It’s that time of year when we are bombarded with lots of information and advice about what we should or could be doing to improve our health and fitness.
How about taking a breath this year and resolving to take better care of yourself?
This will mean something different to each and everyone of you.
For those of you who want to give complementary therapies a try as a way to look after yourself, In Touch still offers home visits, pamper sessions for small groups of friends, as well as individual treatments at the recently opened Colinsburgh treatment room.
Putting aside a little time for yourself in this ways sends powerful messages to your brain and nervous system and helps give you the focus and energy to tackle the new goals of a new year. So why not ease yourself into 2018 and all it’s opportunties by booking an appointment with In Touch.
In Touch is marking National Stress Awareness Day this year by offering free taster treatments at Kingdom Housing Association.
As well as offering reflexology and indian head massage to reduce stress levels, Fiona will be providing leaflets, information and showing employees how to use hand reflexology techniques when they are feeling under pressure or stressed.
Taking a half hour out of your busy work day might feel indulgent but even a short period of relaxation can provide the benefits of increased energy and focus.
Fiona uses calming music, aromatherapy balms and oils to promote relaxation. A short break like this can revitalise, and slowing down can actually assist thought processes by creating time and space to think before tackling the next item on the to do list.
Reflexology and indian head massage use pressure and touch to calm and relax the parts of nervous system which are responsible for the stress response. These benefits continue after the treatment.
The impact of stress in the workplace can be far reaching with over 11 million working days lost to stress in 2015/2016 (AoR, 2017). Long term studies have indicated links between stress and chronic conditions such as anxiety, depression, heart disease and and musculoskeletal problems. In Denmark, studies have shown that offering workplace reflexology has reduced absenteeism and sick days as well as increasing wellbeing, motivation and satisfaction within the workplace.
Suddenly that half hour of time out doesn’t feel so indulgent after all, but a healthy and natural way to reduce your stress levels and improve your general health and wellbeing. As well as the studies and statistics, the last words go to Patricia from the NHS
Did you know it is World Reflexology Week this week? Come along to the Tayside Association of Reflexologists Event for a free treatment *
A group of us will be providing treatments all day for a *small donation to the children’s cancer charity, Clic Sargent. It’s a great way to have a 20 minute treatment and to find out a bit more about reflexology. To find out more about the event click on this link below
Had a reflexology treatment and was immediately so impressed that I booked a block of sessions for the coming year, my feet felt great afterwards and I found the session so relaxing and was able to chill for 30 mins.
Looking forward to the next one.