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Reflexology & Due Dates

‘Reflexology and going over your due date’ – It can make you go from happy endorphin flowing birthing mother, to ‘panicky cortisol filled tighten uterus mum’. ‘Baby is not going to come on time’ and a date for the sweep is booked in as if it were a regular coffee morning with friends. The thought […]

Hot Stone Reflexology

Nafisa Therapy is excited to be offering a similar treatment “hot & cold reflex to the feet” to her practice in the winter months. It will be a course offered by the Seed Institute.  Here’s a little preview of one style of hot stone reflexology.  Courtesy of the Association of Reflexologists (AOR).  

Benefits of Pre & Post Natal Massage

As a massage therapist I work with pregnant mums from early pregnancy to postnatal. Whether pregnant for the very first time or having children already, all mums could benefits from some form of therapeutic massage. It’s an amazing journey having a baby. A new mum has to undergo many postural changes, but particularly in the […]

Massage for Gardeners

The sun is finally here, spring has arrived; time to spend ‘hours’ in the garden. It’s a race against the clock, the rain may arrive again tomorrow and the grass needs mowing, the trees and plants need cutting back. Your back is protesting but your green fingers say GO! Its possible that you may use […]

Pain In The Neck

When something is a “Pain in the neck” you’re usually describing a bad situation. For some the phrase can be taken literally.  With only seven vertebrate and 26 muscles supporting the weight of a human head, the neck is vulnerable, yet tolerates huge movements. The pain can come from so many daily tasks, like carrying […]

Chakra Energy, Aura, Colour & Reflexology

I have always found chakra balancing, colour healing, energy fields and auras amazing subjects.   In 2000 on a cold winters morning I sat waiting for my bus on my way to work at the Reflexology shop in Bayswater and a women looked at me and said’ “I can see you have a silver aura”.   Well […]

Acupressure Massage and RSI

Since I became a massage therapist and undertook special training in Acupressure Massage. I went off to work in many big corporate buildings all around London. I offered 15-minute express (clothed) massages using a specially designed chair.   Wow! I was astonished the difference such a short pressure point treatment could make to the body tension […]

Massage and the Immune System

Christmas is coming, a joy for some and stress for another, I prefer to keep my Zen and shelter myself away from the commercial rush. Keeping up my exercise routine, eating well, venturing outdoors (ha ha I am hoping). If you experience high levels of stress you may tend to get sick more than others. […]

Acupressure & Reflexology Points to Help fight Cold and Flu’s

  Having a few clients now coming in with headaches, stuffy noses, but leaving somewhat happier and feeling soothed from their ailments. Acupressure and reflexology is proving to be effective in keeping the symptoms of cold and flu at bay. Its that time of year! Once a cold sets in it slowly weakening the body’s […]

Labour Pregnancy Acupressure Points

Is this you? Swollen ankles puffed up like oranges, feeling like there are shooting pains running up your back, you cant bend down to put your socks on anymore.   40 weeks and your baby is so comfy and wont budge. (Due dates are, of course, just estimates and it’s common for most mums to go […]