I love giving reflexology to carers and parents at the NCT Coffee Connection. It's great to give them a little bit of much deserved "me time." Coffee Connection enables you to spend a couple of hours meeting other parents, playing with different toys and eating an amazing selection of cake! Reflexology is a wonderful tonic for parents... Continue Reading →
Reflexology is, “…entirely fantasy”
When I launched the BiG TOE I set up a Twitter feed and Facebook page alongside my website. Within a couple of days I was tweeted by a sceptic saying, “reflexology is ‘just’ a foot massage. There is no evidence at all for these claims. It’s entirely fantasy.” The sceptic went on to say I... Continue Reading →
The Oxford Dictionary definition of stress is: A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. These circumstances could vary from having too much to do, the death of a loved one, a sudden change, going into the unknown, an argument, financial worries or work. Just as we all... Continue Reading →
An Emotional Response
The power of the mind can have huge repercussions on how your body reacts to emotions. How you're feeling, what you're doing and how you’re reacting to certain situations can all have an effect on your health and overall wellbeing. In reflexology, certain areas of our hands, feet and face represent different parts of your body. For example, the... Continue Reading →
Is water good for you?
Water is the most natural thing we can drink to help our bodies stay healthy. Or is it? As with most things there are mixed messages that water may not be as good for us or that drinking 2 litres a day has no scientific evidence backing it up. Googling ‘Is water good for you?’... Continue Reading →
6 week challenge: To be a healthy weight by not dieting
As a reflexologist I know how important it is to eat well, drink lots of water and exercise correctly. However, I’ll be honest, I’m not a very imaginative cook and I’m a little bit lazy when it comes to working out. I regularly eat ready meals and although I walk outside every day, it's not a power walk... Continue Reading →
RSVP for Reflexology
The invite: The sun is shining, the evenings are getting longer and the season of weddings is upon us. Brides and Grooms are on a ride of happiness, excitement, elation and frenzy as their big day arrives. It’s an amazing time; love is in the air and romance is in full bloom. Planning such an... Continue Reading →
Every reflex helps: the pituitary gland
We all know the main parts of our body. But what about the smaller stuff working together to make you, you? Starting with the Pituitary Gland and its most famous resident Oxytocin. Oxytocin is also known as the hug hormone, cuddle chemical and moral molecule. The Pituitary Gland is the Master Gland of our Endocrine System. This... Continue Reading →
Who’s bump is it anyway?
Pregnancy is an intensely personal yet a weirdly public experience. Enquiring when you’re thinking about having a baby seems to be asked as soon as you start a serious relationship. Demanding to know why you’re not drinking and presuming its pregnancy related is apparently fine. Strangers touching your growing bump is allowed and wondering when... Continue Reading →
I hate my feet!
… is what most people tell me when they hear I'm a reflexologist. Actually most people also say, "how can you bare to touch them?" Our feet get a really hard time, much less so than our hands. Alongside the mystical, fortune-telling hand-readers, much less is heard about our soles being an open-line of communication to our souls. In reflexology, a... Continue Reading →