of the Respiratory System

Functions of the respiratory system include gaseous exchange, olfaction and sound production.

The primary function of the respiratory system is the intake of oxygen and the elimination of carbon dioxide. The organs play an important part in the life of every cell in your body and without them there  would be no oxygen for energy. Without oxygen the cells cannot produce energy and will die. Every cell in the body need energy, the form of ATP adenosine trisphosphate and cells need a constant supply. A by-product of cell metabolism is carbon dioxide. If CD accumulatews in cells it can poison the cells so it has to be removed.

The respiratory and cardiovascular systems  work closely together  to ensure there is a continuous supply of oxygen and the continuous removal of carbon dioxide. The respiratory system takes the oxygen from the air and eliminates carbon dioxide and the cardio vascular system transports these two gases between the respiratory system and the body’s cells.

Gaseous exchange: The exchange of gases is called respiration and takes place between the atmosphere, the blood and the cells. There are different phases as follows:

1. Pulmonary ventilation: Air is inspired (breathed) into the lungs and expired (breathed out) of the lungs.

2. External respiration (pulmonary respiration): This is were the blood gains oxygen and loses carbon dioxide. There is gaseous exchange between the lungs and the blood.

3. Internal respiration (tissue respiration): This is where the blood loses the oxygen and gains carbon dioxide. There is gaseous exchange between the blood and the tissue cells.

Cellular Respiration:

Respiration within the body cell: Oxygen and Glucose pass into the cell, Carbon Dioxide, and water pass out; this takes place in a complex series of reactions, which provides energy to power the cell. During this cellular respiration, glucose is converted to carbon dioxide and water. It’s also known as oxidation) is a metabolic reaction that takes place within a cell. It uses glucose and oxygen and then produces energy in the form of ATP. as we know a by-product of cellular respiration is carbon dioxide.

The Production of Sound:

Sound is produced by vibrating air particles. As we breathe in air passes through the larynx (voice box) where the vocal chords (specialised membranes) vibrate and the muscles of the pharynx, tongue, face and lips convert into words. The pharnyx, mouth, paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity also act as resonating chambers for words.

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Affirmations to clear old menu items:

Affirmations to clear old menu items:

Success is not wierd, it’s just a few simple disciplines practiced every day.

I choose to believe that it is easy to clear old menu items I no longer want.

I am willing to open my arms and claim the wonderful life I deserve.

Any resource I need for my emotional and spiritual healing comes to me quickly and easily, whether it is a book, tape, or practitioner.

I have clear insights that assist me in releasing the past.

I do beleive that I deserve a fun and exciting life.

I greet the morning with joy and enthusiasm.

I begin my new life in this moment.

I love myself.

My positive shifts help everyone.

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Affirmations for Prosperity

 Affirmations for Abundance

Pick a couple of these affirmations and use them daily if you choose to:

I am a money magnet !

Unexpected income is always coming my way.

Every day my relationship with money becomes healthier.

My income is constantly increasing as my expenses stay proportionately the same or less!

All my needs are met by the Universal abundance of Spirit.

I always have enough money to pay my bills ahead of time.

I choose to embrace thoughts of abundance that nurture and support me.

I am confident that I earn a wonderful living doing work and service that is important to me.

I welcome an abundance of joy, love, and money into my life.

I believe that money is my friend and I deserve to receive it in abundance.

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Affirmations for Relationships

Choose a couple of these affirmations and say them with feeling  if you choose;

I approve of myself

I love and accept all parts of myself.

Loving myself heals my life.

I express my feelings openly and easily.

I forgive myself and others totally.

I am willing to accept love. I deserve love.

I am aware of past patterns that no longer serve me and release them easily.

I listen closely and open my heart when interacting with others.

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The love I extend returns to me multiplied.

I enjoy wonderful associations with positive, uplifting people.

I love and appreciate the members of my family.

My relationships are filled with joy, fun and love.

 

Affirmations for Health

Pick a couple of these affirmations and use them daily if you choose to:

Every cell in my body is alive with health and energy.

My body is strong and healthy.

Every system in my body functions exactly as it was intended to.

I easily choose to nurture my body with healthy foods.

I move and exercise my body in ways that feel good.

My immune system is strong and healthy.

I breathe deeply, bringing energy to all my cells.

My body is flexible.

My body has a remarkable capacity for healing.

Every resource I need for healing comes to me.

I am so grateful for the beautiful way the trillions of cells in my body work together!

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Swollen Ankle Scenario

If a client has a swollen ankle, then interstitial fluid is one of the fluids that could be causing the swelling (the others are-lymph (oedema), blood (haematoma), and synovial fluid (arthritis). We would adapt the treatment in the case of strain, injury, arthritis or a recent fracture by carefully working the ankle area and using cross reflexes.

The main functions of the lymph nodes are:

To filter lymph

To destroy foreign matter contained in the lymph fluid and to trap microorganisms.

Lymphatic vessels drain into the lymph nodes bringing invaders in for destruction. The locations of the main collections of Lymph nodes are in the neck, armpits, groin, under the jaw, in the abdomen, and behind the knees, These become inflamed during an infection-this means they are doing their job. The tonsils and adenoids produce antibodies against ingested or inhaled organisms, and Peyers patched (clusters of lymoh tissue found in the lower part of the small intestine) protect the digestive tract, Even tears, produced by the lacrimal glands, contain a protective enzyme!

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The Cardiovascular System

The Aorta carries oxygenated blood away from the heart to the rest of the body. Pulmonary arteries carry de-oxygenated blood from the heart to the lung.

The Superior Vnea Cava brings de-oxygenated blood back from the body to the heart. They serve the head, neck arms and upper trunk/chest. The Inferior Vena Cava serves the legs, pelvis and lower trunk.

Capillaries are very fine blood vessels with thin walls to allow substances to pass into and out of the blood. These extremely thin walls allow oxygen and nutrients to pass easily from the blood into the tissues and carbon dioxide and other waste products to pass in the opposite direction. The capillaries deliver deoxygenated blood into the venules.

On its journey frommthe heart to the tissues, blood is forced along the arteries at high pressure from the left  ventricle-a powerful pump. On its return journey through the veins and back to the heart the blood is at low pressure and is kept moving by the muscles in the arms and legs compressing the walls of the veins, and by the valaves in the veins preventing the blood from flowing backwards.

Bllod is the sticky red fluid that circulates in our veins, arteries and capillaries. An average-sized human has about five litres of blood. At rest, roughly this amount is pumped each minute by the heart via the arteries to the lungs and all other tissues, and then returned to the heart in the veins, in a continuous circuit. During exercise the heart may pump blood at a rate of 30 litres or more a minute. Almost half the volume of blood consists of blood cells; these include red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leucocytes) and platelets (Thrombocytes.) The remainder of the blood volume is a watery, straw-colouredfluid called plasma, which contains dissolved proteins, sugars, fats, salts and minerals.Keep calm and try some reflexology

 

A Creed to Live By

Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself to others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.

Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.

Don’t let life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.

Don’t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn to be brave.

Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it is impossible to receive love is to give love. The fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don’t dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope; to be without hope is to be without purpose.

Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been, but also where you are going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savoured each step of the way.Keep calm and try some reflexology

 

Vertical Reflexology Techniques

Vertical Reflexology Technique (VRT) for the hands and feet was discovered and developed in the mid 1990′s at The St Monica Trust in Bristol which is one of the largest residential care home complexes in the UK, VRT, also known as Vertical Reflexology, describes a method where the dorsal reflexes on the hands and feet are briefly worked when they are ‘weight-bearing’. This is obviously not so relaxing for the practitioner or client, but is compensated by the fact that VRT is applied in this position for a maximum of five minutes only.
The body also becomes much more receptive to healing when the reflexes are under pressure. VRT enhances and complements classical reflexology and should ideally be incorporated into full length conventional reflexology treatments for a few minutes at the beginning and/or end of a reflexology session. However, it has proved to be a brief but powerful tool in its own right for “First Aid” and shorter theraputic applications when a longer treatment is not possible.