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Fight Flu and Colds with Essential Oils
Preparing for Winter
Thanks for Your Comments!
"Spring Cleaning" the Body
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Rejuvenating Your Feet with Reflexology
"Spring Cleaning" the Body
Happy New Year BLOG!
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Reflexology and Breast Cancer


A Healthier You in 2012
Appreciation and Thanks!
Foot Reflexology
Reflexology & Calluses
Reflexology for Stress
Reflexology Study
Tips for New Years Resolutions
To Your Health


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Effie's Wellness Blog

Fight Flu and Colds with Essential Oils

Hello Friends! 

Thanks for all your feedback and words of encouragement that I have been receiving on a regular basis.  I appreciate you taking the time to join the conversation.

Hope you had a great Summer and did all the fun activities the law allowed outdoors.  Fall is on its way out and most of us know what that means...Snow! Flurries!...so get ready to bundle up!

As we prepare once again for the Winter Season,  some of us are planning to "abandon" home and run off to some warmer climates (good for you), but for those of us who just have to "sick it out".

Preparing for Winter

Hi there!  
I hope you enjoyed the short season of Fall even as you reminisced the summer months which seemed to have taken quick flight.  Fall for me is a lovely time of year that brings us the splendor of color,  but it certainly went by too quickly.  I feel like I did not get enough of the oranges, browns, yellows to prepare me for the colder months ahead.  Yes, Winter has definitely arrived too soon.  Anyways, I hope you are taking steps to boost your Immune System, to combat the flu and colds expected at this time of year.

Thanks for Your Comments!

Thanks to all who posted your comments of appreciation of the "Spring Cleaning" article. I have to admit that I'm having some challenges writing on a more regular basis, as life sure gets in the way sometimes. But it's all good so I'm not complaining, just explaining to those of you who indicated you wanted more. I am working on a series, so please check back soon for more informative articles. Thanks for visiting!

"Spring Cleaning" the Body

If you are hopeful and you anticipate that Spring Season will be upon us in the next few weeks, then have you thought of ways to  "spring" your body into the season! 
Yes!  I'm talking about  "spring cleaning" the body.  I know...I know... so many products/recommendations for taking care of the stomach and colon. In case you are wondering why is a cleanse necessary. 
Well let me ask: " have you been constipated lately or for that matter do you know if you are constipated sometimes or all the time?

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Write your post here. Thanks for all your comments.  More tips coming soon!

Reflexology and Breast Cancer

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Researchers at Michigan State University are finding that many women who are receiving chemotherapy while in the late stages of breast cancer are turning to a complementary therapy known as reflexology to help them cope.
In a pilot study, researchers from MSU’s College of Nursing tested three different complementary therapies – reflexology, guided imagery and reminiscence therapy, in which women recall times in their lives when they’ve met and overcome challenges. Of those three, reflexology proved to be the most effective.

Adrenal Glands and Reflexology

The Adrenal Glands
The Adrenal Glands(Adrenals) which are found above the kidneys, play a major role in  overseeing all hormone functioning .  Each has an inner medulla (10%-20% of Gland) surrounded by an outer cortex (80%-90% of Gland),  both of which secrete several different hormones which  play acentral role in maintaining the body's energy levels.
Aldosterone maintain proper fluid levels in kidney cellsby regulating amounts of cellular sodium and potassium, Cortisol promote protein breakdown, regulate insulin and glycogen synthesis and help produceProstaglandin, DHEA, and Pregnenolone, Adrenaline and Noradrenaline  (Catecholamines) affect heart rate, blood vessels, gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, lungs, bladder, skin, fat cells, liver, pancreas and eyes.

Rejuvenating Your Feet with Reflexology

Tired of those winter boots already!
Get some relief for your feet with a soothing, relaxing Reflexology Treatment. During a Reflexology session, the feet are stretched and stimulated with movement techniques that relax, renew, and rejuvenate the feet. These techniques help to reset the foot's muscular tension, and improve relaxation and circulation. The movements take the form of exercises which encourage the range of movement and enhance flexibility. 

During a Reflexology session  your Professional Reflexologist will work the entire feet (Toes, the ball of the feet, the lower arch of the feet, the top and side of the feet).

Reflexology and Calluses

Calluses are a common foot problem experience by millions of people around the world. This conditions is developed from thickening of the skin. Calluses look and feel like hardened skin, usually with a yellowish tone, and often there is a swelling underneath the area of the tough skin. They are found anywhere on the foot due to continuous friction or uneven  pressure, which is often associated with improper footwear.
It is recommended that Calluses are removed by a qualified foot specialist, such a  Podiatrist.

Tips for New Year's Resolutions

Keeping those New Year Resolutions can be quite challenging so here are some things which have worked for me in the past.  Please join me by sharing your own experiences, so that we can help each other along the way.
1. Setting Goals is the first step in attempting resolutions. Being passionate about your goal is a motivation for success. So let your goal beone that will get you out of your comfort zone but will not be too stressful for you.

Happy New Year BLOG!

Here'sWishing You All A Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!
One of my New Year Resolutions is be begin blogging, so here's what you can expect on my Blog. 
Happy New Year Blog
I hope to start a dialogue about ways in which we can manage everyday Stresses in life and identify how Reflexology can help us in the process. Also I will share on Reflexology Research from around the world and how Reflexology can enhance our quality of Life.
So, as the New Year begins lets all be excited about taking steps to improving our level of fitness and wellness and maximizing our health potential.