With the nights drawing in and the weather changing it is a good time to think of helping boost our immune system. Taking time out to reduce the impact of stress the body is under can help and reflexology is an ideal way to do this. There are other things we can do also as we all know, such as eating well etc. How about trying this immune booster too. Helping to boost the immune system from the inside out with the use of ginger and lemon.
Ginger Shot Recipe
An interesting presentation at 'The Therapists' Network Annual Conference - Holistic Therapy Works' by Kate Munden, on how we process stress. It seems that trauma release exercises (TRE), that allow the body to 'shake' can be an effective way to aid recovery in those with post traumatic stress or have experienced stressful situations. TRE allows a way for the body to release the stress hormones produced at times of high stress, with shaking being found as a way to discharge the trauma effects.
Kate showed how we all have natural oscillation, and this can be felt by trying to stand completely still with your feet together. Something I wasn't aware off! Here is an interesting article that was in the press recently regarding shaking.
I am a mum of 2 young boys and prior to becoming a reflexologist I worked within health and education. I am a former Midwife and have also worked in adult education and schools with children with additional needs. As a Midwife, I became frustrated with hospital policies, time limits and staffing, all of which prevented me from being able to give the quality of care and time that I wished to give to families at this precious time in their lives. Working with children and adults in a variety of roles, has helped develop my knowledge and skills in working with people from all walks of life.