Top Tips for Cooling Down in a Heatwave - August, 2022
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.
The best kept secret on the North Norfolk coast - October 24, 2021
Absolutely loving the new addition to my treatment space. This spectacular sunset oil painting of the local beach has really moved me on so many levels. It’s the missing piece of the jigsaw. Rosie has really captured all that my clients are saying as they enter the treatment room. What a dream she has been to work with from start to finish. She has even painted one of my Reiki symbols on the back of the canvas that I have blessed - so nothing is too much trouble. An original, true, and personal piece of art. She is such an incredible, young, local artist. I cannot praise her enough.
The question is… do you look at the beautiful field view; watch the blue sky and fluffy clouds through the roof lantern; admire the stunning seascape, or simply lay back and fall asleep? The decision is yours! One of my client’s chooses to have one eye open admiring the view, and the other eye in sleep mode. So anything goes!
Check out Rosie Phillips Art online shop, website and Instagram account to see her award-winning artwork.
Let it go! - September 29, 2021
Holding on to past hurts can be debilitating and really hold you back. Emotions are high at the moment. Letting go can empower you and really help you move forward in life. Make it your intention to erase these feelings or thoughts from your memory. One way you can do this is simply write it in the sand and watch the waves wash it away.
Breathe new life into autumn - September 1, 2021
Open your mind and heart and let go of any negative thoughts and feelings. Choose to enter this new season of your life from a place of love and positivity.
Today is the first day of autumn and marks a period of magnificent transformation; a fresh focus with space to grow. Observing nature at its finest with stunning gold and amber hues helps us appreciate the beauty around us.
Let the energy of the Summer Solstice help you balance, release, and recharge - June 21, 2021
Feeling the vibe on the summer solstice. Wow what a surge of energy coming from my therapy room today. When two Reflexologists get together - anything can happen!
I have been waiting so long for this day... when I too could receive a treatment in my new therapy room - and it exceeded all expectations. To feel a little of how a client feels is what makes for a great experience, and all part of my reflective practice. To treat a fellow Reflexologist, and have an honest discussion is a valuable lesson as a practitioner.
If you ever get the opportunity to have a complementary therapy on the solstice day - go for it! The energy vibration feels heightened, and that goes for meditation too. What a wonderful treat indeed. We couldn’t have picked a better day.
Dear Mum - March 7, 2021
This post is dedicated to three dear friends who have recently lost their mum’s. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you who has lost the person you call mum.
This is such a beautiful blog post from Cruse Charity who do amazing things to support bereaved families. It’s simply headed: “15 ways to remember someone...” I hope it offers you some comfort:
When I think of March, daffodils spring to mind - March 1, 2021
Their aura of positivity awards them strength and resilience to survive any winter; and they radiate joy and happiness wherever they bloom. So it is no surprise that daffodils symbolise reawakening and optimism, and are my preferred choice to light up any window sill.
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.
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:
You can sweeten with a little honey if you prefer.
All tea ingredients were sourced online from Wilkinson's of Norwich. Supporting local businesses.
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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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:
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.”