Coastal Reflexology Reiki & Reflexology
Bacton and Stalham

Blog . Heatwave

Top Tips for Keeping Cool in a Heatwave - August 12, 2020

1. Keep your feet cool - soak feet in cold water to help lower your temperature.

2. Apply a wet washcloth with cold water to any of these pulse points - neck, wrists, behind the knees, ankles and feet, or cool these areas in the shower.

3. Spritz skin with a face mist.

4. Fill a hot water bottle with cold water and pop in the freezer - it makes a great cool me down pack.

5. Stay hydrated - drink cool glasses of water throughout the day to help lower your temperature.

6. Limit caffeine - tea or coffee dehydrate you; instead replace with herbal tea such as peppermint tea.

7. Eat foods high in water content to stay hydrated - cucumber, watermelon, tomatoes, lettuce, blueberries, strawberries, oranges and apples.

Keep cool and stay safe everyone.

Paula x


Blog . Grateful

Gratitude - July 11, 2020

It is so easy to get weighed down with what is going on in the world. So from the start of lockdown I have been keeping a weekly gratitude diary. It has really helped me focus on what matters in life. I want to share with you my top 5 picks for this week:

1. Having mum staying with us for the first time in over 4 months.

2. Our amazing themed Irish evening.

3. Precious family time at Holkham beach.

4. A trip to Lincolnshire to see family, and the best fish and chips around.

5. The news I can finally return to work from next week!

Seeing it in print every week makes me feel so grateful for what I have. What are you grateful for?

Enjoy your weekend whatever you are doing.

Stay safe everyone.

Paula x


Blog . Chakra Umbrella

The Chakra Umbrellas - June 12, 2020

There is nothing like one of the chakra colours to brighten up your day. Colour is such a positive thing, and so important to lift our mood, keep us grounded, and protect us emotionally.

Notice how it makes you feel when you see a rainbow?

Colour is so significant during a Reiki session, and has such powerful healing qualities. The heart chakra for instance is associated with unconditional love and balance. If you are apart from loved ones, here’s a positive way you can connect with them emotionally: wear the colours green or pink next to the centre of your chest (sternum) to bring about positive energies.

Happy Friday everyone.

Paula x


Blog . Face Masks

COVID-19 Update - Face Coverings - June 9, 2020

How pretty are these cotton face coverings lovingly crafted by the talented Hannah from Lush Life LDN? There is even an insert for a washable filter. So comfortable to wear too. Thank you Hannah. Supporting local businesses.

Wearing face coverings is just one of the changes I am introducing to make my treatment room a COVID-19 secure workplace, and to keep everyone safe. Ensuring your future hands-on treatment experience is as enjoyable and relaxing as ever.

Stay safe everyone.

Paula x


Blog . Morpheus Tea

Sleep Like a Baby Tonight - June 4, 2020

My clients know how much I love the natural benefits of herbal tea, and usually find one to suit their palate and needs. Chamomile and lavender are my night time favourites for a good nights sleep, which you can buy from most supermarkets.

During lockdown my son has created his very own tea blend for relaxation and sleep that he’s called Morpheus. In Greek mythology Morpheus is the god of sleep and dreams, and it certainly lives up to its name.

If you want to create this blend at home here are the ingredients:

  • Lime Flower
  • Lemon Balm
  • Valerian (has an odd aroma)

    You can sweeten with a little honey if you prefer.

    All tea ingredients were sourced online from Wilkinson's of Norwich. Supporting local businesses.

    Stay safe everyone.

    Paula x


  • Blog . Coffee morning

    My First Ever Virtual Coffee Morning with the Association of Reflexologist - June 2, 2020

    What a great way to start the day.

    Thank you to Sue Hamlin for the stimulating discussion on Reflexology for Menopause. Tickets were sold out within 2 hours. So I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to attend and share experiences with other members. I cannot wait to get back to the treatment room and try out some new techniques on my wonderful clients.

    Thank you to the Association of Reflexologists for their ongoing advice and support, particularly during the new normal.

    Stay safe everyone.

    Paula x


    Blog . Dandelion

    There is Something Quite Beautiful About the Formation of a Dandelion - May 27, 2020

    So it’s no wonder as children we are drawn to them.

    Blowing the seeds of a dandelion similar to blowing out the light of a candle may help release things that no longer serve you. Try it and see.

    Stay safe everyone.

    Paula x

    "Life is a balance of holding on and letting go." -Rumi


    Blog . Tai Chi

    One of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing: Be Active - May 22, 2020

    There is something quite mesmerising about Tai Chi; with moves such as cloud hands, painting the rainbow and grasping a birds tail.

    I am only 3 months in to learning Tai Chi but loving the synchronised movements, and internal energy it gives. It’s great for muscle strength, flexibility and balance, and perfect exercise for mind, body and spirit. As my teacher, Cath would say, “Motion is lotion.”

    Learn more about Tai Chi Click here

    Try Tai Chi for Arthritis by Jennifer Cheung Click here

    Try Tai Chi for Diabetes by Jennifer Cheung Click here

    5 Ways to Wellbeing Click here

    Stay safe everyone.

    Paula x


    Blog . Reflexology clock

    It's Reflexology O'Clock - May 5, 2020

    My family are loving their regular Reflexology and Reiki sessions. I don’t think they have ever been so well looked after. Our home is definitely a Zen Zone.

    The clock was a present from my son that I am putting to good use in my treatment room.

    Stay safe. Stay positive. Stay strong.

    Paula x


    Blog . New treatment room view

    Things Have Been Busy Behind the Scenes - April 22, 2020

    I am excited to share that building work is underway on the new treatment room. The foundations have been approved so it’s full steam ahead.

    Just take in the view - it’s waiting for you.

    Stay safe. Stay positive. Stay strong. Paula x


    Blog . Laughter

    Laughter Is Infectious - Pass It On - April 13, 2020

    When you receive a surprise call from one of your clients wishing you a Happy Easter. My day just got a little better!

    It was so good to catch up and share a laugh or two. It made me realise just how much I’m missing the contact with my clients and how important laughter is for our health and well-being.

    Laughter is the best medicine Read more

    Stay safe. Stay positive. Stay strong.

    Paula x


    Blog . Egg basket

    Wishing You A Peaceful and Sunny Easter - April 12, 2020

    The kindness our neighbours have shown from checking in and asking if we’re well to leaving a box of eggs at our door has been lovely. I have delivered homegrown rhubarb and enjoyed many chats over the fence.

    Easter for me is about new beginnings, a second chance and hope.

    Stay safe. Stay positive. Stay strong.

    Paula x

    "The Great Gift
    Of Easter
    Is Hope"

    - Basil Hume


    Blog . Wellbeing: Connect

    One Of The 5 Ways To Wellbeing: Connect - April 11, 2020

    It's not the places or dates I miss - it's the people. Many of you who ask about my family will know how tough it is that my Mum is self-isolating over 120 miles away. I know how tough it is for you, and how much you are missing your family and friends. It almost feels like a sense of loss, but we are adjusting to change and keeping in touch in different ways. Thank goodness for Facetime!

    We may not be able to stay together this Easter, but the gifts and cards we exchanged in the post have been a real pick-me-up.

    Stay connected this Easter.

    Paula x


    Blog . Wellbeing:  notice

    One Of The 5 Ways To Wellbeing: Take Notice - April 8, 2020

    Up-close to this rare sight on my daily walk today. The anticipation as I moved closer, and the stillness and sheer beauty of the Comma butterfly was a wonderful gift. A reminder of the simple things that give us joy.

    To find out how mindfulness can help you, click on the links below:

    Click here
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    Stay positive. Stay strong. Stay safe.

    Paula x


    Keep Smiling Through - April 7, 2020

    If you are feeling low: step back and pause for a moment; remember the challenges you have overcome.

    Brighter days are around the corner.

    Until it’s safe to meet again. Take care and stay strong.

    Paula x

    “Keep smiling through
    Just like you always do
    'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away”

    We’ll Meet Again
    - Dame Vera Lynn


    Blog . Back Soon

    Back Soon - March 21, 2020

    It is with great sadness that I have cancelled all Reflexology and Reiki appointments in Bacton and Stalham, at least until government advice says it’s safe to continue. It has been a tough decision, though I'm sure you will understand the sentiment; we need to look after each other in these unprecedented times.

    So many of you have told me that you will miss your regular treatments, so it’s my intention to stay in touch and continue helping you in different ways. I am working on a plan to support you via a newsletter, my website and social media, offering you hints and tips for your health and well-being that you can do at home.

    I will be offering distant Reiki for general healing, and full Reiki treatments via Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime.

    A gift voucher is a promise of a treatment for you, and the perfect gift for any special occasion. All vouchers come with free delivery and a 12 month expiry date.

    Thank you to my wonderful clients for all your support and understanding during these challenging time. I will miss you and the hands-on treatments but I'm sure it won't be long before things get back to normal.

    Stay safe and positive, we will get through this and come out of it even stronger.

    Paula x

    “Can’t wait to get back to you my back really misses you"

    - Reflexology Client


    Blog . Tapping

    Anxiety And Stress: Can Tapping Help? - March 17, 2020

    If you are overwhelmed with anxiety and stress why not give EFT Tapping a go.

    Tapping is something we can do together in the comfort of our own home, and has supported many of my clients through some difficult times. Spend a few minutes each day letting go of any negative thoughts that pop into your head.

    Boost your natural immune system with Tapping - video by Nick Ortner Click here

    Wishing you calm, good health and positivity.

    Paula x


    Blog . Swans

    The Swans Reflexology Talk And Demo - March 4, 2020

    Thank you to Debi Haden for inviting me along to the Swans ladies group in Swanton Abbott to talk about Reflexology.

    Presenting in front of a group of people is never easy, but all the ladies were so welcoming. Thank you for the constant flow of questions, and for sharing some personal information with the group. You really are a lovely bunch!

    The hand reflexology demo was great fun, and we did enjoy sticking coloured dots on some of the reflex points. It’s a good way to get precision with reflexology.

    My willing volunteer for the foot reflexology demo is the envy of Swanton Abbott.

    One thing I did notice is how much we can learn in a social group; sharing ideas, laughs, stories and building on friendships. It’s good for your well-being!

    The final group question of the evening did raise a laugh. “When can I book in?” But joking aside, If you think of any more questions please do get in touch.

    Paula x


    Blog . Ear Reflexology

    An Introduction to Ear Reflexology - March 2, 2020

    Reflexology can be performed on your feet, hands, face or ears. Here are a few photos from the weekend meeting with the Association of Reflexologist members: An Introduction to Ear Reflexology. A fascinating insight in to how placing vaccaria seeds on certain pressure points on your ears can have positive benefits to your health and well-being.

    I have worn my ear seeds for two days now and have to say my lingering sinus symptoms have improved. I will explore more of the art of ear reflexology.

    Paula x


    Blog . Shower

    Shower Meditation - February 27, 2020

    Clients find that visualisation techniques really help during treatments. To support clients in between treatments I may ask them to visualise all their negative thoughts washing away.

    This is the shower meditation if you want to try it out during your daily routine:

    Paula x

    "Every time you take a shower, visualise
    washing away your stress and anxiety.
    Concentrate on the feel of the water upon
    your skin. Envision the power of the water
    washing away negative thoughts. Feel
    sadness, regret, anger, and depression
    washing right off of you. Let it all go down
    the drain. You'll start to feel much more
    lighter and much more clear.”


    Blog . Flying Wild

    Just Love Working With These Handmade Balms From Flying Wild - February 8, 2020

    Thank you Arno, my parcel arrived safely today.

    These are my personal favourites and smell divine. With so many benefits, it’s no wonder my clients love them too:

    Frankincense oil known as 'king of oils' gives a profound sense of peace and wellness. It is anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, disinfectant and is a powerful expectorant and diuretic. It has been shown to reduce inflammation in arthritis and rheumatoid-arthritis.

    Tea Tree oil can help alleviate many kinds of skin-inflammation including acne, psoriasis and eczema.

    Patchouli oil is profoundly grounding and balancing. This oil has strong anti-inflammatory, and soothing properties.

    The combination of Tea Tree and Patchouli creates a beautifully balanced fresh scent that raises the spirits.

    Have a great weekend everyone.

    Paula x


    Blog . Feet on plant

    January Has Been a Time of Reflection for Many of My Clients - February 1, 2020

    If you have not been in the best of health, or concerned about a loved one. Maybe rethinking your own lifestyle choices or looking at ways you can reduce the stress in your life. Perhaps you could be turning a corner or following a new path.

    One innate thing we all have in common is the ability to appreciate the little things in life.

    Here’s to a brighter February everyone!

    Paula x

    "Do What You Can
    With All You Have,
    Wherever You Are."

    - Theodore Roosevelt


    Blog . Reiki Space

    Reiki Has Added Another Dimension to My Treatments - January 17, 2020

    I am loving hearing about your Reiki experiences. Please keep them coming. Thank you for all the positive feedback in what has been a very interesting week.

    I am ending the week with a warm fuzzy feeling.

    Happy Friday everyone.

    Paula x

    That Reiki Feeling...

    “I feel like I’m floating around in space without a care in the world.”

    - Reiki Client




    Blog . Feeling Ruff Dog

    Are You Feeling Under the Weather? - January 8, 2020

    Some of the old cold remedies are the best. My Grandmother would swear by onion gruel at the first sign of a common cold. It sounds like something from Oliver Twist but onions are high in vitamin C. Read about the "9 Impressive Health Benefits of Onions" Click here

    Recipe from 'The Everyday Cookbook' if you want to give it a go Click here

    Today, I have my own go-to remedy of honey, lemon, peppermint, cinnamon, thyme and Echinacea, some of which have been around for generations.

    Whatever remedy works for you - stay warm and cosy. Hope you feel better soon.

    Paula x


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