Kath’s Online Relaxation

Kath from  Relax Kids, www.facebook.com/rkbasingstoke, asked me to join her online relaxation course recently and of course I JUMPED at the chance. Being someone who likes to fill her time (see how I refrained from using the word “busy”) a short relaxation course is exactly what I needed!

Kath sets up a secret group on Facebook that is open for a month (the duration of the course) and every day she posted a relaxation session first thing in the morning.

During the week the sessions are no more than 5 minutes long, which is great for busy “people who like to fill their time” people like me!

On the weekend Kath had some longer relaxation sessions which range from 30 minutes to 45 minutes.

You can also do the sessions as many times you like for the duration of the course.

You don’t have to do the activities on the same day, you can save them all up and do them in one day. I wouldn’t recommend this though as I got the most benefit from doing each session the day it was posted.

This is the beauty of the course, you can choose when YOU want to do the relaxation techniques. Most people say that you are supposed to do meditation in the morning but this isn’t always practical with busy family life. But with this course you can choose the best time for you.

I loved the breathing techniques, the visualisation, meditation and the focused sessions. I’m still using both the breathing techniques and visualisation now, three weeks later, even though I haven’t got access to the online course anymore! They are that simple that you don’t need to be prompted to remember.

Even if you are a guru at relaxation, sometimes it’s nice to have someone else remind you to stop and take a moment.

The course is only £10 and for that you get a daily relaxation session for a month.

I loved it so much that I’m paying to join the course next month. Definitely the best £10 I will have spent in a long time!!!

You can find more details at the following link: www.bookwhen.com/rkbasingstoke

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Tranquility Tree

Louise has kindly let me write a guest post this week to introduce you all my to my business, Tranquility Tree (www.tranquilitytree.co.uk).

My name is Karen Dyer and I am a fully qualified (VTCT Level 3 Diploma) and insured reflexologist.  As well as offering traditional hand and foot reflexology for health and well-being, I also offer facial reflexology and maternity reflexology (see more on these below).  I am also studying to be an aromatherapist and can use essential oil blends as part of your reflexology treatment and also make up blends for you to take home.

What is reflexology?

Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary therapy based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower legs, hands and face correspond with different organs and parts of the body.  Reflexologists believe that applying gentle pressure to these areas brings about a deep state of relaxation and helps improve well-being.

Reflexology can:

  • help you to relax,
  • improve your mood,
  • aid sleep,
  • help to relieve tension,
  • alleviate stress,
  • and improve your overall sense of well-being.

You may notice other aspects improve too but this happens on a very individual basis.

Specialist treatments

  • Facial reflexology for relaxation / stress relief. This is a deeply relaxing treatment which is perfect for those who don’t like having their feet touched or who want to leave with a radiant glow (after a course of treatments you may even notice an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles).
  • Maternity reflexology. Pregnancy is a very special time but it can be very physically and emotionally demanding.  Reflexology can be a great support during this time and recent studies have shown that reflexology during pregnancy can reduce pain during labour, reduce the length of the first stage of labour and improve the quality of sleep in post-natal women (references below).

For more information please visit my website.  I offer daytime and evening appointments as well as a limited number of weekend appointments.  Please feel free to contact me for a confidential chat.

This Friday (15th August 2014) is National Relaxation Day and so I am running a special 20% off promotion this week – please see my post on www.facebook.com/TranquilityTree for details.

tranquilitytree.co.uk

Tel: 01256 783572

Email: karen@tranquilitytree.co.uk

References

  • Valiani M et al (2010). Reviewing the effect of Reflexology on pain and outcomes of labour of primiparous women. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research, 15 (Dec), p302-310
  • Li C-Y et al (2011). Randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of using foot reflexology to improve quality of sleep amongst post partum women.  Midwifery, 27, p181-186.

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Top Tip 18: Massages at home

Having someone come to your house to give you a massage is soooo luxurious.

As a result, I do it as often as I can get away with! Lol.

There are several mobile beauticians in the area who will come to your house to give you a massage.

Marta from Massage for Mums does mine and she’s excellent, plus a lovely lady.

I love that I can have my massage and go straight to bed without having to worry about driving home.

There are also a few ladies who specialise in pregnancy massage.

You can find more details HERE and HERE.

If you need a bit of indulging, possibly because it’s the middle of the school holidays, this is highly recommended!

Also check out my Top Tip about Epsom Salts.

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